Ride of Your Life

Gobbled-up by the slipstream Good intentions are upside down How did you get into my dream Really, I’m not this inverted clown — A frightening loss of control And no secret ejection seat The tension consumes me whole The jangle of an irregular beat — Darkness is a blinding trance Pitched sound, deafens ringing ears … More Ride of Your Life

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

Bernstein v. Barr

Memoirs are one of my favorite genres of books. Recently, I read Carl Bernstein’s Chasing History: A Kid in the Newsroom (Henry Holt and Co., 2022) and William Barr’s One Damn Thing After Another: Memoirs of an Attorney General (William Morrow, 2022). I read these books back-to-back. Dueling memoirs. What could these stories have in … More Bernstein v. Barr

Your Moment

Every moment belongs to you To soar or to disappear from view Each grain of sand is your time Every step an opportunity to climb The clock hands travel in a loop Singular, not part of any group Time etches memories on your face No other matter could fill your space The star in your … More Your Moment

Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

I don’t have to look for changes, they have been blitzkrieging me for almost two years. Change and I are not friends, we do not like each other. Not all men hate change, but I’m scratching my head trying to think of an example who does not. That’s a generalization of sorts, but I still … More Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes