Ecologue

It’s not about what it is, it’s about what it can become. – Dr. Seuss, The Lorax This morning I added a new word to my personal description – ecologue. Eco – meaning ecology, which is derived from the Greek oikos – extended family. Logue – one who is immersed in or driven by. Some …

Love Defeats Hate

The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it’s indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it’s indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it’s indifference. – Elie Wiesel I have been upset and heartsick these days. Two days ago a psychotic beast walked …

Dante’s Fire Escape: the passing of a great poet/publisher/artist/man

Poetry is a flower of an instant in eternity… Poetry can be heard at manhole covers, echoing up Dante’s fire escape. Lawrence Ferlinghetti Lawrence Ferlinghetti passed away this week at the age of 101 years old. Ferlinghetti was a poet, publisher, painter, and co-founder of the very famous City Lights Bookstore in San Francisco. He …

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 …

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 …

Love Peace and Soul

Wherever there is love, there is life. – Mahatma Gandhi I have been dreading these days for months. This week in America the number of deaths due to the pandemic rose above 250,000 – A Quarter of a Million. And that number could possibly double before spring. I have found it difficult to find the …

Lightgiver

Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that. – Martin Luther King Jr. Light is life. The sparkle of humankind increases with all our distinctive lights. Each and every open heart illuminates life and drives away doom and gloom. A life lived in …