Monthly Archives: June 2014

My books return to Amazon

The Old Man and The Monkey returns to Amazon during the week of June 23rd, published by Tortoise & Hare Publications. Please share as widely as possible so that everyone has the news. With 92 5-star and 4-star reviews, this … Continue reading

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Returning to the World from the Crazy Land of Addiction, Chapter 2, Beginning the Journey

This book is a work-in-progress that I am working on and revising. Comments and questions are welcomed. This instalment is about beginning the journey from what I call Crazyland to the land of sobriety and wholeness. “There is nothing so … Continue reading

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The Teacher, a story

“I have wanted to teach children since I was a young girl,” she said. “When I first attended school — what we call ‘kindergarten’ today — I’d sit there thinking: ‘What teacher does looks like so much fun!’ I was … Continue reading

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Walking Thunder

I suppose his ancestors were brave warriors but when he came through the door drunk and sat there telling me that white folks had killed his people and that he was going to kill me if I didn’t give him … Continue reading

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Celebration, a poem

If I have life to live over again, I will learn music. I will play a stringed instrument: an oud, a laúd, a Mali harp, a banjo, charango, Okinawan sanshin, a samisen, an Ainu tonkori and a harp. I will … Continue reading

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A mountain stream, Cascade Mountains, Washington State, by Marie Gerard Polley

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Returning to the World from the Crazy Land of Addiction

The angry red face is there because it is the face of addiction, of a person so isolated from reality that he or she does not know any other way of being. This is what the crazy land of addiction … Continue reading

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