Making it Right

When someone complains about us, we often become hurt instead of thinking about how we have hurt others. We can take it personal, lash out, believe lies, get defensive before any understanding comes to the surface. Understanding builds relationships. If we want enriching, healthy relationships we make smart efforts to resolve differences, but of course … Continue reading Making it Right


Box cargo, box train, four carts, twenty carts, fifty carts. Two-mile watch, carts pull the same distance apart. Five carts pass, three carts pass, running hard, two carts pass, one cart. Tempered and noiseless, just when the wheels stride, focused on that metal bar, it dips. I reach and pull up hard against the wind … Continue reading Train


Spin, cycle circle rotating unaltered direct course line fluidization in solid mass form over and over, round heavy pull, pulling down to center swivel sound and pivot too great to hear curved infinite arch constant no escape always moving faster faster expanding down crushing light speed, dark empty, nothing full dense strong- a dot beyond … Continue reading Spin


such a tender love- spirit wind surrounding logic lifting a barge overhead or the world on a donkey's back spirit makes life able the way of the firefly rat-race like, or Trojan horse all reason stretching for hard answers, easy answers none that answer sometimes it's worth more to float in the breeze walk of … Continue reading Spirit

The Basket

“She should have grabbed a basket, like all of us,” a woman said.Halfway through the store, the lady's arms were already full, dropping the crackers, dropping the butter, oh, there goes the taters.  She picked one up, dropped another, but restacked her arms, and hurried on. “It’s okay, sometimes we all go without a basket,” … Continue reading The Basket

End Political Civil War, or Not?

There is a civil political war over American values and policies. Issues about climate change, immigration, human rights, gun control, taxes, health care, and education have all been areas where compromise and collaboration get thrown out the window. Where does this leave the American people? Nowhere, in-between, without leadership. It's disconcerting that our country can't … Continue reading End Political Civil War, or Not?

Snow Mountain

Shelter, warmth, cradled by blanket. Aware of Shasta so present and awake. Moonlight bright, reaching spotlight full snow abounding space, mounds of white planets stacked under my feet. Black horizon burning stars surging blue. Glittered ice crisp crystals, silver glass, powdered dust layered in sheets of ivory fabric laced with fiber optics, carpet starched snowflakes … Continue reading Snow Mountain

Capitalism with Some Socialist Values

Capitalism with some socialist values is collaborative and smart. America is not in danger of losing our keen sense for individual rights. It is in danger of continually being one of the most ill equipped nations concerning health care, education, and renewable energy. Everyone is responsible to contribute, everyone is expected to pay taxes, then … Continue reading Capitalism with Some Socialist Values