Monthly Featured Poem

A Natural Man

Posted on: March 30th, 2014

  Walking a weeded path on a Saturday afternoon, I stumble upon a stream. An old man eating raw plants, I’m bewildered by what I see.   With a small bag of edible insects, he sets snares to trap small game. Enhanced skills of survival, he’s truly living off the land.   He speaks to Read more…

Empty Bowls (What Influences My Passion)

Posted on: March 2nd, 2014

The year was 1985. Somalia, there I was. Immersed in a culture I had never studied, among a people draped in courtesy but guarded love.   Fast forward to March 1993. Somalia, I’m here again. Amidst a tolling civil war: famine and mass suffering have settled in.   Today, while relax in Mombasa, Kenya I Read more…

Thoughts on Equality

Posted on: February 1st, 2014

  Transitioning from the days of “We Shall Overcome” to “We Shall Overrun”, new lyrics our youths sing. Widespread levels of inadequate education that must be reversed   if those cracked bells are to ever ring. And I too, sigh.   Although camouflaged, situations are getting worse, as grassroots-level organizers day-dream of a new birth. Read more…

Mental Fitness

Posted on: January 1st, 2014

  Each day, I will nourish on self-management, to redesign, for the present time, this line.   Opening my eyes hours before sunrise. Not with an alarm, caffeine, nicotine, supplements, pain relievers, or an energy drink.   But with prayer, meditation, exercise, and dedication. That innate power of profound joy to elevate in self, my Read more…