A few Sundays ago I was picking Alethia up from the nursery at my grandparents’ church, where we were visiting. The nursery worker let me know what Alethia did while I was in church: she dirtied her diaper, she played happily, she babbled but … Continued
I wouldn’t have to whineif the sun would only shine.But I guess that it doespretty much all of the time.That lucky old sunjust keeps rolling around,so I guess it’s the cloudsthat are getting us down.We think, “If I were homeless,I … Continued
Last year on my birthday, I was feeling young. This year, since I was still feeling young, I decided to record that poem as a song.
Here’s the last poem I wrote, “December Rhymes With Remember,” turned into a song.
When you feel worse when you thought you’d feel better–that’s the worst feeling of all.It’s when you close your eyes, spread your arms to fly,that you can’t break your own fall.
When I lose all hope in humanity,I’m glad I’m not a humanist.Because then I’d be losing my religion,and that would be a big decision.When I lose all hope in humanity,I feel more human and humanitarian.Humans are stupid and they’ll prove … Continued
There are so many people in this world,and so many choosing to have hopethat if we got ourselves into this messthen we can get ourselves out of it.And they want to believe thatthere are plenty of ways out of it.To … Continued
Have I ever told you about how I hate nostalgia?When I was a kid, everyone just focused on what was happening that day,but right about the time I got to high school, everyone started talking abouthow bad everything was getting,and … Continued
I will not start another bookuntil I’ve finished this.I will not blow the candles outuntil I think my wish.I will not cook another mealwith all these half-meals in the fridge.But I will start another dayno matter what yesterday did.
I have about three thousand ideas a dayand only three of them are any good,and one of them is just “we should go to bed now,”so it doesn’t really count.But still, that adds up to quite a few good ideas,and … Continued