The Five Ws

I get a lot of questions about this blog these days so it seems wise to cover some of the basics. In journalistic terms we call 'the who, what, when, where, and why,' the five Ws.

What goes down must come up

A death. A hideous diagnosis. A terrible injury. These and other blows from life’s hammer are devastating in the extreme. And many times we look at the human wreckage left in the wake of such experiences and we begin to believe that sometimes there are blows from which we simply cannot recover.


I have no more time for interminable meetings where internal statutes, rules, procedures and regulations are discussed, knowing that nothing will be achieved.
I have no more time to support absurd people who, despite their chronological age, have not grown up. My time is too short: I want the essence, my soul is in a hurry. I no longer have a lot of sweets in the package.

The Loss/Kiss Ratio

Some call it wisdom. But is it really just trying to game a system that is inherently random? First off, a big thanks to my new friend Malika, for inspiring this post! Throughout life, without even thinking about it we are crunching the loss/kiss ratio and applying it to every element of our lives. We … Continue reading The Loss/Kiss Ratio

Mogamma 2.0

Egypt's, "The Mogamma," seems to have opened a branch office in Vicchio. The Mogamma is an infamous building in Cairo which houses 30,000 civil servants representing just about every sector of the government. It is famed within the country as the nexus of catastrophically burdensome bureaucracy. It is often said that many poor citizens have … Continue reading Mogamma 2.0