Author of 9 books of poetry and prose. Latest is: ✨LEARNING TO PRAY: A Book of Longing ✨
January 18, 2021
A Moment... of Liberation
Moment The mind is full of elephants and mice scuffling in corridors the air is dense with stray spirits and ghosts swarming for soul presence of mind is to take a leave of absence, revel in necessary
Hive Book Club
A Brilliant Swedish Writer You Should Know
I am fortunate to travel a fair amount and count numerous international artists among my friends. Over a decade ago, I was invited to read my poetry in Bratislava, Slovakia: There, I had the good luck
For the Love of Animals (funny home videos & reflections)
Here’s a portrait of our family cat, Pinnicho. This dear furry creature is such a good boy, we call him a dog-in-a-catsuit, since he follows us around like a dog, and waits for us to come home. Although
Proof of Brain
What the Sunset Said (original photos & reflection)
Learn to gaze upon things in a gentler light then shut your eyes, sleep and awaken unclouded by dust and mist accumulated and see the gift, clearly, bathed in light Surrender the day, at day’s end and
Things that make me Happy :)
Happy Monday & Brave New Week! I hope it's off to a good start. 🌞 🌴 🌊 Yes, everything that is truly seen must become a poem. —Rilke The poetry, off the page, is endless... Folks may knock frustrating
Be Kind to Yourself (short meditation & video)
Start, Again Sunset is a gentle master to all that are stricken patiently, teaching us how to melt a bruise away Watch how, with a silver whisk, that cracked egg of a setting sun is majestically stirred,
In response to @galenkp’s challenge about negative influence, here is my indirect response (I’m still unable to speak of this trauma, directly). As a writer, I view Poetry an expression of the intolerable.
Our Dream Farm in Colombia (30 Years in the Making) 🇨🇴
My wife and I have been married for around 15 years— but I’ve known her for nearly twice as long. Since we first met in college, her dream has been to live on a farm in Colombia (where her father is from).
Proof of Brain
Looking for Hope?
We suffer from an incurable malady: Hope. ― Mahmoud Darwish Art is not useless, as some might say, cynically. Spiritually, I believe, it can serve the highest function, by reminding us of the Indestructible...
Rant, Complain, Talk
Once upon a time—-as a teenager, thirty years ago— I thought Madonna was cool. The first concert I attended was her Who’s That Girl Tour and I found her to be fun, edgy and a commanding performer. Now