Category Archives: Pandemic

THE DAKRKEST HOUR, JUST BEFORE THE DOWN, MEMENTO MORI.

“It is always darkest just before the Day dawneth.” -Thomas Fuller After all I figure we are blessed to be living at  an extraordinary time, maybe every moment it’s precious, because it’s the only  we got, no next heartbeat has … Continue reading

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WHEN TOO MUCH TURMOIL PREVAIL OUTSIDE, LOOK FOR PEACE WITHIN, GO INTO COLD MOUNTAIN.

If the wheel of fortune is fickle by nature?  The chances of your turn to be loved by it, May arrive at some point. The title of my last post was: A year to forget, and move on, what follows? … Continue reading

Posted in A World in Crisis, Buddhism, Buddhist Monk, China, Consciousness, Crisis, Crisis of Values, Current Affairs, Democracy, Dystopia, Inner Journey, Inspiration, Pandemic, Solitude, Suffering, Uncategorized, Values, World View | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 32 Comments

A YEAR TO FORGET, AND MOVE ON, WHAT FOLLOWS? WE WILL SEE.

A global pandemic, an overactive hurricane season, nationwide protests over racial injustice and a contentious presidential election have dominated the news this year. No wonder Time magazine has dubbed 2020 “The Worst Year Ever.” Maybe the bright side of 2020, … Continue reading

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FORESIGHT, AND PLANING FOR THE FUTURE, RATHER THAN WAIT AND SEE WHAT MAY HAPPEN, A TIME FOR HEART.

EVERYTHING WE ARE GOING THROUGH WAS PREDICTABLE. We have eyes to see, so we can navigate safely, you see an obstacle in your path when walking, well you avoid it. We have ears to hear, and alert us to whatever … Continue reading

Posted in A Brave New World, A World in Crisis, American Hubris, Attitude, Consciousness, Crisis, Crisis of Values, Critical Thinking, Current Affairs, Democracy, Dystopia, History Has Consecuences, Justice, Moral Virtue, Pandemic, Politics, Responsibility, Right Attitude, Suffering, Things To Come, Uncategorized, Values, Virtue | Tagged | 45 Comments

2020 ANNO HORRIBILIS=HORRIBLE YEAR, SO FAR.

To be Human is to be Frail, Transitory, and Perishable, it’s our lot, so Live the best you can, and do the most Good you are able to. That our current year 2020 has being so far, a trying year … Continue reading

Posted in A World in Crisis, Crisis, Crisis of Values, Current Affairs, Disillusion with Capitalism, Ecological Crisis, Epictetus, Human Nature, Impermanence, Justice, Malthusian Future, Pandemic, Uncategorized, Urban Decay, Violence | Tagged , , , , , , | 40 Comments

THE THINGS TO COME, SOONER THAN WE EXPECTED, THE FRUIT OF UNBRIDLED PLUTOCRACY, AN OUTDATED MODEL, ON A FINITE WORLD.

Michelle Goldberg, in the NYT podcast, “The argument,” said something that put the first five months of this year into stark perspective. She said that 2020 started off like 1974 (an impeachment crisis), quickly became 1918 (a pandemic), turned into … Continue reading

Posted in A World in Crisis, Backlash Of History, Consciousness, Corruption, Crisis, Crisis of Values, Criticism, Doomsday, Dystopia, Ecological Crisis, Economy, Environment, Future, Globalization, Government and Free Markets, Greed and Impunity, History Has Consecuences, Justice, Life Liberty and the pursuit of happines, Malthusian Future, New Values, Obsolete Government, Oligarchy, Pandemic, Plutocracy, Responsibility, Social Criticism, The Empire Crumbling, Things To Come, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 62 Comments

THE AGE OF RESPONSIBILITY, OR PAYBACK, IT’S HERE.

“There are not many persons who know what wonders are opened to them in the stories and visions of their youth; for when as children we learn and dream, we think but half-formed thoughts, and when as men we try … Continue reading

Posted in A World in Crisis, Climate Change, Consciousness, Coronavirus, Crisis, Critical Thinking, Disillusion with Capitalism, Doomsday, Dystopia, Ecology, Economy, Extinction of Species, Ignorance, Inspiration, Malthusian Future, Mother Earth, New Values, Pandemic, Responsibility, The Rights of Nature, Things To Come, Uncategorized, Urban Decay | Tagged , , , , , , | 73 Comments

LOVE, AND SOLITUDE IN THE TIME OF CORONAVIRUS

The more things change, the more they stay the same. According to the dictionary this proverb means: “Turbulent changes do not affect reality on a deeper level other than to cement the status quo.” Well, I do not know if … Continue reading

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