Tag Archives: newspapers

By Your Choices

I grasp at my time, my life, my being Like the blind men and the elephant What I perceive not what I’m seeing It may be my fire’s only on my pants Chasing after truth by concocting lies Mystic brews that obscure and reveal All my victories, failures and my tries Perchance to illuminate or […]

Olduvai Gorge and the Origin of Human Ecological Dominance

Earth Day – 2015: Took a while to post, but here it is Tired, cranky, cold and standing much too long Other people, let in early, will sit in front of me At a talk about the rise of human eco-dominance Eco equals ecological, also equals now economy Those that’s got gets, learned at my […]

A Better View

I often wonder, how did we get into this mess I mean, we did not choose to grow our brain Who decides to confront predators, such stress Sharp fang and claw, able to cause acute pain Where else in the universe, would you suppose Evolution played this little joke, what survived Not really a joke […]

Worlds Enough and Time

Everywhere I look, stories of our current condition and perilous plight greet my eyes. Economic collapse, massive unemployment, infrastructure degradation, environmental destruction and the not so gradual collapse of life as we know it. On every front we have war and rumors of war, terrorists foreign and domestic, religious jihad, political statement, killer cops, cop […]

Outside Straight

Who named our potentates in charge to date There’ll be others, after we fill our final crate Will it ever matter who we put atop that slate Held to the grindstone their egos won’t ablate We allow them to keep us in a confused state Rush here, there, back again, as if we are late […]

Are Men Nuts?

The subjugation of women drives me nuts Just because men fear empowered women Keep women down, no ifs or ands or buts Threatened, if women don’t bow to them I mean, men haven’t done a great job so far Trashed the planet like at a crazy frat party Play with guns, rape, murder, start new […]

On the Home Front

We brand ourselves, the land of the brave and home of the free So proud, as we ignore our own ignorance, hatred and, bigotry Decrying machine-gun maniacs, who murder on bloody sprees While we’re Earth’s premiere purveyor of advanced weaponry So righteous, the people who slander one who’d help by decree Nor would it matter […]

 World Out of Balance

I have heard, I have the same amount of time As all of those famous folks who came before That handful celebrated in prose and rhyme Why then do I feel stressed down to my core Our world is faster paced than prior folk faced Not better, not worse, necessarily, but changed I’m sure for […]

Cheap Bead on a Necklace of Stars

When will we say enough is more than enough Will it be before our world, life cries, “time out” Will we be told, exit the stage, leave all our stuff Never convinced we knew what our play’s about Where have we gone wrong in the deeps of time Perhaps, a wrong person took a rock […]

#Slipping Points

I. The Most Addictive Drug What is, do you think, the most addictive drug If I suggest possibilities, you may nod or shrug It is neither heroine nor is it prevalent nicotine It’s something that makes us act more obscene What, you say? You believe it is crack cocaine By comparison to this, we would […]