September 11

For most Americans, today is a day of reflection. Many are moved to tears, remembering the horror of that morning ten years ago. Some probably feel emotions of a darker nature. Both are understandable. People around the world are remembering, …





The Empty Polling Booth

The Empty Polling Booth is not a science fiction story nor a tale of a post apocalyptic geopolitical construct. It is instead an idea for change. It was presented to me today by a very dear friend. There is a …





Where? How? Why?

As much as I might want it otherwise, I am lost. I have been lost for over three months now. It might be longer, I can’t be sure. I look around for the familiar, the comfortable, and cannot find them. …






Earth Day Approaches

Yes, it has been a while since I’ve been here. Sometimes it’s difficult to put together all the thoughts running through my head. I think I’ve found the analogy for what happens in my head. I have warm air rising …





The Pain of Old School

Honestly, I almost wish I had done this sooner. Realistically I did. The first one was “hollowed” with a gouge. That was also when I learned that leather gloves aren’t enough to protect against a gouge that has slipped. You …





Going Old School

I am trying to make flutes. I have had some success. The last two that are finished look very pretty. They just don’t play as well as I would like. They’re both a bit touchy with the amount of breath …






Long Distance

Cold and dark Electric sun inadequate Hot tears that won’t be dissuaded Taillights fading in distance Familiar routine of loneliness Distance increases through travel by a means not meant for human Same time zone, different time zone Same continent, different …