Care And Upkeep Of Writers

REVISED. Gad, the first version was meh. Dearest Darling, I confess that I have featured you in numerous provocative and compromising scenarios. I’ve also bumped you off without remorse. Early in our relationship, I would have been embarrassed to let you read how I’ve relied upon your visage and reputation for my content. Over time, … Read more

Lament of a Modern-day Mestiza

Lament of a Modern-day Mestiza   In my veins runs the blood of at least six different peoples: Spanish, Mexican, Scottish, Irish, English and German. My paternal grandparents were mestizos from Chihuahua and Durango. They had grown up in the towns and attended school up to the eighth grade. They came to the U.S. in … Read more

Slick

I’m watching this guy shoplift cheese and he’s slick. I didn’t do anything, because I was so fascinated with his method. So, I thought I’d share. You never know. He’s at the dairy counter with a basket—I’m assuming he’s pricing alternatives. He picks up a honkin slab of cheddar and looks it over, but here’s … Read more

Gathering On The Mount

12/21/12. Midnight… Yeah, rubber boots, what I decided to go down in. We paused, looking at the sky, my beloved and I, to get a good view. The sky was not particularly biblical, so we returned somewhat disappointed. There were no indications of gamma ray toastus or meteorites. No evidence of reptile people. Nary a … Read more

Letter From Christmas Isle

I am granting you my newest wish, because wishes are the most wondrous of human attributes. Take my pinky, and we’ll walk as we read, sauntering a path of words set in this year 2012… Beware the haunts. Beware of what finds your inner harbor. Allowing selective haunting gathers selective baggage. I sidestep the news, … Read more

The Canadian Great Escape

November 11th is Remembrance Day, a day to pay our respects to all the men and women who fought for our freedom. I listened to a radio broadcast this afternoon in which Jian Ghomeshi interviewed Robert Fisk who is the Middle East war corespondent for the The Independent newspaper. He recently wrote an article, “Do … Read more

Great News!

The overall polling trends are moving in favor of the President and democrats across the country. In his blog “FiveThirtyEight”, the statistician, Nate Silver, shows the likelihood of President Obama winning at about eighty-six percent. There were some touch-and-go moments over the last few weeks, when it looked like the pro greed and big business, … Read more

Why Are We Concerned With Politics?

Because there are madmen at the wheel. Think about it. If people didn’t pursue power over others, there would be no need for governance. That’s the power paradigm—those who take power from an oppressor become the oppressor. The word ‘environment’ used to be define our surroundings. Then the word became associated in the phrase ‘natural … Read more

Hurricane Sandy: M Dawn Reports

When Hurricane Sandy hit the Caribbean we hardly noticed. She was just a blip on the world radar, a ten second blurb on the evening news. She was a tropical storm then, meandering up the coast, traveling at a mere thirteen miles per hour. Late last week, our newscaster pulled us in to look at … Read more

Musing on Deteriorating Urban Infrastructure

  “Roads in suburban neighborhoods are better than urban” subsidized neighborhoods. I’ve heard this railed on the news, re some speech a politician was giving to establish an us vs them tactic. Infrastructure depends on the mayor of the community and the tax base. Reminds me of the road to Secret Lake. One bend is … Read more

What to buy for Armageddon?

There are only a few shopping days left until Armageddon. Writers are intuitive, and many leave chores for last. I’m not sure what I’ll get those closest, or even those in close proximity. Haven’t been tuned up to far reaching circumstances and half the conclusions we arrive at lose importance with vicinity. Goals are less … Read more

Truth, Good or Bad

Someone prompted the following… For True 10/23 21:36:49 the ways I fear the truth as I fear the day rising locked in a moment before the dream burns away truth can wait hard, unforgiving, merciless truth stayed– holding, clinging closest to god before the ringing before a name is called when inevitable turns outcome gather … Read more

Rear-View Mirror

According to the poets, spring is the season of love, but I’m seeing it every day as the leaves fall and the smell of wood smoke is in the air. Autumn. I noticed evidence of this a week ago, driving through my residential streets on a Sunday, mid-afternoon. It was especially warm that day, but … Read more

Find the Cause

  “59,000 North Americans will die of breast cancer in one year.” Pink Ribbons Inc. National Film Board of Canada   I was up late the other night watching the documentary, Pink Ribbons Inc. I was shocked to learn the facts. We think we know and understand something and it is revolutionary to realize we … Read more