#BlackLivesMatter

South African poet Willie Kgositsile posited the necessity of putting aside poetry in the face of looming revolution. “When the moment hatches in time’s womb there will be no art talk,” he wrote. “The only poem you will hear will be the spearpoint pivoted in the punctured marrow of the villain….Therefore we are the lastContinue reading “#BlackLivesMatter”

Weekly Photo Challenge: Converge

Photos are visual spaces where shapes and lines, objects, and people come together. The palm of her hand flies up to the sky. http://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_photo_challenge/converge/ Along the way, they also force the concrete and the abstract to converge: objects and landscapes are still themselves, yet already a little more (and a little less) than what I’dContinue reading “Weekly Photo Challenge: Converge”

#NoMoreWar

Where does peace start? In Mahatma Gandhi’s book “The Story of My Experiments With Truth.” Gandhi said: “When every hope is gone, ‘when helpers fail and comforts flee,’ I find that help arrives somehow, from I know not where. Supplication, worship, prayer are no superstition; they are acts more real than the acts of eating,Continue reading “#NoMoreWar”

Weekly Photo Challenge: Extra, Extra

BUZZ…This week’s WordPress Photo Challenge asks us to share a photograph with something extra; something with unexpected detail that makes that image all the more special. For me … the unexpected detail is in this man’s expression. The sadness embedded in his concentration. This is a photograph of my friend “Buzz” writing poetry outside aContinue reading “Weekly Photo Challenge: Extra, Extra”

Weekly Photo Challenge – Room

A classroom in a village school in Hastings, Sierra Leone, West Africa. Sierra Leone is struggling to get back on its feet after a devastating civil war that lasted more than a decade. I took these photographs in May 2014.The civil war ended in 2002.