Blog #1350

Seven years later. Periodically, I poke my head out of the ground and look around. Followers come and go with the shifting winds of interest. Thanks to longtime readers, welcome to new kids on the blog. I have a difficult time believing that I’ve posted so many blog entries. This has been my salvation through … More Blog #1350

Humble

Penetrating winds engulf the soul Stripped bare to my essence No hiding, completely visible I am humble in your presence — Your eyes ask to lower my mask Trying, I cannot answer your question Words wedged deep, speechless Inside, my heart holds a confession — Seasons segue into memories We become a potent blend Each … More Humble

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

Belfast (2021)

I never understood the historical, religious and political conflict in Northern Ireland. At the time, all I saw was tragedy. No, I did not live there, so it is perhaps not fair to comment. I do not judge, and naïvely, I always wondered why everyone could not find a way to live in peace. When … More Belfast (2021)

Bite Me

No, don’t. Just the very thought of a shark encounter is terrifying. I have friends that are scuba divers and surfers, who explore waters around the world. I say, no thank you. Sharks and other creatures can have the oceans. Parasailing or kayaking, nope. The only way I’d consider going out in the water would … More Bite Me

My Checkered Past

Adrift, waiting to be rescued Tone deaf, new to this game Blessed, with morally flexible Immune, to well-earned shame — Meandering, a slinky snake of character Miles from shore, king of the black sea One, the only critical number The day, begins and ends with me — The devil, lights on my shoulder Debating, which … More My Checkered Past

Merle Haggard

Last week, the Grand Ole Opry celebrated the life of Merle Haggard. Merle was never a “Nashville guy,” he did not like the cookie-cutter way Nashville made their music and preferred the rougher, Bakersfield outlier sound. Still, Merle was a country music icon and an influence on many country music entertainers. In Bakersfield, California on … More Merle Haggard