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what my pages and work are all about...

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This is a video from a music gig I recently did with the historic music group, Wayward Companions. One song we almost always do at the end of our gigs is the song "Drunken Sailor" and it is one that we make audience participation because a song like this is more fun that way. I also enjoy this because it is something brings everyone together at the end and all are together and on the same page. No one is judging anyone either, even if someone messes up. Just everyone having a good time. It is also always a pleasure performing for historical re-enactors (as was the case with this gig) because it truly is made up of people from all backgrounds, walks of life, races, ethnicities. All are people with an honest interest in history and humanity throughout the ages. It's all different kinds of people re-enacting history because all sorts of people lived throughout history. And, as I said in my blog post, Why I Am Involved with Living History, all their stories need

My Thoughts on the 2017 Inauguration

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I can wax philosophical about the inauguration, but I have a busy day and only have energy to devote to the following: - BE that change that you want to see happen and never 100% rely on politicians to do it for you. It is also up to us to better ourselves and our lives. - Thank you to the Bush's, the Clintons, the Obamas, and, yes, the Trumps for showing a great deal of class during the inauguration (and thanks to G.W. for the hilarious poncho moment). Thank you Barack Obama for your 8 years of service. To Donald Trump, please represent us well. If he doesn't we can hold him accountable. To former president George H.W. Bush and Barbara Bush, I wish you both a fast recovery. - Get out of your echo chambers. Both of you (Dems and Repubs, as well as everyone else). I also highly recommend adding "Propaganda" by Edward Bernays to your reading list. - two wrongs don't make a right. Destroying property and businesses that are people's livelihood will not

Spotlight on Author Sai Marie

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Happy New Year and Happy 2017! I hope the new year has been treating everyone well so far. :) For my first post of the year, I am shining the spotlight on author, Sai Marie. She has written many works to date, but today we feature her fantasy series steeped in ancient lore, titled The Tales of Valisa. Read below for a synopsis and excerpt The Tales of Valisa: The Rebellious Princess . And don't forget to check her out at her websites. :) Sai Marie is a an author, poet, and independent journalist who enjoys writing stories for audiences of every age. Her range is very non-genre specific and her inspirations come from the quirkiest of places. Within this author lies a million worlds and even more characters than one could ever imagine finding, this is a woman who is a writer by every definition and her stories are sure to become favorites for readers from all walks of life The Tales of Valisa Synopsis: The Tales of Valisa: the Tamiran Elves Legacy debut book en