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Family, Love, God & Surviving The Cancer Battle

  Documentary and Fine Art Photographer Ivanka Zagorska is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this documentary photography.  From the book/project ‘Revival’.  To see Ivanka’s body of work, click on any image.         ‘Revival’ is a documentary project influenced by the tragic loss of my mother…

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The Family Struggles Behind My Charming   Childhood

  Photographer Thomas Duffield is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this photo essay.  From the project ‘The whole house is shaking’.  To see Thomas’ body of work, click on any photograph.           Our home was a static caravan that sat quietly in a field…

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Daily Life On Historical Ground & Intimate Stories Of A German Family During World War II

  Photographer Nashalina Schrape is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this photo essay.  From the project ‘Whispers in East Berlin’.  To see Nashalina’s body of work, click on any image.         This is the story of a house built in 1941 in East Berlin. Four generations…

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The Women In My Family | Identity, Home & Traditions

  Photographer Deedra Baker is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this photo essay.  From the project ‘Ties That Bind’.  To see Deedra’s body of work, click on any image.         Ties That Bind explores the nexus of family through three generations of females within my…

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Family, Love & Hate | Growing Up In Poverty | A Photographer’s Story

  Artist and Photographer John-David Richardson is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this photo essay.  From the project ‘Someday I’ll Find The Sun’.  To see John-David ’s body of work, click on any image.           I am a product of poverty. The circumstances of…

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Depicting My Family’s Everyday Life In Historical Portraits

  Photographer Paola Leonardi is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this portrait photography.  From the project ‘Family Histories’.  To see Paola’s body of work, click on any image.         “Family Histories” is a series of portraits of my family members that reflects a personal interest…

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An American Family

  Photographer Jo Ann Chaus is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this photo essay.  From the project ‘Sweetie & Hansom’.  To see Jo Ann’s body of work, click on any photograph.         This body of work was made over the seven-year period, 2008-2015.  With my…

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Music | Wabash Cannonball By The Carter Family (1929)

  This song was selected from the Hermit Poet’s Music Collection. * To listen on YouTube CLICK HERE.  * To purchase this download see Amazon.com below:   Wabash Cannonball * Worldwide, Timeless & Diverse See our Complete Music Selection HERE   Back to HOME PAGE

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Helping An Ethnic Minority Family From Myanmar To Share In The American Dream | A Photographer’s Story Of Support

  Photographer Lorrie Dallek is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this documentary photography.  From her project ‘New Americans ‘.  To see Lorrie’s body of work click on any photograph.         My journey into the lives of the Sing-Hing family from Myanmar began almost four years…

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A Poem To My Father & Memories Of Family Days On The Farm

  Photographer Nicolas Hafele is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this photo essay.  From his project ‘Sweet Water Memories‘.  To see Nicolas’ body of work click on any image.         Sweet Water Memories to my father (poem by my grandmother) afternoons of thunders together watching the…

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A Mother’s Very Personal Story Of A Family Living With PANDAS

  Photographer Lorena Turner is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this intimate documentary.   To see Lorena’s body of work click on any photograph.     My son was born around 5pm after a long and very difficult labor. The TV in the hospital room paralleled his birth with…

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Intimate Portraits Bringing Together Members Of A Orthodox Jewish Family

  Photographer Kovi Konowiecki is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this portrait/documentary photography.  From his project ‘Bei Mir Bistu Shein‘.  To see Kovi’s projects click on any image.           Bei Mir Bistu Shein portrays geographically distant members of an Orthodox Jewish family living in…

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The Hard Decision Of Moving A Family Member To An Alzheimer’s Care Home

  Artist and Photographer Matthias Koch is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this photo essay.  From his project ‘Leaving Home‘.   To see Matthias’ selected work click on any image.         As caring for the elderly becomes a burden, the realization of having to move…

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An Imaginary Sibling For A Lonely Child: China’s Family Planning   Restrictions

  Photographer Fan Shi San is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this portrait photography.  From his project ‘Two Of Us‘.  To see Fan’s projects click on any image.           I started ‘Two of Us’ in 2009. I photographed people who grew up as an only…

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Italians, Family, Food & Tradition

  Photographer Jess Carey is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this documentary photography.   From her project ‘An Italian family tradition: Tomato sauce making’.  To see Jess’ body of work click on any image.   1.Boil the tomatoes   My father’s parents are salt-of-the-earth people. They are humble,…

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Huge Factory Farms & Lower Food Prices Driving Small Family Farms Out Of Business In South Wales

  Documentary Photographer Andrei Nacu is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this social documentary photography.  From his project ‘Small Family Farms In South Wales‘.  To see Andrei’s body of work click on any image.           There are many reasons for the decline of family farms…

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Luca’s Family: One Income & One Room For Eleven In Bucharest

  Documentary Photographer Odeta Catana is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this documentary photography.  These images are from her project ‘Luca Family‘.  To see Odeta’s body of work click on any image.           Luca Family, Valerian and Iordana, got married about 20 years ago, and…

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An Intimate Portrait Of A Serbian Family Seeking Asylum In Belgium

  Fine Art Documentary Photographer Isabelle Pateer is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this social documentary photography.  These images are from her project ‘Room 26.10.12‘.  To see Isabelle’s body of work click on any image.       During an assignment for the Belgian federal agency for the reception…

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Family Dynamics

  Fine Art & Editorial Photographer Katrina D’Autremont is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this social documentary photography.  These images are from her project ‘Si Dios Quiere‘.  To see Katrina’s projects click on any image.         ” Si Dios Quiere” explores issues of intimacy and distance…

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Love, Aging & Family

  Photographer Kari Wehrs is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of these images.  These photographs are from her project ‘Keep Looking Up‘.  To see Kari’s projects click on any image.         Keep Looking Up is a story about love, aging, family, reflection, and re-growth. It is a quiet…

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Joe’s Junk Yard – One Family’s Version Of The American Dream

  Photographer Lisa Kereszi is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this social documentary photography.  These images are from her project ‘Joe’s Junk Yard‘. To see Lisa’s body of work click on any image.                 What was the junkyard like yesterday, Nannie?             Same as always—lousy.…

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Intimate Portrait Of A Nicaraguan Family – 1985

  Photographer Janet Delaney is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of  these images.  These photographs are from her project ‘Managua, Nicaragua 1985‘. To see Janet’s gallery of projects click on any image.                     See also: South of Market 1978-1986 By Janet…

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Severe Disabilities & Family Struggles The Agent Orange Death Trail

  Commercial Photographer Youngho Kang is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this social documentary photography.  These images are from his project ‘Weapons That Kill The Future‘.  To see Youngho’s gallery of work click on any image.         The War, as we know it, has ended…

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Candid Photography Essay – Family Fun In England

  This photography essay was submitted to Edge of Humanity Magazine by Photographer Tony Edenden.     Click on any image to see Tony’s galleries and collections.     Click on any image to see Tony’s galleries and collections.     Click on any image to see Tony’s galleries and…

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My Make-Believe Village Life | Childhood Stories

  Photographer Katerina Kouzmitcheva is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this photo essay.  From the project ‘Travelling to non-existing past’.  To see Katerina’s body of work, click on any image.           My Facebook photo album of our family village house was often nostalgically commented…

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Reinterpreting My Father’s   Hallucinations

  Photographer Glorija Lizde is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this photo essay.  From the project ‘F20.5’.  To see Glorija’s body of work, click on any image.           The work F20.5 depicts the confrontation of my own childhood, during which my father suffered from…

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Dressing Up To Play Games | China’s Youth & Cosplaying

  Photographer Daniele Mattioli is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this documentary photography.  From the ongoing  project ‘Cosplayer in China’.  To see Daniele’s body of work, click on any image.           Costume play (Cosplay) is a rapidly diversifying, yet still largely underground culture in…

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Surrounded By Flustered Tourists Taking Selfies The old man Took Leisurely Snaps With Polaroid camera   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If my poetry helped or entertained you, please consider a donation, so that Edge of Humanity Magazine can continue sharing chips of my mind, that I diligently…

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4 a.m. Termites Chewing In Harmony With Me Tapping Typewriter keys   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If my poetry helped or entertained you, please consider a donation, so that Edge of Humanity Magazine can continue sharing chips of my mind, that I diligently scribble into poems.  Thank…

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Collecting Seashells White beaches of Sanibel Boy trusting all Became man who is cynical Dodged too many curve balls   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If my poetry helped or entertained you, please consider a donation, so that Edge of Humanity Magazine can continue sharing chips of my…

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Young love in Beirut Divided by religion Tragic destiny Cross above her rooftop  Prayer rug below his knees   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If my poetry helped or entertained you, please consider a donation, so that Edge of Humanity Magazine can continue sharing chips of my mind,…

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She is invisible Pregnant Working graveyard shift  Immigrant Scrubbing toilets sweeping dirt Says better than country of birth   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If my poetry helped or entertained you, please consider a donation, so that Edge of Humanity Magazine can continue sharing chips of my mind,…

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Turn A Right? Left? Got an App for that?

  Written by: Carioca Da Gema   During my school years, the calculator was an item of desire. It was the forbidden gadget, inside and outside of the classroom.  Like the other students with paper, pencil, and yes my brain, I labored over long math equations asking myself over and…

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The Enchanted Passage | A Nile River Story

  Written by: Carioca Da Gema   I closed my eyes, and go back thousands of years The Pharaohs had enjoyed this moment before me The river, the vessel and the sunset The river man looks at me and says: “You must drink the water from the Nile to be allowed…

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Japan | Past, Present & Future | Symbolism & You

  Photographer Atom is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this photo essay. From the series  ‘JAPONISM & MINIMALISM’.  To see Atom’s body of work, click on any image.   The series consists of three sections: HINOMARU is an alias name of the Japanese flag. KIMONO is a Japanese…

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The Interaction | Woman & Dress

  Adjunct Lecturer and Photographer William Zuback  is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of these fine art/portrait photography.  From ‘The Dress’ series.  To see William’s body of work, click on any image.           The Dress series showcases each woman’s personal interaction with the dress, with…

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Restoring The European Bison

  Documentary Photographer Adrián Domínguez is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this documentary photography.  From the project ‘RESTORING BISON’.  To see Adrián’s body of work, click on any image.     EUROPEAN BISON RESTORING THE SPECIES The European bison (B.bonasus) is the largest land-based mammal in the continent…

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The Search For A Heartbeat

  Written by: Carioca Da Gema   The Search For A Heartbeat AVAILABLE NOW! At the stairway to hell NEAREST YOU! There are pounding hearts in orphan children of war constantly awaiting the next blast In children born from addicted (dead) parents The slow heartbeat in children of famine; destined…

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Everglades’ Stories

  Written by: Carioca Da Gema   The land is flat The weather is hot and humid The mosquitoes take your attention away The animals invite the night to come and protect It’s time to go   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If my perspective helped or entertained…

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Pour me some bourbon I just upset my woman Do you have spare bed? She wants to chop off my head Bartender help or I’m dead   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If my poetry helped or entertained you, please consider a donation, so that Edge of Humanity…

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One Hell Of A Ride | A Photographer’s Story Of Immersion In Custom Bike Culture | Los Angeles, USA

  Street Photographer Andy Hann is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this documentary photography.  From the project ‘Metal To The Pedal’.  To see Andy’s body of work, click on any image.         As I was wrapping up a 2 year photo essay on Hollywood Boulevard,…

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My bicycle is chained to undernourished palm tree I’m sitting at a hot dog stand Next to a middle-age man He is trying to act smooth Wearing Polyester suit Gold pinky ring Fake Rolex watch Cheap shoes Talking with his mouth full Pitching Over & over Great deal He can give…

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  Always at the track The Gambler puffs his cigar Sitting at the bar Reading the racing sheets like it was his sacred bible   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If my poetry helped or entertained you, please consider a donation, so that Edge of Humanity Magazine can…

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No-Mind

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: Huineng (638-713) Book: The Art of Shaolin Kung Fu by Wong Kiew Kit (page 196)   “When an ordinary person is enlightened he becomes a Buddha; when a Buddha is unenlightened he becomes an ordinary person.”   Hermit Poet’s Comments: …

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all day tire changer swiftly with precision performs muscular ballet   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If my poetry helped or entertained you, please consider a donation, so that Edge of Humanity Magazine can continue sharing chips of my mind, that I diligently scribble into poems.  Thank You…

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Baby Greens, Walnuts & Steak Salad | Illustrated Recipe

Ingredients: Apple: Cut one apple julienne style. Add a squeeze of lemon to keep the apple sticks from losing bright color. Caramelize onions: Walnuts: 1) Roast the walnuts. 2) Add sugar to the hot pan containing the walnuts already roasted. 3) Watch the sugar melt.  Stir the walnuts into the caramel…

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shoeless on beach sand marching in straight line the fishermen haul nets grumbling about today’s meager catch   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If my poetry helped or entertained you, please consider a donation, so that Edge of Humanity Magazine can continue sharing chips of my mind, that…

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Empty store Owner Closed Locked Front door Slowly drove away Why start over? Everyone shops online anyway   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If my poetry helped or entertained you, please consider a donation, so that Edge of Humanity Magazine can continue sharing chips of my mind, that…

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“Pet ka sawaal hai ji! Hum log kya kare?” | The Back-Breaking Working Conditions On India’s Road Construction Sites

  Teacher and  Documentary Photographer Amlan Sanyal is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this documentary photography.  From the project ‘Men at Work’.  To see Amlan’s body of work, click on any image.         With an ever increasing number of vehicles driving around the country, the…

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Under The Hood

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: Zhuge Liang (181-234 AD) Mastering The Art Of War The Way Of The General  Pages 221-222 From the Book: The Art Of War | Complete Texts and Commentaries | Sun Tzu | Translated by Thomas Cleary   (Excerpt) Knowing People…

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Abandoned home Wind enters through shattered window Free to roam A place where peace never known   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019           Who is The Hermit Poet?     See also: Poetry   Back to the Home Page

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America again pokes nose in sand MBS & Bibi Have plans! Trump is their man Preaching Nuke deal a sham Nothing Learned From Iraq & Afghanistan Why not a conflict with Iran?   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019         Thought-provoking T-Shirts by Edge of Humanity Magazine…

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Lost time Holding protest sign Frequently Changed Mates Shake Shake Shake Now too late   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019         Thought-provoking T-Shirts by Edge of Humanity Magazine         Who is The Hermit Poet?     See also: Poetry   Back to the…

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What For?

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: Master Lin-Chi (Died 866 AD)   Phantoms, illusions, empty flowers- Why trouble yourself trying to grasp them? Gain, loss, right, wrong- Throw them away at once!   Source: Master Lin-Chi (Died 866 AD) Book: The Zen Teachings Of Master Lin-Chi…

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Away From Modernity In The Guatemalan Highlands | Mayan’s Struggles & Traditional Ways

  Photographer Cory Zimmerman is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this documentary photography.  From the project ‘Altos’.  To see Cory’s body of work, click on any image.           After working with the caravans of Central American migrants in Mexico, I felt the next logical step…

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Book Review | Diplomat’s Dictionary By Chas. W. Freeman, Jr. | Forward By David Ignatius

Around twenty years ago, most folks would receive international news from the television. With the power of the internet and mobile devices, information today is moving at lighting speed. Billions of people have at their fingertips, what is happening around the world, at that instant. Because of this immediate access…

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Start of a New Series | Book Reviews | International Relations | Global Economy

The series will concentrate on books that cover history and current affairs on a global basis. All regions will be covered. Some of the hot buttons will include: American foreign policy, conflict zones, arms trade/ military, globalism, international finance, terrorism, and books on history and current issues of individual countries.…

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‘…lost between the one I should become and the person I used to be.”

  Photographer Fatima Abreu Ferreira is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this photo essay.  From the series ‘How to disappear completely’.  To see Fatima’s body of work, click on any image.           How to disappear completely is a work of struggle, obsession and complete…

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“Dad is teaching us how to die.” | A Photographer’s Intimate Story Of Grief & Sorrow

  Photographer and Writer Josh Neufeld is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this photo essay.  From the project ‘Meeting Mortality’.  To see Josh’s body of work, click on any image.       The idea for this project germinated at a family reunion over the holidays. Aunts, uncles…

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Garden Book Review | Heliconia An Identification Guide By Fred Berry and W. John Kress

  My Comments: Heliconia are the queen of the flower world. Not only are the leaves delicate and beautiful, but the flowers are also gorgeous and look like they are from another planet. The diversity is overwhelming and the size, texture, and exploding colors of the flowers bring the tropical…

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Covering Society’s Ills By Cropping Speech Will Oppress Us All

  Written by: Carioca Da Gema   Lead sheep up hill down hill Social media habit forming connect to all Community’s rules  Expel deplorables Suitable?  Unsuitable? Filter peasant’s exposure by sensationalizing or sugar coating While Russia plots 2020 Extremist flip-flops dream of virgins Dictators plunge Today Your neighbor Who is…

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Young Africans’ Stories | Before & During Migration

  Documentary and Portrait Photographer Mariusz Smiejek is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this documentary photography.  From the project ‘Unaccompanied’.  To see Mariusz’s body of work, click on any image.           Unaccompanied minors turn homeless in Sicily after become adults. More than 70,000 unaccompanied…

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Garden Book Review | Bananas You Can Grow By James W. Waddick and Glenn M. Stokes

  My Comments: I enjoy going out to the garden and cutting a huge heavy bunch of bananas off a plant and hang it on a wood back patio beam. As the bananas continue to ripen, I pull them off the stem and eat sweet fresh grown fruit. During the…

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Garden Book Review | Bromeliads | For The Contemporary Garden By Andrew Steens

I love bromeliads. Bromeliads produce pups after pups and it is so much fun walking around the garden and always seeing new growth. If you seriously grow and collect these plants, the garden will become a mind-bending texture and multi-color fantasy paradise. The missus and I have been collecting and…

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Garden Book Review | Vegetables | How to Select, Grow and Enjoy By Derek Fell

Gardening is very popular all over the world. Some grow to feed their families, while others grow not just for fresh fruit and vegetables, but also grow ornamental plants and for the enjoyment of having a home garden. Putting one’s hands into the soil brings about a large amount of…

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Start Of A New Series | Garden Book Reviews

  For decades, I have been in love with gardening . There is a tranquil feeling walking out to the backyard and picking fresh vegetables for a salad or cooked in a wok, frying pan, slow cooker, a pot, or in the oven. Sitting outside,  watching the garden, eating a…

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Just Be

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source:   Hakuin Ekaku (1685-1768) “Everyone is born a Buddha. Why start seeking and trying to become one? Why seek to become enlightened?”   Source: Musō Kokushi also known as Musō Soseki (1275-1351) “A bowl and its cover, plain unvarnished wood straight from…

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Salmon & Leek Puree | Illustrated Recipe

Course: Dinner Portion feeds: 1 Ingredients & Directions: To put this fabulous dinner together you are going to need a ring mold.  Place the ring mold in the center of the serving plate. Cook the salmon on skin side.  Wait for the salmon to cool off and start separating the…

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  Boondocks Sitting on tailgate Vehicles occasionally pass by Fresh vegetables stacked high Not much sold At least food for household   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019     Apron, Clock, Coasters & Reusable Bags See Our Shop         Who is The Hermit Poet?     See…

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Lizard hanging upside down Turtle marching on the ground Cardinal sips from water fountain Coconut falls For just a second Everyone anxiously looks around   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019         Thought-provoking T-Shirts by Edge of Humanity Magazine         Who is The Hermit…

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ART Book Review | 500 Bowls Contemporary Exploration Of A Timeless Design

  This book was hand-picked for review, from The Hermit Poet’s Art Book Collection.   Written by: Carioca Da Gema   500 Bowls: Contemporary Explorations of a Timeless Design   My Comments:  As the title suggests ‘500 Bowls | Contemporary Exploration of a Timeless Design’ is a collection of 500…

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Haiku #260

Delicate blossoms Casually fall in pond Beauty- koi do not care   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019         Thought-provoking T-Shirts by Edge of Humanity Magazine         Who is The Hermit Poet?     See also: Poetry Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Eastern…

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ART Book Review | Buddhist Art | An Historical & Cultural Journey By Gilles Beguin

  This book was hand-picked for review, from The Hermit Poet’s Art Book Collection.   Written by: Carioca Da Gema     Buddhist Art : An Historical and Cultural Journey   My Comments: The art found attached to the history and teachings of Buddhism have tremendous variety and scale. The…

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Book Review | Japanese Death Poems | Written By Zen Monks And Haiku Poets On The Verge Of Death | Compiled And With An Introduction By Yoel Hoffmann

This is another outstanding collector’s book from Tuttle Publishing. If you are a poet, interested in Japanese history and culture, or love reading poetry (especially haiku) than this thick small size book is for you. The 100’s of poems included are thought-provoking and many times written just before death, by…

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Compassion & The Struggles of Today’s Life

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: By: Pema Chodron From the book: When Things Fall Apart | Heart Advice for Difficult Times (page 37)   When the rivers and air are polluted, when families and nations are at war, when homeless wanderers fill the highways, these…

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Finding Answers In Easy Places | Self-Respect, Love & Relationships

Written by: Carioca Da Gema   While approaching a check-in window for an early doctor’s appointment, three women on the other side of the counter were talking about woman number four (not present). “She needs to find someone that will make her love herself.” I bristled, barged in and said…

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Vanishing Serenity

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: Poem by: Saigyo (1118-90) From the book: The Japanese Tea Garden By Marc Peter Keane (Page 30)   Gazing up upon the early morning moon filtering through the trees My loneliness carried deeper by the pine wind along the ridges…

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Chop down bamboo Constructing new gate Garden Watermelons Ready to eat I sit and take break Soon Dozens of pesky flies Sneak Bites Communicate To their friends Come on over This fruit tastes great   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019         Thought-provoking T-Shirts by Edge of…

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Rainy season I’m top of a ladder Tube of caulk Filling crack gutter Looking down and around 100’s Of Wet Bromeliads Display Kaleidoscope Jungle Colors   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019           Thought-provoking T-Shirts by Edge of Humanity Magazine         Who is…

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Fabricating Reality

  Photographer Fang Tong is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this conceptual photography.  From the project ‘Soap Opera​’.  To see Fang’s body of work, click on any image.         The soap opera format is a form of performance which most appropriately reflects a current state…

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Birds Fly No goodbye Walking on muddy ground No one around Pebble inside boot I’m playing wood flute   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019 |       Thought-provoking T-Shirts by Edge of Humanity Magazine        Edge of Humanity Magazine KINDLE eBook Series     Who is…

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Book Review | The Zen Life | Text By Koji Sato | Photographs By Sosei Kuzunishi | Translated By Ryojun Victoria

It has been long time since I have read this book. This is another old book I found covered with dust, behind one of the wood shelves, when I was looking around with my headlamp for termite wings. The Zen Life is one of  the first books I read about…

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Aging | Acceptance

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   By: Chuang Tzu (c. 369 BC-c. 286 BC)   The Great Deception The birth of man is the birth of his sorrow. The longer he lives, the more stupid he becomes, because his anxiety to avoid unavoidable death becomes more and…

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Crown Roast Of Lamb With Crunch Crust | Illustrated Recipe

Course: Super dinner for special occasions Portion feeds: Fantastic dinner for 3. Family style 6 to 8.  Serve two rib racks to each person and add your favorite side dishes. Ingredients: 2 lamb rib rack approximate 1 ¼ lbs. each 1 red bell pepper 1 green bell pepper 1 orange…

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Marked For Demolition & Resettlement | Before & After | Pengerang   Malaysia

  Photographer and Storyteller Wilfred Lim  is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this documentary photography.  From the projects ‘Red Note & Red Note – Part II’.  To see Wilfred’s body of work, click on any image.       Red Note For the Chinese community in Pengerang, a…

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My Body, My Battlefield | The Scars Time Left Behind

  Photographer Isabella Borrelli is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this photo essay.  From the project ‘Her’.  To see Isabella’s gallery of photographs, click on any image.           On a warm spring day a few years ago, my mother got sick. My mother has…

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The Scarecrow

  Nibbling On Asian History & Philosophy Series   Source: Poem by Bukkoku Kokushi (1241-1316)   Though not consciously trying to guard the rice fields from intruders, The scarecrow is not after all standing to no purpose.   From the book Zen and Japanese Culture by Daisetz T. Suzuki (page 100)…

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sitting on beach chair smoking Cuban cigar drinking coconut rum cooking myself in sun Reminiscing it was a fantastic run no longer same same everything will change Maybe time to take siesta in the shade     Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019          eBook Series  …

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6:30 a.m. same doughnut shop one Boston cream cup of coffee black soon face the grind still working at 69   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019      eBook Series           Who is The Hermit Poet?     See also:   Poetry Nibbling On Asian…

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Calming The Nerves With Medical Bill Transparency | Sick Americans Are Easier To Control | Part 2

  Written by: Carioca Da Gema   Last year 1 in 8 Americans borrowed 88 billion dollars to pay for medical bills. 65 million ignore and/or endure their medical issues due to lack of funds. The orange alert is on for 45% losing sleep at night and looking into being…

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Personal Identity & Intimate   Relationship

  Photographer Kenneth Guthrie is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this photo essay.  From the ongoing project ‘The Way You Look at Me’.  To see Kenneth’s body of work, click on any image.           The Way You Look at Me started as a photographic…

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Gravel road Abandoned Greasy spoon Standing alone The last payphone | KINDLE Ebook | Travels With The Hermit Poet | Stories Of Human Condition | Poetry & Photography KINDLE Ebook | Tropical Garden Stories | Photography & Poetry By The Hermit Poet KINDLE Ebook| Peeling Off The Human Condition |…

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The Impact Of Physical Contact Among Humans

  Written by: Carioca Da Gema     An article about India’s caste system told a story of a house servant. She cooked, cleaned, and helped to raise the children for decades.  The servant was not allowed to touch any of the children, as she belongs to the untouchable caste.…

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Luddite Gets Mobile Phone

  Written by: Carioca Da Gema   I needed a cheap digital camera and a couple of Apps that can potentially improve my productivity; so I punctured my luddite lifestyle and bought myself a pre-paid (no contracts) smartphone.   Goal #1 Release only what is absolute necessary about me. Due…

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2020 U.S. Presidential Elections | Democratic Party | What Are They Doing?

2020 Democratic presidential candidates Drifting radically left Middle America  They forget President Trump Could win 2nd term Liberals’ guts churn 4 more years Country would make far right turn Justices placed Deep State replaced       If you have found this poem informative, please consider a donation to assist…

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Desire=Suffering Daily craving Meditation Listen to gong 1-2 hours long Confused Mind savors simple food | KINDLE Ebook | Travels With The Hermit Poet | Stories Of Human Condition | Poetry & Photography KINDLE Ebook | Tropical Garden Stories | Photography & Poetry By The Hermit Poet KINDLE Ebook| Peeling…

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Heavy Rain commences Another wet season Termites on the attack More wood consumed Me and the missus Ponder Will we pass away before shack collapses from decay? | KINDLE Ebook | Travels With The Hermit Poet | Stories Of Human Condition | Poetry & Photography KINDLE Ebook | Tropical Garden Stories…

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Few months away 20 years no cell phone Wife Capitulated Purchased her own $39.99 smartphone I knew something was up After two days She finally fessed-up | KINDLE Ebook | Travels With The Hermit Poet | Stories Of Human Condition | Poetry & Photography KINDLE Ebook | Tropical Garden Stories…

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under the wood steps protected from sun old man sleeps not bothered by tourists walking up and down to and from the beach KINDLE Ebook | Travels With The Hermit Poet | Stories Of Human Condition | Poetry & Photography KINDLE Ebook | Tropical Garden Stories | Photography & Poetry…

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Baikal’s Shamans | Their Stories & Path Of Self Discovery

  Documentary Photographer Alina Desyatnichenko is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this documentary photography.  From the project ‘Baikal of Wonders’.  To see Alina’s body of work, click on any image.   The land of Baikal region in Russia has always been sacred for the local indigenous peoples –…

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