Category Thoughts About Art & Culture

Even When, We Must

Even When, We Must ~~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength,  Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ~~~~~ We must celebrate what’s good, but expose what is wrong. We must never be complacent; say the day cannot be won. We must guard all the gain we garner, no matter how small. Even the smallest light, […]

Neither a Laugh Nor a Tear

Neither a Laugh Nor a Tear ~~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength,  Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ~~~~~ Today, I decided to remove my face, to discover what I would find beneath. It looked a bit like red, stringy lace. Much like we will all one day bequeath. Wait, that says you’re the […]

No Secrets

No Secrets ~~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength,  Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ~~~~~ As I walk among the redwood trees, a funny sound I hear, a banana slug oozing oh so slowly across my trail. Birds sing, raven’s gossip, no secrets. Breath deeply, the freshening wind. Watch leaves dance, as breezes sing. […]

Whether Near or Far

Whether Near or Far ~~~~~   It is time to put people over politics, country over capitulation and world over wealth. ~~~~~ We all know that families can be difficult, complex, especially those to which we’re related, share blood. Where buttons pushed often yield answers by reflex, usually, without thought about what might be good. […]

As We Go

As We Go ~~~~~ It is time to put people over politics, country over capitulation and world over wealth. ~~~~~ How we discover what we know, how it relates to things which matter, is something we learn to know as we go, if we are open to all, will let our ego shatter. If we […]

Onward to Begin

Onward to Begin ~~~~~   It is time to put people over politics, country over capitulation and world over wealth. ~~~~~ Stop. Listen to the world in all its fecund profusion. Block out the noise, our daily whirl, which leads only to confusion. Stop, now. Put away our toys; they cannot, in most ways, begin […]

A Little Bit

A Little Bit ~~~~~ It is time to put people over politics, country over capitulation and world over wealth. ~~~~~ Everything humans know about creation and our place within it, fits within a space so infinitesimally small it could not be called even a little bit. Ironic, really, since all we hope to know is […]