Not so lone wolves – a poem

 14 brave souls gather to grieve a band of brothers daring to admit and touch the essential pain we each carry wounded warriors coming to council to lick our wounds in the private lair of menwe smudge each other with sage to purify and set our resolve followed by a whiffing of sweet grass to invite in some softness - the gentleness neededwe may be destroyed but we don't have to destroy.our stories shared, we hold space and gaze with kind eyes the burnt plant smell … [Read more...]

The Eyes Persist – a spoken word poetry sermon.

Tidal tsunami of torrid twitted tirades Blitzkrieg of belligerent bombastic blow-harded baffooneryPutrid plethora of pompous political pronouncements and pathetic public policy puke!Like a river of wasps my eyes sting when I see hundreds of families being ripped apart by forced deportations My pupils fix when they witness the Apprentice president bullying sanctuary cities into getting with the “ICE” cold program My eyes dilate when they see funding to vital social programs held hos … [Read more...]

Grounded in Earth-Breath

While things political are currently out of whack and in a state of alarm and distressing tantrum, we live in a beautiful, beautiful world. I'm on a 4 1/2 hour drive and the rugged autumnal scenery is reminding me that the personal and social storms of our lives are transitory and so very fleeting. No matter what happens with our elections, no matter how things play out at work, no matter the state of our love lives, and regardless of all of our petty preferences and opinions - the … [Read more...]

Eutychus – the first young victim of organized religion.

When asked "who is your favorite person in the Bible?"I don’t say Moses – even though at times I’ve felt adrift in life and like I’m floating down a river into the unknown I don’t say Peter – even though I relate to his epic adventures in missing the point I don’t say Paul – even though I relate to his ego, and the unnamed thorn in his side I don’t say Mary – even though my heart sings with elation when I realize how she, a woman, was the first Christian preacher and evangelist of the good … [Read more...]

Saved by the Lesbians.

in the bleak midwintermillions are unemployed, uninsured, and under pressure.widening gap between the haves and the have nots widening and gappening like mick jagger about to eat all of the billions of burgers mcdonald’s serves from the deforested brazillian rainforests turned into grazing land to feed our addictions to cheap bovine carcasses infused with hormones, antibiotics, and monsanto’s irreversibly genetically modified pastures.“corporate person” funded presidential candidate c … [Read more...]

Maundy Thursday, Footwashing, & Porn.

The title may've grabbed your attention.Unless you've got a foot fetish, it's probably because of the third thing mentioned in it.Let's face it, Maundy Thursday is the least known about, most intimate, and least attended, of the Christian holy days.The season of Lent begins with Ash Wednesday and then wraps up with "holy week" - which is comprised of Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, the great culmination of the celebration of Jesus' resurrection known as Easter.Most people have … [Read more...]