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Meditation Technique #3

I love to sometimes perform meditation using a chanting CD by Deva Premal.  I use the first track on the disk for my meditation, but the rest of the CD is also excellent to listen to for relaxation.  The name is called Mantras for Precarious Times.   Mantras for Precarious…

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Meditation Technique #2

This meditation technique that I practice is not the most orthodox or traditional, but it works mighty fine for me. I’m dressed in a very soft extremely comfortable full white 100% cotton Egyptian jellabiya | galabeya. ( soooooo soft) ( I also wear outside -half jellabiyas | galabeyas that are hand-tailored…

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Meditation Technique #1

I have a personal form of meditation which is very effective for relieving my stress. I sit on a cushion, eyes closed, in a half lotus position, with my back completely straight. I sometimes use the Tibetan Master Chants CD by Lama Tashi.   Tibetan Master Chants   If I…

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The Queer Community In The Navajo Nation

  Videographer and Photographer Jeremy Meek is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this social documentary photography.  From the project ‘Isolation On The Reservation’.  To see Jeremy’s body of work, click on any image.           The Navajo Nation stands at a complicated intersection of traditional…

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Preserving Tradition In Mea Shearim | The Lights Of Chanukah

  Photographer Efrat Sela is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this documentary photography.  From the project ‘Hanukkah’.  To see Efrat’s body of work, click on any image.       This documentary series pertains to Hanukkah, which is the holiday when we celebrate the inauguration of the altar. …

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Why Are The Wealthy So Scared?

  Written by: Carioca Da Gema     “We are all a paycheck away from homelessness!” Said a woman waiting in line next to me.  She was intense, wearing a uniform and ready for a day’s work in a nearby medical office. Living in a hurricane belt I think “We…

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Who is really in control? The Dominant Or Submissive Sex Partner * Sub Knows what turns them on Dom Does Most of the work However Real intensity Happens Mentally And Then Dom Is In Complete Control   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If my poetry helped or entertained…

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My Zen Tropical Garden

It was a heavy summertime nighttime rain. Thunder and lightning provided a sound and light show that was free of charge. After the rain stopped, I went outside to my garden with my torch light and looked around. The plants were soaking wet and the air was much cooler. The…

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slowly pushing cart dead-end alleyway maybe mid-twenties hair completely grey frozen face her eyes look faraway   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   Who is The Hermit Poet?         See also: Poetry Back to the Home Page

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Long Reach Of The Net

Information today is very powerful and spreads like wildfire. Because of the internet (social media), portable devices, and the twenty four hour news cycle, information whether factual or not, can reach millions of people within minutes . Unfortunately, fake news can be used for evil and corrupt purposes. Hate groups,…

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Time Games

  The Life Coaching Series Written by Life Coach Carioca Da Gema   Like handcuffs, time restrains movement and limits our lives.  In vain, one struggles to organize it, relocate, and stretch time into a larger unit. But time is simply mathematics; we recycle 24 units/hours daily. Humans have a…

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Artificial intelligence Automation Nothing Can Stop Rapid Apocalyptic Job Elimination Tax revenue Collapse Cities Counties States Federal government No longer can afford to pay pensions   If you have found this poem informative, please consider a donation to assist Edge of Humanity Magazine to continue to provide neutral, outside of…

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Japanese bondage Tokyo Japan They met at Ginza Station Money did change hands Ropework was her specialty The ladies switched roles that night   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…

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  Ras Muhammad Coral reef Hand and hand we swam Only mask, snorkel, fins Both stunned with beauty That day made Pact you and me Spread ashes in Red Sea   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If my poetry helped or entertained you, please consider a donation, so…

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Is Walmart Forcing Customers To Do The Work Left Behind After Employees Are Replaced By Automation?

  Written by: Carioca Da Gema   My neighborhood super-center is crowded. The aisles are narrow with kids running around, people with specialty mobile chairs, and staff loading shelves.  So after some close calls with my cart full of groceries it is time to check out. To my surprise there…

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American News | Who Can We Trust?

Mainstream news media is controlled by large corporations and they are beholden to their advertisers and other special interest groups. OK- Sometimes they have to stay away from controversial subjects.  The companies behind these Goliath news groups are in business to make a profit. Every company in every industry, in…

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Slavery, Mesopotamia 3500BC | NOT American Ingenuity

  Written by: Carioca Da Gema   Slavery has been scattered throughout human history.  It was first reported 5,500 years ago in Mesopotamia.  Slavery contributed to wealth, and with wealth came power.  In the 13th century BC, the Israelites were slaves in Egypt.  The Romans captured people during battles and…

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The Sadhus’ Way

Have you ever just wanted to walk away from it all? Require no home, no car, no job,  no responsibilities, and just wander around without a care in the world. Your only concern is finding enough food to eat and a warm dry place to lay your head at night.…

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America Must Secure Its Border

The United States needs to stop playing around and secure its border. The US has to concentrate on its own problems and for the foreseeable future does not have the resources to just open the floodgates and allow illegals to cross over with impunity.  The country currently cannot take care…

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Life Is Impermanent

The weather was extremely cold. Bone chilling cold! This photo was taken near Transylvania, Romania.  The road was desolate and the surrounding area was isolated.  The very low temperatures were unforgiving to a person not properly protected from the elements.  Looking at this barren terrain reminds me of how unfair…

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The Elusive Zen Mind

The cliff divers of Acapulco Mexico have nerves of steel and are extremely focused when performing their extraordinary aerobatic dives off the edge of the mountain, into the sea below. Yes, they have done an enormous amount of practice to reach their current state of diving perfection, but mentally they…

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Words Hurt

  Saying something hurtful to a good friend or someone you love is completely different than just having a heated argument with that person. Words cut and they cut deep; especially if spoken in a tone that is condescending and spiteful. Nothing can ruin a very close relationship like nasty…

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What Do You See In Your Rear View Mirror Of Life?

As individuals get older what do they see when looking in the rear view mirror of life? Many people chase their entire time on earth and at the end there is nothing but despair and bitterness. What is happiness and contentment? Money comes and money goes, but no one can…

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Fettuccine With Fresh Seafood, Tomatoes & Herbs | Illustrated Recipe

Course: Dinner Inspired by: Fresh seafood from fishmonger. Ingredients/Directions: Seafood: Clean the shrimp, but leave the shells on.  Slice the calamari. Cut the mahi-mahi in cubes. Scrub the small claims clean. Cut the scallops in half. Garlic: Chop the garlic in small pieces (not finally chopped you want to be able…

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President Xi Cannot Contain His Glee Maybe Trump Forget Me USA Again Entering Middle East Mind Fuck Zone No Biggie Only $220 million dollar drone Persians Negotiating Back Since Days Of Stones MBS & Bibi Sit back Laugh While Subservient America Risks Its Bones   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC…

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  Sometimes I Remember The Hunt For Knowledge All night University Study Room Mixing Drinking Coffee & Mountain Dew Taking Breaks Playing Go With Korean Ocean Engineering major Friend We Both Acquiring The Discipline   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If my poetry helped or entertained you, please…

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“Please stay with me tonight, just in case.”

  Written by:  Kaitlin Oster   Growing up, I always feared I would lose my mother, a stubborn German who loved hard and disliked herself even harder. Some days, in the years following her death, I blamed myself, thinking my fears materialized and led to losing her. I spent 20…

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The old lady Always fed husband cabbage soup He died in sixties She lived well into nineties Investing savings wisely   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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The Great Deal Work Accumulate Spin money wheel Freedom on sale Chinese Communist Party Heavy hand on scale   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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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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abandoned tree stump harnessing tenacity refuses to completely decay   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 The…

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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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long-time regurgitate past searching cannot find a laugh   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 The Hermit…

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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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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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