This issue is lovingly dedicated to Henry Howard our “Peace Poet”
March 1, 1958 ~ April 22, 2019

"Native land is cinder and ash again"
Breeder of Flames 
by Dee Allen

"From the hollows of oaks"
Night Eagle 
by Dee Allen

"Shellmounds disturbed"
Only These Remain 
by Dee Allen

Santa Ynez Valley ~ California

"It caught me dreaming"
Summer In The Fast Lane 
by Neil Leadbeater

"How the spilled ink of evening  obliterates all"
The Sky a Blank Page 
by BJ Buckley

"Deer gorge on the drying leaves"
Prelude to Fall 
by Candace Armstrong

 "The dahlias all in bloom"
by Charles Entrekin

"He has all of the supplies on the list"
Dave's Ready 
by Sheryl L. Nelms

"The news echoes like marbles in a can"
How It All Began: The Killing Fields 
Written by Connie K Walle (as told by Nat Phang)

"Sometimes, a freight train rolled by"
After Swimming, circa 1979 
by Caroline Johnson

“The quiet radiance of moonlight”
Sunset on the Snake River
by Michael Escoubas

“Maisie shelled peas on the porch”
Bridge Player’s Saturday
by Tobi Alfier

Mission Creek ~ Santa Barbara ~ California

"Mountain peaks wear unkempt winter beards."
Waking Up in Alaska

by Michael Escoubas

“These memories shoot through my body like hot lava”
Sam’s Eyes

by Gail Denham

“Rain shadow the color of persimmons”
on an island almost in its entirety a stratovolcano

by Amy Schmitz

"Become one with the pause"
Imagining  Silence
by Maralee Gerke

Knapps Castle ~ Santa Ynez Mountains ~ California 

Monet in Poetry and Paint

By Michael Escoubas
Review by Neil Leadbeater

The Bell and the Blackbird
by David Whyte
Reviewed by Michael Escoubas

Highway 101~ Top of the Pass ~ Santa Barbara ~ California 

Publisher: Black Forest Publishing
Descent Before the Surprise
by Marcel Aime Duclos

Lily Pads ~Alice Keck Park ~ Santa Barbara ~ California 

Incredibly tasty salad with arugula and sprouted pea shoots
Lamb Salad with Pesto Dressing 
from the kitchen of Sharmagne Leland-St. John

An elegant twist on the casual classic is perfect for entertaining
Truffled Deviled Eggs 
from the kitchen of Sharmagne Leland-St. John

Santa Barbara Harbor ~ California 

Raganath “RJ” Carnahan

Bio Page

Butterfly Beach ~ Montecito ~ California 


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Santa Barbara Harbor ~ California 


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