Beware Of Turning Into The Enemy You Most Fear

(torn from the side of a paper cup) Beware of turning into the enemy you most fear. All it takes is to lash out violently at someone who has done you grievous harm, proclaiming that only your pain matters in this world. More than against that person’s body, you will then, at that moment, be…

Why Not Mutually Assured CONSTRUCTION?

Mutually Assured Destruction as its acronym implies is MAD. As I was engaging in an earlier discussion on another blog, I had some thoughts around the issue which I wanted to explore further here. Mutually Assured Destruction of course is the term most generally used to describe the reason behind the Cold War nuclear arms…

In(ter)dependence Day

The time has come, nay the hour has been upon us for many a year, for the U.S. to live up to its potential. We have been smothered by an overemphasis on the individual, on the nation as an end in itself. We have forgotten that when God looks at the world there are no…


The following was written April 19, 1999 after our bus was hijacked during a service trip in Central America. The piece was originally posted on this blog June 10, 2012. My guitar is cracked. The strap broke and it hit the concrete in front of the church right before I kissed the woman pastor good-bye….

Heiwa Haiku 55

refuse anger’s call ~ it only leads to more death ~ all of us die too

Heiwa Haiku 54

blue on black on black ~ i’m so sick of these attacks ~ who pays for these acts?

Heiwa Haiku 53

mourning another ~ black teen killed at the metro ~ another morning?

Peace On Earth – Rumors Of Peace In The News

When one reads the news, it seems that the world is only filled with violence and conflict. But though it rarely makes the front page, peace is breaking through in large and small ways. Here are the rumors of peace for this week: Yemen parties keen on lasting peace deal Boy, 5, grazed by bullet…

Heiwa Haiku 48

Multiplication ~ Violence breeds violence ~ New mathematics?