Re-dreaming the World

We talk about ways of making the world safer for our youth. There are some young people who have made the world safer for us. How did they do this? Let’s follow them down the Garden Path and find out.

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The Obstacle Blessing

Our Made-to-Order Apocalypse These days the human race is getting a pretty good run for its money. The Covid19 pandemic has flooded the world...

Dial M for Meaning

Hello dear friends! Just tuning in after a year of migration to assure you that I’m still here and doing well, and I hope...

Rembrandt Rooster Remembers

Not long ago in Sri Lanka there was a Rooster named Rembrandt who jumped the species fence and started to paint. Rembrandt was an...

Moonshot 2020

The climate science weatherman predicts a fraught future for our progeny these days. It’ll be fair to frightening with terrifying intervals folks, as we...

Van Winkle’s Wink

It’ll pass in a wink, Rip. So, open your eyes wide and suck it up, every blossom, every bloom, every breath. Spring is here,...

Did he do it?

It doesn’t last long, this little life of ours. Time and the world pass in dance, or is it a trance, and it doesn’t...

What’s it all about Toby?

Please allow me introduce Esperanza. Here she is at the window when the train pulls into Maho  Junction en route from Colombo to Batticaloa. My...

The Leap of Faith

Welcome, dear friends. We’re now a few days into the lunar New Year celebrated by the Chinese as Year of the Fire Monkey! I...

Moguls of Mud Mountain

The mother of the Butterfly Garden in Batticaloa, Sri Lanka, was the Spiral Garden in Toronto, Canada, may mother and child both rest in peace....

Damned by the Rainbow

In 1875 when he was just twenty-one years old, the French poet Arthur Rimbaud, exhausted his muse, tossed his pens and hit the road....