Sunday, November 19, 2006


drive-by scrawl


My dad would love you.
Hammer and nail
Saw tooth wit,
And a sense
Of what’s true and square
Ever missing
From my abstractionist dreams.
I don’t know
Why my thoughts always drift
To you
When the hunt
Has left me prize-less and tired.
As I fly to my bed
Down the old river road
Too comfortable
With this familiar double vision
I still trouble myself
With the history
Of a love life
Fraught with exponential what-ifs.
I know it is folly.
I am
If nothing else
A learned and loquacious fool,
But you have slid into my dreams
Inhabited my life
Such that I fear facing
Any future without you.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006


A note to my fellow Massachusetts residents

Thursday, November 9, 2006, all 200 state legislators (senators and representatives) will assemble as a single body in the House of Representatives chamber to again call to order the constitutional convention they voted 100-91 to recess back in July. At this convention the final challenge to the now nearly four years old practice of marriage equality in Massachusetts will either go to its grave, or will rise from its deathbed grown still larger and more horrible on hatred, deceit, scapegoating and spin to further harass the citizenry.

Our commonwealth has a long and noble history of being a leader in and a beacon of equality for all citizens. At this troubling time in our nation’s history when so many of the very rights and freedoms that defined the glorious Great American Experiment are being eroded away on a daily basis by the imperial presidency in Washington, DC it is of the utmost importance that when this November 9th has come and gone Massachusetts is still standing as that beacon of equality, sanity and the separation of church and state. Marriage rights for same sex couples must be protected and preserved. It is the right thing to do, and history will look poorly upon us if we fail to do it.

Please, contact your legislators.

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