Still Awaiting Justice for Jamal Khashoggi

Thank you Greg Norman for giving me an excuse to once again write about Jamal Khashoggi, the Saudi journalist who was brutally murdered inside the Saudi embassy in Turkey. Norman is a successful professional golfer who is involved with a Saudi-backed golf organization. Recently, Norman made comments about the Khashoggi murder, seemingly chalking it up … More Still Awaiting Justice for Jamal Khashoggi

For the Asking

Searching, what do I give to you? Days, I pondered and debated Showing, we are a blended two Perfect, not too little or overstated — Learning, the rhythm takes time Imperfect, a misstep and unforced error Knowing, we won’t always rhyme Retiring, the wayward wayfarer — Asking, my unabashed story Searching, for magic lasting years … More For the Asking

The Fog of Memory

Morning burns away the fog of yesterday Through these eyes I see almost clearly Each year compounds what’s valued I cherish those moments dearly — Once in a dream, I found you My beating heart is heavily scarred Tread lightly on this used soul Reminding myself to love hard — Absence crystalizes those snapshots Tightly … More The Fog of Memory

For Want of a Miracle

Hail Mary, more than a touchdown Tears fall, streaming down my face These silent prayers reach God’s ear The heart is thirsty for a loving embrace – Life floats beyond outstretched fingers I see, but cannot reach the healing light I am tired, frustrated and scared But vow to not surrender the fight –

The Introspective Soul

Take a moment, how do you rate? Not bulletproof just compassionate Battered, but far from needing a transplant A safe house, always a willing confidante Weighty enough to tether you to reality Stepping forward to seize your responsibility Humble mastery of your malfunctions Correcting damage from your compunctions Resisting the pull of immature behavior Stand … More The Introspective Soul

A Better Man

As Father’s Day is near, I am offering a few thoughts on adult males. Good men are not hard to find, they are everywhere. Good men hide in plain sight. Most men have good qualities, but that does not automatically bestow sainthood on them. Good men are not perfect, but they embrace their imperfections as … More A Better Man