Category Archives: justice

Welcome to the island of misfit toys

Life is juxtaposition. Anxiety and fear are interrupted by beauty. We may experience deep love and also painful disappointment and even hatred toward someone. While a child is being born, someone else is passing away. 2016 has been particularly intense … Continue reading

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Juxtaposition

how close together are the tracks of good and evil intentions and proof cannot contain them a choice made for healing wounds someone else empties out in a bowl of tears fiercer than a Kentucky rainfall ~~~ you may have … Continue reading

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In The Underbelly

in the underbelly of Chiang Mai I met a shoeshine boy, maybe 8  midnight eyes pleading face   he vanished into the lady-boys and  fat old white men groping Asian girls   I almost gasped when I couldn’t find him … Continue reading

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I live my life like this

I live my life skin on skin bow on strings hand to your heart dancing  in my own living room   I live my life like this   I live my life ripping off the bandages that hide the wounds  … Continue reading

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Globalization, Eucharist, and Lunchmeat

When I was in seminary I was part of a house church movement where people of all ages came together for worship and a community meal, shared our resources, and opened up our doors to those who needed it. Those … Continue reading

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Mandela and me

I didn’t expect Nelson Mandela’s death to be so emotional for me. We never met face to face. He was sentenced to life in prison when I was two. This means that for my entire childhood, he was in jail. … Continue reading

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Shadow

  “I am a shadow not quite invisible not form or substance poised to disappear like mist”   tell me, dear, I say, why this is so …   “truth be told…” she says, “we keep committing the same violent acts … Continue reading

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