Author Archives: mingming56

About mingming56

sculptor, adventurer and all around bon vivant

The fingers of death

Last week I was in Death Valley on a 12 day vision fast being with living and dying.  I sat in the desert contemplating the things in my life that no longer serve.  I thought about my own death and … Continue reading

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Grief of Loss

Please excuse my laziness as I have not put word to computer in quite some time.  Life has a funny way of sidelining a body and taking one away from the creative endeavors. I sit here with my coffee thinking … Continue reading

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floating in life

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the more things stay the same

When I was 5 I asked my daddy for a pair of roller skates. I had seen the big roller skating rink in our town and I had seen the boys and girls who went there every Saturday. I had … Continue reading

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A time of change

It is early and my dad has called me for pain medication.  I am awake now and pondering life and how damn hard it can be.  I head to the kitchen to pour myself a cup of coffee knowing sleep … Continue reading

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onward

I sit here in a small village in Cuba where it has been raining for the past few days.  My mind wanders to my home in the states and to my family and friends.  My mind also wanders to my … Continue reading

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I love you, I love you not

This morning I thought about love.  I thought about the feelings we identify as love and how we sometimes give these feelings so easily to another but fail to give them to ourselves.  I wondered how and why we get … Continue reading

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Pain of growth

When we hurt the ones we love, there may be a heavy price to pay.  We may lose them forever. We also may make it possible for them to walk a path towards self knowledge that would not have been … Continue reading

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The end of the golden road

Today the Washington Post had an article “The Trauma for a man:Male fury and fear rises in GOP in defense of Kavanaugh.”  I am not much for political commentary but find it necessary in light of changing climate in the … Continue reading

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claiming our space

There is no doubt we live in a patriarchal society.  There was a time when women were seen as belongings, mere chattel.  It was the expectation for a woman to be seen and not heard.  That was then but unfortunately … Continue reading

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