Happy Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo—or the fifth of May—commemorates the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War (1861-1867). It is celebrated in the United States and regionally in Mexico, primarily in the state of Puebla where the holiday is called El Día de la Batalla de Puebla (English: The Day of the Battle of Puebla) A relatively … More Happy Cinco de Mayo

Mary Anne Mohanraj poem: Four Days After the Shooting

Four Days After the Shooting By Mary Anne Mohanraj I dropped off my son at preschool yesterday, drove by a school playground, the children lining up in messy rows. I started to cry, again. Wiped my tears and went on to shop for holiday gifts, spending more, perhaps, on our children than I’d planned. They … More Mary Anne Mohanraj poem: Four Days After the Shooting

Poems of Healing

In light of recent events, this page will be static and will connect to poetry, online altars, useful and/or healing connections or dialogues. Recent events: The tragic shootings at the Mall in Clackamas, Oregon (2 shoppers dead and some injured) and at Sandy Hook Elementary School (20 students and 6 faculty). Not included in those … More Poems of Healing

Anger is a beautiful thing

“Mr. McGee, don’t make me angry. You wouldn’t like me when I’m angry.” –Bruce Banner/The Incredible Hulk   In honor of finding my own anger and loving its incandescent rage with a ferocity I have only seen in hormone-riddled teenagers and brooding superheroes, I present this whovian mix.   Fury of a time lord  

All I want for Xmas is my two front teeth, and a ferrari, and world peace and baby tiger

for Xmas, I am integrating all my past identities instead of living in slivers and burning bridges behind me…

Santa and childhood friends all live together in a magic land called FaceBook and this is an excellent place to send them wishes and letters etc. Some elf will read that mail. I sent similar “seasonal greetings” to… … More All I want for Xmas is my two front teeth, and a ferrari, and world peace and baby tiger