Let’s Kiss the Whole Damn World

Though lovers be lost, love shall not; And death shall have no dominion. ~ Dylan Thomas I woke up in the middle of the night last night and realized that in the end, everything — every experience, every choice, every mistake — is about love. There is nothing else.   There’s just love.  It’s the … More Let’s Kiss the Whole Damn World

My Posse, My Tribe

“With all its shams, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world.” ~ Max Ehrmann, Desiderata Every day when I do my morning prayers, I open with a silent prayer that is, essentially, a call to the “protective forces” of the universe to gather around me.  I call on them as I prepare … More My Posse, My Tribe

The Cancer Poetry Project

Anyone who has read my blog for a while knows that I wrote a post about Mari last fall shortly after she died. I received word this morning that a poem I wrote about her, Ephemera, has been accepted for publication in the second volume of The Cancer Poetry Project, which will be published later … More The Cancer Poetry Project

Building The Buddha Land

We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world. ~ Buddha For Lisa Faye:  Thanks for blessing my life with your kick-ass friendship. This week I got hooked. Appearances — the way things seem — speared my flesh and wrecked my peace of mind … More Building The Buddha Land

Postcards from the Edge

July has rolled in with its requisite fireworks, noise and patriotic fanfare.  It seems hard to believe that half the year has already passed.  I am just six weeks away from fall semester and up to my elbows in prep to get ready.  At this point I typically start working on course shells, adjust assignments, … More Postcards from the Edge