The G20 And The Voice Of Wisdom


As world leaders meet once again  to talk about the problems besetting the planet, including our environment, economies and political stability, the newspaper columns are full of Putin and the Ukraine border crisis. His manner is contained, unapologetic and stubborn, blaming any difficulty on misrepresentation of the facts or terrorist activity by the West. As private citizens we seek tranquillity and periods of adventure, but  beyond the concerns of domestic life do we ask “How will this pan out?”

The  “News” is like a train which moves through our world bringing events to our attention as our newscaster’s carriage moves on from one event to the next. Later when our eye is caught by some new occurrence, those events which previously gripped the interest of the media continue often unresolved, but now our view is of some new and apparently more gripping story line.

Syria, home to a human catastrophe of truly horrific proportions, is harder to find among the headlines yet I…

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About gwpj

Originally from Seattle, I now live in Sapporo, Japan, where I write, explore this city, read widely, and ask questions about things that i see as important. I'm also an author, with three novels published ("The Old Man and The Monkey", "Grandfather and The Raven", and "Bear: a story about a boy and his unusual dog"). For more information about my writing, drop by my website, at
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