SNS Press: Seeking New Solutions

Sept.-Oct. 2012
Vol. 11, Number 9-10


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A hopeful approach for the future of international relations.

Redirect teen rebellion towards idealism and self improvement.

Read excerpts from unpublished book: Science, Religion and the Search for God —Bridging the Gap.

Poems of society, the human condition, and spiritual discovery.

Our student activities and curriculum materials instill an environmental, cultural, and global perspective, and integrate various academic disciplines.

Featured Articles about Responsibility, the Future and Consciousness:

Hope for the Future
Series on Leadership
Series on Global Consciousness
World Peace in Less Than a Month?
Can Idealism Solve Problems?
Conflict, Harmony and Integrity
Human Programming and Conflict
Non-violent Political Change
Living Without an Enemy
Protecting Children: Words and Deeds





This Month's Article

For Christopher
(Christopher Ya'ir Lane 1972-2012)

This month my article has to be a poem. Perhaps because a friend, a brother, a poet passed away before we were ready. It made me find poetry again in me. Maybe he is now a living muse in another dimension for those of us who missed our own poetry while he walked and laughed with us, and gave us his poetry.

I am a landscape

I am a landscape of many dimensions...

To the touch, sensations of ages
are recorded, still thrilling
to the love living in nerves and flesh,
trails through mountains, deserts, seashores;
through urban streets, veins of life
beating the accompaniment of journeys
into hearts, faces lit by sun rays
revealing illumined beauty, or casting shadows.

Skin, the soil of time, rich
with layer upon layer of fertile matter
eroding through untamed rivers
of emotion, building , growing, washing away
to canyons of happiness, compassion, and pain -
a record in human geology
littered with the fossils of repeated acts.

Above, within, and radiant,
the transcendent spirit of time contemplates -
figuring out the next step,
the new direction,
reaching out to fellow explorers in time and space,
seeking the timeless and unbound,
the ensouling planet cycling around a star
lonely, and at the same time connected to all.

Mountains to plains, weathered
by the unchecked persistence of habit,
torn apart in thermal outbursts of purpose,
inner cauldrons, perennial treasure troves
that build new, towering landforms
exposing gemstones born of heat and tension,
periodic rhythms inhaling and exhaling vital energies.

I am a landscape of ancient forms
evolving in the flash of a lifetime.


© 2012 Richard V. Sidy

Some Related Poems on SNS Press:

Poet and Pet

Hush and Listen

A Matter of Scale





Nameless Beauty



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Vol. 1, Numbers 1-12

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Hope for the Future
Six Part Series on Science and Religion
First Three Parts of the Series on Leadership
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Vol. 2, Numbers 1-12

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Series on Leadership continued
Avoiding Dictatorship in a Free Society

Art and Politics
Living the Good Life
Teaching Teens
World Peace in Less Than a Month?
Archives 2004:
Vol. 3, Numbers 1-12

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Seven Part Series on Global Consciousness
Is "Liberal" a Dirty Word?
Can Idealism Solve Problems?
Peace on Earth, Goodwill to All

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Vol. 4, Numbers 1-12

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Standing up for Humanity
Unity in Diversity
Thought and Imagination
Imagination and Healing
Lessons of Katrina
Intelligent Design or Evolution

Archives 2006:
Vol. 5, Numbers 1-12

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Human Programming and Conflict
Non-Violent Political Change
Sustainable Development
Legalizing Torture
Living Without an Enemy
"Fast Food" is really "Slow Food"
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Vol. 6, Numbers 1-12

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State of Fear
Criminal Justice
Culture Shock
Personal Ecology
Exploring the Mind - Parts 1 and 2
How Much Pain Can We Stand?
Archives 2008:
Vol. 7, Numbers 1-12

Read past articles including:
Beyond Ideology
The Imaginary Economy
Tribalism and the 2008 Election
Guilt, Shame and U.S. Justice
Have We Been Willing Slaves?
Are We Ready for the Future?
Archives 2009:
Vol. 8, Numbers 1-12

Read past articles including:
The Good New Days
The Time is Right
The New Anarchy
The Art of Living
Are Women Becoming More Unhappy?
From Cowboys to Cowed
Who are the Real Game Changers?
Archives 2010:
Vol. 9, Numbers 1-12

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The Music of Place
Earthquakes and Other Awakenings
The Sense of Place
Why do People Serve?
Ecological Literacy
Organization or Organism?
Are we afraid of our Better Angels?
Choosing our Battles

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