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2Leaf Press 2Leaf Press publishes grassroots writers who are injecting new blood into the contemporary literary scene. We are a small press with big ideas!

2Leaf Press is an imprint operated by the Intercultural Alliance of Artists & Scholars, Inc.(IAAS), a NY-based nonprofit organization that promotes multicultural literature and literacy.

2Leaf Press is an imprint operated by the Intercultural Alliance of Artists & Scholars, Inc.(IAAS), a NY-based nonprofit organization that promotes multicultural literature and literacy.

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04/30/2022

TRAILBLAZERS is the book indie bookstores need on their bookshelves courtesy of 2LP, named a KIRKUS Best Indy 100 of 2021. Order today @UChicagoPress. @AshaybytheBay @[email protected] @nubianbookstore @shopthebookworm @FrugalBookstore @redemmas http://ow.ly/Ct5b30shMQt

04/30/2022

We need to know how Black women shaped the world we live in � whether they�re crafting laws in Congress, or winning Olympic gold medals. TRAILBLAZERS Celebrates Black Womanhood. BUY 2LP DIRECT 30% discount code TBSALE http://bit.ly/trailblazers1-ucp http://ow.ly/yCSY30shMQB

04/29/2022

It's #NationalPoetryMonth! 2Leaf Press has published over 25 volumes of poetry, including poetry translations published under NUYORICAN WORLD SERIES. http://ow.ly/BXli30shMQA

Gabrielle David is appearing on the syndicated radio show KEEPIN' IT REAL with Al Sharpton today (4/29/22) @ 2:00 PM to ...
04/29/2022
Keepin' It Real with Reverend Al Sharpton Schedule

Gabrielle David is appearing on the syndicated radio show KEEPIN' IT REAL with Al Sharpton today (4/29/22) @ 2:00 PM to discuss TRAILBLAZERS. Tune in here and cheers. https://nationalactionnetwork.net/keepin-it-real-with-reverend-al-sharpton-schedule-2/

KEEPIN' IT REAL WITH REV. SHARPTON RADIO BROADCAST STATIONS ALPHABETIZED BY STATE: (CLICK CALL LETTERS FOR STATION WEBSITE) Station City/Market Air Time(s) SiriusXM Urban View Ch. 126 M-F 1-3PM WEUP 1700AM Huntsville, AL M-F 3-6PM WOL 1450AM Washing

04/29/2022

TRAILBLAZERS celebrates contemporary Black women activists are making a lasting change in the U.S. Congrats to Leah Penniman @soulfirefarm, @LaSaiaWade and Glynda Carr @glyndacarr. http://ow.ly/p3cx30shMQz

04/28/2022

Forthcoming books this Spring 2022: DISPATCHES From Racial Divide to the Road of Repair by Carolyn L. Baker. PRE-ORDER TODAY. http://ow.ly/vZfF30shMQy

04/28/2022

It's #NationalPoetryMonth! 2Leaf Press offers over 25 poetry collections. Check out PAPOLITICO, POEMS OF A POLITICAL PERSUASION (2018) by Jesús Papoleto Meléndez. http://ow.ly/W7T630shMQx

04/27/2022

Explore inspirational Black women with TRAILBLAZERS. Make a Black cultural connection with Black women who helped make America Great. BUY 2LP DIRECT 30% discount code TBSALE http://ow.ly/6zzQ30shMQw

04/27/2022

It's #NationalPoetryMonth! 2Leaf Press offers over 25 poetry collections. Check out NAKED (2020) by Abiodun Oyewole. http://ow.ly/yC0e30shMQv

04/27/2022

TRAILBLAZERS would not be possible without our grantors/sponsors Open Meadows Foundation, @WomensSportsFdn, @NYWomensFdn, @NSPDKsorority, @AKASorority1908 and @IABD for their support. BUY 2LP DIRECT @UChicagoPress http://ow.ly/Ct5b30shMQt

04/27/2022

This is the book you need on your bookshelf: TRAILBLAZERS from 2LP, a Black/Brown female-led press. Order books @UChicagoPress. We�re worth a look. @AshaybytheBay @harriettsbooks @blkgarnetbooks @marcusbooks @EsoWon @cafeconlibrosbk @thelitbar http://ow.ly/Ct5b30shMQt

04/26/2022

It's #NationalPoetryMonth! 2Leaf Press offers over 25 poetry collections. Check out CRITICS OF MYSTERY MARVEL, COLLECTED POEMS (2018) by Youssef Alaoui. http://ow.ly/J7ZB30shMQu

04/26/2022

Black women�s contributions to American society have been overlooked and are still disenfranchised. TRAILBLAZERS addresses this issue by promoting their achievements. BUY 2LP DIRECT 30% discount code TBSALE. http://ow.ly/Ct5b30shMQt

04/26/2022

It's #NationalPoetryMonth! 2Leaf Press offers over 25 poetry collections. Check out PROVIDENCIA, A BOOK OF POEMS (2013) by Sean Frederick Forbes http://ow.ly/a9rv30shMQs

04/25/2022

2LP Spring Forthcoming book ENTRE EL SOL Y LA NIEVE, a bilingual Spanish/English collection of essays by Myrna Nieves. PREORDER TODAY http://ow.ly/9SEq30shMQn

04/25/2022

It's #NationalPoetryMonth! 2Leaf Press offers over 25 poetry collections. Check out SHRIMP (2018) by Jason Vasser-Elong. http://ow.ly/xJt230shMQr

04/25/2022

2Leaf Press books for libraries order @UChicagoPress. It�s worth a look. Pls RT @LibraryJournal @ALALibrary @sljournal @aasl @yalsa @amlibraries @BC_ALA @IFLA @NYLA_1890 @CalLibAssoc http://ow.ly/xz2430shMQE

It's #NationalPoetryMonth! Read great poetry collections, like the 2021 finalist of the DOLLS by Claire Millikin (2021) ...
04/23/2022
HOME | Poetry Society

It's #NationalPoetryMonth! Read great poetry collections, like the 2021 finalist of the DOLLS by Claire Millikin (2021) is a finalist of the Poetry Book Award for North American Writers & Publishers by @PoetryVirginia. http://ow.ly/9SFK30shMQp

In 1923, a group of poets met in at the College of William and Mary and founded an organization they named The Poetry Society of Virginia. Since then, the PSOV has worked to advance the cause and appreciation of poetry throughout Virginia. The Society stages annual contests, holds local and regional...

DON�T FORGET TO JOIN US: �Kitchen Table Talk� featuring trailblazer Debra Austin, ballet master, founding member of Caro...
04/23/2022

DON�T FORGET TO JOIN US: �Kitchen Table Talk� featuring trailblazer Debra Austin, ballet master, founding member of Carolina Ballet & the first Black woman to perform in a national ballet co. Free on ZOOM. Sat., 4/23/2022, 6-8 pm. Register to get link. http://ow.ly/BYNY30shMQJ

HAPPY SATURDAY! Remember to register for 2Leaf Press �Kitchen Table Talk� Featuring @LaSaiaWade, Debra Austin, and @Bian...
04/23/2022

HAPPY SATURDAY! Remember to register for 2Leaf Press �Kitchen Table Talk� Featuring @LaSaiaWade, Debra Austin, and @BiancaESmith12. Free on ZOOM. Sat., 4/23/2022, 6-8 PM. http://ow.ly/BYNY30shMQJ

It's #NationalPoetryMonth! 2Leaf Press has published over 25 volumes of poetry, including poetry translations published ...
04/22/2022
2LP TRANSLATIONS

It's #NationalPoetryMonth! 2Leaf Press has published over 25 volumes of poetry, including poetry translations published 2LP TRANSLATIONS. http://ow.ly/5LCh30shMQo

Presenting cross-cultural literary works through translation Language is the only social institution without which no other social institution can function; it therefore underpins the three pillars upon which culture is built. Translation, involving the transposition of thoughts expressed in one lan...

REMINDER: Join us Sat., 4/23/2022, 6-8 pm at �Kitchen Table Talk� featuring trailblazer @BiancaESmith12, the first Black...
04/22/2022

REMINDER: Join us Sat., 4/23/2022, 6-8 pm at �Kitchen Table Talk� featuring trailblazer @BiancaESmith12, the first Black female baseball coach in the MLB who appears in TRAILBLAZERS. Hosted by Emily Chan. Free on ZOOM. Register to get link. http://ow.ly/BYNY30shMQJ

2Leaf Press hosts �Kitchen Table Talk� featuring transgender activist @LaSaiaWade, founder of Brave Space Alliance, the ...
04/22/2022

2Leaf Press hosts �Kitchen Table Talk� featuring transgender activist @LaSaiaWade, founder of Brave Space Alliance, the first Black trans-led LGBTQIA center in Chicago. Free on ZOOM. Sat. 4/23/22, 6-8PM. Register to get link. @BraveSpaceChi http://ow.ly/BYNY30shMQJ

2LP Spring forthcoming poetry book: WHY AN AUTHOR WRITES TO A GUY HOLDING A FISH, poetry that chronicles the misadventur...
04/21/2022

2LP Spring forthcoming poetry book: WHY AN AUTHOR WRITES TO A GUY HOLDING A FISH, poetry that chronicles the misadventures of a recently divorced Arab-American woman. PREORDER TODAY http://ow.ly/9SEq30shMQn

2Leaf Press announces the Shirley Bradley Literary Award in conjunction to @sblfoundatn for women poets in Missouri. Fin...
04/21/2022
The Shirley Bradley LeFlore Literary Award - SBL Foundation

2Leaf Press announces the Shirley Bradley Literary Award in conjunction to @sblfoundatn for women poets in Missouri. Find out more and spread the word. http://ow.ly/A1xg30shMQm

I HAVE KNOWN WOMEN / RIVERS OF WOMEN blu / blck / tan / high / yella / blu-vein women / rivercrossing women / waters deep as the nile / mississippi as mud / seaboard and island ocean women / women who ride the waves and balance the tide / swimming women / waterwalking women

It's #NationalPoetryMonth! 2Leaf Press offers over 25 poetry collections. Check out BRASSBONES & RAINBOWS (2013) by Shir...
04/21/2022
Brassbones & Rainbows

It's #NationalPoetryMonth! 2Leaf Press offers over 25 poetry collections. Check out BRASSBONES & RAINBOWS (2013) by Shirley Bradley LeFlore http://ow.ly/FSTV30shMQG

BRASSBONES & RAINBOWS is the debut poetry collection of Shirley Bradley LeFlore, an oral poet and?performance artist from St. Louis, Missouri who has been on the scene for over five decades. While LeFlore tackles social, political and cultural issues with a profound love for humanity, she also provi...

2Leaf Press hosts virtual zoom �Kitchen Table Talk� with Black trailblazing firsts LaSaia Wade Debra Austin and @BiancaE...
04/21/2022

2Leaf Press hosts virtual zoom �Kitchen Table Talk� with Black trailblazing firsts LaSaia Wade Debra Austin and @BiancaESmith12. Hosted by Emily Chan. Free on ZOOM. Sat. 4/23/2022 6-8 PM. Register to get link. http://ow.ly/BYNY30shMQJ

2Leaf Press is pleased to announce DOLLS by Claire Millikin (2021) is a finalist of the Poetry Book Award for North Amer...
04/18/2022

2Leaf Press is pleased to announce DOLLS by Claire Millikin (2021) is a finalist of the Poetry Book Award for North American Writers & Publishers by The Poetry Society of Virginia. Congratulations and gratitude to Claire for her outstanding work! http://ow.ly/W0fH50ILqor

2Leaf Press hosts virtual event TRAILBLAZERS "Kitchen Table Talk" featuring @LaSaiaWade, Debra Austin and @BiancaESmith1...
04/18/2022

2Leaf Press hosts virtual event TRAILBLAZERS "Kitchen Table Talk" featuring @LaSaiaWade, Debra Austin and @BiancaESmith12. Hosted by Emily Chan. Free. Sat., 4/23/2022, 6-8 pm. Register by 4/19/22 & receive a free eBook excerpt of TRAILBLAZERS. Carolina Ballet @Carolina Ballet

#trailblazer Debra Austin is not your average ballet dancer. Declared to lack the necessary talent as a young ballet stu...
04/16/2022

#trailblazer Debra Austin is not your average ballet dancer. Declared to lack the necessary talent as a young ballet student, Austin has exceeded everyone's expectations. She's the first African American woman to join the corps de ballet of the New York City Ballet, to dance a major role with them, and the first African American female principal dancer of a major American ballet company to attain this rank outside of Dance Theatre of Harlem. Even when the media incorrectly claimed that someone else was the first Black principal ballerina of a major American ballet company, Austin set the record straight that she is a true #trailblazer ⁠

She will also be speaking at the upcoming 2Leaf Press #KitchenTableTalk ! April 23 from 6 to 8 PM EST, register to join in at https://bit.ly/tb-zoom-event
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LaSaia Wade is today's #trailblazer. A black, transgender activist, Wade has continually met the needs of her community....
04/14/2022

LaSaia Wade is today's #trailblazer. A black, transgender activist, Wade has continually met the needs of her community. Starting the Tennessee Transgender Justice Project in TN and moving to found Brave Space Alliance in Chicago, Wade continually dedicated her work towards black and brown LGBTQ+ Youth. This is highlighted by her establishment of an internship program dedicated to hiring Black and Brown transgender people at BSA to give opportunity to better their lives and advance their careers.

Wade will be a speaker at our upcoming #KitchenTableTalk Saturday, April 23 from 6-8PM EST. Register at https://bit.ly/tb-zoom-event !!

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#Trailblazer Bianca Smith is nothing but legendary. Smith not only sports a JD degree and an MBA in sports management, b...
04/12/2022

#Trailblazer Bianca Smith is nothing but legendary. Smith not only sports a JD degree and an MBA in sports management, but she's the first African American woman to serve as a professional baseball coach. Guided by her mother's legacy as a confident and empowered woman, Smith followed her passion for baseball through thick and thin and is now coaching in the Boston Red Sox Organization.

Smith will be speaking at our upcoming #KitchenTableTalk Saturday, April 23 from 6 to 8 PM EST. Register at https://bit.ly/tb-zoom-event !! Registrants who register before April 19 will receive a free ebook excerpt.
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For #BlackHistoryMonth, Kirkus Indie recognizes three recent titles that honor Black lives. https://bit.ly/34Rtpb1 #BlackLivesMatter 2Leaf Press Moses Mitchell Photography
Peggy Shepard is profiled in Trailblazers, Black Women Who Helped Make America Great, American Firsts/American Icons Volume 1, the first book of a six-part series by Gabrielle David & 2Leaf Press. Learn more: https://trailblazersblackwomen.org/2021/08/trailblazers-volume-1-publishes-9-2021/
A thought provoking podcast interview with 2Leaf Press author Carolyn Baker: https://fb.watch/7mh1JQWfb6/
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Abiodun Oyewole’s Naked: A New Poetry Collection is imbibed with wonderfully unadorned free-form poetics that transfigure the natural world with boundless and mystical cadence. Oyewole – poet, teacher, and founding member of the spoken-word group The Last Poets – expertly weaves the physical state of being naked and the essence of truth excavated from naked language. The poems in this collection provide an emotional and complex literary landscape carved by life experiences and the essential quest for freedom. (Publication forthcoming by 2Leaf Press - Nov. 2020)
The "Good News" Crumbo, is the Monkey Wrench Gang Lives Seldom Seen. Seldom seen ,seldom heard, he stands by the river letting the sound of it drown out his thoughts, it almost works, hard to see or hear with eyes and ears open but a river pouring through them , does that. they fished his body out of the river, upstream from here, floating face up, seldom seen or heard at that particular place and time, alone in the final moments, helpless to take that last drowning breath, filling your lungs and being, helpless,, no one there to pull you out of your predicament, floating on those final thoughts,,cold comfort of knowing , peace is coming,, as the river rolls you over, floating on it,, looking up into the black dark night with eyes wide open,, no longer seeing or hearing anything under the stars,, but you cant right now standing here either,, as you walk upstream alone in thought,,finding yourself blind and deaf to the roar of your thoughts, numb,,with horror your face is going to twist into recognizable pain,, you hold the twitch back,,try to keep walking,,, Seldom Seen or heard,,, just another realization that no one really cares,,, but he does,,and he will wait and listen, to what the wind and water say,,whispers into his ears. He's hungry. Begins the slow climb up out of the valley of the river, and moves up the woodline toward the highway. The long stretch of shimmering freeway that claimed the lives of all types of four legged forest dwellers. He's traveling light and a long way from a real diner so roadside kill will do. Hopefully something fresh, the larger the better. Maybe a deer will break the windshield of some arrogant road hog rushing to nowhere in particular in their fuel sucking I'm a bigshot suv.. He takes out the looking glass, and settles down to scan and watch the long stretch to the horizon where another hot sun begins to once again begin its' ascent thu the heavens counting the time for him as he rest his feet and leans back on his pack still attached as he sits and watches and waits for his meal. After leaving a note for his Uncle Pete, Chris decided it was time to split the L.A. scene and head North and visit his old friend George. George had written him recently indicating his intentions to follow thru on a promise and considering some of the developments in his case, he felt a hunch there might be a connection. Black Market Organs , Cults, serial killings, now a Medical Facility and private community being built in a once preserved national forest. A train hauling materials and hazardous gases, George is convincing himself it's the same train and area that old Jack told them about as kids. He's crazier then ever, Chris laughs to himself as he walks off the roadkill meal, Seldom seen , Seldom heard as he trolls along the edge of the freeway Doc Sarvis Everything is Designer nowadays Doc said, designer glasses,shoes, clothes,cookware, everything has a designer attached to it like a virus,, a designer virus,,one that grows on you like a mossy fungus,, spreading from genitalia outward in all directions,,creeping out for everyone to see, like a logo or name, designer drugs to cure the designer virus,,you can't spend your money on this so spend less on that,, the consumer being consumed finally by a growth of green slowly suffocating you,, that would do the trick he laughs,,,like a creepshow act where Stephen the king of Horror can come poking around your back door in the middle of the night ,, looking to violate your inner peace n quiet with a shock from a cattle prod up your ass..that mutates the cow pea virus.Cowpea mosaic virus mutates man into a genome dome that expands and contracts like an octopus and symmetrically swallows itself an disappears.. This internet is to much information,,he talks aloud much more often now,,lost in thought forgetting Julia is even in the room at times,, no wonder shes concerned,, hes convinced himself that somewhere somebody was designing the next stage of man,,cell by cell, into a new organism,,superman or were they going in the other direction,,,maybe evolution was a mistake,,maybe we'll recreate ourselves as intellectual cavemen,, why not after all,,,or better yet a race of slaves on a treadmill of corporate political consumerism,, maybe they already did,, and every man , woman and child on earth was stamped with an expiration date on their bottoms in barcode,,designer babies,, get your designer babies right, here, program them into intellectual athletic millionaires to support you into old age,,change your diapers and wipe your drool just like your a child all over again..it's madness,, and the greatest comedy of all was a grand designer,,his signature right there in the living genetic code of every form of life on earth,,no singular god could create all this mayhem...it would take a race of aliens 7000 years to terraform and populate this planet the way its been done...it's madness...I need a drink he shouts to the empty room, chemicals i need chemicals he laughs thinking of George and Seldom Seen and Bonnie.and decides it's time to come out of retirement and get back to work for instance says Doc, Its all Geometry and math under the Micro Macro scope of things that there custom Cow Pea Virus ,Cowpea mosaic virus is a Soccer ball a Non Truncated icosahedron, a dome just like Bonnie's home of esoteric,yoga lounging around meditating,waiting to create mayhem in her anarchist moments against the system.. Doc Sarvis , big feet flopping in sandals, went out to the garage that fine September morning, put some air in the tires of his old bicycle, a sq**rt of good old wd40 and was down the street on his old Cannondale. Within the first minute his bald head , broad bearded grin was going down the road he realized age was a number. Be as you were then, I'm not 72' I'm 52. Christ, I thought I was an old man at 45 now I'm 52 or is it 51 with this new 911 theory going around lol, going on 53 or 52 realizing this whole general attitude about life and death has changed it that time. In the 1950s you accepted dying in your fifties, you laughed and drank an smoked and said , who are we kidding we're going to die anyway and guess what they were right, Doc laughs. Dairy and red meat, to***co and alcohol, the red blooded Americans dream of success directly linked via entertainment and weekends off with the family, who isn't drinking Bud or Coors. Now suddenly we all want to live to be 80 or 100 and convince ourselves there's a good reason? Have you seen the general population? I mean I'm a doctor but damn if the world needs my offspring running around in multitudes, multiplying. Cynical? Me ? Do you know what self entitled means?... Beep,,, wake up you crazy fool... Doc Iooks up,, yells, right on red means stop look both ways then proceed as***le ... Rides on .. thinking... Then, hey is that guy Following me? The white truck honks again, peeling around the corner... Doc pedals faster, feet trying not to slip off the pedals.. Doc Sarvis is in his room, sitting slumped back in his chair, beer in hand, first in a decade, the other clicking the channels. He can't get his mind around the concept, rewinding your DNA back to it's origins. HaploGroups. A haplotype is a group of alleles in an organism that are inherited together from a single parent, If we all rewind in time are we then a single being, with mutations like a DNA photocopier occurring...IT's madness,it's the orginal sin,.. We are a Flock, a pack, a Group of animals when all is acting as one, the pack succeeds. Would we all have the same stream of thought,no of course not,,that's a clone. This is mix and match by fornication of species..lol If I am rewound to my 400,000 year old Haplogroup does that not make me the same individual that has procreated since then, albeit a deviation lol, Where's Julia , He take's another long drink of the "Horsepiss", crumples the can...I feel like fornicating right now, if I could only "Get Up" out of this chair first... We are swimming in the Primordial Gene Pool of Immortality here at the Institute my boy. By unlocking Their DNA and returning to their Neandrathal selves? Sarvis asks with hostility, your all mad. These people have volunteered to take the next leap, this is the answer my boy when we return the Earth to its Natural State, this is the form best suited for the New Age of Environmental Awareness. These people all retain their full mental capacities, the augmentation for articulating language and speech is a simple operation necessary to the experiment, simplifying communication for the volunteers. Talking Apes, Sarvis exclaims , and you expect me to believe you can bring them back from this Altered State? We already have my Boy, thats not all we can do, come with me, I want to show you something else. Do I have a choice? Sarvis trys to laugh, youve got me tied to this wheelchair, all this technology and this?.... George HayDuke George wasn't an arsonist he was an artist and fire was his medium. Fire was an element he could relate to. Earth,air,fire,water these forces of nature were akin to the Four Horsemen, and he was riding the fire breathing dragon. A knight of the round table and his maiden in waiting with the firey hair was named Ivy and she watched him from the tower spreading his brush across the canvas of the enemies landscape, raising her arms with the smoke and ash, daring the heavens to ignore them. Whenever George was ready to light the torch the one song that spoke to him most about Fire was the oldie but goodie, Poison Ivy. see my timeline for last nights airing of the Rooster Program 107.11 brain matter splatter contest and vote for a winner. George was in training. No more beer, the Doc was right about the kidney stones, only purified water now, reverse osmosis, wake up the old pineal gland, plant based diet, no more red meat, he was turning back the clock, be as you were then, hell even his beard was getting darker again, a regular reborn Christian in sheep's clothing ready to judge the masses as sinners like the rest of THEM, except HE had a plan to figure if the AllMighty himself would approve or not. Hell on Earth. George was hu***ng his pack up the mountain trail everyday carrying in supplies that were being stored for futher use. Water, the 4th Element, Life in a plastic bottle, fresh mountain air to breathe and earth beneath his feet and fire at night to fend off the darkness of his thoughts when thinking about her. He was getting stronger by the day despite the nagging aches and pains which his lady maryjane now eased away instead of the old Milwaukee days. He was insane but not to blame, she was the one that made him this way George Hayduke :The Green Man on the Silver Mountain. The Land Development deal had gone thru. The State was turning over formerly protected forest land for revenue to an international firm that proposed a private medical facility and community being built in the mountainous region. For the man living in this forest and on the mountain it was a breaking point. This was home to all things sacred. This was eminent domain and that is an unforgivable transgression of law that he wouldn't allow to go unpunished. He would be the Green Man watching from the architecture of the forest, silently observing, planning and preparing acts of sabotage to slow progress and draw attention. He was an outlaw, older now, tho still capable of physical activity he was wiser and more conservative. In the recklessness of youth he had gone to war, for the country and once back home, against it. The Corporate political capitalism that communist used to control the government and fool it into thinking they were actually in charge, was revving up the war machine once again, while slowly the economy slumped into another predictable recession. The very land Americans lived on was being purchased right from under their feet by international investors. First it's a buyout- bail out, then a few signatures and lines on paper and its a corporation with the power to influence a town city or state for the almighty dollar into doing whatever they want, with the political power to back it. He could make them pay,, with his monkey wrenching,but in the end the corporate political power structure would have his head on a silver platter, delivered up as a domestic terrorist. There must be more that can be done then simple childish acts of sabotage was his determination. Who what when where and why were critical questions about these traitors selling out America one acre at a time and he was determined to learn more. So what do we have on the whereabouts of George Hayduke one alias Rudolph the Red .. Well he's a millionaire now Deputy Stevens says, except he doesn't know it. Really, the Chief says, tell me more. Bonnie Abzug, his Ex apparently marketed several of his Organic Products under his outlaw image and they've really taken off online. You don't say the Chief replies, I heard he was sitting around a concession stand for two years trying to sell that stuff. Goin soft everyone said, drinking beer, getting anti social , again. Well don't let them kid you Deputy Stevens responds, George the Green Man is back in form, he's been up on that mountain they sold out ,for nearly two years., Nobody has Seen or Heard from him in that time.. Now that the deal has gone thru there's no doubt Rudolph the Red will see and react to whats going to happen up there. Very good Deputy Stevens, keep me posted, can we get a team up there and try to locate Hayduke and keep him covered? We can Sir. However I need to get the green light from Washington on this one... Washington the Chief shouts...not another word Deputy Stevens, I'll be right there.... He feels so much lighter wearing his backpack again. He'd traded the troubles of the world on his shoulders for a pack. Good damn thing she didn't get pregnant you fool he thinks, wasting two years of your life being henpecked to death. Get a haircut get a real job, my ass. Kiss it baby, I got a little money coming every month and it's all I need. Oh but we should live together, we should get married, you should settle down, we could start a family, seriously George when are you going to Grow Up? A was a P.O.W. Bitch. what the F**k ..gimme a break here not to mention an urban legend in my own time if I dont mind saying so.. Oh sure, she says, tell me some more, all you do is sit around drinking beer, farting , scratching yourself... Oh, what about the yard work? the organic garden? the autograph signings that pay for your organic almond butter bitch. Since when isnt peanut butter good enough.. Why I lived on peanut butter an graham crackers, hauling 80 pounds of explosives and 8 liters of beer all night in the dark for thAT BITCH ,,THE NERVE.. Ok George, deep breath,,take a couple of tokes,,,she's hundreds of miles away right now, probably doing Yoga, but maybe just maybe, she'll be annoyed enough about you leaving,,it will ruin her quiet time..Haha George heard the Earth mover before he saw it, or should he say, felt it. Tons of machinery heading in his direction, with deadly intentions. The roar of the twin diesels as it drops its blade, looking to plow him into the earth. Road kill, less then ,a greasy bloody smear in the dirt, no time to think, time to move. He draws his bow, steel blunted explosive tip he sends flying towards the windshield. George aint never killed nobody.. Except the machines... He looks,, the windshield explodes the round harmlessly and he realizes there is no driver... This is nuts, he starts running toward the edge of the ravine,,play chicken motherr fu**er he yells at it. Can machines hear, Remote controlled? Uncoils the rope ,,here it comes,, plow dropped ,, earth piling up before scattering in front of it Throws a loop over the rock outcrop , hopeful for the moment the plow cant knock it loose,,, Here she comes time to aim one more at the track, lets loose another arrow as the machine tears at the earth to get to him.. It rears up , seemingly ready to plunge itself over the edge at him,,if only to drop on him at the bottom and explode with it's tormentor. George screams, jumps...wakes up drenched in sweat.. Bonnie Abzug She was watching him, with all the resources her wealth offered and in the field herself, observing him through the various optics at her disposal just like the trained dogs around her and she wasn't amused with his little George in the jungle routine. They had informed HER of his location and the details of his activities, most of which she knew because she had "Chipped" her Dog so many years ago, but what she found infuriating in his body language was not only a renewed vigor but a display of awareness that he WAS under scrutiny. Where was the self loathing, self defeating arrogance and self destructive behaviors she found so endearing. Doesn't HE know every woman wants a man to die for her. You cant expect a woman to remain faithful forever or release their catch back into the wild, free to roam and mate at will, laughing. That Bastard has a plan in that little walnut of a brain she could never fully get cracked enough to get at the meat of his self assured macho bu****it he used as a front to hide the weak scared little boy that did drive her crazy. What is he thinking about, what is he up too,how dare he just go on with his life and leave her wondering whether or not she could trust him with the truth, that she loved him and hated him for it and wanted him to die for her and if not by her own hand. She'd push him off the cliff, with that ,you bitch expression on his face,,laughing as he fell because he finally caught her in the act. But he'd lay there broken like that movie UTURN and she'd have to go down there and decide to nurse him or finish him or good. Bonnie had finally found her Architect. The prototype of her new portable yoga dome home was in production. It's pentagonal polygonal sphere shape opened up exponentially like multiplying by Pi. The rugged collapsible , snappable, portable 3d printed recycled plastic, was a porta potty , Doc Sarvis laughed, this whole buckyball trend has got to stop. But her Architect Bill was so understanding of the need for personal space and dealing with inclement weather and opening up to the world when you feel LIKE it with the snap in place, pick and choose your color tinted polyplexiglass , why it's just what your color coordinated shrink would order... The money wasn't a problem, it was the anti freedom sphere sentiment those political, corporate bobble head dolls had about the holistic movement,.if it's not regulated and taxed and stamped with their fda fu***ng damn as***les running everything, approval, every homeless person in the country would be towing one behind a bicycle, why I aught to... She's insatiable tonight George my boy, Get in there for Old Time's sake... I can't Doc, I'm strictly committed to mono on mono with no in-betweens. George, you disappoint me, not to mention how Bonnie's going to feel.. Do you know how Vikings wash their faces George.. You see Seldom standing over there, now how do you think he's gonna feel..your liable to hurt his feelings.. Oh Comon Doc, leave me alone.. George... Thats's Bonnie callin George,,,You better get in there Bishop Love was contemplating what was best for his community and the World. The medical establishment was asking those of faith to trust their savings to their bloodsucking hospitals rather then the Lord. The Church no longer could guarantee your longevity thru prayers by virtue of Yee of little faith to begin with. Maybe it was time to talk to those Mormons after all about this drive thru healthcare project before it gets off the ground, hell I might even have to recruit the Monkey Wrench Gang on this one , Lord forgive me. Bishop Love picks up the phone, get me the Chief , Shirley. The Chief was sitting in his office waiting for the phone to ring. Shirley sat on the floor in front of him, while his pants were down around his ankles, hands cuffed to the chair, practicing his Will exercises.while Shirley sat in front of him teasing him in various poses of undress. The phone rings, the Chief nods to Shirley who leans up and hits speakerphone. Chief here. Chief we have a situation, it's Bishop Love , Of all times...Bishop I was expecting another call, what is it? Flexes for Shirley, who ,eyes wide, touches herself. It's this Facility Chief, it's going to hurt the church, it's going to make itself God. Bishop, it's good business for the town, soon to be city and bound to increase your flock.. Winks at Shirley, relaxes, she pretends to look sad. Chief I'm telling you this is going to cause big problems... Bishop Love , I'm sure there will be plenty for you and the church to do , now please, I'm very busy with these treehuggers moving in right now... By the way Chief ,is Shirley still over there. Click. .You see, it's all in the Will my dear.. The Chief had a revelation after his conversation with Bishop Love.. The Chief's vision was awe inspiring, a monument to man's greatest achievement, the union of science and religion, the merging of church and healthcare. A massive structure, 3d printed in all it's majestic sterility, rising to the clouds like a pyramid, like a mountain. .fit to sacrifice man unto himself for immortality. .the fusion of birth and death all in one drive thru facility, scan for healing or extermination. .perfection...a N**i they would call you in the good ole days...now I'm just another progressive freethinker..ready to exercise my right to authority like the rest of the masses. Hot or cold , we are just meat for science..until we found the cure. The Chief raises his arms to the heavens.