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Is This Enough?

“Whoever is not in his coffin and the dark grave, let him know he has enough.” – Walt Whitman The nagging begins in weak moments of fatigue or boredom or frustration: “More“, the voice says. “I want more” it persists. And the voice bleeds over to the blog now and then, with complaints about not…

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What Song Do You Hum to Yourself?

I want to go all over the worldAnd start living freeI know that there’s somebody whoIs waiting for meI’ll build a boat, steady and trueAs soon as it’s doneI’m going to sail along in the dreamsOf my dear someone– Gillian Welch & David Rawlings, Dear Someone There are bigger, more far-reaching songs on the classic…

Philosophy | Poetry

Making a Splash

This earth will grow cold,a star among starsand one of the smallest,a gilded mote on blue velvet—I mean this, our great earth.This earth will grow cold one day,not like a block of iceor a dead cloud evenbut like an empty walnut it will roll alongin pitch-black space . . .You must grieve for this right…

Culture | Philosophy | Writing

Magic is the Moment

I have a bucket of magic carefully collected from places near and far. I scoop it out by the ladle and mix it together in jumbles of words with a twinkle of the eye and share it in conversations and social media and blog posts. Sometimes my efforts spark imagination and sometimes they fall into…