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About rheaharmsen

Rhea Harmsen is a scientist, novelist and author of Language of the Spirit, a volume of selected poems. She has also released three novels, The Harvest of Reason, Intermarry, and God Created Women. Harmsen was born in a family with a black father and a white mother at a time when interracial marriage was still illegal in some states. Her parents gave her a vision of world citizenship that informs her writing and her lifestyle and has caused her to reject traditional views of race and gender. Harmsen's article "Science in the Hands of Women: Present Barriers, Future Promise" appeared in World Order in 1998 and provides the foundation for the story line for her novel The Harvest of Reason. She co-published the Monroeville Race Unity Forum Bulletin and authored many poems on racial topics, crystallizing the "conversation on race" in the novel Intermarry. Her work with domestic violence survivors in Puerto Rico inspired the novel God Created Women. Harmsen holds a doctorate in Plant Breeding and Plant Genetics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She currently resides in Puerto Rico. Upcomming projects are described in her web page at rheaharmsen.com

Grandpa Ed was badass

Grandpa Ed was badass Yeah. Forgive the word badass, it doesn’t come easy to my generation. But it is, in fact, the word that fits. And I thank the generation that coined it. In 1954 my father, Edward James Howard, … Continue reading

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Words for Robert Reynolds (M.I.A.)

On this Veteran’s day I want to share a poem I wrote in honor of POW (Prisoner of War) Robert Reynolds, my mom’s first husband and the father of my sisters Tina and Carolyn. Briefly, the story goes like this: … Continue reading

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Race in America: My Reflections on “The Present Crisis”

Poetry is all I have to offer today when my country is in such turmoil. I write a lot about race unity, hoping to spread hope. Wherever there is a thought of hate, replace it with a thought of love. … Continue reading

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We need diverse books campaign

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The World is Getting Better, not Worse – Unity of Thought in World Undertakings

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The World is Getting Better, not Worse – Unity of Thought in World Undertakings

The World is Getting Better, not Worse – Unity of Thought in World Undertakings The world is getting better, not worse. It can be proven. By measuring the increase in something called “unity of thought in world undertakings.” Whenever all … Continue reading

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Europe and the joke of reverse colonialism

Europe is being invaded and I’m laughing. But at the same time I’m weeping(really) because people are suffering and dying to escape from war and persecution. How sad it is to walk through a long, long underwater tunnel to get … Continue reading

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On forgiveness, race fatigue and righteous anger

  Edward and Jane Howard, who married in 1954 before laws against intermarriage were struck down in 1967, were pioneers of race unity. In the wake of another senseless incident of racial violence the majority of Americans are sagging their … Continue reading

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Home (My reflections on the present crisis)

          Home “And except those days be shortened there shall be no flesh saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.” Revelations   I am looking for a place to lay down my … Continue reading

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Parliamentary Speeches of Maria Klaus – BIRTH OF IDEAL CAPITALISM – On Consultation

INTERVIEW SOUNDBITES 5 (translated from Aussish) PEOPLE BEING INTERVIEWED IN A SUPERMARKET (SHOPPER 1) “She had an unusual religion. Where you can’t get involved in partisan politics. You know? Really. You can’t run for office. Only if you’re appointed. And … Continue reading

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