A new economics

Kindness is the least expensive thing you can give. Happiness is the most free thing you can create. Love is the thing you get when you give it away. Peace will continue to increase, with interest.

Words and Music

Songs combine the rhythm of musical instruments and the rhythm of words. Songs are a mix. Poetry, on the other hand, and all writing really, is an a capella song. Poetry carries its music through only the instrument of words. I think Leonard Cohen would understand this. He writes poems and sings them. Songwriting adds … More Words and Music

The Language of Beauty

“I look at the stories. So many stories poring between my fingers. Each expressing its transient becoming and being and quiet dissolution, netted and knotted with others while time stops in the oneness, expanding and contracting with each connected breath.” Excerpt from “The Language of Beauty” from Moon Full of Moons. During these summer days at the beach, … More The Language of Beauty

positive power

Focusing on peacefulness and kindness can feel powerful, almost defiant, in a challenging situation. After all, it is a conscious decision not to let circumstances affect us so deeply that we forget who we truly are. The choice to stay positive can feel liberating, like a bird soaring above the noise. It can feel cathartic … More positive power