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‘ROLL WITH THE PUNCHES’–Van Morrison’s 37th studio album out this September 22!

‘ROLL WITH THE PUNCHES’–Van Morrison’s 37th studio album out this September 22!

Who doesn’t get emotional with any Van Morrison song? He’s the ultimate blues man who enchants  mainstream fans with his voice and guitar playing. Bring It On Home To Me is the first single off the new album Roll With the Punches. It’s a compelling track that showcases Morrison’s amazing range both as an instrumentalist and vocalist. “Bring It […]

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 […]

Hey, Let’s Listen To This Perfect Summer Track Called Caribbeana Mama by Rory K

Hey, Let’s Listen To This Perfect Summer Track Called Caribbeana Mama by Rory K

Our New York rapper Rory K dropped an interesting track over the weekend. This is a perfect vibe to my own weekend escapade(if you count riding my bike home after a couple of beers at 2 am). So yeah, the title is Caribbeana Mama which is perhaps something Rory K wrote after several margaritas eh? […]

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 […]

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 […]

Creative

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 […]

Evening with Lillian Taylor- Author of Krymea
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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Politics

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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Entertainment

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 […]

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, […]

Evening with Lillian Taylor- Author of Krymea
‘ROLL WITH THE PUNCHES’–Van Morrison’s 37th studio album out this September 22!

‘ROLL WITH THE PUNCHES’–Van Morrison’s 37th studio album out this September 22!

Who doesn’t get emotional with any Van Morrison song? He’s the ultimate blues man who enchants  mainstream fans with his voice and guitar playing. Bring It On Home To Me is the first single off the new album Roll With the Punches. It’s a compelling track that showcases Morrison’s amazing range both as an instrumentalist and vocalist. “Bring It […]

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 […]

Columns

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Short Stories

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 […]

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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 →
Grand Canyon : Donald Trump – Destroyer, Not Creator

Grand Canyon : Donald Trump – Destroyer, Not Creator

If you’re think of voting for Donald Trump, use his Scottish golf course fiasco and how he screwed over others for the ‘glory of Trump’ as just one example of this man’s over-riding, outdated and hate-filled philosophy, which for Trump comes down to just one thing – do it to them before they do it […]

Write Here, Write Now!

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 […]

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 […]

‘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 […]

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 →
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 →
Predicting Winners . Academy Awards Major Categories (2017)

Predicting Winners . Academy Awards Major Categories (2017)

***Predicting Winners . Academy Awards Major Categories (2017)*** by j.kiley & Shawn MacKenzie Best Picture La La Land Academy Award for Best Picture Arrival Academy Award for Best Picture Lion Academy Award for Best Picture Hell or High Water Academy Award for Best Picture Hidden Figures Academy Award for Best Picture Moonlight Academy Award for […]

Carrying On with a Blaze of Glory

Carrying On with a Blaze of Glory

  http://likesuccess.com/img5476774 A chronic condition has generated a health problem for which surgery is the best fix. While there are risks entailed, they are calculated and worth taking. For what it is worth, I am entering this battle resoundingly confident of a beneficial outcome! While a period of convalescence will be required, I am committed to […]

By February 6, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
My Soul Belongs To You

My Soul Belongs To You

My Soul Belongs To You is the second book in the Soul Mate Series by author C.L. Hunter. In the first book in the series, the author gave us a story of loss, pain, romance, and electrifying thrills that captivated readers until the end. When lives converge in Ireland, Nolan and Emmalyn will never be the […]

Welcome to the Start of the Third American Revolution: The National and One Local Women’s Marches

Welcome to the Start of the Third American Revolution: The National and One Local Women’s Marches

(Santa Rosa, California) The first American Revolution was lead by white men. They defeated the powerful British Empire and gained our independence in the 18th century. The people won. The second American Revolution, the Civil War, abolished slavery. It was inspired by leaders such as Sojourner Truth and Abraham Lincoln, in the middle of the […]

By January 23, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
How Safe Do You Feel These Days? What Can We Do Together About It?

How Safe Do You Feel These Days? What Can We Do Together About It?

  I no longer feel as safe as I used to. How about you? Do you think that the worlds in which you live are becoming more dangerous? What threats might you perceive? What could enhance your safety? What do you, dear reader, do when you don’t feel safe? Reach out to friends? Or do […]

“Take Your Broken Heart….”

“Take Your Broken Heart….”

“In a world that has felt crazy and out of control for a while now, it is a true delight to know that there are women in the world like the radiant Viola Davis and the incomparable Meryl Streep. Their words from this year’s Golden Globe Awards are both touching and eloquent. Faced with the […]

Film View – Over

Film View – Over

“Over presents a crime scene. During the course of 9 wide shots told in reverse order, we watch an intriguing story unfold. What has happened in this quiet neighbourhood? A murder, a hit-and-run, an accident? The reality is both profound, and deeply unexpected.” Time in reverse. Watch as the views are seen backwards. Be diligent […]

Krymea: River of Blood

Krymea: River of Blood

Now on shelves, our first print release. Before the information age, it was possible to grow up believing in fairy tales rich in the promise of the American Dream, liberty and justice for all, with It’s A Small World After All our mantra and Aquarius as our anthem. We reeled from the assaults on our […]

“Though Passion May Have Strained”

“Though Passion May Have Strained”

https://quotefancy.com/quote/980056/Audre-Lorde-There-is-no-thing-as-a-single-issue-struggle-because-we-do-not-live-single “Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection.” – Abraham Lincoln “The warrior who trusts his path doesn’t need to prove the other is wrong.” – Paulo Coehlo   We can keep up pretenses; we can shrug; we can laugh but we can’t trick the truth by each wearing […]

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Film View: The Gift

Film View: The Gift

‘The Gift’ takes place in Russia. It is CGI, but real human actors, Sci-Fi short film with a extremely intense chase sequence. The filmmaker have us more than 20 full CGI shots for ‘The Gift’. I thought it was animated, yet it was so perfectly real. It is real, though after watching, I felt otherwise. […]

By November 23, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Kings No More

Kings No More

For a recent collaborative project, I re-imagined the events leading up to the Battle of Fulford, in 1066, and pondered the fate of the northern earls who fought there.  My interest in this episode? Apart from an opportunity to join some wonderful authors on an intriguing project, it was that these earls were led by […]

I Don’t Hate You… but I Am Not Afraid of You.

I Don’t Hate You… but I Am Not Afraid of You.

I am the American-born daughter of Vietnamese immigrants.  I grew up all over America, and I have traveled all over the world and have been fortunate to get to know people from all kinds of places and backgrounds, from both ends of every demographic spectrum and many points along the way.  I am an educator […]

By November 13, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Past, Darkly

Past, Darkly

What if you blended history with fairy tales and dreams? With that thought, I began working on a series called The Dreams. For over a year, I’ve been researching the Battle of Chickamauga in north Georgia. (Those who follow the US Civil War will understand how complex and brutal the battle was.) From there, I […]

Standing Rock Benefit Draws Hundred to the Grange

Standing Rock Benefit Draws Hundred to the Grange

(Sebastopol, California) An inspiring Standing Rock benefit to support Native Americans and others seeking to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) happened Nov. 6 from early in the afternoon to past 10 p.m. at the Sebastopol Grange in Northern California. A steady stream of animated folks of all ages coming and going was estimated to […]

By November 11, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
A Veteran’s Tribute to Veterans

A Veteran’s Tribute to Veterans

http://plusquotes.com/images-veterans-day-photos-november.php Many say that they – “love freedom.” Even more, say they – “hate war!” About all, I must wonder, Have they no clue what went before? Our land that’s “known as freedom,” Was born out of war. For freedom, never has been freely given Nor sustained forever more. Those who are known as veterans […]

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America is now AmeriKKKa to me!

America is now AmeriKKKa to me!

    http://www.politicususa.com/2014/12/05 America is now Amerika to me. It’s no more the dream it used to be. Nor the patriot’s pride in freedom won through pain. And millions, once hopeful, now hope in vain. (America no longer is America to me.) Americans let the dream the dreamers dreamed— Turn to dust and true patriot […]

By November 9, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Trust is Finite, Loyalty is Six Degrees

Trust is Finite, Loyalty is Six Degrees

The Story of Absynthia This series is about a crew of mercenaries aboard the airship, The Absynthian. It is set on a mythical planet in the future. The overall mission of the Absynthian crew, under the orders of the secret Organization known as Tri-Aengle, is to destroy the totalitarian government and start a revolution that […]

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