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Blues Here and There

(An Observation, June 18, 2011)

Flowers in Guatemala

Flowers in Guatemala
          I once was on a retreat with the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in one of the most beautiful settings in the world, Lake Atitlan in the Guatemalan highlands. The retreat house looked out over the lake, ringed by four volcanic peaks and a dozen shoreline villages. While the Quakers were occupied with meetings to discuss the issues on their agenda, I had the freedom to hike along the cliff's edge, seeking inspiration for some drawings, and some meditative peace for my own thoughts.

Natural Humans

             Man-made, or natural? Bound up in similar questions, we are neither strangers here, nor interlopers. Not on this Earth. We were not placed here in prepared circumstances to bow down before an arrogant and manipulative god. We are out of the dust, true; but that only means we belong here like every other living thing. We are a naturally occurring phenomena.


Greetings, Amigos! And welcome to my blog site. I am optimistically beginning this as a way to express my thoughts and opinions about things I see going on in the world around me. I plan to include, from time to time, some of the essays I am working on, trying to get reaction to them. In doing so, I will make the following promises to the reader:

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