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About orangeacorn

We are, I believe, and everything is, in perpetual unfolding/enfolding/evolving. By surface appearances, we're in turmoil and fearfullness, but in fact our existence is on the edge of a new way, beyond the US versus THEM we have grown with. I encourage you to join me over coffee or tea in face-to-face encounters. I call this exercise, "CAFFEINE COMMUNION: Encounters with Paradigm Pioneers." I'm a Columbus, Ohio husband, father and citizen. I practice string band sounds from the ridges of Pocahontas County, West Virginia, the vortex of the ancient drone.


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PLEASE, Stop Thanking Me For Serving In The Military That son of a bitch, I’m gonna shoot him down. Who? That fuckin colonel up in that spotter chopper, he’s gonna get us killed. DON’T MAN…you’ll go to the stockade if … Continue reading

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R.I.P. David, After All These Decades

David’s Gone Fishing Where are you from? I grew up in a small town in middle America in the mid-20th Century, a beach head of sorts for Appalachian immigrants, not unlike my own family, but mostly refugees from the Clay … Continue reading

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These musicians kept our spirits up in Viet Nam

Good Morning Vietnam, Barry Levinson’s 1987 film featured Robin Williams as the deejay Adrian Cronauer during his deployment in the Republic of Viet Nam working for the American Forces Network (AFN/AFVN). AFVN was real, and at its peak served over … Continue reading

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How To Fix It…What’s In Your Toolbox?

A friend, whom I love, currently suffers from an outbreak of rage. He asks his friends how they deal with the existential gloom that occasionally arises. We recognize that we have problems, personally. Difficulty in absorbing and processing the perpetual … Continue reading

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The Ancients Were Here

Leo, in the glint of his left eye, caught the glide of the wavy water snake as he brought his daily practice of a standing meditation to a close. The serpent’s head rose like a periscope on the surface of … Continue reading

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Emerson Burkhart’s Easel

Emerson Burkhart’s Easel the fireflies have returned they whisper to night-crawlers that bathe in the clover after a Monday night shower they warn the worms of carp in the Scioto the fireflies appear again they mumble to the crickets as … Continue reading

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