When God pulls out his fork

He told me that his kids confessed to smoking all his weed, this cabbie did. “When they were in their 40s, they finally admitted it. I didn’t know it was them. I thought my wife was taking my stash,” he said. I hadn’t asked him about his pot smoking habits. It never occurs to me [Read More…]

Not a story of miracles

By now you’ve heard the news that Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight have been found alive, apparently kidnapped and held for years as prisoners inside a house on Cleveland’s West Side.   Understandably the reaction from the public-at-large has been one of rejoicing. These women were believed to be dead. Abducted. Likely murdered. [Read More…]

The Red-Lettered Gospel of a Homeless Poet

Seattle’s evening rush hour traffic had finally eased off. An all-day rain had soaked the city silver. A man wearing a bear pelt cape called out as I exited Seattle’s Grand Hyatt Hotel. “Hey Miss!” Unsure who he was speaking to, I turned and faced him. Ratty dark hair hung in shoulder-length dreads.  He wore [Read More…]