May 29, 2020

“When Great Trees Fall” by Maya Angelou

When Great Trees Fall When great trees fall, rocks on distant hills shudder, lions hunker down in tall grasses, and even elephants lumber after safety. When great trees fall in forests, small things recoil into… Continue Reading

May 22, 2020

“I Am Not Seaworthy” by Toni Morrison

I Am Not Seaworthy I am not seaworthy. Look how the fish mistake my hair for home. I had a life, like you. I shouldn’t be riding the sea. I am not seaworthy. Let me… Continue Reading

May 14, 2020

10 Principles to Live Your Life Like Mr. Rogers

In his new book, Kindness and Wonder: Why Mister Rogers Matters Now More Than Ever, Gavin Edwards uncovers the real story behind the gentle everyman, Fred Rogers. Most interesting to me was a list that… Continue Reading

May 14, 2020

“My Lover Who Lives Far” by Camille Dungy

My Lover Who Lives Far My lover, who lives far away, opens the door to my room          and offers supper in a bowl made of his breath. The stew has boiled… Continue Reading

May 8, 2020

“Studies on Twilight Phenomena: After the Krakatau Eruption” by Eduard Pechuël-Loesche

Studies on Twilight Phenomena One of the most destructive and deadly volcanic events ever recorded occurred on August 27th, 1883, on a tiny island in Indonesia. The explosion of Krakatoa was heard over 3,000 miles… Continue Reading

May 1, 2020

“Meditation 17” a film by Robert Bingaman

No Man is an Island No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea,… Continue Reading