written by Laolu Ogundele   What makes you laugh? Seriously, this is not a trick question… Okay, let’s narrow the question down. What kinds of films make you snicker, giggle, and guffaw? Whatever your answer is, do you know that it would likely be different if you lived 100 years ago? What ifContinue Reading

written by Laolu Ogundele   If you think we’re about to discuss your bitter exes, wicked mother-in-law, or business competitors, I’m sorry to burst your bubble. We’re not. As much as those people might make your skin crawl, what if I told you that there exists a deadlier set of foes lurking aroundContinue Reading

Day 30 The One Minute Happiness  /absurdist comedy/   We crossed the river from the gates into the main street. The road on the other side of the Kingdom was reasonably broad, and well-lit but crowded for that time of the night. At first glance, everything seemed normal: birds chanted in sweet, so-recognizableContinue Reading

written by Laolu Ogundele Picture this: it’s Friday evening, and you’ve walked into a random street play featuring an unknown artist. You sit in one of the front rows as you prepare to enjoy a little light-hearted escapism after a busy week. But a few scenes into the play, you’re profoundly disturbedContinue Reading

 Some days, we try to justify our momentary rage by finding the faults in others; other days, we believe that being angry should be permittable or even encouraged at the personal level. In fact, many people around us are convinced that the only way to control anger is to express our feelingsContinue Reading

written by Laolu Ogundele   I’m sure we’ve all heard the statement, “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” Isn’t that a most controversial viewpoint – one that makes you wonder if the originator was a verbal abuse victim in denial? Think about it. Think about everyday life.Continue Reading

(Based on the book, “A New Science of Heaven,” by Robert Temple)  The Universe is made up of more than 99% plasma, meaning it is made of “incomplete or partial atoms”. Our world and everything we see, touch and experience around us is so called “physical/atomic matter” – and it’s less thanContinue Reading

written by Laolu Ogundele  “I want to be happy…”  Well, that’s a song that was created by late American broadway composer, Vincent Youmans and his crew in the early 1920s. It is a catchy tune that has been featured in a number of films since its release. But what’s most interesting to meContinue Reading

(Based on the book ‘Happy’ by Derren Brown)  What is the secret of happiness? How do you know when you feel true happiness? And what does it really mean to be happy? We often ask ourselves these questions at different stages of our lives, and every self-help book claims to have theContinue Reading

written by Laolu Ogundele Here’s a philosophical question for you. What would it feel like to have skeletons in your closet? Scary? Shameful? Embarrassing? Okay… Now, how about a church full of skeletons? What would THAT feel like? You won’t be far from the truth if you chuckled and imagined it’d be a fittingContinue Reading