The Advocate and the Attendant

In the near future, in a typical office of a typical office building, in a typical downtown of a typical major city—two men sit talking. A large window on one wall extends from floor to ceiling so that pedestrians can be seen going about their daily routines. The first man appears to be in hisContinue reading “The Advocate and the Attendant”

On Being Bombarded

I wish the calms before the storms would last a little longer. Who am I kidding? I wish such moments would last forever. Spending time in public, for me, has become a double-edged sword. I never know what I’m going to experience: one of those lovely calms I so cherish, or a storm––that feeling ofContinue reading “On Being Bombarded”

Quora: How does one go about discovering or defining purpose?

This question was originally posted here on Quora.com. How does one go about discovering or defining purpose? My response: That is definitely a tough question hence appropriate for this venue. I will start off by simply saying, regrettably maybe, I don’t know. How do you like that for honesty? Regardless, maybe some discussion can helpContinue reading “Quora: How does one go about discovering or defining purpose?”

The Advocate and the Authority

Author’s note: This is the second dialogue of the Advocate Dialogues. The first, The Advocate and the Attendant, need not be read in order to follow this one, however, there are a few minor references to that particular piece. Setting: The near future. A typical office, in a typical office building, in a typical downtown, of any typicalContinue reading “The Advocate and the Authority”