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Defusing the culture of Blame

Just before the election, I was chatting with one of my students ( a white woman) about her life. She said that although she already has a bachelors degree in Biology and a two year nursing degree, the hospital where she works has now made a rule that all nurses must have a four year … Continue reading

ART

Mad is the poet in the wilderness, Crying at the moon for its brightness. Full of the pink of the cherry blossoms, falling like snow.   Lost is the sculptor in creation, Tearing at the clay like a fireman. Digging to release the young maiden, hidden below.   Quiet, the songwriter listens, Dumbstruck by the … Continue reading

My Mother was Facebook

When my mother died, it was like a sudden internet outage. Like being caught in a tunnel. Suddenly there were no updates on the saga of my first cousin’s new job, no updates on my brother’s travel itinerary. It was as if the service was gone and the towers had been knocked down. Continue reading

Why I write Poetry?

Writing Poetry, Is distilling language down, to the very core.

Cinderella’s Fall

A dream come true. A fairytale ending She had won her prince at last and moved into the shining castle. But her heart was still nestled in the cinders Black and cracked Something that crumbled in her hands.   The white walls were sterile and empty Her love, a night’s enchantment So in the end, … Continue reading

The Blue Skull – Answer to a challenge

There was a challenge on tumblr to make a poem about this print. This is my entry. The Blue Skull In the mud of a hollow well, my bones rotting lie in the darkness of the day Black bugs crawl through the digits of my toes digging holes in the place where flesh once lay … Continue reading

They call them weeds

Yellow Sunflowers. Others call them weeds, and yet, They brighten my day.

I watched a movie – Certified Copy by Abbas Kiarostami

I watched an art movie with Juliette Binoche in it. How can I sum up my feelings? I’m going to let my characters speak for me. Here is the cast of Lunatics in the short – Movie Night! MOVIE NIGHT (A lunatics short) Hiromi: So this is your favorite film? Certified Copy by Abbas Kiarostami … Continue reading

3-14-15

Happy Pi Day! I just noticed the date today is the first five digits of pi! I’m very excited although I know that you might be wondering why. The thing that makes me happy so I’m jumping in my seat, is that without Mathematics our great world is incomplete.  

Honor among thieves – Or why most fanfiction writers don’t use creative commons licenses

Today I was looking at a video and saw the creative commons logo flash by. In the free art world, Creative Commons licenses are the winners of the copy left licenses. People like the idea of publishing things in a way that keeps the art in “the commons” and still allows people to get credit … Continue reading