Category Writing

Dressed in Motley Camouflage

~~~~~ I have shared this post twice. The first time in 2013 and the second at the beginning of 2019. These questions and answers seem, to me, more important than ever. ~~~~~ Questions What would you do if you could do anything? Are you sure? Who would you be if you could be anyone? Do […]

Act Like It

~~~~~ Walking along tree-shaded paths I have never walked upon before. Not unknown, except to me, now. Smell of redwoods, carried to me On a fresh breeze, the warm sun. In the vague distance, the ocean, Perhaps, although too hazy to tell. I know it’s the right direction but Far too far to walk, breaking […]

All Life Matters

~~~~~ The spiderwebs clinging to the outside mirrors On both sides of my car, expresses tenacity, A right to life no less important than my own . When I wash the webs away, the spiders stay. It makes me think we must reframe our vision. We need to realize that all human lives matter. Red, […]

Truth Finds a Way

~~~~~ A hall of repeating patterns is revealed, Many lines, squares, columns and capitals, Straight, undulating, solo and combined Will define our world in shapes and lines. Like Booker’s seven basic story plots these Shapes and lines found limited and finite, Until a magical combination, equals creation. World shown new, as it’s never seen before. […]

Respect and Protect

~~~~~ Word of the day: Ilat: In Line at the Bank, Store, Rally, Protest, etc. Example of Ilat: Now more than ever, everything Is ilat, in line at the you name it. All masked and sanitized, nothing We can bring, anywhere, that’s it. Each place we go we must protect Others to protect us, show […]

Resonance

~~~~~ Does the human voice, Beautiful, resonant, Moving, harsh,. Croaking, damaged, Call to us, Bring to us, Wisdom, stories We cannot imagine, Make-up ourselves; Neither exact Nor strictly accurate But more true Than reality itself? ~~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength, Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ~~~~~ Please, leave a comment and let […]

Random Thoughts on a Hot-skillet Mind

~~~~~ Way late on a west-coast afternoon, I think it a month or two past June. Could I succeed despite many tries, When time crawls, when time flies? No matter what we choose, decide, Deal with some you cannot abide. Relatives and some called friends, You decide to enjoy it, or pretend. The news grows […]

All We’ve Got

~~~~~ All We’ve Got (Life in the time of the Pandemic, 2020) ~~~~~ People, all the people, various looks and style, Their immediate needs other than ours, or not. We’ll only survive this challenge together, while Learning kindness, because we‘re all we’ve got. ~~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength, Diversity is Unity, Empathy is […]

All Our Lives

~~~~~ There are people who know all our lives are a show And they’re determined to make us not matter. If they get what they want, stay the people in charge; Their rule will make our lives a living hell. And they’re determined to make us not matter. In our minds and our hearts, we […]

Whether Stranger or Guest

~~~~~ The firmament piles dark on dark in the east. Dark clouds harried by storms from the west. If the stranger at the feast, or honored guest, All will stand equal, when we are laid to rest. ~~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength, Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ~~~~~ Please, leave a comment […]