The Gay author and community builder JOHN R. STOWE passed away on this date. Active in the Gay Spirit Visions conference. Over the years Stowe was a frequent contributor to White Crane and we were glad to review his books in our pages. They include the Lambda Literary Award winner Gay Spirit Warrior: An Empowerment Workbook for Men Who Love Men (1999). His other books include Earth Spirit Warrior: A Nature -based Guide to Authentic Living (2002), The Findhorn Book of Connecting with Nature (2003), Handbook of Chakra Balancing Oils (1988), Planets Alive! A Guide to Planetary Flower Oils (1990).