Eagle Peak Annual

SGI President Daisaku Ikeda's 2016 Peace Proposal
From the Foreign Service to The Nature Conservancy, Bob Tansey has accomplished much
Are we the same person as we age? Memories conflict with current reality, or do they?

Universal Respect for Human Dignity: the Great Path to Peace

In 2015 the problems of war and terrorism in the throughout the world continued. The crisis of Syrian refugees deepened. SGI President Daisaku Ikeda's annual peace proposal submitted to the UN addresses these and other problems facing the world. We are publishing here, the Soka Gakkai International (SGI) news release summarizing and highlighting the proposal.

An Interview with Bob Tansey

Robert Tansey, known by most people as Bob, recently returned to live and work in Washington, DC after six years in Beijing, China. He retired from the U.S. Foreign Service in 2009 and went to work with The Nature Conservancy (TNC), an international non-profit organization. [For more on TNC, see our feature on them in [...]

The Momentary Man

An essay on time and self. "Who am I then, as I change in time? The smarta** that still resurfaces from time to time, occasionally causing myself problems as a result? The doper who once smoked it if he had it, escaping the day or the night for the high time? The seeker of a"

Reviews of books we liked (or didn’t)

As a writer, editor and publisher I am still a reader. So here's a small sample of reviews you from my Goodreads author page, with slight editorial revisions. You can't be much of a writer if you aren't also a reader. Politics, religion, classic works--you name it, I have read it. It's an eclectic mix.

The Humor Collection–a reprint of funny blog posts

As Monty Python once said, “and now for something completely different,” we are including a series of blog posts originally posted on either Views from Eagle Peak or on John Maberry’s Writing. Some are from as long ago as 2008; others are as recent as 2015. Eventually, these and more will be included in a [...]

Worth Noting (2)–Things we think you should check out on the web

Here's a little sample of this issue's items we suggest checking out: Bile, Venom and Lies—a very informative and enlightening chronicle of how Fareed Zakaria (foreign affairs columnist, host of CNN’s Fareed Zakaria GPS and a contributing editor to the Atlantic) was trolled. If you visit other websites and participate in at least some social [...]

The Nature Conservancy–one of our weblinks

What is the Nature Conservancy? It’s a non-profit organization founded in 1951 but descended from the Ecological Society of America, created in 1915. It partners with governments and landowners by acquiring enforceable conservation easements to restrict use of land. Sometimes private owners retain the land, in other cases the Conservancy donates land to government agencies. [...]