The Attraction of Violent Distraction

Another missile strike Another million likes So addicted to action And violent distraction Hear the spin at the mic Short attention span Emperor without a plan When in trouble Reduce to rubble Some distant foreign land War drums are beating Emperor is tweeting But the lesson of history Is really no mystery Violence is self…

A Simple Dictation

Beware the inundation of constant media information And the infatuation with the news of the nation, The incessant narration of conservative elation And the thorough summation of progressive vexation. My inclination is already towards stagnation And such relentless intonation is a kind of mindless sedation. It is time for a cessation of this duration of…

Drone

The hand on the joystick makes a subtle twist. The view dips into the confines of a ravine then bursts free to reveal the lights of a town glimmering like eyes in the dark face of the ground. A red light flickers across the screen. TARGET ACQUIRED The finger touches the trigger. Twin streaks race…

The Good News Network

One of my first posts on this blog described a page on the PeaceGrooves website dedicated to good news. I called it the Good News Gateway. I have often thought how wonderful it would be to have a Good News Service, where the stories that are missed by the mainstream media and its obsession with tragedy…

I Am Not Interested In Your 24/7 Shooter News

Eventually you’ll get around to the dead and wounded. For now we are subjected to the endless investigation into “who the shooter was,” under the guise of trying to understand why he did what he did. Story after story after story about nothing. News flash. There is no figuring it out. Then finally there will…

You Can(‘t) Ring My Bell – Deleting the News

I deleted the Washington Post app from my phone this morning. I mean it’s a good app. Works well. Very informative. That’s the problem. Unfortunately the 24 hour news cycle is virtually (and literally) impossible to avoid. But I’ll give it a whirl. Pavlov has created a lot of salivating dogs and I have decided…

When Peace Is Left Behind

Okay, so it’s the end times and it’s up to you save the world. How do you do it? Well, you pray, worship, and fight the forces of the Anti-Christ. The game is Left Behind: Eternal Forces, based on the best-selling Left Behind Series by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins. There is a lot of…

Peace on Earth – Rumors of Peace in the News

When one reads the news, it seems that the world is only filled with violence and conflict. But though it rarely makes the front page, peace is breaking through in large and small ways. Here are the rumors of peace for this week:  PEACE THROUGH SPORT Peace marches hailed a success in St James communities…

Peace On Earth – Rumors of Peace in the News

When one reads the news, it seems that the world is only filled with violence and conflict. But though it rarely makes the front page, peace is breaking through in large and small ways. Here are the rumors of peace for this week:  Holmen High School artists promote peace with mural Afghan Duo Bike World…