Winter Solstice Eve: On Suffering

Winter Solstice Eve: On Suffering Many years ago my dear friend Harold worked by day in the Cambodian refugee camps doing AIDS education. These camps were places of horror. At night the Khmer Rouge would raid the camp of young boys and men, killing or recruiting. Harold had a friend, a Buddhist nun, who also… Read more »

Book Review: Unplugging the Patriarchy: A Mystical Journey into the Heart of a New Age, by Lucia René

My spiritual teacher Norma T. would describe Lucia René’s Unplugging the Patriarchy: A Mystical Journey into the Heart of a New Age, as a teaching novel. René herself calls it  “fictionalized memoir,” part truth, part fiction. The storyline begins with the protagonist at loose ends, having lost both of her parents, and within a week of her father’s death,… Read more »

Trees: Part Two. On Love and Activism

A tree I love. Trees: Part Two. On Love and Activism Several years ago I attended an evening performance of several ecological poets and songwriters at an environmental conference in San Francisco. I remember one songwriter straight out of the tradition of 1960’s, who accompanied her song about star thistle with her guitar. The song… Read more »

Love – Sex – Naiveté – Family – Values – Commitment – Betrayal

Fisher King Press is pleased to announce the publication of Love – Sex – Naiveté – Family – Values – Commitment – Betrayal Snakes, a novel  by Patricia Damery Go West Young Lady! Love – Sex – Naiveté – Family – Values – Commitment – Betrayal . . . Patricia Damery weaves a seductive tale… Read more »