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Welcome to our August 2007 edition.


   It's all the rage nowadays, at least in a lot of Western circles, to "create one's own experience." The theory is that if one thinks positive, positive things will happen. If you act in kindness, it comes back to you. If you build it, they will come. A direct correlation between sowing and reaping yielding immediate results:

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     "Seven Years in Tibet" is Heinrich Harrer's memoir of how makes his way to the city of Lhasa, becoming a witness to the last great years of the Tibetan society before the Chinese invasion. His personal testimony records the echoes of a dying nation, a eulogy of a place that would soon be changed forever.

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   The sign read, "A short walk on this easy trail offers close-up views, subtle aromas, and the serene quiet of a protected woodland. You will be walking in one of the last great wildland areas in the East, but you won't need a backpack or hiking boots.

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   An oxbow is a bend in a river. This I found out when I planned my journey to Oxbow Falls, located in Madison County, New York. Little did I know that there would be many bends in the river.......

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"First Church of The Streets is a road by which one travels, where there is no destination, but each step grows in possibility."

      What is the world today supposed to be? What is it about, and why? Is there any reason to even care about asking these questions anymore? What is a church of the streets, anyway?

     The "First Church of The Streets" e-zine is a means of answering these questions. It is non-sectarian in the sense that it doesn't rely on any one religion to satisfy these answers. Neither does the church of the streets negate religion for comfort in secular classic philosophy. With it not being constrained to any particular dogma, the church of the streets can employ any or all of these methods. It is also free to use those schools which are considered too foolish to answer anything by so-called higher thinkers, such as popular culture. Just as religion and philosophy seem to give comfort to many in times of uncertainty, to many, popular culture is a refuge and an oasis. In this respect, it is as much a part of the church of the streets as anything else.


     Starting in 1998 I started posting my poetry and short stories online.  My first website was an inclusion of these writings.  When I completed my first two novels, I made them available online, in their entirety:
New Earth Works.  The E-zine was a natural extension of this activity.  It went online in March 2003.   It  includes observations, as well as expository thinking.

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