The Climatological Blossoms on My Mother’s Pink Camellia Part 1 of 2

EDITORIAL NOTE: It is not possible for me to consider any kind of observances of Mother’s Day 2022 without thinking heavily about the women and children currently enduring unyielding suffering in war-torn Ukraine. While this presentation was first posted on the Charter for Compassion website in 2017, it addresses realities which are still very much … More The Climatological Blossoms on My Mother’s Pink Camellia Part 1 of 2

Part 1: Introduction to Poetic Traditions of Compassion and Creative Maladjustment

Consider that members of various “demographic groups” in different nations have begun to assert claims to political power at the same time that unavoidable historical population shifts are already in progress. Nearly everyone recognizes the need for greater social harmony as these shifts progress, yet many insist on touting reactionary measures steeped in xenophobia, military coercion, and denial of documented research as the best hopes for achieving stability. … More Part 1: Introduction to Poetic Traditions of Compassion and Creative Maladjustment

Songs from the Black Skylark zPed Music Player Pump up the Volume 

There is some basis for describing Songs from the Black Skylark zPed Music Player as a southern Gothic rock and roll murder mystery. Yet there may be more reasons to consider it a mythopoeic love story in the mode of classic tales where heroes, and anti-heroes, attempt to challenge powers far greater than their own … More Songs from the Black Skylark zPed Music Player Pump up the Volume