The coming of Northern Hemisphere autumn is a time of profound energy that propels life forward: the end of summer and the beginning of the school year, the bright colors of the leaves of deciduous trees. The time of harvest. The cycle of life and death as reflected in creation. Today, Fe Bongolan’s column reflects on the transition from this one season to the next with the unexpected death of a friend’s daughter.
This week Fe Bongolan reflects on the 2016 Rio Olympics and its aftermath. All in all, humans still need to have celebrations of human spirit and achievement, not just as a distraction but as a given. If only there was another way that the Olympics could happen without leaving such a brutish footprint on another country’s fragile society.
Just in time for Trump’s progressed Sun and Ascendant to lunge from Leo into Virgo, with the abyss awaiting on Election Day, the Republican National Committee was compelled to take @realDonaldTrump out to pasture. Fe Bongolan reports on the shifting tone of the candidate and the campaign during this transition period, as a “birthing period in our country’s history.”
Taking a Constitution out of his pocket and asking if Donald Trump had even read it, the Muslim father of a Pakistani-American soldier killed in Afghanistan reclaimed the American ideals of patriotism and sacrifice. Fe Bongolan writes on the immense strength of speaking truth to power, and the personal as political.