The Call to Create – Spring, 2019

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“We are told by those who have studied the processes of nature that creativity happens at the border between chaos and order. Chaos is a prelude to creativity. We need to learn, as every artist needs to learn, to live with chaos and indeed to dance with it as we listen to it and attempt …

Spring 2019 edition Film – Articles – Poetry

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Documentary Review A couple of weeks ago, I was in the Reading Terminal market, center city Philadelphia, to buy my green stuff for the week. I decided try some watercress and add it to my falafel. That was on a Sunday. I had quite a bit of it leftover so I put close to a …

Stewards of Earth & Home Spring edition, April, 2019

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Dr. Ingrid R. G. Waldron is a sociologist and Associate Professor in the School of Nursing at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.  There’s Something in the Water is an academic and community-participant based study of environmental racism in the Indigenous and African-Canadian communities in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Waldron acknowledges that the environmental racism …

Winter, 2019 Poetry, Book Reviews. Articles and Cinema

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Poetry       Language by Camille T. Dungy Silence is one part of speech, the war cry of wind down a mountain pass another. A stranger’s voice echoing through lonely valleys, a lover’s voice rising so close it’s your own tongue: these are keys to cipher, the way the high hawk’s key unlocks the throat of the …

Winter, 2019 Ascension, Resurrections, Shifts & Transformations

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Note: I haven’t written a creative essay in many years, but I was inspired to write this from a conversation that I had with a companion. I hope that you will enjoy it as much as I enjoyed returning to one of my favorite essay styles. ~Akilah   The Book of Our Lives An artist …