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GINA SANTI PHOTOGRAPHY - SEPTEMBER, 2011
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Thursday, 08 September 2011 19:44

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Exoconsciousness Your 21st Century Mind
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Friday, 26 March 2010 05:17
Book by Rebecca Hardcastle, Ph.D.

Rebecca Hardcastle’s fascinating book explores not only our quantum ‘entanglement’ within an incredibly complex “multiverse” — increasingly a subject of study by some of the world’s leading physicists — but she also studies our relationship to the beings that appear to inhabit these other dimensions of reality. Combining contemporary scientific research with profound personal insights, she offers a glimpse into the working of human consciousness on its journey toward a fully realized “exoconsciousness.” She has written a challenging and inspiring book.

— Richard M. Dolan, author, UFOs and the National Security State

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The 21-day Consciousness Cleanse
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Friday, 26 March 2010 05:16
Book by Debbie Ford

The 21-day Consciousness Cleanse will guide you to love, to trust, surrender and connect with the most powerful force in the universe. It will urge you to listen — listen deeply to the sound of your own soul as you’re guided to follow the call of your soul’s highest potential. It will act as a dose of spiritual medicine, a warm hug, and a good friend. Ultimately, it will lead you to love all of who you are.

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Who’s Got Your Back
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Friday, 26 March 2010 05:15
Book by Keith Ferrazzi

The best-selling author of Never Eat Alone, Keith Ferrazzi, In Who’s Got Your Back shows us that becoming a winner in any field of endeavor requires a trusted team of advisors who will offer encouragement, feedback, and generous mutual support — “lifeline relationships” who won’t let you fail. Whether your dream is to lead a company, be a top producer in your field, overcome the self-destructive habits that hold you back, lose weight or make a difference in the larger world, Who’s Got Your Back offers the roadmap you’ve been looking for to achieve the success you deserve. 

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Blind Side
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Friday, 26 March 2010 05:13
Book by Michael Lewis

Children everywhere will happily describe the incredible Mr. Rogers. The author had the opportunity to get to know Mr. Rogers after interviewing him for his Texas newspaper. It is a story of the transformative powers of love and friendship.

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AVATAR
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Friday, 26 March 2010 05:12

AVATAR was extremely moving and amazing. The colors, the imagination of it all is so extraordinary!  If you have not seen this movie go, if for no other reason than to experience the brand new technology used to make this movie. As a matter of fact, Mr. Cameron had to wait five years until the technology caught up with his imagination. Imagine! Seeing this movie is tantamount to seeing the Jazz Singer which was the first talkie or color motion picture.

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THE BOOK OF ELI
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Friday, 26 March 2010 05:10

Finally, THE BOOK OF ELI, while I was working on this piece I had to call a friend to ask her what the name of the movie was that we saw with Denzel Washington. It did have great action sequences and a surprise at the end that I did not see coming. My friends thought it was slow, I did not. (Now do you see why I will try not to criticize?)  I can always find something good about almost everything I see or do.

A word about a mini-series that is replaying on HBO.  Band of Brothers, chronicles the life of 506th airborne Easy Company. I suggest we all watch and remember we are free to go to movies to read what we want. To speak of the things we want to even if we do not agree. Just a thought.

For next time, I am reading Sara Palin’s book. My mother was appalled.

I asked if she was the one who taught me, “Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.”  She just laughed and asked if she could read the book next.  I will also be going to see LEGION, and the new VALENTINES DAY movie.

Until next time, Happy Trails Campers!

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NINE
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Friday, 26 March 2010 05:08

I have seen quite a few movies as of late.  The first, NINE, is a good movie. If you have not seen it, do yourself a favor and go. If for no other reason, you must see the performances of Penelope Cruz, Kate Hudson, Fergie and my favorite, Sophia Loren. They are magnificent. The dance sequences are amazing, a few melted my glasses.  They are HOT, HOT, HOT!

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"You Might Die Trying" - Dave Matthews Band
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Friday, 26 March 2010 05:22

To change the world,

Start with one step.

However small,

The first step is hardest of all.

 

Once you get your gate,

You will walk in tall.

You said you never did,

Cause you might die trying,

Cause you might die trying.

Cause you---

 

If you close your eyes,

Cause the house is on fire.

And think you couldn't move,

Until the fire dies.

The things you never did,

Oh, cause you might die trying,

Cause you might die trying.

You'd be as good as dead,

Cause you might die trying,

Cause you might die trying.

 

If you give, you, you begin to live.

If you give, you begin to live.

You begin, you get the world.

If you give, you begin to give

You get the world, you get the world.

If you give, you begin to live.

 

You might die trying.

Oh, you might die trying.

Yeah, you might die trying.

 

The things you never did,

Cause you might die trying;

You'd be as good as dead.

You never did.

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"Given to Fly" - Pearl Jam
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Friday, 26 March 2010 05:20

He could've tuned in, tuned in

But he tuned out

A bad time, nothing could save him

Alone in a corridor, waiting, locked out

He got up outta there, ran for hundreds of miles

He made it to the ocean, had a smoke in a tree

The wind rose up, set him down on his knee

A wave came crashing like a fist to the jaw

Delivered him wings, "Hey, look at me now"

Arms wide open with the sea as his floor

Oh, power, oh

He's.. flying

Whole

High.. wide, oh

He floated back down 'cause he wanted to share

His key to the locks on the chains he saw everywhere

But first he was stripped and then he was stabbed

By faceless men, well, fuckers

He still stands

And he still gives his love, he just gives it away

The love he receives is the love that is saved

And sometimes is seen a strange spot in the sky

A human being that was given to fly

High.. flying

Oh, oh

High.. flying

Oh, oh

He's flying

Oh, oh

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"With My Own Two Hands" - Ben Harper
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Friday, 26 March 2010 05:19
Ben Harper:  From the album: Diamonds from the Inside -

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I can change the world

With my own two hands

Make a better place

With my own two hands

Make a kinder place

Oh- with my

Oh- with my own two hands

With my own

Oh- with my own two hands

With my own

With my own two hands

 

I can make peace on earth

With my own two hands

And I can clean up the earth

Oh- with my own two hands

And I can reach out to you

Oh- with my own two hands

With my own

With my own two hands

Oh- with my own

Oh- with my own two hands

 

I'm gonna make it a brighter place

(with my own)

I'm gonna make it a safer place

(with my own)

I'm gonna help the human race

(with my own)

(with my own two hands)

 

Now I can hold you

With my own two hands

And I can comfort you

With my own two hands

But you got to use

Use your own two hands

Use your own

Use your own two hands

 

Use your own two hands

And with our own

With our own two hands

With our

With our

With our own two hands

Oh- with my own

With my own two hands

 

I'm gonna make it a brighter place

(with my own)

I'm gonna make it a safer place

(with my own)

I'm gonna help the human race

(with my own)

Oh- make it a brighter place

(with my own)

I can hold you

(with my own)

And I can comfort you

(with my own)

But you got

You got

You got

You got

You got

You got

You got to use

Oh- use your own

Oh- use your own

Lord

 

But you got

You got

You got

You got

You got to use - use

Use your own

Use your own

Use your own

Use your own

Use your own

Use your own

Use your own

Use your own

Use your own

Use your own

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Make Music by Using Our Environment!
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Have you ever thought how useful it might be, if we could be in more than one location at a time? Or could accomplish one thing while doing another? Such desires, of course, have led to terms such as multi-tasking and efficiency. But what if we could learn to play a musical instrument by waving to a friend, for example?

A few years back I remember speaking to a gentleman who was a sales rep for one of the largest publishers of lesson books in the world for many different musical instruments. I was shocked to discover that, out of the total number of "Level One" lesson books sold. Books sales for "Level Two" are a mere 5% of the number of books sold for Level One.

According to these albeit, unverifiable and rough statistics, 95% of people that start on Book 1, don’t even make it to Book 2. With odds like these, progress of any kind, is helpful. Since what would keep most of us from moving into Book 2 if not the frustration that Book 1 must have presented?

Imagine the difference it could make then, in your own progress, if everything you already know could be applied to learning how to play? Imagine that you already have all the skills you need, with infinite opportunity to cash in on them. Right now.

This is not as far fetched as it might sound. Stop and think about it for a minute. In any given day of the week, there are probably about 1,001 different things that we do with our hands and arms that more than qualify us technically to play like virtuosos on any instrument we might desire.

If a person can type for example, why is this physically any different than playing piano? Consider for a brief second how similar scratching can be to ‘finger picking’ on guitar. Or how much like singing is to simple breathing with sound attached.

Can you imagine the benefits of applying a skill you’ve been developing for years like hugging and instantly transferring that skill to playing a musical instrument? How about guitar? Getting good sound from our fingers on the neck, is as much like pulling someone close to you with your arms, as it is using the hand to "squeeze into an orange like with a claw".

Try to remember that you probably don’t lack the skills required to play the way you have always dreamed, as much as, the access to those skills, when it comes to playing your instrument in the way you have always dreamed possible. Stop mentally for a second throughout the day and just take mental notes of how many different activities, that are in many ways perhaps, very much like playing a musical instrument. You don’t have to limit it to an instrument you might actually consider learning.

Stretch out in your mind. Think about playing tuba for example and doing that thing we do with our fingers when we are wagging our fingers goodbye. Transference of your ‘new skills’ happens the instant you can see it’s practical use to you. So until next time stop practicing. Start playing. And enjoy the mental environment that instant results breed.

Article by Martin Barringer


Martin Barringer served as a private piano teacher to students for 13 years. During that period he had a focus of study in achieving excellence in learning. This eventually lead to his certification as Master Practitioner of NLP. The tools and techniques he has learned, to help students make sudden and simple improvements in their playing, are what is offered here. Martin now serves as Creative Director for Mega Braun Music Productions, writing production music for use as background music in TV and Cable shows.

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Artwerks Lateral 58
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Wednesday, 05 January 2011 23:17

Glendale’s Centerline District gets an Artistic Centerpiece - downtown event spotlights art & culture in Glendale

Artwerks Lateral 58A city’s story can be told through public arts and culture marking its most historic spaces. Glendale’s historic downtown offers a glimpse into the journey Glendale has made over its 100 years. A new event kicking off in Historic Downtown Glendale in November aims to spotlight those existing art and cultural treasures while also inspiring new ones.

Called Artwerks Lateral 58, the event takes its name from the historic 58th parallel (now 58th Avenue) in the heart of Glendale’s downtown. The first Artwerks events was held Saturdays in conjunction with Glendale Glitters, the city’s annual holiday festival season, and featured live performing artists, local painters, sculptors, dancers and musicians.

Artists demonstrated their varieties of styles, methods and techniques live along the historic and recently renovated walkway just east of downtown’s Murphy Park at 58th Avenue - south of the renowned Bead Museum. Event goers had the opportunity to watch artists at work as well as participate in live hands on workshops developed for all ages!

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