Author Archives: Trudi Lee Richards

About Trudi Lee Richards

Author, poet, Spanish-English translator; Activist and community builder. Member of the international Community of Silo's Message (www.silosmessage.net) and its Portland, Oregon and Red Bluff, California communities (www.RedBluffPark.org) Published work includes "On Wings of Intent, a biography of Silo," "Soft Brushes with Death, a Jorge Espinet Primer," "Fish Scribbles," and "Experiences on the Threshold - with Silo's Message." Also publisher and editor of "Human Future," an independent review published in San Francisco, California, from 1989 to 1996. Mother of five grown kids/stepkids and five step grandkids; Long ago graduate of Stanford University; Lives in Portland, Oregon.

Pilgrimage to Punta de Vacas

This May I flew to Santiago, Chile to go with friends up to Punta de Vacas Park of Study and Reflection, almost 10,000 feet up in the Andes between Argentina and Chile. Celebrations were taking place all over the world … Continue reading

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Attack of the Benevolent Harpies and Fahrenheit 11/9

A few days ago a couple of old friends of mine tracked me down and pinned me to the wall. “Wake up!” they yelled, “we are mothers, and we have forgotten these children, the children in cages at the border, … Continue reading

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Losing Sadness and Finding Peace

I went on a walk to get away from some problems that were generating too much mental babble. Craving silence, I tried thinking of nothing, just feeling the stillness – but mental silence, though lovely, is hard to sustain. Then … Continue reading

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I lose things

One of my New Year intentions is to blog for real, which means every day, not just every few months or years. Another is to let my words out into the public mind without being so damned picky about how … Continue reading

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An Antidote to Darkness

One evening not long ago, when I was sunk in suffering over something beyond my control, I remembered James Baraz’s 91-year-old mother Selma. In the you tube video “Confessions of a Jewish Mother,” she tells how her Buddhist son ruined … Continue reading

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Resurrection and a Blog

When Winged Lion Press Cooperative disappeared six years ago, I imagine most people assumed she was dead. She wasn’t – although she wasn’t exactly thriving, since she had to subsist almost entirely on scraps from her internet hosts, to whom I faithfully paid $8 every month … Continue reading

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Walt’s Miracle: On Wings of Intent is on Kindle!

After weeks of single-minded, brute-force doggedness, my hero, Walt, has at last unraveled all the preposterous, brain-numbing conundrums in Microsoft Word and achieved the impossible:  On Wings of Intent – a biography of Silo – is now available as a Kindle e-book. The e-book is where it’s at. At … Continue reading

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On Wings of Intent – a biography of Silo – Done!

Dear Friends – We did it!! The book – On Wings of Intent On Wings of Intent – a biography of Silo, Mario Luis Rodriguez Cobo, “Sage of the Andes” – is finally FINISHED. The English edition – nearly 500 pages – is … Continue reading

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Silo Biography Ultimatum and Response

Our employer, the behemoth publishing enterprise Winged Lion Press Cooperative, has sent us – the Royal We and associates – an ultimatum: Get this book OUT already, or else! Scared witless, we have been racing against the clock, slaving over our hot pits of seething electronic … Continue reading

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Cracking the distribution conundrum

Distribution – that’s the big issue for anyone wanting to reach a broader public, and not just preach to the choir. Distribution companies are the only ones that can place books in bookstores – and they won’t accept self-published books or books … Continue reading

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