I must confess.   I spend so much time feigning achievement when in fact what I’d like to do more than anything is lie in bed and watch TV.   And with the windows open and a warm wind making the curtains billow once in a while have someone beautiful bring me fried chicken, (and … More Achievement

Lack of Judgment

  The exam is upon us   The pressure builds, the tension mounts. Everything, everyone is judged.   It’s Judgment Day, the Day of Reckoning. Who shall sink, who shall swim, who shall thrive & who shall perish?   No one is safe here and that’s the way they like it   You want to … More Lack of Judgment


  October 1976. Saint Louis Park, Minnesota. I’m sixteen and I’ve begun growing a beard in an effort to look older. I’m shooting for twenty-one, but I’d settle for eighteen —the legal drinking age in Minnesota. My beard is still thin in places and since I have a date tonight with Lisa A., an especially attractive … More Mascara

Trembling in the Beams (from the 2008 release: The Mystery & the Hum)

Listen to the song here.   This old house has so much silver I can’t escape from my face I call down the hallway And my voice just echoes in space   But I always stayed with you didn’t I? While the others they up and left By now you know that my soul yearns … More Trembling in the Beams (from the 2008 release: The Mystery & the Hum)

The Angry Ones

  As from a pistol fury flies off from the dark. A million and more words each one hits its mark. Sweating and infected watch him as he runs. He’s just like us he’s one of the angry ones.   The time for putting things right has come and gone. Everything is set to change … More The Angry Ones

A Cure For the Politics of Rage

Creativity is about making ideas come alive, ideas, which by their nature, promote goodness and kindness. True, they might well consist of pottery or writing poetry, but they could just as easily consist of calling a friend who’s down, checking in on an elderly person who has no one to talk to. It also could mean studying a new language, or attending a class in filmmaking. It could mean getting on the Internet to find out how to use your skills as a mechanic or athlete to help underprivileged high school kids. Creativity means being fully alive in a given moment and being responsive to the world around you. … More A Cure For the Politics of Rage

Winners Are the Least Interesting People in the World

  Winners are the least interesting people in the world.   They’ve got one switch. Claw to the top  it says.   Winners say what needs saying, they do what needs doing. Truth, justice, mercy  —etc. Words 4 suckers.   But they only feel loved when they’ve won.   We’ve seen their act so often we can … More Winners Are the Least Interesting People in the World