The Benefits of Travel

  “A single rose can be my garden… a single friend, my world.” Leo Buscaglia. I’ve been lucky when it comes to friends and family. A large clan network surrounds us without much notice, yet appears when duty calls. True friends astound us, like found treasure or God’s love. Finding pals at an early ageContinue reading “The Benefits of Travel”

Columnist Jim Cahillane: Finding the right words

Published: 5/6/2021 11:58:50 AM My educational trek featured a UMass poetry class. It was a jittery leap. The presiding poet was from Kashmir, and my classmates half the age of yours truly. A welcoming Shahid Ali wrote the King’s English with a clarity we could only aspire to. I’d written poetry for years, but takingContinue reading “Columnist Jim Cahillane: Finding the right words”

The Krypton Kid

–The act of reading occurred,Like creation, in sage steps.. First awareness of selfhoodWas there. Idolatry, beyond  Teacher’s axioms and actionWords became rationality.  Take comics for instance:Captain Marvel’s, “Shazam!”  Superman’s, “Faster than…”In them I invested my youth.  In them I found me: grown up.Doing deeds I could not do,  Never would do. Before girlsIntruded, icons foughtContinue reading “The Krypton Kid”