A Letter to Mother that She Will Never Read

I feel closer to my mom since she died. She comes to me in the form of birds rapping on the window. She says “Don’t worry; I’m fine. Everything is fine.” 😉 ❤ 😉 ❤
Peace, love & knowing it's all good,
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 😉

Live & Learn

That time, at forty-six, when you had a sudden desire to color. Let’s go to Walmart, you said one morning. I need coloring books. For months, you filled the space between your arms with all the shades you couldn’t pronounce. Magenta, vermillion, marigold, pewter, juniper, cinnamon. Each day, for hours, you slumped over landscapes of farms, pastures, Paris, two horses on a windswept plain, the face of a girl with black hair and skin you left blank, left white. You hung them all over the house, which started to look like an elementary-school classroom. When I asked you, Why coloring, why now?, you put down the sapphire pencil and stared, dreamlike, at a half-finished garden. I just go away in it for a while, you said, but I feel everything, like I’m still here, in this room.

Ocean Vuong, excerpt from A Letter to…

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Appearances can be deceiving

Yup, we must always ask ourselves if it is possible. If it isn’t enjoy the fun of the imagination. 😉 ❤
Peace, love & fantasy to 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 😉

bluebird of bitterness

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Fun Friday

I just LOVE Bhuddist jokes! I love buddhism too! 😉 ❤
Peace, love & non-attachment to 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 😉

Joanne Guidoccio


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Writing to get RICH

I have a similar story except that I was the one thinking my husband was going to get rich with his music. Turns out, we ARE rich. With a full life of family, fun & travel.
No need to make millions, or thousands. Hundreds? That would be nice, though not really necessary … 😉 ❤
Peace, love & creative fulfillment to 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 😉

Myths of the Mirror

rich

Well, that was a bait and switch, sort of. It all depends on how one defines rich.

I wonder how many of us start this writing journey with secret dreams of bestsellers, movie deals, roly-poly royalty checks, and hiring efficient staff with clipboards to manage our fan mail.

I write fantasy after all. A little dreaming is in order. Yet, I always knew that dream was a stretch (a gigantic one).

My husband, on the other hand, had high hopes that he’d married Ms. Moneybags who’d drag her sacks of gold from her thousands of books sales down the red carpet to the bank.

Ha ha ha. That would be nice! It didn’t take long for him to become disillusioned, the poor man.

Because that’s not how this author thing works (just in case you’re a dreamer and think it is). Oh yes, some few among us have outstanding good luck and…

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A nice cup of coffee whilst sitting in the sun

Wow, at the beginning, I wanted to go to this place! 😉 ❤
Peace, love & details,
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 😉

Tallis Steelyard

Yuriy Obuhovskiy Юрий Обуховский

It’s sad really; people seem to think that Port Naain is a city that stinks of squalor and degradation. But there are many genuinely pleasant areas. One of the nicest is the Mercantile Quarter. It is to the west of the Grand Library and spreads down the side of the hill. The part that overlooks both the estuary and the wharves tends to be strait-laced and even fuddy-duddy. There you find the offices and homes of lawyers, usurers, shipping companies, actuaries, brokers, money-lenders and jurists. The other part of the Mercantile Quarter which looks down to the sea is far more iconoclastic, where the affluent free-spirits, dilettantes and dabblers gather in pretty cafes and moan together at how difficult life is for the merely well-heeled.

Over the years I have had dealings in that quarter, but to be honest, I’m more likely to be seen there running errands for Shena…

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Struggling to write book reviews ?

Despite asking people for reviews of my novel, I’m having trouble with this myself. I have about 20 books waiting to be reviewed! This will definitely help!
Peace, love & reviews 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 😉

Phoenix Rainez

Always remember a writers life line to promoting their books to more readers, are the reviews you write. So if you’re struggling to write a review for the book you’ve just finished reading and loved the story, but not sure where to start or how to write a review, maybe these 10 tips will help.

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Noam Chomsky compares reaction in America to Germany

Chomsky completely understands the changes in our country over the last 30 years!
Peace, love OR protest,
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 😉

The Prime Directive

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Do it with Gusto

But DO 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 😉

Eddie Two Hawks

Do what you do everyday. Do it
with heart, do it with gusto.

source: Eddie’s Journal
image: Eddie’s Image Files

please note: all photos in ‘Eddie’s Image Files’
are collected from various other sources

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Who you gonna blame?…..OBAMA!

Well, sadly, this is the truth of #NotMyPresident. It will go down in history books that way. If it even makes it to the history books.
Peace, love & justice 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 😉

Ends and Beginnings

barack-obama“If there’s something strange in you neighborhood, Who you gonna blame? (Obama!), If there’s something weird, And it don’t look good, Who you gonna blame? (Obama!)” – with apologizes to Ghostbusters

To date (and this could change when Donald wakes-up and starts tweeting) President Trump has blamed former President Obama for;

  1. Mike Flynn
  2. The botched raid in Yemen
  3. Organized protests
  4. Wiretapped phones
  5. Poor economic numbers
  6. Outsourced jobs
  7. Gangs across the United States
  8. Healthcare
  9. Problems in the Middle East
  10. McDonald’s pulling the McRib sandwich
  11. The cancellation of The Apprentice
  12. The bogey he got on #8
  13. The thirty pounds he has put on since November
  14. Why his wife stayed in NYC
  15. That KFC won’t deliver to the White House

I am trying to think back over the last 100 days or so, has President Trump taken the blame for anything? Have we heard him utter the phrase “I was wrong” or how about in the…

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Good News about the Film “The Boys Who Said No!”

Good news about the film- and a request!
Boys Who Said NO! – C Colorado Jones to youshow details
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Judith Ehrlich, Director
Christopher C. Jones, Producer
Bill Prince, Co-Producer
Robert Cooney, Advisor
Steve Ladd, Advisor
Lee Swenson, Advisor
Robert Levering, Advisor
C. Colorado Jones Productions
P. O. Box 14008
San Francisco, CA 94114
[415] 812-8692

ccoloradojones@yahoo.com
http://www.boyswhosaidno.com

May 10, 2017

Dear Friends and Fellow Resisters,

We’re writing to share some good news with you – and a request!

The good news is, thanks to your support, director Judith Ehrlich is in the studio now with our chief editor working to craft a 90 minute rough cut from the many hours of interviews, archival footage, and music.

We are also excited because as part of our research for the film we found that reputable scholars concluded draft resistance had a significant impact – causing the collapse of the draft system and was a big factor in ending the Vietnam War.

With a broad “resistance” movement growing once again, telling this story on film is more important than we imagined when we first started production. If nonviolent resistance could stop a powerful military from carrying out an unjust war, imagine what nonviolent activists today can do!

There’s also some good news on the fundraising front. We were recently awarded a $75,000 grant! This is our biggest single contribution to date, and solid confirmation that the film is an important and timely one.

While that grant moves us closer to completing the flm, creating a high-quality documentary film requires substantial funding, especially in the last phases of production. The expenses alone associated with securing necessary rights and insurance are projected to be $88,000.

Thanks to you and 800 others, we have raised the majority of our budget – over $300,000. Now, to finish the film and begin distributing it we need to raise a final $200,000. We know we can get there!

Here’s our request of you:

In this last critical year of production, please consider making
a significant contribution to help us complete the film.

Can we count on you?

We are very grateful for your support to date! We could not have gotten this far without you.

On behalf of the BOYS film team, thank you again for your generous support — both your dollars and your far-reaching vision!

For peace, justice and equality,
Christopher Jones, Producer
Bill Prince, MD, Co-Producer
http://www.boyswhosaidno.com
P.S. – Remember that every dollar you donate to the film is tax-deductible and will reduce your tax dollars supporting Trump’s military buildup!
Donate online with a credit card. Or make a check out to the Resource Center for Nonviolence – RCNV – and send to PO Box 14008, San Francisco, CA 94114.
P.P.S. – Should you need more inspiration to make a donation, here’s a private link to preview a recently rough film segment on resistance actions at the Los Angeles induction center:

vimeo.com/211762647 Password: BWSN_LA

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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 😉