Comfortableness, Part 3

And that’s what it means to be human. There are Christian-sounding things I could say about mystery and transcendence versus imminence, etc. But you don’t have to believe in God to track with this mystery business. Listen, friends, we do not see things […]

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Comfortableness, Part 2

We’re at a point, culturally, where this is going to sound either priggish or puerile, but it’s worth saying straight up: It is well past time for love because, in the words of Maya Angelou, “Hate has caused a lot of problems in […]

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Comfortableness, Part 1

First published in Real Change on Jan. 6, 2016. Things are pretty messed up. The impending ecological cataclysm aside, that millions are fleeing their homeland to come to the country with the most mass shootings in the world (and clearly zero political will power […]

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Wishing Well

First published in Ballard Street Poetry Journal in March 2012.   Wishing Well Every morning, we all go to the office. We pull up our roll-y chairs and wait. We’re working, of course, but we’re waiting More. The e-news reports increased hunger in the […]

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