Truth Is Better Than Fiction ~ Publication On Hold


Publication of Mystery of the Sturbridge Keys is now on hold, while alterationsfront-cover are being made. Originally innovative concepts were presented at such a fast pace, it left readers with their heads spinning. The truth of accurate history need not be distracted by flights of fancy. The truth itself, the truth about how Christmas really came to be, and how Noah and his sons repopulate the world, is itself utterly amazing, backed by biblical and ancient historical references. In this case, the truth is extensively more wonder-filled than any lesser attempt to draw the reader in could possibly be. I will post again when the revised copy is perfected.

Thank you all for the tremendous success of the début of this book. There were two book signings, one at Barnes and Noble Bookstores at the Shoppe at Blackstone Valley in Millbury, MA, where 20 copies of Mystery of the Sturbridge Keys sold out; and The Bird Store And More, which was another success in the month of December 2016.

This time the re-release of Mystery of the Sturbridge Keys, expected to be out in the spring, will be out in time for major book markets to be able to order this book in time for Christmas 2017. Anyone who wants to know the real origin of Christmas will find this to be a must-read book. The subtitle of this book is, “Christmas Unlocked.” The accurate ancient history of Christmas and holiday traditions will be very enlightening for all who have an interest in this particular holiday, and wish to know how the holiday’s customs and popular traditions really got its start.

back-cover-copyPoignant to today’s critical times of a resurgence of retro-racism, one of the themes of Mystery of the Sturbridge Keys is, There is only one race, the human race.

Brie will remain the female protagonist of the book, in a world where the role of women in today’s society is challenged all over the world.

The quote by Plutarch is applicable to this book:

“To be ignorant of the lives of the most celebrated men of antiquity is to continue in a state of childhood all our days.”

Thoughts Matter ~ Words Matter ~ Actions Matter ~ You Matter


To heal the outside of us, we need to heal the inside of us.
To heal the outside of us, we need to heal the inside of us.

Why are we shooting each other? Have shootings become a communication skill?  What is stopping us from listening, truly listening to the plight of others? Yes, it is a complex problem, but it is not impossible to solve. The question is, do we really want to solve this problem?

We have the tools to fix this. These tools come from within us. These tools do not cost us anything, except for maybe our pride and our ego. It is critical to let go of the crutch of our justifications, and the iron fist of failure.

It is possible to mend our country, and the world, if only we want to. This is the start of the solution to mend any division between individual people, or groups of people.

Follow the energy. Some people interpret this as, follow the money, or follow the power. But money and power are merely forms of energy. A snowball rolling down a snow laden hill will continue to get bigger until the momentum of energy changes. You and I are the beginning of this change, in understanding the problems we face in our cities.

It begins with you and me, no matter who you are, you matter. No mater how old or young you are, you matter. Black lives matter. And yes, all lives matter. But in understanding  that all lives matter, we come to realize that white lives have always mattered. Black lives have not always mattered. No matter if you are police, your lives matter. No matter if you are innocent citizens, your lives matter.

We can be positive and healing change. How? It begins with our thoughts. Before healing ideas can take hold outside of us, healing ideas must take root inside of us. Before our words can come up with creative and positive solutions, we must heal our thoughts of separation, from each other and from God. Before we can heal our actions, we must heal our words. Why is this important? It is important because you matter.

It is not the other guy’s fault. It is not just a problem for adults. It is not just a problem for our country’s youth. It is not just a problem for black people. It is not just a problem for white people, or any other group of human beings we can target and isolate as different from ourselves, no matter what our race, color, creed, gender, weight, height, hair color, eye color, or any other difference is.

In a world damaged by tunnel vision, warped attitudes, crippled thinking, outrageous actions, fears,  hate-based actions, and the need to be right whether we are right or not;  it is a time to examine ourselves closely to see if our thoughts, words and actions are manifesting the integrity necessary to listen, in order to heal the God-given right to life of all people, especially those most oppressed among us.

There is only one race, the human race.

Namaste

 

There Is Only One Race On This Planet ~ The Human Race ~ Repost


 

The human race on Earth is the only race there is

Whether we are discussing the differences in race, color, ethnicity, creed, financial status or gender, we must realize that on this planet, there is only one race, the human race.

Sometimes we try to hide our prejudices behind other reasons, to justify the positions we take politically, socially, environmentally, religiously, or any other way we human beings use to suppress the voice of others. We are more alike than any difference we profess.

The root cause of prejudice is fear, not hatred. While certain groups may be extremely angry about an issue, the underlying cause of anger is fear. Why are we so afraid of other people, their belief system, their culture, their gender? Think of how we respond to someone expressing a different viewpoint, or addressing uncomfortable issues such as immigration, homelessness and hungry children in our country and the world.

Fear promotes radical groups in any of the human categories mentioned. If we are truly serious about fixing our world, before we can build any bridges to repair the damage we have caused, we must eradicate the root cause of fear. War, murder and killing are not communication skills.

We have made great progress in this country and in the world. We should celebrate the strides we have made. But there is more to do, more to share, more to learn, more to understand, more to forgive, more to let go. It is not about being right, or wrong, or making others right or wrong. There is no way to make up for the loss of life through war, violence, bloodshed, or retaliation. Two wrongs do not make a right. We need to build bridges to and for all people everywhere.

Despite all our unique differences, we all share this one beautiful planet. We are all born in the same way, we all breathe air while we are here, and we all die. We are all having a shared human experience. Our life is in our blood, without which we would cease to be. No one soul is better than any other soul on this planet, no matter what our pride (insane ego) might be telling us.

There is only one race on this planet.

It’s the human race.

Illegal Immigrants ~ Really? You Would Be Surprised


The note on Woodie Guthrie’s guitar notes that his music kills fascist ideas, stringent socioeconomic controls, suppression of the opposition through terror and censorship, and typically a policy of belligerent nationalism and racism.

Let’s see, who are really illegal immigrants in the USA? Who are the people we count as illegal aliens? Who counts as legal residents of the USA? How far back should we look, to the

Just over 250 years ago, most of the central and southwestern USA was Spanish/Mexican.

Native American Indians? Well, no, we should not go back that far because we would all be illegal aliens. Looking back at the history of the United States of America it is easy to see why the USA border with Mexico is such a hot spot. However, Mexicans were here before we were, and many of them never left. They still live on their original homestead. Some Americans think they are immigrants when in fact, they were here for generations before we got here.

Spanish/Mexican land greatly exceeds the land mass of the 13 colonies in 1763.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shall we count the Spanish/Mexican people who lived here in 1763, prior to all our wars with them? Shall we include those people in the land before we arrived in all the conquests and purchases? When you think of it this way, who are really the aliens?

There has got to be a better way for people of conscience, to resolve our current immigration dilemmas, that do not include a gun to someone’s back or face, and deportation to this

Maps of the USA from 1776-1866, just 150 years ago.
nations’ children who are in this land of “freedom” trying to make a better life for themselves and their families.We can be so short-sighted. For Americans living here now legally, it was not that long ago, not even 200 years ago, when our very own grandparents and their grandparents were immigrants to this country.The scarcity mentality has infiltrated the minds and greedy hearts of a few of those among us. We need to broaden our horizons and find creative solutions that do not include the destruction of human integrity, that place all non-American people in the same category as drug lords.We need to address crime issues, but often it is the illegal immigrant who is the victim of the crime, not the perpetrator.

 

 

 

Here are the words of “This Land Is Your Land,” by Woodie Guthrie:

THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND

words and music by Woody Guthrie

Chorus:

This land is your land, this land is my land

From California, to the New York Island

From the redwood forest, to the gulf stream waters

This land was made for you and me

As I was walking a ribbon of highway

I saw above me an endless skyway

I saw below me a golden valley

This land was made for you and me

Chorus

I’ve roamed and rambled and I’ve followed my footsteps

To the sparkling sands of her diamond deserts

And all around me a voice was sounding

This land was made for you and me

Chorus

The sun comes shining as I was strolling

The wheat fields waving and the dust clouds rolling

The fog was lifting a voice come chanting

This land was made for you and me

Chorus

As I was walkin’ – I saw a sign there

And that sign said – no tress passin’

But on the other side …. it didn’t say nothin!

Now that side was made for you and me!

Chorus

In the squares of the city – In the shadow of the steeple

Near the relief office – I see my people

And some are grumblin’ and some are wonderin’

If this land’s still made for you and me.

Chorus (2x)

©1956 (renewed 1984), 1958 (renewed 1986) and 1970 TRO-Ludlow Music, Inc. (

BMI)

There Is Only One Race On This Planet~ The Human Race


The human race on Earth is the only race there is

Whether we are discussing the differences in race, color, ethnicity, creed, financial status or gender, we must realize that on this planet, there is only one race, the human race.

Sometimes we try to hide our prejudices behind other reasons, to justify the positions we take politically, socially, environmentally, religiously, or any other way we human beings use to suppress the voice of others. We are more alike than any difference we profess.

The root cause of prejudice is fear, not hatred. While certain groups may be extremely angry about an issue, the underlying cause of anger is fear. Why are we so afraid of other people, their belief system, their culture, their gender? Think of how we respond to someone expressing a different viewpoint, or addressing uncomfortable issues such as immigration, homelessness and hungry children in our country and the world.

Fear promotes radical groups in any of the human categories mentioned. If we are truly serious about fixing our world, before we can build any bridges to repair the damage we have caused, we must eradicate the root cause of fear. War, murder and killing are not communication skills.

We have made great progress in this country and in the world. We should celebrate the strides we have made. But there is more to do, more to share, more to learn, more to understand, more to forgive, more to let go. It is not about being right, or wrong, or making others right or wrong. There is no way to make up for the loss of life through war, violence, bloodshed, or retaliation. Two wrongs do not make a right. We need to build bridges to and for all people everywhere.

Despite all our unique differences, we all share this one beautiful planet. We are all born in the same way, we all breathe air while we are here, and we all die. We are all having a shared human experience. Our life is in our blood, without which we would cease to be. No one soul is better than any other soul on this planet, no matter what our pride (insane ego) might be telling us.

There is only one race on this planet.

It’s the human race.

Human Rights And Neutrality Worldwide


Let us take a deeper look at human rights in every country in Africa, Russia, the Far East, the Middle East, the Near East, North America, Central America, South America, Europe, and every island and continent everywhere human beings live on the face of the earth.

Every human being in every country is born as a free human being by virtue of his or her birth, prior to enslavement of body, mind and/or spirit. People do not own people. Enslavement of any kind is beneath human dignity.

 

There is a way to have relationships with other countries in this world that do not involve conflict and war. This way is based on neutrality. But this way of neutrality and non-competition, is based on peaceful and loving living. No man has the human right lord it over any other man, woman or child in any country.

The placebo of a solution does not mean having a manmade war as if you, me, or whoever else, is generating Armageddon by our very own selves. This does not mean that the mightiest among us wins. Might is not right. Contrary to popular belief, it is not the richest among us who wins either, despite what it looks like now.

You and I have a right to our thoughts, opinions, choices and actions.

Women have rights to all of human life.

Women “own” themselves.

No real man can ever “own” any woman.

Abuse is not an option for women.

All women of the world need to know this.

Women in a relationship of any kind sometimes think they must endure abuse because they are in love with the person who is abusing them; or they understand the triggers in the abuser that seem to cause the abuse; or wrongly think they are somehow the problem; when the real problem is that the abusing partner.

Women in an abusive relationship need to get out of the relationship.

Class warfare and all caste systems are manmade.

Women do not need someone else’s permission to be themselves.

This post is directed towards women’s rights, but the same principles apply to children’s rights, and the rights of men. People do not own people. Every human being has the right to be safe from physical and mental abuse. Every human being has a right to freedom of thoughts, words and actions without being dominated and/or manipulated by others.

I Have A Dream ~ Are You A Modern Day Slave?


Martin Luther King, Jr's Speech in Washington in 1963. Photo courtesy of the Navy.
Martin Luther King, Jr’s Speech in Washington in 1963. Photo courtesy of the Navy.
President Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation January 1, 1863
President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation January 1, 1863
USA Today technology photo.
USA Today technology photo.
Recon Jet Google Glasses(Expected to cost $400 to $600)
Recon Jet Google Glasses(Expected to cost $400 to $600)

Today marks 50 years since Martin Luther King. Jr’s “I Have A Dream,” speech in 1963 in Washington, which at that time marked the 100 year mark of President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation executive order in 1863. Both speeches addressed vicious racism that plagued the land. Martin Luther King Jr’s speech was punctuated with numerous, “Let freedom ring” sprinkled throughout it. There are so many things that make us slaves today, most of which are things that we enslave ourselves with.

How many of us feel free?

Are we truly free, or does today’s technology enslave us?

Do we know the freedom that being completely unplugged from todays latest gadgets makes us feel?

Do we recognize the enslavement that takes place when we give up our freedom?

Is an educational system demanding we participate in their programs by use of 24/7 availability of your time?

Do our family and friends, email, Facebook, My Space, electronic everything insist that we be plugged in 24/7 so you can answer their call?

Does our employment require that we be in constant contact at all moments of the day or night, during work hours, and private family time?

This post is not saying that any or all of today’s modern technologies are only bad. It is saying there has to be a time in every day where human beings can unplug, to personally recharge, listen to the birds, take a walk in nature.

Human beings are forgetting how to be fully human. Human beings are forgetting how to be free. Human beings are being blinded by the shiny new toys of the day.

Does this post create a sense of panic in us?

Does the idea of unplugging from these technologies make you feel abandoned?

Breathe, relax and heal from technology addiction.