It's been so long since I've posted here, but this is a poem I've been revising after some much appreciated feedback from my writer's group... I’ve never really wished I could change the past until now.  Not my own, but someone else’s.  I wish I could will them to have chosen differently, At least, in … Continue reading Transmogrify

“In the Desert, Seeking Hope”

Granite monuments not formed by hands, Prime pieces for climbing, or sitting, or waiting; A palette of beiges and browns spread out That surround us all.   Brightly colored backpacks move Like honing devices to guide us as We trek –we humans in the wild, Crossing the desert.   In a land that is feral … Continue reading “In the Desert, Seeking Hope”

Avoid Disillusionment: Why Presidential Campaigns Matter

Presidential campaign debates-not exactly the sort of entertaining fare most people look forward to, invite friends over to watch, or DVR for the next morning. No, they tend to be for the viewing pleasure of those few political junkies, fodder for cable news pundits, and as reinforcement of political party rhetoric. But not so this year. … Continue reading Avoid Disillusionment: Why Presidential Campaigns Matter