Category Archives: Reviews

John Haines is Calling – Fables and Distances

As nature becomes essential to daily life and getting through the chaos, I have been thinking about John Haines.  Some of my most-often used quotes come his book “Fables and Distances” and so I have started reading it again and am reminded the impact his writing has had on my outlook in life. Fables and […]
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Poem – Here Before

I have been this way before, down this same path, and most likely not for the last time. I have been here before looking for a road, a way through the ever-increasing obstacles with a distant light ebbing and flowing surrounded in the absolute silence where I only hear my breath and the rising panic […]
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Fall 2014 Issue of Stone Path Review has been published

The Fall 2014 issue of Stone Path Review is now available for reading at http://www.stonepathreview.com and http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/823370?__r=322616 Interview with: Peter Vircks Poetry by: Amanda Barusch, Anuja Ghimire, Deonte Osayande, Gary Glauber, Lisa Megraw, Ralph Monday, Robert Henschel, Jr., Rochelle Natt, Salvatore Folisi, Samantha Tetangco, Wendy Brown-Baez Short Story by: John Richmond Paintings by: Margaret Karmazin […]
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The Wild Truth, by Carine McCandless

The following text is from the introduction to a book by the sister of Christopher McCandless, Carine McCandless. I have not read this yet, but will be soon and will definitely have a review here. The story of Christopher, Alaska, and his life changed mine as he is the reason I first visited Alaska in […]
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Denver, CO – Jackson Pollock

At long last, I have been in the presence of an actual Jackson Pollock painting. In Denver, CO, I was surprised by Patricia with an exhibit titled “Modern Masters” at the Denver Art Museum. I did not know there was one on display, and my attempts to find out more form her were cleverly thwarted. […]
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Rameses B – Review of Reborn

I first learned of Rameses B while browsing Indiegogo for music and film projects. After listening to a sample track, I knew this was the music I needed to contribute to and support. The result of this campaign is the album “Reborn“, and it was worth the wait. The layers of multiple instruments present here, […]
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Book Review – Candidates for sainthood and other sinners

Review of Candidates for sainthood and other sinners,  by Don Cellini Spanish translation by Fer de la Cruz. Publisher: Mayapple Press 2013 Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Candidates-Sainthood-Sinners-Aprendices-Pecadores/dp/1936419297/ The title of Don Cellini’s poetry collection really sets the tone for what is inside.  Don presents everyday scenes of real people with real problems and how they cope, and sometimes […]
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Book Review – Cultivating the Empty Field

This is a follow-up to my previous post about the book “Cultivating the Empty Field: The Silent Illumination of Zen Master Hongzhi”. This book is edited and translated by Taigen Dan Leighton and Yi Wu. I would consider this a classic Zen text and one every practitioner, from beginnings to masters should have. Included are […]
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Book – Not answers, but where to look

The one single book that has helped me to focus, let go, and where to find the answers is “Cultivating the Empty Field” by Zen Master Hongzhi. This was recommended years ago by Hanakia Zedek, and along with his friendship, has truly been life changing.

Movie – Everest

In the fall of 2015, a movie starring Jake Gyllenhaal, and based on the book “Into Thin Air” by Jon Krakauer will be released. I have been a fan of Krakauer’s books since reading “Into the Wild” about Christopher McCandless. I have posted quite a bit about the story, the assumed motivations of Chris’ actions, […]
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