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I took this photo at Moe’s Books in Berkeley, CA. Michael is the gentleman in the hat and Terri is the lovely woman with the camera. Michael Rothenberg and Terri Carrion are cofounders of 100tpc. If you came up in the ’60s and especially if you are a Beat fan, you’ll recognize others in the photograph. Michael Rothenberg is an American poet, songwriter, editor, and active environmentalist. Born inMiami Beach, Florida, Rothenberg… Read More

“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” Dalai Lama PEACE IS A DECISION, NOT A PRAYER. I’m taking a few days off but not before I wish you a joy-filled holy season and a peace-filled 2019. Warmly, Jamie FOUR MOTTOS Look up and not down; Look out and not in. Look forward and not back; Lend a hand! Unitarian Minister, Edward Everett… Read More

“When I say it’s you I like, I’m talking about that part of you that knows that life is far more than anything you can ever see or hear or touch. That deep part of you that allows you to stand for those things without which humankind cannot survive. Love that conquers hate, peace that rises triumphant over war, and justice that proves more powerful than greed.” Fred Rogers  Fred McFeely Rogers (1928 –… Read More

“If you want to end the war then instead of sending guns, send books. Instead of sending tanks, send pens. Instead of sending soldiers, send teachers.” ~ Malala Yousafzai (17 year-old Noble Peace Laureate) tawny moon, an evening grace, a calm drapes itself on the dwindling day the mystic mountains, pristine, rise high above an earthy base, the wizard Merlin’s realm with memories of a green and primal past … …….of rootedness… Read More