- Producer28/10/2016No Hall for this ToadAs I was tidying up around the water tank the other day, I was surprised to see that the arrogant and narcissistic Mr Toad, that ageless character from "The Wind in the Willows", had condescended to leave his Squire's residence, Toad Hall, and take...
Comments28/10/2016 #7 Phil FriedmanOne of the clearest truths on Earth:
Mr. Mole to Ratty, "Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats."
Thank you, Kenneth Grahame, for "The Wind in the Willows" and thank you
Ken Boddie for the memory and the chuckle.28/10/2016 #4 Ken Boddie#3 Funny you should mention 'road', Praveen, since the Cockney rhyming slang for road is 'frog and toad'. Mind you, this princely squire was almost large enough to offer you a lift on his back and take you down the 'frog and toad' ..... had he perhaps been in a better mood. 🐸
- Producer28/10/2016El timbaler del Bruc (The drummer of El Bruc)This buzz is a response to the nice buzz of @Gary Sharpe https://www.bebee.com/producer/@gary-sharpe/following-the-yellow-brick-road on which he remarks “The importance of being able to physically walk with one foot in the past, ...it means to be...
- Producer28/10/2016Escaping the LightHere is my latest poem. I hope you enjoy it. Escaping the LightIn the long shallow evening, that calls itself night,All the ‘want to be’ vampires will hide from the light.They will sip on their neon and drink in the sight,Then dance to the heartbeat...
- Producer28/10/2016This here is for April Cote.We're tired of being hated.I found a PT up on East Columbia in New West. Here name was Shirin from Iran. I'm in there for the first time, and they ask me to take my shirt off. Uh-oh! But nothing happened. I liked Shirin. She had the reflexive...
Comments28/10/2016 #3 Deb Helfrich#2 Ah ha, I have a bad memory for names if they don't come with a little tiny picture these days.... remember when we could spout off dozens of phone numbers? Now I often have to go back and start at the beginning of my own number.
Why do so many unhappy people love their free speech?28/10/2016 #2 jesse kaellis#1
Deb, April Cote is the person who runs or owns Writer Beat. This story. You commented on this. https://www.bebee.com/producer/@jesse-kaellis/you-people
I guess you can tell that I'm a little upset about the whole thing. But I'm entitled to express my pain and anger on this venue.28/10/2016 #1 Deb HelfrichSo April was the girlfriend who had hers 'removed'? It is very hard for me to understand why someone would think random statements are truer than the refuting evidence of the person standing right in front of them. It is amazing the crap that people hear and then internalize and parrot back without the slightest thought as to truth.
Comments27/10/2016 #4 María Teresa Redondo InfantesAhhhhh upssss, ja ja ja ja, I am Aquarium, taking are good people human empathy, inteligente, ja ja ja ja, plus++++,I not talking, talk the horoscope, ja ja ja, I talk to you one secret liste liste zum zum zum, everyday kommen one email to my talking, Because I am on little crazy ja ja ja.
Have you to much positive intelligence and energetic vibrations.
- Producer27/10/2016Basket Balls, Music and Reversing Symptoms of Parkinson'sI highly recommend anyone with Parkinson's get a basketball or a netball - the weight and feel matters a lot - and just play, feel, stimulate the muscle memories which are still there. Bounce, balance, catch, throw your way back to moving,...
Comments28/10/2016 #13 Anonymous#1@Matt Sweetwood My Bf was just diagnosed with Parkinson's. I call her every day . Her husband cannot move from.his surgery. I'm gonna go pick up her cats and make a to do list with her so I can tackle her cleaning for her. She just started laughing . Complete shocker. KAK
- ProducerFocus On What You Can DoI was online looking for something to write about. There were stories about Russia and the EU. I’ve been out of the loop with my old friends who would know what’s really going on behind the scenes for there almost seven years. Since I don’t...
- 27/10/2016Broto do xaxim Este nome tem origem indigena e quer dizer grande samambaia Varias especies da.flora trazidas por passaros se desenvovem em seu fibroso tronco especialmente orquideas e bromelias
- Producer27/10/2016How to Self-Publish? Writing is the Easy PartMy apologies. This post will likely raise more questions than it answers. I’m hoping to tap our collective mind for a solution. I don’t mean for the title to be click-bait. Oh, and this is a re-post. I even mention here that I've been thinking about...
Comments28/10/2016 #26 Phil FriedmanPaul, my compliments for keeping this conversation going. Two questions, if I may. The first is from curiosity. Was the publisher you mention at the start proposing to charge you for publishing your book? The second is have you analyzed the costs of publishing via Lulu in print? They seem to print on demand, with unit cost decreasing as lot size per printing goes up. I personally agree with @Jeffrey Strickland that the costs are well within the range that makes self-publishing potentially profitable --- assuming, of course, you can achieve reasonable distribution and are binding material you've already written into a volume, and not spending 6 months writing a book for a retail price of $5.95.
I'd also suggest that the hardest part is marketing your book. I have one of my eBooks that is industry-specific on free offer in PDF form, in exchange for only an email address. It's received great reviews from a dozen marine magazines, and total distribution to date is approaching 5,000. Not bad. But if I could have sold it at, say, $5.95 retail, the gross revenues would have been about $30K. Cost to print and deliver, maybe $9K. Leaving $21K before indirect overheads and taxes. Not exactly a way to make a decent living. Which is why most self publishing these days is ether marketing supportive (free eBook) or purely a matter of vanity. IMO. Cheers!28/10/2016 #25 Robert Bacal@Paul "Pablo" Croubalian I get the feeling that you might be a procrastinator and use planning as a means to do that. If it helps, I can help you, and the bonus is I'm about an hour and half away from you. I could be convinced to meet, since I like getting to Montreal. Offer is on the table. So, will that get you a'movin?28/10/2016 #24 Robert Bacal#18 @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian Paul, the process of creating an ebook is not difficult. All the information you need is easily availalble via Kindle and Smashwords. Doing hardcopy via Createspace is also easy if you have deskpublishing skills, and have a good eye for layout to create a nice PDF.
There is absolutely NOTHING that should stop you from doing a book, except your own mental state.
PS. Today is royalty cheque day. Been receiving them twice a year for the last 16 years. I also generate between 300-1000 dollars a month via createspace, and additional sales for my books in PDF and Kindle formats and via SMashwords. You don't need a promotional budget, and these days you can make money by using your time instead of money to promote. Lots of guerilla tactics, to get your book out there - doing radio interviews, making promo videos, doing direct mail outs to well targeted recipients, social media.....28/10/2016 #23 jesse kaellisThis should be at the bottom of the post below. Why did this happen? Because I called out "bad ass" James Frey on Facebook. I knew he'd bite.
"I can write and every little thing I say happened."
------ Forwarded Message
From: "Signorelli, Michael"
Date: Wed, 2 Mar 2011 17:17:14 -0500
To: 'James Frey'
Subject: RE: Attached manuscript.
This guy is what you say he is: raw and talented. I love the feel of his
voice. But I do not have the personal resources necessary to shape this into
a market-ready book. The major difficulty, as I see it, is its being a
collection of many, very short stories. If he comes up with a novel-length,
sustained narrative, I would be happy to look. But as it stands, there would
be too many factors working against this in-house.
Still, I would be interested to know what else this guy's up to. Is he
placing stories? Writing online? Giving readings? If ever he wanted to chat
about book publishing, if you haven't already taught him everything he needs
to know, I'd be happy to speak with him.
As always, thanks for the look.
Michael28/10/2016 #22 jesse kaellisHere's the real deal -- when a top of the food chain publisher buy a book they expect to invest about $100,000 into moving it. And they know what they are doing. They have the machinery and the expertise. Do you have one hundred grand? Do you have reviews ready to tout your book? Can you afford to advertise in the NY Times? Ever heard of these people? I thought it was going to be that easy.
This is pretty great. You mind if I show it Harper/Collins and my agent,
From: James Frey
To: Jesse Kaellis
My agent is digging it so far. Waiting to hear from Harper Collins.
From: James Frey
To: Jesse Kaellis
The book is with Harper Collins. I haven't heard no, so the book is still in
the system. It always takes awhile. I'll follow up with them tomorrow.
I have to split this into two parts. I'm over the character limit.28/10/2016 #21 David B. GrinbergThanks for another interesting and educational read, Paul. You really provide a lot of helpful info on e-books, buttressed by good data points. So does this mean you plan to publish one? Do you have something written and ready to go? I like your vision and would likewise love to "spend my whole day at the keyboard. Cats, cigars, and single-malt Scotch could surround me, a la Ernie Hemingway."
Ideally by a beach in a warm climate for breaks to swim in the ocean and enjoy the good weather. See you there!28/10/2016 #20 jesse kaellisPS I never paid more than 40 bucks for a cover. Sometimes sixty for front and back. Smashwords has what they call a meat grinder. You can feed your manuscript into there if you can't format it and it will do it for you. I paid an "editor" over five hundred bucks and the book was still littered with typos. My publisher's editor went over it again and it was STILL rife with typos. Go know. I am familiar with "experts" who are going to "teach" you how to write and move a book. Maybe a meteor will fall on these people. These are failed authors that are making a buck off of someone's dreams.28/10/2016 #19 jesse kaellisIf you want hard copies of your eBook Create Space can do that for you. I think Lulu will make hard copies. But I never used Lulu. Writing IS the easy part. It's also the fun part. The rest? Not so much. There is one avenue -- find a small publisher. It's not that hard. At least you will be published. You will have a platform. When I had a publisher I broke the top 100 on Amazon a couple of times, climbing as high as, I think #13 once. What did it mean? It meant I sold two books in 24 hours. That works on logarithms. And my publisher gave me a virtual plaque for being her bestselling Canadian author of the month.
Never mind that she only had one other Canadian under contract. Did you ever see a writer touted as an award-winning bestselling author? Now you know.28/10/2016 #17 Deb Helfrich#15 #16 I guess my point is that it is possible to just do it, with whatever someone has available. My book was created on LI and is now available on Amazon. I broke every rule. It took under 30 minutes 'work' - I did use the Amazon cover creator.
I just sent myself a free sample of my ebook and it looks perfect to me. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01GM70MOS
There can certainly be more to it than that, it depends on ones goal for the book. But as a testing ground for what we wanted to do for Out-Thinking Parkinson's I am pleased with the product. Now onto those pesky sales.....28/10/2016 #16 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian#14 Forgot something. . . I recently bought an eBook that was so gawd-awful ugly and difficult to read that I nearly returned it. Then I opened it on my phone . . . it was fine. The web reader was horrible. I tried on two kindles, the new Kindle was ugly, the old one was fine.
Because of its nature, an eBook must be tested on several platforms28/10/2016 #15 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian#14 We'll get into the tech stuff later, Deb. Can't OpenOffice save in word *.doc format? It doesn't need to be docx
Amazon actually suggests using .doc, but they don't say much of the other stuff. Word is the most popular package so, i guess they standardized on it. PDF gives very funky results28/10/2016 #14 Deb Helfrich#11 PDF into .KPF - This is the process of creating my Interview Insights e-book. It was just a lark, in many ways, to try it out.
I do not have MSWord (or any of their Office Suite) installed on my Win7 PC - I exclusively use Apache OpenOffice
1. I extracted my comments from LI, source text was from csv file - Gary did some stuff in Linux to parse them into just text.
2. Gary sent me a .docx file - I edited in OpenOffice odt. I installed a font from google that is very pretty and ornate and widely non-standard. My chapters are a bunch of #hashtags collecting comments into themes and then at the end I have URL's and links tot LI posts
3. I exported OpenOffice .odt to PDF
4. I tried to upload PDF to Amazon - I had to try, right? - It crashed about 3 hours later
5. Gary used the Amazon converter on my PDF (because I was on my Mac and didn't want to download there) and emailed me a .kpf file
6. I uploaded the .kpf file and it looks to me exactly like the PDF on my kindle pc/mac - I have not tried phones.28/10/2016 #13 Deb LangeSylvie from her company BookPod http://www.bookpod.com.au/publishing_services.html converted my file from word to another format and she is able to convert to all the different formats required. I have not worried about the technical side of things. It would be great if it was simpler, then i would not have to pay so much, but, then again, I am sure I would still need someone. Writing is one thing, lay out, illustrations, cover design etc are all things I have paid others with those skills to do for me. And of course there is the distribution, but when as you say, most writers and authors don't earn very much for their books, another publicity is a cost I will not be paying for, I will do myself.27/10/2016 #8 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian#7 Actually, Deb, you're two posts ahead in this series. Yes, Amazon has some good converters, particularly from Microsoft Word. My research shows that they can and do fail depending on the reader used. There are tricks to hedge your bets. They aren't complicated and mostly involve how the Word doc is set up.
That may be the template @Robert Bacal was talking about. I'll look into it. I made my own template, but I may have missed stuff.
That's they kind of discussion I was hoping for.
WOOHOO beBee!!27/10/2016 #7 Deb Helfrich#5 We are all in this one for the greater good, I feel... now anyone want to buy a dog book in 7 click or less?
Technically, I can add that Gary and I have used the Amazon provided converter to convert all sorts of non-standard stuff - fonts, graphics, pictures - originating from MSWord and Apache OpenOffice via PDF. No one, so far, has said anything about formatting issues. If going strictly electronic, it is possible to publish a small e-book without worrying at all about formatting.
- Al Gore: First Amendment Rights Must Be Protected for Those Peacefully Opposing the Dakota Access Pipelineecowatch.us7.list-manage.com I stand with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in their opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline. We have witnessed inspiring and brave acts by...
- Massive Plunge in Wildlife Expected by 2020ecowatch.us7.list-manage.com “No matter how you add it up, the math does not look good. The more we continue to exceed Earth’s limits, the more damage we do to our own future. We are at a decisive moment in time when we can seize the solutions to steer our food, energy and...
- SHARE if you agree with Elon Musk: "It's not Tesla versus Uber, it's the people versus Uber."ecowatch.us7.list-manage.com The Tesla CEO is already shaking up the global automobile industry with his fleet of electric cars, but now he's taking aim at ride-hailing services such as Uber and...
- Mark Ruffalo Delivers Solar Panels to Camp Where Thousands Are Fighting the Dakota Access Pipelineecowatch.us7.list-manage2.com SHARE if you agree with Mark Ruffalo: "We know from experience that pipelines leak, explode, pollute and poison land and water. But it doesn't have to be that...
- Producer27/10/2016How to Rig an Election: James O’Keefe Expose’- Follow the Money (Video)(N.Morgan) Project Veritas, the brain child of James O’Keefe, has released its fourth installment of the “Rigging The Election” series, an exposé that is described as a “multi-part series which exposes the dark secrets at the highest levels of the...
- ProducerYou peopleThere is a writer's site called Writer Beat. Just recently the owner of the site, April Cote wrote me and asked me to write for her, "I need strong writer's like you."I went and took a look. The format was terrible, and the view count was uniformly...
Comments27/10/2016 #8 jesse kaellis#7
If the Arabs laid down their weapons tomorrow, there would be peace. If Israel laid down their weapons tomorrow, there would be no more Israel. Isreal desperately wants peace, but they need a partner to negotiate with and to ratify a process that would lead to a real peace. I could go on, but I better stop right now.
As far as book giveaways and the like, what can you do? I'm certainly not in it for the money. At this rate, I'll never even break even. If people want to give away their books more power to them. It won't help much. There are almost more books than readers now. I've sold my book for $.99 and $3.99. I was trying to find some magic price point.
I sold one book for fifty bucks. There is a story behind that, like everything else. Maybe I'll tell it sometime.
You know, Deb, I'm clearly very pro-Israel. At the risk of alienating some of my readers. This whole buzz is a risk. But sometimes you just have to say fuck it. Thanks for your forbearance, Deb.27/10/2016 #7 Deb Helfrich#3 Books are now totally about marketing. It may be the case that we can build a community of book supporters on beBee. We already have a sort of book club spirit. I do hate the way virtual writing distribution has allowed the middlemen without overhead to set prices criminally low. I hope that as things evolve we will see a reverse trend.
#4 The least I can do is to demonstrate what a person who does not hate looks like. There is no arguing with hate, but occasionally a heart can open by intersecting with someone who sees the world as filled with beings worthy of respect.27/10/2016 #4 jesse kaellis#1
It's almost impossible to talk to people about Israel and Jews because the lies are so codified by now that they ring true. All I can suggest is that everybody conducts due diligence and an HONEST look at the history of the region and THEN, then decide. What acts? What historical ancestry?
I don't make a secret of being a Jew, at the same time I don't look like a Hassid. I'm covered in ink, a no-no. I also have a large Star of David tattooed on my left breast. If I ever want to commit suicide, I can go to Cario and take off my shirt and step into any alley. Or I can just go to Ramleh and do the same thing.27/10/2016 #3 jesse kaellis#1
Well, Deb, I did (do) have a book that took a journey, a rather tortured journey and I last had it self-published on Smashwords and Amazon. I once wrote a story and published in on an online forum connected to a dating site. I got my facts wrong and upset someone very badly. Her son inexplicably saw the story. I couldn't do a thing about it, I couldn't delete it. The site doesn't have moderators anymore.
But in contrition, I unpublished from both Smashwords and Amazon.
And I did have a small publisher. I bought out my contract from her. She as stealing my meager royalties. She was a psychopathic bitch anyway.
I have three pieces published in SubTerrain Magazine a snobby literary quarterly.
The book shortlisted in the Simon Fraser University/Anvil Press First Book Contest. James Frey read my book (A Million Little Pieces) Michael Signorelli read it. (Editor at Harper/Collins, now merged with Penguin Books) Eric Simonoff read it. (High powered NY agent).
The manuscript has merit. It's not about talent it's about marketability. I need more traction and nobody is going to hand it to me. I have to make it happen. Somehow, someway. It's daunting, to say the least.27/10/2016 #1 Deb HelfrichYou honestly do have a book in you. The way I am starting to see each piece/post/buzz connect into the puzzle of your life is vivid, entertaining, and so very honest.
I went to your profile, cause I know you said you had a book, but I don't see the link.....
About the subject matter, I have always thought that the card-carrying Archie Bunker types are less insidious that those folks who are not as aware of their 'separatist' beliefs. Because they are your friend until they find out this one detail about you? Hard for me to comprehend yet easy to understand because of our society. We were having a discussion on one of Dean's posts about how kids don't come out this way - it would be so easy to make a tremendous change in just one generation if we would try.
We learned in less than ten years that phoning someone doesn't require a cord - we can learn that an individual is not connected to the ACTS of other people because of historical ancestry.
- Producer27/10/2016Think Positively About StressAre you worried that your high stress level is bad for your performance, your relationships, and your health? It turns out that believing stress has a negative impact might be the worst part. New studies show that your mindset is the most important...
- Producer27/10/2016Making the Tarot Literary Again (link)by Peter Bebergal - The New Yorker.In 1890, William Butler Yeats joined a recently founded magical fraternity called the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. For years he remained a dedicated member. (When the Golden Dawn split up, about a...
- Producer26/10/2016Synchronicity or Being In Time(Image credit: The Zozo Phenomena) “Don’t manage time, manage yourself”, were my opening words to a group who had come to hear me speak about time management. “Accept it. We cannot control time.” What makes it so hard for us to accept this...
Comments28/10/2016 #20 AnonymousSynchronicity, cause and effect, confirmation bias, neural pathways something something, pyschic.. when your dreams and thoughts continually show up and come true, most people will just call you psychotic. Thanks for not being most people @Sara Jacobovici View moreSynchronicity, cause and effect, confirmation bias, neural pathways something something, pyschic.. when your dreams and thoughts continually show up and come true, most people will just call you psychotic. Thanks for not being most people @Sara Jacobovici. I've read a lot of Jung, I found my scarab and I've decided to stop trying to figure it out because when the bad visions happen, it quite feels like a curse, not a gift, and the patterns I see are not always pretty. This was the top article as I clicked shared by @Milos Djukic who is also someone who inspires and gives me a language and peace to understand and accept what a weirdo I am too.ha Fancy that. You are all great people. Thank you! Close27/10/2016 #19 Loribeth PiersonWow, love this buzz! Synchronicity has been one of my favorite words for a very long time. I will have to come back and read this a second time when I have more time to explore it. Thanks, @Sara Jacobovici View moreWow, love this buzz! Synchronicity has been one of my favorite words for a very long time. I will have to come back and read this a second time when I have more time to explore it. Thanks, @Sara Jacobovici for writing about Synchronicity! Close27/10/2016 #17 Jean L. Serio, CPC, CMCExcellent article Sara Jacobovici. So many facts we can take and use daily. And no doubt the group you spoke to was hoping for even more when the gathering ended! ( I've saved this article for future reference it's so valuable.) That said, here's my two cents on time management:
Successful people recognize time as their most valuable asset, say Warren Buffet, Richard Branson, Steve Jobs and tons of other highly successful people. All of whom say - Even with the loss of money or the failure of a business, you can still regroup, recover and regain ground, lost, in the future. But the cold, hard fact is - lost time is irreplaceable for all. To get the most from their day – to better manage their time - successful people learn to focus on their items of top priority. Such as long-term goals. From them they identify meaningful, specific short-term goals which they set out to accomplish first.
To better manage your time, focus on your unique strengths and passions says recent Harvard research. Here's 3 tips they suggest when considering ways to better manage your time / yourself:
1. Could the task be dropped as unnecessary?
2. Could it be delegated to a capable co-worker or subordinate?
3. Could a more efficient solution be developed?
When it comes to saving time, Warren Buffett is top of the list of time savers. “Just say no” says Buffett. In fact, “say no to everything that doesn’t support your immediate goals”.27/10/2016 #15 Mohammed SultanSara Jacobovici ,the power of your thoughts pushed me to say something. Human nature is so much dispose towards those who are in sync with themselves,those who are not able to manage time but themselves.Our forward distance is determined by the speed of time going backward like trees and hoses along side the road.All the advantages of being in Sync with ourselves when we ought to move, leading a life full of pleasure, and trying to satisfy everybody else.It's our singular feelings that counts.When we stem forward very fast we don't know how much we left behind. Synchronicity then gives us the power to shape our memory and also to plant flowers in autumn and gather them in winter.27/10/2016 #13 Sara Jacobovici#9 Thank you @Praveen Raj Gullepalli for your comment, which is more of a buzz then a comment. Your contribution to the discussion is much appreciated. When you wrote, "how could so many psychics all over the world - including Nostradamus, have foreseen/predicted a future had it not already existed in time?", it reminded me of the following:
One of Jung's favourite quotes on synchronicity was from Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll, in which the White Queen says to Alice: "It's a poor sort of memory that only works backwards."
"The rule is, jam to-morrow and jam yesterday—but never jam to-day."
"It MUST come sometimes to 'jam to-day,'" Alice objected.
"No, it can't," said the Queen. "It's jam every OTHER day: to-day isn't any OTHER day, you know."
"I don't understand you," said Alice. "It's dreadfully confusing!"
"That's the effect of living backwards," the Queen said kindly: "it always makes one a little giddy at first—"
"Living backwards!" Alice repeated in great astonishment. "I never heard of such a thing!"
"—but there's one great advantage in it, that one's memory works both ways."
"I'm sure MINE only works one way," Alice remarked. "I can't remember things before they happen."
"It's a poor sort of memory that only works backwards," the Queen remarked.27/10/2016 #10 Ali Anani#9 @Praveen Raj Gullepalli- your splendid comment and writing "Are psychics, synchronicity surfers? And why did that Scarab beetle have to fly in at just that moment? What brought it there" reminded me of a real incident. I was sitting in the reception hall of a hotel with a friend of mine. My friend faced the entrance gate and I faced the opposite direction. We shared a friend whom I haven't seen for a while. Suddenly, I asked my friend about him and he too knew nothing about our friend. Ten minutes later I was shocked by looking at my friend with his mouth open with surprises. Guess what? It turned that our joint friend was walking in from the main gate. Why? Because he was flying to Africa His plane landed in Amman for emergency reasons. The airline company decided to give the passengers few hours break in our hotel How do we explain this? How do I explain the synchronicity between @Sara Jacobovici and myself on many occasions even though on paper this is a far possibility for reasons you may think of. What makes an idea walks in at the right time? Who inspires the invisible thread of synchronicity?
Sara left me in bewilderment ever since reading this great buzz.27/10/2016 #9 Praveen Raj GullepalliSo thought provoking dear Sara! Threw me into another orbit altogether! Here are some random thoughts that came into my head as I read what you had written...hope some of it makes sense and hope none take offense ;) ...Armed with nothing but just their mind and the techniques of breathing, I have read many stories about many sages having travelled far beyond the stars and planets, to chart out the map of the entire creation (brahmaanda) and of time (kaala) time in its eternal whole.I do wonder, how could so many psychics all over the world - including Nostradamus, have foreseen/predicted a future had it not already existed in time? Are psychics, synchronicity surfers? And why did that Scarab beetle have to fly in at just that moment? What brought it there?
Strong emotions and karmic forces draw people together and connect them - the power of affinities. Fractal forms and patterns to me are a lasting mystery, the way they flow and are the building blocks and frameworks of the material / organic universe. And referring to Quantum states of Consciousness, there are detailed descriptions of the physical, astral, causal, mental, spiritual, etheric and pure consciousness (7 in all) states of consciousness corresponding to our soul's presence across these seven realms at any given point in time. Like sheaths and veils around the soul. As thoughts become things, the physical is responsible for affecting the causal and mental states according to the nature of one's thoughts. And we continuously attract similars and familiars through them. Love transcends all realms and all time and space is also something many say. It is akin to pure consciousness that vibrates at its brightest. For God is Love. What a short cut for those who take the quantum leap of Faith ;)27/10/2016 #7 Ali Anani@Sara Jacobovici- what o say when you have said it all brilliantly "Any boundaries that limit me in my physical experiences is opened up through my imagination; my ability to imagine. Because of this ability, I am able to perceive all that I am a part of; my internal and external worlds. And in this way I am in sync". Well, the integrity of this great buzz is ONLY possible if the writer is in syn with her internal and external words.
This is a hugely impacting buzz. It needs reading fife times at least to collect the gems in it. I have a minor suggestion- to draw a flow chart of your ideas here to show their connections, their interactions, their feedback even realizing that this shall not be a closed flow chat, but it show the missing pieces, if any.
I confess that the integrity of this post is well and you deserve an honorary PhD for writing it. The whole buzz is in balance, and it is unwise to take a reductionist approach to comment on it. Truly, I am taken away by the quality of the buzz such that I even question my eligibility to write this comment. So much interests me such as pattern of synchronicity and fractal time.
Amazing stuff this is. Shared proudly27/10/2016 #6 Sara Jacobovici#5 Thanks for taking the time to read and comment @Chas Wyatt. From my perspective the psychological is just as real as any other phenomena. You had recently shared a video, "Consciousness Lives in Quantum State After Death:Physicists Claim". This is something that Jung talked about as well (not in quantum terms but as a similar concept. All our functions leave their imprint, that doesn't necessarily mean they are not the manifestations of real occurrences. Your comment lends towards a dynamic discussion. I appreciate the exchange Chas.
- ProducerToo much resistance Queen Ann, Seattle, a pleasant area of old Victorian type houses. Queen Ann I quit Caesars in '92, and I came back to Vancouver, to my parent’s house in North Burnaby, and I didn't have a clue. I was looking to start a new life somewhere...
Comments27/10/2016 #8 Pascal Derrien''You put the time in. You pay the price, and you've got a new life. It will be the same as the old life'' I used to think that or maybe it was the maze view of life where you cannot find the exit but nowadays I rather think ''The dough is more interesting. It grows'' :-)27/10/2016 #7 Brian McKenzieQueen Anne is one of the more uppity districts in Seattle, you might have found better luck out by the U of W. In 93, I was paid to live on a house boat, worked security at the docks and finished up the Insurance SEC filing for Agency license - Washington will let you do jothing without a license or 3.27/10/2016 #3 jesse kaellis#2
Yes, Deb, the picture is of the Queen Ann district of Seattle. I live on Vancouver Island now in a small city called Nanaimo. The second biggest city on Vancouver Island. Victoria, the largest city has the Parliment Buildings. It's the capital of BC. I'm settled down, yes. I don't foresee moving anywhere. I own a trailer. Thank you, Deb, for reading and leaving a comment on my story.
Yes, massage is hard work, hard and tedious. It takes psychic energy as well as physical energy.27/10/2016 #2 Lisa GallagherAre you back in Vancouver now @jesse kaellis? Rules sure do differ from one state to another. I have to give people props that do massages for a living. I would think it would be tedious and hard work. Moving around had to be hard too. Are you settled in one place now? I've never been to Wa state or Vancouver. Is the photo above a picture of somewhere in Seattle? Beautiful photo and it looks so quaint with the lights.
- Producer26/10/2016Mixed Bag Of EmotionsToday I was reminded that it was almost a year ago when mom became bedridden. My sister sent out an email to our family asking us if we would like to honor Mom by making homemade gifts for Christmas in honor of my mom. I never thought I would feel...
Comments27/10/2016 #45 Lisa Gallagher#43 Hi @Harvey Lloyd, I like the way you coined dying, "The walk with death." You're so right, it is both, private and a challenging journey. You sound like you are very in tune with others emotions. I've always felt I was fairly in tune too but I think sometimes just like any sense it gets dulled during a tough or sad time in our lives. I decided after writing this, a comment Pascal wrote, saying my sister is still grieving too, that it's time to reach out more to my family. We used to talk almost daily and it feels as that all came to a stop about one month after my mom passed. It's because everyone is going through it differently. I need to reach out more because I know I can. Realizing or knowing you the love within your family was never lost or gone is comforting. Thank you for sharing what you did, I really appreciate it. Yes, my mom was a selfless person :))27/10/2016 #43 Harvey LloydA walk with death is a private and challenging journey. I have walked with family members in both sudden deaths and also personally with those who walked slowly. The anger at first always gives way to compassion and a shared experience. Some family members didn't adjust well. The outcome after a few years was to look back and see how this journey changed my view of the person. Surely we were close but through differences of opinions we saw each other as needing feedback of approval and couldn't get it sometimes. After the journey we each realized we already had it and the shared love was shown. This seemed to make the walk bearable on my side and removed the fears on the other. Your mother sounds like she was an amazing person @Lisa Gallagher.27/10/2016 #42 Lisa Gallagher#40 What an amazing woman @jesse kaellis, her plate sure was full. My brother lost his best friend in a canoeing accident. It was a beautiful day and they went out on the River. The river is calm with one exception, they hit a hydraulic and it sucked their canoe in. My brother said it just looked like a very small water fall. I was working at the hospital, we got a stat page to ER saying 2 six year olds were in the water. I was in Respiratory Therapy at the time and we were told to go back to the floors and continue our 'other' work until the ambulance arrived. I got a stat page by the ER supervisor and she asked me to meet her at the end of the hall I was working on. She said point blank, "One of the drowning victims is your brother." I freaked and asked where he was, she said, "He's in ER, in shock and needs you." Obviously at that point I was done working for the day. His friend came in about 20 minutes later and died. My brother had survivors guilt for a long time. He would spend 4 hours a day at Bob's grave (we weren't aware) until later. It took a long time for my brother to get over his loss, Bob was like a brother to him too. I think guys may grieve outwardly, different than females and they tend to hold a lot in. When my brother was finally able to talk about it, it seemed the healing began. I'm sorry your friends loss hurt you so much.27/10/2016 #40 jesse kaellis#35
The woman who helped start MADD, her husband had Alzheimers. Her plate was full. I respected and admired her ability to make a contribution out of her misfortunes. And no, the counseling didn't help much but how could it? Maybe it helped me on a subliminal level.
Yes, my friend was like a brother to me, and he was also my mentor. One thing that happens is that you don't just lose the person you lose the time of your life that you were involved with that person.
In other words, he was at my first fight. Now that's gone. When he died, it was as though a door slammed shut in my face.
So -- I'm haunted by lonely memories. But they are less devastating than they once were.
Thank you for your kindness, Lisa.27/10/2016 #39 Ali Anani#37 https://www.amazon.com/90-Second-Mind-Manager-Instant-transformation-ebook/dp/B00ZYMPVN0 View more#37 https://www.amazon.com/90-Second-Mind-Manager-Instant-transformation-ebook/dp/B00ZYMPVN0
This is the address to the e-book @Lisa Gallagher Close27/10/2016 #38 Lisa Gallagher#34 Awe, thanks @Sara Jacobovici and I send good thoughts your way too! We can never receive enough good thoughts, after all, that's good energy! Thanks for the *cough* birthday wishes LOL... I was trying to forget it this year. My daughter is so sweet, she called today and said "Mom, Joe and I want to make dinner for your birthday, how would you like us to smoke some meat and cheeses?" She's so thoughtful, and I feel so blessed to have children who care so much for others (not just for me). They really have great hearts, that is something to be so very grateful for!27/10/2016 #36 Lisa Gallagher#33 How awesome that you wrote the forward to his book @Ali Anani! I didn't know Dr. Edward Lewellen lost a daughter to cancer. I have to say, I would think losing a child has to be one of the hardest losses anyone could face in life. I think I may be on the right track then if remembering the good moments is healing. I'm trying. I cry when I remember, I smile... I feel change has been happening, it's slow but I can talk about mom many times without crying- I think that may be a good sign too? Thanks for your words of advice and always, your encouragement!27/10/2016 #35 Lisa Gallagher#30 Hi @jesse kaellis, I'm very sorry you lost your mom. It's true, we never forget... I think life just changes, we go on and find different ways to cope, move forward etc... Yes, every person's journey is unique to themselves. I see that within my own family. I remember reading your story about your friend, that was so sad. He must have been like a brother to you. Did grief counseling help? How noble of the woman (and probably helped her in many ways) that lost her daughter to a drunk driver and still channeled her energy in a positive manner. I can't imagine the pain she experienced. I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one who wondered what my mom was thinking when it finally hit her that she was dying. She always said, I wouldn't have gone through all these treatments if I didn't want to live, and I want to live! I too, think of death and dying on a personal level, I'm sure so many of us do. I have to believe in an afterlife, or I wouldn't be able to make it through this one. Thanks for your comment, for reading and sharing. Very appreciated! 25 years and you still cry, you loved him very much Jesse!27/10/2016 #33 Ali AnaniI wrote the forward for the e-Book "90-Seconds Mind Manager" by Dr. @Edward Lewellen. In his great book, Edward applied neuroscience to heal people from such sad events.and including himself having lost his daughter to cancer. His trick was to remember great moments of the deceased. So, when you write dear @Lisa Gallagher Eventually, we are left with beautiful memories that produces smiles not tears. I look forward to that day and I'm realistic that it will arrive! "- I say your innerself has guided you to the correct conclusion.27/10/2016 #32 jesse kaellis#22
25 years, Lisa! That's how long my friend has been dead. And I still cry. Time -- time is a real world illusion. It could be yesterday. Time doesn't heal the wound, but I got used to the sadness and grief. Life goes on; it has to. Such a shame. Why did it have to happen? (It was a single car accident).27/10/2016 #30 jesse kaellisThis was a strong and brave story, Lisa. My mom died of cancer in May of 2006. I still think about what it was like for her knowing she was dying. I reflect on how it will be for me, how will I feel about it. When my friend died young, I was so angry. I looked at people, I looked at strangers and wished them dead. Why did he die and they are living? Grief is a typical journey and a journey that you take alone. Or, I think so. I went with my father and sister to grief counseling at the Jewish Community Center. The facilitator was a woman whose daughter had been struck down by a drunk driver. She was one of the co-founders of MADD.
As I said, it's very common but it doesn't feel remotely like that, it's not business as usual when it's someone you loved. Is there take-away? Some kind of silver lining? I kept waiting to get over it until I realized that I never would get over it, you never forget. And that's important because I don't want to forget. If there's an afterlife I will see my loved ones again.27/10/2016 #27 Franci Eugenia Hoffman#16 I like your idea, Lisa. Everyone has to deal with grief in their own way and in their own time. Holidays are difficult for most of us who lost a loved one. Your family being together during the holidays is a wonderful thing on its own. Your mom is smiling knowing you are together.
- ProducerNose to the grindstoneNose to the grindstone I got Caesars, I got juiced into there after about a six week wait to clear corporate. They had to check my background and I had to go downtown for my FBI interview, I had filled out a long, detailed application for my...
Comments27/10/2016 #2 jesse kaellis#1
Thanks, Maria, and also for the relevant. I think it was closer to midnight when we were out there. Those bait shops are open around the clock. I can't recall -- I think one guy caught a fish a bass. I wasn't fishing just drinking, and we had that little bit of pot. I was regretting quitting Caesars in the first place. But I'm glad I went back to dealing because there was something there for me, something to experience. My blessing on you, Maria.
- Producer26/10/2016Following the Yellow Brick RoadI grew up in Northampton Town, in the East Midlands of the United Kingdom. We lived, what was then, on the edge of town, with easy access to the countryside, where the legacies of the past remained. The importance of being able to physically...
Comments27/10/2016 #7 mohammed khalafI know Northampton Town (Country of Northampton Town, in Europe). Hospitality is not just a custom, it is a living-breathing organism there. I know that every country boasts of it's warm welcome for guests, but in Northampton Town, the guest is "God-sent" and is treated as such. Hospitality is extended to strangers, it is boundless and it is unconditional.27/10/2016 #5 AnonymousI understand exactly the feelings you are sharing when you speak about your 14 months away from "home lanscape". I come from Barcelona, but living already 18 months close to Cologne, germany, and even if here the landscape is very nice, nothing compares to the lansdcape of home, no matter the country you come from. It is curious that things we are given, we use not to give them the value they have until you don't have it anymore.