| I FOUND KINDNESS IN EUGENE | PART 1 & 2 On December 28th, 2012 I was invited by Marsha Barr of Story Catchers to have a conversation/interview about who I am, what I do, and why I live in this beautiful city of Eugene, Oregon. Here is a recording of my memorable conversation/interview with [...]
A poem in celebration of a poetry reading with Bette Lynch Husted and Jana Zvibleman for the Oregon Poetry Association Eugene/Springfield Chapter and Springfield Public Library – Poetry Reading Series. Date: 23 October 2012 Please click on the image below to view the poem. 00
Going through some photos and listening to Kitchens of Distinction records. Oh, the memories. Here are several pictures, it pictures the past Here’s a pretty desert scene and here’s a sea of grass Likely orchards and vacant lots, big men grinning and holding hands All the time the season’s win and everything is lost Something [...]
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXm_NZDE_HE?rel=0&w=640&h=360] A poem written in celebration of tonight’s reading at the Springfield Public Library. Thank you Nancy Carol Moody and Sharon Munson for making way for my poems to be shared to a wider audience. 00
(1) A box of crayola – minus the black and white.
(2) An extra crayola box (cause I didn’t like to share)
(5) A small vial of iron filings
(6) Extra socks (why?)
(7) String (Again, why?)
This was according to my caregiver growing up. I visited her in Iloilo, Philippines. Mila is now in her late 80′s, ailing, but still remembers the contents of that bag. Amazing!
| THANK YOU | A very personal sculpture. Last February, I gave my personal thanks to my biological parents who brought me into this world. Here they are immortalized in the language of clay, a language that came to find me. It is true, alphabets can be made out of dust. Enjoy. 00
Equis (short for Equipoise), means balanced. They are ceramic balls that help you cope when challenging times arise. These ceramic balls are meant to be broken. Inside each ball is a piece of rolled up paper with a simple life instruction. When left unbroken, they may be used as a tool to center oneself through [...]
We drove past the last gas station and she still said, Gun it! We’ve been waiting for so long to push ourselves into space. Better days, she said. Better days from here on out. You’ve got your corn husk hat, I’ve got my camera. Skin is the new film and no one’s replied to our [...]