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Patterns and Rhythms

BY JOHN TOTH
@ VOL 11 ON SEP 21, 2019

John Toth incorporates the skills of his family roots into his paintings and sculptures: inlaid wood carpentry and geometric quilts. His recent paintings are examples of his roots and interests in the interaction of geometric forms and dynamic Fibonacci curves. 
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The Churches of Venice

BY TIMOTHY HULL
@ VOL 11 ON SEP 21, 2019

Timothy Hull meanders through the mysteries of the churches of Venice.

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Growing Up in Brooklyn, A Graphic Story

BY PATRICIA FOXX
@ VOL 11 ON SEP 21, 2019

Pat Foxx grew up in Flatbush,  a middle class neighborhood of Brooklyn,  until the age of 10.  They were wonderful years but fraught with the uncertainty of her parents rocky marriage and her mother’s mental state.  Her story is told in drawings portraying the life and times of 1940’s Brooklyn.

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Mind Controlled: Inside a Cult

BY LOIS KARLIN
@ VOL 11 ON SEP 21, 2019

Lois Karlin tells of  her idealistic search in the 70’s for kindness, an authentic spiritual practice, and a tribe of like-minded souls. Her search resulted in a membership in a spiritual cult, whose leaders she followed for eight years.  Drawing from her experience, she illustrates ways in which mind control is employed by the leaders of cults and other high-demand groups.

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Seeing Trees

BY CECELIA LILLARD
@ VOL 11 ON SEP 21, 2019

Cecelia Lillard spent her childhood climbing and playing in trees. When she’s in a forest she feels like she is among friends. She offers a glimpse into the practice of identifying trees by their bark and a brief exploration of how that way of seeing can be used in other areas of life.

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The Insane Appeal of Beekeeping

BY ROGER MOSS
@ VOL 10 ON JUL 20, 2019

Roger Moss speaks of what fascinates him about living in proximity to honeybees, watching their behavior, and providing them health care when necessary.

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Good-bye Dieting, Hello Mindful Eating

BY LINDA BUCKLEY
@ VOL 10 ON JUL 20, 2019

Linda Buckley went from teaching about dieting to practicing and teaching mindful eating. Applying mindfulness practices to eating and life can have many health benefits and can help people relearn how to find joy and pleasure in eating.

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Rafting in the Grand Canyon

BY ANNE HANSON
@ VOL 10 ON JUL 20, 2019

Anne Hanson tells about running the rapids on a raft down the Colorado River with other women, the good food, fascinating talks on history and nature, enriching side trips, hiking and lying on backs under a full moon.

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A Woman Lawyer & Wounded Knee 1973

BY HOPE ARBER
@ VOL 10 ON JUL 20, 2019

Hope Arbor tells of the oppression of Native Americans and their resistance that led to Wounded Knee 1973 and her experience there as a woman lawyer.

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Some Cemeteries I have Known

BY BARBARA FELTON
@ VOL 10 ON JUL 20, 2019

Barbara Felton gives a survey of cemeteries along rural roads she has traveled along with a brief history of cemeteries in the 19th century United States.

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To Cruise or Not to Cruise

BY PHYLLIS LEHMAN
@ VOL 10 ON JUL 20, 2019

Phyllis Lehman never thought nor wanted to go on a cruise and then she did, Two cruises, one up the Pacific Coast in a large cuise ship and one in a much smaller boat on Alaska's Inland Passage.

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Ironic Japan

BY NINA LEHMAN
@ VOL 9 ON MAY 18, 2019

Nina Lehman discusses the paradox between a conservative culture as found in Japan and its sex industry, the largest in the world.

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