Posts in category

Issue – 6


LOST IN THE COSMOS – Drowning in shallow relationships

Read More

Making Space for Humility

Read More

The Search for Pleasure – A Universal Quest

Read More

I’m driftin’, driftin’ Like a ship out on the sea You know I’ve got nobody In the whole world to care for me If my baby would only take me back again Yes, I know I’m a good for nothin’ But at least I’d have one friend Listen to me, honey I gave you all …

0 5

I’m on my knees on the floor of a temple in Guayaquil, on the tropical coast of Ecuador. It’s well past midnight, and the other residents of the temple sleep fitfully in the heat. The temple windows lost their panes years ago and through them dust from the street and latenight salsa music from the …

0 14

The urge to locate and secure pleasure underpins everything we do. Whether grossly sensual, emotional, or intellectual, every activity is inspired by the conscious or subconscious hope for pleasure. Sometimes our desires are exhibited crudely, and sometimes they emerge under the guise of polished sophistication. In any case, I aim to explore this essential subject …

0 6

The sun was beginning to rise, bright and clear, into the cloudless sky, as we loaded our cases into the car that morning; it was a perfect day for a road trip. My husband and I were excited to be driving from Auckland to Wellington on that spring day. Spending eight or nine hours in …

0 12

I had just crossed the lights on Queen Street when I saw him from the corner of my eye. Having seen him umpteen times before, I instinctively knew what he was going to do. Shivers ran up my spine. Although I have seen him do the same thing numerous times, I still experience the same …

0 2

“In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes” wrote Benjamin Franklin in a letter dated 1789. Death is defined as the end of the life of a person or organism. But while it is inevitable, is death actually the end or is there more to us than a random …

0 11

When I spotted a bumper sticker stating in bold green letters: “Well… at least the war on the environment is going well,” I found myself not knowing whether to laugh or cry. This clever use of facetiousness reminds us to reflect on the growing risks of today’s economy-centric world. There is money to be made, …

0 4