GOLD STAR MOTHERS OF AMERICA

  With much respect…   I’d like to propose another level and order of Gold Star Mothers   One whose children were killed by the war against the poor.   Their … [Read more...]

Great Divide: Summer of Rage Devouring America: 2016

Great Divide: Summer of Rage Devouring America: 2016

 l. prophets A homeless man in front of the train station had a sign, Prophecies $1 Insight $ 5 Wisdom Priceless.   Being the fool that I am I gave him a dollar.  He … [Read more...]

Columbus Ross Trentacosti- Artist, bon vivant, friend, and so much more

Columbus Ross Trentacosti- Artist, bon vivant, friend, and so much more

My dear friend Columbus Ross Trentacosti  passed away in his sleep at 5 PM today.  He was 93 years old. There is NO sadness in his passing. I only smile at the memory of a man who was my friend, … [Read more...]

As a White Guy Does Racism Affect My Life?

As a White Guy Does Racism Affect 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 … [Read more...]

CELEBRATE LIFE: VIVA LA VIDA – a tasty sample

CELEBRATE LIFE: VIVA LA VIDA – a tasty sample

Friends The new book CELEBRATE LIFE: VIVA LA VIDA!  a taste of the new book I’ve been writing, cogitating, and performing since about 201l, maybe earlier. Certainly this is a motif as far back as I … [Read more...]

In Praise of Mature Women

I was traveling by Maine and ran into a woman in her late 40’s and she had this terrible reddish burn look on her face. She said, “The dermatologist recommended it and said that it will remove … [Read more...]

JOURNAL OF THE PLAGUE: LIVING and working with AIDS

JOURNAL OF THE PLAGUE: LIVING and working with AIDS

An excerpt from the book I wrote in 1990 while i was a nurse working on an end-stage AIDS ward in a Veterans Hospital in NYC. We will release this as an E-Book/ print on demand within the next two … [Read more...]

LIGHT A CANDLE: Loving the Enigma

Orlando is ablaze with anger, candles, and prayers… I add my candles and prayers for the victims   And, I light a candle for Omar Mateen.   I light a candle for … [Read more...]

We Are Orlando!

We Are Orlando!

  My soul screams at this insanity.   My entire being trembles with tears   How could we allow this hate?   We are all in mourning, … [Read more...]

IN PRAISE OF SMALL REVOLUTIONS

I may not be able to change the world   but if I can make you laugh or smile   with a poem, song, or story....   that maybe be all I  need to … [Read more...]