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1950s Capitol Records History
My parents worked for Capitol Records in the 1950s. This section includes their history, information about the company, and scans of Capitol Records documents my late father and late stepfather left.
I was in a fundamentalist Hindu-based group from 1978 to 1988, then published my memoir, Betrayal of the Spirit: My Life behind the Headlines of the Hare Krishna Movement, in 1997. Since that time I've published and presented papers in the Cultic Studies field, and continue to research the cult phenomenon.
Graduate Work in Juvenile Justice
In 1991, I earned my Master of Science degree in youth counseling, psychology, and juvenile justice. My thesis is on whether to use art therapy with juvenile sex offenders. I've posted my graduate work, including my thesis.
I've always remembered my dreams, and have kept a continuous dream journal since 1979. In 2016 I entered my journal into a dream content analysis study. My pseudonym for the initial blind study is "Beverly." The purpose of dream content analysis is to find statistical proof of whether dreams reflect our daytime concerns.
Fiction - even though my thing is academic writing, I have written several fiction stories.
Steamboats.com Paddlewheel steamboat history - I started building Steamboats.com in 1998, and it now has thousands of steamboat photos and a lot of history.
What's Online at Steamboats.com - published in the S&D Reflector.
Steamboat articles published at Cruisemates.com:
* News update - at the end of 2018, Save the Delta Queen legislation sailed through the Senate and House, and the President signed it. The Delta Queen Steamboat Company projects the boat will be back on the rivers in 2020.
Editor's note: There's nothing like a timeline to put the pieces together, here are a few I've made . . .
My collection of genealogy research.
Book and movie reviews: Satanic Verses, a novel by Salmon Rushdie | Mulholland Drive, a movie by David Lynch | The Sparrow, a play by House Theatre of Chicago (2007) | A Serious Man, a movie by Joel and Ethan Coen (2009) | Universalist Radha-Krishnaism, by Steve Bohlert | Modern Religions: An Experimental Analysis and Exposé, by Elliot Benjamin | and more.
Interviews my talks with the media.
Oil, watercolor, drawings, and mixed media.
Photos from my travels.
Books: Learning to Flow with the Dao, Dreaming Peace, Positive Quotations, Cult Survivors Handbook, Child of the Cult, and Betrayal of the Spirit.
Learning to Flow with the Dao read your I Ching free at this site.
Published in Sedona Journal of Emergence
Four Pillars Affirmations for Collective Problems
Clippings from Pray for Peace News (1996-2001) on the spiritual use of marijuana; marijuana as a gateway drug, as a threat to organized religion, and the need to legalize, tax, and regulate marijuana.
Writing from my thirties and forties
These are random bits that survived decades in a box of papers. Uncovered in 2022.
Archive of the long running Pray for Peace News blog (1996-present). At first the blog focused on peace in the war on drugs, but then shifted to presidential politics during the George W. Bush Administration. The blog continues as a platform for True Americans Indivisible and Surrealist News.
The Future of Health Care the new paradigm: prevention through healthy diet, detoxification, bodywork, exercise, and mind-body psychology.
Dream Workshop learn about symbols, archetypes, influencing dreams, dream art, and Gestalt dream work. This was the first class I wrote and taught online (Virtual University, 1998).
Writing Workshop - after teaching online for a year, I wrote this class based on the workbook from the Writer's Digest Fiction Writing Workshop. I also wrote an Archetype Workshop, with lists of archetypes, myths, and themes, and this statement about Storytelling, drawn from a longer essay.
Real Estate Classes I now teach real estate law, real estate finance, and property management online at Mesa Community College (each class is worth three college credits in Business). I got my dream job in 2010, and look forward to every semester.
Toxic Clean-up 911 an aggregation of links on the new technologies for a sustainable environment: bioremediation, phytoremediation, and mycoremediation.
Friendly Microbe Consumer Products pet, pond, home, garden, and health supplies.
Delta Queen Steamboat 2007 | Iceland 2014 | New Zealand 2011 | Chile 2006 | Colorado 2006 | Mexico 2009 | Zebra finches | Callie Cat | Storms in Phoenix | Train pulls into the Dorsey station, Tempe | Todd Rundgren at the Celebrity Theatre, Phoenix, May 9, 2016. | Jim Ward and Carlos Alazraqui Sing If I Fell
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