In a March 2017 interview in the Italian magazine “Scarp de’ Tenis,” Pope Francis argued that giving money to someone begging on the street is “always right.” What if the recipient of your gift decides to uses the money to buy a glass of wine instead of food? If “a glass of wine is the only happiness he has in life,” the pope replied, “that’s OK. Instead, ask yourself, what do you do on the sly? What ‘happiness’ do you
Category Archives: Verse
Written as I looked back on the day I sent a moving van north containing just the things we thought we could store for my mother.
My reason for traveling cross-country by car in 1996 was that I had 6 cases of wine that I just couldn’t bear to part with. Unfortunately, the only way to transport wine out of Virginia back then was to be a distributor. Nobody would take it, and it probably would have spoiled anyway. So…I decided to bring it with me in the car. As I approached the California border, I had a little fantasy about what I would say at
8th poem in the collection, Road Noise.
7th poem in the collection, Road Noise.
6th poem in the collection, Road Noise.
5th poem in the collection, Road Noise.
4th poem in the collection, Road Noise.
3rd poem in the collection, Road Noise.
2nd poem from the collection, Road Noise.