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Early Morning Bright….

Well we just saw Rowan off at the bus for his 2 weeks at the Oregon Shakespeare Theatre Festival in Ashland. A two week intensive… He was as nervous as a coney when we saw him off. Taking Wing… Taking Wing…Lee Gilmore and her husband Ron Meiners announced the birth of their son Spencer Daniel Ardery Meiners who arrived a week early on July 21st…. I have known Lee for some 20 years, and I know that of all her…

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Circe

Circe’s Power I never turned anyone into a pig. Some people are pigs; I make them Look like pigs.I’m sick of your world That lets the outside disguise the inside. Your men weren’t bad men; Undisciplined life Did that to them. As pigs,Under the care of Me and my ladies, they Sweetened right up.Then I reversed the spell, showing you my goodness As well as my power. I sawWe could be happy here, As men and women are When their…

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A Bit Of Beauty….

The weekend is looming and it seems that the material keeps coming… Some interesting links, full of recent odd and politically strange developments. A good article on Science and Psychedelics… Mark Pesce, doing his thing on Youtube…. and wonderful poetry from Zen Master Ryokan.Cloudy mornings, hot afternoons. Portland saunters through the summer in a blaze of beauty and light.Bright Blessings,Gwyllm______Wot’s On The Menu Can Science Validate the Psychedelic Experience? Mark Pesce… Doing What He Does Best… Sweet Poetry: A Moment…

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Nusrat…

I was listening to Nusrat the other day… wonderful stuff, and it has been ten years since he past on, so in honor of him I have put up a couple of YouTube videos for your pleasure…. On The Menu:2 videos from Nusrat Announcement from Padrice PEAKING ON THE PRAIRIES Three More From William…. __________ Padrice just sent me this… of interest if local to Portland!Your presence is warmly requested at a give-away ceremony. We will be giving our joyous…

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Another Farewell…

“If we could sniff or swallow something that would, for five or six hours each day, abolish our solitude as individuals, atone us with our fellows in a glowing exultation of affection and make life in all its aspects seem not only worth living, but divinely beautiful and significant, and if this heavenly, world-transfiguring drug were of such a kind that we could wake up [the] next morning with a clear head and a undamaged constitution – then, it seems…

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Nestor Perala: A Farewell To A Friend…

One of the first conversations I ever had with Nestor revolved around the Kalevala… Nestor Perala Nestor Perala past away this Wednesday, after sustaining a fall that broke his shoulder on Tuesday at the assisted living facility that he was residing at. Nestor was a beloved member of our community, and in fact many communities. He had friends everywhere, and from what I could tell, he knew everyone in Portland.He was proceeded in death by his son Kendrick last year,…

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As You Like It…

On The Menu A bit of Inspired Madness… Psychedelic Music in the 80′s Seijo’s Two Souls Poetry from William Shakespeare…Enjoy!Gwyllm _________A bit of Inspired Madness… Quite a busy couple of days… Dale and Laura Pendell flew in Monday (& flew out Tuesday) for Dales’ reading at Powells’ promoting his new book: Inspired Madness – The Gifts Of Burning Man. (It was a great talk/reading btw)We had many a good laugh, good conversation and good company with those that came and…

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Monday Someday….

Poetry Alert: Dale Pendell will be in Portland Oregon tonight at Powell’s Hawthorne Store at 7:30 for a reading from his newest book: Inspired Madness: The Gifts of Burning ManThis is a must-attend event! Be there or be square! ____________Lots hopping on Radio Free Earthrites! New Music, and soon an expanded spoken word channel. Tune In At: http://87.194.36.124:8002/Awaiting the events of today… Cloudy and cool, finally. GwyllmOn The Menu For Today: Death Of A Carpet The Earth-Shapers Poetry For a…

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The Great Wheel

The Buddha and all sentinent beings are nothing but expressions of the one mind. There is nothing else. Saw the new Harry Potter film, “The Order of the Phoenix” Thursday. I think it is the best so far, lots of levels. Recommended.Rain last night, thunder, and wondrous beauty. Cool this morning, a nice break from how it’s been over the last several days. We were watching Errol Flynn in “Captain Blood”…. excellent old film!Off to work, and a full weekend,…

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Drink Your Tea

Be a bud sitting quietly on the hedge. Be a smile, one part of wondrous existence. Stand here. There is no need to depart. -Thich Nhat Hahn Very warm in Portland tonight, at 10:40 it is still 85f… got up to 106f today! Yikes. Sweating. Anyway, busy day, lots of things going on!An early announcement: Dale Pendell will be speaking at Powell’s on Hawthorne this coming Monday evening the 16th of July. I will have more details for you soon.…

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