• Celebrate Life at Everyone’s Books 22 Sept 6 PM and a poem - Friday 22 September 2017 at 6 PM at Everyone’s Books in Brattleboro – Vermont poet and storyteller will read selections from his new book “CELEBRATE LIFE: VIVA LA VIDA” published by Vermont Art Poetry Press.  Copies of the book are currently at the bookstore. Namaya said, “This is a collection of stories and poems, some will make ...
  • Lyme Disease and the Shingle - I have an excellent memory, my vocabulary is at the top, and I’m a published poet and writer. I’ve also done my share of carpentry and roof repairs.   Yesterday, my wife said the word “shingle” not from chicken pox, but the shingle on the roof… for a moment I knew it was a common ...
  • As a White Guy How does Racism F– – With My Life? - I’m a White middle class middle-aged man with more than a few dollars in the bank. I see the police and can wave at them and drive safely on by. If I reach into my coat pocket for my wallet and identification I will probably not get shot with forty bullets. I can shout out ...
  • Cop Named Joe - In a small Vermont town there was a cop there by the name of Joe and four years ago he became chief of police. He said, “About 80% of our cops are good, it is the 20% we have problems with, but as chief I am going to see if I can do something about ...
  • If a flower can imagine the presence of love, why can't we heal the world. Shy Erotic Kisses of Emily Dickinson - I love the shy erotic kisses of Emily Dickinson.   Sequestered in myth as a recluse spinster.   but your hot passionate kisses of word and song   burn with erotic    bliss in my soul.   …Songs of your Moorish lovers    and tales of midnight    rendezvous.   How well have we loved ...
  • MALIKA AL JAZEERA: QUEEN of the ISLANDS – by Namaya - There is the legend of the Queen of the Islands, Malika Al Jazeera, A myth…. or so I believed… till one moon inspired night in the labyrinth of Algiers.   “La Belle Dame Algiers” I sailed along the Berber coast, past the shores of Tangiers and the caves of Hercules, veering   off the cape ...
  • Keep the Statues of the Slave-holders, but….mark their deeds. - Thomas Jefferson fathered a half dozen             children with his African American slave – Sally Hemmings. He probably fathered more with other slaves.   He owned hundreds of slaves…             men, women, and children who toiled for him, while he wrote             the Declaration of Independence, “All Men are created equal.”   Did he ponder ...
  • Bring the Soldiers Home -
  • At 62, before I go… and a brief Update -                         I’m not going, yet… I’m mostly healthy and fit, a lot of bumps and bruises from life.   It is nearing autumn, friends had died this past year, and the memory of their incomplete lives haunts me.   The rustling bones of autumn leaves ...
  • #StopHate #StopFacism #impeachTrump - It is long overdue to get rid of the Racists and KKK Supporters from Public Office. “Bannon out of the closet”
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