SERMON: 'A future void of violence and injustice, and filled with peace and right-relationships'
- Written by Hank Berger
WEB: Website aggregates hundreds of documentary films online
- Written by Bill Bridges
"Films For Action uses the power of film to raise awareness of important social, environmental, and media-related issues not covered by the mainstream news," says a recently created website, Films For Change. -- "Our goal is to provide citizens with the information and perspectives essential to creating a more just, sustainable, and democratic society." -- Below is a link to a "wall of films" containing hundreds of documentaries, "peak moment TV," presentations, PSAs, etc., made available for viewing online. ...
POEM: 'Reality reduced to a feather in the grass' (William Everson)
- Written by Fran Lucientes
In the late 1970s the poet William Everson, (1912-1994) also known as Brother Antoninus, witnessed a highly dramatic encounter between a cat and a Steller's jay in California, and later recounted it in an appealingly lyrical mock-heroic poem in which one can also feel his life-long devotion to the work of Robinson Jeffers. -- In the "translucent blue" of the "wild feathers" Everson saved as "numinous trophies" of the encounter, the "beat friar" (Everson was a member of the Dominican Order for almost two decades) saw an "iridescent message . . . from beyond the screen of Nature." -- Originally published in 1980, this poem's message continues to resonate. -- It is also included in the posthumous three-volume collection of Everson's poems published by the Black Sparrow Press....