I Sing You A Song Of Winter

By |2020-03-18T16:58:57-04:00March 18th, 2020|Prose & Poetry|

I SING YOU A SONG OF WINTERI sing you a song of winter.Of withdrawal and retreat.The seeds that we planted in the fall are frozen in the earth.Safe from the winds that would scatter and destroy them.The path is deepening.What stays, what goes.What falls off in decay of the old, tired way.What needs the tug of heartbreak to get it [...]

Love Letter to Fear

By |2019-09-13T22:31:09-04:00March 3rd, 2016|Life Arts, Prose & Poetry, Writing|

Dear Fear, It has taken me some time to get around to this, but with Valentine's Day having recently passed and the world evolving the way it is, I've been thinking a lot about love, affection and their opposites. It's high time I wrote you this letter. The world is full of teachings that would have me confront you, tame you, control [...]


By |2019-09-13T22:57:31-04:00November 13th, 2014|Writing|

I am swept away by the story of the Rosetta Mission and our landing on Comet 67P! That it took over 6.4 billion kilometers to reach this landing strip, including all the gravitational assists needed to get our spacecraft there. That it all happened in just 11 years, barely a blip in the history of our species. Like the [...]

A Glorious School for the Heart

By |2019-09-12T18:33:45-04:00February 24th, 2014|Life Arts, Writing|

 "Nature is a glorious school for the heart! I shall be a scholar in this schooland bring an eager heart to her instruction. Here I shall learn wisdom, the only wisdom that is free from disgust; here I shall learn to know God and find a foretaste of heaven in His knowledge. Among these occupations my earthly days shall flow [...]

Love Is Most High

By |2019-09-15T16:07:55-04:00December 24th, 2013|Prose & Poetry, Writing|

Love is most high More high than sky More salty than the tear From my Beloved's eye And sweeter than a drop of dew Born in a strand of morning's new For love is tall More tall than all More patient than the ancient earth Awaiting autumn's fall And restless as a song of spring Unthroated and untiring For love [...]

On Being a Towering Figure

By |2019-09-13T17:41:56-04:00December 6th, 2013|Prose & Poetry, Writing|

The towering figure called Nelson Mandela has died. This is the poem that got him through prison: Out of the night that covers me, Black as the pit from pole to pole, I thank whatever gods may be For my unconquerable soul. In the fell clutch of circumstance I have not winced nor cried aloud. Under the bludgeonings of [...]

On Waking Up and Walling Up

By |2019-09-13T17:12:12-04:00April 16th, 2013|Writing|

My life happens first and my art imitates it. That's the usual way. What I experience becomes my authority in what I bring across on stage, in a scene, a song, a mood, emotion, sentiment, argument. I admit I'm an adventurer, happier on the edge than in the center. Yet anchored in the center with at least one foot, [...]