Category Archives: Books and Literature

For Warmth


There are people in the world who touch the lives of many, making others better by being who they are, what they have done and written, and what they have inspired. The great Vietnamese monk, Thich Nhat Hanh, who recently … Continue reading

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A Poem Of Hope


This is the last Monday’s Poem of the Week for the year 2021. For many, it has been a difficult and challenging time. I thought it would be appropriate to offer you a poem of hope from a writer best … Continue reading

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Poem by Nikki Giovanni


Welcome back to Poetry Monday. For those of us who are still in search of the meaning in our lives, this poem speaks volumes. in youth our ignorance gives us courage with age our courage gives us hope with hope … Continue reading

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Exit Strategies


Welcome back to Poetry Monday. This weekend, we attended a friend’s wedding in Northern California, and drove through the Central Valley, where the brown grass and starved orchards formed stark reminders of our current drought and changing climate hazards. I’m … Continue reading

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Larder


Welcome back to Poetry Monday. Hope you all survived the weekend weather, and are ready to face a new week refreshed by your break. We all need a repository to help nourish us through lean times, as the following poem … Continue reading

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A Defeat


It’s Poetry Monday, and here is another selection from Maps, the poetry collection about travel and the common themes that introspection on the road can give to all of us. a defeat pulling into a new city, cloud-muted dawn thin … Continue reading

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What Should I Do With My Life?


What Should I Do With My Life? We are living through hard times, perhaps the hardest that many of us have experienced.  It is during times like these that people are most likely willing to change the course of their … Continue reading

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Visionary Ideas for our Times


These are dark times for our country and our world. Octavia E. Butler offers in her sci-fi novels “Earthseed” some remarkable insights that seem to provide a bright light on the dangers and challenges we are currently facing, as well … Continue reading

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Book Recommendations


Since many of us are in social isolation mode, I have found myself doing a lot more reading recently than I usually do, and wanted to share with my readers a couple of my recent favorites. If you enjoy non-fiction, … Continue reading

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