Monthly Archives: April, 2013

The Healing

Jonathan Odell Plantation mistress Amanda Satterfield’s intense grief over losing her daughter crosses the line into madness when she takes a newborn slave child as her own and names her Granada. Troubled by his wife’s disturbing mental state and concerned about a mysterious plague that is sweeping through the plantation’s slave quarters, Master Satterfield purchases Polly Shine, a slave woman known as …

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Touch and Go

Ray Yoshida A descendant of Japanese immigrants, Ray Yoshida (1930-2009 ) was born on the island of Kauai, Hawaii.  His studies at the University of Hawaii were cut short when he was drafted into the army during the Korean war and stationed in Japan.  After he was discharged, he moved to Chicago where he received …

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If I Don’t Write

Roya Photo by Cordelia Persen I asked my soul last night, “What happens to you if you don’t write?” My soul was in deep thought I said again, “Answer me… Pardon me! I asked if you don’t write, what will happen?” My soul’s eyes were full of tears. She sat in front of me and …

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Peace of Mind

Boston A tribute to the city of Boston: Your first responders, your law enforcement, your people and your spirit.   More music by Boston Youtube Post by Martin Diaz

Music Artist Dylan Fant

  You can surround it with bigger venues, flashier lights, cars, and other wonderful things, but when all is said and done, all that matters is the music and the time you got to spend with your buddies performing it for anyone that cared enough to listen.   A self taught musician, Dylan Fant, can’t …

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Old Pig

Margaret Wild Illustrations by Ron Brooks     “Now,” said Old Pig, “I want to feast.”… “Look!” said Old Pig.  “Do you see how the light glitters on the leaves?” “Look!” said Old Pig.  “Do you see the clouds gather like gossips in the sky?” “Look!” said Old Pig.  “Do you see how the trees …

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Mirror Dancer

Milton Avery Raised in Connecticut, Milton Avery (1885-1965) took his first factory job at the age of 16.  While earning a living in manual labor, he pursued an art education at the Connecticut League of Art Students.  When the family patriarch died in 1915, Avery was responsible for supporting 9 other family members.  Two years later, …

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Healing Quote of the Day

Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans. –John Lennon

Ain’t It Enough

Old Crow Medicine Show Ain’t it enough, To live by the ways of the world To be part of the picture Whatever it’s worth Throw your arms around each other And love one another For it’s only one life that we’ve got And ain’t it enough Surely all people were made for each other To …

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The Rising of the Sun

Michael Yoder   In the AIDS world, we may spend time thinking about illness, loss, treatments and doctors and completely overlook the wonders that are all around us. The universe is a magnificent place. What is there not to celebrate?     One of my closer friends lost a friend to cancer on Halloween morning. …

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