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Awakenings: Halloween Happenings

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The Witching Hours 

by Micki Peluso,

Author of “And the Whippoorwill Sang

The Witching Hours is a story of the origins of Halloween from olden times up to the present.

Sharla Shults‘s insight:

By the pricking of my thumbs,
Something wicked this way comes.
Open, locks,
Whoever knocks!
-Shakespeare

Happy Halloween, my pretties!

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ANOTHER INVITATION FOR YOU!

WOW! When it rains it pours and often brings sunshine with smiles instead of thunder amid clouds. Of course, a little bit of thunder does bring on excitement so today I am thundering as I extend to all my family and friends another invitation.

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Airing Friday, Nov 1, 2013 between 11:00 and 12:00 Pacific Time is a radio interview about my book Awakenings. I am scheduled during the first 1/2 hour, between 11:00 and 11:30 PST, which is 2:00 – 2:30 EST (1:00 – 1:30 CST). If you have time, please tune in and maybe even dial up to say hello on the air.

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Link to The Book Hound radio shows:

There are links on the website to call in live or Listen Live.

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A bit of insight into Awakenings…

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YOU ARE INVITED!

After the candy is put away, the costumes removed, settle down and join It Matters Radio for a night of terror, shock and music. Eight Authors and one band share short stories, flash fiction, poetry and music.

Tune in 9PM EST, Oct 31st

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It Matters Radio welcomes you to our 2013 Halloween Special! If you love things that go ‘bump in the night’, or tales that leave your spine tingling, have we the show for you!

We held an open call for the most frightening, spookiest, bone-chilling tales, poetry or music and the winners of the contest did not disappoint.

Listen, if you dare, as the winning entries are read live on-air by authors Sharla Shults, Simon Rogghe, Cynthia Ainsworthe, Phil Richardson, Ingrid Ringler, Danny P Barbare, Caleb Puckett and Micki Peluso. Joining us from the UK with the winning song will be Mark Handley of Mark Handley and the Bone Idols.

Call in to speak with the host

(213) 769-0952

It’s all about the spirit of the holiday and having fun! Be prepared for chills and thrills and a bit of humor as we look at the ‘dark side’ – 

HappyHalloween

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Awakenings: Made in America Part 2

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Awakenings featured a post titled Made in America on September 7, 2013. As a follow-up to that post, I have invited Made In America (USA) Products (of which I am a member) to share with us additional information about products that are actually made in America, yep! right here on US soil!

It all started with the question, “Where do you shop for products made in the USA?”

Sharla Shults‘s insight:

RESOURCE FOR HALLOWEEN MADE IN USA For Halloween Candy, Baskets, Home Decor & Decorations Made in the USA.Shop online at: Norton’s U.S.A and Peterboro Basket Company.

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What’s In A Name

It is most fitting to follow the reblog of yesterday with Bob’s posting of today. The cubs names are most unusual but of course, I am not from Zimbabwe nor do I speak Swahili! Thanks to Bob for not only sharing the cubs new names but a bit of information as to their origins.

Finally the voting is over and our three new lion cubs have names. All three are female so it will be interesting to see Zawadi’s reaction to all the girls around him. So without further ado here are the visitor’s choices.

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The Cubs Venture Out

I always marvel at the photography of Bob Mielke. He often visits the Portland Oregon Zoo where he knows most of the animals by name. If they could speak, I am sure each one would greet him daily, “Hello, Bob. Glad you are here today!”

I love these video updates on our three new lion cubs at the Portland, Oregon Zoo. They have names now that I’ll share at a later post but I wanted to post the latest video for you to enjoy.

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Awakenings: The Bull & The Bully

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October is anti-bullying month. A classification that certainly implies bullying is of concern. Is it? Is bullying a dynamic issue? Unfortunately, YES! Is it limited to pushing someone into a fight? NO! What about age? UNLIMITED! Where does bullying occur? EVERYWHERE!

A young hoodlum revels in making the lives of others truly miserable. Why? What lies at the core of a bully? Insecurity, anger, frustration, abuse, wannabe, cowardice, just plain meanness? None of these, all of these? There are a plethora of possibilities BUT none excusable.

Sharla Shults‘s insight:

Go to Awakenings and meet Author Dr. Cherrye Vasquez. Cherrye shares two powerful video poems that provide insight into the bully-ee and the child bully.

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Awakenings: Many Faces of Wyatt Earp

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Wyatt Earp is a legend in his own time with multitudes of historical facts to his credit. There is only one true Wyatt but many have portrayed his character. See how many you remember as you step back in time from 1939 to 1993…

Sharla Shults‘s insight:

There are ten characters to choose from beginning with Errol Flynn (1939) to Kurt Russell (1993). Check out the faces and videos for who you think plays the best Wyatt Earp.

[Once on Awakenings go to Cowboys, Tombstone and Wyatt Earp (http://awakenings2012.blogspot.com/2013/10/cowboys-tombstone-and-wyatt-earp.html) for the prompt to Wyatt’s many faces.]

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Awakenings: Who, What, I Don’t Know

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Baseball! Definitely all American…the first of the American Classics! History is filled with pages upon pages of stories about the GREATS who fulfilled their destiny in the sports arenas of baseball. George ‘Babe’ Ruth, Hank Aaron, Lou Gehrig, Willie Mays, Jackie Robinson are just a few names that readily come to mind.

Sharla Shults‘s insight:

Thank you, Marilyn @Serendipity for reminding me of probably the most famous comedy bit of all time!  Per Marilyn, “Abbot and Costello at their funniest. They run this at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown on a continuous loop. It’s that good.”

See the video on awakenings2012.blogspot.com

Go NOW! It is your dose of catnip for the day…smile, laugh, just remember the good ol’ days!

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Awakenings: 86,000+ Views!

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Sharla Shults‘s insight:

THANK YOU TO ALL AWAKENINGS’ VISITORS AND FOLLOWERS! WITHOUT YOU, THERE WOULD BE NO NUMBERS! GOD BLESS AMERICA! For those who may not know, Awakenings is catnipoflife‘s sister site.

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