The Home of Heuristic Hymns ii

How ignorant are the men who decide to put one among them in a power position, only to complain when he exercises authority to make decisions with the consent he was given. But then again, who am I to judge them when clearly they furnish my fecund imagination with material time and again.

It also appears to me that often we are free in asking questions yet bound in giving answers. So to settle the question of taste, simply give man a choice. His interests will be reflective of his disposition.

Concerning aims, with each sentence I try to express the most important thing by providing insights that explore the uncommon sense, and which if understood in depth, should read like Howard Marks’ Oaktree memos. And for better comprehension, I’ll continue bequeathing to you the contents of my brain through these heuristic hymns so that whosoever wills can discern. 

Food for thought to the enquiring. A helping hand to the reader, woman or man, sorta like what Robert Lawrence Kuhn is to the Chinese government or what Gary Hersham of Beauchamp is to the billionaire who wants to buy the biggest estate, except here there are no agent fees, only a slight tax on your thinking, but all for your benefit, or at least that’s the intention.


Scramble for the Sahara

If Masayoshi Son could lose 70 billion and still go on to set up a 100 billion dollar fund, then poor me, who has lost some land can hope to – in coming times – have influence over the entire Taoudeni Basin.

You reckon…

At least that’s the plan – to be as powerful as Son and Mohammad bin Salmon all in one.

Oh well, what is the future, if not the fill of fantasy and the outcome of actions inspired?

Forward is where my sights are set since only the individual can impose limits on their own possibilities, fact?

And you were never that sorta guy, I attest…

True, if I don’t die, I try… and on my laurels I never rest!

In law, or in love…

Better if we stay just friends
So we can tell one another everything without offence
Because I can’t be your man if it means I can’t be a man
Or have to resort to blue-pencilling
Besides, who said to commit, one has to omit?

In law, or in love
My freedom I place above all
You say the art already has my heart and I love myself too much to ever love you enough
Well, what can I say to that?
I just hope the fact we see things differently won’t drive us apart

No Woman, No I

There’s a young lady in my life
Resourceful, loves to help the needy
And raises her daughter so well
It amazes me

I have a sister who has noble aspirations
Smart achiever, a believer
With two beloved boys
They like to talk to uncle on the phone and flatter me

I have another sister
Reminds me a little of myself 
Full of potential and destined to win
She has the coolest son
The most handsome little fellow

I have a mother
Larger than life
Firmly grounded, with the biggest heart
The deepest thinker I know
I found a best friend in she

I had a grandmother
Pillar of the family
Well-respected, nursed an entire province
Legendary status

All the women in my life
Are who inspire me!

The Price of Rights

I just don’t understand why you want a seat at the table. Yes – you’re perfectly able, but your demands threaten to make the whole establishment unstable. When did you become so ambitious? This puts me in a difficult position, you do understand? They won’t like it. Not one bit!

Oh, I understand. But you see, the fountain of knowledge flows like a current that knows no colour. And to answer your question… since the advent of information access. Look, it’s not my intention to raffle feathers. I respect what you’ve built here. And maybe you’re all right. So how about I do everyone a favour and just sign my rights to the papers away. It’s can be that simple. You have the figure… that’s my price!

Money is an economic reality closely tied to the social complex and only it’s fair distribution will bring about a lasting solution to the prevailing disorder. But we need to put matters of human nature on the back burner for now, and just focus on the human condition.

Well said. You know, when I realised that joining a movement has little to do with one’s commitment to a cause, that’s when it also dawned on me that surely God hears no prayer whose sole purpose is obtaining wealth. And to be honest with you, it comes as no surprise that you don’t want to afford me any titles and I’m perfectly fine with that. Too many times I have witnessed sanctity bestowed on the pious.

So what are you saying?

I’m saying that you can keep everything if we can agree on the price.

A Mammonist in Peril

the love for preeminence is all too human
as man thinks himself rich when he possesses more than his neighbour
and poor if he has less
despite having the knowledge that there are things money cannot procure
and gold won’t buy a grain of affection, respect, grace or a conscience that is pure

it may buy votes yes, but not loyalty
and the determination to be rich as an end in itself has no assurance
for money in its truest sense remains representative of the product of labour
so only the love of being in service to others will give both satisfaction and pleasure while sustaining endeavour

and keeping your desires proportional to your capacity
will save you from corruption
so that even as the purchasing power of money shrinks
your personal worth is not diminished

Mailbox on 88

He wanted limited liability
And so he set up a B.V.
Dutch trust office, mailbox company, shell corporation…
You know what? it doesn’t even matter – that’s just terminology

But peep game and observe how he really played for keeps

He was no Pac but did it strictly for his Negus
Slicker than Viktor Khrapunov
And more connected on the ground than Leviev – the king of diamonds
Jacob on his wrist you’d think he was Bukharian

His lifelong ambition – to have a stake in Africa Israel Investments
And establish links such as these