Re-dreaming the World

We talk about ways of making the world safer for our children. There are some children who have made the world safer for us. How did they do this? Let’s follow them down the Garden Path and find out.

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Rembrandt Rooster Remembers

Not long ago in Sri Lanka there was a Rooster named Rembrandt who jumped the species fence and started to paint. Rembrandt was an...

Moonshot 2020

The climate science weatherman predicts a fraught future for our progeny these days – one fair to frightening with terrifying intervals – as the...

Van Winkle’s Wink

It’ll pass in a wink, Rip. So, open your eyes wide and suck it up, every blossom, every bloom, every breath. Spring is here,...

Did he do it?

It doesn’t last long, this little life of ours. Time and the world pass in dance, or is it a trance, and it doesn’t...

Even if the Sky Falls

Please allow me introduce Esperanza. Here she is at the window when the train pulls into Maho  Junction en route from Colombo to Batticaloa. My...

The Leap of Faith

Welcome, dear friends. We’re now a few days into the lunar New Year celebrated by the Chinese as Year of the Fire Monkey! I...

Moguls of Mud Mountain

The mother of the Butterfly Garden in Batticaloa, Sri Lanka, was the Spiral Garden in Toronto, Canada, may mother and child both rest in peace....

Damned by the Rainbow

In 1875 when he was just twenty-one years old, the French poet Arthur Rimbaud, exhausted his muse, tossed his pens and hit the road....

Disarming the Image Arsenal

The world is presented with some big questions these days when, almost exclusively, the corporate domain determines the answers and and defines the nature...

Monkey Business Outlook

The main obstacle for developing Monkey’s Tale / Out-of-the-Box programs is simply this: uncertain funding beyond the end 2015. Just prior to leaving Batticaloa. I...