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Latest Site News, Additions, & Updates 

Calendar:  Some Dates To Remember

 

 

Announcements/Bulletins 

 

Between 2010-2012 there have been few new additions to this site, due to a temporary emphasis on off-line work.  This situation is likely to continue for a while longer, but hopefully sometime in 2013 some of the fruits of this out-of-sight labor will begin to manifest in a visible way, and the site will undergo a new phase of expansion.  In the meantime, some of the material on the site will be modified in order to reflect changes of substance and/or perspectives on presentation which have been taking place over the last several years.

Continuing Need In The Wake Of Previous Disasters:  This web site has previously put out calls for aid on behalf of the victims of the earthquake/tsunami which struck Japan in 2011, the earthquake which devastated Haiti in 2010, and Hurricane Katrina (which hit New Orleans and the US Gulf Coast in 2005).  There was also considerable damage done by Hurricane Sandy which battered parts of New York in 2012.  Disasters of this kind typically leave long-term problems in their wake which take years to heal,  but international giving often drops precipitously after the initial shock to the global consciousness wears off.  Continued support to the areas and people affected by these disasters is therefore greatly appreciated and may be given via the American Red Cross at www.redcross.org , which will direct funds towards the relief/recovery efforts designated by the donor. For a list of some other organizations contributing to the betterment of the world - for disaster relief directed towards high-visibility crises is only one way of helping (not that that is all the Red Cross does) - please see "Sites of Interest" on this web site.  Thanks for all you do, JRS.

 

Latest Site News, Additions, & Updates 

 

Revised, Dec 2012 - Jan 2013:  Various parts of this web site, as modifications reflecting changes in direction, tone, and presentation have been taking place.

Updated December 2012:  The Calendar for 2013, accessible from links on the top and bottom of this page.

Updated:  12/31/09:  The Calendar, for 2010, accessible from links on the top and bottom of this page.

Added 11/30/09:  A new link to Art Wings, a web site centered on the art of Katalina Gutierrez, in the Sites of Interest section (Creative/Cultural) and in the Artists' Sites & Links section of the Creative Safehouse.   Also, links to the Reincarnation FAQ and Psychosophy Web Site were updated. 

Added 12/31/08:  New material to "Current Events Sound-Off" in the "Rainsnow Thought" section of the "Rainsnow Project."  New material to "Colombia Updates 2", accessible from "Colombia Updates..." in the "Weapons of Depth" section.  And the 2009 Calendar.

Added 9/26/08:  "Things Seen From A Mile Away", to the "Short Fiction" section of "Creative Safehouse."

Added 9/23/08:  "Classic UFO Sightings", to the "UFO Page" of "Weapons of Depth."

Added 9/14/08:  "How The Earthworm Sees The World" and "Theseus:  The Return From Hell", in the "Short Fiction" section of the "Creative Safehouse."

Added 9/14/08:  "Crop Circles:  A Basic Introduction To A Great Mystery", in the "Weapons of Depth" section.

Added 9/07/08:  "The Eyes of A Warrior", "A Fugitive In Hiding", "The Suicide Note", "The Power Of Anger", "The Angel's Aria", "The Chess Match", and "The Man Who Could Turn Himself Into A Dog", to the "Short Fiction" section of the "Creative Safehouse."

Added 8/30/08:  "Cassandra" to the "Theater" section of the "Creative Safehouse."

Added 8/04/08:  "The Tarot Reader" to the "Short Fiction" section of the "Creative Safehouse."

Added 8/03/08:  "Synchronicity:  A Path To Belief" to the "Weapons of Depth" section.

Added 8/03/08:  "Man In The Sky", another poem to "JRS Poems XXII" in the "Poetry & Lyrics" section of the "Creative Safehouse."

Added 7/28/08:  "Alexander And The Mixing Bowl", to the "Theater" section of the "Creative Safehouse."

Added 7/23/08:  "Passport To Autumn" to the "Short Fiction" section of the "Creative Safehouse."

Added 7/22/08:  "Who Are The Fairies?" to the "Weapons Of Depth" section.

Added 7/21/08:  "The Wind-Up Woman" to the "Short Fiction" section of the "Creative Safehouse."

Added 7/21/08:  A second section of "Colombia Updates" - "Colombia Updates 2" - which is accessible via the original "Colombia Updates" page (which can be found in the "Weapons of Depth" Contents).  The latest article deals with the liberation of Ingrid Betancourt.

Added 7/14/08:  "Men: Four Tales" to the "Short Fiction" section of the "Creative Safehouse."  (Includes:  "A Real Man", "Fetterman", "The Fight", and "Johnny.")

Added 7/07/08:  "The Dark Side Of Brother", "The Bet", "Two Imperfect Paintings", "The American Tourister Bag", "The Water Pitcher", "A Priest In A Lifeboat", "The First Man, In The Valley Of Eggs", "The Little Bird", "Two Who Learned To Fly", "Mrs. Quilter's Complaining", "The Horrible Image", "The Clamor Of Spirits", and "The Bathroom Psychic", to the "Short Fiction" section of the "Creative Safehouse."

Added 6/19/08:  More stories (by Mark Twain, Andrew Lang, and Emile Zola) to the "Short Fiction in the Public Domain" section of the "Short Fiction" section of the "Creative Safehouse."

Added 6/16/08:  More stories (by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Washington Irving, Alexander Pushkin, Arthur Conan Doyle and H.G. Wells) to the "Short Fiction in the Public Domain" section of the "Short Fiction" section of the "Creative Safehouse."

Added 6/14/08:  "Go Figure", a political pantomime to the "Theater" section of the "Creative Safehouse."

Added 6/09/08:  "Enemies: Sisters", a play by JRS to the "Theater" section of the "Creative Safehouse."

Added 6/01/08:  "The Violinist" to the "Short Fiction" section of the "Creative Safehouse."

Added 5/29/08:  "Brilliance On Behalf Of A Neurosis" to the "Short Fiction" section of the "Creative Safehouse."

Added 5/27/08:  A new story, "The Lady In The Gray Cloak", to the "Short Fiction" section of the "Creative Safehouse."

Added 5/26/08:  More material to "Colombia Updates", accessible now from "Weapons of Depth" contents. 

Added 5/25/08:  "Earth Refound", "Ode To The Cold War's End", and "The French Time Machine", three stories by JRS to the "Short Fiction" section of the "Creative Safehouse."

Added 5/25/08:  "72 Virgins Against A Soul", a play by JRS to the "Theater" section of the "Creative Safehouse."

Added 5/03/08:  "Vicksburg", a one-act play by JRS to the "Theater" section of the "Creative Safehouse."

Added 5/01/08:  A new story, "Footnotes", to the "Short Fiction" section of the "Creative Safehouse."

Added 4/26/08:  Additional material to "Colombian Updates", accessible from "A Biography of Colombia Embattled, Part IV", in the "Weapons of Depth" section.

Added 4/17/08:  "The Plagiarist" (a short story) and "A Superstition Of The Poor" (a novel) to the "Short Fiction" section of the "Creative Safehouse."  Also, "The Monkey's Paw" and excerpts from "Lazarillo de Tormes" in the "Short Fiction In the Public Domain" section of the "Short Fiction" section of "Creative Safehouse." Also began to construct "Poems/Lyrics By JRS XXII" in the poetry section of "Creative Safehouse."

Added 4/07/08:  New material to "Colombia Updates", and a new section, "Colombia Corrections", accessible via "Colombia Updates."

Added 2/04/08:  "Hiroshima Genes" and "The Flower And The Soda Cans" to the "Short Fiction" section of "Creative Safehouse."

Added 1/26/08:  "The Food-Giver", a play by JRS to the "Theater" section of the "Creative Safehouse."

Added 1/12/08: "The Kappa", a play by JRS to the "Theater" section of the "Creative Safehouse."

Added 12/01/07:  "Taking Off The Cast" to the "Short Fiction" section of "Creative Safehouse."

Added 11/25/07:  "Poetry/Lyrics By JRS XXI" in the "Poetry& Lyrics" section of the "Creative Safehouse."

Added 11/24/07:  "Stop Bothering Them!" to the "Short Fiction" section of "Creative Safehouse."

Added 11/22/07:  "The Dress", "Game Of Losers", "The Golden Rule" and "Nativity Scene" to the "Short Fiction" section of "Creative Safehouse."

Added 11/17/07:  "The Murder Of Icarus" (and notes on the story accessible from that page) in the "Short Fiction" section of "Creative Safehouse."

Added 11/05/07:  "The Last Act Of Kindness", "Handcuffs", "Two Drivers", "the Dog", "Projection", "The Umbrella", "Stolen Silverware", "Daphne", and "The Runner", to the "Short Fiction" section of "Creative Safehouse."

Added 11/05/07:  "The Overprogrammed Robot", parts 1 and 2, to "The Adventures of Zan Taragus" in the "Short Fiction" section of "Creative Safehouse."

Added 10/15/07:  "Short Fiction In The Public Domain:  Famous Authors, Famous Stories" in the "Short Fiction" section of "Creative Safehouse."  A small collection of short stories by authors whose work is now in the public domain.

Added 10/14/07:  "Saving The Uglies", "The Planet Of Perfectionists" and "Bad Luck Binko", three stories  in "The Adventures of Zan Taragus" in the "Short Fiction" section of "Creative Safehouse."

Added 10/01/07:  "The Soul Of Taragus" and "The Great Mind Ship" in "The Adventures of Zan Taragus" in the "Short Fiction" section of "Creative Safehouse."

Added 9/29/078:  "Poems By Walt Whitman" and "Poems By Edgar Allan Poe And Lewis Carroll" in the "Poetry In The Public Domain" section of the "Poetry & Lyrics" section of "Creative Safehouse."

Added 9/28/07:  "Hope For Writers (And Other Artists)" in the "For Us And About Us" section of the "Creative Safehouse."

Added 9/23/07:  "Poems By Robert Frost", in the "Poetry In The Public Domain" section of the "Poetry & Lyrics" section of "Creative Safehouse."

Added 9/23/07:  "Roman Britain Comes To Earth", a short story in the "Short Fiction" section of the "Creative Safehouse."

Added 9/17/07:  "Clone Son", a science fiction novel, and "Clone Son Notes" (accessible from the novel), in the "Short Fiction" section of the "Creative Safehouse."

Added 8/05/07:  "Poems and Lyrics By JRS XX" in the "Poetry and Lyrics" section of the "Creative Safehouse."

Added 8/05/07:  "Freedom of Religion and Reincarnation", in "Past-Life-Regression Sound Bites", in the Past Life Regressions section.

Added 8/05/07:  A new link to the Bnei Baruch World Center for Kabbalah Studies in "Sites of Interest" (spiritual).

Added 7/23/07:  "A Tale Of Art And Devotion" in the "Weapons of Depth" section.

Added 7/22/07:  "Life After Deconstruction:  The Fate of Charles George Gordon, A Victorian Hero, In Our Times" to the "Weapons of Depth" section.

Added 7/20/07:  "Cyberactivism and the Fragility of the Internet" to "Rainsnow Thought" in the "Rainsnow Project."

Added 4/16/07:  "The God Blog" to the "Weapons of Depth" section.

Added 4/08/07:  "Metaphysics To Live By" to the "Weapons of Depth" section.

Added 3/12/07:  "Poems/Lyrics By JRS XIX" to "Creative Safehouse."

Added 12/23/06:  Information about a new book which I contributed to, Fortune-Telling: Fact Or Fiction?, in the "Other Books By J Rainsnow" section.

Added 12/23/06:  "The Unwelcome Buddhist", a short story in the "Short Fiction" section of "The Creative Safehouse."

Added 11/19/06:  New articles to "Current Events Sound-off" in the "Rainsnow Thought" section of the "Rainsnow Project."

Added 11/19/06: "Laughter Therapy" to the "Weapons of Depth" section. 

Added 11/06/06:  "Poems/Lyrics By JRS XVIII" to "Creative Safehouse."

Added November 2006:  A new link to "Mita Bhan Holistic Services", in the "Spiritual" section of "Sites of Interest."

Added 10/14/06:  "New Age Irritants", to the "Weapons of Depth" section.

Added 9/25/06:  "The Wonderful World Of Cryptozoology", to the "Weapons of Depth" section.

Added 9/17/06:  "The UFO Page", to the "Weapons of Depth" section.

Added 9/04/06:  A link to "Visual Realisation Art" in the "Sites of Interest" section (under "Creative/Cultural"); and also in the "Visual Artists" section of the "Artists' Sites, Links and Contact" section of the "Creative Safehouse."

Added 6/17/06: "Don't Waste Your Life" to the "Weapons of Depth" section.

Added 6/12/06:  Additional pieces to "Current Events Sound-off" in "Rainsnow Thought" in "Rainsnow Project"; and several news items in "Colombia Updates", accessible through "A Biography of Colombia Embattled, Part IV" in "Weapons of Depth."

Added 6/03/06:  "The Experimental Woman", a play in the "Theater" section of the "Creative Safehouse."

Added 5/08/06:  A link to Sundari in "Sites of Interest":  a library focused on Oriental philosophy and spirituality, located in Romania.

Added 5/07/06:  "A Biography Of Colombia Embattled", Parts I, II, III and IV, to the "Weapons of Depth" section.

Added 12/19/05:  A link to artwanted.com in "Sites Of Interest": a resource for visual artists.

Added 12/05/05:  "Poems/Lyrics By JRS 16" and "Poems/Lyrics By JRS 17" in the "Poetry & Lyrics" section of the "Creative Safehouse."

Added 11/05/05:  "Entertainment, Politics, And The Soul: Lessons Of The Roman Games", Part One & Part Two, to the "Weapons of Depth" section.

Added 5/21/05:  "When The Magic Leads Nowhere" and "Doomed To Die At Nineteen; Giant Chopsticks; The Snake And The Stick:  Three Stories Worth Knowing" to the "Weapons Of Depth" section.

Added 4/16/05:  "Hey, That's My Story!", an article in the "For Us And About Us" section of the "Creative Safehouse."

Added 4/09/05:  "The Golden Sayings Of Epictetus", to the "Weapons of Depth" section.  A public domain work of the ancient Greek philosopher Epictetus, translated, from the Greek, by Hastings Crossley.

Added 3/21/05:  A new link to the web site of psychic Michael Teal, in "Sites Of Interest - New Age/Spiritual."

Added 3/21/05:  "Lyrics To Some Famous Folk Songs: A Sampler", in the "Poetry In The Public Domain" section of the "Poetry & Lyrics" section of the "Creative Safehouse."

Added 2/28/05:  "A Sampler Of English Poetry", "Selected Sonnets By William Shakespeare", "A Wee Bit Of Scottish" (Scottish Poetry & Lyrics Sampler), "A Sampler Of Irish Lyrics" and "Poems My Grandfather Recited To Me", in the "Poetry In The Public Domain" section of the "Poetry & Lyrics" section of the "Creative Safehouse."

Added 2/28/05:  "Half In, Half Out, The Story Of A Dead Cicada", a new entry to "Insights From Daily Life" in the Weapons Of Depth" section.

Added 2/14/05:  "Poems/Lyrics By JRS 15" in the "Poetry & Lyrics" section of the "Creative Safehouse."

Added 2/14/05:  "Poems/Lyrics By JRS 14" in the "Poetry & Lyrics" section of the "Creative Safehouse."

Added 1/09/05:  Updated version of the calendar for 2005 (accessible from this page).

Added 1/01/05:  "Poems/Lyrics By JRS 13", in the "Poetry & Lyrics" section of the "Creative Safehouse."

Added 12/06/04:  "Poems/Lyrics By JRS 12", in the "Poetry & Lyrics" section of the "Creative Safehouse."

Added 12/06/04:  "Presidential Election, 2004", in "Special Bulletins": a brief reflection on the Nov. 2004 presidential election in the USA.

Added 8/17/04:  "Poems/Lyrics By JRS 9, 10, and 11" in the "Poetry & Lyrics" section of the "Creative Safehouse."

Added 6/27/04:  "Poetry in the Public Domain", a new listing in the "Poetry & Lyrics" section of the "Creative Safehouse."; and, within that section, "Poems By William Butler Yeats" and "The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam."

Added 6/12/04:  "Thoughts On Illness, Healing, And The Mind", a new article in the "Weapons of Depth" section.

Added 5/17/04:  A new entry to "Current Events Sound-off", in the "Rainsnow Thought" section of "The Rainsnow Project."

Added 2/22/04:  A new entry to "Current Events Sound-off", in the "Rainsnow Thought" section of "The Rainsnow Project."

Revised 2/22/04:  "Meow Means Om", a poem by Susan Osterman, in "Poems By Susan Osterman", in the "Poetry & Lyrics" section of the "Creative Safehouse."

Added 2/15/04:  A new poem to "Poems By Susan Osterman", in the "Poetry & Lyrics" section of the "Creative Safehouse."

Added 12/08/03:  Two pieces to "Current Events Sound-Off" in the "Rainsnow Thought" section of the "Rainsnow Project."

Added 11/27/03:  December, to the Calendar.

Added 11/25/03:  More months, to bring the Calendar up to date.

Added 11/12/03:  More news summaries in "More on Iraq" in the "Rainsnow Thought" section of the "Rainsnow Project."

Added 5/17/03:  "The Diabetic Cat", "The Spoiled View", and "The Golden Girls", three new additions to "Insights From Daily Life", in the "Weapons Of Depth" section.

Added 5/17/03:  "Loss, Grief, And The Buddha:  A Story", a new article in "Weapons Of Depth."

Added 5/17/03:  "Everything Happens For A Reason", a new article in the "Weapons Of Depth" Section.

Added 5/12/03:  The month of September, to the Calendar, accessible from this page through "Calendar:  Some Dates To Remember."

Added 5/03/03:  A new link for psychic Lilly Calandrello's web site in "Sites Of Interest", "New Age/Spiritual."

Added 4/19/03:  A new section for translations & interpretations by Susan Osterman, beginning with a selection from Rimbaud.

Added 4/19/03:  A new artist's link for Deborah Dague-Barr, in "Sites Of Interest - Creative/Cultural" and in the "Creative Safehouse - Artists' Links - Visual Artists."

Added 4/13/03:  "When The Dream Dies:  How Long Do You Try To 'Make' It?" in the "For Us And About Us:  Articles On Creators And Creation" section in the "Creative Safehouse."

Added 4/12/03:  More news summaries to "More On Iraq", in the "Rainsnow Thought" section of the "Rainsnow Project."

Added 3/26/03:  A new original one-act play by JRS - "Goddess Underachiever" - in the "Theater:  Bits & Pieces" section of the "Creative Safehouse."

Added 3/26/03:  More Taoist quotations to "The Tao Te Ching And War" in "More On Iraq" in the "Rainsnow Thought" section of the "Rainsnow Project."  Also:  a pertinent Swahili proverb.

Added 3/26/03:  Two more "insights" to "Insights From Daily Life", in "Weapons Of Depth."

Added 3/26/03:  Three more poems to "Poems & Lyrics By JRS VIII" in the "Poetry & Lyrics" section of the "Creative Safehouse."

Added 3/16/03:  Two more poems to "Poems & Lyrics By JRS VIII" in the "Poetry & Lyrics" section of the "Creative Safehouse."

Added 3/16/03:  "Reflections On The Eve Of War", and other material, in "More On Iraq", in the "Rainsnow Thought" section of "The Rainsnow Project."

Added 3/10/03:  More poems to "Poems & Lyrics By JRS VIII", in the "Poetry & Lyrics" section of the "Creative Safehouse."

3/10/03:  Moved the calendar section onto a separate page, linked to this page, and added several new months, up to August 2003.

Added 3/06/03:  "The Family", an original one-act play by JRS, to "Theater:  Bits and Pieces" in the "Creative Safehouse."

Added 3/01/03:  "More On Iraq", to "Rainsnow Thought", in the "Rainsnow Project" section.`

Added 3/01/03:  "Thoughts On Work And Freedom", to "Rainsnow Thought", in the "Rainsnow Project" section.

Added 3/01/03:  "Democracy As A Measure Of Justice: Shortcomings; And Walt Whitman, Carried Away", to the "Weapons Of Depth" section.

Added 2/28/03:  A new section of the "Creative Safehouse":  "Theater:  Bits And Pieces", with two original one-act plays by JRS, "Safety", and "Ant."

Added 2/09/03:  "Poems/Lyrics By JRS VIII" in the "Creative Safehouse" section:  more poems to come.

Added 2/08/03:  "An Ancient Tale Of Civil Liberties" to the "Weapons Of Depth" section.

Added 2/06/03:  More poems to "Poetry By Susan Osterman", in the "Poetry & Lyrics" section of the "Creative Safehouse."

Added 2/02/03:  March was added to the calendar; and two links to peace organizations were added to the call for peace on this page (announcements).

Added 1/27/03:  "Native American Lessons Of Generosity", an article in the "Weapons Of Depth" section.

Added 1/24/03:  "Poems/Lyrics By JRS VI" and "Poems/Lyrics By JRS VII" were added to the "Poetry & Lyrics" section of the "Creative Safehouse."

Added 1/21/03:  A new installment of poems in "Poetry By Palline Plum", in "Creative Safehouse/Poetry & Lyrics."

Added 1/21/03:  "Insights From Daily Life", an article in the "Weapons of Depth" section.  This "article" will continue growing, over time, as new insights are added.

Added 1/17/03:  "Face To Face With Poverty:  'A Stranger's Eyes' ",  a Guest Article written by Manpreet Mudhar in "Weapons of Depth."

Added 1/17/03:  First installment of "Poetry By Palline Plum", in "Creative Safehouse/Poetry & Lyrics."

Added 1/17/03:  Initial poems in "Poems/Lyrics By Various Authors II", in "Creative Safehouse/Poetry & Lyrics", more poems to follow.

Added between 1/07/03 and 1/17/03:  "Poems/Lyrics By Various Authors I", in "Creative Safehouse/Poetry & Lyrics."

Added on 1/01/03:  "Poetry By Susan Osterman", in the "Creative Safehouse/Poetry & Lyrics" section.  More poems to be added later.

Added on 1/01/03:  "The Healer's Struggle, Part 1" and "The Healer's Struggle, Part 2", a short story divided into two parts, in the "Creative Safehouse/Short Fiction" section.

Added on 12/23/02:  "That's Using Your Brains!", an article in the "Weapons of Depth" section.

Updated 12/23/02:  This section, as you can see!

Added on 12/17/02:  Link for purchasing Imagination, in the House! by J Rainsnow (see "Other Books By J Rainsnow").

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Calendar:  Some Dates To Remember 

 

Some days have a significance that we recognize.  Others do not.  And yet, in every day, the powerful energy of personal and collective histories resides.  It waits there to remind us, warn us, inspire us, enlighten us, move us, and nourish us with wealth beyond our own experience.  Following, is a highly personal list of some of the days which I feel are most important to me, and to others, as times of reflection, celebration, or remembrance.

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