Behold The Gates Of Mercy

This is painfully beautiful.. Another memorable contribution from the unique voice and mind of Leonard Cohen. Brilliant of him to have the “angelic chorus” so we could hear the sweetness of the melody his voice can’t convey. Thanks for posting!

What Comes from Silence

Come Healing

O gather up the brokenness
And bring it to me now
The fragrance of those promises
You never dared to vow

The splinters that you carry
The cross you left behind
Come healing of the body
Come healing of the mind

And let the heavens hear it
The penitential hymn
Come healing of the spirit
Come healing of the limb

Behold the gates of mercy
In arbitrary space
And none of us deserving
The cruelty or the grace

O solitude of longing
Where love has been confined
Come healing of the body
Come healing of the mind

O see the darkness yielding
That tore the light apart
Come healing of the reason
Come healing of the heart

O troubled dust concealing
An undivided love
The Heart beneath is teaching
To the broken Heart above

O let the heavens falter
And let the earth proclaim:
Come healing of the…

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The Works of 10 Contemporary Native American Poets

#poets #poetry #poems #NativeAmerican I’ve already enjoyed Sherman Alexie, Joy Harjo and Leslie Marmon Silko. Will soon learn more about their poetry and meet the other poets and their work.
http://goo.gl/grH984

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November is Native American Heritage Month — and we’re celebrating with a selection of poems from contemporary Native American writers. Joy Harjo, whose writing is featured below, once wrote: “The literature of the aboriginal people of North America defines America. It is not exotic. The concerns are particular, yet often universal.” These poets explore these universalities, as well as historical concerns and the issues facing Native Americans in the contemporary world.

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Clean Indie Reads Holiday Sale! 12/1 – 7/14 #CR4U

Clean Indie Reads Holiday Sale! 12/1-7/14 #CR4U

“Flinch-Free” Fiction in EVERY genre available in Children’s, Middle-Grade, YA, Adult, New Adult and mixed-age audiences, both ebook and print format for most authors (ebooks only for some, including me) for this great sale! Ends right before #READTUESDAY, 12/9/14, so you can purchase your books/ebooks early and be all set for all the winter holidays’ gift-giving!

Link to Holiday Sale Books/Authors List: http://www.cleanindiereadsale.com/

My sale book is under “Paranormal/Fantasy” and my FREE book is on the “CIR Books” page, same category.

Clean Reads Holiday Sale
Thanks to Peggy McAloon for this banner.

ALSO: Special Facebook Party with extra give-aways and other fun, Dec. 2, 3, and 4th. I’m hosting 12/4/14, noon – 1 PM EST USA! Please join if you can and invite your friends! https://www.facebook.com/events/736327333128065/

My ebooks are on sale specially for this promotion!

Volume II, This Changes My Family and My Life Forever of The Spanners Series

Promotional price: $2.79 (usually $3.99; 30% discount coupon below)
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/424969
Coupon Code: ER73G
Expires: December 8, 2014

Intrigued by multiple timelines, aliens, psi skills, romance and planetary change? Clara and the alien “Band” are back in Volume II, This Changes My Family and My Life Forever of The Spanners Series. Now as Chief Communicator, Clara leads the way for interspecies communication on- and off-planet. Fighting these changes are the Psi-Defiers, led by one of the oldest friends of the Chief of the Psi-Warriors, its reluctant leader, Rabbi Moran Ackerman. Stories from younger Spanners about the first five years of The Transition fill Volume II. How would YOU do with the changes?

final cover print

Cover art and logo by Aidana Willowraven: http://www.willowraven-illustration.blogspot.com/

Volume I, This Changes Everything, The Spanners Series, by Sally Ember, Ed.D., is PERMAFREE everywhere! Start with this and keep going!

This-Changes-Everything----web-and-ebooks

Dr. Clara Ackerman Branon, 58, begins having secret visits from holographic representations of  beings from the Many Worlds Collective, a consortium of planet and star systems in the multiverse.  When Earth is invited to join the consortium, the secret visits are made public. Now Earthers must adjust their beliefs and ideas about life, religion, culture, identity and everything they think and are. Clara is selected to be the liaison between Earth and the Many Worlds Collective and she chooses Esperanza Enlaces to be the Media Contact. They team up to provide information to stave off riots and uncertainty. The Many Worlds Collective holos train Clara and the Psi-Warriors for the Psi Wars with the rebelling Psi-Defiers, communicate effectively with many species on Earth and off-planet, eliminate ordinary, elected governments and political boundaries, convene a new group of Global Leaders, and deal with family’s and friends’ reactions. In what multiple timelines of the ever-expanding multiverse do Clara and her long-time love, Epifanio Dang, get to be together and which leave Clara alone and lonely as the leader of Earth? This Changes Everything begins the 30-year story of Clara’s term as Earth’s first Chief Communicator, continuing in nine more Volumes of The Spanners Series. Are YOU ready for the changes?

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HFELTG8   
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/376197

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Clean Indie Reads Holiday Sale! 12/1 – 7/14 #CR4U

Clean Indie Reads Holiday Sale! 12/1-7/14 #CR4U

“Flinch-Free” Fiction in EVERY genre available in Children’s, Middle-Grade, YA, Adult, New Adult and mixed-age audiences, both ebook and print format for most authors (ebooks only for some, including me) for this great sale! Ends right before #READTUESDAY, 12/9/14, so you can purchase your books/ebooks early and be all set for all the winter holidays’ gift-giving!

Link to Holiday Sale Books/Authors List: http://www.cleanindiereadsale.com/

My sale book is under “Paranormal/Fantasy” and my FREE book is on the “CIR Books” page, same category.

Clean Reads Holiday Sale
Thanks to Peggy McAloon for this banner.

ALSO: Special Facebook Party with extra give-aways and other fun, Dec. 2, 3, and 4th. I’m hosting 12/4/14, noon – 1 PM EST USA! Please join if you can and invite your friends! https://www.facebook.com/events/736327333128065/

My ebooks are on sale specially for this promotion!

Volume II, This Changes My Family and My Life Forever of The Spanners Series

Promotional price: $2.79 (usually $3.99; 30% discount coupon below)
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/424969
Coupon Code: ER73G
Expires: December 8, 2014

Intrigued by multiple timelines, aliens, psi skills, romance and planetary change? Clara and the alien “Band” are back in Volume II, This Changes My Family and My Life Forever of The Spanners Series. Now as Chief Communicator, Clara leads the way for interspecies communication on- and off-planet. Fighting these changes are the Psi-Defiers, led by one of the oldest friends of the Chief of the Psi-Warriors, its reluctant leader, Rabbi Moran Ackerman. Stories from younger Spanners about the first five years of The Transition fill Volume II. How would YOU do with the changes?

final cover print

Cover art and logo by Aidana Willowraven: http://www.willowraven-illustration.blogspot.com/

Volume I, This Changes Everything, The Spanners Series, by Sally Ember, Ed.D., is PERMAFREE everywhere! Start with this and keep going!

This-Changes-Everything----web-and-ebooks

Dr. Clara Ackerman Branon, 58, begins having secret visits from holographic representations of  beings from the Many Worlds Collective, a consortium of planet and star systems in the multiverse.  When Earth is invited to join the consortium, the secret visits are made public. Now Earthers must adjust their beliefs and ideas about life, religion, culture, identity and everything they think and are. Clara is selected to be the liaison between Earth and the Many Worlds Collective and she chooses Esperanza Enlaces to be the Media Contact. They team up to provide information to stave off riots and uncertainty. The Many Worlds Collective holos train Clara and the Psi-Warriors for the Psi Wars with the rebelling Psi-Defiers, communicate effectively with many species on Earth and off-planet, eliminate ordinary, elected governments and political boundaries, convene a new group of Global Leaders, and deal with family’s and friends’ reactions. In what multiple timelines of the ever-expanding multiverse do Clara and her long-time love, Epifanio Dang, get to be together and which leave Clara alone and lonely as the leader of Earth? This Changes Everything begins the 30-year story of Clara’s term as Earth’s first Chief Communicator, continuing in nine more Volumes of The Spanners Series. Are YOU ready for the changes?

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HFELTG8   
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/376197

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The teachings of Alan Watts animated by the makers of South Park

I LOVE this. Please watch and share! Alan Watts via the creators of “South Park.” Priceless. One gem: “[if you lived just for the end, success or whatever], you missed the entire point. …[Life] was a musical thing. You were supposed to sing or dance while the thing was being played.” http://damiengwalter.com/2014/11/29/the-teachings-of-alan-watts-animated-by-the-makers-of-south-park/

Damien Walter

Yes, the creators of South Park have given many gifts to the world. Now they’ve turned their attention to Buddhism and Zen philosopher Alan Watts by animating a selection of his teachings, in their usually hilarious and irreverent style. It’s wonderful. Press play and enjoy.

And match Watt’s spoken word with his written thoughts in The Way of Zen and This Is It.

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Developing Natural Audience – A Correspondence with Rachel Thompson

Great info and advice for #writers about #bookmarketing (I know; our favorite thing to do!).

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As part of my continuing correspondence series, Developing Natural Audience, I decided to reach out to author, book promoter and social media consultant, Rachel Thompson. Many of you may know Rachel from her company, Bad Redhead Media. Rachel is also the brains behind the Twitter blog sharing meme, #MondayBlogs, which she started back in 2012.

Here’s a look at our e-mail exchange:

Dear Rachel,

As I mentioned to you, the interview I recently published with Marc Zegans, The Art of Finding Natural Audience set off a firestorm of a response. It seems that many writers and other creative people are experiencing real pain around the prospect of promoting their work after it’s been completed.

As someone who specializes in the area of book promotion, when dealing with the particular experience of authors who have put so much of themselves into their work, do you find…

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