Tell Me Why

Tell me why the world seems brighter And reality feels infinity lighter Tell me why the moon glows Brighter than a Valentines rose Tell me why the sun is healing Warming the spirit with feeling Tell me why time stands still Standing at the peak of the hill Tell me why I can see forever … More Tell Me Why

What Can I Say?

A million English language words A vast opportunity of expression Each a snowflake of meaning Paintbrushes of inner confession What can I say, without the wordplay? Hand me the script for this occasion Many answers and witty remarks My problem will not fit this equation Standing here, no excuse in hand That empty facial look … More What Can I Say?

When You Realize

You know the moment that something brilliant pops into your head.  An idea or a truth. The light bulb over your head turns on. Maybe it even strobes or registers an exclamation mark.  A stroke of genius will trigger the “Do You Realize??” song by The Flaming Lips and the “happy dance” cannot be far … More When You Realize

Looking Back

Life isn’t always fair or uplifting. Sometimes it sucks. At some point in our lives we’ve been humbled, taken down a notch, or made to see the error of our ways. The act of humility is recognizing and accepting missteps, and understanding why we failed. No, it’s not always someone else’s fault. Sometimes we get exactly … More Looking Back

Try to Be 20

Unless you are 20 years old, it doesn’t work. It can’t work.  The banana can never be green again. Twenty is not a cultural touchstone.  It is the epicenter of only that universe.  Twenty is when kids are figuring it out.  Youthful appearance and attitude are cultural currency for that generation, but not tender as … More Try to Be 20

The Simpler Life

A simpler life has many definitions. Maybe it means less cares or stresses, fewer responsibilities, no money worries, retirement, or maybe it’s a vision of how life used to be. Watching To Kill a Mockingbird one night jogged my memory of many years ago. The film is set in the Depression and everyone is struggling.  … More The Simpler Life

Season’s Greetings

In this time of celebrating the holiday and embracing all that is meaningful to us, it’s important to reflect on the bigger picture around us. While we want goodwill and peace throughout the universe, we are more concerned with what is happening in our little sphere, our family, friends and associates.  Typically, we send out … More Season’s Greetings

Passion

“Strong and barely controllable emotion.” That’s the Oxford dictionary definition. Passion is a rousing stimuli from deep inside, that tries to escape through your pores. It’s so strong you need to hold tightly and guide where it goes. Ride that tiger. Passion is a pole vault over challenges, hurdling obstacles, it is this strength of … More Passion