The Trouble With Wanting

Wandering soul Wandering mind Wondering what's gone wrong with me And try not to try Swayed by the wind Swayed by desire Can't reach the moon up above And I don't dare touch the fire   'Cause the trouble with wanting is I want you The trouble with wanting is I want you The trouble... Continue Reading →



There I just said it, I'm scared you'll forget about me

Still Chasing Dreams

Still chasing dreams, I know this heart that aches for beauty lingers between light and shadow choosing freedom daily yet caught in the lies of a show masquerading as reality.   This heart that longs for light is scared to face the morning after a long winter's night that numbed the senses, dulled the mind... Continue Reading →

I pause--stare into nothingness the song keeps playing and I'm suspended in time, now.   Life, my life, is happening now, not tomorrow nor sometime in the future.   Life won't begin when everything's in place. It's happening now in the chaos, in the mundane.   In the confusion, frustrations, disappointments. In the unfulfilled. In... Continue Reading →


You wake up one day and realize, after 30 years of existence, just how sad Eric Clapton's song "Change the World" is. Funny how life can change the way you experience art.

Baguio for One

Rainy Baguio is perfect for someone who came not to see the sights but to savor the cool weather, good coffee, and solitude. I went there three weeks ago and got to stay at a beautiful, very homely place. It was my first time at the OMF guesthouse but it felt like coming home someplace I've... Continue Reading →

Two Poems

A flock of white birds circle round and round flying far, drawing near dancing a mysterious dance a magical ritual over the brown green mountains beneath blue gray clouds as I sit quietly amidst a noisy crowd at Mines View Park one summer dusk.     The mountains, Blue, gray, green, and brown sit oblivious,... Continue Reading →

When You’re Ready to Rest…

You are most prepared and willing to receive. Overflow, this year's IGSL community retreat, is the one I've most enjoyed yet. Simply because I was prepared to rest. To pause and set aside the everyday grind. To come away and spend time with God and with the family I have at work. My main highlight... Continue Reading →

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