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About RonPrice

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  • Birthday 23/07/1944


  • Biography
    married for 42 years, a teacher for 35 and a Baha'i for 50
  • Location
    George Town Tasmania
  • Interests
    reading and writing
  • How did you hear about this site?
    surfing the net for book sites

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  • Location
    George Town Tasmania Australia
  • Interests
    Reading and writing in the social sciences and humanities;the sub-list in these two general categories would be too long to post here; for example: philosophy and religion, history and psychology, sociology and media studies, etc.)

    Other specific interests and activities include: walking, sleeping, eating and drinking, breathing properly, my family, my health, my wife’s garden and even some of my domestic chores. Beautiful things: buildings and people, nature and objets d’art; ideas and some items in and of the print and electronic media.
  1. I have taken an interest in what moved Dickens to write his novels. Dickens refers to 'a beneficent power' which showed him how to write. I comment on this in my prose-poem below.-Ron Price, Australia --------------------------------------- THE BENEFICENT POWER "The function of poetry" wrote Robert Graves, "is religious invocation of the Muse....I cannot think of any true poet from Homer onwards who has not independently recorded his experience of her."1 The Muse, in the case of this Baha'i, is something I am happy to personify, but it is based on, is derived from, has something to do
  2. Part 1: Since there are so many questions raised and issues discussed concerning people’s basic assumptions about life, about their philosophy, about their religious beliefs, indeed, about their very approach to reality and the way their society goes about organizing things, it seemed like a useful exercise, useful at least to me and hopefully to some others at this site, to say a few things about: My Position and Beliefs: My Religion. Religion, in the sense that I am using it here, is the set of values, beliefs and attitudes each of us has as we go about our daily life at a particul
  3. Your brief comment, nonsuch, is appreciated. You can access much of my memoir and poetry at this link. You must type the word 'Price' into the search box, when you get to the access page. My reading, nonsuch, is virtually entirely in cyberspace these days. There are unnumbered, free, electronic journals online. I read essys and articles from many of these journals. Here is the link: http://bahai-library.com/author
  4. Indeed, nonsuch, this project has kept me busy for some 30 years.-Ron Price, Tasmania
  5. Preamble: My autobiographical narrative, my memoir, is partly an experiment with a means, a way, of defining my experience of a religious and cultural heritage. This heritage to which I refer is bound up with the Baha’i community and my experience of it for sixty years(1953-2013). This heritage could be said, arguably, to go back to 1744.[1] Through this writing, this autobiography, this literary production, I attempt to turn my small part in one of the world’s most significant but, as yet, quite obscure diasporas—that of national and international Bahá'í pioneers--as far as the general
  6. This prose-poem below will deal with: goals and goal setting, purpose and process, dealing with difficulties and seeking understanding, among other subjects. __________ Part 1: What makes poetry, at least for me, is the simultaneity of ideas, the greater density of language. I attempt linearity and the sequential in my poetry; these are the chief features of prose. Much of my poetry is very much like prose and this is, as I say, because of the sequence and the linearity in my work. I do this partly to make it readable. I’m after simplicity and communication, not obscurity and complexity
  7. Just dropped-in to survey the scene and do any updating required.

  8. ENO: NOT A FRUIT SALT* The creative arts such as choreography, composing and play-writing as well as the performing arts such as dancing, concertizing and acting share the social environment. It is a social environment that is at once fragmented and increasingly unified. The artist is at once a remote observer in relation to society and an integral part of that society. This polarization, this schizophrenia of experience has been paradoxically taking place in a society that is utterly transforming the conditions in which the artist plays his role. At the core of these social conditions
  9. Editor, poet, critic, travel writer, historian, philosopher, essayist, biographer, autobiographer, political activist, university lecturer, librettist, humanitarian, gardener--George Woodcock(1912-1995) seems entitled to wear almost as many hats as there are works to his credit--which stand at somewhere between 120 and 150, not including his radio and TV plays, documentaries and speeches. He no longer wears any hats, though, having gone some fifteen years ago to that mysterious and undiscovered country, that hole where we all go and speak and write, eat and drink, no more. In the wider wo
  10. FAKE Fake news made its debut on TV in 1962 with That Was the Week That Was--a weekly comedy review. This review included a fake news segment and was anchored by David Frost who went on to host The Frost Report in 1966/67 which parodied a current events show. I began my pioneer-travelling life in the Canadian Bahá'í community in 1962 and, by 1967, I was living among the Inuit on Baffin Island which had no TV at that time. In 1968 Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In became a weekly series which also featured a fake news segment usually anchored by Dick Martin. The fake news was introduced
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