The Eye of the Paradox

Dedicated to my Father and Mother: Frank and Maria

Unbounded thanks to Dick Hallgren for being the most patient and encouraging author's midwife. He inspired me to go on beyond my own limits as a writer. To Peter Betts, Jo Carrasco and Susan Abel, all fine editors and friends, goes the credit for teaching me that writers write without concern for spelling, punctuation, and style. That eliminated my writer's block. To Paul Hachten for demanding that I stay with the courage of my convictions. Thanks to Syed Basit for inspiration and the material support of UC Copy & Print during the typesetting, copying and binding of the first editions of this book.

Special thanks to Lynette Webb for casting this book into the World Wide Webb. The design and execution are her own.

Special thanks also to Sean Gallighar for picking through almost impossible to find errors in my text as well as on going efforts to maintain the spiritual integrity of my babbling commentary.

Special thanks to Tara McBrearty, John McBrearty, Glenn Matson, Eugene Haggerty, Heidi Nelson, Vince Bacon, Sikha, Diane Hall, Pamela Munro, Diane Shavelson, Moral Quest, Ted Alves, Marte Dyer, and Marcia Ward for looking at my constant flow of written words, while providing encouragement and new ideas.

Gratitude to Alanna Hartzok for ten years of creative life development and unbounded love.

Most of all, to the children in my life: Ken, Jacob, Yeshe, Abram, and Athena. They have keep my mind open.


Copyright 1992 by Americ Azevedo. All rights reserved. No part of this work may be reproduced or transmitted in any form, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying and retrieval system, except as may be expressly permitted by the 1976 Copyright Act or in writing from the author. To request permission write Americ Azevedo, P. O. Box 10268, Oakland, CA 94610.

Parts of this book have been published in fragments in places such as Lifestyle Magazine , The Berkeley Tri-City Post, and Footsteps.

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