Category Archives: Brian’s Blog

Shame is the Wool IN our Eyes

Shame is a silent and serious impediment to good health, to a healthy identity, both individual and culturally collective. However, it is usually so deeply hidden from our consciousness we are unaware of it. Many of us grow up in shame-based upbringings (violence or regular put downs) which leave their mark on our psyches, impacting [...]


TRIDENT Missile (Trident is a three-pronged spear, the weapon of Poseidon, or Neptune, Greek god of the sea and protector of aquatic life) The Trident missile is a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM). Each nuclear-powered submarine is capable of carrying up to 24 Trident thermonuclear missiles that are independently targetable reentry vehicles (MIRV) with a range [...]


Dear Official of the Internal Revenue Service and/or Judge of the U.S, District Court, or other Judicial or Quasi-Judicial Officers: I am aware of your request for my cooperation in producing monetary amounts or documents to aid in the collection of those amounts, to satisfy a debt that you claim I owe the U.S. government. [...]

Reflections – Thirty Years

While watching the docudrama film “Romero” (1989) today, Thursday, January 7, 2016, I flashed back 30 years ago this weekend when I was in Esteli, Nicaragua. The Reagan Contra terrorists attacked three nearby cooperatives, killing 11 campesinos. That weekend the war became viscerally real for me and I have never been the same since. It [...]

The Weight Of It All: From July 3, 1979 to 9/11 to Paris 2015

President Jimmy Carter’s Fateful July 3, 1979 Decision On July 3, 1979, as the “Cold War’ marched on, President Carter signed the first presidential “finding” granting secret aid to the opponents of the pro-Soviet regime in Kabul. He “authorized the CIA to spend just over $500,000 on propaganda and psychological operations, as well as provide [...]

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