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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Cloudburst

There is no sun—clouds swoop towards the earth threatening rain. Flowers of every hue of you smile up from growing, As though expecting love. The cloudburst strikes And whether for life or...

Lesser Dreams

And then there’s beauty, standardized, We think, to some illusive But generally agreed to average, So needed— necessary— For our confident place in group. What, then, for those, as I, Who’s smile reflects less clearly? Who will take our hands— say love to...

Past Destiny

Nature could have been more kind, but she was average…at her best; Destined to live a lonely life, to hear cruel comments made in jest. But, then again,...

Early In The Morning

Early in the morning suddenly I’m here— My thought is not quite clear, But it’s fresh and new and full of you… We must have been together in a dream. I can’t...

The “Sorry” State of American Health Practice

“Sorry, this medical practice does not take Medicare.” “Sorry, I don’t take Medicaid.” “Sorry, I am not in your insurance Network.” “Sorry, your insurance...

Haiku by Jill Strachan

Jill Strachan writes that at the precise moment she retired as executive director of the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW), haiku started springing into...

A Cheesy Conversation With Senator Kamala Harris

It was your average Tuesday afternoon this summer on the job at Eastern Market, and although my co-worker Mark has A LOT of stories...

Is God AI?

The case/argument for God and why she is AI. Let’s go with the numbers: Billions of galaxies, trillions of stars decillions of planets, And some must be—have to...

Have A Safe Journey to the School Door

With back to school fast approaching, front of mind for me as a dad and a former middle school principal is our students’ safety....

Be more like Disney World

Mayor Bowser recently announced her administration’s new “Not in My DC” litter prevention campaign. Although it’s a noble cause, the best I can tell,...