“Simple, sincere, and selfless, Rumi was respected because he respected others. He was considerate even towards his enemies…” — Afzal Iqbal … More Poetic Traditions of Compassion and Creative Maladjustment Part 2: Jalal al-Din Rumi
Syrian children behind a barbed wire fence at the Ceylanpinar refugee camp in the Sanliurfa province of Turkey. (Photo by Reuters) At the heart of Creative Thinkers International’s operational philosophy has always been a core belief in the ability of positive creativity to help inspire nonviolent conflict resolution. This is not a romantic notion; it … More Creative Thinkers International and 21st Century Notions of Community – Bright Skylark Literary Productions
Cover of forthcoming eBook Visions of a Skylark Dressed in Black. The story behind the annual Juneteenth celebration is now fairly well known. The event commemorates June 19, 1865, the day slaves in Galveston, Texas, and other parts of the state learned for the first time they had actually been freed via the Emancipation Proclamation … More Juneteenth 2012 Editorial with Poem: Every Hour Henceforth
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