A New Day Dawns

We can do this, if we open our souls instead of hardening our hearts. – Joe Biden This day is a day of great hope. Because America wields such might and influence, what happens here can impact the world at large. Out of all the people attending the ceremony today, I was struck by the …

Happy Martin Luther King Day

The words and deeds of Dr. King have inspired me since I was a little boy. His message is knitted into the fabric of my dreams. May more people take his powerful words to heart. Let’s strive to live his dream of tolerance and peace, love and understanding. Let us all hope that the dark …

Finding Equilibrium

Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth. – Pablo Picasso The Winter Solstice has just passed. The night sky is filled with celestial drama, as Jupiter and Saturn align so closely they appear almost as a single star. Fluttering atop the cosmic wheel, the times of long darkness and short daylight …

Wonder Among the Stars

In an infinite Universe, there must be other life. There is no bigger question. It is time to commit to finding the answer. – Stephen Hawking My imagination caught fire this week with the discovery of a tantalizing “signal” coming from a planet around the star Proxima Centauri. This star is closest to Earth at …

My Three Hundredth Post

In order to write about life first you must live it.– Ernest Hemingway To celebrate, I am happy to announce the national publication Poetry Quarterly will publish one of my poems in their upcoming edition. The poem is one of my neotranscendentalist poems about nature. This injection of good news was just the soul-vitamin I needed. …

In Remembrance of John Lennon

A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality. – John Lennon It was forty years ago today that John Lennon was murdered outside his home, in front of his wife. John was just forty years old. He was shot in the back four times by a madman …