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Are Bathing Suits Harmful to Others?

According to an article in USA Today, on July 18 The French Rivera Resort in Cannes, France temporarily banned the wearing of a burkini (swimsuit designed to cover the entire body intended for women of Islamic traditions of modern dress). 167 more words


Hamsa, or The Time I Almost Got Blown Up By A Possible Terrorist

Hilde and I took a train back to Madrid from Italy that summer. We had just walked five hundred miles across northern Spain as peregrinas on the pilgrim trail of Santiago de Compostela with many of our siblings and several friends and decided to treat ourselves to a week of recuperation on the beaches of Cinque Terre, a charming fishing village postcard cliché in the province of Liguria. 2,169 more words


Safety not guaranteed...

Jonathan Last has written a  marvelous article  about taking his young son to Yellowstone National Park.   Every parent should be required to read it, but especially the helicopter parents.   315 more words

Polar Predator

He rises from the ice

like a formidable foe

of the frozen tundra

animal pure and craftily cunning

on the hunt

ice bound and stealthy. 73 more words


Like in the physical world

There are dangerous places

In the emotional world too

Places you shouldn’t tread

And if you have to

And I mean absolutely must… 177 more words



CRISIS in Haiku Fashion

Crisis is a state
of confusion because of
failing assumptions

Reliance gives Man
feeling of safety without
understanding why… 98 more words

Egyptian Rose

This is one of the newer ones. Enjoy.

Just a simple desert rose,

blooming in the cold

Such a peaceful pose,

amidst the dangers

still untold… 20 more words

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