The following YouTube video contains poems from my recent reading at the RS Thomas Literary Festival in Eglwys Fach, Wales:
Postcolonial theory and the subject of language suppression are intimately tied together. Critiques of British, French, and American suppression and outright destruction of native peoples’ languages is well documented. Native American tongues in America, Canada, and Central and South America have been permanently lost. In the US and Canada, languages such as Navajo, Apache, Choctaw, … More Language Suppression and Colonialism: Cymru a Chymraeg
“There is a need for nomadic escape, and nomadic mission in each of us. Today, people pilgrimage to festivals and tourist destinations for retreat, and to do what is now referred to as ‘finding yourself’. Others go on adventure trips to discover a vitality of life not available in their work-a-day existence. Some travel to … More Our Spiritual Need for Nomadic Experience
What happens when you spend three years living nomadically, working in festivals across the US, UK and Czechia, and hanging out with Rubber Tramps, hippies, Dirty Kids, and assorted not-even-trying-to-be-ne’r-do-wells? A book of Road Tramp Theology. That’s what happens. The gospel is a tramp. It has wanderlust, and lives on the road. It stops for … More New Book! Love Big or Go Home: the inherent nomadic nature of the gospel
This was more than a little fun. Between Jim’s Saint Patrick was Welsh hat, and my kilt, we ended up in a number of photos and the Ramona Chamber of Commerce wanted a little history on our Welsh representation. Follow the above link for the video.
Donald Trump went onto Twitter late last night to tell us that he and his wife @FLOTUS had contracted COVID-19. Within minutes the internet was lit up with responses. People were wishing well, and praying. People were mocking him, because he had been too slow to acknowledge the pandemic, and the nation has suffered. Some … More Trump with COVID-19: Contagion and Fake News
Laughter is the best medicine – well, I’m not sure it’s a cure for everything, but it is darn good in difficult times. So, in celebration of isolation, and the coronavirus quarantine here’s an offering of humor for the stir crazy population – share it with a friend, but please don’t share everything! Keep your … More My Viral Footprint – a happy coronavirus apocalypse song
I wrote this song a couple days ago and uploaded it to Youtube. It evokes many of the feelings I have being a caregiver for my mom during this time. She has dementia, and needs someone at the house to care for her full time. She can do some things for herself, but many of … More Just a Gentle Touch – a song for caregivers