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Steubenville

By on Apr 24, 2014 in Viewpoints | 5 comments

I'm excited. Brad Pitt, who was such a cutie when he exploded onto the screen in Thelma & Louise in 1991 has become a hero and not only a hero but a White...

Rikki, Tikki, Tavi, Part One

By on Apr 17, 2014 in Creative Non-Fiction, Writing | 2 comments

There's a crunching sound in the kitchen and that means Rikki is eating his breakfast. I'm delighted. My entire being has been willing that little guy to eat. He's weighing in at around five pounds again and that's the weight he came in at six months ago when I got him.

Enki and Inanna: The Gifts of Civilization

By on Mar 27, 2014 in Spirituality | 4 comments

According to Genesis God created man in His own image. Then He created woman from Adam's rib so he wouldn't be lonely. That bothers me and it can't be right.

A Goddess Who Wept

By on Mar 6, 2014 in Spirituality | 5 comments

The Temple to the Goddess Inanna in Sumeria was the central core of the community for centuries prior to and during the biblical era. The temple owned much of the arable land and herds of domesticated animals. It was the temple that regulated the law. It was the temple that kept the economic and social records.

Chapter Two, The Funeral

By on Feb 25, 2014 in Creative Non-Fiction, Memoirs, Uncategorized | 5 comments

Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, 

The Thunder, Perfect Mind

By on Jan 29, 2014 in Spirituality | 3 comments

The Thunder, Perfect Mind.

Burma Memoir: Chapter 1

By on Jan 26, 2014 in Creative Non-Fiction, Memoirs, Writing | 1 comment

This is the first chapter of a memoir covering my mother’s death and two years I spent in Burma. The year is 1969. Chapter 1, Coming Home Bangkok. It is the smell of it that differentiates it from other Asian cities. No other city smells quite like this. The scent engulfs me as I walk down the steps from the plane and lays languid in the humidity of the damp silk air, diffused through droplets of water that never seem to dry in the sun, a moist welcoming perfume, an oriental goddess opening....   [Read...

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