50th Reunion Remembrance

Thinking back on my all White
but One,
all Right
but One,
classroom learning experience,

I can see why
many of my straight white male classmates,
especially those with early varsity team excellence
and above average grade point systems
tipping toward future capital-valued employment
might feel disappointed,
sometimes angry,
about what feels like insufficient lifetime affirmation,

Hungering for more
environmental messages:
We are positive providers,
a healthy addition to history,
a wealthy contributor to our military-industrious society.

to receive globally ubiquitous messages
warning of climates degenerating
instead of continuing business as formerly usual regenerating,
as we become run-away capitalist libertarians,
educator- and clergy-led to disproportionately expect
from generous Gaia
or fair and merciful God
active support for listening to straight while male prophets
of sin and dualistic gloom
and retributive judgments from an OldSchool
Conservative of White StatusQuo God,

Rapturous EndTimes that do not remember
elite histories
of varsity team excellence,
and first chair performance
in all straight white adolescent symphonies,
and above average discernment of strategic tipping points,

Eternal Raptures
that predict sinful Earth will flood
and hurricane
and melt
and quake
and burn

While all straight white hats
and RightWings of angels
and saints arise to an escapist Heaven
free of healthy green ecological systems
and unfree of multiculturally wealthy theological egosystems,

To live happily
and uniformly unstraight and ungay and untrans
and unmale and unfemale
and unblack and unwhite
and unbrown
and unchanging
and unyoung and unold
and unrepublican and undemocratic
and unautocratic
and unkleptocratic
and uncooperative and uncompetitive
and unfamilial and uncommunitied
and unapartheid and unmonocultural
and yet maybe polypathic
and polyphonic
and even rationally polynomial

In some abstract trnsmutation
inside/outside bilateral ways and means
of timeless
eternal revolutionary theological understanding.

All this unrapturous Rapture confusion aside,
It still seems petty,
to my gay white male frame of mind,
that so many of my straight brothers and sisters
and classmates,
and Sunday School extended family,
claim discrimination against us
when our actual experience has, at worst,
known and felt insufficient affirmation
for all our elitist climates of fragility,
economic capital,

Habitually addicted
to concluding all sinful nature
is a pathological win/lose risk,
rather than hopeful,
diversely embodied,
healthy spirits
of integral win/win resilient opportunity

To heal climates
inside/outside restorative
and 2020 revolutionary.


Peace Mediating Poetry

Thanks so much for forwarding
these John Paul Lederach stories
of un-learning academic approaches
to peace mediation.

I wonder if you remembered
my ongoing certification process
for justice-restoring mediation
in complex multicultural conflicting histories;
which are typically antithetical to resilient peace
through ongoing safe and healthy relationships.

With this background,
I was struck by “un-learning”.

To regain his poetic heart,
to remain resonant interdependently forward,
to give priority to emotional intelligence,
to remain actively curious about multicultural context,
and win/win strategic roots of issue-devolution,
we do well to relearn left-brain dominant communication lessons
to co-arise right-mind prominent compassionate listening
before speaking of how to win more,
or at least lose less,
through competitive win/lose
either/or assumptions
contrary to the opulence of Nature-Spirit
function and flow ZeroZone patterns
everywhere immanently transcendent.

From this non-dualistic place
un-learning academic cognition hierarchical models,
maps pointing up to win
and down to comparatively lose conflicts
of self-survival interest,
feels more like relearning both/and,
higher and wider and deeper points
of left with right minded skills,
loves within interdependent complex feelings
curious cooperative historical interests,
emerging courageously power-with
2020 re-vision anticipations.

May Sarton, sometimes a poet, observes
“It is good for a professional
to be reminded…
professionalism is only a husk,

That the real person
must remain an amateur,
a lover of the work.”

“…if to be a poet
means allowing life to flow through one
rather than forcing” love/life
“to a mold the will has” calcified;…

“If it means learning…
the day shape[s] the work,
not [just] the work,
the day,
and so live toward essence
as naturally as a bird
or a flower”

In a meadow
arrayed in warm-lit splendor
health and beauty,
healthy beautiful wealth
optimized by transcendent right-brain interdependence,
metaphoric neurological relationship,
theological re-communication,
holonic co-operation with Earth-wombed Mother’s
healthiest past through future.

We are increasingly invited,
by left with right minded correlations,
to want to do
what our healthiest ego says we must,
and to love what we ego-must
do to ego-eco-theo-logically want
to retain wealth of cooperative inter-communion,
healthy immanent/transcendent relationship climates
becoming/being the opposite of excommunicated,
the apposition of impeached
by disloyal and hate-filled over-reactions
heralded by the insufficient love
of our hierarchical and too-monocultural forefathers

Invites us to restore EarthJustice
one momentary win/win relationship choice
in a lifetime of sacred multicultural invitations.


Green Sanctuary Dreams

Zero Core cultural values
must not vary between multicultures.

In wider circles
and deepening points,
When ZeroSum synergetic cultures
become stressed by survival issues,
we each and all begin to feel claustrophobic,
crowded in,
overpopulated with squeezed inside
and threatening outside voices
speaking in alarming paranoid
and terrorist,
ancient prey and predator, voices

Morbidly fascinated with stealing from,
and slaughtering
and eating our young,
malnourishing their future opportunities
to know intense emotional integrity climax
measured as resiliently thriving together.

POtential therapeutic attachment needs
are risks
with concomitant integrity growth potential,
naturally and spiritually
secular and sacred multiculturally attaching values,
positive integrity
more than negatively repeating history-fading dissonance.

Such deeply critical events
are deeply personal
and yet nutritionally political
health and cooperative economic wealth
and ecological resilience
and theological resonance
turning and tipping universal cooperative points
toward 20-20 enlightening revolutions
in multi-sensory awareness.

Each and every ZeroSoul
includes DNA regenerative potential
to cooperatively support the rebirth
or miscarriage
of Earth’s win/win original health climate,
to invest in each and every EarthTribe health-governing vocation,
to integrate causal diagnosis and effective treatment
of acute local
and global
climate illness

Are also co-arising opportunity
to notice,
Zero-Core resilient health values
must not run away from multicultural integrity.


East Meets West Association

The East Meets West Philosophy Association
had their annual 2020 conference in Rio,
when and where anything multiculturally lusty
is more likely to happen,
especially between sunset
and sunrise.

and existentially
and phenomenologically
and ecologically
and ethologically
and epistemologically,
and astrologically,
and metaphorically,
it was necessarily
and sufficiently
and justly
and truly
and trustingly at dawn
on a sweltering Saturday morning
that their Friday night communion commencement started
a revolutionary new/old system
of rhetorical left/right questions,
meant to impress
more than depress
future polarized regenerations
and generations
of trans-regenerative Philo/Sophias.

These renewed professional
yet uncompromised consensual issues:

1. What if Earth’s primal meaning
is most satisfactorily
and usefully
and beautifully
and healthily
and resiliently found,
in deep bicameral learning
how to optimize our already co-present regenerative systems?

2. Would co-passions deductively
and inductively
and seductively
and reductively,
but not unductively,
co-arise non-polarizing suggestions
rationalizations for our neurological and psychological,
body and mind receptors
and communal DNA senders
to design
our self/other
ego/eco maximizing
global digestive/reproductive systems?

Green cooperative redemptive economies
more powerfully resilient
than overly competitive
monoculturing hubris systems

and eco-
and ego-systems
absorbing healthy/toxic
redemptive/unsalvific nutrient offerings
through our sense and sensual
listening and speaking
communal organs,

From chakra karmic bottom
grace receivers and sacred givers
on up through
livers taking in and pushing out,
and bicameral hearts and lungs
breathing newborn sexless voices in
and breathing out healthy sensual reborn wounded child
warm-wombed song and dance re-memories
non-verbal then verbal,
nutritiously purposed

Connecting up sacred integrity,
reconnecting downstream secular autonomy
deep and widely satisfying dialogue
hoping for inside Apollonian
and outside Dionysian climates
of compassionate
non-pathological communication
co-arising polypathic secular Philo
polyphonic sacred Sophia communion.

3. How might we,
together more than apart,
make the second non-question,
and endlessly unfinished life opportunity,
much shorter,
vulnerable for self/other health optimizing
secular left-yang nutritional strength
wealthy sacred right-yintegral-fractal-squared-cubed exponential
DNA bilateral structured
nurture-wombing purposeful meaning flow?

4. Healthy LeftUniversal affluence
through transparent/opaque
wealthy RightUnitarian effluence?

5. Apollo
not shrugging off,
dismissing and shaming,

6. Taurus Earth
Aquarian Dawn’s Promised Land with Waters?
(Too lusty, perhaps.)

7. Father God
Holonic Nature/Spirits?

8. East nondualism
feeding and watering
Western dualistic wounds
between pre-
and re-embodied Spirit/Nature
and night dream polyphonic secular ZeroSouls
communicating relentlessly about
Ego’s Zero ZenCenters
healthy feeding
wounded wealthy
Blue/Green organic Philo/Sophia Wombs…

Incrementally and exponentially polypathic co-passioned,
secularly and sacredly polyphonic,
polynomially interdependent,
not yet/still
ex/informative polynomial,
not-not zero-polynomial,

Executive Summary:
Every thing and relationship yields to nothing
as no thing and no relationship
no time and no space
yield every thing and relationship and time
and northern/southern place
to grow and know ourselves
as also compassionate communicating Others.


Blessed Are…

Blessed are transgenerative memories
of spatial neighborhoods
and temporal past through future generations,

Ours is the compassionate co-empathy
sustaining Earth’s both natural and spiritual
outside and inside
inhaled and exhaled
implicating and exclamating
listening and praising
Zero ZenSoul

Of integral transubstantiating resilient health,
timeless expansive wealth,
becoming whole
bicamerally restructured again.


Narrow Paths Less Taken

A narrow way
between left-brain dominant history
of commodified visual health-frames
in wealthy solidarity
with right-brain prominent yin-flow
felt heart-touched and eco-tasted
multi-generationally tested
both/and cooperative health
with either/or competing against
creatively/uncreatively fragmenting ego-integrity potential
for win/win left here/now
with win/lose health/pathology remembering right,
tip-pointing both/and heuristic
holonic timeless fertile right
EarthSoul centered becoming
whole re-open ego/eco-systemic.

Changing climates of Earth double-bound
dipolar feelings
invoked by ecopathic RightBrain nature
causal spirit-effective songs,
dirges and thunders
great and small enlightenings,
and by stressed left-brain ego-systemic inside soul-voices
finding sacred iconic-value metaphors

Inflowing implicit wealth
of re-woven feeling health
timelessly right-brain true multi-regenerational ZeroSoul memories
trusted, without ZeroSum irrational remainder,
ennobling aging rhetorical/non-rhetorical communal events,
resilient phenomenological/ecological co-relational experiences,
compassionate left/right mutual integrity,

Left-brain unnoticed wealth-formed thought
with Right-brain implicating healthy feelings heart-touched
liberal loving taste for heart-strong
health resilience

Democratic solidarity,
yet fluid,
re-digesting ego/eco-integrity,
breathing in Earth-natural scents and tastes and motions and sounds,
out dipolar nature/spirit
exhalations ego/eco-therapeutic communions
cooperatively-owned and self/other managed

Of and for iconic thought with ironic feeling
good opportunities
with least unhealthy risk
of breathing in
more than timeless future healthy systems could breath
time’s patience out

For unrelational loneliness
and synaptic/aptic co-relational bicameral bliss/fullness
and pathologic/emptiness,
breathing in natural-felt causes
to breath out spirit-health/wealth effects
resiliently refueling ego/eco-holistic interdependent effect/cause

Both/And with Either/Or
Win/Win landscapes,
narrow dipolar wu-wei
not not zero-soul centering
destinies of healthy Wise Elders
aging into right-brain timeless
absence of infant ego-fragmentation

Remembering win/win innocence
ego/eco-womb re-becoming
timeless health/wealth
narrow dipolar ways
for truth
and light/dual-dark

Never pray alone for cognitive/affective nondualistic wisdom.
You may autonomously/interdependently receive
what you asked for
but cannot clearly speak of feeling
integrity’s timeless transformative
radically democratic
energetic potential

Reverently following
narrow dipolar secular/sacred paths
less left-brain
more right-brain intuitively re-taken
wealth re-membering
health re-weaving
small and great ego-effect/eco-cause re-turnings
unto timeless win/win opportunity

Integrity’s local/global potential.


Lonely Nest

of individuals,
and nation-states,
leads insufficient capacity
to prophecy everyone’s collective interdependence,
and thereby remains partially blind
to Win/Win optimal health/wealth outcomes,
which could not be monopolized
by experiential loneliness
felt internal monocultural sadness.

By inviting risk to shift,
notice personal/political Lose/Lose depreciations,
bucket lists of long-standing tensions
causing unhealthy cognitive/affective dissonance
unresiliently stuck in slow ego-depreciating mortality,
absence of furthering resilient appreciative-inquiry belonging
within this
and each
and every
timeless Win/Win left-brain fragmenting
ego-prominent compassion-nest
self/other-perpetuating cooperative polypaths
implied within each unprophetic deeply pre-ingested
re-ingesting healthy/wealthy moment,

Irrational spiraling not not ego/ecotherapeutic self-care,
a dynamic healing ZeroZone
away from repressive solid OneNest walls
of silently atoning loneliness,
healthy hoping toward impressive implicit webs
for pregnant metaphoric
meteoric Earthiness,
EarthTribe nest.