Month: February 2017

Quiescent

  “Praised be You, my Lord, through our Sister, Mother Earth, who sustains and governs us, producing varied fruits with coloured flowers and herbs.” ~ Francis of Assisi Skullcap is a comforting herb.  Too bad, in this “what is good… Read More ›

Brain Drain

“Try to understand men. If you understand each other you will be kind to each other. Knowing a man well never leads to hate and almost always leads to love.” ― John Steinbeck Overseas reporter for Dispatches from the Asylum,… Read More ›

Music Interlude

“It is the special province of music to move the heart.” ~ Johann Sebastian Bach With the media-induced hysteria here in the States in overdrive, we here at the Asylum like to take refuge with a bit of that which… Read More ›

The Addicted American

Over-prescribed, over-medicated and addicted. That’s the sobering report from RT.com, and it’s not about Generation X or Y (though they share in the addiction) it’s about older Americans. Number of US seniors on multiple psychotropic drugs doubles over decade The… Read More ›

Take Five…or Maybe Ten

It’s been a while since we heard from Overseas reporter for Dispatches from the Asylum, Ms. Ukusi Menya, former counter espionage agent with TASS News Agency/Moscow, runner-up in Ms. Moscow Pageant, and part-time director of Moscow’s Film Association of Parcel… Read More ›

The Pursuit of Beauty

“America gives every appearance of being a nation besotted with trashiness – divorce, illegitimacy, casual Fridays.” P.J . O’Rrouke With endless displays of bad taste, the public is saturated with the ugly. Media, Hollywood, Television, popular Art and Music, for the… Read More ›