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“I want to be anonymous…my ambition is to be completely forgotten.” Bob Kaufman
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 If you are unfamiliar with the term “beatnik,” you are in the spring of life, so to speak. The term refers to a movement of artist, poets, writers and musicians in the early 50’s and the 60’s. They were to those years what hippies were to the 60’s and 70’s, except they believed in the …

Infidelity: Beyond Non-Duality

Garden marigolds, grown from seed.
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 (uncut, unedited musings from my journal & from my more welcomed thoughts)     July, 2017. In the context of the dominant perception of the world that human beings hold, no life matters. August, 2017.* When the assertion is made that the world is an illusion, more explanation and clarification is necessary, no doubt.  Human …

VIDEO

One of the books on my winter reading list, Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love and Liberation, acquainted me with African American Buddhist. This book is authored by Rev. angel Kyodo Williams, ordained Zen priest, Lama Rod Owens, and Jasmine Seydullah, Ph.D. The essays and dialogues of this book led me to inquire into the ideas …

Review of Derrick Jensen’s, The Myth of Human Supremacy. Seven Stories Press, Works of Radical Imagination, New York City, NY, 2016.

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A Language Older Than Words was my first encounter with Derrick Jensen. I remember his passion and concern for the Earth, and I vaguely remember him speaking of the abuse he suffered as a child. The abuse lead him to his eventual practice of radical environmentalism. Other than that, I cannot recall too many of …

POETRY

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This selection is from Saul Williams’ poem, said the Shotgun to the head. Pocket Books, NY, New York. 2003.  You can discover more about Williams on his web site:  http://saulwilliams.com/. While you’re there, listen to NOISEY: END YOUR WILLFUL DISREGARD WITH SAUL WILLIAMS’ NEW VIDEO FOR “DOWN FOR SOME IGNORANCE  to be free of the …