Year: 2021

  • Pity The Nation

    Lawrence Ferlinghetti was 101 years old when he died last Monday. He was born in Yonkers but is considered a San Franciscan since he made that city his home for the last 7 decades of his life. His father died of a heart attack before he was born and his mother was committed to a […]

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  • Needing, Wanting, Acquiring, and Letting Go

    We start with nothing, in a pool of blood, gasping for air. We need. We need to breathe, to drink, to eat, to move, to learn, and to retain that knowledge. We need things like shelter and clothing, and makes life more enjoyable if those things are comfortable, and stylish, and if they enhance our […]

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  • A One-Way Ticket to Mars

    “This is a sign – NASA works. We put our arms together, and our hands together, and our brains together, we can succeed. This what NASA does. This is what we can do as a country, on all of the problems we have, we need to work together to do these kinds of things and […]

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  • Building Palaces

    There is no place now that is safe for my gaze No soft landing for my eyes   Once things turn hard it’s hard to make them soft again   It’s cold enough to crack my lips and fill my lungs with frozen molecules of whatever it takes to build these palaces to winter   […]

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  • Submission Accomplished

    It is an understatement to say that we are living through strange and stressful times. I know that I am not the only one who finds solace in music. I have been burrowing through old Brazilian music and appreciating the subtler beauties in melodies from Joni Mitchell to Taylor Swift. It always bothers me to […]

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