10,000 things

by Terry Plotkin I can’t help but feel shame for some things I’ve done and haven’t done. Things that are close to me and things that are far away, things that belong to my family, my tribe, my community, my country, my people, my race. I feel shame for things I can control and things […]

The day of the Cow – Part 2

by Terry Plotkin The afternoon festivities were about to begin. With the elder residents assembled and sipping their milk shakes, the announcement was made; the cow has arrived. The cow turned out to be a calf, a very unhappy one at that. Walking from the entrance of the building to the courtyard meant crossing the […]