Tag Archives: Relationships

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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Delusions of goodness

The thing about marriage is that eventually, your beloved sees what a jerk you are. And they tell you about it. (Insert Snoopy disappointment noise.) Research indicates that we consider ourselves far more kind and benevolent than we are. I … Continue reading

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Undressed

I walk into you time and again the hall your smile the blue stained carpet   I know there are a million angels tugging on your shirt and so many other things to do   So you don’t need to … Continue reading

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let’s quit pretending

let’s quit pretending that  the broken dishes are piecing themselves together  into an unusual mosaic platter the neighbors can  oogle    let’s quit pretending   that the dust  on the sill has only been accumulating for a week and that it … Continue reading

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Perfectly Imperfect

If I tell you that love made the world and that you are made for love, and that you are perfectly imperfect right now will you believe me?   joy-full and generous alive in your body creative gorgeous tender wild … Continue reading

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Fire in your belly or a “Living Winter”

As the days wane here in the north, I am considering how to “make it through” the dark days that are coming. Fall is often an intense lyric-writing season for me. Words seems to pour out of me either when … Continue reading

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Vampire fatigue

Last night I enjoyed playing an opening set for a presentation by Mark McDermott, a Seattle activist who has worked for years on behalf of laborers. He related a compelling family narrative about the rise of unions in the US … Continue reading

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