Dia Del Muertos- to me it’s also a day of the Living.

The architecture of Mexico City is vast and eclectic. There stand relics of ancient Aztec and Toltec civilizations, interspersed with Spanish colonial palaces and buildings, coalescing into modern day aesthetics. I really ❤️ the Mexican view of death. Death is seen as a natural part of the life cycle. In the US, we are taught…

A Psalm Across America/ A Poem (Part 2 of 2)

There is a quaking in America.
We rise to meet her
palms faced up,
Our children’s eyes open
Breathing in this
hard-won early morning.
Eyes greeting the sun
Glinted through these tears
We look to see
plant seeders
filling out banquets of fields
They stretch beyond a horizon
in bursts of joy and exaltation.

Landslide/ A Psalm Across America (Part 1 of 2)

Traveling through America, I see how beautiful and robust, teaming with extraordinary lives and landscapes. I’ve driven through this whole country, but feel no closer to understanding it. I have not been able to figure out, at least geographically, why there appears to be a wide dearth between different factions in our country. There are…

Abigail/Cranes in the Sky

I saw Abigail standing against the large granite walls of a Wells Fargo Bank. She had a cane, her eyes were open but looking away vacantly. Her small white dog nestled in a basket below her walker. I turned to look at the people walking along the slopes on a downtown Seattle street. No one…

Over the Rainbow/ Forgiveness Rock Record

I’ve come to see forgiveness as grace in the form of an amendment. A repairing of broken hearts and relationships that heal all involved parties. We didn’t get it right this time, and that is okay. We’ve awakened the shadow in our anger and hurt, but don’t you see that fear is an illusory foe?…

I Can’t Get No Satisfaction/Just Bullet the Blue Sky

You know what sucks? I’ll be walking through a beautiful forest or meditating or jacking off, and I’ll remember that kavannaugh “allegedly” sexually assaulted Dr. Christine Blasey-Ford; I say allegedly in respect to due process- even though we all know you fucking assaulted her. So now y’all misogynists & fascists are invading my mind grapes?…