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Who am I? Why am I here?

I receive regular requests to write a poem, review a book, write a few lines for the jacket of a book or write a few lines on a theme. I am happy to offer when possible. I received this e-mail inviting me to contribute around 100 words for a book that is due to be published. Incidentally, you might consider writing in response to the two questions that the editor asked — just so that you see what comes up from within yourself. Continue reading 

Capitalism – a pathology of the mind

When I purchased my home in 1982, there were clear regulations to determine the agreement between the bank and myself. It was very simple. I had to provide the bank a minimum deposit of 20% and the bank agreed to allow me to borrow a maximum of 2 1/2 times my annual income in order to repay the bank back over a 25 year period. Continue reading 

Gaia House celebrates 25 years

Accompanied by my seven year-old grandson, Kye, and beloved friend, Anne Ashton, a former director of Gaia House, I enjoyed a few hours at Gaia house recently to join in the celebration of 25 years since the opening of Gaia house in 1983. Gaia House invited me to attend the daylong event. Continue reading 

Think of Me – From Robert Hudson on Death Row, Texas

Here is one of Robert Hudson’s poems


When the night falls
and you feel sad and grim
feeling so lonely as
the night grows dim
think of me in my lonely cell
smiling as I dream about a
life from this certain hell:
of things that will never be
of places I will never see
to people I will never talk
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