Monthly Archives: April 2008

La luna y un sin fin de colores by Gemma Moraleja Paz 2008

La luna y un sin fin de colores

La luna es un sin fin de colores

Mezclados con los rayos del sol

Que evocan un futuro lejano

Y sabio.

Como los llantos de los ninos que

Retumban a lo lejos y sabes que

Las lagrimas brotaran de tus mejillas

Auyentando los miedos en la noche

Y las sombras.

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Primavera de Carne vigesimo libro de Gema Moraleja Paz 2008

Primavera de Carne

Asciende la luna

Y el sol se esconde

Entre el universo y la vida

Ese insondable espacio

Que navega entre montanas y riscos

Incapaz de mover las almas

Esa laguna inmensa de agues

Turbulentas que corretean

Por el mundo sin deslumbrar


Realizando suenos

Motivando ilusiones

Esas sensaciones olvidadas

En la parte mas intima de los


Ese ir y venire de las nubes

Claras y blancas

Por el hilo de la existencia

Esos nubarrones de un morado

Entre azul y blanco

Que aclaran el sentido

Y enervan la esperanza

Al maximo exponente

La luna redonda y sensual

Fluida y melancolica

Extrana y pasiva

Timida cuando asoma

Entre el negro de las casas

Tinendose de un Amarillo cauteloso

Cuando mengua su influjo


Ante mis ojos y canta una nana

Para mi sueno impasible

Esta noche es para mi

La tranquilidad del mundo

La paz para mi persona

Manana el sol cubrira tu vacio.

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Naturaleza Por Gemma Moraleja Paz 2008


Y ya escampa en un silencio agotador

Y las ventanas se abren nuevamente

Dando paso a un arco iris

Plagado de lindas hojas.

Se precipita como manantial dorado y debil

Un agua pura que atardece

Duermen y alas ramas de la locura

Y la casa cierra sus ventanas.

Viento que persistes

Dentro de ti buscando alimentarte

Creas mella en la distancia

Que supone otra dimension

Del tiempo.

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For some reason, it just occurred to me that nearly all “Classic” novels are extremely depressing.  With the exception of a few uplifting stories, the majority of what we are assigned to read in our English classes in high school or what we are told are classic literature are stories about death, despair, destruction and other depressing subject matter.  Does this really prepare us for life in the big, bad world?  Or does it merely prepare us to hate all things “Classic?”  I’m not sure that as a teenager, I had the emotional and psychological maturity to fully understand or benefit from reading the Classic Novels.   

For instance, I was reading a list of what are considered our Classic Novels on Booklists and I realized as I read the description of each just why I never really enjoyed reading the classics.  In high school, I was assigned to read books like Lord Jim, The Stranger, Crime and Punishment and so forth.  It’s really no wonder I didn’t want to do my homework.  A book about a student who kills some old woman for her money, another about a seriously messed up dude who didn’t fit into society anywhere and well, who really knows what the hell Lord Jim was all about?  All I know is that I had to write alot of stuff about books that never did much to empower or motivate me as a teenager.  Looking back at the themes I was expected to understand before I had even experienced much of what life brings, I wonder, who makes the call on what we are supposed to know when we are in school? 

If I had my choice of what should be on a list of books that every teenager should be made to read, it would include books like:  The Color Purple by Alice Walker, at least one book by Laura Ingalls Wilder, Unstoppable by Cynthia Kersey, Taking the Fear Out of Changing by Dennis O’Grady, Bad Childhood, Good Life by Dr. Laura Schlessinger, The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom, and other motivational works that might give kids a sense of empowerment rather than bringing them down.  Granted, good fiction is good fiction and I’m not saying that the “Classics” aren’t worth reading, I’m just saying that motivationally speaking (Yes, I might have made up my own word there.  It’s ok, I do that.) that these books are somewhat lacking in the areas of “thinking happy thoughts” and “fake it until you make it” enthusiasm.  While it is important that we fully understand the impact of war, heartbreak, poverty, etc., it is equally important that we are armed with some notion of how to cope with and emerge unscathed from these tragedies.  Isn’t it?

You’re probably wondering why I am going on and on about this particular topic at my age.  Well, it just so happens that in addition to writing and working at the library, I also substitute teach in our city schools.  That’s right, I’m a Jack-of-All-Trades, master of none.  Anyhow, I have observed a severe lack of enthusiasm on the part of the students and I’m not really sure what caused it.  I can understand that as adults, we lose our enthusiasm after a myriad of life events beat us down year after year but to be a teenager again, in this time of technological advances and rampant availability of insight.  It makes little sense to me why teens aren’t more upbeat.  Maybe I’m just going through a phase.  Maybe I just like non-fiction way too much.  Either way, I think I will make it a point to incorporate certain things into my daughter’s learning whether her school chooses to or not. 

Until next time…

Rebecca Benston, Author of The Rona Shively Stories Mystery Series




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Tribute to Barry Morse: TODAY on Share-a-Vision Radio

Talking Television with Dave White celebrates the life and career of Barry Morse on a special live edition airing today, Sunday, April 27, beginning at 2pm ET, 11am PT on the Share-a-Vision Radio Select Channel. I will co-host the program, along with Dave White; our guests will include stage and TV actress Jacqueline Scott, Barry’s co-star on The Fugitive; veteran DGA member Bob Rubin, who worked with Barry on The Fugitive, The Invaders and other shows for QM Productions; Anthony Wynn and Robert Wood, who collaborated with Barry on many projects, including his memoir, Remember with Advantages, and the 2007 radio production Rogues and Vagabonds; and Barry’s son, actor/director Hayward Morse, who co-starred with his father in such productions as Bernard and Bosie, the acclaimed play based on the unlikely friendship between playwright George Bernard Shaw and poet Lord Alfred “Bosie” Douglas.

Though best known to American audiences for his roles on The Fugitive and Space: 1999, Barry was an incredibly versatile performer whose vast body of work covered everything from Shakespeare and Shaw to Gore Vidal and A.R. Gurney, to his own critically acclaimed one-man show, Merely Players. If you’ve enjoyed his work in stage, film and television, we invite you to join our conversation by logging on to the special KSAV Select Channel stream, located at http://stream.ksav.org5555/live, beginning at
2pm ET, 11am PT. Listeners in the United States can phone in by calling (800) 407-KSAV (5728). Listeners from any part of the world can email us at


Ed Robertson
Pop Culture Critic and Television Historian
The Fugitive Recaptured and other books on television
Co-Host, Talking Television with Dave White
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No preguntes,
escucha el silencio.
Aquel camino de la tarde
se los llevó de aquí.
Y ahora, entre ruinas,
duermen los sueños.
Fue su mérito ganarse
la gloria de dejar
un recuerdo sagrado.
Leyenda sin tiempo,
cuenta el silencio.

*De “POEMÁGENES”, © Luis Tamargo.-


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Goings on

April is National Poetry Month, and I’m happy to say that a poem of mine was published earlier this month in the online literary magazine All Things Girl. It’s a free publication and there’s no pay, but it is an interesting magazine “for women by women” that features great content.

Aside from that, I’m also going to be at two readings this month, one for the CityLit Festival V and one for Lit and Art.

Lastly, I wanted to put up some links to an organization I’ve been volunteering for for a little while now. RESPECT International is a great organization dedicated to helping refugees and bringing attention to their situations. You can read some of my articles for them here and here.
Nancy O. Greene

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