Thursday, July 14, 2005

Whispers of the Call

The Call

Carry the ways of the wise on your shoulders;
bear the burdens of your ancestors and
Deliver the exiles to their homes.

Create a new nation of wanderers
whose spark of the divine will light the path to eternity

Suppress the seeds of discord in your heart and
kill the desire of lust in your loins for those things
which are taboo

Instill the waves of harmony and love within you.
Cultivate the flow of truthful face so that shadows
of lies do not befall your countenance.

Go to the mountain. Do not let the mountain come to you.
Sit in its verdant valley of greens and yellows; let the
sparkling spring of summer soothe you.
Learn from its inhabitants then go out and share the wisdom.

Keep the secrets of the divine in your heart until the world
is ready to receive them. Only then, can you come home.

For when you can, for the days are long and weary.
In the ineffable name.
So mote it be.


Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Here I am

Portions of self
Contained replica, snatches of reality
Where did I go?
Who was I?
Lore of self a mask of people
Re-define my space
Upload my memory
Download my life
In a beamless bottle
Lightless, breathless

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

My Dignity

My dignity.
My dignity is personal.

It doesn’t belong to you.
It belongs to me.

You have no right to injure
No right to condemn
No right to trample
No right to sneer

For the show of disrespect,
I will spit you out of my mouth
I will shun you in public
You are air to me.

What message shall I send
To make you understand that
I will not put up with your bullshit?.
That I will not cater to your insecurities?

My will is strong. My hatred runs deep.
Are you ready to reap the whirlwind?
Prepare yourself, for where I take you,
No one will stand beside you.

I take back the hand I held out in friendship.
I take back the compassion I gave.
I take back the understanding, when no one else did.
I take back the love.

When the hour of need is strong,
Do not look for me, for I will not be there for you.
You no longer exist in my life.
So mote it be.

Friday, June 10, 2005

slaves in body and spirits of the past

Just As I am

Just as I am
Is all the world will ever need of me
No long speeches
Dramatic gestures
Or hyperbolic ways

What you see is what you get
Nothing more; nothing less
My ways are transparent
My life, simple and sweet

Look for the tiniest grain of sand,
I am there.

Think the loftiest dreams of thought,
I am there.

Find the scum of the earth,
I am there.

For every song sung,
Every celebration of life,
Every tear of loss,
I linger there.

Do not betray my trust,
Do not betray my respect,
Do not betray my friendship,
Do not betray my love;
For in so doing, I will be destroyed.

In the cold of winter,
the heat of summer,
the cool of spring,
My presence will whisper to you
And you shall remember me,
Even when I am only a distant memory.

Thursday, June 02, 2005

Mark Felt revealed as "Deep Throat"

"Deep Throat" revealed after 30 years of secrecy

The identity of "Deep Throat" has finally been revealed. Perhaps, one day, all speculation and controversy of the assasination of President John F. Kennedy will be revealed as well.

WASHINGTON -- Solving a mystery that lasted more three decades, a former top FBI official admitted that he was "Deep Throat," the secret source who helped expose the Watergate scandal. Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward confirmed Tuesday that W. Mark Felt, the FBI's No. 2 official in the early 1970s, was the mysterious figure who fed him tips about corruption in President Richard Nixon's White House. Full story, Detroit Free Press.

Sunday, May 29, 2005

Does Viagra Cause Blindness?

Millions of men take impotence drugs like Viagra. Now reports that 43 of them have developed a not-too-rare form of blindness have health officials examining if the drugs might play any role.

There`s no evidence yet that the drugs increase risk. Indeed, the same types of illnesses that lead to impotence are linked to this type of vision loss.

Still, "we take this seriously," said Food and Drug Administration spokeswoman Susan Cruzan, as the agency disclosed Friday that it was talking with the makers of Viagra, Cialis and Levitra about what the labels of those drugs should say about the reports. Cialis` maker recently, and voluntarily, added a one-line mention to its label.

At issue is sudden vision loss when blood flow to the optic nerve is blocked, a condition called NAION or non-arteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy. Seven such instances were reported in a March case review by two University of Minnesota ophthalmologists. The report by Dr. Howard Pomeranz and Dr. Abdhish Bhavsar was one of the first warnings of a possible link, informs Twin Cities.

In a statement, Pfizer said that a review of 103 clinical trials with Viagra involving 13,000 patients found no reports of the sudden blindness, known as non-arteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (NAION). "There is no evidence showing that NAION occurred more frequently in men taking Viagra than men of similar age and health who did not take Viagra," the statement said. Full story at PRAVDA.

Friday, May 27, 2005

to capture the world in a thought

Political correctness shortchanges intellect

How did it come to be that "political correctness" has become the social force of collegiate institutions? Rather than directing young men and women to be original thinkers, colleges and universities are sucking creative intuition from their minds and replacing it with "thinking that would bring accolades from the status quo."

There was a time when our college campuses were infused with creative thinkers. Young people spoke out against the social norms and blazed their own trails of social reform. What happened? Where is the fluent words of passionate discourse that moves a nation to change?

Today, the young intellectual is hesitant to express his or her views in writing or through dialogue for fear of rejection and ridicule. Furthermore, to do so would be misconstrued as a political stance against one thing or another. This is evident in collective think-tanks around the world. Many intellectuals of the day have traded in their professorship at some university to join this highly selective group that caters to government's dealings with foreign and domestic policies. And of course, these organizations are categorized as either liberal or conservative. The danger here is that intellectuals must adjust their basic beliefs to coincide with the ones who are buttering their bread. Yes, even genius can be bought.

As mankind moves forward in science and technology, is his individuality regressing back towards the dark ages? Will mankind experience another Renaissance? One would hope so.

May the passion of discovery and new ideas be the guiding light for those who repose at the feet of long-ago philosophers whose intense creative ideas shaped the thinking of today. Depose political correctness and force yourself to think creatively, answerable to no one or group other than your genius self!