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  • The Things They Carried

    The Things They Carried

        The Things They Carried, a reflection on Tim O’Brien and his work and his appearance in Kalispell, Montana during the fall of 2010.   Viet Nam is a long way from Missoula, Montana, but I remember. I  remember  those nights in the mid-nineteen sixties watching  nightly newscasts with body bags stacked neatly ready for repatriation, […]

  • Migrant Sun-- Ramon Mesa Ledesma

    Migrant Sun– Ramon Mesa Ledesma

      Ramon Mesa Ledesma, author of Migrant Sun,  is an Indie author with stories to share of the Latino Migrant Experience in the United States from his personal experience. I met him recently and we talked about his work. He is a soft spoken man with a powerful message.   The thirty thoughtful poems in […]

  • Curtis Salgado, the original Blues Brother

    Curtis Salgado, the original Blues Brother

    Curtis Salgado, vocals, harmonica– Curtis Salgado is the original Blues Brother, his essence captured, integrated and performed by deceased actor John Belushi many years ago, in the film The Blues Brothers, according to press accounts. Salgado on the other hand is still alive, singing and dancing his way across stages in the Northwest. A white […]

  • Top 6 Summer Reads for 2014

    Top 6 Summer Reads for 2014

    Top 6 Summer Reads for 2014 – The summer has officially started with warm sunshine, patio lounging, park sitting, beach bumming and glorious down-time.  Summertime books are stowed in bike baskets book marked in anticipation of the next page turn. Wondering what to read?  Here are my top 6 summer reads for 2014 to take […]

  • The Good Life

    The Good Life

    The Good Life   Martha had not thought about him in years. It wasn’t that he had not played a pivotal role in her development, because he had. Her first boyfriend, first kisses, first prom, first dates in a car, first squirming around with tangled clothing. But so many years had passed that those events […]

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  • 15 Must See Summer Indie Films of 2014

    15 Must See Summer Indie Films of 2014

    15 Must See Summer Indie Films of 2014 Here is to the Indie Producers and Filmmakers that release during the hot days of summer.  A season when the money-laden, advertising-driven large studio films are releasing their big blockbusters, taking over

    June 29, 2014 | 3 comments | View Post

  • Women in Film & TV Mentorship Program for Actors

    Women in Film & TV Mentorship Program for Actors

    Women in film and television mentorship program for actors started as a question in another actors mind–In the midst of struggling with a difficult career decision, what if you had somebody to help guide you? As you’re paving the road

    May 24, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Tennyson E. Stead Filming with Collective Focus

    Tennyson E. Stead Filming with Collective Focus

    Tennyson E. Stead  – Filming with Collective Focus The original Blog Hop started with only writers revealing their creative writing process.  Yet, my mind journeyed into the creative process of screenwriters and filmmakers. I  wanted to learn more from them,

    April 14, 2014 | 1 comment | View Post

  • Tybee Diskin - Creating Real and Wanting to Find It

    Tybee Diskin – Creating Real and Wanting to Find It

    Tybee Diskin – Creating Real and Wanting to Find It  - The original Blog Hop started with only writers revealing their creative writing process.  Yet, my mind journeyed into the creative process of screenwriters and filmmakers. I  wanted to learn

    April 14, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Indie Short Film Dead Metaphors

    Indie Short Film Dead Metaphors

    Indie short film, Dead Metaphors, needs you to help get it off the ground.  The film short is a dark literary drama about the destructive side of the creative process. One of the many things that makes this project special

    March 21, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Indie It Books (more)

  • Secrets of Bob Wire | Author Spotlight

    Secrets of Bob Wire | Author Spotlight

    Secrets of Bob Wire: Author Spotlight - Shut Up and Drink Your Mashed Potatoes: Reports From the Front Lines of Fatherhood (Bob Wire Chronicles Book 1) – The man that is Bob Wire recently took some time to share a few bits of

    June 15, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post

  • World's Most Glamorous Book dr.a.g Returns

    World’s Most Glamorous Book dr.a.g Returns

    The world’s most glamorous book ‘dr.a.g.’, for dressed as girl, returns. After losing its publisher to bankruptcy halfway through its initial release, the book has been fortified with 20 added pages and is now the first in a series from

    May 24, 2014 | 3 comments | View Post

  • Indie It Guest Writer/Artist (more)

  • In Plain Sight by Angie Hulme

    In Plain Sight by Angie Hulme

    In Plain Sight by Angie Hulme Robin closed the door to the flat, dropped zir purse to the floor and sighed with relief as ze sank onto the sofa, kicking off a pair of black heels. Eyes closed, ze dropped

    June 7, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post

  • LOVE - Oregon Says I Do, and So Do My Boys

    LOVE – Oregon Says I Do, and So Do My Boys

    LOVE–Oregon says I do, and so can my boys Dustin and Mark, legally!  I cried when I heard this news. U.S. District Judge Michael McShane struck down Oregon’s ban on same-sex marriage Monday, May 19th. The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) requested

    May 19, 2014 | 2 comments | View Post

  • Arizona: Serving up a New Era of Jim Crow

    Arizona: Serving up a New Era of Jim Crow

    Arizona: Serving up a New Era of Jim Crow – Arizona Discrimination Law  -  I’ve lived most of my life in fear, however, I made the choice to remain silent, for the most part. I was on a weekend news

    February 24, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Indie It Art, Film & Theatre (more)

  • LGBT Author Leslea Newman Public Talkback on Bullying and Hate Crime - June 14

    LGBT Author Leslea Newman Public Talkback on Bullying and Hate Crime – June 14

    LGBT Author Leslea Newman Public Talkback on Bullying and Hate Crime – To increase public awareness about the harms of bullying and hate crimes, The Seeing Place is holding public talkbacks throughout the run of The Laramie Project. On June

    June 10, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Casey Ryan's June Lineup and Other Tidbits

    Casey Ryan’s June Lineup and Other Tidbits

    Casey Ryan’s Cutting Room Floor June Lineup and Other Things – Casey is blazing the indie world utilizing his “off” time to promote his passion, indie artists.  Here are some other random tidbits about Casey working his hobby: On May

    May 30, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Casey Ryan's Cutting Room Floor May Lineup

    Casey Ryan’s Cutting Room Floor May Lineup

    Casey Ryan’s Cutting Room Floor May lineup is full of big surprises.  This month of May is a must listen with talented people including: Brendan McIvor Fleming, Melissa McCarty ( Yes, THE Melissa McCarty), and  Bernard Robichaud from Trailer Park

    May 4, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Quilt Speak

    Quilt Speak

    Quilt Speak I am packing my duffle for the weekend and awaiting my ride 80 miles to the north—somewhere north of Polson, Montana—with Jane, a woman I have only met through email. Jeans, t-shirts, Griz sweatshirt, underwear, socks, computer, bottle

    April 17, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Casey Ryan's Cutting Room Floor April Lineup

    Casey Ryan’s Cutting Room Floor April Lineup

    Casey Ryan -  Cutting Room Floor April Lineup – Casey  started April out with his last Friday night show on the Talkshoe platform. He did a 2 hour marathon – 4 interviews and 5 guests total. The lineup is featured

    April 12, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Indie It Travel (more)

  • Powell's Books—the Greatest Browse On Earth

    Powell’s Books—the Greatest Browse On Earth

      Portland Revisited: Powell’s Books—the Greatest Browse On Earth A few months ago an esteemed former writing teacher of mine wrote an op-ed piece about the Bolinas, California Library’s decision to empty their shelves of some older printed books and make

    May 14, 2014 | 2 comments | View Post

  • Fishing Adventures in Man Camp

    Fishing Adventures in Man Camp

    Adventures In Man Camp Although fishing season seems far off from where I sit, I know spring is headed this way. And once again it will be time to think about fishing: the mental preparation required to locate my gear

    March 15, 2014 | 4 comments | View Post

  • Fall in the Pacific Northwest

    Fall in the Pacific Northwest

      Fall in the Pacific Northwest. It’s raining outside. Of course—some would say—this is Washington the Evergreen State. How do you think it stays this way? But I know it does not always rain here. September’s brilliance is just passing

    October 1, 2013 | 0 comments | View Post

  • The Fort Smith, Big Horn River Montana Chronicles

    The Fort Smith, Big Horn River Montana Chronicles

      The Fort Smith, Big Horn River, Montana Chronicles Part One Extended road trips, with uncertain agendas are rare and surprising. This month I found myself wandering between Ft. Smith, Missoula, Twin Bridges and Bozeman (Montana) for fly fishing, with

    September 16, 2013 | 1 comment | View Post

  • Etna Green, Indiana: America’s Heartland

    Etna Green, Indiana: America’s Heartland

    Etna Green, Indiana , a pretty little town of just under 600 inhabitants, sits along the south side of old Route 30, about 40 miles south of South Bend. Chicago is a distant thought, three hours to the northwest. The

    July 24, 2013 | 0 comments | View Post