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...

Welcome We Are a Nation of Immigrants

Welcome. We are a nation of immigrants. In this age across the board – interpersonal, dialog on religion, race and immigration … the vital element is RESPECT and TOLERANCE.

DWB (Driving while Black)IN VERMONT

  Two friends from Cameroon were guests of ours for a few days. Both are well educated and well spoken, and have lived in the USA for a few years.  They indicated they were traveling by car in Vermont, Massachusetts and Connecticut;   I reluctantly gave them my...

Celebrate Life: Viva La Vida – Introduction

  Yes. Yes – to life.  Yes – to the extraordinary possibilities in life. What inspires you? What is your manifesto in life? What satisfies you deeply – to the bone?  “Celebrate Life” are stories, anecdotes, and, yes, poems about the journey of...