By Michael McQuillan I walk on the beach, so rhythmic rippling waves soothe confusion. My life’s work sought social justice but now the world’s gone mad.
By Michael McQuillan Ideas flood the mind like a jukebox showcasing songs.
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By Michael McQuillan I’ve been scribbling thoughts and feelings on store receipts, napkins or envelopes.
By Michael McQuillan An unmarked door bares a vacant bar where I want news, not booze.
By Michael McQuillan Stars and stripes blue field so cool nation great they say
By Michael McQuillan Tendrils reach the living room window. The tree, a friend, beckons. It was here sixteen years ago when Sharon and I bought this Brooklyn apartment.
Join Michael McQuillan, teacher as he discusses his article, “What Makes Social Protest Effective? A Unique School Sends Teens Citywide Seeking Answers,“ Rev. Al Sharpton, Dr. Hazel Dukes and others with host Danny Tisdale, on The Danny Tisdale Show.
By Mike McQuillan Does torment plague the Hamas terrorist’s mind or toss his restless body during night?
By Mike McQuillan Tree’s lean limb splits rain. Pulsing branches withstand wind.Wing chair beckons my slim form to slide inside its pale blue frame for peace.
By Michael McQuillan Soup kitchen guests where for the past two years I’ve volunteered are deeply grateful for what we cook and serve – “You’re a free person, close to God” one claims; I recall much-unearned praise.
By Michael McQuillan A padlocked public park at City Hall permits pigeons to petition the Mayor who cast himself as underdogs’ defender.
By Mike McQuillan Walking I feel one with the wind. Worldly concerns dissolve as snow showers surround me.
By Michael McQuillan “Life is a spark between two identical voids,” psychotherapist Irvin D. Yalom writes in Staring at the Sun: Overcoming the Terror of Death, “the darkness before birth and the identical one after death.”
By Mike McQuillan A sunlit diamond blinds me on a perfect baseball day.