Watching Them Walk Away

Counting weeks, then days, till I embark on an adventure to teach English in Rwanda for Peace Corps, I’ve already said good-bye to my sons. They are back at their respective schools and, though we touch base most every day,…

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Herald of Spring

Spring is coming to Southern California. I can tell because Herald, the mockingbird who owns our hill, spends mornings perched in his newly-leaved ficus, singing his heart out and turning cartwheels. Mockingbirds' tasks seem divided in a sexist way. The new…

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Two Realms

Two Realms

Early morning sun on the San Joaquin Marsh Hummingbird flashes like a penny A rabbit’s ears on fire as he hops beneath sweet sagebrush Step inside the labyrinth of the great blue heron He stares you away with that piercing eye…

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Calm Down

Today is International Kindness Day and I woke up wishing my country wasn’t so divided, as I’ve been doing every day since I started accepting that it is. The only way to get there, I’m told, is dialogue with those…

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