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Bethel Erastus, PhD

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The Maze Called Life – by Barr. Yvonne

THE MAZE CALLED LIFE! This article is inspired by the depression most of us have thought our way into without even realizing the futility of the venture of having Life all figured out. In fact, the uncertainty this maze we call “life” brings, despite its frailty at the end, has sucked many into self-torture and …

Radical Rambles

Violence – The Noble Wand of Creation

Now, come you all, pray, tell, wherewithal life and evolution without violence? Wherewithal, creation without destruction? How are we supposed to advance unless we destroy the old? And, how do we elevate unless we view, with destructive disdain and creative contempt, that which is? In its place, we recreate, rebuild a glorious and enduring totem …

Radical Rambles

For These, We Have Loved…

-To be wealthy: – Be generous -To succeed: – Serve. -To laugh: – Have a sense of humor – make others laugh. -To prosper: – Be honest. -To excel: – Practice -To go far: – Get up early. -To change someone: – Change yourself. *-To be great: – Be disciplined * -To be strong: – …

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Jury Racial Construct

Jury Racial Construct: An antithesis to the reason curve Abstract The normative landscape of Anglo-American criminal jurisprudence is steeped in gut-wrenching racial discrimination. This occurs at all levels of the criminal justice system and has almost become normalized. One stops short of branding it institutionalized not because the term lacks justification but, because it is …

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Jury Continuum

We may well wonder how the Casey Anthony jury reached its verdict in spite of what many of us thought was a raft of compelling evidence for conviction. In order to understand some of the nuances at play, it is important to understand some of the issues that confront a jury and how the criminal …

Radical Rambles

Re-Inventing Myself

Re-Inventing Myself                                                             04.27.2020 On a dew-covered, warm Sunday morning, in the summer of 1981, the young Preacher gingerly mounted the pulpit and softly delivered a heartfelt sermon to his congregation. Mostly made up of civil servants, academics and, entrepreneurs, the worshipers listened, intently, as the charming preacher spoke, as it were, from the heart. His …

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Sheltering in Place

This virus and this global pandemic, like all calamities that have come before, will pass. It will run its course. It will have the effect it is designed to have. Then, it will pass into the annals of history. Life will re-emerge in a new and hopefully, better form. We shall speak of it often. …

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Curtains

The Final Doxology And finally, the day came. I closed my eyes and ceased my singing. My chest no longer heaving, I lay still to move no more. My limbs now in stasis, rest, my voice no longer stirring the air. All around me, the howls of despair and the shrill howls of my own. …

Radical Rambles

Momentus Soliloquies

Do you ever wonder what I really think of you? Does it matter? Will it matter? It probably isn’t important and considering what you are going through in your life, perhaps, you shouldn’t care anyway. Somehow, though you may not care and though you have more important things on your mind, I rather suspect you …