conscious creativity

quotations

FUNNY FRIENDSHIP QUOTES: Some of the funniest quotations about friendship

FUNNY FRIENDSHIP QUOTES: Some of the funniest quotations about friendship

Some of the best things in life are our friends—exactly why we love them as much as we do. We share secrets with them, have...
March 27, 2015 × 0 comments

poetry

POEMS BY MAX REIF: Ten Reflections on Why We Write, King Metal, Ode to Lady Risk

POEMS BY MAX REIF: Ten Reflections on Why We Write, King Metal, Ode to Lady Risk

Ten Reflections on Why We Write 1.  A poet writes, a baker makes bread. Hungry mouths will eat the bread; will hungry spirits...
March 21, 2015 × 0 comments

writing

AWAKE MY SOUL: The language of music

AWAKE MY SOUL: The language of music

Everyone knows music is beautiful. My mother tried to explain this to me when she closed her eyes and air-conducted to Beethoven’s...
March 20, 2015 × 0 comments

essays

MY MAMA KISSED A COCKROACH: Freedom of choice and compassion

MY MAMA KISSED A COCKROACH: Freedom of choice and compassion

Choice is a cornerstone of American society. The songs my classmates and I learned in grade school heralded freedom of choice—room...
February 22, 2015 × 0 comments

writing

ME AND HUCK FINN: Long-ago riverboat days

ME AND HUCK FINN: Long-ago riverboat days

In the summer of 1974 I worked for a month on a towboat, pushing barges up and down the Mississippi and Ohio rivers. This was...
February 20, 2015 × 0 comments

poetry

POEMS BY ANDREA VOLKEN: The Traveller’s Handbasket, My Religion, I Am Not a Poet

POEMS BY ANDREA VOLKEN: The Traveller’s Handbasket, My Religion, I Am Not a Poet

The Traveller’s Handbasket With every place that I go, And every place that I have been, I am fated to fall in love. So...
February 7, 2015 × 3 comments

performing arts

REDISCOVERING SACRED CREATIVITY: How artists help create a more healthy, inspired and connected world

REDISCOVERING SACRED CREATIVITY: How artists help create a more healthy, inspired and connected world

Bass frequencies from a massive sound system pulse in my body and seem to shake the concrete walls of a cavernous warehouse somewhere...
January 29, 2015 × 0 comments

fiction

A GLOBAL AWAKENING: A short play about the struggles of a modern-day Planet Earth

A GLOBAL AWAKENING: A short play about the struggles of a modern-day Planet Earth

This play was written for and performed as part of the Vedanta 10 Minute Play Festival at the King Street Theatre in Sydney, Australia...
January 12, 2015 × 0 comments

poetry

POEMS BY MAX REIF: Fragile, Shooting the Sky, For Peter Robinson, Indiana Revelation

POEMS BY MAX REIF: Fragile, Shooting the Sky, For Peter Robinson, Indiana Revelation

Fragile It doesn’t take very much to wash away all we know, obliterate every landmark. I went out to a field tonight just down...
December 28, 2014 × 0 comments