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No. 42 – Able Archer

“I’m not upset that you lied to me, I’m upset that from now on I can’t believe you.” ~Unknown Dear Friend, I hope you enjoy this week’s letter. This one is more investigative than narrative, but it does have a theme to it. Did you...

No. 41 – Apollonius & Cancel Culture

For Love in a Time of Conflict When the gentleness between you hardens And you fall out of your belonging with each other, May the depths you have reached hold you still. When no true word can be said, or heard, And you mirror each other in the script of hurt, When...

No. 40 – Ignorance is Bliss (Redhead Epistemology)

“Ignorance is bliss.” We say it about innocent kids, naïve teenagers and workplace noobs. The implication is that they don’t understand the matter at hand. If they did, they’d have a more somber, reasoned approach. Sometimes the comment is packaged with hubris, fear,...

No. 39 – A Worthless Trinket

Earlier this week, MAGA protestors supporting Donald Trump stormed the United States Capital building to stop the Congressional certification of the presidential election. They succeeded, briefly. The results were horrendous. A police officer died after being smacked...

No. 38 – Martyn’s 2020 Year in Review

“Here’s the thing about digging in January: it’s a lousy idea. The ground was as hard as a surprise math quiz. But not quite as much fun. ~James Preller Hi Friend, Thank you for being a part of Kwacha Road. I’m glad to have you as a reader. The...

No. 37 – Jean Valjean & misaligned affections

“I want my friend to miss me as long as I miss him.” “In order to discover the character of people we have only to observe what they love.” ~Saint Augustine Dear Friend, I trust the tree is decorated, the lights are up, egg nog is in the fridge, and the...