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Steve Jobs Inspirational Video

A video of Steve Jobs speaking about his diagnosis.

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May 6, 2013 · 6:17 pm

Elizabeth Strout Interview

The YouTube video is an interview with Elizabeth Strout about truthfulness and her Pulitzer Prize winning novel, OLIVE KITTERIDGE. I met her at a lunch/reading at Town Center Book Store in Pleasanton, California when OLIVE KITTERIDGE was first published in 2008. I told her that my novel, EVA, was almost complete, but I didn’t know who would read it. She said to keep writing and not to worry about who will read the story. It’s more important to write what you want to write. I remember her advice whenever I start a writing project.

Today, I heard a thirty-minute interview on KPFA radio where she discussed her new novel, THE BURGESS BOYS. She said the inspiration for the story came when she cleaned out files from her novel, ABIDE WITH ME. The Burgess boys were minor characters at the end. She had scenes with them as children , which she didn’t use in that story. She thought about what they would be like when they grew up and realized as adults they could be the main characters of a new novel.

She wrote sketches and more sketches about them, then cut, revised, and developed the plot for this new published novel.

Since Elizabeth Strout is one of my favorite authors, I’m looking forward to reading THE BURGESS BOYS.

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April 25, 2013 · 8:15 pm

Hawaii Ho’oponopono CD by Lauren Pomerantz

http://www.laurensongs.com/newsjournal/fan_you_tube_for_honoponopono

Gorgeous photos of Hawaii and my friend’s beautiful voice. Below is an excerpt from Lauren’s newsletter explaining Ho’oponopono.

Sweet to hear that a video made from my song
Heal with Ho’oponopono had reached 48,000 views. One fan of my song Heal with Ho’oponopono asked if they could use it with her beautiful photographs of Hawaii. Click to listen/watch!
http://www.laurensongs.com/newsjournal/fan_you_tube_for_honoponopono
I originally wrote the song during a 6 week period while living on Maui. I would go to the ocean and meditate on the Hawaiian practice originated in ancient times and then re-taught by the late Morna Simeona. With the ALL of the One, it combined a kahuna practice of uniting the child self with the mother and father God Aspects that had become separated by limited perspective.
Truth is simple. The practice is simple. The song is really simple. And yet all this is so profound and effective. Its a mystery. Truly a surprise that it works so well. I have been so surprised at the groups using it daily now. You can download just the song in English or in Spanish: Heal with Ho’oponopono song, Sana Con Ho’oponopono.
Both versions are now available as downloads from CDbaby.com, i-tunes, and Amazon.com. Click here:
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/laurenpomerantz7

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March 21, 2013 · 5:10 pm

Joy of Books You Tube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKVcQnyEIT8

If you love book stores, take a look at the You Tube, Joy of Books.

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March 19, 2013 · 4:43 pm

St. Patrick’s Day Video

Check out a beautiful and inspiring video by Jordan Bernal.

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March 17, 2013 · 7:19 pm