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There's really not a whole lot to say other than I seek to live a life of justice, mercy, and humility before Creation and my God.

This piece probably best describes me:

Tastings

I have tasted the tears of poverty, and
I have tasted the bile of my stomach.
I have tasted the street and her captured folk,
I have tasted alienation and disenfranchisement.

I have tasted unemployment, and
I have tasted an uncompassionate system by the numbers.
I have tasted employment and her slavery,
I have tasted alienation and disenfranchisement.

I have tasted love, and
I have tasted hate,
I have tasted infidelity and her offspring,
I have tasted alienation and disenfranchisement.

I have tasted loneliness, and
I have tasted crowds.
I have tasted peer pressure and her seductive ways
I have tasted alienation and disenfranchisement.

I have tasted theological debate, and
I have tasted a crisis of faith.
I have tasted academia and her captured folk,
I have tasted alienation and disenfranchisement.

I have taste religion, and
I have tasted spirituality,
I have tasted the church and self-righteous brood,
I have tasted alienation and disenfranchisement.

I have tasted wealth, and
I have tasted a crisis of want.
I have tasted economics and her captured folk,
I have tasted alienation and disenfranchisement.

I have tasted the tears of creation in pain, and
I have tasted the sickness of pollution.
I have tasted the environment and her rape,
I have tasted alienation and disenfranchisement.

I have tasted the dark stained dirt, and
I have tasted the oily water.
I have tasted creation and her aborted child,
I have tasted alienation and disenfranchisement.
I have tasted alienation and disenfranchisement, and
I have tasted the vomit of a world polluted.
Still—I have tasted redemption, I have tasted Christ.

© Frank A. Mills, 2003

But for those who would like to know...

  • Presbyterian Minister (USA) (often in alternative communities or churches in crisis or merging)
  • YMCA Chaplain, Youth Director, Branch Director
  • Street work with disadvantaged youth and young female & male prostitutes
  • Involvement in diffusing crisis situations, including large-scale ones
  • University Administrative Faculty (large state university)
  • Adjunct Faculty, Cultural Studies & Urban Studies (Catholic University)
  • Lecturer on Ancient Celtic Culture
  • Spiritual Director after the Celtic Christian tradition
  • Urban Consultant (Future Visioning, Neighborhood Behaviors, Conceptual Visioning)
  • Lecturer on "The Church in the City"
  • Writer/Poet
  • Photographer
  • I grew up in Baltimore (along the shores of the Chesapeake Bay), lived in Boston, Huntington (WV), Akron (OH), Los Angeles, Portland (OR), Cleveland, and now Austin.
  • I enjoy a good single-malt whiskey!
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