• Tech Support: How can I help you - Tech Support: Can I help you? I’m afraid. I’m sorry sir, I can’t understand you I’m afraid… ah… Don’t be afraid, sir. Why would you be afraid? The computer I mean, it isn’t doing what I need it to do, its stuck, frozen. Did you turn it off? No, I’m afraid to turn it off, ...
  • Yemen My Life - Yemen My Life: A Peace Corp Volunteer’s Memoir This weekend was the thirty-five year reunion of Peace Corps volunteers, Irish Concern, and other international organizations who served in Yemen together. We were innocent ambassadors to the ways of the country and Islam.  The baptism of my youth was in the glorious, incomprehensible, but always welcoming, ...
  • Art Rat Studio -
  • Planet Earth is not my first language - reclaiming my native language in a land of strangers  where the words of my mother tongue are sometimes too   alien and distant   I need to be back in my home land where the words are spoken every day my native language has no words for hate, anger, racism, or violence   only one ...
  • Light a Candle: Embrace the Paradox of Love - This is the poem I read after the service at the #UUNOLA Unitarian church, and the Minister said, “Never come back here! You are out of order!” Another man tried to shove me out the door (he later apologized). Maybe the #UUNOLA is not so much into peace love and forgiveness? Regardless, this is a ...
  • The Pornography of War FINAL -
  • The Inevitability of Peace -
  • New Orleans – Building a Peaceable Community 13 Jan 6PM – Thank you all! - This is a project that has been in the making since at least 2010 and before. Art, poetry, performance, multimedia, sculpture and installation project called the Pornography of War: What is more pornographic two people making love or two soldiers or more trying to killing each other?  We have invited artists from around New Orleans ...
  • Travel Is An Essential Color to our Souls’ Palette - Travel is an essential color in my palette of wonder. The comfort of my home in the woods, overlooking blue heron pond, with all my creative toys, holds me in a serene enchantment…   but the wind carries fragrances from exotic lands, birds land on my porch with stories in their wings, and the clouds ...
  • Thank you for your service – please, work for peace - I had my veterans for peace hat on and a young man came by and said, “Thank you for your service, sir.” And he shook my hand.   “Thank you.” I said. “But can you do me a favor?”   He seemed surprised, but quickly said, “Yes, sir.”   “Do something for peace every day. ...
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