Showing posts from March, 2017

The Way Things Are

There's a "Elephant in the Room" each and every single time two or more individuals engage in a written or oral exchange. They tip-toe around the problem most of the time, only to have it rear it's ugly head at some point in the debate, usually with all the finesse of a rampaging long-horned steer in a porcelain shop in downtown Tokyo. It's overlying tone is never mentioned in peaceful terms, as to even speak of the issue creates enough drama to completely obliterate any hope of a friendly debate. While it sets the entire tone for each and every debate, most individuals ignore it out of ignorance, because most people don't even know what the problem is to begin with.

What is this mysterious issue that hangs over each conversation like a perpetual dark cloud?


"Now, wait a minute...", I hear you mumble as you frown at the computer screen, "How in the name of all that's Holy could REALITY be a problem? After all, that's what every…

Lizard Lamentations

Iguana. (/ɪˈɡwɑːnə/, Spanish: [iˈɣwana]) is a genus of lizards native to tropical areas of Mexico, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean. Two species are included in the genus Iguana: the green iguana, which is widespread throughout its range and a popular pet, and the Lesser Antillean iguana, which is native to the Lesser Antilles and endangered due to habitat destruction. The word "iguana" is derived from the original Taino name for the species, iwana.

There’s a certain stigma surrounding those individuals that choose to own an iguana, especially in Canada. While the majority of pet owners choose animals such as cats and dogs due to their ability to be fairly acclimatized and able to survive the conditions that Canada has to offer in the way of the changing seasons, there are those few brave individuals who prefer a more exotic pet like reptiles and other creatures not native to Canada. From snakes, birds, fish, reptiles, and even exotic breeds of cats and dogs…

To whom it may concern

From the desk of Z. Carlson London, ON Canada March 1st, 2017

RE: Formal apology for past transgressions

To whom it may concern;
I’m sorry, but I have the potential to be an asshole. Just like everyone else I have co-dependency issues, more specifically; I have a major issue with a lack of control.
I know that control is an illusion, and the only real control anyone ever has is the control of their own words and actions. Like most people I forget the fact that I cannot control anyone else, let alone the world around me or even the household in which I live. I’m not alone in this line of reasoning, as most people on the planet think the exact same way. This pseudo-reality of control exists because of a two-step process created by the ideology that we are masters of our domain, as well as, the lies that we all tell each other in an effort to ignore the raw truth as to how brutal and unpredictable our lives actually are. We create an illusion of strength in the face of sheer helplessness, …