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Humility

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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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Locked-up Abroad: Self-Imprisonment Edition

MMA Fighters and Ledge-Jumpers I innately know when I am miserable (in-misery) and in need of a time-out but my insecurities have conditioned me to believe otherwise so sometimes it takes me a bit to acknowledge that’s where I…

Poems Poems Light

My Little Girl Army

The tears of little girls No longer stream down my face; My wrinkles absorb them They dissolve without a trace. Once audible sobs Are now stifled in my chest By lungs which squelch them With mindful, controlled breaths. Their…

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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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

Man

The arrogance of man, Ignorance combined with entitlement – This is our downfall. The ancient Greeks called it hubris; Excessive pride Which clouds vision And creates a veil that blurs Common sense. Conditioned to believe in our own superiority…

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…