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Language of the Spirit – Selected Poems by Rhea Harmsen is now available.

In preparation for the release of a new poetry collection (Children of the Half Light) I am liquidating my last 30 copies of my first booklet, Language of the Spirit. LANGUAGE OF THE SPIRIT is a 68 page collection of … Continue reading

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MY FRIENDS CAN READ IT FOR FREE (Excerpt 25 from THE HARVEST of REASON) Sipping a cup of tea, staring at the field notes on her desk, Maddie could hardly believe she was on the trail of another possible resistance gene… READ MORE

(if you’re here for the first time look at excerpts 1-24 in earlier Blogs ) Sipping a cup of tea, staring at the field notes on her desk, Maddie could hardly believe she was on the trail of another possible … Continue reading

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MY FRIENDS CAN READ IT FOR FREE (Excerpt 23 from THE HARVEST of REASON) John had been in Puerto Rico for over two months. He had left at the beginning of the summer to supervise the harvest and had stayed for further processing and seed preparation…READ MORE

(if you’re here for the first time look at excerpts 1-22 in earlier Blogs ) Part II Whither can a lover go but to the land of his beloved? and what seeker findeth rest away from his heart’s desire? To … Continue reading

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MY FRIENDS CAN READ IT FOR FREE (Excerpt 22 from THE HARVEST of REASON) Monday morning John was in early, to make up for having lost half of Sunday due to a hangover. He had been in the cubicle in the back of Dan Gates’ lab most of the morning…READ MORE

(if you’re here for the first time look at excerpts 1-21 in earlier Blogs ) Monday morning John was in early, to make up for having lost half of Sunday due to a hangover. He had been in the cubicle … Continue reading

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MY FRIENDS CAN READ IT FOR FREE (Excerpt 21 from THE HARVEST of REASON) The cars were pulled up on both sides of the grassy street as Craig and Maddie arrived at the party on Saturday. It was a midsummer bash in full swing…READ MORE

(if you’re here for the first time look at excerpts 1-20 in earlier Blogs ) The cars were pulled up on both sides of the grassy street as Craig and Maddie arrived at the party on Saturday. It was a … Continue reading

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MY FRIENDS CAN READ IT FOR FREE. (Excerpt #19 from THE HARVEST OF REASON). It was hard to believe her first year at UW was coming to an end, but when Maddie looked back, she concluded it was just as well. The second half of the semester had gone by in a breathless marathon of deadlines READ MORE

(if you’re here for the first time look at excerpts 1-18 in earlier Blogs ) Chapter 6 And some have drunk of the wine of oneness and these see nothing but the sun itself. The Seven Valleys It was hard to … Continue reading

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MY FRIENDS CAN READ IT FOR FREE. (Excerpt #18 from THE HARVEST OF REASON). “It is a very plausible hypothesis,” Dr. Gates said the next day when Maddie shared her results and talked about her theory of how the variants had evolved. She had been so excited by it she had hardly slept. READ MORE

(if you’re here for the first time look at excerpts 1-17 in earlier Blogs) “It is a very plausible hypothesis,” Dr. Gates said the next day when Maddie shared her results and talked about her theory of how the variants … Continue reading

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MY FRIENDS CAN READ IT FOR FREE. (Excerpt #17 from THE HARVEST OF REASON). “Gosh, Maddie, I don’t think I’ll ever get used to what it’s like walking next to you,” Lisa said, as they walked down State Street. READ MORE

(if you’re here for the first time look at Blogs 1 -16 in earlier posts ) Chapter 5 The leviathan of love swalloweth the master of reason and destroyeth the lord of knowledge. The Seven Valleys “Gosh, Maddie, I don’t think … Continue reading

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MY FRIENDS CAN READ IT FOR FREE. (Excerpt #16 from THE HARVEST OF REASON). Maddie mulled over the Black Caucus meeting while driving to Arlington Experiment Station. It was a cold but sunny morning; READ MORE

(if you’re here for the first time look at Blogs 1 -15 in earlier posts ) Maddie mulled over the Black Caucus meeting while driving to Arlington Experiment Station. It was a cold but sunny morning; the crisp blue sky displayed … Continue reading

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MY FRIENDS CAN READ IT FOR FREE. (Excerpt #15 from THE HARVEST OF REASON). Winter term was already in full swing, but Maddie would never forget the first day of classes when she met the eccentric Dr. Ellison. READ MORE

(if you’re here for the first time look at Blogs 1 -14 in earlier posts ) Winter term was already in full swing, but Maddie would never forget the first day of classes when she met the eccentric Dr. Ellison. The … Continue reading

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