As I watched this short documentary, I found my mind drifting back to scenes from high school; and as I listened to the mother's anguished questions as to why her son had not spoken of certa… Read More
Recently, I have found myself increasingly cognizant of the fact that "social" media have become almost nothing more than channels for indulgent self-aggrandisement. Many of us ar… Read More
What is power, but ephemeral, illusive,anything but absolute?‘Tis a tributary to seas of blood,broken backs and broken bones,a graveyard of promises made without honour,spanning conti… Read More
Strong winds build large waves and storm surge in Ft. Lauderdale, FL during Hurricane Ernesto in late August 2006. (photo credit: Susan Caplan)There is a distinct chill in the air — fr… Read More
Rejection does not surprise me,Indeed, it is expected;For 'twas my first knowing,My début into humanness and kind;My foray into a speciesthat so completely loathes itself,that it &hell…Read More
H ere is my take on this whole "issue". There has been one perhaps unintended side effect of this social media ping pong game. As more and more voices join the uproarious cacophony of this… Read More
White versus Black, Believer versus Other- and Non-Believer, heterosexual versus practically every other sexual expression or identity: these are the fields upon which contemporary culture w… Read More
Colleton River Plantation Club, South CarolinaAt a few minutes to one o'clock this morning, I received an alert on my phone and, as usual,I checked to see what it was. What I saw pract… Read More
What is it to have a broken heart?We know its pain, but not its pleasure.Think!With each person loved and lost,a piece of us resides:a slice of Heart, a teaspoonful of Soul,a bit of both, pe… Read More
Upon Hearing of the Death of Dr. Maya AngelouI awakened,in that still morning hazeand with the familiar pounding of a few small drums in my head.The air is cool... crisp.The rains that began… Read More
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