Author Archives: thispedestrianlife

One More Light

So many who were touched by his music, now mourn the fact that Chester Bennington’s name was recently added to the tragic list of famous people who took their own lives through suicide. I was shocked to read that there … Continue reading

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NOLA

On a recent trip to New Orleans I was struck by the abiding sense of recovery. 12 years after Hurricane Katrina, so much is still left undone, yet hope and the spirits of those who love their city will not … Continue reading

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From Darkness To Light

“Against all odds, a seed rises from darkness and beautifies the universe.” ― Matshona Dhliwayo Look around our world and you’ll see the forces of life persisting and even thriving in some of the least logical or hospitable places. Like seeds … Continue reading

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Her Story

Originally posted on This Pedestrian Life:
Her story ended 5 years ago tomorrow. Or did it? I can still smell it, the aroma of it, in a Sunday pot roast slow cooking on my counter and also in the domestic…

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Life is Like This

Life is like this. Unfamiliar paths,  yet deep roots,  unrecognizable  at times. Curvatures, branches  representing the  paths we tread that bend  and entwine.  We follow,  we lead,  we offer shelter, hear answers in  canopies of  near silence,  cicadas, strangers and … Continue reading

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Because I Know You Want To Hear About My Closet

Today I finished my 2 day “closet review ” project. To say I’m slightly embarrassed about the number of items I took out and the number of items I still have would be an understatement. First world problems like that … Continue reading

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Lupine Sky

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What No Longer Fits

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In Memory of The Pulse Nightclub Victims

A repost from 1 year ago.* This poem was inspired by the recent Pulse Nightclub tragedy in Orlando, Florida, a town I grew up in and live near today. Like millions of others around the world I have so many … Continue reading

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Tasting June

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