Ernesto Tinajero

Ernesto Tinajero
Location
Spokane Valley, Washington, USA
Birthday
July 23
Title
Life and Faith
Bio
Pastor and Christian writer

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NOVEMBER 17, 2011 8:34AM

I Read Mine On My Ipad


 I Read Mine On My Ipad

Codices, then a technological advance
of the young, were leather, vellum
and papyrus butterflies fluttering
in the wind throughout the Roman
world. Compact and carried by Jews,
missionaries and faithful slaves,
these first bound books became
the pollination for the destructio… Read full post »
NOVEMBER 17, 2011 8:30AM

I Read Mine On My Ipad


 I Read Mine On My Ipad

Codices, then a technological advance
of the young, were leather, vellum
and papyrus butterflies fluttering
in the wind throughout the Roman
world. Compact and carried by Jews,
missionaries and faithful slaves,
these first bound books became
the pollination for the destruction… Read full post »
NOVEMBER 16, 2011 12:30PM

Compassion, Penn State and Moral Bearings

David Brooks is morally outraged over the Penn State affair.  He is not morally up in arms over the conduct of the school officials, coaches or ever the perpetrator (let us refuse to use his name as all his victims currently lack the dignity of names). No he is morally outraged… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 16, 2011 9:27AM

The Limitations of Local

 













The Limitations of Local

Chanterelles, yellow chandeliers in the wild,
have the look of brains as the butter
and balsamic vinegar sizzle on a new coat
of flavor. While we hunted for them
in the shadows of the Grand Traverse, we
found alpine strawberries smaller then the nail
on my ring… Read full post »
NOVEMBER 16, 2011 9:24AM

The Limitations of Local

 













The Limitations of Local

Chanterelles, yellow chandeliers in the wild,
have the look of brains as the butter
and balsamic vinegar sizzle on a new coat
of flavor. While we hunted for them
in the shadows of the Grand Traverse, we
found alpine strawberries smaller then the nail
on my ring finger. I recal… Read full post »
NOVEMBER 14, 2011 11:44PM

History Repeating Persistent Patterns

 
History Repeating Persistent Patterns

Most of us will miss our rightful place
in the Book of History. If we do achieve its ink,
probability proclaims we merely will be

an endnote, a footnote, or a nameless allusion.
Few get a headline, let alone a chapter. Some,
fed on the… Read full post »
NOVEMBER 14, 2011 11:43PM

History Repeating Persistent Patterns

 
History Repeating Persistent Patterns

Most of us will miss our rightful place
in the Book of History. If we do achieve its ink,
probability proclaims we merely will be

an endnote, a footnote, or a nameless allusion.
Few get a headline, let alone a chapter. Some,
fed on the illusions of exceptionalis… Read full post »
NOVEMBER 14, 2011 8:24AM

The Interlocking Chains of Command

 
The Interlocking Chains of Command

When a bird is no longer in flight
he dreams of worms to eat. Might
he fantasize of freedom’s glide and glaze
of flying? We humans speculate. But
for the bird, the air is just a means
for finding food. Dinner—not escape.
What, then, do the worms dream… Read full post »
NOVEMBER 14, 2011 8:20AM

The Interlocking Chains of Command

 
The Interlocking Chains of Command

When a bird is no longer in flight
he dreams of worms to eat. Might
he fantasize of freedom’s glide and glaze
of flying? We humans speculate. But
for the bird, the air is just a means
for finding food. Dinner—not escape.
What, then, do the worms dream
as they pick… Read full post »
NOVEMBER 13, 2011 7:01PM

Poetry, Nobel, the stream of life

I have not been posting as I have been pushing in getting a book of poems. I am going to see if I can write a poem a day for the whole of 2112, and think that there is nothing like the present to build the muscles to write. When I…

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OCTOBER 20, 2011 11:53AM

Bank of American, too arrogant to fail?

I moving my accounts, and for the good of the country I am urging you to do the same. The Bank of America, BoA, new fees due to take effect soon have gotten thier customers in an uproar. $60.00 for the priviledge of having a debit card seems steep. The company… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 25, 2011 11:16AM

The Power of With

Yes, there are libraries full of books promising the secrets of life, the how to guides, and books that even try to make scripture into a tool of manipulation. Click your heals three times, close your eyes and tell the universe your heart’s desire. Pray the right prayer to God. The…

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SEPTEMBER 23, 2011 10:06PM

Silly Thing Called Love

How come we sound so trite and superficial when we speak about love? The jokes of seeing life as a Cumbia sing alongs by the campfire with endless supplies of smores come one’s way as way of shutting up any talk of love. The dream of love seems more a…

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SEPTEMBER 20, 2011 10:38PM

Sick Children, High Heat and Cooking Chicken Stir-fry

I knew his eyes, worn out like thrift store laundry. I had worn those eyes before, hospital eyes of a powerless parent. the heat was just starting to work on chicken, soy sauce, hosin and fresh cut veggies. He looked at me, part of a church group serving dinner to parents… Read full post »
SEPTEMBER 19, 2011 8:14PM

The Question of the Good Life

             Thegood life! Yes, imagine a life fill with adventure. Imagine living as lifereveals its newness in the present, each moment having the potential of meetinganother human beyond fear, and with a deeper connection to others. CouldRead full post »

SEPTEMBER 15, 2011 3:34PM

The Great Shrinking American Dream

In 1980, swept into power by a humliated country, Ronald Regan took office. With the asscention of the extreme conservative wing of the Republican party, (though it is interesting to note that Regan's policies would now be classified as R(epublican) I(n) N(ame) O(nly) in today's Republican party) Ame… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 13, 2011 7:27PM

And so another 30 day challenge ends

Today, as I calculated is the end of my second 30 day challenge to write a poem. This one focused on writing love poems. My mind has been thinking what will be my next 30 day challenge. I have taken a couple of days off before staring the the next challenge…

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SEPTEMBER 12, 2011 7:16PM

Tone Deaf Sonnet

 
Tone Deaf Sonnet

To posses denies the truth of time. To measure
a human on the content of what his stuff, no matter,
the content of the stuff fools the mind into thinking
of permanence. Life moves on and we lose the things

that make us. This is why we tend to want… Read full post »
SEPTEMBER 11, 2011 11:32PM

After When Boy Wins Girl

 
After When Boy Wins Girl

Love, as hunting for genes, commands
the use of words like new weapon systems.
The delicate painting of an egg, hands
steady like an autumn boat on the Russian
river carrying chardonnay grapes
to a new home of oak in hopes of crafting
a balanced with hints of apple wine, takes… Read full post »
SEPTEMBER 11, 2011 1:00AM

Turtledoves All the Way Down

 

Turtle doves All the Way Down

The door opens after the bell is rung.
They say that love hits us like a left
roundhouse, as if love makes the head
ring. Weddings, are the work of
the temporarily delusional, or more
to the point, ar they common answer
the ring to living life? The latter
goes up and up… Read full post »
SEPTEMBER 8, 2011 7:24PM

Drought cracks the Earth

 
Drought cracks the Earth

On hot days I miss you as you
work in dirt of our garden. I
work from before the sunrise
at a desk with glimmering images.
Virtual images in two dimensions
while my third, you, carfully
harvest the carrots in our backyard.
Summer moves to fall, and I fail
to find the red tomatoes… Read full post »
SEPTEMBER 7, 2011 9:43PM

A Prophet Speaks in Helium

 
A Prophet Speaks in Helium

The clown on the bus today was proud
of how he rushed in getting ready and
made it. By hand, the woman attempts

to ignore him with a gesture of a false cough.
He, having none of it, speaks with an air
tank next to his side, which use to blow up… Read full post »
SEPTEMBER 6, 2011 7:33PM

9-11 poem and rememberance

The New Yorker cover for September 12, 2011. It is so beautiful as to be heartbreaking. Ten Years and the ghost lives on. I also met the love of my life six days after the attack. These two events juxaposed reflects that dualism of life:  death/life, violence/love, horror/beauty. The poem below… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 6, 2011 12:21AM

A Trinity of Questions about Love

 

A Trinity of Questions about Love

The wiffle ball curves
by placing the fingers
in the right location
at the moment of release. 

What doe that tell us
about the nature of love?

A river changes its direction
only with an influx of a
massive amount of counter
waters point the other way.

What doe that… Read full post »