"Before enlightenment I chopped wood and carried water After enlightenment I chopped wood and carried water" I am an elder poet! A warrior Poet of compassion! In my 70's, retired, but active in the progressive community. Part of a wonderful blended family of five adult kids and twelve grandchildren who give us the opportunity to travel many wonderful places in this world. A part of the Parliament of World Religions, very active in the interfaith/dual belonging communities. I work as a volunteer with four prison Sangha, meditation groups as part of the Milwaukee Zen Center Meditation Program twenty hours a month. I have self published three books of poetry, two of them working with other poets, and artists of many kinds. The latest, March, 2013 is Warrior Poets, you can find it on Amazon.com, Kindle.com and CreateSpace.com. As far as age goes down the page, older is a hell of a lot better in ALL things! right?