The Song To Set Me Free

The Song To Set Me Free

A Navajo friend once told me that his people do not sin. Rather, they are “out of order.” ~Ellen Meloy Imagine a world where people are not labeled ‘evil’ because they violated an arbitrary rule crossing into sin but viewed as out of order, out of harmony, sick, and can be realigned with the flow […]

Winding Roads

Winding Roads

We cannot become what we need to be by remaining what we are. ~Max DePree How do we become who we need to be without a map showing us the path or, at least, the coordinate of the final destination across Terra Incognita? Is it because a glimpse of the treacherous road would terrorize us […]

The Persistence of My Existence

The Persistence of My Existence

I hear the call of a seasoned witchwailing from a murky draining ditchher black eye peering through a tartan buttonhole stitchcalling me to visit Greenwichand feast on a green willow switchwith a wicked son of a bitch

Magical Music

Magical Music

Music is an anesthetic. ~Yusef Kumuyakaa Music is an anesthetic and a stimulant. A calmer and an exciter. Music has the ability to amplify and attenuate a person’s mood. It swoons of love and drives people to a hateful nationalistic fervor rationalizing the invasion of sovereign nations. It unites a group while inciting to divide […]

Passive Music, Active Poetry

Passive Music, Active Poetry

If I had my life to live over again, I would have made a rule to read some poetry and listen to some music at least once every week. ~Charles Darwin In a world awash in information and, sadly, disinformation designed to manipulate a gullible public, the truth of poetry and music in an almost […]

I Don’t Understand Music

I Don’t Understand Music

You don’t understand music; you hear it. So hear me with your whole body. ~Clarice Lispector I enjoy multi-varied musical genres from the silky, sultry tones of Old Jazz as sung by the tormented Lady Day to the hardcore thrash of the deeply troubled Dead Kennedys. I get lost in the guitar licks of Neil […]

Plastic Flowers

Plastic Flowers

I show plastic flowers to Mother Nature’s daughter She held a vase, her misty gaze brought them to life I was amazed, she turned to me with a tear in her eye ~Neil Young, Plastic Flowers We attempt to mimic Mother’s handiwork in the creation of plastic replicas of living flowers. The irony is we […]

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