Coming Home

In her poem, “The Journey,” Mary Oliver writes so beautifully of the hero’s leaving home; it is only by doing so that she can one day return home again.

I left my creative heart a long time ago – is it time to come home again? Continue reading

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Are Things Getting Any Better? Let’s Say Yes.

I’m not sure if I actually heard what I think I just heard on the CBC News on Radio Two just now… it sounded like a group of civil rights activists “booed” at some other group (the identity of which I missed) at a rally commemorating the 40-somethingth anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech… and to top that off, they went off and had a rally of their own.

All of which is to say, if I heard that right, then no one in that civil rights group today was actually LISTENING to the words that Dr. King had to say.  Wasn’t the whole idea – I mean the WHOLE idea – of the civil rights movement to bring us together? Continue reading