A bullet from an an AR-15 doesn’t care if you’re the first born or the last, and the only blood that can be painted over the doors are those of the victims. Protecting no one from this plague. Guns are the number one tool used in the killing of children in America and as of this post there was another mass shooting, here in America. … Continue reading Guns America’s Plague
One of the “36 Strategies of the Chinese,” is ‘Creating Something Out of Nothing, ‘ essentially this strategy advocates a false front, not to deceive completely but for the moment at hand. The belief being in this strategy, that if one can conceal the truth for the moment one could “save face,” in the long run. For the past six months China has not seemed … Continue reading Creating Something Out of Nothing: China, America, and The 36 Strategies.
(welcome to metaphysical Monday, from Bus Stop Judo) There is this wonderful story in the Upanishads about Svetaketu, a boy who was sent off to study and learn the sacred wisdom of the Vedas. Now just for context “Veda” means knowledge and “Upanishads,” translates loosely to, ‘sitting close with devotion.’ So Svetaketu at about the age of twelve was sent of to learn the sacred … Continue reading Be The Taste of Light
If this is your first time here with us Welcome to Bus Stop Judo. Every Friday we post an original from the header above. This Friday we have a poem by Tabala Jali Thomas, a poem for those on the brink of metamorphosis. We hope you enjoy. Spectacle The drought dry days of regret are over Alas water has returned to the Hamlet The dam … Continue reading Friday Flow: Poetry, Prose, and Haiku
Now I want to be very clear I do not recommend that anyone face depression or anxiety alone. SEEK HELP, nor am I suggesting that what has helped me recently will help anyone else. I just want to share my experience while it is still fresh. I may have written this before but it is worth repeating, I grew up with a mother who was … Continue reading One Can Not See the Horizon if One is Always Looking Down
(If this is your first time visiting us or if you have been here before this is a new feature we’d like to call Metaphysical Monday. Every Monday we will break down a Koan, a parable, a quote, etc. That leans to and towards self development and confidence, basically we believe in giving what we need. So here we go.) This Koan for me would … Continue reading “Grandfather dies, Father Dies, Son Dies, – This is Good Fortune
Dear Pisces by this time next year you will be in a state of equilibrium, however there will be some challenges, changes, and choices that you will have to address, adapt, and attend too. The first thing you should do is to make sure that you prepare yourself for all of the above mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. For the majority of you Pisces, all will … Continue reading Pisces, Your Year Ahead (2023-2024)
One could argue that it’s easy to be asleep in America, that one could sleep walk through America’s cities and never see homelessness, that you can watch a sports channel all day and never know that children are dying in places of war. And by sleep do I mean ignore, absolutely. Willful ignorance is a form of “sleep” a form of denial to the realities … Continue reading Ron DeSantis isn’t as much Anti-Woke as he is Pro-Sleep
(written on the anniversary of The Russian Ukrainian War February 24th, 2023) by Tabala Jali Thomas War is the preponderance of the absurd & The justification for insanity War calluses the soul & animates the spirit with apathy War convinces us that any level of hatred is acceptable & that indifference should be the first thing fed to our children so they will have the … Continue reading War, From the Window of a Poet
I recently experienced two things on the same day, one I was told my Blog seemed angry and two that I should make my Blog about other people. Basically I was being told that no one wants to hear about your fears and anger they want you to comfort them from theirs. Well Dear Reader here is my attempt. As far as I have discerned … Continue reading Fear and Anger in a Dark Age And How I Will Survive It.