Belle Fox-Martin is a writer, poet, artist and UCC Congregational minister who lives in Glendale with her wife and, on average, three dogs. Her recents books include “More Than Once,” “Misplaced Day” and the forthcoming “Stone Pears.”
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Articles by Belle Fox-Martin
Monday, 1 Oct 2018 - There most certainly is a chill in the air. This chill is so pervasive and blowing from so many directions that our impulse is to bundle up, protect ourselves, cover our faces from this stinging wind.
Tuesday, 14 Aug 2018 - Whatever empathy we express toward the man who has thirsted for 30,000 years is just a self-serving feint to sooth our ego.
Wednesday, 25 Jul 2018 - Vira says: "Giving the farmers billions is like...."
Wednesday, 18 Jul 2018 - Instead of saying, as one might, about any other ruler, "The King's in council," here they always said. "The President is tweeting in his dressing room.”
Monday, 9 Jul 2018 - Maybe you have some wise words to weave into a toast that would make the rest of us feel celebratory or at least better about our world in general.
Sunday, 1 Jul 2018 - Vira Vira poses the question of the day -- perhaps the era.
Friday, 15 Jun 2018 - In my backyard, undiscriminating addiction is gutting our children, neighbors, families.
Saturday, 12 May 2018 - America doesn’t have a national dance. Perhaps it should be the limbo.
Thursday, 10 May 2018 - It’s Thursday morning and I could mow but I did that yesterday. Maybe I’ll write yet another note of fan mail to Allison Larkin.
Saturday, 14 Apr 2018 - It’s Saturday April 14th and my three dogs could care less about the incessant political banter.
Saturday, 10 Mar 2018 - Vira Vira revising her favorites, given recent revelations.
Tuesday, 20 Feb 2018 - On an average, 96 people a day are killed by gunfire in the United States. Yesterday, 17 children were killed in Florida. That leaves 79 others whose names and faces we won’t be seeing online or in print, but they are still dead.
Wednesday, 14 Feb 2018 - A Valentine's Day illustration from Belle Fox-Martin.
Tuesday, 13 Feb 2018 - Vera Vera Equinox considers her options.
Saturday, 10 Feb 2018 - Her lips were her one point of vanity that she had carried like a phantom tiara in the thick of her arm.
Friday, 5 Jan 2018 - It’s January 5, 2018 and depending on your perspective we are all either hopelessly lost or we are all on the road together.
Tuesday, 2 Jan 2018 - No matter what action is taken to treat drug abuse what must happen first is that a dialogue has to begin. We have to talk.
Sunday, 31 Dec 2017 - Belle Fox-Martin muses about the implications of this New Year's... prayer flags or laundry.
Tuesday, 21 Nov 2017 - That place across this table, that table, every table that knows the harvest of heart and home and neighbor and need as we ask once more, ask to become our blessings.
Saturday, 21 Oct 2017 - Like it our not we are one family of man. To know this is to feel and be responsible.
Sunday, 2 Jul 2017 - What do you think of that Mr. Roosevelt?… One more freedom?
Saturday, 20 May 2017 -
Monday, 3 Apr 2017 - Here is a cartoon in need of a caption. Please submit one.
Saturday, 25 Feb 2017 - Reflections from Belle Fox-Martin, including the poem “Bath Time.”
Thursday, 19 Jan 2017 - Copy and cut out this pussy cat hat and wear it, post it, display it in a window, on your car, on Facebook.
Saturday, 31 Dec 2016 - Like a stranger on a train, with whom you sat for a long trip, you see walking away on the platform.
Thursday, 22 Dec 2016 - Seasons Greetings: Illustration and poem for the holiday season from Belle Fox-Martin.
Wednesday, 23 Nov 2016 - Thanks and Giving knew their names and at times did not.
Monday, 7 Nov 2016 - Ever the proponent of participatory democracy, Vira Vira is on her soapbox, reflecting the spirit of the current presidential campaign.
Sunday, 30 Oct 2016 - The mischievous Vira Vira Equinox prepares for All Hallows Eve.
Sunday, 23 Oct 2016 - Vira Vira asks: What rhymes with liar?
Sunday, 2 Oct 2016 - A poem for Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, that begins today at sunset, initiating ten days of spiritual self-examination. L'Shanah Tovah.