Dollars and Incense

Reconciliation is a zero-sum game Karma delivers the mail All prayers are filtered by God While you create the wind in the sail — Trading tomorrow for more todays Devalues the person you could become Always take the long way home Peace and love from your green thumb — Dreams strewn along lonely streets Waiting … More Dollars and Incense

Confidence Man (2022), by Maggie Haberman (book review)

The anxiously awaited book by Pulitzer Prize winning, White House correspondent Maggie Haberman, who covered the subject of this book for years writing for various New York publications. She interviewed more than 200 sources, and the subject himself several times. He called her his psychiatrist; later, he referred to her as a third-rate journalist. If … More Confidence Man (2022), by Maggie Haberman (book review)

Fool’s Gold

From the dark side to the light Tired eyes are slow to adjust Once slipping, now skating away From sawdust to stardust — After the fierce rain, a double rainbow The damp air pops with electricity Bold sunlight divides the blue-gray sky To the heavens, creator of synchronicity — A poor man casts off his … More Fool’s Gold

Within Reach

Days of future remembrance Dreams beyond my stretch Of a life no one really inhabits Something else to kvetch — Time is just a hypnotist’s bobble Cannot parse the fake from real So many characters, all this fantasy Stay around for the reveal — Beautiful is my favorite color No majesty in fawning majestic The … More Within Reach

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