Wednesday, December 31, 2008

News of the day :)

-- Review for Purple Snowflake Marketing --

I am currently working on the manuscript for the revised and updated version of our book, Purple Snowflake Marketing. This new edition is due to be released in Feb 2009. Today, I had the unexpected honor of being sent this amazing review of the original edition of the book (currently available as an e-book):


"I bought the Brummet's book "Purple Snowflake Marketing - How to Make Your Book Stand Out in a Crowd" along with three other so-called marketing books. This book is by far the best book on marketing. It is concisely written for the amateur as well as the professional. As a person who made a living writing corporate publicity for some of the world's largest companies, I thought I would not glean much in the way of useful and realistic information from a marketing book. I was wrong! The Brummet's book is a stand-out on the crowded shelf of how-to books about marketing. "
~ Elizabeth Eagan-Cox, author of the Shannon Delaney mystery series (www.elizabetheagancox.net)

-- Quote of the Day --

Because of this new review that came in this morning, I decided to follow this up on the blog with a quote of the day from an interview we had on Conscious Discussions with Shirley Roe - owner of the All Book Reviews company...

“…Authors: please remember that a review is simply the opinion of the reviewer, if you do get a negative review, please take it as constructive criticism; use it, go forward, continue your craft… do not become discouraged. A review is only an opinion.”
~ Shirley Roe 02/19/08


To access this incredibly informative discussion on how to get book reviews, the etiquette involved, what to do with the review once it is written and more - visit the Conscious Discussions website and find the archives listed under the links on the right hand side of that site. Click on the hyper-linked show title here in today's blog post, or look to the right of this screen and click on the link there for the radio program - either or these will get you there. :)


Find Dave & Lillian Brummet, excerpts from their books, information about their radio shows & free resources & articles at www.brummet.ca

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

The opportunity to leave a lasting legacy comes in many forms


-- Quote of the Day --


“Don’t waste life in doubts and fears; spend yourself on the work before you, well assured that the right performance of this hour’s duties will be the best preparation for the hours and ages that will follow it.”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


-- Conscious Discussions --

Former chemist and body builder joined us today on the Conscious Discussions talk radio show. We discovered how chronic illness does not just affect the patient, but everyone around them. Chris Tatevosian joins us to share his personal journey with Multiple Sclerosis – which you’ll hear us referring to as MS during today’s interview – and we’ll discover the amazing u-turn his life took when he discovered the wonderful legacy; his first book: Life Interrupted.

* We had a sound issue at minute 46.46-47.40 - you'll want to mute your speakers for this one minute time period where we dealt with the feedback issue. I will contact the BTR station staff in hopes that they will find the time to edit that out for us. In the meantime, we apologize for the sound issue.

My two dogs, who are always with me where ever I go, were acting up today during the live broadcast, you might here me snap my fingers at them once in a while. lol -- little buggers! :)
Ah, there is nothing like distractions and glitches to keep a person on their toes! lol

Actually, I had a great time interviewing Chris - he had a lot to share on the issue of chronic illness, how one feels when they are diagnosed, how their emotions and medical needs affect those around them... We learned that there is support available for people in these situations who need specialized counseling. Chris boldly told his story with courage and honesty, showing that though he thought his life was over a new door opened, and then another... until he grew into the individual he is now. What a glorious story of courage and strength! Chris continues to inspire people across the globe through his books, radio show, courses and workshops.

To find this interview simply click on the link here on the left of this screen for the Conscious Discussions talk radio show, or click on the hyper-linked show title here in this post - either of these will get you there :)



Find Dave & Lillian Brummet, excerpts from their books, information about their radio shows & free resources & articles at www.brummet.ca

Monday, December 29, 2008

recycle mattresses, clothing - hear an author read live - Quote of the day

-- Announcement --

Wow! I am thrilled to announce that our book Trash Talk has been reviewed by a teen-run book review site: Review A Book 123 The review was very organized and the evaluation of the book from a young persons point of view was a fantastic experience for us. I was concerned that the book, being about the 4-R's of waste management, gardening and water/energy conservation, may not appeal to this age group - however this review put that concern to rest.

Amanda's (reviewer) closing statement "Overall, I did enjoy this book. It taught me a lot of interesting facts and ideas about the environment and helping it. There was enough of everything to keep the reader interested, and not make them bored with a book like this. I loved it!" was everything I needed to hear :)


Click on the hyper-linked site name above or go to: http://reviewabook123.blogspot.com

-- Authors Read radio show --


Travel writer, photographer & novelist, Linda Ballou read from the book Wai-nani today on the Authors Read radio program You may recognize this authors name from when she appeared on the Conscious Discussions talk radio show on Nov 13, 2008 for an hour long interview on the environment, culture and myths of the Hawaiin nation.

-- Quote of the Day --

“…we have to approach everything holistically… in the sense that you cannot separate the economics of something from the social justice from the environment – they all have to be addressed together. …get engaged – connect and you’ll realize that a whole world will open up to you, because it is not only getting engaged at a local level, you also have access to a global level…you have something to offer and it is really important to be part of the community…”
~ Anne Goeke 2/5/08


I encourage our blog readers to visit the archives, including the one quoted from today, via the Conscious Discussions website - look to the right hand side, underneath the links & browse the archives from there, one month at a time. :)


Mattresses Can Be recycled !!

Did you know that bed mattresses can be recycled? I was reading an article in the Recycling Product News magazine where I learned that there are companies out there that deal with mattresses, clothing, couches, appliances and other materials. Many of us are aware of thrift and support centers in our region that accept used clothing, however the recycling of the materials might be a new concept to many of our readers - as it was for me. The value in recycling mattresses comes from polyurethane and metals found in the inside of the product. - Isn’t that interesting!?


Find Dave & Lillian Brummet, excerpts from their books, information about their radio shows & free resources & articles at www.brummet.ca

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Free-cycle & Green Businesses

-- Quote of the Day --

“One disposal diaper takes 500 years to biodegrade… just in America alone 50 million diapers go into the landfill per year. …(G-diapers) use about 1/20th the water that cloth does. Diapers right now are the third largest contributors in America, which is ridiculous when it is from only 5% of the population…”
~ Kim Graham-Nye 1/30/08


I thought it would be appropriate to close December with quotes like the one I just shared with you - in hopes of encouraging a new mindset for the New Year. Each and every item that we buy, every single action we choose to make - has an impact and it is up to us what that impact will be. So you can expect several more of quotes along this genre over the next few days here on this blog :)

We have interviewed numerous businesses, like G-Diapers (Jan 30, 2008), that provide inspiration to us all by showing us how one person saw a need for positive change and created a sustainable, viable business. Endeavors like these stimulate the economy while creating a real and measurable difference for the planet. Check out the archived shows at: Conscious Discussions talk radio show. (*Archives are listed according to the month they aired in & are located underneath the links on the right side of the Conscious Discussions website).

-- What to do with your old stuff ?? --

Free-cycle is fast becoming a new coined term to describe various programs or organizations where people can network and offer or accept items without cost. For instance, you might have a couch that has reuse potential but do not wish to take the time or face the cost involved in trying to sell or donate it. So why not offer it for free for someone to come and pick up? They don’t have to go into your house, you can arrange to leave the item on the driveway, lawn or curb just before they are to arrive. If rain is threatening simply cover the item with a tarp or sheet of plastic. Of course, there are other items as well since one manufacturers waste might very well be a valuable material for another business. Even scraps of cloth, sheepskin or other byproducts can have reuse potential that you may not have considered. Simply by offering the material for others to consider you may very well spark an idea in someone that leads to a viable business. At the same time, you reduce the costs involved in sending that waste to the landfill. Free-cycle.org is one of the largest networks that includes something like 85 countries and has over 6 million members, that grows by 40,000 new members every week – According to the Recycling Product News Magazine’s Oct 2008 issue.

Find Dave & Lillian Brummet, excerpts from their books, information about their radio shows & free resources & articles at www.brummet.ca

Friday, December 26, 2008

Writing to leave a legacy


-- Quote of the Day --

“…Writing, for me, is a very special very intimate form of communication with other people. Through writing I get to go inside a place, deep inside myself and also deep inside another person. …So that it is part of what I love about writing, but for the process of writing …you know when I was quite young my father, a writer himself, said to me ‘writing is rewriting’. …I rarely put a sentence down on a page that I am satisfied with the way it is. …If you were to judge my writing on what I wrote in a first draft I don’t think that I would be considered all that great of a writer. But the talent that I do have is to somehow intuitively know what is wrong with it and what it needs to make it better.”
~ Queenelle Minet 10/7/08

This interview with Queenelle Minet aired on Oct 7, 2008 on the Conscious Discussions talk radio show. During this interview we discussed how authors can live a life of passion through their writing. Queenelle's passions evolve around environment and social issues and she interweaves these passions into her published work as well.

Find out how by clicking on the hyperlinked show title here in this blog or by clicking on the link on the right hand side of this website. The interview can be found in the list of Archives (under the links on the right side of that site) under October 7th, 2008.

-- Announcement --


I am thrilled to announce a new interview that I was invited to participate in by the "Stop, Drop, and Read" blog, managed by Diana Dang - a teenager. Diana's blog has a beautiful and calming ambiance and though it mainly focuses on Japanese graphic novels and young adult fiction, you can always find a bit of everything. I truly enjoyed the interview experience with Diana and felt her questions were excellent. Her interview focused on how the we use writing as a tool to leave a legacy. We also discuss some interesting and inspiring ways the average individual can make a big difference on the health of the planet. I encourage our blog readers to visit the Stop, Drop and Read blog at:
http://orientaldesires.blogspot.com


Find Dave & Lillian Brummet, excerpts from their books, information about their radio shows & free resources & articles at www.brummet.ca

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Happy Holidays :)


-- Quote of the Day --

“Never underestimate the impact of single individuals, working sincerely to create health, understanding and peace in their own lives. For every step we take to establish genuinely healthy food choices is a step into our own wholeness, into the power to create healthy lives for ourselves, and to contribute to the health and well being of others.”
~ John Robbins – Diet for a New World



-- Purple Snowflake Marketing --

I would like to celebrate the fact that our book, Purple Snowflake Marketing, has been included on yet another recommended reading list! We are so excited about this – since this is the 10th writer’s course to do so since the book’s release in 2007.

Sally shields, host of the Become an Amazon.com Bestseller! writer's education course, speaker and radio personality, is the latest educator to add Purple Snowflake to her list of recommended reading. In this course, Sally will teach you zero-cost Internet strategies to gain massive results in just 5 weeks. From my understanding there is a 100% money-back guarantee with this course and it begins in early January – To follow up on this resource visit: www.sallyshields.com/coaching

(*Currently Purple Snowflake is recommended by: Writing to Publication Courses at the Southwestern Oregon Community College; South Coast Writer's Conference course "Noveling"; From Brainstorm to Book and Beyond Writing Courses - www.ancientmirrors.com; LP Word Solutions - www.lpwordsolutions.com; The Inkslinger - www.theinkslinger.net; L.S.S. Writing School - www.LssWritingSchool.com; Write Your Best Services - www.writeyourbest.com)

Find Dave & Lillian Brummet, excerpts from their books, information about their radio shows & free resources & articles at www.brummet.ca

-- Purple Snowflake Marketing --

I would like to celebrate the fact that our book, Purple Snowflake Marketing, has been included on yet another recommended reading list! We are so excited about this – since this is the 10th writer’s course to do so since the book’s release in 2007. (*Currently Purple Snowflake is on the recommended by: Writing to Publication Courses at the Southwestern Oregon Community College; South Coast Writer's Conference course "Noveling"; From Brainstorm to Book and Beyond Writing Courses - www.ancientmirrors.com; LP Word Solutions - www.lpwordsolutions.com; The Inkslinger - www.theinkslinger.net; L.S.S. Writing School - www.LssWritingSchool.com; Write Your Best Services -www.writeyourbest.com)

Become an Amazon.com Bestseller! is the latest course to add Purple Snowflake to their list of recommended reading. Bestselling author Sally Shields is the host of this course; she is also a speaker and radio personality. She will teach you zero-cost Internet strategies to gain massive results in a 5-week course. From my understanding there is a 100% money-back guarantee with this course and it begins in early January – To follow up on this resource visit: www.sallyshields.com/coaching


Find Dave & Lillian Brummet, excerpts from their books, information about their radio shows & free resources & articles at www.brummet.ca

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

interviews, interviews :)


-- Announcement --


Dave & Lillian's book Trash Talk (reuse/environment & saving money) is being reviewed by a wonderful youth-run book review site. This is a new & exciting experience for the Brummets to have their work evaluated by the youth. An interview with the Lillian was recently posted; the book review article will follow soon. To Find Amanda's wonderful review site & the book review article on Trash Talk visit: http://reviewabook123.blogspot.com

-- Conscious Discussions Talk Radio Show --

Our guest of the day on the Conscious Discussions talk radio show was Mark Tewart, a professional speaker, consultant and author of How to be a Sales Superstar. Our discussion covered dealing with sales, people and marketing in an ethical, responsible and effective manner. As a business owner, employee or anyone involved in the world of writing – you know the importance of marketing yourself effectively and with a strong message. Mark will show us how to explode sales success and he’ll pass along some tips to develop leadership skills in our selves, and in our employees. Our guest today is considered a world-class expert on sales - he has more than 25 years of sales and training experience. On top of all of this, Mark’s personal research into the topic has involved reading more than 250 books and hundreds of CD’s over the years. Discover what terms like "edu-marketing", "social-marketing", "green marketing", "info-tainment" and TLC (think like a customer) really mean.

To access the archived interview simply click on the hyper linked show title here in the blog, or look to the right on this website for the Conscious Discussions link.

** Please note that we will not have segments airing on Authors Read or Conscious Discussions during the holiday season (24-28th of Dec) however we will return on the 29th with Authors Read ... on Conscious Discussions we are closing the month of December with a discussion on Multiple Sclerosis and how chronic diseases like this affect those around the patient.



Find Dave & Lillian Brummet, excerpts from their books, information about their radio shows & free resources & articles at www.brummet.ca


Saturday, December 20, 2008

Peace and Celebrating Heroes


-- Quote of the Day --


“Peace is not a goal to be reached but a way of life to be lived”
~ Desmond Tutu


-- Celebrating Heroes on the Planet --

I’d like to take this opportunity to congratulate Sweden, Finland, Norway & Switzerland on their fantastic ratings on their management of resources, waste & the environment. Japan & Belgium are other top performers in this regard.

Canada, though ranking high in air quality, wilderness & forest management, fell short on waste, emission contributions & resource management. Some of this is due to the mountain pine beetle, which has plagued our region lately & is devastating huge portions of the forests on crown land within BC.

So we have a lot to do & a short time to do it in. The encouraging thing is that there are several other countries who have tried out a variety of programs & with this knowledge of their successes & failures, we can develop a highly refined management plan that suits our country & it’s diverse regions.

One of the obstacles in any movement toward change is getting everyone on board - to do that, they must understand the importance of the change & also the value of the part that they play in the system.

Therefore - education is the key. This is where you & I come in. Simply by sharing ideas, celebrating innovations & stimulating conversation we are helping the movement toward change. This is exactly what Dave & I try to do here with the blog, over at the Conscious Discussions radio show, through our various articles & in our every day life.

So go ahead and talk about things you’ve heard of, get your co-workers thinking about the idea of solar water heaters, recycling or whatever you’ve learned from a magazine or from one of our radio segments or blog posts.


Find Dave & Lillian Brummet, excerpts from their books, information about their radio shows & free resources & articles at www.brummet.ca

Friday, December 19, 2008

bio-fuels & the holidays

-- More on Bio-fuels --

A few days ago I had put together a piece on bio-fuels. Recently, I learned some new information that you might find interesting. According to Global News (TV) there is a new BioMass Gasifier in place in the south western area of BC (Canada) that reuses waste from construction & mills - i.e. bark & sawdust - & creates several sources of energy through heat recovery equipment & hot water steam. This "green" energy source provides residents with energy to power their homes & offices at 1/3 of the cost of Natural Gas - which is getting expensive. The emisssions saved through this new biomass gasifier plant equates to 3,000 car's emissions per year.


-- Holiday Relationship Tips --

The holidays can bring stress & relationship issues to the forefront. Earlier on Conscious Discussions, we had an interview with Sally Shields who has written a very insightful book on getting along with the in-laws. Here's one of my favorite quotes from that interview:

“…there was a study done at Clark University last year… 70% of women described their relationships with their mother-in-laws as being tense… (Mother in Laws are feeling) displaced; you’ve married her son… she’s getting older; you are younger… you are moving away and having his children… She’s being displaced and not feeling included, and it takes a lot of time and work on the Daughters-in-law part. …mothers-in-laws really need to be reached out to. …they can be just as self conscious as we are. …We cannot change our mother-in-laws …it is about finding an appreciation for who they are; finding humor in the situation; knowing who we are; letting the negativity go past us; simply accepting her for who she is; not expecting her to change and changing our reaction to her… ”
~ Sally Shields 07/07/08


Find this interview at Conscious Discussions talk radio show simply by clicking on the hyper-linked show title here in the blog, the link on the right of this screen will also thake you there ;)

Archives are located under the list of links, and are listed according to the month that they aired in. So to hear Sally's interview you'd click on July, 2008 and go from there.

Find Dave & Lillian Brummet, excerpts from their books, information about their radio shows & free resources & articles at www.brummet.ca

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Volunteer Adventure Travel

-- Conscious Discussions Radio --

Dorothy Conlon was born in Japan and has lived a life of travel and adventure. After college, she shared a career with her Foreign Service husband Ned, which led them to live in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia, India and Pakistan for thirty years. Widowed in 1989, Dorothy embarked on her own journeys, teaching, volunteering and exploring around the world. Today's interview focused on Dorothy's experiences with Volunteer Adventure travel: what is it?, how do we participate in it?, or find resources that will lead to new opportunities? Learn what kind of commitment one might be looking at, as well as training, health, culture and safety issues involved in Volunteer Adventure Traveling.


To access this archived hour-long interview click on the hyper-linked Conscious Discussions show title here in the blog or click on the link located on the right side of this blog... you can also click on the image below - any of these will get you there. ;)

Listen to Conscious Discussions on internet talk radio

We had the pleasure of featuring Dorothy on Dec 6 when she read an excerpt from the book, At Home in the World on the Authors Read radio show - www.blogtalkradio.com/authorsread


-- Travel Consciously with these Resources on Volunteer Adventure Travel --
*list was provided by Dorothy Conlon

* Costa Rican Humanitarian Foundation,www.crhf.org
* Cross Cultural Solutions, www.crossculturalsolutions.org
* Earthwatch, www.earthwatch.org
* Global Service Corps, www.globalservicecorps.org
* Global Volunteers, www.globalvolunteers.org
* Planting Hope, www.plantinghope.org
* WorldTeach, www.worldteach.org

Find Dave & Lillian Brummet, excerpts from their books, information about their radio shows & free resources & articles at www.brummet.ca

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

No Bag Day :)

-- Eco-Event --

I was sent the following information through the Zero Waste San Diego group, of which I am a member:

The City of Encinitas (California, USA) has partnered with the Solana Center for Environmental Innovation in giving away one free reusable bag per household (must be Encinitas resident). Support the cause by using only reusable bags on Dec 18th at the locations listed below:
www.cityofencinitas.org/nobagday

Giveaway locations:

Encinitas City Hall
505 Vulcan Avenue
10am - 6pm

Albertsons
134 N. El Camino Real
Encinitas
4pm - 6pm

Ralphs
125 N. El Camino Real
Encinitas
4pm - 6pm

Vons
262 N El Camino Real, Encinitas
4pm -6pm


-- Quote of the Day --

“Solana Center has 2 main programs… I’m the manager of the composting program, but there is also a pollution prevention program. …For example that program will set up recycling programs for schools and multi family complexes …doing waste audits and then setting up the programs… and the education around that. That program also hosts used oil events …getting people to think about where their oil is going. Another really cool thing is the water education system where going into schools and teaching children about what happens to stuff poured down the drain. …I have a high school mentorship where we teach high school students things like vermi-composting and water-wise gardening and then they go into to the elementary schools and teach the little kids about how to do these things… I’m just another adult telling them what to do, but these high school kids are what they want to be when they grow up, you know a high school student – they seem so cool…” ~ Rachel Borgatti 08/19/08

It was a pleasure to feature a representative for the Solana Center for Environmental Innovation on Conscious Discussions talk radio show. Rachel Borgatti was able to explain the origins of the organization and the incredible programs they now offer. Learn about their amazing efforts to educate and inspire society in this thought-provoking interview by clicking on the hyper-linked show title here in the blog... or you can click on the link for the Conscious Discussions show over on the right side of this post. Either of these will get you there. ** Rachel's interview aired on August 19, 2008



Find Dave & Lillian Brummet, excerpts from their books, information about their radio shows & free resources & articles at www.brummet.ca

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Busy - Busy :)

Whew! What a crazy time of year this is... schedules are overloaded and time is limited :)

Today is no exception. Starting at 10 AM (Pacific) this morning I will be interviewing Steve Mayfield on the concept of seeing Downsizing as an opportunity for Rebirth rather than being the "end". This hour long interview will be archived in case you cannot make the live airing this morning, simply go to the Conscious Discussions website and the latest show will play automatically for you. The link for the show is located on the right side of this blog... * alternatively, click on the hyper-linked show title here in today's post - either of these will get you there. :)

Then at 12:30 PM (Pacific) I will be the featured guest on the Free 2 Live 2 radio show. Host Trevor Carter and I will continue our discussion on the business side of the world of writing. Join us in Part 2 of "Help I am a Writer; Need to Get My Book Seen" blogtalkradio.com/free2live2


Later on this afternoon at 2 PM (Pacific) over at the Authors Read radio show I have a writer of screenplays, articles and books; a producer of feature films, film shorts, music videos and photography - Anna Maria Prezio – as the featured guest of the day. Anna is also a marketing consultant in health care, entertainment, and the non-profit sectors; She has incorporated her knowledge of Feng Shui and its effects on personal environments to enhance people’s lives. Ms. Prezio’s mission is to help people gain the knowledge and tools of Feng Shui to improve and enhance their wealth, health, creativity and relationships. The book she'll be reading from today: Confessions of a Feng Shui Ghostbuster. Find this radio program through the hyper-linked show title in today's post, or look to the right of this blog where I have a link available for you - either of these will get you there. :)

And last but far from least :) I'd like to let you know that I was interviewed on the Start With The Facts Blog recently: http://startwithfacts. blogspot. com

Well, that is it for today's post. I'll have some interesting eco-information to share with you tomorrow that you won't want to miss ! :)

Find Dave & Lillian Brummet, excerpts from their books, information about their radio shows & free resources & articles at www.brummet.ca

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Authors read radio - guest of the day

-- Authors Read Radio --

Dr. Nancy Irwin graduated from the Hypnosis Motivation Institute with honors and the Director's Award. In addition to earning a doctorate in psychology, Nancy also has a master of music degree in Opera Performance. Her background as an opera singer, keynote speaker and stand-up comedian adds heart and humor to her healing.

Today, Nancy shares an excerpt from her book - You Turn - on the Authors Read radio show.

Find Dave & Lillian Brummet, excerpts from their books, information about their radio shows & free resources & articles at www.brummet.ca

Friday, December 12, 2008

bio fuels & authors read radio

-- Bio Fuel: What is that? --

The term Bio-fuel encompasses many variants of plant-based oils and alcohols that can be used as alternative fuel. While alternative fuel sources like these are certainly greener than traditional fuels, there is already strain on the global food production and that raises concerns. Other sources come from a "waste" product like bio-solids (human/animal manure), methane collected from landfills and composting facilities or used deep fryer oils.

Because this is relatively a new technology with many different branches being explored, I’ve asked one of our more knowledgeable friends, Don Noble, to clarify the various terms that people in the industry use when referring to bio-fuels.

“It's generally referred to as "cellulosic ethanol" production (meaning ethanol made from cellulose). However, cellulose can be turned into all forms of energy depending on how you transform it. Anaerobic (without oxygen) digestion generally converts it to methane (natural gas), fermentation (with uses oxygen and special microorganisms) converts it to alcohol (can be methanol, ethanol, propanol, butanol, etc.) And, of course, simply burning it gives off heat and light, too - i.e. fire in the fireplace.

Typically ethanol can be manufactured from any food source - e.g. vodka from potatoes, wine from grapes, "grain alcohol" from corn - i.e. "moon shine". But you can also make other alcohols. Cellulose is harder to break down, since it requires special enzymes (found in certain bacteria, in the stomachs of termites, etc.) and that's why scaling up this technology is "new" or "innovative" and not ready for industrial scale at this time... though 100's of millions of dollars are going into it as we speak.”
~ Dan Noble – executive Director of the California Association of Compost Producers.

Many different species are being experimented with for bio fuel potential -here are a few new ideas I thought you would be interested in:

From Seeds of Diversity’s magazine (Fall 2008 issue):
“...creating biofuel from the dead forests (caused by the devastating pine beetle in Canada) would mean that less oil and gas would need to be pumped out of the ground …it does not compete with the human food supply.”

That same issue referred to a diesel tree plantation experimentation in Australia – apparently the tree (Copaifera langsdorfii) is native to Brazil and “can be tapped, like sugar maple or rubber trees, to harvest as much as 40 liters of natural diesel per year, needing only simple filtration before use in tractors or trucks.

The Vancouver Sun newspaper reported that a species of the edible plant family known as “Salicornia” has a high oil content and this is also currently being experimented with as a source of bio-diesel. Incidentally I have booked an interview with alternative power enthusiast Diane Tegarden who will be speaking desalination technology, which removes the salt from seawater and could prove to be the answer to future water needs, on Jan 22nd. Diane appeared on the Conscious Discussions talk radio show earlier in the year as well (July 30th, 2008).

The quote above that Dan so graciously provided us with was not taken from his interview (which aired on Nov 6th, 2008) - this is something he did for us despite his busy schedule and I do appreciate this very much.

You can find either of these previous interviews with Dan or Diane by clicking on they hyper-linked dates above or go to the Conscious Discussions talk radio show's website, look to the right for the list of archives and go from there.


-- Authors Read --

Today's guest on Authors Read radio: Roy Neuberger has 3 books currently available for readers to check out from their favorite bookseller: From Central Park to Sinai—How I Found My Jewish Soul, Worldstorm – Finding Meaning and Direction Amidst Today’s World Crisis, and most recently: 2020 Vision. Roy has worked as a National Park Service Ranger and Fire Lookout on a remote mounain-top, a copy editor at The Long Island Press, and publisher and editor of a weekly newspaper, The Cornwall Local in Cornwall, NY. Roy also was Director of Conservation for New York City. Today - the author reads an excerpt from 2020 Vision.

Find Dave & Lillian Brummet, excerpts from their books, information about their radio shows & free resources & articles at www.brummet.ca

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Transition from writing to film...

-- Conscious Discussions Radio--

Today's guest on the Conscious Discussions talk radio show was Nancy Fulton - writer, director and producer for NO BETTER FRIEND. With more than twenty years experience as a professional writer, publisher and filmmaker she has managed many teams of creative professionals facing hard deadlines, and has repeatedly demonstrated the technical and creative skills required to deliver projects on time and under budget. In December 2005, Nancy released the grass roots documentary BACK FROM IRAQ: The US Soldier Speaks, and three related one hour documentaries about soldiers. Those products are now available through Amazon. Her previous experience involved working with major publications & writing companies.

The discussion today evolved around the transition from writing to film. We learned about the keys to a good film (know the story and the focus, know the audience, packaging) and looking at contracts for limited theatrical release or DVD distributorship... we learned about sites like filmspecific.com and createspace.com. We also touched on staffing, insurance and finances involved in film - for this, Nancy recommends: fracturedatlas.com

To access the archive for today's live interview simply click on the hyperlinked show title here in the blog, click on the link for the show on the right hand side of this blog's site or click on the image below - any of these will get you there ;)

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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Make a difference with small daily actions ... Volunteers, You ROCK!!!

-- Quote of the Day --

“…We would not be alive today without our volunteers. We have about 500 volunteers… putting in almost 18,000 hours of work into the marsh… so we are basically double our staff components; they do everything around here from maintenance, to education programs to stuffing envelopes… we have a wide range of volunteers, even someone that just comes and cleans. …We need help, and we will train you – but most of the work is grunt work.”
~ Laurie Shutt 07/27/08


The power of the individual to create a healthy, sustainable and conscious community is limitless. Volunteers are the strength of our nation and are behind every rally, every fundraiser, every school event, every community event, sport event... they are everywhere. You will find them in museums, schools, libraries, senior centers, women's centers and virtually anywhere really. There are others, as well, who "volunteer" behind the scenes with small supportive actions here & there in their daily life. This might be someone who has agreed to transport paint from the reuse center to the organization's staff for their project - or - someone who spontaneously helps the organizers clean up after a fundraiser has ended.

Are you on a weight loss program and thinking of taking on a low-impact walking regime? Consider multitasking a little and spend that time with a fur-friend by volunteering to walk dogs an hour a day, 3 times a week. The companionship will make your workout less tedious and you are helping rescue animals become more adoptable, while enabling the staff to work on other things. If you are walking with a human friend, even better! Encourage them to take a dog along as well!

Consider taking youth groups or your family to animal rescue centers to bathe, brush, walk or play with the animals there. These animals need companionship, they deserve loving touches and entertainment and it is within our power to give it to them.

Volunteers benefit in many ways including learning new skills. Often organizations will have training sessions ranging from a few minutes to several weeks depending on what the volunteer would like to learn next. Laurie Shutt is the woman I quoted from earlier today - she's from the Wye Marsh Center and she was telling us about the wide array of interesting volunteer positions for anyone of any skill level and any age. You could learn Falconry or specialty training certificates... and let's not forget that volunteering is a form of work experience and is a great way to build content for a resume.

I encourage our blog readers to access the full interview with Laurie Shutt regarding the Wye Marsh Center - The archived interview can be found under July 27, 2008; archives are listed underneath the links on the Conscious Discussions home page. To go there, simply click on the hyper-linked show title here in the blog, click on the link for the show on the right of this page. Either of these will get you there. :)

Find Dave & Lillian Brummet, excerpts from their books, information about their radio shows & free resources & articles at www.brummet.ca

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

eco-events, inspiring employees, writing advice, interviews

-- Conscious Discussions Talk Radio --


Victoria DePaul’s new book, “Creating the Intrapreneur: The Search for Leadership Excellence,” reveals how individuals, families and organizations are human energy systems where the basic unit of power is the person. Negative or positive energy in the system begins with the individual and determines productivity. The “intrapreneurial” mindset – individuals who do not just think outside the box, but busts loose from the box – is created when positive energy can create positive action and eventually positive results, critical to success. DePaul is an expert in the study of psycanics – the study of the soul – and has been a human resources manager for more than two decades.

Find today's interview by clicking on the hyper-linked Conscious Discussions show title here in the blog, click on the link for the show on the right of this screen or click on the image below - any of these will get you there :)

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-- Eco-Events --

*Dec 10 - Bremen Germany Waste To Energy Exhibition Location: Bremen exibition and Congress Center Website: www.wte-expo.de

*Dec 11-12 - Hollywood Goes Green Hollywood Forum makes history with the first conference to specifically address environmental issues in entertainment and related industries. Website: www.hollywoodgoesgreen.com


-- The World of Writing --

*Dec 16 - Trevor Carter is a UK life Coach and Motivational speaker, he has a passion to help disadvantaged individuals to take more control of their lives. Free 2 Live 2 radio show offers powerful testimonies and motivational sessions with inspiring special guests. On Dec 12th, Lillian and Trevor will continue their discussion on how to get your book published, develop a marketing plan (for business or a book) ... call in and have your questions answered. Part 1 of
"Help - I am a writer & need to get my book noticed" aired on Nov 23rd. Part 2 was rescheduled (originally Dec 7 & Dec 12th, due to technical issues has been rebooked) to air on Dec 16th. Hope to see you there !

Time: 12:30pm (pacific) - 1:30pm
Questions??
callin at: (347) 324-5911
Location: www.blogtalkradio.com/free2live2



Find Dave & Lillian Brummet, excerpts from their books, information about their radio shows & free resources & articles at www.brummet.ca

Monday, December 8, 2008

christmas crafts & authors reading

-- Quote of the Day --

“Every problem can be solved with the proper application of the means at hand. Maybe not easily, happily, cheaply or painlessly – but it can be done if you have the will; you already have the means – yourself!” ~ Joanne Siewert


-- Authors Read --

Today's guest was Cindy Tuttle reading an excerpt from Joyful Surrender. To access this author's reading simply click on the link for the Authors Read radio show on the right-hand side of this blog site.



-- Green Holidays ! --


Craft: Christmas ornaments

Create tiny boxes of any size - These can be made from Styrofoam packaging materials, tiny blocks of wood, created from old cereal boxes... those small raisin snack boxes for children and match stick boxes work perfectly for this due to their handy size.

Glue on wrapping paper and decorate with glitter, trim, tiny bows or anything that strikes your fancy. Then glue on a loop of ribbon or an ornament hook on to the back of the ornament. Hooks are available at most craft stores – but if you are making a loop, be sure to make it big enough to fit over the tree’s stems.

What a great way to fill an afternoon with a fun and interesting craft - and you have yourself a set of matching ornaments that look like miniature presents hanging from your tree. I have several sets of these myself. These also might make a great gift idea for you or your family to consider.

If you are a part of a youth group or are looking for a craft project you might want to consider these ideas that we’ve been sharing here on our radio show and blog for this holiday season.

Consider creating packages of these craft ideas we’ve been sharing and donating them to places like support center for women, the homeless and financially challenged, senior centers and hospitals or any another organization of choice.

Find Dave & Lillian Brummet, excerpts from their books, information about their radio shows & free resources & articles at www.brummet.ca

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Holiday cost saving idea, volunteer travel & social discussion


-- Quote of the Day --

“…I just love people and I always feel the awe and majesty of the psyche to bring order out of chaos. …There is an actual ordering principle in the mind, just like in the body when you cut yourself and the body immediately moves to heal the wound – and the same thing is happening in the mind. …I just wanted to know more about that. I focused on family… and then couples – I saw that we had not really taught 3 important things in our culture. …How to get along with the person we are going to live with the rest of our life, how to raise children so that they are motivated and with good self esteem, and how to deal with stress and anger. And those three areas are part of what I consider the ‘civil’ part of ‘civilization’. …The whole concept of peace and war begins in our personal world – in our mind – and under our roof!”
~ Maria Andrade 10/21/08


The quote that I've shared with you today is so very powerful - when you think about it we teach our children many things, but life skills like creating meaningful relationships, communications, listening & other skills like these somehow get placed to the side. It has been my experience that both homeschool & public education is based on memorizing & conforming rather than exploring of self and the world. Perhaps this new year will bring our society more inspiration in developing this side of our young ones. Their world is unstable, filled with technology, fast moving knowledge, multi-tasking... they need this stability more than any other previous generation.

To access this interesting interview with Maria Andrade simply head over to the Conscious Discussions website (see link to right or click on hyper-linked show title here in the blog). Look for October 21, 2008 in the list of archives - located on the right side of the show's site, underneath the links.


-- Experience the Joy of a Green Holiday Season --


A great way to reuse wrapping paper is to create reusable gift bags. Using a cereal box as a template, wrap paper around it as you would a package, leaving the top open. For a strong top edge, fold the top over about an inch and glue in place. Punch two holes at the top of the sides for the string handles. Leave the box in if you would like a stronger bag. This craft reuse idea can apply to any paperboard box.

Speaking of paperboard boxes… and when I say this I mean cereal and cracker boxes, pasta boxes and the like – products like these are referred to as paperboard. These items are fantastic for creating gift boxes. Simply design the box according to the size you require – all you need is a little know-how, a ruler, pencil and a sharp craft knife or scissors and some glue. Once the box is constructed and the glue has cured, take a little craft sponge (a little sponge on a stick) and pour some glue into a recycled lid from one of old mayonnaise jars or something like that. Then, using the sponge, spread glue evenly on one side at a time - covering it with sheets of reused wrapping paper, comic strips or art that you or your children have created… – or new wrapping paper if you must. Remember, do only one side at a time or you will find yourself having some potential issues with this.

Decorate with a little ribbon, tiny pine cones or bows or whatever you wish, and you have just created a reusable gift box for the recipient to pass along to someone else whenever they are handing out presents. If you’ve been saving all your bits and pieces – decorations & wrapping paper - from gifts you’ve received in the past, they will come in handy now. Reusing that shiny foil wrapping paper you’ve been saving works best for this – especially since it is not recyclable. Scraps of wrapping paper work well for these crafts too, so don’t throw away those little 4 inch square bits of wrapping paper anymore!

* There's still time to order one of our 3 books in as a gift for the holiday season... Most online bookstores (amazon.ca, barnesandnobel.com, etc) carry the books or you can order them in from your local retailer. Remember, 30% of the royalties we receive from book sales goes to charity! for more info visit: www.brummet.ca

-- Authors Read --

Featured guest of the day - Dorothy S. Conlon was born in Japan and has lived a life of travel and adventure in places like Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia, India and Pakistan teaching, volunteering and exploring around the world. Her book, At Home in the World takes you through some of her journeys. Today, Dorothy shared a brief excerpt of her book on Authors Read radio. To access this author's reading simply click on the hyper-linked show title here in the blog, click on the link for the show on the right of this page or click on the image below - any of these will get you there. ;)
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Friday, December 5, 2008

radio, interview, media coverage

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quote of the day, eco news, guest of the day

-- Quote of the Day --

“Do something for somebody every day for which you do not get paid.”
~ Albert Schwitzer

-- Eco-news --

In Winnipeg, Canada – a 4 megawatt facility is running of zoo and farm waste supplying a huge amount of energy to the community, reducing waste and global warming contributions. Cost recovery for a facility like this is estimated to be around 5 years.

-- Authors Read --

Wim Coleman is an award-winning playwright and poet. When he moved to Los Angeles in 1986, he met his future wife, Pat Perrin. They soon began writing as a team, exploring such themes such as creativity, science, history, mythology, storytelling, personal and social transformation, and the evolution of human consciousness. They have collaborated on at least 65 published books, some of which have appeared in many languages and genres including essays, articles, novels, books for young readers. Their most recent novel – the one we will hear the authors read from today - is Anna’s World. You might remember hearing these authors on our show in the past: Oct 3: “The Comedy of Falstaff" and on Nov 3: the play “God’s Substitute".

Come hear today's guest on Authors Read share an excerpt from their book: Anna's World. Simply click on the hyper-linked show title here in the blog, click on the link to the right of this page for the show or click on the image below... either of these will get you there.

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Thursday, December 4, 2008

awards & recognitions!!!

Wow - We've had a lot of wonderful awards and recognitions this year!


"In appreciation for the work you do, I am donating a case of books in your name to: www.open-books.org" ~ author, Carol Denbow - www.authorsbox.com (Nov 16, 2008)

A sincere note of appreciation to Carol Denbow for this incredible gift of acknowledgment of our 2 radio shows and our support for literacy. Carol - you are indeed a wonderful person ;)

" As the holidays near, Brighter Planet is getting into the spirit of giving. Yesterday we launched the One Day campaign. We're donating a day's worth of our premium offsets to those willing to conserve during the holidays. Because of your past help with our 350 Challenge, 136 pounds of offsets have been donated in your name by Seamus Abshere. " ~ Adam Rubin, CT0 of the Brighter Planet Organization (Dec 4, 2008) - www.brighterplanet.com

The email earlier today from Adam telling us about this gift was so unexpected - we sincerely appreciate this wonderful and thoughtful gift.


Community Heroes in Our Midst - press release: date - Dec 1, 2008

LiveSmart BC ( a province wide program that offers rebates and incentives for green living) and Premier Gordon Campbell recently awarded Grand Forks as 1 of 9 green communities in BC Canada. The program also features "Community Heroes", which awards individuals who are standing out as creating positive, ecological change. Grand Forks residents Dave and Lillian Brummet were the first winners highlighted as Community Heroes and are now one of six finalists for the province-wide grand prize.

Lillian and Dave work as a team and strive to help individuals realize the value of their efforts and encourage them to become more positive, proactive and ecologically responsible. Their work has involved an eco-column called Trash Talk that ran from 1999-2007 and continues to be picked up by publications around the globe. This column eventually evolved into their first book - to date, they have 3 published books to their credit. The Brummets manage a blog and newsletter and host 2 radio shows. At home, in the garden and in the office they practice what they preach; while on vacation and on days off they can be found cleaning garbage or pulling invasive weeds from trails and riversides or training the two rescued dogs they’ve recently adopted from the local branch of the SPCA.



Find Dave & Lillian Brummet, excerpts from their books, information about their radio shows & free resources & articles at www.brummet.ca

Green holiday tips - kindness, how it affects the world & our health

-- Holiday Activities Involving Reuse --

Save all of the cards you receive on awareness days, holidays, birthdays, valentines days and get well cards; the ones you receive, the ones you've made an error in and don't want to send ... they are all useful.

Gather the family around your table and get them to make puzzles or fridge magnets for their young friends, class mates or loved ones. These can also make wonderful projects to create gifts for senior's centers, women's centers, children's centers or classes and to support centers for the poor.

First - sort the cards into themes and then sort them from large to small in size.

Puzzles are easily created by gluing 2 cards together so that there is a picture on either side. place the cards under a weight like a large book to make sure the 2 cards have a good solid seal. Once the glue has cured, cut the cards into puzzle pieces of a variety of shapes and sizes.

To make fridge magnets simply choose interesting images, cut them out and glue a small piece of magnet to the back. Strips of very thin magnets can likely be found at your local craft or "dollar" store. Alternatively reuse those unsolicited fridge magnets you have received from pizza places, realtors or junk mail. These are very thin and easy to cut with a pair of scissors and because the magnets are very light, only a small section of the magnet will be necessary.

-- Conscious Discussions Radio --

Today on the Conscious Discussions radio we had the pleasure of discussing the incredible power of random acts of kindness with CJ Scarlet. We discussed how random acts improve our immune system, release endorphins, create a warm and beautiful community, validate the humanity of those around us, and much much more. Please come hear this interview - you won't want to miss it!

To access today's interview simply click on the hyper-linked show title here in the blog, click on the link on the right of this page for the Conscious Discussions talk radio show or click on the image below - either of these will get you there ;)

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Wednesday, December 3, 2008

quote of the day :)

-- Quote of the Day --

…I looked into smaller publishers and I went to a site called Predators and Editors …where I found all the ones that publish mysteries …and I got positive responses from 3 of them. …I learned a lot, especially in the editing process – you know especially what mistakes to avoid. …I always think that e-books are just wonderful because they bypass all the carbon footprint – you know, they just go from computer to computer without any waste involved. …Print-on-demand, I feel, really eliminates a whole lot of waste when you look at the traditional model of printing … where they have an original print run 10,000 copies and if the books don’t sell, which a lot of them don’t then 6000 get sent back to the warehouse where they try to sell them through books-a-million and then half-price and eventually they end up in the landfill – and each time there is a truck to drive them there, so the waste and the pollution is huge… Where as Print-on-demand - everyone who wants a book, they print it out for them…”
~ Judy Nichols 10/9/08

The world of writing, like most industries, has certainly changed over the years - the last decade especially has seen great strides towards better efficiency, concern for the environment and cutting costs in shipping and handling.

It is such a pleasure to have discussions on the various aspects of the publishing industry and various opinions from people who actually work in the industry on Conscious Discussions. the quote above was taken from an interview with Judy Nichols and I encourage our blog readers to visit that interview's archive when they have time. Judy shared a wealth of information that day about writing with a mission - meaning, using the craft to spark creative and positive change in society. We also touched on the incredible advances the industry has undergone as of late.

To access the archived interview simply click on the hyper-linked show title here in the blog, click on the link to your right or click on the image below... either of these will get you there.

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Celebrating International Days of Awareness


Dec 2 – Together We Can Change The World Day


An amazing day of awareness - each and every single person has a value; a real and measurable impact on the world happens with each action we take on a daily basis. This is what Dave and I focus on in all of our work; our blog, newsletter, 3 books & 2 radio shows... they are all about focusing on inspiring change by showing people they do have value, they can make a difference.

Today, Dec 3 – International Day of Disabled Persons

I want to really embrace this day of awareness here on our blog. Incidentally we are currently setting up a date for an interview with an amazing organization that works with "waste" to create valuable, reusable products while creating jobs for disabled and mentally challenged individuals.
Until we solidify all the arrangements with the director of this organization regarding this interview on Conscious Discussions, I'd like to pass on their site to you today: www.renovos.com


Find Dave & Lillian Brummet, excerpts from their books, information about their radio shows & free resources & articles at www.brummet.ca

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

writing & music in counseling

-- Conscious Discussions Radio --

Stephen Edwards was our featured guest of the day - Edwards holds a doctorate in spiritual counseling from the University of Metaphysics. He is the founder of Stephen Edwards Enterprises, which focuses on helping people recognize the ideas and beliefs systems that are preventing them from expressing who they really are and experiencing a miraculous life. He has been a guest speaker to more than 2,000 companies and to audiences exceeding 5,000 across the country.Stephen has also recently released a book entitled: “Communion-cating”.

Our discussion today on the Conscious Discussions talk radio show revolved around his experiences with using writing & music in counseling, his life as a writer & some of the behind the scenes activities involved in being a guest speaker.


To access the archived interview simply click on the hyper-linked show title here in the blog or look to the right of this page to find a link for the Conscious Discussions talk radio show.

Find Dave & Lillian Brummet, excerpts from their books, information about their radio shows & free resources & articles at www.brummet.ca

Monday, December 1, 2008

World Aids Day - Dec 1st

"The 1st of December, World AIDS Day, is the day when individuals and organisations from around the world come together to bring attention to the global AIDS epidemic. 2008 marks the 20th anniversary of World AIDS Day."
- www.worldaidscampaign.org


"World AIDS Day is an opportunity to be inspired to respect and protect the health and wellbeing of ourselves and those around us through knowledge, action and consideration."
- www.worldaidsday.org

"According to UNAIDS estimates, there are now 33.2 million people living with HIV, including 2.5 million children. During 2007 some 2.5 million people became newly infected with the virus. Around half of all people who become infected with HIV do so before they are 25 and are killed by AIDS before they are 35."
- www.avert.org/worldaid.htm

More resources:
www.worldvision.org
www.unaids.org
www.worldaidsday.org.au

writing, healing & finding purpose - children's author reads live!

-- Quote of the Day --

“…You can write for a vast audience, or a smaller audience – but you can also write for yourself. You can write to process things. I’m into journaling because I know that journaling works. And it is an interesting thing about journaling because you start off by processing your life, your experiences, what is going on today because it is stewing in your mind, what went on yesterday… and pretty soon you start to discover themes and you discover material for essays, a memoir or a novel. …I was a caregiver for my mother – like many caregivers my world closed down. I stopped working; I stopped seeing people… I was there every day and always available by phone. And journaling was where I processed this. …Your immune system is strengthened if you write for 15-20 minutes a day about things that are deeply upsetting to you. And caregivers experience things that are deeply upsetting as they discover how powerless they are. So it is very valid just for that alone. It also allows you to dream, to plan, to imagine a future. To process the tough and sticky situations that you just don’t know how to handle in the moment – but you can come back to them…” ~ Lynn Goodwin 09/18/08
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Ah, the world of writing ... One doesn't necessarily need to have plans of ever having their work published and available to the masses on the planet to be considered a writer. Being a writer can be very healing, in fact tomorrow's guest on Conscious Discussions will be discussing this in depth. Personally, when young and full of emotions that I had no way of understanding or dealing with, I found that poetry and journaling were huge healing tools. What I did was pour out my deepest thoughts and feelings, read it, cry or rampage a little and then burn them right away. It was so healing to do this and I was comforted knowing that it would never be shared with anyone else. Later on this developed into my book of poetry, Towards Understanding, and what I discovered with this writing experience was that I had a purpose in life, there was a reason why I survived and with that knowledge I embarked on the life I lead now.

I thought today's quote was timely in that it sort of sets the mood for tomorrow's interview. To hear the full interview with Lynn Goodwin simply go to the Conscious Discussions site and look to the archives, which are located under the links on the right hand side of that site. Click on Sept, 2008 and then choose the show you want to listen to from there. To find the website, click on the hyper-linked show title here in the blog or look to your right to find a link for this show.

We've covered the healing power of writing on this radio program in the past a number of times, and I encourage you to browse through the archives whenever your schedule allows you some extra time. Actually, what I do is to play the archives while I'm doing chores around the home or office that doesn't require a highly active brain. Things like filing, washing floors, baking, printing or any other mundane activity. Yes it is multitasking, but they do not conflict and the entertainment/education factor certainly enriches my life.


Speaking of archives, when you go to either Conscious Discussions or Authors Read radio show websites you'll find that near the bottom there is a list of my favorite radio shows on the Blogtalk Radio Station.

-- Authors Read --

Today's guest on the Authors Read radio show, Doris Fisher, is a prolific children's author. Regular listeners may remember Doris reading "My Half Day" on Sept 29, 2008... Today, we'll heard Doris read another book in that series: "One Odd Day"

To hear this children's author read her book simply click on the hyper-linked show title here in the blog, click on the link to your right on this page for the Authors Read show, or click on the image below... any of these will get you there :)

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