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March 1, 2008

March 2008 – The Venice Beat Poets – The Great River Outside The Mainstream – Philomene Long

By Jim Smith Philomene Long came late to the party, but she soon made up for lost time with her dynamic personality and soaring poetry. The Beat scene was a decade old when she arrived in Venice, but Long gave it new life and energy. Readers of the Beachhead will know that her death last...

March 2008 – Philomene Long’s Cold Ellison I

 “Cold Ellison,” the apartment building on Paloma Avenue where she and John Thomas lived, became a theme of a number of Long’s poems.  Cold Ellison I By Philomene Long “Cold cliffs more beautiful The deeper you enter Yet no one travels this road” Cold Mountain – Han Shan In this old cold building The Ellison...

March 2008 – Swami X Speaks

by X Swami X I don’t want to alarm you because I know you already have your share of problems. Nevertheless, I must inform you that you are utilizing the wrong calendar, the one most everyone else is using. This is not a joke. Next to George Bush being in the White House, this is...

March 2008 – Long Road To Lincoln Place

By Ingrid Mueller We are children of the Universe. This was engrained in my mind as of age 10. Who knows where it came from? My search for that meaning continues almost feverishly. After a Hamburg(er) Scientific High School for Girls adventure, ‘twas obvious: this ain’t my earthly path. A curiosity for the human condition...

March 2008 – Women Are The Light Of The World

Big Island, Hawai’i – Today my friend Ardas taught a kundalini yoga class to a new momma with her three-moon new daughter. I attended to feel the vibes and fill out the class. We chanted and breathed really well. It was a delight to feel the bond between baby Io’lani, (named for the hawaiian word...

March 2008 – Results of The February Beachhead Poll

February’s poll was a no-brainer for Venetians. Do you support or oppose the proposed 31-story tower on Lincoln Blvd? An overwhelming 86% said they oppose it, while only 6% support it. Some of your comments included: –Tell the developers to go back where they came from. Don’t block our view of the ocean.. –what are...

March 2008 – Chain Stores Be Gone

A Venice free of chain stores came one step closer to reality, Feb. 20, thanks to the tireless efforts of Venice Unchained. A City Planning Department meeting on the subject was held at Westminster Auditorium at the urging of Councilmember Bill Rosendahl. The 50-plus Venetians in attendance supported the plan to ban “formula retail stores”...

March 2008 – Poetry

• The Vatican Rag – Marvin Klotz • Tell Me Again – Mary Getlein • Greedy Night – Lynette • Hope Is Hip – S.A. Griffin • Praise for a lost Woman – hillary kaye • Applause – Paula Ross • After the rain – Jim Smith ————  The Vatican Rag Headline: “Vatican toughens rules...
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