The Songs We Sing–Or Don’t Sing

Originally posted on K.I.N. Knowledge in Indigenous Networks:
One of my favorite uncle’s favorite song was “Coming to America”, from one of his favorite singers, Neil Diamond. This uncle passed at an age younger than I am now from undiagnosed lung cancer that developed during his time as a construction worker ripping out asbestos from…

Poem: “Siblings” & The Story Behind the Words

SIBLINGS A wall-eyed young girl in a party dress with carefully combed dark hair, brushed tears away from a narrow pretty face drawn with misery. Maybe the cause was a word spoken, or a series of them, a mentioned memory, person or place. Maybe it was all of those things for After giving a deliberate […]

2013 in One Word? Unbelievable!

Not unbelievable in the sense of the word many people might quickly assume, “incredible” in a positive way or simply “surprising”, but one of the literal meanings: ” so great or extreme as to be difficult to believe; extraordinary.” My 2013 was extraordinary in the extremes of life and living that occurred, but perhaps not […]

The Lone Ranger Premiere, Berlin, Germany, 19 July-I Was On The Red Carpet

Thousands of people flocked to see the stars arrive, and especially Johnny Depp of course, and I was standing right there and had the opportunity to take several photos, videos and get within arm’s distance as he passed me on the way into the theatre. I am not a fan of Johnny Depp, nor of […]

Summer BBQ-ing Photos (Wishful Thinking)

Snow is predicted yet again here in Berlin, but at least it’s not supposed to be as cold as the -12 we’ve been hitting recently. Some photos of summer barbeques and seriously looking forward to family, friends & grilled meats and garden patios. All photos by me.