Wine or Vinegar? by Douglas Colston

[tabby title="Poem"] The earliest of the Gospel texts -Mark -states definitively that wine (οἶνον),mixed with myrrh (ἐσμυρνισμένον),was permitted or offered (ἐδίδουν) ...in ancient times,by the way,myrrh had many applications,including in anointing kings and high priests. Further,Mark states that while this...

Issues In Life And A Solution by Douglas Colston

[tabby title="Poet Bio"] The matter of 'meeting people where they are'is a bit of a vexed issue in life -we can't do so in the first instancebecause we lack information,so some of us go with extending others the courtesyof treating...

सिद्धार्थ (Siddhārtha [Efficacious]) by Douglas Colston

[tabby title="Poet Bio"] Ingenious states of mind:ease; simplicity; lightness; and brevity. Ubiquitous margins describing utopia?The remote peripheries. The target?Innate, guileless, innocent and simpleintentions, plans and creativity. You (and I)most rank ‘good’ delicious …the goal, the act, the heart. In the...

Fanciful mysticism or grounded philosophy? by Douglas Colston

[tabby title="Poet Bio"] “Shiva and Shakti,”some say,“are indistinguishable.They are one.They are the universe.Shiva isn’t masculine.Shakti isn’t feminine.At the core of their mutual penetration,the supreme consciousness opens”. Energy, ability, strength, effort, power and capability(शक्ति [śakti])and happiness, welfare, prosperity, bliss and liberation(शिव...

The New Year and Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) by Douglas Colston

[tabby title="Poet Bio"] Russians launch more rockets against Kiev,celebrities, a pope and other mere mortals are dropping like flies(including holiday-makers killed in a helicopter crash at Sea World),China faces a new form of COVID calamity,Twitter probed after hack involving 400...