Revisited

The videos from Ferguson, Missouri, of unarmed demonstrators and neighborhood people being confronted by lines of advancing police using military hardware revived memories of my own experiences in 1966 and again in 1968. I was at the time a student enrolled in a special summertime program for disadvantaged high school students in Cleveland, Ohio, living […]

Drought

It was that year when the southern weather crossed a certain threshold and so did my age, when I no longer wanted to embrace the dying forests. Those brutally long hikes that took me to the edge, baptized in exhausted sweat to reveal the wide world from mountaintops were no longer attractive. Too much drought […]

Three Short Pieces

ALL OF THIS When the drama has faded and there’s less distraction something still remains: That feeling in the first moments before there was doubt. Both surprised to learn the curious attraction love endures only in a world outside of fairytales. * * * I sit writing on the train. This landscape, New Mexico, the […]

Three Short Pieces

ALL OF THIS When the drama has fadedand there’s less distractionsomething still remains: That feeling in the first momentsbefore there was doubt. Both surprised to learnthe curious attractionlove endures onlyin a world outside of fairytales.     *    *    *     I sit writing on the train. This landscape, New Mexico, the high […]