12/4/14 The Truth about Emus

I am a real fan of the truth, when I can find it. I write about it a lot. It is as elusive as one of the free-range emus we have here in Kemper County, Mississippi. Earlier in this sleepless night I wrote about Seneca, the Roman Stoic philosopher and some his contemporaries and colleagues.…

12/4/14 Drumbeats in the Distance

I can hear them. Thump! Bumba-Bumba! Thump Thump! Bumba-Bumba! A-rap-a-rap-a-rap! Bumba! Thump! [repeat and increase in tempo] Hearing the drums is one thing, but the increasing tempo is mesmerizing, even paralyzing. I hear it ringing in my ears, my pulse matching the increase of the tempo. Last May, I got the message back from the…

6/29/14 Going My Way?

If a man knows not what harbor he seeks, any wind is the right wind. Lucius Annaeus Seneca He is simply known to us as Seneca. Born in Roman Spain around 4BC and forced by Emperor Nero to commit suicide in 65AD. He was a great Roman Stoic philosopher. His influence is still with us.…