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Courage

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In Defense of the Huddled Masses

Note about the photo:  1968 – The woman in the hat is my mother on the day she flew to America for the first time.  Two of my sisters, one of my brothers, my paternal grandmother and a slew of…

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Palm Tree in the Desert

One of the blessings I cherish most in my life is having the ability to observe nature unimpeded by the constraints of time.  The similarities between human behavior and those of flora and fauna are many and I suppose…

Poems Light

Unchained

When we say we are Victims of circumstance; We are but children Afraid of consequence. When we think and feel It’s someone else’s fault; We feed our guilt And fear of getting caught. When we stop trying To accuse…

Fables

Wendell The Bunny

  Wendell the Bunny lives on an island in Thailand which is home to many of the universe’s creatures however not ordinarily the home of the Eastern Cottontail Rabbit which is native to North America.  The how of Wendell…

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Kindness Is Not Weakness So Don’t Get It Twisted

Some people mistake kindness for weakness; this miscalculation can be a deadly fallacy in the animal kingdom.  Why have we been conditioned to look upon those who are kind, compassionate and vulnerable as weak?  It could not be further…

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Breathing Is Doing Something

Second full day of Vipassana (silent meditation retreat) Wat Suan Mokkh, Chaiya, Surat Thani, Thailand I arrive at the post lunch sitting meditation session in the main meditation hall a few minutes early although in absence of a clock…

Poems Dark

Mirror, Mirror

My fears are triggered by your presence My girded façade begins to crumble. Terrified by your mere existence I brace myself for the inevitable tumble. In your reflection I watch and observe My best and my worst selves Riding…

Fables

The Gecko and The Cat

It was an exceptionally dark night in the jungle.  It was the rainy season and although there were a million stars in the sky, nary a one could be seen from the forest floor on account of the dense…

Fables

The Fish Famine

A Fishy Platform Mr. Donald Man O’ War was the governor of the Western Reef which was an elected position.  Although he had position, wealth, power; was well-traveled and had many fish vying for his romantic attention, his language…