This Nonfiction Book Helped Me Write Scenes from My Novel! Sadly, this BS is still happening …

‘The Hypocrisy of War’ – dedicated to All Veteran Soldiers

via ‘The Hypocrisy of War’ – dedicated to All Veteran Soldiers

I wrote this in 2015 but it is more important now than it was then.

 

A Different Kind of Bio for My Intro to the Women at A Group Home – WHAT’S YOUR STORY?

A resume tells how one made their money, maybe their career, but there’s always so much more behind the scene events and experiences that show HOW we made it to where we are.
Sherrie Miranda was born Sherrie Thomas to parents brought up by their grandparents in hunting and fishing territory in Pennsylvania.
After the family moved to Upstate New York, Sherrie never quite fit in because of that disconnect of the “old ways” and the new. By high school, she decided fitting in wasn’t the way she wanted to go and she would from then on consider herself an outsider. 
She made the mistake of marrying at the age of eighteen. She wanted to get away from her mom and didn’t see how else she could swing it financially.
After her divorce, she went to college. She flunked out of Art, then Photography, then she moved to New Orleans on a whim. She then studied Art again, but was trying to be more practical, so she switched to Nursing. After 4 years of school, she got accepted into a non-degree nursing program. There was no way in hell she did all that work to come out without a degree so she switched majors again, this time to Drama & Communications. She loved it, but at that time, the business was switching to using computers. Besides, Sherrie was never a “9-5er” so why start now?
She moved to San Diego with a Salvadoran she mistakenly married. He hid his true identity and she suddenly realized she had once again become a wife to a man that cared nothing about what she wanted. By that time though, she had become fluent in Spanish and was a teacher so finally she was dependent on only herself.
After teaching for 10 years in LA, Sherrie moved back to San Diego to marry a man who had fallen in love with her at her teaching job there. He is also a musician and was a huge influence on her getting her novel written and published.
Say hello to Sherrie Miranda!

Sherrie Miranda’s historically based, coming of age, Adventure novel “Secrets & Lies in El Salvador” is about an American girl in war-torn El Salvador:
Her husband made a video for her novel. He wrote the song too:

Peace is the beauty of life . . . the triumph of truth.

I especially like this cuz the guy looks trans! 😉 ❤

Sherrie Miranda’s historically based, coming of age, Adventure novel “Secrets & Lies in El Salvador” is about an American girl in war-torn El Salvador:
http://tinyurl.com/klxbt4y
Her husband made a video for her novel. He wrote the song too.
You can watch it on YouTube or go to my home page:
https://sherriemiranda1.wordpress.com

Purplerays

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“Peace is the beauty of life. It is sunshine.
It is the smile of a child, the love of a mother,
the joy of a father, the togetherness of a family.
It is the advancement of man, the victory of a just cause,
the triumph of truth.”

– Menachem Begin

Text & image source: Return To Eden https://web.facebook.com/SpiritualTruths/

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Indigenous Rising Media: Resistance Grows Against Bayou Bridge Pipeline

I wanted to share the video “Resistance Grows Against Bayou Bridge Pipeline.” Here it is from FB group Indigenous Rising Media. I am curious to know if they want non-Native people to join the, there to protest. A good friend of mine went to NODAP & many were arrested. Many were sprayed with freezing cold water in the winter of 2016. The problem in LA will be the heat, rather than cold. Winters are very mild. My guess is they will find a new way to torture protesters though.Mr%20Cute%20Trooper.jpg

On the eve of the opening of the L’eau Est La Vie Camp in South Louisiana, we want to provide some background on what the Bayou Bridge Pipeline is, it’s connection to the Dakota Access Pipeline, who the pipeline will impact, and why this pipeline needs to be stopped.

Tomorrow, June 24, the L’eau Est La Vie (Water is Life) Camp will open. This camp will be a hub for the resistance to the Bayou Bridge Pipeline.

Stand with Water Protectors in the Gulf Region as they rise to protect their wetlands, Indigenous rights, and the water that sustains their livelihood and culture.

Follow L’eau Est La Vie Camp
and visit NoBBP.org for more info on the pipeline.

#NoBPP
#WaterIsLife
#KeepItInTheGround
#NoDAPL

Special thanks to Sovereign Sounds Project for sound design and for creating original music to accompany this piece.

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Jennifer Edwards
Jennifer Edwards We need better,kinder,smarter-Less Toxic- ways of creating energy.

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· June 23 at 9:07am

 

Eve Land
Eve Land They want to do this in a time of increased earthquake activity. Why?

· June 23 at 11:56pm

 

Anthony Two Hawks Charoensook
Anthony Two Hawks Charoensook I REALLY can’t stand the use of eminent domain from Private Companies using Federal Laws to take what they want is absolutely illegal to begin with

· June 26 at 7:18am

 

EcoWatch
EcoWatch This video of Cherri Foytlin is great! Read more here:
Resistance Grows Against Bayou Bridge Pipeline
http://bit.ly/2s17MwA

 

Jackie Guillot
Jackie Guillot Where exactly in Louisiana is the camp?

· June 23 at 1:29pm

 

Sally Martin
Sally Martin God Bless. My heart to your heart UK

· June 23 at 10:38am

 

Heidi Welch
Heidi Welch It never ends!!

· June 23 at 9:44am

 

Eşref Dülgar
Eşref Dülgar Very Best very beautiful native indian family

· June 23 at 6:13pm

 

Val Rainey
Val Rainey There has to be a way of truly working together

 

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Pete Sanchez
Pete Sanchez Time to brush up on Bayou Cajun!!!

 

Tanya Blas
Tanya Blas Where is camp?

Sherrie Miranda’s historically based, coming of age, Adventure novel “Secrets & Lies in El Salvador” is about an American girl in war-torn El Salvador:
http://tinyurl.com/klxbt4y
Her husband made a video for her novel. He wrote the song too. You can go to the Home page of her blog to watch it:
https://sherriemiranda1.wordpress.com
Or you can see it on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P11Ch5chkAc 😉

Comments made between a woman & me somehow related to this article: Trump Just Made The 4th Of July All About Himself; Releases DISTURBING Video

Here is a post that tells what Reagan did for the undocumented:
A Reagan Legacy: Amnesty for Illegal Immigrants
Joan LeMonte Hey, you’re book sounds awesome. Did you hear about the illegal immigrant criminal who got picked up by ICE in San Francisco? He was from El Salvador. He sued the Sanctuary city and is being awarded $190,000. That’s what’s happening in America. Taxpayers are being forced to pay for these people and that is against the law.

 

Sherrie Miranda
Sherrie Miranda Some lawyer put him up to that! Don’t blame ALL the undocumented fleeing war & poverty & murder! We helped create those environments in their countries! Don’t believe me? Read my book!
Joan LeMonte
Joan LeMonte I’m not blaming him or any other illegal immigrant. He saw his opportunity and he grabbed it. Now he and his lawyer have set a precedent for every illegal immigrant who commits crimes to get the same amount of money or more from Sanctuary cities. And who pays for this? Taxpayers. I know Americans who can’t even afford to eat or buy diapers, let alone pay their rent. I would like to read your book, though.

 

Sherrie Miranda
Sherrie Miranda Being in this country without documents DOES NOT MAKE you a criminal! If it did, there would be thousands of Americans in MEXICAN JAILS! Blame Big Agriculture! They told the govt. 60-some years ago, they wanted to control their workers themselves! They did NOT want a visiting workers program like Canada has because they wanted to pay them low wages & blacklist anyone who talks about unionizing!

 

Sherrie Miranda
Sherrie Miranda BIG AG IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL THESE IMMIGRANTS! IN FACT, THEY ARE ANGRY RIGHT NOW BECAUSE THEY DON’T HAVE ENOUGH PEOPLE TO GET THE FOOD OUT OF THE FIELDS!

 

Sherrie Miranda
Sherrie Miranda BLAME BIG AG FOR ALL THE UNDOCUMENTED!

 

Joan LeMonte Joan LeMonte No, I’m talking about those who commit crimes here. And BTW crossing our borders illegally is a crime. But I’m talking about those who came and are committing crimes here, like murder, human trafficking, Dui’s, stealing cars, drug trafficking and injuring Americans with drunk driving, etc.
Joan LeMonte
Joan LeMonte Sanctuary cities cost taxpayers millions. So now if ICE picks up criminals, we pay for it just to award them $190,000! That’s just wrong. And it needs to stop. I just hope the Senate passes Kate’s law and the law against Sanctuary cities because Gov. Brown is about to make us a Sanctuary state. This is my home, my friends and families home. We can barely pay for ourselves. If you look up the statistics and facts, you will be in shock. We are forced to aid and abett illegal immigrants, which is against the law. I don’t care where they came from. It’s still against the law.
Sherrie Miranda
Sherrie Miranda HUMAN TRAFFICKING is being done by OUR billionaires! How do you think these guys get so rich?! Runnin a Mom & Pop store?! The undocumented ARE NOT THE PROBLEM! If you love Trump, just say it! Don’t blame the poor for our problems. That’s what Hitler did! Look where it got him!

 

Sherrie Miranda
Sherrie Miranda Joan LeMonte You aren’t reading what I said! BLAME BIG AGRICULTURE! THEY ARE THE ONES WHO PAY FOR COYOTES TO BRING THEM HERE!

 

Sherrie Miranda
Sherrie Miranda Joan LeMonte Those are FAKE STATISTICS, likely from Judicial Watch, a group getting $$ to spread lies! I know these people! They are good, hard working people! The criminals stay in Mexico where their govt. protects them!

 

Joan LeMonte
Joan LeMonte Sherrie Miranda I’m not blaming the poor. We are the poor. Trump has nothing to do with that. He just came on board. Human trafficking is done by alot of people, not just billionaires. I can blame BA but their not the ones coming across our borders by the droves. At least that has slowed down. Most likely because everyone is already here. I blame the criminals. Why should they not have to pay the price like Americans do? It’s disgusting.

 

Sherrie Miranda
Sherrie Miranda I feel sad that you are afraid of walking around your city. My city is 10 min. from the border & one of the safest in the country. We know each other & respect each other!

 

Sherrie Miranda
Sherrie Miranda YOU ARE TALKING IN CIRCLES! THESE ARE NOT THE CRIMINALS! THESE ARE VERY HARD WORKING PEOPLE TRYING TO SURVIVE! FIND A CHURCH WHERE THEY ARE PROTECTED & YOU WILL LEARN THE TRUTH! WHAT YOU ARE SAYING IS NOT TRUE! I KNOW! I LIVE WITH THESE PEOPLE! THEY ARE SO GENEROUS WITH THEIR SMALL PAY, THEY GIVE TO THE HOMELESS & PANHANDLERS!

 

Joan LeMonte
Joan LeMonte Well, that’s good! I’m not afraid. Why do people always go to fear? We are sick and tired of paying for it, that’s all.
Sherrie Miranda
Sherrie Miranda Churches only give Sanctuary to families that will be killed if they go back. They are union leaders, teachers, nurses, even drs. Though they don’t get to do those jobs here. They come here & work for a pittance!

 

Sherrie Miranda
Sherrie Miranda Joan LeMonte WE’RE NOT PAYING FOR ANYTHING! WE ARE BENEFITTING BY HAVING AFFORDABLE FOOD! AND BY THE WAY, YOU ARE NOT POOR. DON’T TRY TO TELL ME THAT. IF YOU WERTE YOU WOULD KNOW THESE PEOPLE BECAUSE THEY WOULD ACTUALLY HELP YOU. THEY LIVE THEIR CHRISTIANITY!
Joan LeMonte
Joan LeMonte We are talking about two different things. And to be honest with you, we will disagree when it comes to criminals and how much they should be awarded by taxpayers.
Joan LeMonte
Joan LeMonte OMG! How do you know if I’m poor or not? Let’s face it, they also get welfare benefits and EBT cards. And they work for cash. I hope you do know that much. People in Ca. are tired of paying for it all. That’s not a sin. You’ve heard about little 6 yr. old Lennox? How about Jamal and Josh and the beautiful woman here who was killed by an illegal immigrant. He had already hit one car, then continued to hit her. Her 18yr. old son had to watch her die. She was engaged to be married. She and her fiance voted for Trump, thinking it would never happen to them. And then it did. These are the people I’m talking about. Not people who are living in churches.
Sherrie Miranda
Sherrie Miranda No, it’s NOT two different things. You don’t want to admit that you just don’t like these people. You call them criminals because they’re undocumented. I say that’s not criminal. You call them murderers & commit other crimes & I say that’s not true. Criminals should not be awarded money & they obviously weren’t. That doesn’t happen in our criminal justice system.

 

Sherrie Miranda
Sherrie Miranda They do NOT get WELFARE! They are undocumented! They stay away from the government for fear of being arrested. You don’t understand. I’ve known these people for more than 25 years. Their biggest crime is working hard INSTEAD of Working smart.

 

Sherrie Miranda
Sherrie Miranda You are scapegoating just like Hitler & the Nazis did! Do you really think they are the problem?! The problem is OUR GOVERNMENT takes our money & gives it to the RICH!

 

Joan LeMonte
Joan LeMonte Okay, I just posted it to your timeline. It’s true all the way from San Francisco. We are talking about 2 different things. I’m talking about people who commit crimes here, not hard working people. And yes, in Ca. they get welfare. $640 Million alone in Los Angeles.
Joan LeMonte
Joan LeMonte Hitler and the Nazis? Oh boy, that’s a low blow. However, I was born in Germany. My mom, dad and brother were in the army.
Joan LeMonte
Joan LeMonte I’m gonna sign off for now. Maybe we can talk later. Gotta call my niece.
Sherrie Miranda
Sherrie Miranda BUT YOU ARE CONFUSING TEO TOTALLY DIFFERENT GROUPS OF PEOPLE! ONE undocumented guy commits vehicular homicide (probably not even that – he likely didn’t do it one purpose). So now you say ALL undocumented are criminals!

 

Joan LeMonte
Joan LeMonte OMG! I didn’t say they were all criminals. You keep saying it.
Sherrie Miranda
Sherrie Miranda Wow, you can’t see the forest for the trees, lady. Did Hitler killing Jews solve the problem? No, because the everyday working person is NOT the problem. But you go ahead & blame them & see if getting rid go them solves the problem!

 

Sherrie Miranda
Sherrie Miranda Joan LeMonte No, you say it & then try to say you’re NOT saying it!
My Final Comment: I have trouble believing an editor, Bookdoctor, Writer is poor. You would go out & find a better paying job if you were.

Sherrie Miranda’s historically based, coming of age, Adventure novel “Secrets & Lies in El Salvador” is about an American girl in war-torn El Salvador:
http://tinyurl.com/klxbt4y
Her husband made a video for her novel. He wrote the song too. You can go to the Home page of her blog to watch it:
https://sherriemiranda1.wordpress.com
Or you can see it on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P11Ch5chkAc 😉

Holstee Manifesto, plus an article about Joseph Campbell’s “The Power of Myth” – found on Brain Pickings

I wrote to Maria Popova, writer & editor of Brain Pickings. I explained that allowing us to repost her articles would give us great copy to share, as well as expose her work to a wider audience. I hope that she decides to allow this!                                                                              Here’s a great article about Joseph Campbells’ book “The Power of Myth.” He talks about “Finding Your Bliss.” Enjoy!  😉  ❤                                               https://www.brainpickings.org/2015/04/09/find-your-bliss-joseph-campbell-power-of-myth/.                                                                                                                                                     Holstee’s Manifesto is below:

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Sherrie Miranda’s historically based, coming of age, Adventure novel “Secrets & Lies in El Salvador” is about an American girl in war-torn El Salvador:
http://tinyurl.com/klxbt4y
Her husband made a video for her novel. He wrote the song too. You can go to the Home page of her blog to watch it:
https://sherriemiranda1.wordpress.com
Or you can see it on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P11Ch5chkAc 😉

The Happiness Tag

The Happiness Tag..
There are three simple rules and here they are.
List:
5 Things that make you happy.
5 Songs that make you happy.
5 Bloggers that make you happy. Let them know you nominate them and you are done.

Here goes. This is off the top of my head, so I will probably end up coming back & adding something important that I remember.
5 Things that Make Me Happy:
1) My husband. Always no. 1. Don’t have to think about that. Except he might not like being called a “thing.” 😉 ❤
2) My book being published & available to the word. Of course, I still need to get it translated into Spanish, but I will … sometime soon … I hope …
Sherrie Miranda’s historically based, coming of age, Adventure novel “Secrets & Lies in El Salvador” is about an American girl in war-torn El Salvador:
tinyurl.com/klxbt4y
3) The video my piano-playing husband made for my book.
Angelo made a video for her novel. He wrote the song too: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P11Ch5chkAc 😉

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4) My home. I love my historical home in old CV, but I also love the fact that for the first time in my life, I am part of a “real” community. I know my neighbors, other historical home owners & many of the young people. I had a community when I lived in New Orleans, but we were separate from the powers that be: we were the outcasts: the change makers, feminists & anti-war & protesters. We also protested the police violence there.
So far, here in CV, I haven’t protested anyone publicly! 😉 ❤
5) Last, but not least, is my dad. This man was there for me in good times & bad. He warmed my hands in winter & took me (& all the family) on picnics in summer. My dad believed in me when no one else did & I will always be grateful for that! He celebrated his 86th birthday this past April! 😉 ❤
6) I am adding my mom here. If you look at no. 5 below, you will see why. I love you, Mom, & I remember you everyday! ❤ ❤ ❤
5 Songs that Make Me Happy
1) Imagine, by John Lennon
2) All Simon & Garfunkel songs, esp. Sounds of Silence.
3) All of the rest of Paul Simon’s songs, including “Diamonds on the Soles of her Shoes.”
4) All the Beatles’ songs – Here’s one list of the top 50 Beatles’ songs: https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2015/08/50-best-beatles-songs.html?a=1
“Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” is a favorite of mine, but the only video I could find that really was the Beatles is blocked in the US, but if you’re not in the US, it’s No. 18 on the list above.
5) “Where Have All the Flowers Gone” – an anti-war song that my mother introduced to me when I was just a kid. I am only now realizing how much my mother influenced me, how much I learned about injustice, about compassion & love from my mother.
5 Bloggers that make me happy:
1) Art by Rob Goldstein – Rob is an amazing artist & I also feel that socially & politically, we are kindred spirits, both wanting more love & justice in the world. I just found this gorgeous art of his & a beautiful poem. This link will take you to any blogpost:
A Quick Note to God
He’s also like me in that he reblogs a lot of other people’s posts. 😉 ❤
2) I don’t get over to Kendall F. Person’s blog enough (I need to make sure I am still following him), but here is a beautiful post about an event starting on Monday:
ANGELS
3) Chris, the Story Reading Ape is one of my all-time favorite blogs. Chris supports authors & posts helpful writing advice. Here’s one: https://thestoryreadingapeblog.com/2016/06/23/classification-of-book-lovers-infographic/
4) Here’s a poem dedicated to Elfkat, whose blog, Adventures and Musings of an Archduidess can keep you so busy, you might have to be reminded you have a live to live:
https://elfkat.wordpress.com/2016/07/27/a-prayer-for-the-grieving/
5) DRay has so much to share on his blog Dream Big & Dream Often that I should get over there more OFTEN!
6 Mindsets People Have That Will Always Lead to Underachieving
Tag, you’re it!
Peace, love & happiness for all,
Sherrie

Sherrie Miranda’s historically based, coming of age, Adventure novel “Secrets & Lies in El Salvador” is about an American girl in war-torn El Salvador:
http://tinyurl.com/klxbt4y
Her husband made a video for her novel. He wrote the song too. You can go to the Home page of her blog to watch it:
https://sherriemiranda1.wordpress.com
Or you can see it on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P11Ch5chkAc 😉

May 1st, 1969: Mr. Rogers testifies before the Senate Subcommittee on Communications

Mr. Rogers tells the Senate Subcommittee why it is important to support Children’s TV. We need to try & repeat this at a time when children grow up witnessing violence on TV.

Sherrie Miranda’s historically based, coming of age, Adventure novel “Secrets & Lies in El Salvador” is about an American girl in war-torn El Salvador:
http://tinyurl.com/klxbt4y
Her husband made a video for her novel. He wrote the song too. You can go to the Home page of her blog to watch it:
https://sherriemiranda1.wordpress.com
Or you can see it on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P11Ch5chkAc 😉

Today’s Quote

We will never know how strong we are until the time comes that we must show it. 🐵🐴🐼🐷🐺
Peace,
Sherrie                                                                                                                                                         Sherrie Miranda’s historically based, coming of age, Adventure novel “Secrets & Lies in El Salvador” is about an American girl in war-torn El Salvador: http://tinyurl.com/klxbt4y
Her husband made a video for her novel. He wrote the song too. You can go to the Home page of her blog to watch it:
https://sherriemiranda1.wordpress.com
Or you can see it on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P11Ch5chkAc 😉 ❤ 😉

Soul Gatherings

breakthrough

Strength does not come from physical capacity.
It comes from an indomitable will.

~ Mahatma Gandhi ~
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