Come Fly with Me: Angels Cheer

I am 47 years old. I turn 48 late this month. I haven’t been someone who has ever given too much weight to birthdays or the passing of the years. But this year my impending birthday is hitting me some. I’ve really not thought too much about age until very recently, but at some time…

Dare (poem)

Dare 33 34 Peaches, peaches abundant, the fruit maturing. How to select the best one? Outside in the sun in the middle of an ancient desert, baking in oil with basil, vanilla, wine. The basting brush strokes, strokes painting into a corner that leads only to new rooms to fly out to and paint. So…

Autism 101: Hating Your Autistic Child

Full title and full disclosure: Autism 101: hating your autistic child … and teaching her or him self-loathing. Twice in the past week I’ve seen “I love my child, but I hate autism” posts by parents of autistics. One was written by a real-life friend I respect greatly, and one was by a Facebook friend…

Do you love?

Do we love? Do we love another person less because he or she happened to be born in another country and we happened to be born in this one? Do we love her less because she has a different skin color? Or speaks a different language? Do we love him less because he worships a…

Masaru Emoto on Love and Gratitude

  Ray: When you publish a water-crystal photograph — say, for example, in The Hidden Messages in Water, your first book popular in North America — how do you select the photograph? I imagine for any given word or piece of music, you take multiple samples and so have many images of the water from…