Dogs Are People, Too

From TheNewYorkTimes-SundayReview: FOR the past two years, my colleagues and I have been training dogs to go in an M.R.I. scanner — completely awake and unrestrained. Our goal has been to determine how dogs’ brains work and, even more important, what they think of us humans. Multimedia Video: How Dogs Love Us (YouTube) Now, after […]

Mister Big Child.

No, at the risk of annoying you, I shall never relent in my praise of Marlo Morgan’s book: Mutant Message Down Under. Among the many Aboriginal customs she describes there, is one where people change their names, whenever they themselves feel that they have learned an important life lesson, which therefore makes them better human […]

An Indian legend.

From Precious World. An Indian legend says: When a human dies, there is a bridge, they must cross to enter into heaven. At the head of the bridge waits every animal that human encountered during their lifetime. … The animals, based on what they know of this person, decide, which humans may cross the bridge…. […]

A Love-Light.

I’d like to be a quantum man, a human being squared, an entity of so-much-more-then, an element of sorts. I’d consort with sprites and faeries and I’d travel on the winds. Water-whispers ‘d hold no secrets from yours truly in spirit form. I’d listen to a seed grow and scratch a mountain’s itch. Transporting to […]

Empathy, a Blessing and a Curse.

Empathy: a Blessing and a Curse. Empathy: the ability to understand and share the feelings of another. While it may be beneficial to have the ability to put yourself in someone else’s shoes, it can be invasive if it comes on a willy-nilly basis. Learning to properly deal with these invasive onslaughts is a must, […]


I was slumped on my sister’s sofa one day and happy thoughts were the furthest thing from my mind. I thought that a visit there might possibly lift my spirits a bit and it would make a change from going to the pub and getting plastered. It was one of those periods in my life, […]

Shout Out Your Love.

Have you ever felt that you were in fact an alien, not a member of the human race? I have, for decades. When I was but a little boy, I used to think: why are people being cruel to each other? I was sure, even then, that it wasn´t suppused to be that way! I took […]