Category Archives: Honor

The Facile Dance – A Poem

Tiny minds the magic see; Ne’er hunger, rage or misery; It matters little whence they hail; From city strong or jungle vale. Bouncy castles tethered fast; Piñatas filled and gifts amassed; Or bottle cap rolled through the sand; Pulled gently … Continue reading

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There Once Was a Dream That Was Rome…

“There was once a dream that was Rome, you could only whisper it. Anything more than a whisper and it would vanish.” Marcus Aurelius, ‘The Gladiator’. Republics are funny things. They are resilient; not brittle or sclerotic like we are … Continue reading

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Balance, Sovereignty and Trump’s #UNGA

“Be sure when you step, step with care and great tact. And remember that life’s a great balancing act.” Dr. Seuss Balance, hard choices – opportunity costs as the economists call them; managing scarcity in a world of want. Life … Continue reading

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On Africa and Inequality

I live in Africa. For those who read my ramblings frequently, this will not come as a surprise. Africa, the hardest of places – sadness, despair, misery. A darkness that is not a comment on the brightness of the sun … Continue reading

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On Monuments

A few months ago an Islamist terrorist was found guilty by the International Criminal Court in The Hague of having destroyed Timbuktu’s cultural heritage in his acts of vandalism against Sufi shrines; burial places of the great men after whom … Continue reading

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Our Republic of Second Chances

This morning I met an old gang banger in the play area at the mall. Teeth capped, tattoos decorating his neck, plaid shirt buttoned at the top over low pants and a scar down his arm that looked like it … Continue reading

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Leopoldo Lopez Is Home – For Now, That’s Enough

Venezuela’s most renowned political prisoner is home. Not free; not yet. But home; that will do for now. For him – to eat food mixed with love by his wife instead of excrement by his hostage takers; to talk on … Continue reading

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