Tag Archives: judgment

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, […]

Sad to Report

Sad to Report ~~~~~ It is time to put people over politics, country over capitulation and world over wealth. ~~~~~ Like the narcissistic needs of a reborn Christian’s god, Donald Trump requires constant praise and adoration. It doesn’t even matter that he got the presidential nod, he’ll say, do and promise anything for your adulation. […]

People in the Clouds

People in the Clouds ~~~~~ It is time to put people over politics, country over capitulation and world over wealth. ~~~~~ Painting, oil, acrylic, water, color to attract our eye, we may travel to exotic places, without a need to fly. Meet people from far away, in geography or in time, marvel at their talent, […]

Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid ~ Updated May 2019

Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid ~ Updated May 2019 Originally Written Before the 2016 Election ~~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength,  Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ~~~~~ Anyone who lived through the Great Depression, World War II or was educated in the decades after the war is familiar with Roosevelt’s famous words: “…the […]

Already Become?

~~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength,  Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ~~~~~ Rabid illness, rampant decrepitude, Narcissism, xenophobia lead us into paranoia and poverty, callous disregard. Pure greed, stolen chances in small steps, missive bites, bytes. Grabbing what? Anything they want, as though it is theirs by right or mystic rite. Cast your […]

The Road Returns

~~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength,  Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ~~~~~ Follow now, with me, the unfolding Macadam, through these dimmed, fly-specked windows. Speeding from life, as if anyone gives a damn, keep our heads down no matter where it goes. On this concrete ribbon vanishing into distance, we hasten through the […]

Remains of the Daze

~~~~~ I watch all the faces when I walk. I read their heartache, joy and pain. I imagine their stories, as if we talk. Despite tales I create, theirs remain. O so many stories and, also, so few. I think I read this number is seven. Basics match if not life, who knew? Bad, good, […]

Which Three Letters?

This is a piece I originally posted last May, but with the shooting at the synagogue in Poway, I feel like I need to post it every day. ~~~~~ Which Three Letters? ~~~~~ NRA, DOA, RIP ~~~~ The NRA pushes guns without any regret, as they myriad  Needless Requiems Abet. Doubtless they think they deserve […]

Asked Too Soon

~~~~~ Tell me the story of the man who kissed the moon, the woman who holds up the sky. Unless, I have asked too soon, you think I might be high. Though I have spent little time in bars, I have spent far too much in cars. Still, I always knew I could not escape […]

By Any Other Name

~~~~~ Would miracles be or seem, by any other name, so grand? Miraculous, magical, names for what we don’t understand. Magic, for some speaks evil, dark powers, we can’t define. Miracles, equally mysterious, argued as proof of the divine. Minds shut so tightly, some refuse to heed any dissertation; faith in their own unknown eschews […]