Throughout our lives, if we are fortunate, we encounter a number of opportunities to share a loving connection to another human being. For some of us, the essential experience we seek is the commingling of souls--the sharing of genuine love and affection. For others, it is more visceral and temporal in nature, with appropriate sensuality … Continue reading Anonymous Love Letter
The inner turmoil provoked by my pressing need to get my work moving, to resolve the issues surrounding the diversion of my attention to pressing personal circumstances, and to find some degree of balance and harmony within me, is evident as I gaze around my workspace and see literally dozens of loose ends, trails of … Continue reading The Clutter In My Head
Steven Pinker is one of my favorite authorities on the origins, mechanisms, and behaviors of language, in spite of the fact that I often find myself in disagreement with some of his conclusions about how language explains many aspects of our human nature. It's beneficial to study the writing of people whose ideas are different … Continue reading When the brain doesn’t work right…When the brain doesn’t work–write!
Poetry is not easy--especially when you are scrambling to get your thoughts out or your feelings are so stuck inside your gut that you can't wrestle them loose. I have never seen one of these types of vending machines, but I have tossed the idea around in my head for some time, and when you … Continue reading Poetry Vending Machine
Between Knowing and Hoping It's impossible to reach you; but at times it seems so real. There's just no way to share with you the certainty I feel. I try so hard, with all my wits, but all I ever do, Ends up a missing puzzle piece, confusing through and through. There is a path … Continue reading Between Knowing and Hoping