1. Will there be hummingbirds? 2. Sometimes I comfort myself by thinking in geological time, astronomical space. When humans die out on the planet we call Earth, what other species will be […]
On Purpose: Work, Religion, and Community
I used to be a priest in the Church of Poetry. I had 60-80 parishioners per semester, mostly young people with varying dedication to Poetry. Some entered the classroom having only worshipped […]
What She Said, January 19: Benazir Bhutto
Democracy is necessary to peace and to undermining the forces of terrorism–Benazir Bhutto, First Female Prime Minister of the Islamic World
What She Said, January 18: Nikki Giovanni
Some say we’re responsible for those we love. Others know we are responsible for those who love us.
–Nikki Giovanni, American Poet
What She Said, January 17: Greta Thunberg
Since our leaders are behaving like children, we will have to take the responsibility they should have taken long ago.
What She Said, January 16: Wilma Mankiller
Whoever controls the education of our children controls the future.
— Wilma Mankiller, former Chief of the Cherokee Nation
What She Said, January 2: Richelle E. Goodrich
Past and Present I know well; each is a friend and sometimes an enemy to me. But it is the quiet, beckoning Future, an absolute stranger, with whom I have fallen madly in love. –Richelle E. Goodrich