The Best Idea Ever – Library Gardens!

library gardenNot since the invention of the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup have two such wonderful ingredients been combined… Imagine it – “You got your garden in my library…” “You got your library in my garden…”¬† I love this idea!

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The Gospel of Self is Real!

I-love-MEAt the heart of my novel Children of the Good – S1:E1, Series Premier¬†is the “Gospel of Self,” a quasi-religious philosophy promoted by the Antichrist that preaches narcissistic worship by each man of himself as the greatest spiritual and cultural virtue. More than one reviewer has labeled such a self-centered philosophy “unrealistic” – a charge I have countered from the start by saying that I didn’t make it up at all. The “Gospel of Self” is real. Right here, right now. Nothing futuristic about it. It may not be an officially codified 21st Century religion, with it’s own “Bible” and centers of worship (both of which do exist in the novel), but it certainly reflects the psychic and spiritual zeitgeist of what American culture has become in the wake of the Cultural Revolution of the ’60s – self-involved, narcissistic, greedy, a human-centered cult of Hollywood and personal celebrity… Today I discovered I am not alone in this observation, when I came across this remarkable excerpt from Chris Hedges’ book Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle. Check this out!

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Vegan Doesn’t Have to Mean Flavorless!

veganI haven’t done a vegetarian post in a while, so here’s a great article I came across on VegNews.com that I found inspiring, and think you will, too! Want vegan decadence? Try these 13 delicious, probably fatty, not particularly healthy, but, rest assured, 100% cruelty free recipes!

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