In Honor of the Late Edward Kennedy

I don’t believe in coincidences. One of my theoretical foundational teachers is Carl Jung, who I don’t think believed in coincidences either.  He had a word–synchronicity–for events that are linked, not in our traditional belief in cause and effect, but by energy or some other “non-logical” connection. Because it seems to me to be significant … More In Honor of the Late Edward Kennedy

A Poem for Susan

  My son and I saw the 9/11 memorial when we visited New York City this summer, and it is quite a lovely and striking monument. Today can be a difficult day for people.  It can be a time for grieving.  But I hope it is a day of grieving with love instead of hate, … More A Poem for Susan

Lessons on Charlottesville from a Deceased Grandaddy

I started today as I usually do, with a two-mile meditative walk through our local peaceful and beautiful park-like cemetery. And as has been the case for the past several days, my mind and my heart were reflecting on the sad events at Charlottesville this weekend and the international fall-out of our personal, collective, and … More Lessons on Charlottesville from a Deceased Grandaddy

Celebrating Women as the Original Scientists

This wonderful month of April is coming to an end, and so is National Poetry Month and the official Week of Action follow-up to April 22nd’s March For Science.  However, there are still plenty of opportunities for those of us who would like to see our governmental policies based on science instead of….well, let’s just say … More Celebrating Women as the Original Scientists

Poets for Science

Not only is April host to Earth Day, but it also National Poetry Month here in the US.  Those two events intersected yesterday in a program that Academy of American Poets Chancellor Jane Hirshfield developed called “Poets for Science.” Hirshfield is one of the most accomplished contemporary American poets, and environmental awareness has long been … More Poets for Science