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When the Legends Die…

Dean Morrison McKenzie (on right) Friend, Poet, Spirit of the Great Heart (d. Feb. 4, 2013) The Gifts of Vision and Consciousness ………………… Above picture, fall 1990 at Southgate, Woodward’s Books. Spiritus reading to the Saturday afternoon throngs at an … Continue reading

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The Gifts of Self

(Terry Fox’s runners) The baby and young child start life as gifts, unbeknownst to themselves. They are what they are, naturally, as much as a beautiful, undisturbed landscape or animal in the wild. Consciousness is relatively undeveloped through the early … Continue reading

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“It is the essence

of genius to make use of the simplest ideas.” –Charles Peguy

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Democracy in Massive Decline World-wide

71 countries had net declines with Trump’s America leading the way in the West. This is the 12 year of the current downward trend. “Democracy’s basic tenets–including guarantees of free and fair elections, the rights of minorities, freedom of the … Continue reading

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Yet Another Top Film List

(continued to top film critics’ lists into the 1990s) Recent movies have tended to be loud, formulaic, preadvertised (trailers usually give away all of a film’s essentials), very commercial, flawed, dumb, crass, pointless, and geared toward What Faulkner called “the … Continue reading

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From Classic Poem to Visual Art

Mixed-media painted wooden plaque by local artist-teacher-friend Don Pimm, which graces our front hallway. He also did a painted representation of E.E. Cummings’ “In Just springtime” which hangs in my daughter’s house, a gift from me. The Red Wheelbarrow So … Continue reading

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Found Object Conceptual Art

“For us, there is only the trying”; found object conceptual art by Richard Davies (quote from T.S. Eliot, “East Coker”, Four Quartets)

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Inner Child Day: Lift-Off, Transcendence, Ascension

A favorite preferred image–a spoken word record album cover which hangs on my bedroom wall. (Dylan Thomas often wrote of the inner child and childhood, especially its freedoms.) Note: Quite Early One Morning LP cover by Caedmon, on my bedroom … Continue reading

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As I was saying to a grocery store clerk today,

“Starting in my childhood, I believed that anything is possible and open to choice. And I still do. (You haven’t seen everything yet.) Beyond that, a good attitude is crucial in dealing with whatever change, obstacle, problems, misery, and sufferings.” … Continue reading

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Look Up, Rusty

Often the forgotten part of our lives is, simply, the sky–the ever-changing backdrop to our days on terra firma. Places and contexts may remain relatively the same or slow-changing, but the skyscapes and cloudscapes come and go with some regularity. … Continue reading

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