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Peace is Possible

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When it comes to peace, how would you describe yourself?
I am a pacifist
What do you believe are the 'burning issues' today?
War, Hunger, Poverty, Education, Our Planet, Violence, Inflation, Human Rights, Our Shrinking Freedom
What must we overcome to achieve peace?
bigotry caused by fear and ignorance
Can we change the world?
More about me
college credit hours split between Mechanical Engineering (Rolla) and Industrial Design KCArt Instititue. Married 37 years to my 3rd wife. Seven grandchildren. Self employed since 1972. Owned 11 businesses in that time. Move 27 times through 9 states. Historical Restoration, a 24 page tabloid newspaper, an antique store, a graphic production company, a screen printing business, a painting contracting company, a remodeling company... etc.

My writing:
I bought an ailing small town newspaper, changed it's emphasis, brought it into the black, wrote 3K to 5K into every issue. I did hire an editor, a writer, a salesperson, a full time artist, so didn't do it all and I sold the paper for profit almost 15 years ago. I've sold freelance articles through the Nature Conservancy, the US Forest Service, and through two Kansas City area papers. Between Multiply, Writer'sCafe, PaganMystics, and The Black Seal, I easily have 150 poems and stories posted. I have at least 100 more that no one has ever seen. I have two books... a sci fi I call "Schechinah," and a near future fiction I call "2040"... with many chapters written. I also co-authored a book on teaching appreciation of great works of art with my ex-wife many years ago.

There's more... I'm getting boring and too long.
Favorite Books
I've read at least a book a week for 50 years... mostly sci fi, history, with wanderings into horror, theology, meditation practices, classic Greek, mythology, alternate history
Beliefs and Practices
Agnostic, Christian
every minute I breathe.
overbearing, self absorbed, unaware boarish people
Promise to respect others and refrain from spamming?

Papaed's Blog

Peace and Love

Posted on November 13, 2009 at 5:38am 0 Comments

reach inside with meditation

an early morning preparation

to greet the world with peace and love

so that a smile my face will crease

reach inside with meditation

for those who feel a separation

the homeless need someone on their side

to help them build inward pride

reach inside with meditation

for those who face their own creation

with bodies fighting illness

send them waves of healing wellness

reach inside with… Continue

Crossing The Bridge (in a Japanese Garden)

Posted on April 6, 2009 at 5:19am 1 Comment

I stand alone and inhale deeply

freeing myself from stress and worry

in this conservative, reverent place.

the cool morning air brings

a moist, earth-rich dark soil smell

to fill my lungs.

a gentle breeze shakes dew drop sprinkles

onto my shaved head.

I am at peace with the Mother.

a shallow trench worn

through the center of a large stone

by a thousand years of foot traffic

along this stroll-garden path.

I am humbled and… Continue

PEACE MAY FIND ITSELF, an evolution rant

Posted on January 10, 2009 at 5:22pm 2 Comments


mighty macrocosmic


amino acid-triggered zipper.

the gregarious mysterious

geometric gene structure.

the product of

intelligence directed

random dispersed

unnatural and natural selection

survival of the necessary

card-shuffling DNA/RNA reticulation

using microcosmic, microscopic

chemical powered

organic computers

of unfathomable

science-defying complexity and power

bearing… Continue

hurt, apology, forgiveness

Posted on October 20, 2008 at 7:21pm 2 Comments


if our life goal is to lead a proud,

productive and successful life,

and minimize regrets at the

moment of our passing,


love, balance, tolerance,

honesty, forgiveness,

and patience are tools

we need.


a hurt upsets our

moral balance.

it places a burden

on the receptor, the person hurt,

and on

the instigator, the person causing the hurt.

it IS regardless of

the… Continue

The Sexual Cycle

Posted on October 20, 2008 at 2:31pm 0 Comments

in the beginning was potential

dark and cold, permeated with inward focus

then warmth slowly suffused

potential awakened, began to swell

then wrinkling moisture saturated

close nutrients turned on and flowed in

and pressure built and built

birth began through a tiny crack

a tender pale arm appeared

driven by the resultant pressure

of rapid multiplying… Continue

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At 9:51pm on January 9, 2015, marymab said…

My name is Mary, i got you from, and i want to have a
good relationship with you, please i need your cooperation,
am yours Mary.
this is my email address, please contact me with it so that i will tell you
more about me and send you my other pictures ok here is my email address.
( ) please write to me in my email ok

Mi nombre es María, te tengo de, y quiero tener un
buena relación con usted, por favor necesito su colaboración,
soy tuyo María.
esta es mi dirección de correo electrónico, por favor póngase en contacto conmigo con él para que yo le dirá
más sobre mí y le enviaremos mis otras fotos bien aquí está mi dirección de correo electrónico.
( por favor escribir a mí en mi ok email

At 12:14pm on December 17, 2014, Phillip Lester said…
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At 3:54pm on October 24, 2010, G.P. said…

At 2:14pm on February 21, 2010, Nguyễn Thị Thanh Hương said…

At 12:01am on January 18, 2010, Clicia Pavan said…
Come join our Group
Gaia Mother Earth,thanks
This is the first group that I opened
I hope you enjoy
I wish you much peace and love
At 5:29am on November 13, 2009, MommaToldMeNotToCome said…

At 9:40am on August 22, 2009, maryse said…
Greetinga Papaed from hot Japan. Typhoon is hovering somewhere in the pacific so surfing is good fun and exciting...keeping me on my toes or rather my board and enjoying the seas joy and energy.
I didnt know about the killing of dolphins. Dont know why they would do that as dolphin is never on a menu? unlike whales...School will start soon and i have to take it all with a great grain of salt as the teachers are all too serious. My boys have enjoyed the 6 weeks of freedom from the system and have been well nourished by mother nature and her wonders. So nice to hear from you...with loving thoughts and wishes

At 4:00pm on July 6, 2009, maryse said…
Thanks for the mail every time Papaed. I have been thinking of you...had another wild djembe music night. my friend played the ballaphone and I the flute in a peice called KASSA...also i have been body boarding in the invigorating especially when the fish jump or i can see them in the waves. Today is a full moon here...and it is His Holiness the Dalai Lamas birthday. May all be auspicious and peaceful for all beings and may Tenzin Gyatso Ocean Mind of Wisdom and Lord of Compassion live for a very long time

At 4:02pm on June 18, 2009, maryse said…
Hi there Papaed hope your hving a lovely June. Been playing the djembe and flute again and have a small show comming up. Want to donate the money to Africa maybee the wateraid is a good place. clean water is defenitly a key to peace....water peace peaceful waters and of course drink water for peace...cheers

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