Beanery Online Literary Magazine

July 3, 2009

What are we being prompted to do?

BEANERY ONLINE LITERARY MAGAZINE

WHAT ARE WE BEING PROMPTED TO DO?

Joe Stierheim

     At a recent writers’ meeting, six writers set about working on a “prompt”. A prompt is an exercise in which a writer writes on a given subject for a given period of time, usually five minutes. The purpose is to determine how much and how well can you write in a short period of time. The results may be funny, good, silly, sometimes profound, but always (more…)

March 11, 2009

The Battle for Peace: A Book Review

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THE BATTLE FOR PEACE: A Book Review

Joe F. Stierheim    

 

     In the book The Battle for Peace by Zinni & Koltz, it tells about a man who went from a young lieutenant in Vietnam to Commander-in-Chief of US Central Command (CENTCOM). Retired Marine General Tony Zinni has viewed combat from every perspective. He has also had direct involvement in humanitarian efforts in nations suffering from the onset of disease and natural disasters as well as political strife. All of these experiences have led him to advocate (more…)

July 19, 2008

THE KING AND THE ANGEL

—written by Joe F. Stierheim

“I must say, you certainly did give me a start.”

“Yes, Sire, I understand and I apologize. And, please, you must not blame your people. They are diligent in guarding you and after all … well, I am (more…)

July 8, 2008

THE BATTLE FOR PEACE

—written by Joe

From a young lieutenant in Vietnam to Commander-in-Chief of US Central Command (CENTCOM), retired Marine General Tony Zinni has viewed combat from every perspective. He has also had direct involvement in humanitarian efforts in nations suffering from the onset of disease and natural disasters as well as political strife. All of these experiences have led him to advocate a new approach to such world problems. It is in the interest of developed nations, he says, to

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March 20, 2008

THOUGHTS ON PEACE

—Joe F. Stierheim

In one’s approach to the problem of a lack of peace, mindset is important. There is a need for a broader definition of peace. As far as being an advocate for peace in the human condition, to be “anti-war” is self-limiting. The opposite of peace (more…)

February 13, 2008

MY HAPPY PLACE

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—written by Emily

Spectacular sunsets rise and fall

suspending surreal contentment

Unable to hear distraction’s call

or feel the slightest resentment

 

I close my eyes and face the wind

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January 16, 2008

VOICES OF WILDERNESS: PEACE MEETING

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—written by Carolyn C. Holland

During a discussion on peace issues this evening, Monte and I told others of a meeting we attended in Bath, Maine while traveling through New England in 2003. I told the others at the meeting that I would post my travel journal report on the Peace Meeting in the Beanery Online Literary Magazine.

One night I suggested to Monte that we attend a meeting where a woman from Iraq was speaking of her experiences being there during the war. It included a pot-luck dinner, so we purchased an adorable yellow-iced cake with brown mice on it.

When we arrived things seemed like they were loosely run, and I felt uncomfortable. No one seemed to know what was going on. The speaker turned out to be Kathy Kelly, a well-known peace movement leader of a loosely knit organization known as Voices of Wilderness. (more…)