An original poem for these times

I have found great comfort over the past few years from reading poetry. The way I see it, there are hundreds of poets, and thousands of works that they’ve created—who knows how many there are, even?—and even if I can only make sense of a small fraction of them, I’m still better off than IContinue reading “An original poem for these times”

What we need in these difficult times

As 2020 has evolved into the most chaotic and divisive year I’ve ever seen, I have often seen it compared to 1968, the year I was born. In fact, I was born just over a week after Robert F. Kennedy was shot and killed in Los Angeles. Only two months before, he had delivered theContinue reading “What we need in these difficult times”

She fills my heart with joy

My world hasn’t been the same since the girl in this picture entered into it, sixteen years ago this week. She makes me smile, makes me laugh, sometimes make me shake with anger, but at the bottom of it all I’d do anything to keep her happy and safe. Being a parent is like that.Continue reading “She fills my heart with joy”

Give the Love around

I heard this song the first time last night, on my daughter’s new CD by the Script. I love the song and its message. I thank the band for writing the song, and reminding me of how important giving love is. The world needs all that it can get, that’s for sure. There’s one F-bombContinue reading “Give the Love around”