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Rich Okun

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Rich spent his life in various corporate positions and after many years and different careers; he now devotes his focus to creative passions. Having spent a lifetime studying many different ancient spiritual belief systems he was inspired to action when a new puppy, Maya, came to town. Rich lives in Connecticut with his wife, Maya, and four cats.

Rich defines himself by his spiritual interests and values. He has been artistically inclined all his life, and at 6 years old, was one of the youngest members of the Art Student’s league of New York (across from Carnegie Hall). However, he always used his art only for spiritual pursuits. Rich carved stone, painted, wrote poems and stories and many other creative passions – all for the give away, Hi
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Stand guard to truth

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Voltaire said it best and we better take heed “Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities”.


Take heed;

for when whomsoever’s evil need,

makes the unjust and terrible happen,

leading to even more vicious deed,

guided only by a greed they boastly batten,

and a perverted glee with every life they blacken.


Stand guard

to the integrity of truth,

based on empathy

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