Presence 

“The most precious gift you can give to the one you love is your true presence. So the first mantra is very simple: “Dear one, I am here for you.”

In our everyday life, most of us have very little time to cultivate our love. We are all so busy. In the morning while eating breakfast, we don’t take time to look at the people we love. We eat very quickly while thinking about other things, and sometimes we even hold a newspaper that blocks out the faces of our loved ones. In the evening when we come home, we are too tired to be able to look at them”

Excerpt From: Thich Nhat Hanh. “Fear.” HarperCollinsPublishers, 2011-01-10. iBooks. 

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Steve Bonstone Dead at 27

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November 7th, 1980

San Francisco, CA – Steve Bonstone, the brash and flamboyant lead vocalist of legendary arena rock band The B-Side ’70’s was found dead in his suite at the Fairmont Hotel.  He was 27 years old.  Details are still developing and the cause of death is unknown at this time pending toxicology reports.  He was found by the cleaning staff unconscious.  He was taken to San Francisco General Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Steve Bonstone was well known for his rock star excess, drinking and drug use.  From his humble beginnings in Bakersfield, CA to touring the world with his band, the B-Side ’70’s he leaves behind a sordid, short life of non-stop debauchery and mayhem.  His bandmates and staff constantly warned him of going too far but Bonstone would not be swayed from his path of destruction.

Calls to the band and management have not been returned but a statement is expected soon.  The band’s constant recording and touring in recent years has tapered off from it’s height in the mid-to late 1970’s but some would argue their star still shown brightly and will for years to come.  It’s unclear at this time if the band will even continue as it is clearly too soon to tell.