Eagle Peak Quarterly

Fewer and fewer states in America execute people. Those that do have problems. Let's just stop it.
Forget balancing work and life; put 100% into each moment.
Ernest did it. Why not you? Well, you can but you're going to need to work at it.

Eagle Peak Editorial–Stop the Death Penalty in America

It’s been one year since the first Eagle Peak Quarterly appeared on the web, on this site. In honor of that occasion, we are offering our first editorial by publisher and editor, John Maberry. This first editorial is on the imperative to eliminate capital punishment in America. Why? The very real probability that innocent people [...]

Beating the Myth of Work-Life Balance

Forgo the elusive, and faulty premise, of finding a work/life balance says David Whyte, poet and author. Competing demands seem irreconcilable, sapping energy. Can we focus on the family and still do our best at work? What of time for ourselves? Do texts, calls or emails between work and home help? We can’t be two places at once, of [...]

Becoming a Writer–Part 2

You already decided you want to write and you have an idea of what you want to write. So now you are ready to get started. You fire up your computer or your tablet, or you pick up your pen or pencil. Sure, you can just jump right in. Should you? No, not right away, [...]

Some Quotes from Daisaku Ikeda

Whether one is willing to accept the tenets of the Buddhist faith that he embraces or practice it diligently in pursuit of happiness and enlightenment, one can appreciate the wisdom of his encouragement. For that reason, we are including four of many quotes from him found on a website dedicated to that purpose. Along with [...]

Waiting for Westmoreland–Extended Sample

“If the two of them get married or I find the two of them together, I’ll kill the both of them.” It was the week before Thanksgiving, 1979, when a shaky-voiced Juanita called to pass along her father’s plans for us. At least that is what she overheard him telling her brother. “He’s just saying [...]

An Introduction to the Ikeda Center for Peace, Learning and Dialogue

This is the third in our series on links to other sites. As described on their website, The Ikeda Center for Peace, Learning and Dialogue (formerly known as the Boston Research Center for the 21st Century) has the mission of “engaging diverse scholars, activists, and social innovators in the search for the ideas and solutions [...]