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“And I know what it means to be alive” – Vol. 42

“—we can lie on the bed and imagine ourselves away—” – Allen Ginsberg, Collected Poems 1947-1997    *** If I lay here If I just lay here Would you lie with me And just forget the world? Forget what we’re told Before we get too old Show me a garden That’s bursting into life Let’s […]

There I Go, Rising (a tribute to Maya Angelou) – Volume 31

I learned a valuable lesson from Dr. Maya Angelou, one that helps me look at myself–and others–through the eyes of pragmatic compassion: “I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.”  Her death saddens me beyond (my own) words. Funny how it is her own words that now […]