Michael D. Kerrigan
Author, egalitarian, and seeker of wisdom
I am awed by nature, respect and defend it, and feel strongly that we need to safeguard our environment.
If humanity is to endure on Earth, we have to protect and repair our ecosystems. We need to stop poisoning our air and our water, we have to stop dumping plastic refuse and animal waste in the ocean, and we must cease in the extermination of non-human species because all life is interconnected.
It is not yet known whether life is exclusive to Earth or if it is sprinkled throughout the Cosmos — or if it might even be widespread. There are 100 billion galaxies in the observable Universe, each with 100 billion stars, and most of the stars have solar systems. The possibilities, it would seem, are endless.
One thing we do know is that, here on our home planet, humans are destroying the support system for all life. If this continues, we will have to find a new place to dwell because Earth will cease to be habitable.
Civilization on Earth has nearly reached its terminus. Climate change and the resulting rise in sea levels created severe shortages in food stocks and potable water. All the scientific breakthroughs and aggressive geo-engineering projects have proved too little, too late. Scientists have ramped up space exploration with a focus on finding a planet that could naturally support human life, and two of these scientists begat a child named Ava who is destined to change the world.
An Universal Wolf
Set in 17th Century Ireland, “An Universal Wolf” is the story of Redmond O’Hanlon, a true-life highwayman who relied more on daring, wit, and cunning than he did on bloodshed to accomplish his goals. He organized rival outlaw bands into an army with which to resist the occupational forces of the English. Part fact, part legend, the tale is comprised of history, myth, and conjecture. It is an obscure but significant part of Irish history.
‘Cause We’re the Cops of the World
A fictional story of small-time drug dealers in Key Largo, Florida who, in an attempt to join the big leagues, unwittingly become pawns in the Iran-Contra Affair. The United States promotes its ideals of Democracy and Liberty and Freedom for All as an alternative to communism. However, as a result of its failed War on Drugs, the U.S. incarcerates more of its citizens than any other country in the world. ‘Cause we’re the cops of the world, boys.
From the tribes of early man to today’s global village politics, or the more descriptive Rastafarian term Polytricks, affects everyone. Nowhere, though, does it impact the average person as it does in the workplace. Take a humorous journey back to the late seventies, a pivotal period in the advertising world when the three-martini lunch was still firmly entrenched and both salaries and expense accounts were high and tax-deductible. It was the good old days which old-timers so often yearn for—but then as now, the big question in life is: what do you really want and what are you willing to sacrifice to get it?