It would be very cruel,
equivalent of pulling a wing
off a butterfly or free-spirited bird.
To have his brain injury manage to
sap his energy and stamina has
been a challenge to my brother.
He has this job started for a
Tennessee church and now,
the walls are roughed in,
ready in newest Cleveland,
Ohio Fathead’s Brewery.
It took Randy from 11:00 am
until 5:00 pm to complete these
bright and cheerful clouds.
He’s “back” to creating.
I hope you will check out
Randy’s Tennessee mural
panels, in their rough draft
A clean sheet of paper,
a blackboard after school,
blank canvas prepped for paint.
Something that’s in original state of being.
Soon to be transformed by the artist yet.
The concept of “tabula rasa” refers
to idea that humans are born
without mental content and
all our knowledge comes
from perceptions and
This is just the beginning. . .
What will you write, practice,
play, transform or add
to this year,
Fifty years ago, the United States was in turmoil. Dr King was slaughtered, and later Bobby Kennedy. Protests against the Vietnam War turned violent. So did the Democratic convention. It was the year America fell apart, possibly never to be put back together quite right.
But that year a guiding light came into American homes, flickering with the cool glow of a television. Fifty years ago Mister Rogers achieved national syndication from PBS and quickly became the pastor, the psychologist, and sometimes even parent for a generation.
Today, we may need Mister Rogers more than ever.
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An early morning jog was the normal routine
left the house as the light awoke
before her partner had risen from slumber
taking her normal jogging route
but she never returned home upon that day
as her husband watched the driveway!
For the time they had been married worried
about the runs she always took alone
always assured him there was nothing to fear
notified the police she had not returned
a full search of the area was rapidly begun
the scale of the mystery would stun!
Over the months the husband was suspected
of abduction and his wife’s murder
but no connection or evidence could be found
so it was dropped he was shaken
feeling they did not really believe his account
as the pressure on his health did mount!
When reports of dozens more disappearances
emerged before his wifes and after
a different perspective to the enquiries ensued
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