MY FIRST TRAVEL VIDEO – A PREVIEW OF THINGS TO COME!
Here’s my traveling video….. a sizzle reel produced by Rock Richardson of Warrior Films, LCC, to entice a Reality TV Series into following my travels around the world when I set out this Fall for my
“Around The World In 80 Years” epic adventure
to travel for two years straight, solo backpacking, until I turn 80 in 2017, and then to keep going for at least two years after that.
My time in Santa Fe has been great, but is coming to a conclusion in mid-September. After a nice long visit with my family, I’ll take off to travel solo throughout the Caribbean Island chain, Central and South America. Throughout that long journey I’ll be filming myself with my new miniature camera and its gadgets.
So, stay tuned.
Have you heard of Amazon.com’s latest venture to get into the movie-making business…Amazon Studios? http://studios.amazon.com/ They have teamed with Warner Brothers to produce feature-length movies from original scripts and movies solicited from the public. Since mid-November, people have been sending their work in, hoping for exposure, big contest prizes, and that dreamed-of discovery by a major Hollywood studio. So far, 2335 entries have been submitted and more pour in every day. There are seven categories: Action and Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Horror, Kids and Family, Science Fiction and Fantasy and Thriller and Suspense. You find all levels of expertise.
They want original, written scripts in professional format as well as all sorts of video productions. So, independent movie makers can also enter their electronic trailers, short films or feature-length movies. Even power point slide presentations of storyboards are acceptable. Anything that pitches the concept of the future movie can go up.
There are LOTS of excellent scripts and movies being posted and people are constantly improving and reworking their material, posting new versions as they go. Reviews are encouraged and solicited for anybody’s work because we can download all offerings and even rewrite, if we want to or send ideas and suggestions to the author. It’s like a global Writer’s Workshop, where everyone’s material is easily visible on the table. We learn a lot just by reading other people’s work and paying attention to the reviews and chat lines. It’s all an experiment, but very well thought out and, apparently, attracting some serious writers.They have just posted the fifty semifinalists for the December monthly contest and two will be selected to win $20,000 each. What excitement!
On January 10, I just put my first script up – The Candlewick Question – in the Kids & Family category. Check it out at http//studios.amazon.com/users.10660 . Keep scrolling down on that page for most of the information. Please come to my page and download and read my offering. Already, I’m into my first rewrite because I’ve learned so much from others. I’m sure I will continue to learn new ways to improve it. Hopefully, I can put more of my scripts here as I rework them. This is a whole lot of work, but is the best way any of us unknowns, have for being read. Just to be in the herd is a wonderful opportunity. I wouldn’t be surprised if the professionals get involved, as well. It raises the bar for the rest of us, but we all learn how to bring our work up a lot of notches and the Amazon experiment gains credibility.
The best thing is that it costs nothing to join or participate actively in. Amazon is very serious about attracting new writers and is willing to pour money into prizes. They make everything easy for everybody in democratizing a field that once was the exclusive venue of agents and producers and Hollywood “suits.” The cover has blown off of another sacred cow, just as in the book publishing industry. How great to be right in the middle of it all!
Again, here’s the link to my page. Scroll down and take a look at my script. I need the downloads!!! I’d love to hear from you in the form of a review, as well. http://studios.amazon.com/users/10660
WHAT IS THE SECRET BEHIND YOUR DREAMS?
Reading more in the new book, Second Sight: An Intuitive Psychiatrist Tells Her Extraordinary Story and Shows You How To Tap Your Own Inner Wisdom by Judith Orloff, M.D., I’m immersed in her deep understanding of dreams and how they are so often clues to our inner selves. As a practicing Intuitive Psychiatrist and Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at UCLA, she has impecable credentials in the medical field, as well as the new field of knowledge about tapping into our own Inner Wisdom. She has become a renowed speaker and authority, in demand on television and in person.
Though I’m only halfway through reading this fascinating book, I am coming now to respect the dream life even more than I did before. I have a whole chapter dedicated to Dreams in my upcoming book, In Secret Diffusion: The Upper Realm Answers Questions About Earth, due out soon. I’d like to share a little bit of my interview with The Holy Spirit concerning dreams, since I keep thinking of it as I read Dr. Orloff’s wonderful book:
Where do the actions take place which we perceive as dreams?
Exactly what IS a dream? Is it simply our conscious experiencing of being in another place, during which we are always awake?
Yes. Your astral body never sleeps, even when your physical body is truly sleeping. Your dreaming is your conscious awareness of this other body. This perfectly wonderful experience is very familiar to everyone, but few have any idea of its true significance. If you knew about the miracle of the dream world, you would be overwhelmed with a sense of majesty and awe at this beautiful improvement over the way it has been in other millennial life cycles. Suffice it to say that We thought all Earth humans would become extinct at this millennium, as they were not to be given another chance when yet another global war occurred. So We planned a “double time” life for them during this go-round. We wanted to test them during their sleep, and so We provided a very active dream existence, the significance of which escapes everyone. Dreams are just stories that their minds create at night, as far as anyone is concerned. This is the best opportunity to explain how We have been testing you on Earth while you slept.
What is the difference between a dream and an out-of-body experience?But many New Age people now seem to be casual about doing out-of-body practices. Would You please comment?
A dream is different, but it’s not easy to explain what the difference is. An out-of-body experience is a delicate maneuver and it should not be attempted by anybody. Very few individuals can manage this successfully, and they are taking a great risk every time that they do this deliberately. Dreams are not dangerous. Out-of-body experiences are dangerous because it might not be done in the right direction or the right manner. It’s just best to leave it alone, as attractive as these prospects might be. If one is “supposed” to do this, for some unusual Upper reason, then you will be protected, but it’s a risky business to fool around with. There are dangers concerning this human connection with a physical body; not the least of which is that negative entities may desire to occupy it. These can be very hard to dislodge if they have found an unprotected human body. Accidents do happen in these inter-dimensional fields.
Are You constantly testing everyone with dreams each night, or is there ever a point at which You give up on some individuals?
STARTING A NEW BUSINESS AS A SENIOR CITIZEN – BLOGGING ABOUT SOLO WORLD TRAVEL
This is Takeoff Day and, as always, I’m a little nervous and am filled with wonder and suspense as to how the trip will turn out. Though this blog is to be, primarily, about around the world travel, I’m speaking right now about launching out into the Blogosphere and learning to fly right here in public. One good thing is that I didn’t need shots; I have no luggage; and no costly airline tickets leading to long waits in lines, crying babies and carry-on snacks. Plus, this blog flies me everywhere at once, while I sit here at home. Neat! Your living room is my parallel universe. So are your thoughts. Let’s explore each other’s lives!