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How Falling Down Can Lead to Waking Up: Learning from Loss and Pain

How Falling Down Can Lead to Waking Up: Learning from Loss and Pain

 Sonoma County, California The organic Kokopelli Farm has been my home, as well as my main work, identity, and love, for the last two-dozen years. Then I fell into a badger hole in the ground, covered by grass, on Jan. 15 this year. I crawled painfully uphill back into the house, as if I were […]

By February 16, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
The Coffin Path

The Coffin Path

Maybe you’ve heard tales about Scarcross Hall, the house on the old coffin path that winds from village to moor top. They say there’s something up here, something evil. Mercy Booth isn’t afraid. The moors and Scarcross are her home and lifeblood. But, beneath her certainty, small things are beginning to trouble her. Three ancient […]

By February 7, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Relationship Resuscitation

Relationship Resuscitation

~  ~  ~  ~  ~ REVEAL ~  ~  ~  ~  ~ Relationship Resuscitation (The Juniper Court Series) by Jennifer Theriot, Author PREORDER AMAZON NOW – http://amzn.to/2FxqhPB Universal Link – www.books2read.com/u/b6rqMA #JuniperCourt #JenniferTheriot #preorder  Itsy Bitsy Book Bits Meet Phillip & Jayne Miller, original homeowners on Juniper Court. He’s a successful attorney; she’s a flourishing blogger. Head over heels in love and approaching 50, their relationship needs a little jump […]

By February 3, 2018 2 Comments Read More →
What Happens at a Death Café?

What Happens at a Death Café?

Sonoma County, Northern California Putting the words “death” and “café” together may seem unusual. In the United States, many of us ignore our own pending, inevitable mortality. Many Americans do not accept that they will surely die, much less talk openly about it with others, especially strangers. On the other hand going to one’s favorite […]

BREATH by Victoria Dougherty

BREATH by Victoria Dougherty

  Are you looking for a story that’ll make you feel the lush beauty and thrill of true love, while taking you on a pulse-pounding journey through history? BREATH is what you’ve been waiting to read. And to experience. Because you can be a part of bringing this story into existence. Imagine if you’d been […]

By January 8, 2018 0 Comments Read More →

Creative

How Falling Down Can Lead to Waking Up: Learning from Loss and Pain

How Falling Down Can Lead to Waking Up: Learning from Loss and Pain

 Sonoma County, California The organic Kokopelli Farm has been my home, as well as my main work, identity, and love, for the last two-dozen years. Then I fell into a badger hole in the ground, covered by grass, on Jan. 15 this year. I crawled painfully uphill back into the house, as if I were […]

By February 16, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Oscar Predictions 2018 | Want & Should Win

Oscar Predictions 2018 | Want & Should Win

  Here Are the Top 2018 Oscar Nominations With My Predictions on Who Should Win & I Want to Win Best Picture: “Call Me by Your Name” “Darkest Hour” “Dunkirk” “Get Out” (WANT & SHOULD WIN) “Lady Bird” “Phantom Thread” “The Post” “The Shape of Water” “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” Lead Actor: Timothée Chalamet, […]

By February 16, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
IN SHADOW: A Modern Odyssey | a short film | Haiku Review

IN SHADOW: A Modern Odyssey | a short film | Haiku Review

IS GREED REALLY IT? by j.kiley Treasure chests of gold Mindless brains sucked dry . thought-less Greed grabs life for guns Masks replace faces Dreams inhaled . replaced by pills Consciousness absorbed ‘Fat Pigs’ gain hollow prize Cash filled coffins . gun sales great Life ends . nothing gained © j.kiley ‘17 Haiku Triplet BEST […]

Relationship Resuscitation

Relationship Resuscitation

~  ~  ~  ~  ~ REVEAL ~  ~  ~  ~  ~ Relationship Resuscitation (The Juniper Court Series) by Jennifer Theriot, Author PREORDER AMAZON NOW – http://amzn.to/2FxqhPB Universal Link – www.books2read.com/u/b6rqMA #JuniperCourt #JenniferTheriot #preorder  Itsy Bitsy Book Bits Meet Phillip & Jayne Miller, original homeowners on Juniper Court. He’s a successful attorney; she’s a flourishing blogger. Head over heels in love and approaching 50, their relationship needs a little jump […]

By February 3, 2018 2 Comments Read More →
What Happens at a Death Café?

What Happens at a Death Café?

Sonoma County, Northern California Putting the words “death” and “café” together may seem unusual. In the United States, many of us ignore our own pending, inevitable mortality. Many Americans do not accept that they will surely die, much less talk openly about it with others, especially strangers. On the other hand going to one’s favorite […]

Politics

Rural Petaluma Neighbors Challenge Cannabis Industrialization

Rural Petaluma Neighbors Challenge Cannabis Industrialization

Sonoma County, California “No Pot on Purvine” read a catchy flyer appearing in a rural Petaluma neighborhood in Northern California, announcing an Oct. 8 meeting. It almost got cancelled, because of the rampant wildfires, so some people did not make it. However, 30 concerned citizens attended. “We live in rural West Petaluma, and are spearheading […]

Cannabis Cultivating Re-Visited

Cannabis Cultivating Re-Visited

  Sonoma County, California Readers of this reporter’s August local and national articles on unpermitted cannabis growing expressed both appreciations and appropriate criticisms. Their feedback has made me aware of how complicated this issue is. I am a patient at Peace in Medicine, a dispensary here in Sebastopol, California, and appreciate its CBD cannabis. It […]

By September 25, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Haiku Review | In a Heartbeat | a short film

Haiku Review | In a Heartbeat | a short film

LGBTQ have always felt threatened but it felt like it was getting better. Unfortunately . we are starting to feel the threats again from those who should protect our Freedoms . Civil Rights . and Equality. The White House is blatantly encouraging Hate . Racism . Violence. The Violence is condoned by The White House […]

Film View: The Legacy of Paranoid Thrillers | a short film

Film View: The Legacy of Paranoid Thrillers | a short film

A film poster chosen from the list below the video. It stood out as one of the my favorite of paranoid thriller films. Warren Beatty is brilliant in ‘The Parallax View’ . and the scary excitement is well executed . just as watching the insides of the guts of several other choices I would recommend […]

The Point of A Gun

The Point of A Gun

In this just released new terrorist thriller, America is experiencing a dramatic increase in terrorist attacks—by jihadists, white supremacists, and Mexican cartels. In the face of these failures by the U.S. Government intelligence and law enforcement bureaucracies, a group of ad hoc vigilantes has exploded onto the scene. And, surprisingly, this shadowy and deadly vigilante […]

By July 12, 2017 0 Comments Read More →

Entertainment

Oscar Predictions 2018 | Want & Should Win

Oscar Predictions 2018 | Want & Should Win

  Here Are the Top 2018 Oscar Nominations With My Predictions on Who Should Win & I Want to Win Best Picture: “Call Me by Your Name” “Darkest Hour” “Dunkirk” “Get Out” (WANT & SHOULD WIN) “Lady Bird” “Phantom Thread” “The Post” “The Shape of Water” “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” Lead Actor: Timothée Chalamet, […]

By February 16, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
The Coffin Path

The Coffin Path

Maybe you’ve heard tales about Scarcross Hall, the house on the old coffin path that winds from village to moor top. They say there’s something up here, something evil. Mercy Booth isn’t afraid. The moors and Scarcross are her home and lifeblood. But, beneath her certainty, small things are beginning to trouble her. Three ancient […]

By February 7, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
IN SHADOW: A Modern Odyssey | a short film | Haiku Review

IN SHADOW: A Modern Odyssey | a short film | Haiku Review

IS GREED REALLY IT? by j.kiley Treasure chests of gold Mindless brains sucked dry . thought-less Greed grabs life for guns Masks replace faces Dreams inhaled . replaced by pills Consciousness absorbed ‘Fat Pigs’ gain hollow prize Cash filled coffins . gun sales great Life ends . nothing gained © j.kiley ‘17 Haiku Triplet BEST […]

Relationship Resuscitation

Relationship Resuscitation

~  ~  ~  ~  ~ REVEAL ~  ~  ~  ~  ~ Relationship Resuscitation (The Juniper Court Series) by Jennifer Theriot, Author PREORDER AMAZON NOW – http://amzn.to/2FxqhPB Universal Link – www.books2read.com/u/b6rqMA #JuniperCourt #JenniferTheriot #preorder  Itsy Bitsy Book Bits Meet Phillip & Jayne Miller, original homeowners on Juniper Court. He’s a successful attorney; she’s a flourishing blogger. Head over heels in love and approaching 50, their relationship needs a little jump […]

By February 3, 2018 2 Comments Read More →
BREATH by Victoria Dougherty

BREATH by Victoria Dougherty

  Are you looking for a story that’ll make you feel the lush beauty and thrill of true love, while taking you on a pulse-pounding journey through history? BREATH is what you’ve been waiting to read. And to experience. Because you can be a part of bringing this story into existence. Imagine if you’d been […]

By January 8, 2018 0 Comments Read More →

Columns

The Choice Constantly Before Us

The Choice Constantly Before Us

https://www.buycott.com/campaign/1014/justice-for-humanity In the tumultuous world of Resident Rump, I respectfully offer the following thoughts and observations for your consideration. Hostility comes easy. Trust entails risk. In a world gone mad and a nation divided, free-floating hostility is a predictable response.Hostility nourishes suspicion, justifies intolerance, and inflates egos. Trust requires one to set a lower guard, […]

By February 10, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Nina and I

Nina and I

  We met when the leaves were turning, dropping off the vines. I had become a craggy vineyard clinging to trestles and stakes. She seemed familiar, the sweet stoic cabin I passed by each day. Yet a brief conversation over coffee consummated our first date.   Next I knew I was eating pumpkin pie and […]

By October 8, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Cannabis Cultivating Re-Visited

Cannabis Cultivating Re-Visited

  Sonoma County, California Readers of this reporter’s August local and national articles on unpermitted cannabis growing expressed both appreciations and appropriate criticisms. Their feedback has made me aware of how complicated this issue is. I am a patient at Peace in Medicine, a dispensary here in Sebastopol, California, and appreciate its CBD cannabis. It […]

By September 25, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Three From the Workplace

Three From the Workplace

An Early Christmas Present A month before the Christmas party, the one I didn’t want to go to, the boss pulled me to one side and told me that this was my last chance. And so, two weeks later, I stood at the dining room doors, waiting in line as the boss’s boss greeted everyone, […]

Already Covered

Already Covered

I was on my way to buy some tobacco when I saw the two women walking towards me. If I hadn’t been looking at their faces I would have noticed they were both wearing exactly the same clothes, and it was only when they stopped and one of them said in an Irish accent, “Good […]

Short Stories

Red Stiletto Strategy

Red Stiletto Strategy

RED STILETTO STRATEGY by Hunter S. Jones Copyright protected by DigiproveAll Rights ReservedOriginal content here is published under these license terms: X License Type:Read OnlyLicense Summary:You may read the original content in the context in which it is published (at this web address). No other copying or use is permitted without written agreement from the author.

By December 2, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Already Covered

Already Covered

I was on my way to buy some tobacco when I saw the two women walking towards me. If I hadn’t been looking at their faces I would have noticed they were both wearing exactly the same clothes, and it was only when they stopped and one of them said in an Irish accent, “Good […]

Three From the Bar

Three From the Bar

  Older At my first bar-job I couldn’t understand why the old men would stand at the bar every night and order a measure of whisky with a glass of beer. I understand now. *** Family It happened quickly. These things usually do. Six leaning on a high-table, all drinking. Blood soaks through the laughter […]

No Fakes. No Liars. No Cheats.

No Fakes. No Liars. No Cheats.

    “The fake, liar or cheat wasn’t going to read that statement and think, “Well, that’s told me. Better steer clear of this one.” Let’s push the boat out and meet on Saturday afternoon, she said via text. I didn’t really want to have a first date during daylight hours, I didn’t say in […]

By February 25, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Beyond the Edge

Beyond the Edge

“A child saves a person’s life. Does that alter the child’s perception of life, of how arbitrary it is, yet at the same time instilling the notion that they have the power to stop death simply by reaching out their hand?” We stayed off school that day because even two eight-year-old boys can sometimes have […]

By February 17, 2017 0 Comments Read More →

Write Here, Write Now!

How Stanislavski Reinvented the Craft of Acting | a short film | Haiku Review

How Stanislavski Reinvented the Craft of Acting | a short film | Haiku Review

A ROLE IS CREATED by j.kiley Guts advance character Ripping from experience Tearing sensitive Truer depth is reached The actors become alive The performance breathes James Dean . Natalie Brando . Newman Paul . Monty Marilyn . Acting’s true © j.kiley ’17 Haiku Triplet Open to Full Screen For Best Viewing Experience How Stanislavski Reinvented […]

Saying “She Knew” | Dedicated to Meryl Streep

Saying “She Knew” | Dedicated to Meryl Streep

                            Dedicated to Meryl Streep Saying “She Knew” Saying “She Knew” When it’s a secret no one knows Why would anyone know Unless you are the victim Or in on the conspiracy The conspiracy to abuse Abuse children Women raped Anyone could […]

By December 21, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
LEARN . . . 1st World Problems | a short film | Haiku Review

LEARN . . . 1st World Problems | a short film | Haiku Review

ULTIMATE ART by j.kiley What does youth know? Yet . . . Life is one part being here Death the part that waits Young bullying age Works on creative forces Presumptions harmful Art grows in the depths Naïveté dismisses The soul flies in Light © j.kiley ‘17 Haiku Triplet TO RECEIVE BEST EFFECT OPEN IN […]

Dig Hill 80

Dig Hill 80

What is Dig Hill 80?  Hello from Simon Verdegem. In 2015 I was part of a team of archaeologists that discovered an extraordinarily well preserved trench fortress near the village of Wijtschate in Belgium. Together with Peter Doyle, a leading military historian from the UK and Robin Schäfer an expert of the German army of […]

By December 2, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
How to Recount Your Dreams | a short film | Haiku Review

How to Recount Your Dreams | a short film | Haiku Review

HEART TALES by j.kiley Dreams are chaos Deeper tales unfold in heart Sleep reveals story Feelings hold stronger Not so strange story telling Narrating substance © j.kiley ’17 Haiku Couplet Best Viewing Experience Open Video Full Screen How to Recount Your Dreams | Lazy Chief We often wake up from a dream with a powerful […]

Marked by Fate

Marked by Fate

Marked by Fate Box Set which is currently available on all vendors for preorder. This is a collection 25 Full Length Young Adult Fantasy and Science Fiction novels. The Marked by Fate box set is an independent box set that is run by Rhonda Sermon, Kristin D Van Risseghem and Kelly St Clare. If you […]

By October 24, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
The Business of Entertainment, Georgia Style

The Business of Entertainment, Georgia Style

PRESS RELEASE FOR SIEGE and for the SIEGE INVESTMENT CONFERENCE NOTICE: On Friday, October 6, 2017, we will hold our seventh consecutive annual SIEGE INVESTMENT CONFERENCE. FEES. Costs for the Investment Conference are covered by sponsors.  No charge to judges, presenters or attendees. WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS YEAR?  In the session that just ended, the Georgia […]

By September 28, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Evening with Lillian Taylor- Author of Krymea

Evening with Lillian Taylor- Author of Krymea

Harry Potter and the Politics of Hate

Harry Potter and the Politics of Hate

Extremely important message carried throughout this short film and throughout J.K. Rowling’s writing and her lack of fear facing up to the bullies who aren’t brave enough to be the opposite of ‘Mean.’ For those Potterheads (like myself) . and for those not involved in this world . it makes no difference . the message […]

Join the Fight for #NetNeutrality

Join the Fight for #NetNeutrality

The Fight has begun again to save #NetNeutrality. Our present government. [The Trump White House and all its cronies] (what a joke . they are the thieves in the night) they are trying to role back time and destroy the conclusive FCC determination in 2015 to proclaim protection of #NetNeutrality. And once again Trump is […]

Tapping into the divine: Maxim Cormier plays J.S. Bach

Tapping into the divine: Maxim Cormier plays J.S. Bach

Close your eyes and imagine that you are walking on a lush field amidst the gentle singing of the birds. You are in a place away from the present and the past. This is the mood that award-winning Acadian/Métis guitarist, composer, producer Maxim Cormier who hails from Chéticamp, Nova Scotia has given me. He keeps inspired anyone who believes in the […]

Unknown Shores

Unknown Shores

We don’t need to go down every cliff. There are some cliffs too steep to scale. I’ve been down some of those sad slopes, With and without the necessary ropes. It doesn’t matter what we think we know. We are not in seminary school for popes. Nor do we need to catch every drift. There […]

Subkulture: Save the Howling Dogs

Subkulture: Save the Howling Dogs

  (Updated) After so much frustration, Gothic rockers Dominion, Experiment Perilous and Readership Hostile  decided to bond together and use their music to raise awareness regarding the Yulin dog and cat eating festival  in China. What is it? Last year, independent.co.uk published an article titled Yulin Dog Meat Festival 2016: 10,000 dogs to be killed […]

Film View: The Sleepwalker

Film View: The Sleepwalker

‘The Sleepwalker’ . poster by j.kiley ‘The Sleepwalker’ is filled with fun and delight. Often I post serious stories or tributes to lost souls of people deserving attention in their passing. This film is on the opposite side of grave . yet it does not lack in significance. Art is essential to the continuation of […]

Interview: Dave Averillo’s Game of Wake

Interview: Dave Averillo’s Game of Wake

  One of Dave’s epic shots. Photo by @simonpilley I love writing stories about people who inspire others. I think for most part, we get into all sorts of sports for many reasons other than the competitive side. For me it’s(cycling) my way of coping with lethargy on a daily basis.  One day I was browsing […]

The Elephant In The Room

The Elephant In The Room

  Male white privilege (especially older) assumes rights not earned, rewarded, or inalienable. Even a handshake, (seemingly innocuous to most) turns insidious when extended in lasciviousness where it is not warranted, or wanted, but insisted upon. It’s enough to make one vomit! ©5/4/2017 Dani Heart Copyright protected by DigiproveAll Rights ReservedOriginal content here is published under these license […]

“Courage Doesn’t Always Roar”

“Courage Doesn’t Always Roar”

https://habitatt.co/collections/all/stattment   This poem is a follow-up to one I sent to Sidney Crosby, Captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins, before the start of the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs. It was written prior to the first game of the second round in which the Penguins meet their arch rivals the Washington Capitals.  The Capitals are taller, heavier, […]

Join The Revolution!

Join The Revolution!

The People’s Climate Movement (PCM) is a coalition of numerous organizations working together to mobilize thousands of climate champions to stand up for our communities, health, jobs, and environment on April 29 at major march in Washington, DC – the People’s Climate March – and across the country to demand climate action.   What: March […]

By April 27, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
‘Silence of the Lambs’ director Jonathan Demme died at 73 | A Tribute

‘Silence of the Lambs’ director Jonathan Demme died at 73 | A Tribute

“I was really hooked on movies at a very young age. The Manchurian Candidate (1962), along with Seven Days in May (1964), Fail-Safe (1964) and Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) were this quartet of anarchistic black-and-white American movies, each of which did things that you just […]

Film View: Cassius | a short film

Film View: Cassius | a short film

Let’s call this an Art video and let us dedicate it to collage artists everywhere. It is of inanimate objects and animate objects being blended into a mix – usually through the use of horizontal split screen. A similarity in the nature of the images but made in a humorous manner. It is done artistically […]

Brianna Gaither and the lasting resonance of ‘Vanity.’

Brianna Gaither and the lasting resonance of ‘Vanity.’

In 2011, singer-songwriter Brianna Gaither released her debut album Love is Patient. I got my copy via Noisetradewhich is a great site if you are looking for fresh independent artists. I really love the album. For anyone who stumbled upon her albums after a terrible relationship, loss or pain, that album was (and still is) […]

Military Skills

Military Skills

Del has never had one relationship with a woman that didn’t end in a comical disaster. Strap has women that are waiting to castrate him if he is ever seen in their country again. Tack and Sanchez have information involving the Marine Corps in the Iran/Contra affair—information that will get them matching unmarked graves in […]

By April 12, 2017 1 Comments Read More →
Wakeboard Champion David O’Caoimh Opens Up About His Phenomenal Sport

Wakeboard Champion David O’Caoimh Opens Up About His Phenomenal Sport

Irish professional wakeboarder David O’Caoimh Photo Credit: Paul Johnston – Wakeboarder —Paul Johnston — at Xtreme Gene Wakeboard and Waterski. David O’Caoimh (you say it like David O’ Queeve) just turned 23 late last year. He has already accomplished many things. A frequent winner in the World Cup Championships, he usually wakes up early in the morning.He devotes the rest of the […]

Racing

Racing

The sound of rain gives me an excuse. My love is out of town, I’m staying in bed. I’ve no reason to leave these blankets, Or miss the tin roof music dancing overhead.   Down River Road I hear a lone car splash. Slushing around her curvy lanes. Splitting giant redwoods and vineyards. Trudging through […]

Oscar Winners vs Predictions . Major Awards (2017)

Oscar Winners vs Predictions . Major Awards (2017)

***Oscar Winner vs Predictions . Major Awards (2017)*** by j.kiley  False Alarm When BEST PICTURE was announced. Warren Beatty & Faye Dunaway were given the wrong envelop. Instead of Best Picture they had the envelop for Best Actress. La La Land was wrongly announced as winning for Best Picture. Their celebration was halted when the right […]

By February 27, 2017 1 Comments Read More →
Japanese American Internment Remembered, As Trump Rounds Up Immigrants

Japanese American Internment Remembered, As Trump Rounds Up Immigrants

Eliot Elisofon / Getty Images The Japanese American Citizens League held a “Day of Remembrance” at Sebastopol’s Enmanji Buddhist Temple on Feb. 18 in Northern California. Around 200 people marked the 75th anniversary of the incarceration of over 120,000 innocent West Coast Americans of Japanese ancestry in internment camps during World War II. “They were […]

By February 26, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Acting on the Impulse of Life

Acting on the Impulse of Life

Acting on the impulse of life, We disintegrate into the ends, Of pearls washed-up on the shore. There is no other life. A wasted body laid out on a slab. A naked woman flesh and bone. Rodin depicted her. Sculptures literally on streets. “The left coast must lead rebellion… I’m with the resistance… I’m with […]

By February 19, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
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