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POEM: The Jester

January 17, 2016


The Jester with a fractured, well-protected heart catches the eye of the Queen. Recognizing the Playing of Parts, he amuses, she smiles tightly, but her eyes open a portal. And in a flash, they both feel the intimacy between them form a lock. The molecules slow to a steady pulse, revealing all unsaid. Seeing it […]

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When The Narrows Came On Me Like I Was In the Trash Compactor In Star Wars

March 26, 2015


I shared this story at Douglas Corner Cafe in Nashville on March 23, 2015. This was my 13th story at Tenx9 Nashville. When The Narrows Came On Me Like I Was In the Trash Compactor In Star Wars The year: 1997. Around two years since my last road trip out West. If you are a […]

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Call It A Gift — Wandering Off Is Not So Terrible

October 2, 2014


I’m prone to inevitable flights of fancy. Call it what you want. I get carried away. It cannot be helped. Neither psychotherapy nor medication have quelled my intermittent love affair with being alive. And my willful experience of being entirely human. Each time someone dies, we are brought to our knees with awareness of the […]

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Bracing For A Punch: Or Why I’ve Been a Bad Blogger Lately

September 23, 2014


Never Not Losing, Never Not Gaining My body is sore from bracing punches. The near-constant rush of dark waves has left me shrill, wordless and unsure. It seems this year has reduced me to a perpetual defensive position, making any agency seem out of reach. It isn’t just me, although losing my grandfather and my […]

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The storm

August 18, 2014


Originally posted on BGeneric:
From out of the storm The angry clouds stir Vents release Explode I watch the thunder And wonder What will be torn away? What will be the same? Twisting rotting limbs in the road Empty buildings boarded up for the storm Ripped open Left behind to be studied by anthropologist and…

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Wendell Berry: Poet and Prophet and One of My Heroes

August 5, 2014


I had the distinct pleasure of meeting Mr. Berry when I was in college. I think it was 1990 and the club I started, Students For Social and Environmental Action (imagine that) co-sponsored the event if I recall. He is a longtime hero of mine. Enjoy.

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Tweet of the Day: A Worthy Way To Live Edition

June 26, 2014


I just love this. Every day I have the same goal: find something to love until it makes me feel whole. — Michael Indemaio (@indemaio) June 26, 2014

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Once: A Scatter-shot Look

June 19, 2014


Next Monday at Tenx9 Nashville’s storytelling event, they are doing stories on the topic, “Once.” I forgot to put in for a slot and was very disappointed to find it out. Nevertheless, you should come to Douglas Corner Cafe on Monday, June 23 at 7:30pm. A list developed based on my random memories that I […]

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Dr. Maya Angelou has passed away at the age of 86

May 28, 2014


3CHICSPOLITICO Maya Angelou, Lyrical Witness of the Jim Crow South, Dies at 86 By MARGALIT FOX MAY 28, 2014 Maya Angelou, the memoirist and poet whose landmark book of 1969, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” — which describes in lyrical, unsparing prose the author’s girlhood in the Jim Crow South — was among […]

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Watch the World Thank Maya Angelou

May 28, 2014


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