• About miltybc

    Blogging since December 2005

    http://donteatalone.com

    advent journal: mise en place

    by  • December 5, 2016 • advent journal, poetry • 0 Comments

    mise-en-place-ingredients

    Today was one of those days that didn’t have much on the schedule going into it, and yet was filled with unexpected moments I felt I had prepared for, somehow, which sent me back to a fragment of a poem I had hung on to, which I ended up finishing this way. Mis en place...

    Read more →

    advent journal: limited perspective

    by  • December 2, 2016 • advent journal, hope, poetry • 1 Comment

    6da0bl

    limited view Somewhere in the soundtrack of my life these words broke in: “the things we are bounded by make us capable of excellence.” Not bound like a prisoner— shackled—but bounded, perhaps even boundaried: put the rails up on the lane and we all throw more strikes. Freedom, at its finest is more than...

    Read more →

    stonecatchers

    by  • November 15, 2016 • america, fear, hope, kindness • 24 Comments

    stone-catcher

    I’ve allowed myself to become stuck in the aftermath of both the campaign and the election. The volume of discourse has been overwhelming, even when those talking on the same side. Opinions about everything from sexism to safety pins feel as though most all of them are shouted. I haven’t wanted to join in,...

    Read more →

    aftermath

    by  • September 27, 2016 • america, fear, hope, justice • 13 Comments

    1527955_1280x720

    aftermath   I didn’t watch the debate last night on purpose. I went to bed and woke this morning to screens strewn with the debris of comments and video clips like empty beer cups and hot dog wrappers left after a WWF cage match.   Orange is the new angry. No. It’s the same...

    Read more →