Nature, or: Nurture

A 'Bryant' poem Wildebeest migration with trustworthy zebra friends, together; a most natural cooperation in the driest weather Zebras with keen eyesight- side-to-side in opposite directions; with wildebeest hearing and smell at night- this assures protection Two as one congregate; savannas increasingly grow hotter; as zebras stand their guards and navigate, wildebeest seek water Zebra… Continue reading Nature, or: Nurture

The skeptic’s kaddish for the atheist, 29

No small number of the memories evoked for me by my father's death are those of his most oft used expressions, but his voice is fading from my recollections. I am struggling to hear the sound of him; but his turns of phrase, textured with his rhythm and inflections, are looped and shuffled. Nearly all of… Continue reading The skeptic’s kaddish for the atheist, 29