Telling It Like It Is

The news cycle has changed completely. Is it lost on anyone that the tragedy unfolding in Texas is changing the news toward the positive. Is it our interest that is fickle or the people who tell us what we want to hear? Or is it that we are being shown the sharp contrast between the…

The Seeds of Friendship

When did friendship begin? Was there friendship before cities? Before language? Before God? Why do I lose friends? Why do we lose each other? What pressure drives us apart while we clutch at nothing else? Cities, languages, Gods? Are we broken by our own cities? Scrambled by noise and judgement, confused by love and hate?…

Accepting Happy

Can you tell if you are happy? How? What time of day do I check? What time of year? Who should I be with when I check?  The data is in flux. People get hurt. People succeed. We live and die together whether or not we want to. At our best we are social animals…

Morning Poem From Haiti

The morning needs the sun. The sun debuts then and the life that depends on it rises to remember a purpose from the previous day and build a new one for the day to come.  I am that life and I bathe in purpose to start my day or I will always long for the…