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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 […]

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) […]

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 […]

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 →

Creative

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 […]

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, […]

Politics

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 →
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 […]

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Entertainment

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 […]

‘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 […]

Columns

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 […]

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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Short Stories

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 →
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 […]

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Write Here, Write Now!

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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 →
Rivals for Elizabeth’s Crown

Rivals for Elizabeth’s Crown

by Gayle Hulme 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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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