Sights of Beauty

Yosemite Tunnel

I sit down to write, bringing my present into my past, my future dreams and dreads, tagging along. I pass in vivid memory through a tiny village named El Portal, Spanish for “the gateway.” After El Portal, the rolling, tree-covered… Read More »Sights of Beauty

Beauty and Sadness


In the introductory essay to a collection of poems evoking joy, Christian Wiman says there is a “special kind of pain” associated with joy. It is a homesickness for a home you were not aware of having. A longing you… Read More »Beauty and Sadness