South Korea: Tragic Loss of So Many of Our Young
Apr21

South Korea: Tragic Loss of So Many of Our Young

Two days ago, Danwon high school students and families held a candlelight vigil for safe return of over 150 teenaged passengers of the sunken ferry Sewol in Ansan, South Korea. It appears about 45 souls were found alive and rescued. The rest of the young souls, in part because of choppy seas and strong currents, appear to be still in the waters. Hearing the fathers of the teenaged children crying out, shouting in grief, begging the...

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the DOORWAY: Passover,  Easter, Return of the Light
Apr20

the DOORWAY: Passover, Easter, Return of the Light

May this day and every day be blessed by seeing that so much returns to the Light, the warmth, the gentle rain… when one realizes we are all called to New Life in so many ways. There is the Door suddenly revealed… we can, as we choose open… again… Long ago after a decade’s long drought in the upper north, the old trees not having leafed out for years and years… thence came a rain, a blessed rain in spring and the trees led...

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Absurd Army Rule on African American HAIR
Apr18

Absurd Army Rule on African American HAIR

I convinced her to go to the ER at our small town hospital, for her scalp was literally splitting apart and bleeding bright red, running down her brown temples and forehead and neck onto her lawn collared dress. The people at the hospital ER [not black] were kindly and horrified. What happened to you?? they asked as they cleaned and patted and washed and placed strong ointment on the long open scars of her scalp. Mattie, called...

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The Csendes Ember: The Man of Silence
Mar27

The Csendes Ember: The Man of Silence

By request for the Souls, from the Souls. THE CSENDES EMBER We were climbing up past Maroon Bells It was getting to be a straight up climb. Needing breath, we stopped talking… Ran out of words even more than running out of breath. Something about being in the Csendes emberof Nature Makes small talk stupider than usual… Csendes ember, amongst my Magyar tribal people means, Man of Silence, the name for any mountain anywhere, human...

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MH 370: We May Not Know Why/Where, But We Know True Self
Mar25

MH 370: We May Not Know Why/Where, But We Know True Self

On The Wings of Cranes If this is what is, if this is what it comes to if any living soul can recover any identifiable piece of anything belonging to the silver bird or to the souls aboard, a seat cushion, an ear bud, a wallet, a cell phone, a pacifier, a hearing aide, a cane, a bra, a baseball cap– that —that kind of ‘I know that item belonged to my loved one’ –that would be the worst-best that could...

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