It’s been a while. A long while. I got tired of my blog page’s last post. Lately I have felt a bit preachy, especially on my Facebook page where my entries have consisted mostly of asking people to sign petitions by pressing buttons. On my last post I begged you to listen to Van Jones’ talk how to save the world. Today I’ll post a poem. Continue reading »
I’m back to thinking about that poem “Because of These Things” because sometimes I write these poems and I have no idea where they came from. As I write them I may think I understand them, but years later I realize that I wrote them without knowing what they mean. I’m serious.Today I got this poem a little bit more. Years later. You may or may not have any idea how weird that feels. Maybe you do.
And there were those of us
who then listened and heard
the savannas of ages
humming their time and time again chant.
That same earth-old chant
that rests in our throats
and sings us to ever and ever, amen. Continue reading »
For over a decade I have been exposed to philosophies that say, “we all get to enlightenment.” Continue reading »
I watched the movie Gladiator the day before yesterday. I never saw the entire movie before. In the heart of the movie is the image of the main character, a general in the Roman army, running his hands over stalks of grain that is ready to be harvested in his fields back home. Continue reading »
We would paint a picture of this morning
under a sun that we
have never seen before. Continue reading »
Sometimes he sits
in his big chair.
Sometimes he imagines
that he is transformed
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Gratitude falls down
into a valley
on a hoof-kicked stone.
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I stumbled upon this website called Squashed Philosophers that gives a brief synopsis of different philosophers’ writing. I told Elizabeth that I met at the dog park that I would post it, so here it is. Continue reading »
I was in a restaurant a few weeks ago with a friend and a someone that I had just met that day. I’ve known the friend for several years and he does something that I don’t notice anymore. He has this gadget on his waistband that he uses to give himself insulin before he eats his meal. He started to work the gadget and his friend says to him in a mock reprimand, “Are you texting?” Continue reading »