Happy Anniversary Juliana – POEM

On the occasion of our first wedding anniversary (November 22) My dearest Juliana, I can hardly believe — a whole year has past, like a lightening rod — it went so fast,  You captured my heart — in the blink of an eye,  As the clouds parted — revealing a starry sky. And when a…

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A poem for Dana – the Rebel with a heart.

There’s a young maiden called Dana — with Latin origins like Santana,  Who turns 18, on this very day! She is shy to the bone — and happy to be alone,  But if you called her, she’d say, “hey” Walking by your side — with a confident stride, She dances with music in her ears,  A…

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Complete Welfare – POEM

NOTE: I wrote this poem when I was a monk to capture and explain the essence of what Food for Life was. Yes, I have been with the charity a long time, beginning in 1983. A Vaisnava’s compassion knows no limit, it is said, “Oceanic and sweet—distinguished as gold, not lead. Such compassion you’ll not find in…

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So today it’s my birthday – POEM

(Sung to the tune of John Lennon’s, “So, this is Christmas“)  So, today it’s my birthday, So what can I do? I’m now one year older…and I want to boohoo, But it’s time to be happy, A time to rejoice, A day to remember…that I have a voice, To express my opinions, To say what…

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Why are people afraid to donate even one dollar?

I have been running charities since 1989 when I registered by my first non-profit in Australia, called Hare Krishna Food for Life Hunter Valley. Back then I was a monk and while full of enthusiasm, I had much to learn when it came to donor relations. You can’t just expect people to give without asking…

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Let’s cut to the chase on why there is Animal Abuse

Today I was asked by an 11th-grade student the following: I am currently taking part in doing the Research Project for my school and would like to know if you would be interested in answering the following questions for my research. It is based on animal rights and my question is “should it be illegal…

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Keep cursive writing alive and here is why

I’ve always been a fan of cursive writing and at age 18 I took a course in caligraphy. I was the youngest person in the class at the time, so even back then, 1981 the art form was dying out and becoming uncool for teenagers. With the ushering in of the computer age and the…

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Perla the piglet was thrown in the trash bin and left to die

Perla was found in a trash bin and brought to Juliana’s Animal Sanctuary in Colombia. She had a broken leg, but with a little love and care, she is recovering and has been given a second chance. To support the work of Juliana’s Animal Sanctuary, visit: www.julianasfarm.org Or support our new crowdfunding campaign at www.YouCaring.com/pola

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Pola the freedom-fighting pig gets a 2nd Chance at Juliana’s Animal Sanctuary

Pola, the “freedom-fighting pig” is the newest member of Juliana’s Animal Sanctuary — the only sanctuary in Colombia. For the last 8 years, Pola was living in utter filth, amongst 180 uncaged hungry dogs who constantly harassed her and sometimes tried to tear pieces of flesh from her body. Sadly, they did eat her tail…

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Beyonce commits to a Vegan Diet – fan backlash or media hype

Last night Good Morning America announced that Monday morning Beyoncé was going to make an announcement, and we were going to LOVE IT  Source: FoodYogi.org — Apparently most fans assumed it would be talk of a new album or tour; maybe a big donation to a charity or some other sizzling news like she is pregnant. But…

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