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An Everywhere Oasis
Literary Works of Alan Harris

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Collected Poems - Noon Out of Nowhere
Collected Poems - Noon Out of Nowhere The entire collection of about 300 poems on topics ranging from "Animals" to "Whimsy" gives much attention to inspirational, philosophical, and psychological takes on everyday (and not-so-everyday) happenings. For rumination and occasional humor, a daily poem and a daily ponderable are offered in this site.
Thinker's Daily Ponderable
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Pondering

This page offers a different original quip every day for those who like to laugh or think--or both. The ponderables of the previous two days are also shown, with a link to the past 30 days' offerings. A "Click Until Tired" button displays extra ponderables randomly from a year's supply of 366. Today's moon and its phase are shown.
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Gallery Home Page
In some of these offerings the writing preceded the photos, while in others the photos led to the writing. Each of these presentations is put together in the form of a slide show with photos and text. Arrow buttons allow you to move forward or backward. Photography was captured by Alan Harris with a digital camera.

This collection of combined pairs of photos offers 12 novel views of familiar scenes. Some of these will seem odd, some humorous, and a few surreal. From the index page you can click on any miniature photo to see a large version of that photo. Photo pairs were combined using the layering feature of Paint Shop Pro. (Photography by Alan Harris)
Selected Poems on Love
This series of 37 poems on love, friendship, and their complications is set up as if you were turning pages in a book. Included are poems on such topics as flirtation, maternal love, romance, compatibility, parting, heartbreak, marriage, control, love for humanity, spiritual love, and more. A symbolic photograph accompanies each of the poems.
Poems of Empathy and Support
Things go wrong. We suffer. Misfortune can cripple our bodies, frazzle our emotions, or fog our intellects. At times like these, empathy and support from others can be not only a comfort but a stimulus toward healing. 36 poems with photos. Please don't expect lightness and humor in these poems. They don't cajole, but they do invite serious thought.
Stories and Essays
The ten short stories here vary widely in style and content, but all contain humor, either obvious or wry. Among the essays are Where Is Love? and Suicide and the Agony of Separateness. These twenty essays explore the joys and perplexities of a life we hardly understand, however much we may know. Be prepared for the unusual.
Heartplace
Subtitled "Literary Journeys through the Center," Heartplace welcomes unusual works of enduring literary value from authors writing of awakenings and meaningful insights. Containing poetry, essays, and short stories, the site is taking shape with each new work added. Submissions are invited from anyone. (Mary Lambert and Alan Harris, co-editors)
Garden of Grasses
Co-edited by Mary Lambert and Alan Harris, this Web site serves as a publishing outlet for fine literary work deserving of worldwide readership. Forty-one authors from many different countries have contributed over 300 poems, short stories, and essays to make this a truly global collection.
Christmas Reflections
The poems, humor, and pathos here are out-of-the-ordinary probings into the spirit of this potent holiday season. You may feel the season in the near-silence of snow falling on snow, in the despair at having lost a loved one, or in the quiet majesty of a manger scene. Catch the tongue-in-cheek Christmas FAQ and the Scrooge essay.
Poems That Talk To You (Audio Readings)
If you enjoy the spoken word, here are many poems written by Alan Harris and given voice by Paul Meier, Brian Harris, or Alan Harris. Playback formats are RealAudio, wave, WMA, or MP3. Currently there are a total of 95 oral readings from which to select. Text is provided for each audio reading.
Angels of the Sunset
This photographic poem offers, in words and pictures, suggestions of angelic presences at sunset. It is one of seven photographic poems and essays offered in the Gallery, all of which combine poetic language with the extra dimensions of meaning made possible by photography. (Photography by Alan Harris)
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Help Me, by Jean Harker Coping with the Nursing Home Decision
Brian J. Harris, Percussionist Brian teaches percussion in Tucson to students of all ages.
Lyn Sims, Tucson Photographer Lyn specializes in portraits and weddings.
Jared Smith: Poet & Essayist Jared has published several books of eye-opening poems.
Wilda Morris's Poetry Challenge Wilda Morris invites poets to submit poems to her blog.
The Art World of William Marr Bill Marr showcases his brief poems, sculptures, and paintings.
Don't Miss Your Life Charlene Baumbich: author, speaker, and humorist
lynda.com Wide variety of on-line excellent computer training at reasonable prices
Agni Yoga Society On-line books of spiritual teachings for the current age
The Heron's Nest Carole Spinelli offers insightful poems--plus a book of poems
Illinois State Poetry Society Poems contributed by member poets since 2000
The Order of the Cross A spiritual organization with headquarters in London
Theosophical Society in America Adventures for the soul and training for the spirit
Tucson Theosophical Study Center Information and invitation to group meetings
The Philosophical Research Society Spiritual books and lectures by Manly P. Hall (1901-1990)
Manly P. Hall's Journal Articles Catalogs of The All-Seeing Eye, Horizon, and PRS Journal by Manly P. Hall
Manly P. Hall's Books Topics within each book are listed
Rob Boone, trombonist Rob is a jazz trombonist and pianist in Tucson
Christine Vivona, harpist Christine Vivona is a classical and jazz harpist in Tucson
Pathways to Promise Ministry and Mental Illness
Mental Illness Network Resources for understanding and support


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