Shame and Regret: The Sting of Social Stigma

First posted in August 2012 Shame And Regret: The Sting of Social Stigma has more of a wallop five years later than four years earlier. We as a race must get something out of persecuting the disenfranchised and marginalized friends, family's, lovers, idols, and heroes. Maybe we ought to look inside ourselves and find that kernel of fear. … Continue reading Shame and Regret: The Sting of Social Stigma

Kissing, de novo

Kissing anchors a promise between two; Kisses can be the sound of winter-whitened whispering pines; fresh, slow, quiet; Kissing can be cagey and duplicitous; A kiss earns thirty silver coins; A kiss costs a lifetime; A kiss is as silent as a prayer; Kissing celebrates a war's end; A kiss draws breath lips tongues; A … Continue reading Kissing, de novo

One Creative, One Blossom, One Night

Jenni and I joyfully stepped out of the house at twenty past seven for her afternoon walk (kudos to Jenni's plumbing!). By that hour it was already dark but for the jostling tree canopy's flash bulb burst of the city's ghoulish orange tints. Our neighborhood Edgewater, enjoys its gentrification's hushed family sounds which escape their … Continue reading One Creative, One Blossom, One Night

Winter Recollection

Floating from heaven (perhaps an angel's first molt), flakes-first-to-fall scout the coldest of cold places where snowflakes might make landfall and swallow our feet like sand at the ocean's edge. The first few dance like marionettes and, like children, are delighted and distracted and saddened, our cold clowns drafted by the blizzard. More and more … Continue reading Winter Recollection


Our dog Jenni is a Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier. The Wheaten was bred in Ireland for over 200 years to be an all-purpose farm dog. They share a common ancestry with the Kerry Blue Terrier and the Irish Terrier. In Ireland, they were commonly referred to as the "Poor Man's Wolfhound." The Wheaten was not recognized as a breed in Ireland until … Continue reading Ker-Plunk!