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Paul Harper Dillon my teacher, mentor and friend for the past 20 years passed away last week in the mountains Peru.

He was a graduate of Cornell Univ. Dr of Social Anthropology and worked his entire in search of peace between of immigrant and indigenous peoples.

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When we left Eureka California on the Veterans For Peace Impeachment Tour 9 years ago this week, He recited without break in character or verse, EE Cumming's "Olaf's Glad and Big" from memory.

I sing of Olaf glad and big
whose warmest heart recoiled at war:
a conscientious object-or

his wellbelovéd colonel(trig
westpointer most succinctly bred)
took erring Olaf soon in hand;
but--though an host of overjoyed
noncoms(first knocking on the head
him)do through icy waters roll
that helplessness which others stroke
with brushes recently employed
anent this muddy toiletbowl,
while kindred intellects evoke
allegiance per blunt instruments--
Olaf(being to all intents
a corpse and wanting any rag
upon what God unto him gave)
responds,without getting annoyed
"I will not kiss your fucking flag"

straightway the silver bird looked grave
(departing hurriedly to shave)

but--though all kinds of officers
(a yearning nation's blueeyed pride)
their passive prey did kick and curse
until for wear their clarion   
voices and boots were much the worse,
and egged the firstclassprivates on
his rectum wickedly to tease
by means of skilfully applied
bayonets roasted hot with heat--
Olaf(upon what were once knees)
does almost ceaselessly repeat
"there is some shit I will not eat"

our president,being of which
assertions duly notified   
threw the yellowsonofabitch
into a dungeon,where he died

Christ(of His mercy infinite)
i pray to see;and Olaf,too

preponderatingly because
unless statistics lie he was
more brave than me:more blond than you.
E. E. Cummings

Truly, he was an inspiration of constant vigilance for social change.

My friend you left a wide and positive wake during your time on this plant. Rest well you earned your peace. Say hi to E. E. Cummings & Olaf!

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