Monthly Archives: September 2011

George Herbert’s “Prayer I”


PRAYER (I) PRAYER the Churches’ banquet, Angels’ age, God’s breath in man returning to his birth, The soul in paraphrase, heart in pilgrimage, The Christian plummet sounding heav’n and earth; Engine against th’ Almightie, sinner’s towre, Reversed thunder, Christ-side-piercing spear, … Continue reading

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How Our Deficit Grew So Big & Why The Rich Owe Taxes, Too


1) How Our Deficit Grew So Big Taxes cuts for the rich, two wars (paid for by selling U.S. debt to China and others), and a drug-company boondoggle for a bloated Medicare prescription drug plan—all voted for by a Republican … Continue reading

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Altar of Peace


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Everything Is Normal Now


Everything Is Normal Now September 2002 See the jet streaking across Manhattan’s melancholia? Doesn’t it spice the end-of-day sky with a pinch of fear?  Who’s behind or inside that silver bullet?  Picture, instead, a giant magic marker inscribing a vapor … Continue reading

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Liberty On The Move


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