By Dillard K. Henderson, QH’s Poet Laureate

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Sonnet Number Fifty
 
All in one flowing moment free from time,
I sat upon a mighty mountainside
Beneath great metal booming wind-blown chimes
Above Zen terraced gardens with my guide.
I saw below, beyond the knoll and stream, 
Another mountain breath and undulate.
Awaking slowly from delusion’s dream,
I entered then a much more mindful state.
Then beauty’s beings, radiant as suns,
Each sang her sacred spirit song to me.
The spirit world and this one too were one.
The moon arose, and I began to see.
I heard all music, then, in but one chime
And knew forever, then, in Earthly time.
 

Neil Colligan’s Brief Film about the Celebration of Barbara Fiske Calhoun’s Life

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See it on YouTube, under Neil Colligan.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hi7GeK33VE
WONDERFUL!!We want to ask Neil to make a longer one with more dialogue.

Come to Barb’s Celebration of LIfe at 1 PM on Oct. 4 at Quarry Hill!

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Come to Barb’s Celebration of LIfe at 1 PM on Oct. 4 at Quarry Hill!

To my dear friend Alan Stirt, great artist who used to learn the beginnings of his craft by playing around with my brother with wood and a knife, carving pipes… and later became a renowned wood artist, a Bowlmaker whose work is in the White House as well as many other places!

I hope you can come to Barbara Hall Fiske Calhoun, my mother’s, Celebration of LIfe on Oct. 4 at 1 PM at Quarry Hill. I’d love to see you again and speak of our many adventures together. I miss you!

Please come if you can.  I miss everyone. Art, Seth, Rita, Enid, Hinda, Steve,  Barbara, Ken Jacobs, Flo Jacobs, Nisi, Aza, Henry, and everyone.

We had fun at Harpur College (now Binghamton Univerity) and in our wandering in the autumn air… I hope you’ll come to Barb’s Celebration of LIfe Oct 4 at QH.  We miss you. I surely do…

We are part of one another, and I’ll always feel that way.

Love

Ladybelle

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Deeper Levels of Stigma

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quarryhillcreativecenter/ladybellefiske:

This is a very good point. I find it fascinating in a sad way that somehow, Robin Williams appears to have felt that it was something he could not cope with (Parkinson’s, I mean) but Michael J Fox has managed to do The Good Wife and other projects for years. Of course, they had completely different styles. I have no idea what it’s like to have Parkisnon’s and can’t judge this at all. I”m just sorry that Robin W. felt he had to depart this odd world…

Originally posted on Unstrange Mind:

Robin Williams and Michael J. FoxSince you’re on the internet, you’ve already heard the latest news — Robin Williams’ wife announced that he had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. He hadn’t wanted to announce it publically yet. He had not returned to drug or alcohol use. He was deeply depressed because of the Parkinson’s diagnosis.

The responses I saw, just in the first hour after learning this new information, revealed to me that there is a deeper level of stigma than mental illness. When all we knew was that Robin Williams had succeeded at suicide and that he had a history of drug and alcohol abuse and that he had spoken openly about depression and mania, there was an outpouring of compassion about the pain of depression. A few people aside, people were talking with compassion about depression. People were sharing phone numbers of hotlines. People were telling one another to be there for their…

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BOW-WOW BOOKS!!!

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Originally posted on The Moon Seen In Water:Quarry Hill Creative Center's Blog!:

Our great friend Mark Newgarten, who designed some of the covers of some of the middle-late editions of the Top-Drawer Rubber Stamp Co.’s catalogues, has turned his energy and attention to one of the best places it can go. He’s drawing books for kids — and games that go with them, online. These wonderful, playful and beautifully drawn books remind me of TinTin, but with a delightful flair of their own that I know all the kids I’ve loved and helped raise (and there have been a lot) would delight in!

Try them! Here’s the website….

http://www.bow-wowbooks.com/

COMING OUT SOON, if not yet!

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BOW-WOW BOOKS!!!

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Our great friend Mark Newgarten, who designed some of the covers of some of the middle-late editions of the Top-Drawer Rubber Stamp Co.’s catalogues, has turned his energy and attention to one of the best places it can go. He’s drawing books for kids — and games that go with them, online. These wonderful, playful and beautifully drawn books remind me of TinTin, but with a delightful flair of their own that I know all the kids I’ve loved and helped raise (and there have been a lot) would delight in!

Try them! Here’s the website….

http://www.bow-wowbooks.com/

COMING OUT SOON, if not yet!