A road less travelled ~ The Old Mine Road

   On a cool weekday earlier in May this year, having driven for miles to synchronise existential thoughts to musical rhythm, alongside a fine tapestry of sounds created by Erik Satie, Herbert Pixner, Evgeny Grinko, Estas Tonne and others, I found myself meandering along chords that lend themselves to such peripatetic philosophical  pursuits. I finally arrived…

The order of the spiral

Equiangularity in nature ~ Rethinking a philosophy in life    Time has certainly moved on from a place of incipient chaos and uncertainty to one of order and hope, although this wouldn’t appear to be the case with current events seemingly spiraling out of control. This schema of perception itself serves nothing except to create…

Locating spirit in community through sewing a straight line ======

 The situation since January 2020 concerning Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) was very dismal, especially for health workers that were in the midst of treating people infected with the novel corona virus (nCoV) or SARS-CoV-2.    When the United States experienced an N 95 respirator crisis earlier this year, it was quite painful to see the…

A walk with Ali Farka Touré, the farmer who communed with spirits

As I walked out of a mental quagmire of assimilated media assertions, booming statistics, opinions and analyses of the dire situation the world faces, I realised I missed my grandmother’s 4th death anniversary in April. My brother spent a good five minutes in a welcome, but  guilt inducing conversation that he most definitely revelled in,…