Someone Else’s Problem

We all love that feeling we get from putting out a bag of rubbish, or handing it over to someone else to get rid of, don’t we? Or how about taking our dirty washing over to the launderette and handing it over for a service wash? What about when we stay in hotels and leave [...]

Escape the Fishbowl

Round and round the little fish went Consider how life is for the goldfish. The environment he lives in is fairly small and constrained, and yet, it’s all he knows. The goldfish is unable to experience what lies beyond his bowl. He knows there’s something else out there; a distorted world of strange shapes and [...]

Calming the Enemy Within

We know the expression: Your own worst enemy . . . worst still, there is a truth behind it The extent to which we’re our own worst enemies isn’t yet fully realised. How we then look to blame someone or some other external factor is also something we look to ignore. It is in fact [...]

Running in a New Tooth — The Freedman College

I have a new tooth! Hurrah! It feels beautiful. I like running my tongue over it. It feels so smooth. The old one was rough and decayed with two fillings, one had collapsed, and the other felt sharp and protruding. Now though, I have a beautiful new one. I munch with it; I chew; I [...]

Holding Pattern

The birds circled overhead, their holding pattern, a mirror of his current state of mind. Round and round went his thoughts. This wasn’t troubling him; it created no stress. He had, after all, been thinking about human drama. Ironically, what manifested from these circular thoughts, was this strange, yet calming, holding pattern. As his mind [...]