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What Is Prophecy?

Prophecy’s basket of wares is examined for wear and tear. Signature pieces are unfurled, instantly framed to coordinate time and place, and shoppers, more than a little curious clutch their purse – it could be a blessing, it could be a curse- ask as if reciting a verse, “When shall this thing be?” Is it the purview of Prophecy to […]

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Is The PNP Suffering From Myopia?

If a fix is suggested for the PNP, the assumption is that one understands the problem that needs to be corrected, at least papered over so that the party can squeak by as the winner in a soon-to-be-called election. There then is the rub. The problem, whatever the problem is, requires not so much an inconvenient solution as a necessary […]

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Advising On Jail Break

Burdened with legacy injustices and specific instances of miscarriages of justice-that others don’t seem to suffer a friend wrongly convicted of a heinous crime contemplates a prison break turns to you for advice. If as happened before innocence is jailed to appease fear or install it, to subdue rage or provoke it, or is randomly selected to be the face […]

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Drop Catches

We often explain failures by the impediments put in our way. If that erudite splash of wisdom and knowledge update leaves you educated as to why you are still in a dark hole, that piss ain’t no rain. It is foolishness. The essence of where we are or have been is not to lament obstacles but rather to become intuitive […]

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The Gospel Of “Us Against Them”

The gospel of “Us Against them” in which our enemies become our footstools- with God’s help- is an intriguing mindset. It begs the question, “Who would you be without your enemies?” Have you noticed that “The hotter the battle the sweeter the victory” is our default and preferred battle cry? Sigh! Talk about answered prayers as we spill blood and […]

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The What Of A Thing

The recent articles opine on reality while pointing to the nature of reality as revealed by the patterns inherently embedded in its manifestations. ‘The what’ of a thing is important.  The why of it is more subtle, nuanced, and fundamental to more of the same, or enabling a turnaround. Shouting “Fire!” in a theater is reckless at best or mischief […]

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The Risk Of Failure

One can define failure in such a way that it puts you in conflict with yourself. That, like in anything in which you persist to get comfortable being in conflict with yourself, is dangerous. It’s akin to a frog getting comfortable or being OK in “warm” waters. Many of us use a definition-not unrelated to our upbringing- where failure is […]

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Culture’s Absurdity

To no one’s surprise, the police to whom two complaints were made, one by a woman needing medical attention, that she was assaulted by a lawmaker, and by the lawmaker alleging an unprovoked attack by a woman, the case has been closed for lack of corroborating witnesses and the uncooperative combatants who cannot be compelled to aid the police investigation […]

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What’s Up With That?

The driver waived the “Pay as you enter” protocol for the passengers, opting instead to seat everyone quickly and send around the fare plate. This is a common courtesy and occurrence in many places though it may have been discontinued in our neck of the woods.  “Why?” The fare plate and the implied honor system on which it is premised, […]

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Jack And Jill

The predictable tragedy of Jack and Jill could have been avoided, we think. A narrow path it has always been, but slippery not so much. Indeed, before they fell, everything was going swell. Is it unreasonable to ponder if the drought has made us anxious or more secure in our one-of-a-kind hilltop water supply? Should we attend to the path […]