From The Heart: A Collection of Poems and Stories
By Sue Julsen
Native American and European cultures share a method of story telling that is not readily apparent to the casual modern person. Just telling a story, ‘just the facts maam’, is what we’ve grown used to because of the hectic pace of life we drive today. It’s delightful and relaxing to the mind to receive information in the way Sue delivers it here, a biography interspersed with the poetry she wrote for those occasions. Our ancestors typically did this with songs but poetry works.
This is the way humans should share stories. Though the overall tale is one of abuse, abandonment, addiction and moving beyond those issues I was not overly weighed down after completing it. Excellent work.
A Memoir of Love, Sex & Addiction
by Claudia Christian with Morgan Grant Buchanan
“Ivanova is always right. You will listen to Ivanova.” I was late catching the Babylon 5 bug but once I did I watched it in reruns and on DVD enough to make up for it and become fan worthy. I am even more of a fan of Claudia Christian now after reading this memoir. You are awesome and this will do a lot of good.
It is a chronological journey from child to present, from trauma to healing and from addiction to sobriety. Yeah, that pretty much covers it. Oh all right.
Claudia hits on disappointment or trauma to healing and victory multiple times in her life and the story rolls through this book in waves. Naturally the lows are self-explanatory but the highs are not always what you would expect and they paint depth into the image of her character.
One bit that I especially found interesting and irritating was the casting decision made to replace her in season 5 of Babylon 5. Turns out that was only one show in a varied career for her. The B5 fan in me satisfied I learned of the other struggles to maintain a career and residences always at the whim of a fickle industry and numerous romances one of which with a namesake I will disown right now.
I celebrate the victory that is your book and journey to balance Claudia.. You are sure it’s not the Cmdr. Sinclair method?
Zathros ‘No, not the One.’
I recommend this book to anyone who is allowed to decide what they want to read.
Why does Facebook keep deleting Kronda Seibert’s sharing of a Denver Post story?
by Jim Henry
A delightful short tale of people finding each other in the midst of society’s preconceived notions of behavior and bonding regardless. This is an excellent love story and a parable of hope for those who feel they don’t measure up.
PS: I think I would choose the orbit of a super earth. Just saying.
Weeping for Raven: Inducing the Calm
by Mel L. Kinder
Gwen lives in the same world you and I inhabit. She worries about appearance, acceptance, her family…what will she do in life. The situation inverts for her when she soul swaps into a parallel world and finds herself as the leader of an underground movement against the evil forces in power in an otherwise idyllic existence. The terms Wardlow and Hunter will drive the action in the theater of your mind as Gwen and Rook race against the odds in their relationship and the freedom of those wrongfully waiting for their doom in this really cool novel. I enjoyed it immensely and I hope more will follow.
A mirror of my thoughts of late. I will be a lemming for this move and happy of it, thanks Jo.
I’ve made an amazing discovery. Coming back this time after a big internet break, I looked at everything that was “waiting” for me to catch up with, and my heart sank to my feet. Even if I stayed up twenty four hours for a couple of days there was no way I could look at everything that had come in, and I didn’t have a hope of doing everything that had been asked of me. Looking at the little pile of things that I really want to do for myself, and have been putting off in favour of these manic internet catch-ups, it occurred to me that I was missing the point entirely. By taking on too much I wasn’t doing anyone any favours, least of all myself. So I made a very large decision. Something big had to go. I’ll never give up my lovely Twitter, and most certainly…
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