3 Key Takeaways from Daniel Hibbert’s Book ‘Thunder Cloud’ “Like a thunder cloud, reward can be dark and menacing but it is also good fun, endlessly fascinating and bright sunshine is never too far behind.” – Daniel Hibbert, Thunder Cloud Through his book, Thunder Cloud, UK business consultant Daniel Hibbert writes about his work in […]
“I have always felt like I was two wrong turns away from complete destruction. We all are, and we’re fooling ourselves if we think we’re not.” – Jami Attenberg This piece of raw honesty from Jami Attenberg speaks volumes about our shared human condition. The quote comes from her memoir, “I Came All This Way […]
“For when too large a proportion of the populace is supporting itself by the indirections of trade and business and commerce and art and the million schemes of men in cities, then the complexity of society is likely to become so great as to destroy its equilibrium, and it will always be out of balance […]
My quest to find reading material that resonates with me has become akin to a personal pilgrimage. The active reading journey demands introspection, a discerning eye, and an open heart. You must be ready to embrace the myriad forms of wisdom that the world has to offer. Most importantly, you must learn to recognize universal […]
Answering E.B. White’s Call for a World United in Universal Love and Understanding We live in an era characterized by unprecedented connectivity and yet, paradoxically, also burgeoning divisiveness. This is why, for me, E.B. White’s call in his essay ‘Intimations’ to find individuals “big enough to love the whole planet” reverberates with a profound urgency. […]
Our world often seems to be racing against the ticking clock. So for many, the notion of having too much free time might appear as a distant, almost utopian concept. Yet, as John Koenig astutely observes in his book “Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows,” an abundance of free time can sometimes morph into a kind of […]
Our possessions are more than mere objects — they reflect our personal aesthetics, values, and identities.
Let’s uncover the power of cultural influences on language, imagery, and perspectives in writings. How do we learn to surpass these limitations? Edward Said, the renowned author of “Orientalism,” profoundly underscored that learned and imaginative writings are never truly free. They are tightly bound by distinct boundaries that dictate the imagery employed, the assumptions made, […]
Star Trek is a pioneering wagon train to the stars that has evolved into an expansive, diverse, and ever-expanding cosmos of adventure and exploration.
When I first launched my website The Phoenix Desertsong, it was intended to become a compendium of curious essays and reflections. It’s actually become much more than that, a launching pad for anything I feel is worthy of putting out into the world. But, when I learned of Substack through watching a YouTube video featuring […]