In 2012, we reached a turning point in our culture. For the first time ever, the freedom to marry was granted to same sex couples, not through the courts, not through the legislature, but directly, by the voters themselves in three states; Maine, Maryland, and Washington. By the process of voter referendum, same-sex couples […]Read more "On the Freedom to Marry – Part II"
07.09.2016 On Racism This week an African American, a black man, a Negro, a person of color; a man named Philando Castille was shot, and killed by police in Falcon Heights, Minnesota. This happened just a few miles from where I live; in a part of the Twin Cities that I cross through frequently. Philando […]Read more "On Racism – Editorial, The Week in Review – Analysis, Commentary, Opinion"
Observation The snow is mostly gone. The sky was lighting at six in the morning; when I left for work. There was a fresh dust of white on the ground, that disappeared in the first few hours of morning. The green is coming to my lawn, pushing past the pale yellow blades, the gray and […]Read more "March 1st, 2016, Tuesday – Observation"
Collected Haiku City of Water City boys running Hard streets are streams of concrete Hot tar, cool water Minneapolis Resting on the plains Astraddle the river’s banks Flowing, from the sky Family Root, shoot and blossom Dig deep, push, reach for the wind Drink from the black earth The Chain of […]Read more "City of Water, and Wild Places"
Lakewood Dance between stones, run Through the night with heroes, ghosts Tears water the grave From my Collection, City of Water and Wild PlacesRead more "Forty Days of Haiku, Day 40, Minneapolis"
Mississippi Saint Anthony’s step East meets West; sky, and river Fall into the plains From my Collection, City of Water and Wild PlacesRead more "Forty Days of Haiku, Day 39, Minneapolis"
Longfellow Pedal far, ride fast Bound only by water, East Push into starlight From my Collection, City of Water and Wild PlacesRead more "Forty Days of Haiku, Day 38, Minneapolis"