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For the Week of July 20, 2014: Writing as Prayer

I’m on my way to Berkeley this week, teaching “Writing as a Healing Ministry, a week-long intensive course for clergy, seminary students and anyone interested in attending.   752 more words

Cancer & Writing

Wasted Youth

Tight against the walls
sad robots in assembly line
reflective faces catch rays
of glowing biomechanical screens

Robotic speech pattern loops
caught in repetitive motion… 91 more words


For the Week of July 13, 2014: What It Means to Heal

So much died here last year

but last month rain forced

peach-red mouths out of balding sand,

and within weeks sun coaxed

tiny constellations of yellow, 1,108 more words

Writing And Wellness


Engine eruption, burning atmosphere
blow smoke in the face of
earthly life-giving lie;
leave their black eyes,
tumors for descendants.

Water rush, water ride
no amusement and no park. 159 more words



The window
The floor.

There was a time
Like this before.

The shelter
The cold.

The unspoken past
Is getting old.

The landlock… 47 more words


Ink-Stained Past is now official!

Just a very minor update (though it feels important to me, anyways) – Ink-Stained Past is now officially at its own domain on inkstainedpast.com. All old links will still link back to where they should, so nothing will really change about site access; the URL just looks a lot better. 310 more words

Creative Writing

For the Week of June 29, 2014: Healing Rituals

I awakened a half hour later than usual this morning.  Deep in a dream that ignited long ago memories of a kindergarten playmate, I awoke with a start and looked at the clock.  735 more words

Writing And Wellness