Addicted to Dickens….and Dickinson

Addiction- a strong inclination to indulge in something repeatedly. I’ve shaken a few addictions. Cigarette smoking from the age of 15 to 33. Playing blackjack in London’s west end casinos in my late teens. Scoffing boxes of chocolate. My worst chocolate experience was at a friends Christmas party where I spent the afternoon consuming aContinue reading “Addicted to Dickens….and Dickinson”

Do we have the capacity to prevent war

Today the real test of power is not the capacity to make war but the capacity to prevent it. Wars are fought on two fronts. Macro wars which involve governments and power brokers and micro wars which involve you and me. We have limited ability, other than our voice and democratic vote, to frustrate powerContinue reading “Do we have the capacity to prevent war”