Drums and Words

A Celebration of Life and Wisdom

Honing Perception

Honing Perception

My Perspective on Controversy Associated with John de Ruiter Controversy around John de Ruiter often raises concerns about spiritual organizations and authority figures, as John’s life-story suggests to some a gap between John and the integrity he speaks about. I…
All In

All In

Loss, Love, and Transformation in District 9 The world is flawed; humanity is corrupt ─ we know that ─ and we wonder what we can do about it. Neil Blomkamp’s District 9 suggests we be the change, even if change…
Espresso

Espresso

After five years enjoying the art of espresso, I am now discovering the fineness of its science. Just  a sip of espresso brings inspiration, but as I learn to brew it, I continue to find deeper meaning and layers of…
Being Differently

Being Differently

 Alternative Modes in The Princess Bride In The Princess Bride, no pain nor danger can diminish the courage and humour of the heroes. The classic fantasy spoof succeeds as a captivating yet hilarious tale of true love. Wesley’s conviction upholds…
Ancient River

Ancient River

Sunlight plays like ribbons on the surface of the stream, The evening shades of amber coiling round the boulders clean. From hills beyond my sight it runs, the ages to deliver. Now I, naked on the naked banks, step in…
Listening

Listening

Love’s counterfeit, I spit you out. The name will my closed lips more beautifully pronounce. Meek original, unmixed with doubt, Whisper in my heart your holy sounds. The sound without the substance round us rings. The clock ticks out its…