Children laugh and play and our hearts are rendered lighter as we delight in watching them frolic, yet when they suffer at the hands of another too often we see Continue Reading →

Compassion for All

Photo: CA Hawthorne

  Burning roses, fragrant pain, the same violence again and again. Hollow raindrops spill their tears, smoking eyes where hatred sears. Irrationality, lightening fast, testimonial demons laugh in contrast. Wrestling Continue Reading →


An empty room. Bare walls, the decorations stripped away, the pink pigment faded to white. The outlines where the paint isn’t peeling exist as hints, as shapes representing a life Continue Reading →