Another dark topic – yikes

Mar 28th, 2012 David Berger 2 min read

While my mind is conjuring odd memories and I’m surrounded by thought-provoking human emotion and expression, I thought it prudent to write you of one particularly interesting memory. Last month (sometime around the 23rd of February at 10:14am) during our provincial collaboration workshop – a session designed to foster better communication, working relationships and sensitize local NGOs and government agencies on the role of the…

A darker topic

Mar 19th, 2012 David Berger 2 min read

Good evening everyone. I’ve been quiet for a while, looking for inspiration for a blog and processing. Well tonight that inspiration arrived in a darker way than I’d hoped it might. Two houses away from me there’s a funeral. The procession from the clinic came by around 1600 hrs (4pm). I want to describe what a bush funeral is like. Let’s get some of the…

Finding intellectual motivation

Mar 13th, 2012 David Berger 1 min read

Here’s a tough one for ya, how do you motivate yourself into deep thoughts? How do you probe and push and fight your way into the darkest depths of your reptilian brain and begin to explore your own intellect and humanity? Intelligence is a funny thing. Complex yet simple, rooted in process and subject to reason’s laws but ruled by emotion and heart. Cold calculating…

Working the nights away

Mar 10th, 2012 David Berger 1 min read

So, you might not know this about me, but I’m safely indoors, windows closed, netting drawn tight, candles blazing as soon as those last tender rays of sunshine vanish from the horizon. It’s a defense mechanism bred of the misery of being outside without repellant and long sleeves/pants. Also…it’s my quiet time. Time set aside to reflect and be a receiver to the universal signal….

Parenting

Mar 4th, 2012 David Berger 6 min read

Let’s get some perspective. I am 24-years-old, single, and a firm believer in family planning. I’ve had serious and not-so-serious relationships. At times I’ve even contemplated how many children I wanted, when I’d have them, and what socio-economic status I’d reach before I deemed it appropriate to reproduce. I haven’t found that special someone and I haven’t been fortunate or unfortunate enough to make a…