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05/30 Destruction

05/30 Destruction   Shrapnel juts out of bones and plaster haphazard direction. Filling of iron shards Inches from the spinal cord Scrap of exploded kitchen metal. Next door to the alleged training center Home in Miram Shah Pakistan Official count: Read more…


04/30 – One bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer

A very rough cut, edits coming shortly but I wanted to get this up. One bourbon, One scotch, One beer 47% of all drinkers drink in excess more than once a month. Excess: More than 14 drinks a week, more Read more…


03/30 Greener Grass

This poem came from a workshop I taught where you take an idiom and try to flip it around, here’s my attempt at that. Greener Grass I remember the wind How it carried the ball Pushed it higher than it Read more…


02/30 Mango

Mango I’ve never cut a raw mango before Never hacked the fruit away from the immense pit. Attempt to peel the green and red skin from the orange pulp. Can count on one hand the number of times I’ve eaten Read more…


01/30 Riders

Spent quite a bit of time on the bus this winter, here’s a quick poem about one day.   Riders  Harsh wind bites at any piece of flesh showing. Scarves wrapped three times round. Windpants, (yeah windpants) pulled up over Read more…


30/30 in 2014

National Poetry Month April

It’s that time of year again! April is National Poetry month and I am making a real effort after the worst winter of my life to come out of hibernation strong with poetry events, writing, and reading. Via Poets.org Inaugurated by Read more…


TEDxDetroit

TEDxDetroit photo

So there was this gathering a couple weeks ago called TEDxDetroit and I was lucky enough to be in attendance. I debated back and forth about blogging about the event but decided to write this after talking to enough people who Read more…


New Chapter in Detroit

Skyline of Detroit City

So as far as good news goes, this goes right up there with catching a game-winning homerun – I’ve got a new job in Detroit as the web and digital media manager at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD)! I Read more…


Mid-Michigan Program for Greater Sustainability Launch

MMPGS logo

Working for Michigan Energy Options through the Mid-Michigan Program for Greater Sustainability, a HUD/DOE/EPA federally funded grant, we launched the portal site hosting the information regarding the nine projects in the MMPGS. MEO runs the lead on two projects, one Read more…


Cleaning up the vinyl collection

vinyl collection in crates

This past week has been all about reorganizing and de-cluttering my life. Namely getting the heavy items of my life, books and vinyls, into a more manageable quantity. One of my more obsessive habits is getting vinyl records whenever the opportunity Read more…