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On Not Shedding a Tear on Mar 7 2011

by Ewen Shearer | ˜

What in the human condition blinds you to stumbling weakened neighbors fading beneath your overladen dinner table? Here we stand, a species stubbornly enigmatic, gluttony unattenuated in paucity’s face. And what passes for deep self-honesty on this glittering blue-green globe would earn derision in the cosmos’ ...

On Sheep Being Overboard on Sep 28 2010

by Ewen Shearer | ˜

Sheep, when bunking with seafarers, are frequently overboard (often by choice, to escape rather unsavory reasons we shan’t consider here). So, yes, sheep can swim. While “sheep overboard” is a curious seafaring circumstance, it is also a metaphor for our times. We the sheep, the simple folk, are ...

Kipps ~ The Parable of Our Times on Aug 15 2009

by Ewen Shearer | ˜

Arriving at the industrial revolution, the barely-adult child was, in the name of simple survival, virtually given to a commercial baron as a slave. At best benevolent, at worst greedily malevolent, the business person literally owned, in all but spirit, his charge. Times were tough, always have been, ...