Individual > Sum of the Parts

I think in the grand scheme of things, people are just afraid to find themselves without the help of someone else. That goes beyond religion, or sexual orientation, or what society encourages us to do. The ability for humans to stray from the pack and act as an individual is a proponent of the culture […]

Ukraine Deserves Better

I am Ukrainian (by adoption, not birth; still counts) and so are my parents and their parents before them. I live in one of the largest Ukrainian communities in the United States, so the current rioting and protesting taking place is magnified to greater proportions. Business Insider posted these magnificent photos of the copious amounts […]

The Lion And The Cadillac

Fear? I know not fear. There are only moments of confusion. Some of them are deeply stamped on my memory and a few will haunt me forever.   One of my ugliest and most confused moments, I think, was when I was driving a junk Cadillac down the Coast Highway to Big Sur and a […]

A Misguided Soul

[Written circa 2005] “Why, I wish that strife would vanish away from among gods and mortals, / and gall, which makes a man grow angry for all his great mind, / that gall of anger that swarms like smoke inside of a man’s heart / and becomes a thing sweeter to him by far than […]