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Video Danske Dandridge – Shepherdstown’s Muse (1854-1914) by Jim Surkamp, Songs by Terry Tucker

The opportunity to listen and watch this video is coming soon and will be available here. THE TRANSCRIPT “Immortal Essence: The Life and Writings of Danske Dandridge, Poet and Nature-Lover” copyright, 2000, James T. Surkamp (adapted from the works of Danske Dandridge) (The notations are left in and show times into the presentation and names [...]

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“A Life In A Thousand Words” By Jim Surkamp (1082 words)

A Life in a Thousand Words (Through 1992) Reprinted courtesy “The Colgate Scene”(Nov., 1993) Somewhere walking on the squeaky Hamilton snow under a cold, clear, starry sky, the foundation is laid. My foundation was made in part from Kant, Kirkegaard, Zorba the Greek, the Doors, the Chambers Brothers concerts, Paul Tillich, the 1968 sit-in, Tom [...]

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“This I Believe” By Jim Surkamp (488 words)

I believe in two things – Service and, The Moment. Once when young, I was commuting into New York City. One Friday evening, looking out the commuter bus window at the Lincoln Tunnel, I didn’t see Manhattan’s bejeweled skyline. I saw the shadow of a thin, tired man. I hitch-hiked in 1984 out to California, [...]

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“I Never Knew A Building Could Die” By Jim Surkamp (9/11) (391 words)

It seems the Twin Towers never existed, but in our dreams. I walked to work on lower Broadway one crisp autumn morning, grown-ups everywhere pointing at some speck way, way up. A man was dancing on a high-wire between the tops of the Twin Towers. For an hour . . . weightlessly, fearlessly. Phillipe Petit [...]

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Video: Civil War Sounds & Memories By Jim Surkamp (9:15)

To listen to and view “Civil War Sounds & Memories” by Jim Surkamp, Click Here.

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Video: 9-11 World Trade: Exhibit #P200336, “They Are Us” By Jim Surkamp (5:03)

To view 9-11 World Trade: Exhibit #P200336, “They Are Us” By Jim Surkamp, Click Here. Music is courtesy of Stephen Schneider from the CD “Momentum.”

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“Journey to Fearlessness” By Jim Surkamp (1186 words)

The Journey to Fearlessness copyright, 2002, James Surkamp (In this article I focus, for greater clarity, on just deaths by illness of an older person with blameless medical and personal support. Murders, drunk-driver deaths do have many, many other real issues beyond the death itself). A death makes us face the frightening Unknown, which surrounds [...]

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“Squiggles” by Arnold David Clapman and Jim Surkamp

(Arnold David Clapman and Jim Surkamp are holders of the registered copyright to these images and the name and written, including email, permission is required from both to distribute, reproduce or show. The emails: jsurkamp@gmail.com – arniedclapman@yahoo.com )

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“Sarah and the Puzzlemaker” – By Jim Surkamp / Larry Dreschler

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Relaxing Grief into Wisdom – 1 By Jim Surkamp (See/Hear)

Do you miss someone who’s died? Their talking and listening? To see the beautiful video of Part 1 of Relaxing Grief into Wisdom – Click Here. (By Jim Surkamp, Synthecizer by Seth Austen, Performed by Ardyth Gilbertson) Do You. . . Miss someone who has died? Do you miss their talking and listening, their presence, [...]

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