Monthly Archives: April 2010


i just had to re-post this great article by Tim Wise. Let’s play a game, shall we? The name of the game is called “Imagine.” The way it’s played is simple: we’ll envision recent happenings in the news, but then … Continue reading

8th graders

are awesome

and can write some really deep poetry

i had the pleasure of meeting and working with about 30 students this morning and (keeping in mind that i was on the 2009 dc slam team and am competing to be on the 2010 dc slam team) the quality of their work had me floored. well, not all of them, but these students were crazy talented. many of them were better than some of the people that compete at the adult dc slam team. they are in 8th grade!

more to come soon.

i hope to get this blog jumpin somehow soon. maybe some poetry. maybe some music. maybe some videos. maybe some typos and lies. we’ll see. thanks for keeping up. i love you.

a bit of truth for the world

all the joy the world contains
has come through wishing happiness for others
all the misery the world contains
has come through wanting pleasure for oneself

~Shantideva, The Way of the Bodhisattva

opened mic

join me at the garden, a lovely communtiy arts event at bloombars every monday night. i have opened a mic there and some wonderful people are showing their colors this time of year. check it out at