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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 →
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 →
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 →
“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 […]

“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 […]

By November 25, 2016 1 Comments Read More →

Creative

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 →
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 →
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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Politics

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 […]

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 →
The Patriots’ Creed

The Patriots’ Creed

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2016/4/11/1513834/-The-10-Steps-and-Hillary-s-Judgement As a principled American patriot, I believe: Every person is born fully and equally human. As human beings, all persons, by nature have equal rights. Governments are created by humans to protect, respect, and secure the natural endowment of rights all people share. Proper governance must ensure all citizens have the full and equal […]

By November 8, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Entertainment

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 […]

“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 […]

Columns

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 →
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 →
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 →
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 […]

By November 11, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
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 →

Short Stories

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 […]

How To Lie Like a Professional Online Travel Writer

How To Lie Like a Professional Online Travel Writer

“There’s an alternative life waiting and it comes with a beach but you need to have the guts to take that first step because, as everyone is aware, via those inspirational quotes – that first step on the journey to a new life is always the hardest.” Telling lies to get a job I don’t […]

By December 19, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Blessings for Peace: Arthurian Magic and Hawaiian Mysticisms

Blessings for Peace: Arthurian Magic and Hawaiian Mysticisms

Today I’m joined by British author and shaman Gary Plunkett. In his own words, he not only writes about ancient wizards, some even say he is one. Look out for his forthcoming inspiring first novel of a trilogy, set in a picturesque British village pub: The Wizard Who Bought a Round, coming soon on Amazon in […]

ANGELIC ANTHOLOGY TAKES WINGS

ANGELIC ANTHOLOGY TAKES WINGS

Angelic Business 1. Pink Matters You are Pink, not the prettiest girl, but smart and with plenty of resources. What do you do when your best male friend offers to have sex with you, because he thinks you’re a lost cause? You plot your revenge with your two best female friends, of course! It seems […]

Write Here, Write Now!

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 […]

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 →
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 […]

Rivals for Elizabeth’s Crown

Rivals for Elizabeth’s Crown

In 1575 Queen Elizabeth I of England had been ruling for 13 years.  The previous reigns of her younger half brother Edward VI and her elder sister Mary I had seen years of massive religious upheaval. Firstly with Edward VI moving the country to Protestantism and secondly, with Mary I, trying in vain and to […]

The #FirstFolio: The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare

The #FirstFolio: The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare

The First Folio: The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5 – SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2016 The First Folio of Shakespeare, published in 1623, is one of the most famous books in the world—and for good reason. Published seven years after Shakespeare’s death, the First Folio was the first collected edition of William Shakespeare’s plays. […]

Fearfully!

Fearfully!

http://kwotable.com/2016/08/15/trumpo-calypse/ If one is at all attuned to American politics in November 2016, one will have heard the assertion – “I’m voting for change!” or some variation thereon. This statement is often as explanatory, but it is absurd. No reasonable and sensible citizen hopes, or works, or votes “for change.” People hope and work and […]

By November 4, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Comey’s Craven, Corruptive Choice

Comey’s Craven, Corruptive Choice

  http://www.toonsonline.net/ Many commentators have said that vague public disclosures of potential new developments in an investigation is a rare occurrence. While that statement is accurate, it is misleading for the simple fact that – “An F.B.I. director has never made such a disclosure to Congress so close to a presidential election.” Comey’s actions were […]

By November 1, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Deceitful Don and his “Rigged Election Con”

Deceitful Don and his “Rigged Election Con”

  Monterey County Weekly “When it comes to voting rights, Democrats push voter protection while Republicans shout voter fraud in a crowded polling place. Democrats think anyone who can vote should vote; Republicans think everyone who should vote can vote.” Christine Pelosi “The documented incidences of voter fraud are very rare, yet throughout the country, forces […]

By October 28, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
One Liberal’s Principles

One Liberal’s Principles

    https://twitter.com/flameoftruth John Quincy Adams gave the sound advice that regardless of whether a person is with the majority or in a minority of one, every vote should be cast in accordance with one’s principles. For by doing that, one can have the assurance no vote is ever wasted. In these troubled times, it’s hard […]

By October 26, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
History’s Rising Star

History’s Rising Star

Atlanta writer Hunter S. Jones, never imagined that leaving the world of fiction for historical writing would put her in the spotlight. The best-selling author of Phoenix Rising saw that her history based articles were attention grabbers.   “I dusted off my History Degree and took the dive into history’s mosh pit earlier this year,” she said. […]

A Bebe Bollinger Murder Mystery

A Bebe Bollinger Murder Mystery

Fading celebrity Bebe Bollinger is on the wrong side of fifty and dreaming of a return to the limelight. When a TV show offers the chance of a comeback, Bebe grabs it with both hands – not even a lazy agent, her embarrassing daughter, irritating neighbours or a catastrophic snowfall will derail her moment of […]

Desperately Seeking Sixty-Nine

Desperately Seeking Sixty-Nine

Don’t have time to sit and read in silence. How about a lunch time listening to an audio book? Look no futher. The year is 1969. Though there is war and unrest in the world, on August 15th, on a farm in upstate New York, a little concert will go down in history as the […]

The Test We Must Pass

The Test We Must Pass

http://www.notable-quotes.com/v/voting_quotes.html [Adapted from The Guy in the Glass by Dale Wimbrow to emphasize the civic duty and historic consequences of voting.]   Before we vote how we want in our struggle to choose, And feel like kingmakers for a day, We should sit in our homes and think on old truths, And ponder what they […]

By October 24, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
The Red Rose and The White #Tudors

The Red Rose and The White #Tudors

Although Henry Tudor’s victory over Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth in October 1483 won him the Kingdom of England by right of conquest there were plenty of English nobles and Yorkist claimants to the throne who remained discontented by what they saw as his weak Lancastrian right to kingship.  Henry Tudor needed a […]

Blood Soaked Roots of Racism

Blood Soaked Roots of Racism

https://bitchmedia.org/post/systemic-racism-is-that-really-a-thing “Racism springs from the lie that certain human beings are less than fully human. It’s a self-centered falsehood that corrupts our minds into believing we are right to treat others as we would not want to be treated.”   [emphasis added] Alveda King “As I often say, we have come a long way from […]

By October 22, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
The White Rose | The Plantagenet Embers

The White Rose | The Plantagenet Embers

The Plantagenet Embers trilogy tells the stories of the Plantagenet remnant under the Tudor dynasty. The series begins with Plantagenet Princess, Tudor Queen: The story of Elizabeth of York and the birth of the Tudor era. The next book, Faithful Traitor: The story of Margaret Pole, continues to follow those whose fate is tied to a […]

When survival is impossible, love is everything.

When survival is impossible, love is everything.

Tyburn The Southwark Saga, Book 1 Author: Jessica Cale Publisher: Liquid Silver Books Sale dates: October 1st -20th, 2016. Free to download   Amazon: https://goo.gl/n10fyt Amazon UK: https://goo.gl/G4OxV5 Amazon CA: https://goo.gl/4JzroG Amazon Aus: https://goo.gl/kwgLYo Amazon India: https://goo.gl/ix5I6i Barnes & Noble: https://goo.gl/ldkx23 Kobo: https://goo.gl/UrmzdU Google Play: https://goo.gl/vPEmrl   When survival is impossible, love is everything. Sally […]

You’re A Mean One!

You’re A Mean One!

www.democraticunderground.com   You’re a mean one, Mr. Drumpf You surely are a heel, You’re as wholesome as a canker; you’re as candid as a chiseler, Mr. Drumpf, You’re a spoiling, putrid orange with a rotting, greasy peel! You’re a monster, Mr. Drumpf, Your heart’s an empty hole, Your brain is full of pestilence; you have […]

A Note to the Judgmental Body-Shamers

A Note to the Judgmental Body-Shamers

It’s the people who are openly judging others who have the problem, but they, sadly, cannot see it. A few days ago I spoke to a friend on Facebook who said that she was due to visit her father later in the week, but was already dreading the visit. She hadn’t seen him in a […]

Drumpf the Dog Whistler

Drumpf the Dog Whistler

theredphoenixapl.org Despicable Donald Drumpf is many things to many people, and most of these things are harmful, hateful, and heinous. One particularly nasty and noxious aspect of Drumpf the Despicable is his persistent “dog whistling” as the Republican Presidential candidate. He not the first and he is not the sole practitioner active in and around […]

Duality or Polarity

Duality or Polarity

    twinflames-soulmates.com   The choice we see is too often construed as “either – or”. It is sounder and wiser to consider it as “both -and”. Being or Non-being, Yin or Yang, Matter or Energy, Begin or End, Alive or Dead, are all poles on the complex circuit of reality. Matter and energy are […]

Dao Is Never Done

Dao Is Never Done

kaddigart.deviantart.com Cosmos lays cloaked beneath apparent chaos; in all disorder abides a subtle order. All civilizations and all human beings, whatever their seeming cultural or conscious development, still harbor archaic remnants and tendencies beneath the stability and serenity. Just as the human body connects us with the mammals and displays numerous traits of shared evolutionary progress […]

Contented, Not Contending

Contented, Not Contending

thetattooedbuddha.com   The wise can handle acclaim and fame, attacks and blame better than others because they demand more of themselves. For them, the approval of others is not a cause for celebration. Nor is the censure of others a source of  trepidation. The wise take cheers with equanimity and  handle jeers with composure. Sages […]

Film View: Shoulders: Hillary Rodham Clinton’s Story

Film View: Shoulders: Hillary Rodham Clinton’s Story

Meryl Streep is the narrator of this emotionally powerful short film. To prepare, here are some of Meryl Streep’s remarks at the DNC Convention 2016: ‘Nearly 100 years after women got the vote, you people have made history, and you’re gonna make history again in November. Because Hillary Clinton will be our first woman president.’ […]

Why is this Happening?

Why is this Happening?

  https://makeameme.org/meme/black-lives-matter-k84h5a “The wind of change is blowing, and we see in our day and our age a significant development. Victor Hugo said on one occasion that there is nothing more powerful in all the world than an idea whose time has come. In a real sense, the idea whose time has come today is […]

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