Category: Reflections

Intermission #4: Heart, Broken

I kept telling myself all day that I wasn’t going to write about the shooting. It’s not that I didn’t care or I didn’t have anything to say, far from it. But I knew that if I entered the digital discussion, I would inevitably run into conservative whack-jobs […]

Of Birds Having Flown

Note: I normally don’t re-post a previous entry on the same blog, but for some reason it just felt like time to dust this one off again…   This is a poem I wrote for a special friend who had just lost her brother. These are my reactive […]

Peace in Our Time

Note: In honor of Spirit Day, an anti-bullying campaign in support of LGBT youth, I dug out this piece that I scribbled back in 2009. The editor in me really wanted to clean this story up, as I usually do when I re-post something dusty, but in the […]

Goodbyes and Hellos

  On the patio, Hemington, England, 9am, 22 May There’s a young lamb in the neighbor’s yard, bleating and prancing about, welcoming the day. Her name is Charlotte, a tribute to the recent addition to the royal lineage, courtesy of Prince William and Duchess Catherine. Apparently this is […]

50/50

  So, dear readers, I just hit the big 5-0 a few days ago. I’ve been on the planet for half a century. Time flies. It doesn’t seem like it was all that long ago when I was a bright-eyed college student, eager to make my mark on […]

Of Birds Having Flown

    This is a poem I wrote for a special friend who had just lost her brother. These are my reactive thoughts to a specific relationship, but I think, I hope, that the words can provide at least a tiny bit of solace to all siblings who […]