Everything is Perfect

I had a dream in my half-awake state while coasting with 70 strangers on a congested bus headed upcountry. In this dream, my life had no chronology, no narrative – only mystical reflections on reality as I gazed pensively out the window of a moving vehicle at a world untainted by power of any kind. […]

Here’s What I Want to Say After 3 Months of….Not Saying

I have been quiet because I’m tired of being misunderstood.  Misunderstanding seems to often relate to privilege / marginalization versus perceived privilege / marginalization. But now I have realized misunderstanding is unavoidable – even if nothing is spoken, as virtually everyone I know falls into one of the following categories: 1) Neighbors who grew up living […]

Thanks for reposting a Mandela quote. Are you ready to die?

The world responded immediately to Nelson Mandela (Madiba)’s death: with Facebook posts. Twitter and other social media websites were blown up with pictures and quotes of one of Africa’s most notable contemporary elders. Days later, the status updates have not ceased. One would think that the people of the world are ready for revolutionary systemic […]

Why I Should Be an Alcoholic

I once knew physics well for A few months A bomb descended I Couldn’t stop it (but on paper I knew) The impact was absorbed by the Face of a laughing child And the weight of cinder blocks resting upon Her blameless corpse I looked at my uncle’s tax forms there was Written the child’s […]