A Bastard's Interview #1 Jennifer Buck Author of Dandelions

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Jennifer Buck

Author of Dandelions

A Bastard's Interview with Dandelions Author Jennifer Buck

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New Apple Selection

Life of a Bastard Officially Selected 

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Thank you New Apple for nominating Life of a Bastard Vol. 1 in the category of #Biography / #Autobiography / #Memoir in your Annual Book Awards https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074DRM7BX

Tales of the Whirling Rainbow: Authentic Myths & Mysteries (Soul*Sparks) by Steven McFadden


“It is necessary that the behavior of human beings all over the world has to change; the life of the Planet Earth is the responsibility of all and that is why the invitation from the Indigenous people is for everyone, to help save human life, save the planet thus inheriting a healthy future to the new generations.”

5 Stars: Prophecy of Love

For this reading and review, I needed to open my mind and my heart to understand prophecies  and myths I never heard of, what's the meaning when it comes to the world stage and how does it apply to the condition of "Mother Earth."  Often those who talk of saving the earth in mass media come off condescending  and accusatory which ends up falling on deaf ears, why is the message of peace and cherishing our planet seems not to resonate urgently, maybe the message is complicated and gets muddled in politics to the point of feeling off-putting. Reading the wisdom of indigenous or natives or first nation people can be a trope, but there is something there, something simplistic, something genuine coming from a place of love for "Mother Earth." Tales of the Whirling Rainbow: Authentic Myths & Mysteries by Steven McFadden masterfully journalizes messages of peace and respect for the Earth collecting different perspectives from indigenous elders, north, center, and south.

The Whirling Rainbow's vision stated best by (Chapter 5) Sam Thomas ( in Seminole language his name is Caocoohee) about united people of the four sacred colors, "when all pathways are respected by all cultures, the prophecy of the whirling rainbow will be realized.  Simple message the words "sacred colors" and "rainbow" breaths togetherness setting aside hate, violence, greed, and the disregard for "Mother Earth." I look at other prophecies growing up one in particular "Revelations" it has always felt sinister, and cruel not sure how "Revelations" follows kinds words of love by Jesus, the message of revelations is not a motivation to address the conditions of this planet. There is something to be said of First Nation elders, and it's people and all the evils they experienced that they still love the Earth and even want to teach us “In the spiritual way of life there is no room for hate, no room for jealousy, no room for greed. You must have love in your heart, and you must have patience; then you can follow the spiritual way. This is what we know. This is what we say." (Chapter 7)

Not going to say you are going to walk away spiritually awaked after reading Tales of the Whirling Rainbow ( 60 pages take the time to read ). But if you open this book you have begun a journey of listening to a message of love; it's getting people to the table to at least have a conversation of loving all people and respecting our Mother Earth not pointing figures because it hasn't gotten us anywhere.

Life After America: A memoir about the wild and crazy 1960s by Joseph Mark Glazner


“I hadn’t once felt threatened by the Viet Cong or North Vietnamese. I had no reason to want to kill anyone in Southeast Asia, or anywhere for that matter. "

5 Stars: The Ballad of Joseph & Vietnam

There are memoirs that very important to understanding the past where you can get lost in the experience by placing yourself in their shoes. Turning the pages ( Kindle should have sound effects) and romanticizing a writer's journey which you can't get from history books that lack personal stories or a witty sense of humor. There are the famous people that we can read about, but I am one for the ordinary person with an extraordinary journey, I want to know them and chat for hours on end. The gift they carry is insight about a time you didn't exist, and by the time you learn about in school it has become water down and nostalgic without the pain, suffering, and recklessness for you to appreciate.

As time passes by the voices disappear, the voices of WW2 survivors pretty much gone they are needed as some countries today flirt with nationalism and fascism. And now the voices of the Vietnam war true resisters and survivors are seldom heard or held up as a warning for foolish warmongering; we need them, we need them now! Life After America: A memoir about the wild and crazy 1960s by Joseph Mark Glazner is not a downbeat memoir, but an experience of one of America's first "Vietnam War Resisters" to cross that border and not be on the "wrong side of history." Joseph writes of risking freedom by crossing into Canada just at the age of 22 leaving the California sun for the cold from being a citizen to becoming an immigrant. Leaving a divisive America to entering a divisive Montreal during the Quebec separatists movement, a steadfast Joseph endures a writer's life of odd jobs, writing tabloids, connecting with artsy wannabe filmmakers, being up in romantic relationships and being heartbroken but never coming off bitter or entitled. Leaving everything behind including an ailing father, a mother who believes in the "goodness of Dick Nixon," friends, and the lack of freedom to not choose war without repercussions of going to jail and being forced to serve on the frontlines. As the FBI and American justice system are looking for him, he discovers a purpose, a talent for writing; his survival depends if he is witty enough to remain grounded. I would have wanted this life no matter the cost of losing my "freedom."

Joseph Mark Glazner writes something I envy, being able to be around at the beginning and in the same room with John Lennon and Yoko Ono during their "In Bed" peace movement. Tidbits of John and Yoko took me back as a child remembering the night I watched on TV the announcement that John Lennon was murdered; I cried along with my uncle as we played John Lennon's music. Being able to know more about John and Yoko touched me as I thought a writer's life that's what I want!

Tale of a Job Interview at OhlalaLand (OhlalaLand stories Book 1) by Stephanie Batailler


“Was little Stephanie really living in a different world? Was she seeing things that others weren’t? The girl fiercely claimed that she wasn’t and got proof of it on her seventh birthday.”


Q: What inspired Life of a Bastard and A Bastard's Reviews?

A: Tale of a Job Interview at OhlalaLand

5 Buttons: Inspired to Write

Stephanie takes us to fantasy backstory in France with witty humor and great imaginary. A young child that is inspired by the gift of reading which leads her to view the world unconventionally but like for most creative souls society and family tend to misunderstand children that color outside the lines, I think sometimes it's just soul-crushing.

As Stephanie ventures into Ohlalaland Studios, the writer manages to weave a story within a story where our hero Stephanie is doing her best to pitch a story about "Jimmy Buttons" to a monstrous gatekeeper, with today's socially inept sensibility. A perfect short story that makes you champion for our story's hero

So many times in America we settle on a job we don't want. Those lies that we are told never to stop dreaming that you can be anything you want, but in reality, society creates so many roadblocks and often the gatekeepers are sitting on mount high.It's people like Stephanie that shows us to keep pushing to find the creative less travel road.