thinking thursday : save a child’s life

Rest in peace, Seth Walsh "We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the hateful words and actions of the bad people but for the appalling silence of the good people." -Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. On this "Thinking Thursday,"...

poetry wednesday : lost

I included this haunting and beautiful poem in Life is a Verb. It was written by a man who began losing his memory in a form of dementia when he was just 41 years old, ten years ago. After I wrote to him asking for permission to include it, we corresponded over a...

thinking thursday.

[Can you spot the gay soldier? I thought not.] mind :: my brain and yours John McCain, really: "Why are we now trying to jam this thing through?" said Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), who led the campaign against the provision. 'It is all about the...

poetry wednesday : to be of use

To Be of Use The people I love the best jump into work head first without dallying in the shallows and swim off with sure strokes almost out of sight. They seem to become natives of that element, the black sleek heads of seals bouncing like half-submerged balls. I...

yes, i got a tattoo.

[image by Fiona Monks] I said I would, to celebrate my 50th birthday, and so I did. And no, I probably won't post any photos of it. When I see tattoo photos, I spend most of my time trying to figure out exactly what body part that might be or obsessing over the...