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I don't write to right. I write so that others might. You can know the word but not the author






Stream Thinking You Have A Voice Use It

I'm at the point in life when all I really want is peace and compassion. To reach it requires two questions. How does the modern walk and way of life affect me? Is it really a situation and is there something we can do about it? Between 25 and 55 I always stood up and made noise. But did it reach a solution? Peace and compassion need a voice. Find it by being free of what you think and how you bring it to the surface. Don't invite your mouth to the party.


Andrew Duplessie Releases The Book Too Scared To Sleep

From blood-chilling horror to supernatural scares, this collection of short stories from debut author Andrew Duplessie offers something to stoke anyone’s fear factor. But that’s only the beginning. In a first-ever twist, each story also comes with a pulse-pounding video that deepens the horror. Point your phone at the QR code and be prepared to scream! Maybe even share it with your friends, if you dare. A garbage disposal that feeds on flesh . . . A beloved stuffed rabbit that cooks up your parents . . . Roses that require human blood to bloom . . . Ready or not, Too Scared to Sleep will answer the question: How brave are you, really? The book represents the first teen novel deal for Duplessie, already an accomplished writer in the horror genre online, where he has racked up millions of reads. Duplessie has a very large following on a number of social media platforms, including TikTok, where he is a well-known creator in the BookTok genre, interacting with fans and providing commentary on his favorite novels, authors, and anything relating to literature or reading. Andrew Duplessie is a prolific writer, viral content creator, and tech entrepreneur whose scary stories are devoured online by millions of readers. He's also a producer and writer on a handful of television shows, including American Horror Story.


The Multi Talented Ego Nwodim From Baby Shark's Big Movie From Nickelodeon

In the fin-tastic musical adventure, BABY SHARK’S BIG MOVIE, Baby Shark is forced to leave behind the world he loves after his family’s move to the big city and must adjust to his new life without his best friend William. When Baby Shark encounters an evil pop starfish named Stariana, who plans to steal his gift of song in order to dominate all underwater music, he must break her spell to restore harmony to the seas. This marks the first-ever feature-length original animated movie based on the the Daytime Emmy Award-nominated hit preschool series “Baby Shark’s Big Show!” The movie features a jaw-some lineup of guest voice actors, including: actress, singer and producer Ashley Tisdale as Stariana, a sharp-witted and manipulative, rising pop starfish who wants to take center stage with a splash hit; Ego Nwodim as Leah, a lantern shark and Mommy Shark’s best friend from college; Chloe Fineman as Lannie, Leah’s hyper, lovable daughter; and Lance Bass as TV announcer Lance Bass, just to name a few.


Actors Skye Townsend And BJ Britt From A Christmas Serenade On OWN

“OWN for the Holidays” is a slate of four charming new holiday movies that premiere on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network in December. The first film, A Christmas Serenade starring Skye Townsend and B.J. Britt, premieres Saturday, December 2, at 9pm/8pm CT. When Jeremiah (Britt) returns home for the first time in years to play a gig with his band, he is recruited to take over as the minister of music for the annual Christmas Jubilee at his home church – which reignites a feud, and romance, with the pastor’s daughter Willow (Townsend).


Actress Adrienne C Moore From Pretty Hard Cases Season 3

Season Three of Pretty Hard Cases begins with Detectives Samantha Wazowski and Kelly Duff finally reuniting as partners in Guns & Gangs after eight long months apart. Although their personal and professional relationship has never been stronger, they will need to work as hard as they can to prove to their new and exacting Unit Commander that they are worthy of their department's top cases. Sam and Kelly both find themselves navigating big changes in their personal lives: Sam revisits a past romance - she's back with her ex, Steve, while Kelly is taking the next step in her relationship with Nathan. But when a deadly new synthetic drug appears all over Toronto, Sam and Kelly must risk their lives as they fight to take down a dangerous gang and stop the drug at its source. Adrienne C. Moore is best known for her seven seasons starring as Black Cindy on the groundbreaking hit Netflix series Orange is the New Black. Her work on the series earned her an NAACP Image Award nomination (Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series) as well as the Vanguard Award at Essence Magazine's Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon.


Singer Author Comedian And Hockey Fan Dave Hill Releases The Awesome Game

One man's search to answer the ultimate question in sports: Why is hockey so incredibly awesome? Dave Hill--author, actor, rock musician and stand-up comedian--is a truly outstanding American. For one thing, he's part Canadian (an advantage he explored in his previous book Parking the Moose). For another, and maybe this has something to do with his Canadian heritage, he's a totally obsessive fan of hockey. That makes him a minority within a minority: apparently only five percent of the US population admit to liking hockey more than any other sport. In his latest opus, Dave--who's from Cleveland, which hasn't had an NHL team since 1978--tackles this hockey conundrum with full force, drilling down into what makes hockey so damn important in so many parts of the world, despite the average American not recognizing the sport's preeminent greatness. His search for the very soul of hockey has taken him across the globe, from Poland to LA to Kenya, and brought him into contact with many of the sport's great and good. Humorous but heartfelt, Bill Bryson-like but hipper, this is arguably the greatest book ever written about hockey and definitely the one to be asking for at Christmas.


Rocker Jim Peterik Teams Up With Kevin Cronin Of REO And More Roots And Shoots Vol 1

JIM PETERIK & WORLD STAGE has spawned a series of extremely well received albums beginning with their legendary self titled debut, featuring partnerships with rock luminaries such as Dennis DeYoung, Kevin Cronin, Johnny Van Zant, Don Barnes, Tom Keifer, and more. In 2019, the concept reemerged on the 'Winds of Change' album, where JIM PETERIK teamed up with legends such as Kevin Chalfant, Dennis DeYoung, Matthew and Gunnar Nelson, Kelly Keagy, Mike Reno, Jason Scheff, and others. PETERIK subsequently dedicated an entire album female rockers, resulting in the remarkable 'Tigress - Women Who Rock the World.' This album showcased collaborations with outstanding singers and musicians like Jennifer Batten, Chloe Lowery, Rosa Laricchiuta, Chez Kane, and others. These albums underscore JIM PETERIK's immense talents, complemented by a roster of renowned singers and musicians. With the new Roots and Shoots album concept, the Chicago-based artist presents two superb albums equally divided between Roots (classic rock stars) and Shoots (emerging rock stars). In addition to Kevin Cronin and REO Speedwagon, Vol. 1's notable guests include: Kelly Keagy (Night Ranger), Don Barnes (.38 Special), Mark Farner (Grand Funk), alongside emerging talents like Colin Peterik (Jim's son!), Ashton Brooke Gill, Paul Childers, Leslie Hunt, Mark Mackay, and a captivating duet between Dave Mikulskis and Lisa McClowry. WORLD STAGE embodies JIM PETERIK's outstanding musical legacy, a testament to his songwriting prowess as one of the true icons of melodic rock.


The Daily Mess Locating Peace In Your Google Calendar Lifestyle

The after affects of spending an entire day working several different jobs. You don't know which way to turn. Which decision really counts and which job is more important. Leading a Google calendar lifestyle keeps people away from doing the same mundane job in the same building over and over. I'm not sure the decision makers at the multiple places I work like me doing it. Rarely does anyone get treated like they're my top dog. The secret to finding daily peace is found in the steps. A path inside a forest I call my transition walk.


Songwriter And Sound Engineer Salf Releases His Latest Music Plastic Koi

“Salf” is a multi-insturmentalist focusing on production and songwriting. He has independently released multiple album, his newest being ‘plastic koi’. This album was inspired by his time in japan and attempts to join together his electronic influences with the natural sound found in older music. Besides releasing his own music, he has produced for many other artists and works as a sound engineer in his spare time.


Sports Play By Play Announcer Kenny Albert Releases A Mic For All Seasons

When Kenny Albert was growing up, family gatherings sounded a lot like a dispatch from the first all-sports radio station. There was his father, Marv, whose voice shaped the sound of modern basketball, and there too were his uncles Al and Steve-a trio of professional play-by-play men with a listenership that spanned the country. It was only a matter of time before Kenny, armed with a toy tape recorder, yearned to follow in their footsteps. Some 3,000 broadcasts later, Kenny Albert has amassed countless stories from the world of sports and media. A Mic for All Seasons is his chronicle of a charmed yet unlikely journey, from a youth spent calling games in his bedroom for a fictitious audience to ten-hour bus rides with a minor-league hockey team, plus the time he worked five different sports in one chaotic, 19-day stretch. The only play-by-play broadcaster who currently calls all four major sports in North America, Albert details the stand-out moments from his three-decade career, including the 1994 Stanley Cup Final, Jose Bautista's bat flip in the 2015 ALCS, and the U.S. women's hockey Olympic gold-medal winning shootout in Pyeongchang in 2018. Part memoir, part behind-the-scenes look at the world of broadcast media, A Mic for All Seasons also features stories about life in the booth, game preparation, travel hijinks, marquee events, meetings with star athletes and coaches, and much more.


The Choice We're Not Being Fair To Daryl Hall And John Oates

December 1, 2023 You know the world is going to hell when Daryl Hall and John Oates are battling it out in the headlines. We’re having a Beatles moment in the way of creative collaborators having enough of each other. But is it the real story? Two weeks ago I called it internet click bait. Now every morning television show thinks they’re the expert. None of us know of their agreements. None of us have walked in their personal experiences. Yet we have an opinion to what we’d do if put in this situation. Nobody likes a breakup! Especially when we know it will affect the way we listen to the music of Hall and Oates. We aren’t being fair to our memories created by the greatest songwriting team of all time.


Shelly Fraser Mickle Releases The Book White House Wild Child

President Theodore Roosevelt famously said, “I can do one of two things. I can be President of the United States – or I can control my daughter, Alice. I cannot possibly do both.” Alice Roosevelt’s captivating story is told in memorable fashion in the new book, WHITE HOUSE WILD CHILD (Simon and Schuster, October 3, 2023) by award-winning author, Shelley Fraser Mickle, who has won numerous awards for her novels, which have also been adapted into film. In the book, Mickle shares how Alice was known for carrying a gun, a copy of the constitution, and a green snake in her purse. When her father, the PRESIDENT, told her she couldn’t smoke “under his roof” – she climbed on top of the WH to smoke on top of the roof! Full of tales of Alice’s incredible wit and outspoken tendencies, author Shelley Mickle shows how Alice was both the Princess Diana and Jackie O’ of her time.


The Daily Mess Watching The Old TV Shows

Are we living in the past while watching old television shows on new digital platforms? Experts say, "No." We love to hold onto and or experience old television, books and music. It's not connected to nostalgia. It's your present self enjoying what it knows will be entertaining. Picking something from your past is one thing. Catapulting the mind and emotion back to a time period then living it out is living in the past. We find a lot of joy in aged art. Put it in your moment of now and continue to be entertained.


Actors Neal McDonough And Kristopher Polaha From The Movie The Shift

In this modern-day retelling of Job, Kevin Garner (Kristoffer Polaha) embarks on a journey across worlds and dimensions to reunite with Molly (Elizabeth Tabish), his true love. The narrative unfolds as a dystopian drama and sci-fi thriller, where a mysterious adversary, The Benefactor (Neal McDonough), disrupts Kevin's reality. Faced with infinite worlds and impossible choices, Kevin must navigate through an alternate reality, resisting The Benefactor's tempting offer of wealth and power. As survival hangs in the balance, Kevin fights to return to the familiar world he cherishes and the woman he loves.


Forest Stories Episode Fourteen When Fall Arrives In Caroline

Thanks for being part of the conversation I am the Poet In The Forest. A children series I penned out in the 1990s. None of it would be possible if it wasn’t for this forest in South Charlotte, NC. I talk about it so much that I thought maybe it’s time you get to meet all that inspires me. Thanks for being part of the conversation


De Frag Episode Ninety What The Hell Are You Doing

My father endlessly asked me, "What the hell are you doing?" The big corporate broadcasting company said, "We don't know what you're doing just don't stop." How often do we ask ourselves about what we are doing? I'm constantly pounding on my heart because we live in an age of ROI. Return Of Investment. If what you're doing isn't working. What can you be doing?


Actor And Executive Producer Marcus Scribner From How I Learned To Fly

In HOW I LEARNED TO FLY, the feature film debut from writer/director Simon Steuri, two African-American teenage brothers suddenly find themselves on their own after being mysteriously abandoned by their parents. Deeply haunted by the mental and physical abuse inflicted by their father (Wu-Tang Clan's Cliff "Method Man" Smith), elder brother Daniel (Scribner) is determined to keep their lives from falling apart. He maintains a daily routine, works as a dishwasher and does his best to keep a roof over their heads. Younger brother Eli (Lonnie Chavis, NBC's This Is Us) struggles to cope with the absence of his mother, leaving her voicemail messages in search of answers. Embarking on a journey of survival and self-discovery, they uncover moments of beauty, newfound meaning and enduring love that strengthen their bond despite the uncertain road ahead. Featuring supporting performances by Cedric the Entertainer and Michele Selene Ang, HOW I LEARNED TO FLY, is a poignant story of determination and resilience in the face of profound adversity


The Daily Mess Here We Go Again Stop Shaking Hands

With the Covid and RSV numbers on the increase, I'm not so sure about our business return to shaking hands. I don't even trust the fist bump. Do you know where that thing has been? Our holiday gatherings are at all time numbers. But we feel we've got this. Get some Liquid IV, Tylenol, Mucinex and keep a written journal about your scratchy throat and temp. The air that we walk into each day comes with no guarantees. It reminds me so much of the old television commercial where the actor says, "I'm not a doctor but I play one on TV."


Nini Iris From NBC's The Voice

Nini loves and misses her home country of Georgia, but always dreamed of moving to the U.S. In 2012, she auditioned for the Georgian format of “The Voice” and made it all the way to live shows. In 2016, she decided to move to New York alone, but once she arrived Nini barely had enough money to survive, so she contacted the former social media manager for the show, Saba, who was an acquaintance, at the time. He was also just getting by in New York, so they moved into a hostel together and became best friends. Eventually, Nini started singing at a cabaret show, which opened the door for her to meet people in the wedding industry. She transitioned to be a wedding singer while taking on various odd jobs until she was finally able to become a full-time wedding and events singer.


Pod Crashing Episode 283 Actor Filmmaker Rob Reiner And Journalist Soledad O'Brien Who Killed JFK

Pod Crashing Episode 283 With Actor And Director Rob Reiner And Journalist Soledad O’Brien From Who Killed JFK Who Killed JFK? For 60 years, we are still asking that question. In commemoration of the 60th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's tragic assassination, legendary filmmaker Rob Reiner teams up with award-winning journalist Soledad O'Brien to tell the history of America's greatest murder mystery. They interview CIA officials, medical experts, Pulitzer-prize winning journalists, eyewitnesses and a former Secret Service agent who, in 2023, came forward with groundbreaking new evidence. They dig deep into the layers of the 60-year-old question 'Who Killed JFK?', how that question has shaped America, and why it matters that we're still asking it today.