Boundaries, cultural appropriation, expectation and suffering.

In modern society, we say that people cannot make us feel a particular way, that it is just our perspective that creates that emotional experience. And this is said all in good faith, as a refusal to take ownership of our feelings is a denial of our own power. By giving others words power over … Continue reading Boundaries, cultural appropriation, expectation and suffering.

Forgive like you wish to be forgiven.

What does it mean to forgive? Not in a flippant, half-hearted lip-service way, but to really forgive. Those who trespass against us, even the bible said we must forgive them, and yet it is difficult. We perceive situations of transgression, error, fault and betrayal as being consciously orchestrated against little old us, as if it … Continue reading Forgive like you wish to be forgiven.

Autism, Abstraction, Context, Racism, Marginalisation, George Floyd and Riots.

Growing up, I was a troubled child; delivered diagnosis' of High-Functioning Autism, and ADHD, at age 7. I saw the world in black-and-white binary. Things either were, or they were-not. This is a peculiar way to interact with the world, as the world, as people, as reality struggles to conform to these binaries. I came … Continue reading Autism, Abstraction, Context, Racism, Marginalisation, George Floyd and Riots.

Why slavery is not only humane but good for the economy.

“Sold” shouts the auctioneer. As I look my Wife in the eyes, tears running down her face. I’m being taken away, unlikely to see her again. Who am I? I am a commodity, an item, an object. I was born into slavery, just like my father and his father before him; slavery is all I … Continue reading Why slavery is not only humane but good for the economy.