Writer    Activist    Thinker
My purpose and passion is the study of the human. We are fascinating, fabulous, and frightening beings ... simply put: a beautiful mess. My writings seek to reflect the many faces of us and provoke contemplation, even perhaps greater understanding of ourselves and the world in which we live.
Strategic Communications Professional

Political Animal:
Politics & Policy
Dogs & the Death Penalty

Unequal Pay Equals Economic Repression

The Soybean: More than Tofu

Big Reliance, Little Sense

Novel Thoughts
Azura (sci-fi)
Eli Beight (spec. fiction)

Philosophy & Poetry
Mood Swings
Scorpio Falling

Wonder & Whimsy
Back to the Garden
Cat Tales
Americans spend a lot of time bashing "the government." Ironic, since We, The People, are the government. Institutions -- companies or governments -- are neither good nor bad, 'tis the people that make them so. That's said, check out this essay about the purpose of our government and its bureaucracy:
Why Government Matters
Modern science supports what ancient sages knew -- what we all know if we would only remember ... Power is the path, force is a lost highway
comfortable shoes
faded with use, essential
gear for seeking the truth
My study has been both formal and informal, from contemplating  great thinkers (sung and unsung)  -- Plato to de Beauvoir, Lao Tzu to Langston Hughes, Machivelli to Ghandi, office co-workers to activist colleagues.

My experience: day-to-day living; communications and policy expert in profit and nonprofit sectors, as an entrepreneur and provocator, and as one of 7 billion humans hurtling through space on Mother Ship Earth.

Unless otherwise noted all content and expression herein is solely mine. 

Copyright Susan McKay / S.L. McKay, 1994-2012
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