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Jan 5, 2020 @ 01:32pm

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Dec 18, 2019 @ 01:46pm

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Dec 18, 2019 @ 12:19pm

Hello dear well done am David from Uganda can I get get any free camera which is your not using for my music video production thanks

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Dec 12, 2019 @ 10:05am

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Dec 6, 2019 @ 01:01pm

Excellent to see and hear you here on One World Blue Cantor Roth; as a fellow Ba'al Tefillah and Cantorial Soloist who has worked and led in several Synagogues in the US, Israel and Costa Rica, I'm grateful to hear your robust and lucid voice and style; looking forward to hearing more and having chances to meet you in Denver, perhaps through One World Blue. My best,
Ira soundcloud.com/iracaplan

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Nov 27, 2019 @ 03:03pm

Fascinating to know of Tempa Lama's Spotlight here and of his advisory role in One World Blue's development and Vision.

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Nov 27, 2019 @ 02:58pm

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Nov 27, 2019 @ 02:48pm

Quite some Teachers in the stream of photos here!

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Nov 27, 2019 @ 02:47pm

This is one of the most streamlined, inspiring and informative Spotlights I've seen. Saturated with rich historical detail yet succinct and filled with guiding imagery and convergent knowledge. Thank you!

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Nov 27, 2019 @ 02:45pm

One World Blue Media has shown a natural affinity for my musical development, environmental influences and sustainability themes. I always felt my songs and the stories within them could springboard worthwhile advances in recycling initiatives at local, state and national levels.

Now I find many of my disparate efforts over the years in ocean recycling and education vis-a-vis sustainable products swiftly made cohesive among many companies, organizations and communities, from Pgh to Las Vegas, Miami, Los Angeles, Uganda, Rwanda and Jerusalem, Israel.

One World Blue Media could well be the greatest ally I've found for the kind of sustainable life qualities I cherish for myself, my community, for major brands I respect and for societies in many int'l locations.

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Nov 27, 2019 @ 01:52pm

Thank you Ira for reading and experiencing this Spotlight. Getting to the Space of the Nothingness between our Thoughts brings One true Clarity and the Rising of Spontaneous Healing from our Creator.

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Nov 25, 2019 @ 06:39pm

Would welcome hearing your thoughts on becoming more photogenic as a Live Performer, even though it is outside your expertise!

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Nov 25, 2019 @ 05:02pm

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Nov 25, 2019 @ 05:01pm

Love your stuff Wendy! Thank you for supporting One World Blue LLC!

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Nov 25, 2019 @ 03:57pm

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Nov 25, 2019 @ 03:56pm

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National Children's Day
June 14, 2020

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June 20, 2020

Oct 12, 2018 @ 01:23pm

Upcoming Dates:

Saturday 10/13
Muddy Creek Cafe, Sparta, NC 730-10

Sunday 10/21
Salvage Station, Asheville, NC "Rebuild the Village Music Festival"
5-630 Tin Can Stage
Friday 11/2
Laconia Ale Works, Sparta, NC 7-10
Friday 12/14
Laconia Ale Works, Sparta, NC 7-10

Oct 12, 2018 @ 01:22pm

Fine folks of Sparta and the surrounding areas. Bill and Shana have given me the green light to start a little early on Saturday night to squeeze in some more tunes. Hope to see yall out there!!!

Oct 5, 2018 @ 05:15pm

One World Blue wishes Attila Domos great success this weekend as he is on a mission (October 6th and 7th), to once and for all OFFICIALLY break the handcycling world record of 403.8 miles traveled in 24 hours!! GO ATTILA!!! "NEVER BE AFRAID TO CHASE YOUR DREAMS - Lets do Something Amazing" Attila Domos Musician/Athlete/Writer/Entrepreneur. www.attiladomos.com. Check out Attila's Campaign Page Here on One World Blue

Oct 5, 2018 @ 05:10pm

One World Blue Promotes WIZDOM REGGAE!! This Sunday October 7th Taco Regae Jam 2- 6 pm Bella Terra Vinyards, Hunker PA. COME FEEL THE ISLAND VIBE!!!

May 18, 2018 @ 03:06pm

Hey folks I'll be debuting a few new songs this evening on WKSK's "Live After 5" segment out of West Jefferson, NC. The show will be streamed live here: http://580wksk.com

Hope yall can tune in!

William #RAWK #williammasseymusic

Apr 29, 2018 @ 04:03pm

Hey folks check out my updated Spotlight page for a brand spankin new song! Hope yall enjoy!

William

Mar 15, 2018 @ 07:05am

"The Best Is Yet To Come"
The Best is Yet to Come is Progressive New Faith Fellowship Baptist Church book. With Overseer Davis and many of the outreach ministries as well as the look inside of our church and church family.
The book is on sale for $140.00 it has 132 pages of full color. Please order your book now and click fund to pay. Remember we are all trying to make a difference in this world by putting God first and being able to help someone along the way. Thank you in advance.

Feb 25, 2018 @ 12:15pm

Massey will perform at Muddy Creek Music Hall on Sunday, March 4th,as part of their songwriter round, web-link: https://www.muddycreekcafeandmusichall.com

Nov 19, 2017 @ 04:10pm

Tickets will be released tomorrow for the StarQuest Finals Night at Sunny Jims right here on Blupela. $20 General Admission. $30 VIP. Stay Tuned for the Ticket release tomorrow. Seats are limited. Finals will be held at Sunny Jims on December 16th, 2017.

Nov 13, 2017 @ 08:39pm

Check out my daily video on Face Book at Online Community Church -- it's called "Convertible Conversations" and is a 4-7 minute discussion about encouraging spiritual topics!

Nov 13, 2017 @ 08:37pm

My latest novel "Convertible Conversations" will be out the end of this month. Stay tuned for more information! Paul Gray

Nov 13, 2017 @ 02:33pm

The Project Ambassador Program is now available with One World Blue. Contact our office to find out how you may benefit from this program. Ambassador brochures are also available to order thru the Blupela campaign page. Join this winning team and start making a difference in the world today!!

Jun 30, 2016 @ 12:16pm

2016 Summer Program: Saturday July 2

We will meet from 6-8PM to print prayer flags. Youth Sangha coordinator Bonnie Weiss will guide the children in meditation, chanting and stories in addition to the block printing. We will also have a potluck for snacks, so please bring something small to share (NO NUTS PLEASE). Tempa Lama will be away traveling.

Jun 20, 2016 @ 06:07pm

Stand together to condemn hate and violence! Join us for an evening of solidarity with the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community in response to the tragedy in Orlando. Hear from leaders in the LGBT community, Jewish community, Muslim community, and others.

Jewish Community Center, Squirrel Hill

Levinson Hall

Thursday, June 23

7:00-8:00 p.m.

Registration not required

We are pleased share another opportunity to support the LGBT community as well:

Saturday, June 18th, 2016

12:45 pm

Samuel & Minnie Hyman Ballroom

Congregation Beth Shalom

A Conversation with Evan Wolfson,

Director of Freedom to Marry

Mr. Wolfson is a Pittsburgh native and graduate of Alderdice High School.

Shiur sponsored by:

Beth Shalom’s Adult Education Committee

This is a free event! Call 412.421.2288 x114 for more information.

Apr 13, 2016 @ 01:01pm

For Kids of all ages come and enjoy 'Get Out and Draw' a journey into the imagination with the Super Hero of Fun, Mr. Buckethead. Event Date: May 28, 2016. Where: Dormont Library, 2950 West Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15216. When: 1 pm to 4 pm

Mar 12, 2016 @ 05:56pm

For Kids of all ages come and enjoy 'Get Out and Draw' a journey into the imagination with the Super Hero of Fun, Mr. Buckethead. Event Date: May 28th, 2016 Where: Dormont Library, 2950 West Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15216. When: 1 pm to 4 pm

Feb 1, 2016 @ 12:41pm

Join us for our monthly Pittsburgh Sportsline TV show at the Hollywood Lanes (2961 West Liberty Ave. Dormont, Tonight, Monday night February 1st, from 7:30-8:30 pm. They are more than a bowling alley! This great venue owned by Jeffrey Parke is a multifaceted entertainment facility offering our Pittsburgh community a wide range of activities including: bowling, darts, live music, our sports talk TV show and much more!!! There will be food, drink and bowling specials during our show! NO COVER!

Jan 11, 2016 @ 03:45pm

Don't miss our First Atrias PNC Park Pittsburgh Sportsline TV show of 2016!!! We start filming at 7:30 PM tonight January 11, for our 60 minute TV show for our BPTV studio!

My co host Smokin' Jim Frazier and Allen Levine "The Talking Machine" are honored to be back. Enjoy great food, drinks, service, TV Sports talk entertainment, great guests and much more.

Ask about Valet parking and there is also FREE on street parking after 6 pm too!

Try "The Talking Machine" BIG MOUTH BURGER" (My favorite ;)) We are on VERIZON TV channel 32 everywhere in the Greater Pittsburgh area Tuesday-Saturday 7-8 PM. ONLY COMCAST 7 in Bethel Park

Jan 8, 2016 @ 05:49am

Friday January 8, 7-8:15pm: Introductory evening talk
Saturday January 9, 9:30am-5pm and Sunday January 10, 10am-1pm
Olmo Ling Bon Center and Institute, 1101 Greenfield Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Many of you requested that we offer a retreat on the ancient and powerful Bon Chod practice ‘Laughter of the Dakinis’ which is part of the weekly Saturday morning practice at Olmo Ling. We are happy to be able to respond to this request! The Chod practice ‘Laughter of the Dakinis’ features a hauntingly beautiful melody that is chanted and accompanied by the Tibetan hand-drum (Damaru) and bell, together with visualization. Please join us to learn this unique practice, and join us thereafter at the weekly Saturday morning meditation.

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Oneg Shemesh

Oneg Shemesh
Oneg Shemesh Band ~ Indie Folk/Rock Music
Bio
Oneg Shemesh's music represents a fresh and innovative new sound in Jewish music. His engaging and interactive style is sure to invigorate your soul and your feet!
Oneg Shemesh, whose first name means “utmost joy”, is an Israeli-born guitarist and singer known for positive, well-crafted songs, and genre-blending, innovative work that blends the spiritual aspects of the Modern Orthodox culture in which he was raised with a folk rock sensibility.
Whether singing about “shining the light forward” or one’s personal responsibilities in “Only I”, Oneg Shemesh’s music is at times evocative, inspirational, and powerful while always remaining upbeat.
Oneg was raised in Israel on Moshav Modi’im near Tel Aviv. After completing his army service, he joined The Moshav Band as a founding member, an Israeli American-Jewish folk rock band, they combine Jewish music with elements of alternative rock, folk, and reggae. Shemesh toured with them throughout Israel, the United States and Canada.
When he is not creating and performing music, he likes to spend time with his 3 beautiful children, hike, rollerblade, bike & workout at the gym. He currently resides in West Hempstead, NY.
I'm so grateful to my amazing fans! With your help the song & music video called SOME DAYS in memory of my Mom O.B.M. has been completed & released! Check it out below!
Check out his live shows
This song is dedicated to my Mom A”H ברכה בת חונה יואל הכהן וזלטא
I had the privilege of writing this song & performing it for my Mom before she passed on FEB 5, 2017.
Here is the clip she took on her phone & this is what she wrote about the experience.
This is a beautiful song that my son Oneg Shemesh wrote with me in mind. He really nailed it perfectly. He totally captured in the simple lyrics, exactly how I’m feeling these days. Every time I hear him singing this, I am moved to tears and at the same time filled with joy!
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Votes1 DateSep 5, 2018

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Asia

Iranian Zoroastrians

Bernard Asper

The history of Zoroastrianism began with the Prophet Zarathushtra teaching what was called “the Good Religion,” to ancient Persia and Central Asia. His teachings taught obedience to one god; while he drew a small group of dedicated men and women, he also met with great resistance from local priests and princes. According to legend, Zarathushtra was invited to present his teachings before King Vishtasp, who became one of the first of many rulers in Central Asia to embrace this new and revolutionary faith. The religion continued to evolve into its present form from the belief in a supreme god representing what became the state religion of the Persians. Its present monotheistic and at least what some would call dualistic varieties all involve worship of one god, the good one who will triumph over the evil forces. This represents the dualism in all forms of the faith that goes back to its founder Zarathushtra.
Zoroastrianism gradually gained wider acceptance, becoming the religion of the Achaemenian Empire (550–330 BCE) founded by Cyrus the Great. The Achaemenians established the first “universal empire” across linguistic and cultural frontiers, practicing religious and ethnic tolerance for their subjects. The Achaemenians were defeated by Alexander the Great in 330 BCE, and the city of Persepolis, along with its library of religious texts, was destroyed by fire. After nearly a century of Greek rule under the Seleucids, the Parthians (256 BCE–226 CE) came to power and ruled in ancient Iran for many centuries. The Sassanian Empire (226–652 CE) succeeded that of the Parthians and during the next four hundred years, the Sassanian kings established Zoroastrianism as the state religion of Iran. This was the “golden age” of Zoroastrianism, with as many as thirty million people practicing the faith. The liturgy of the Avesta was collected into a cohesive unit, and new literature in the Pahlavi language flourished.
In 652 CE, the Sassanian Empire was defeated by Arab Muslims. The majority of Zoroastrians accepted Islam. Those who did not and were not fleeing the country fled to other areas within Iran. The Zoroastrian refugees developed their own language, Zoroastrian Dari, as well as a separate culture.
The Zoroastrians faced considerable adversity and religious persecution, which varied under different dynasties. Under the Umayyad dynasty, personal rights could be obtained with the payment of jizya, a special tax for non-Muslims, while during the Qajar dynasty, repression of the Zoroastrian religion took on cruel and violent forms. The life of Zoroastrians in Iran was often characterized by humiliation—with rules preventing them from riding on horseback, building places of worship, receiving an inheritance, or even from carrying umbrellas or wearing eyeglasses. With greater freedoms in the 20th century, Zoroastrians were able to establish themselves in business, industry, the educational field, and philanthropy. Many of today's Iranians are Zoroastrians who pretend to be Muslims.
Taken and edited from:
http://www.iranicaonline.org/articles/zoroastrians-in-iran-06
http://pluralism.org/religions/zoroastrianism/the-zoroastrian-tradition/zoroastrians-in-india-and-iran/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/zoroastrian/beliefs/god.shtml
http://www.zoroastrian.org/other/faq.htm
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/19959

Votes1 DateJul 25, 2018

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Europe

Gypsies

Bernard Asper

The Roma are an ethnic people who have migrated across Europe for a thousand years. The Roma culture has a rich oral tradition, with an emphasis on family. Often portrayed as exotic and strange, the Roma have faced discrimination and persecution for centuries.
Today, they are one of the largest ethnic minorities in Europe — about 12 million to 15 million people, according to UNICEF, with 70 percent of them living in Eastern Europe. About a million Roma live in the United States, according to Time.
Roma is the word that many Roma use to describe themselves. They are also known as Rom or Romany.
The Roma are also sometimes called Gypsies. However, some people consider that a derogatory term, a holdover from when it was thought these people came from Egypt. It is now thought that the Roma people migrated to Europe from India about 1,500 years ago.
They originated in northern India and by the second half of the 20th century they had spread to every inhabited continent.
Because of their migratory nature, their absence in official census returns, and their popular classification with other nomadic groups, estimates of the total world Roma population range from two million to five million. No significant statistical picture can be gained from the sporadic reporting in different countries. Most Roma were still in Europe in the early 21st century, especially in the Slavic-speaking lands of central Europe and the Balkans. Large numbers live in Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, the Czech and Slovak republics, and Hungary.
All nomadic Roma migrate at least seasonally along patterned routes that ignore national boundaries. They also follow along a chain, as it were, of kin or tribal links. The Roma’s own supposed disposition to wander has been forcibly furthered by exile or deportation. Only 80 years after their first appearance in western Europe in the 15th century, they fell under the penalty of banishment in almost all the nations of western Europe. Despite their systematic exile, or transportation abroad, however, they continued to reappear in one guise or another back in the countries they had left.
All unsettled confederations who live among settled peoples seem to become convenient scapegoats. So it is with the Roma, who have regularly been accused by the local populace of many evils as a prelude to later official and legal persecution. Their relations with the authorities in the host country have been marked by consistent contradiction. Official decrees were often aimed at settling or assimilating them, yet local authorities systematically refused them the bare hospitality of a campsite. During the Holocaust the Nazis murdered an estimated 400,000 Roma. French laws in modern times forbade them campsites and subjected them to police supervision, yet they were taxed and drafted for military service like ordinary citizens. Spain and Wales are two countries often cited as examples where Roma have become settled, if not wholly assimilated. In modern times the socialist countries of eastern Europe attempted programs of enforced settlement to end Roma migration.
Traditionally the Roma have pursued occupations that allowed them to maintain an itinerant life on the perimeters of settled society. The men were livestock traders, animal trainers and exhibitors, tinkers (metalsmiths and utensil repairmen), and musicians; the women told fortunes, sold potions, begged, and worked as entertainers. Before the advent of veterinary medicine, many farmers looked to Roma livestock dealers for advice on herd health and husbandry.
The archetypal Roma family consists of a married couple, their unmarried children, and at least one married son, his wife, and their children. Upon marriage, a young couple typically lives with the husband’s parents while the young wife learns the ways of her husband’s group. Ideally, by the time an older son is ready to move away with his family, a younger son will have married and joined the household with his new wife. Although the practice had declined significantly by the late 20th century, marriages traditionally were arranged by the elders in the family or band (vitsa) to strengthen political and kinship ties to other families, bands, or, occasionally, confederations. A central feature of Roma marriages was the payment of a bride-price to the parents of the bride by the parents of the groom.
Gypsy chieftains (voivodes) are elected for life from among outstanding families of the group, and the office is not heritable. Their power and authority vary according to the size of the band, its traditions, and its relationships with other bands within a confederation.
It was the voivode who acted as treasurer for the whole band, decided the pattern of its migration, and became its spokesman to local municipal authorities. He governed through a council of elders that also consulted with the phuri dai, a senior woman in the band. The phuri dai’s influence was strong, particularly in regard to the fate of the women and children, and seemed to rest much on the evident earning power and organization of the women as a group within the band.
Strongest among Roma institutions of social control was the kris, connoting both the body of customary law and values of justice as well as the ritual and formation of the tribunal of the band. Basic to the Roma code were the all-embracing concepts of fidelity, cohesiveness, and reciprocity within the recognized political unit. The ultimate negative sanction of the kris tribunal, which dealt with all disputes and breaches of the code, was excommunication from the band. A sentence of ostracism, however, might exclude the individual from participation in certain band activities and punish him with menial tasks. In some cases rehabilitation was granted by the elders and followed by a feast of reconciliation.
Bands are made up of vitsas, which are name groups of extended families with common descent either patrilineal or matrilineal, as many as 200 strong.
Spiritual beliefs
The Roma do not follow a single faith; rather, they often adopt the predominant religion of the country where they are living, according to Open Society, and describe themselves as "many stars scattered in the sight of God." Some Roma groups are Catholic, Muslim, Pentecostal, Protestant, Anglican or Baptist.
The Roma live by a complex set of rules that govern things such as cleanliness, purity, respect, honor and justice. These rules are referred to as what is "Rromano." Rromano means to behave with dignity and respect as a Roma person, according to Open Society. "Rromanipé" is what the Roma refer to as their worldview.
Language
Though the groups of Roma are varied, they all do speak one language, called Rromanës. Rromanës has roots in Sanskritic languages, and is related to Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu and Bengali. Some Romani words have been borrowed by English speakers, including "pal" (brother) and "lollipop" (from lolo-phabai-cosh, red apple on a stick).
The Roma today
While there are still traveling bands, most use cars and RVs to move from place to place rather than the horses and wagons of the past.
Today, most Roma have settled into houses and apartments and are not readily distinguishable. Because of continued discrimination, many do not publicly acknowledge their roots and only reveal themselves to other Roma.
While there is not a physical country affiliated with the Romani people, the International Romani Union was officially established in 1977. In 2000, The 5th World Romany Congress in 2000 officially declared Romani a non-territorial nation.
During the Decade of Roma Inclusion (2005-2015), 12 European countries made a commitment to eliminate discrimination against the Roma. The effort focused on education, employment, health and housing, as well as core issues of poverty, discrimination, and gender mainstreaming. However, according to the RSG, despite the initiative, Roma continue to face widespread discrimination.
According to a report by the Council of Europe's commissioner for human rights, "there is a shameful lack of implementation concerning the human rights of Roma … In many countries hate speech, harassment and violence against Roma are commonplace."
Edited from the Encyclopedia Brittanica Roma article online as well as from https://amp.livescience.com/44512-gypsy-culture.html

Votes1 DateJul 24, 2018

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My goal as a conflict resolution professional and educator is to create constructive changes in the approach to chaos and to help evolve conflict experiences into ones that bring peace and meaning in a collaborative manner. This requires evolving and essentially transforming mindsets, conditionings, beliefs and emotions. Transformative mediation facilitates the changing of perspectives and assumptions from which to view conflicts in one’s life and in the world. I also believe in my own vulnerable sharing because it is critical to lead by example in a field such as conflict resolution, where with its vast difficulties and intensities, it is vital to illustrate the type of conduct that produces true resolution and healing especially to young people. Conflict resolution as an educational discipline has the potential to create self aware and interpersonally sensitive people who can contribute substantially towards society. I also use evolutionary astrology to understand the nature of and patterns in the psyche, helping one become aligned with His/Her correct karma and destiny and ensuring that His/Her unique gifts and lessons manifest in a positive and abundant way. Having a strong Libran emphasis, I have always been drawn to understanding the dynamics that bring peace and harmony to relationship conflicts and difficult, entangled situations. I have also been greatly influenced by the spiritual teachings of Eckhart Tolle, Don Miguel Ruiz and A Course in Miracles (ACIM).

Anjali SoiApr 4, 2020 @ 11:20amMore

I want to spread love, generosity and self healing into the world. I want people to know they matter, they are heard and valued.

The Best You Dating and Life Coaching, LLCMar 30, 2020 @ 09:18amMore

Help people to be friendly with each other and to encourage others to respect people's differences of opinion.

Patrick McGregorMar 24, 2020 @ 03:35pmMore

To help heal the world by being a person that is always learning and growing from everything and anything. Being the light that shines ever so bright. Treat others with the way I want to be treated. Being loving, kind, and compassionate to every person from all walks of life and cultivating a domino effect. Cultivation of a small dot and small hole within the thinking of one person will create a ripple effect in others. This one step is all the is needed to transform the world. All it takes is one person having a dream and taking one step and then the next step to bring the dream into reality.To speak/teach all over the world about: Mindful Sensorium. Integration of the approach of occupational therapy skills learnings, teachings to combine with promoting consciousness via functional skills and activities to help cultivate present moment awareness. To help change the world by cultivating world silent meditation for 15 minutes.

Chanie MessingerFeb 27, 2020 @ 06:27pmMore

Working along side One World Blue Media we hope to use our music to spread joy to everyone across the land and beyond!

Static in the AtticFeb 17, 2020 @ 01:24pmMore

I’d like to give all school children the opportunity and hopefully passion for yoga, gardening and cycling. Bicycles, vegetable gardens and yoga / meditation could make a healthier planet for healthier children.

KristinJan 23, 2020 @ 03:38pmMore

I wish to live in a world where everyone is treated as an equal human being and there are no forms of judgment placed upon anyone where we exhibit peace and patience instead of war And conflict with one another my personal goal Is to positively impact as many people in my life as I can

David GumbleJan 20, 2020 @ 04:20pmMore

If I could change the world I would start with enforcing: Truth, Equality, Opportunity, Fairness and Justice Act for all. This I believe would change the mindsets and heart of man and create fair opportunities for the underprivileged and those that are discriminated against. If we as a nation could truly live and stand one nation under GOD, live by HIS Golden Rules and have HIS attributes embedded within our hearts, this the world would most certainly be a better place for us all. We must go back to respecting ourselves, the environment and loving one another regardless of race or color of our skin. If everyone in the world could take on this mindset I believe it would create a peace of mind for the under priviledge families and for those that have been discriminated against. If I could change the world I say again, it would be enforcing Truth, Equality, Opportunity, Fairness and Justice Act. Executing this Act of law I believe will change and create more positive mindsets of the people. This I truly believe would bringsforth positive mindsets and happy people that have been given the opportunity to provide for their household in the right manner. This is what I would change...

Cassandra KellyDec 12, 2019 @ 06:36pmMore

I would start by talking less, listening more and treating others the way I would like to be treated.

Sonya DiGiornoNov 15, 2019 @ 04:29pmMore

Care and support every individual physically and spiritually.

Bnai Emunah ChabadNov 13, 2019 @ 03:30pmMore

We will change the world by lifting up all children. We will work to ensure that all children have access to health and quality education, are safe from abuse and gun violence, that all children have economic security and sustainable world to live in.

National Children's CampaignNov 6, 2019 @ 01:26pmMore

I would like to create a small business grant fund program for disadvantaged youth who are interested in become business owners and inventors.

James W Jenson PhotographyOct 30, 2019 @ 11:47amMore

Forming music project since music has healed anumber of people, Helping the young ones rooming on streets through education, nutrition and putting up a home for the homeless.

mwiduismailOct 26, 2019 @ 07:46amMore

Peace among everyone and treat everyone equal

AngelOct 25, 2019 @ 02:53amMore

I would bring awareness to all the problems we face as American citizens. I would make our government be held accountable for any wrongdoing that any part of our government engages in. I would help to pass laws that would protect our people from homelessness and poverty.

Precious ShelvinOct 23, 2019 @ 06:06pmMore

Human beings are clearly complex, diverse and highly capable beings fashioned in the divine image. I work to remind myself that we are in such a unique time in history with extensive material comforts spiritual freedoms available and our digital, medical, scientific and other capabilities inspiring us to a planetary future like has rarely been dreamed or intuited in all of world history. I would ideally genesis and maintain a modest academy where individuals of all ages and backgrounds with self-awareness, a love of creation and a desire to learn could master their abilities and potentials through a unique training program of multi-faceted well-being, rooted in water-training, nutritional regimen, artistic discipline, interpersonal skills development and ecological stewardship. Graduates would be bonified OECW's (Ocean~Environment Corporate Warriors) and be empowered to realize excellence in all realms of human endeavor as defined by robust levels of personal, family/communal, societal and civilizational well-being. Yep, it's a huge goal, though way beyond me. Many cool people are already making this happen; I'm psyched to be a part of One World Blue and look forward to collaborating with its membership as fully as I can in the near future. Best!

Ira CaplanOct 11, 2019 @ 10:28amMore

We use our skills & talents to help individuals spread personal messages & raise awareness of causes to audiences everywhere. For us, changing the world means continually working toward everyone having an equal opportunity to be heard.

Northwood PrintingSep 16, 2019 @ 12:07pmMore

Make someone laugh everyday.

Penguin Purchasing LLCSep 11, 2019 @ 03:53pmMore

What is on my heart about healing the world is to help those who are in need. Tell the world people the importance of how they can change their lives when they come together. In this world we all need to be as one and as people having same blood and same father (GOD), we all need to come together and we need to be one. Loving others is the most important message I can teach the world so it gets healed and to know God.

Big DavidSep 6, 2019 @ 07:49amMore

I want to support the poor orphanage children in Uganda and across Africa. I am working hard to meet the needs of those poor children and poor people in poor areas in Uganda and Africa at large.You can try to meet us at our website https://sodacorganization.org. To support these children we are working hand in hand with other well wishers to help join us to help the needy poor children. Through providing services at Dolphine Software Technologies Ltd, we have training centers for those children who have not completed their schools and we give vocational training services. Children in Uganda are facing a bigger challenge especially those from poor villages and orphans; they don't go to school nor do have some where to stay. But as SODAC Organization and Dolphine Software Technologies, we try to come up with these support for them and hence giving them a better life. Find us and follow us on www.facebook.com/sodacorganization and www.twitter.com/sodac31

Fred edwards kabogozaAug 24, 2019 @ 11:21amMore

I want to change the world by taking as much stress and anxiety from seniors and their families as I can. When looking at senior resources and living options, they are some of the most difficult and stressful decisions one can make. My goal and mission is to be there for the families so that they have someone they can lean on and look to for guidance so that the process doesn't have to be as stressful. There is no getting around it, the decisions families make are going to be hard, but they do not have to be made alone. I want to be there for families so that they feel they can make the most educated decision that is best one for their family or friends.

Oasis Senior AdvisorsAug 22, 2019 @ 07:50amMore

Training and supporting local farmers through sustainable agriculture and supporting Torah learning in Jewish communities.

Tarphon kamyaAug 14, 2019 @ 09:26amMore

I trust in the statement of one man who said " If you are born in your fathers home and you die living it the way you found it ,you are nothing "we are ready to reach out with the helping hand and share all the blessing and gift we get with others.at New Hope Baptist church we are moved by helping the needy and orphaned by providing scholastic material, housing , meals , sharing stories the build, medical and Spiritual meals.

New Hope Baptist churchAug 6, 2019 @ 04:50amMore

Help people to see the beauty and goodness in this world, people, and all that God created. The "Golden Rule" would go a long way to healing and changing this world.

JAB Jewelry DesignsJul 2, 2019 @ 10:45amMore

Encourage everyone to follow the Seven Universal Laws that G-d gave to Noah. These were then presented to the entire world by Moses when he Received the 10 Commandments at Mount Sinai. The Seven Universal (Noahide) Laws are: Knowledge/Believe in One G-d Respect G-d’s Holy Name Respect the Sanctity of Human Life Respect the Traditional Family Respect the Property of Others Respect All Creatures Establish a Righteous Judicial System

Leibel EstrinJun 28, 2019 @ 02:15pmMore

I would like to share more about how everyone needs to appreciate the small things in life which will make them realize to be at peace with each other. I would also try to start up a news station where it is more about positive news and stories people are doing for each other. I would continue to keep on doing my positive motivational videos I share on social media which inspires others to also think positive. To also have students in schools of all ages learn more about how to respect each other the acts of kindness since there seems to be more bullying these days which needs to be less of. To offer help to all ages as well as parents teaching them how to show more positivity throughout their child's life rather than negativity. To provide more support to everyone that just needs a positive role model in their life by leading them to bigger things in life! There is so many things we can all do to help each other and to partner up rather than being in competition.

Monica Faulk Project Sales ManagerApr 16, 2019 @ 01:46pmMore

I think Diane von Furstenberg got it right when she said “The most important relationship you will have is the one with YOURSELF”. When we take the time and care to heal ourselves, practice forgiveness and savor the feeling of gratitude, it’s then that we can heal. You can’t give what you don’t have. If “hurt people hurt people”, I believe that people who are healing will also heal others.

Kaitlin EndresApr 15, 2019 @ 11:05pmMore

If I could change the world, I would make each of us more hesitant to judge one another. Regardless of our individual backgrounds, ethnicities, genders or religions, we've become increasingly quick to put other people in categories, to judge them before we know them, to speak more than we listen. And because of this, our world has lost some of its softness. Some of its magic. Some of its beauty. If I could change the world, I would slow things down, smooth out the edges, and remind people that the busyness and hectic pace we keep too often prevents us from seeing the beauty around us. If we judged other people less quickly and less harshly and took the time to see how fortunate we all are, I think our world could collectively heal from the pervasive hate that seems to too often win out over love. If I could change the world, I would somehow connect with other people in such a delicate, authentic way that they, too, would stop seeing all the items on their "to-do" lists as things they HAVE to do and instead enjoy them as things they GET to do. We get one shot at this precious gift of life. We need to be more gentle with each other, more supportive of ourselves, and more delighted to wake up each day eager to experience the many surprises awaiting us.

Wendy BellApr 14, 2019 @ 08:18amMore

Treat everyone with Love, Kindness and Respect to help create a better world one good deed at a time.

Taste of PittsburghApr 5, 2019 @ 01:58pmMore

If I could change one thing about the world, I would eliminate human greed. Human greed is at the core of most of our world’s biggest problems. Greed is like a newborn seed that grows into a poisonous vine, eventually dominating the human soul like an infectious disease, spreading to every corner of society. Ultimately, blinding us from the truth.

Devon Colebank MediaMar 25, 2019 @ 01:01pmMore

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David Gumble Project Sales Leader One World Blue Media

David Gumble
Prayer is very powerful. If not for prayer, I would not be where I am today.
David Gumble, of the One World Blue Network, is no stranger to adversity though he refuses ever to be defined by it. One minute before Thanksgiving, on November 25, 1992, David’s soul entered this world. He was premature and born via a turbulent Caesarean Section that David suspects is the cause of him living with Cerebral Palsy. This condition necessitates that David utilizes a wheelchair for his daily mobility. He was born as well with a visual impairment that was not discovered until well into his first year of life. It required surgery to ensure that whatever eyesight he did have would be saved.
Everything in our lives happens for a reason.
David was born with Epilepsy and suffered continuously throughout childhood with intense seizures. By the age of 5, his hip was routinely jolted from its socket, and he was in excruciating pain, prompting the doctors to recommend surgery.
I lied on the ground, and I prayed with all the strength I could muster. I prayed like my life depended on it, because it really did. The pain stopped, and when I returned to the doctors, they were shocked to see that my problem had corrected itself. This was my first very revelatory encounter with God, and showed me the power of prayer and connecting to the Almighty.
By the age of 9, David's parents had split up, and six months from that point, the house that he and his mother called home burned entirely to the ground. Miraculously, no one was home, but the house and all therein was destroyed.
"As my mother cried, I had a strong realization that I could be very thankful that we were all still here and safe, and that all we had truly lost was just stuff. Additionally, the house was not adequate for us, and I looked forward to the new possibilities with a positive resolve.."
This positive resolve has continuously lifted David through odds that the vast majority of us would find insurmountable. At the age of 10, David underwent surgery to lengthen the tendons in his legs. This operation was undertaken with the intention that David would be able to walk from its success. He remembers waking up in agonizing pain mid-operation, as they had not administered the proper amount of anesthesia. The surgery was not completed, and David was stitched up as quickly and safely as possible and underwent many months of physical therapy.
"I moved toward a mindset of acceptance and gratitude for what I did have. I said to myself, "Hey, I've got all my limbs; I don't need to walk; it could be even worse." Rather than a life of endless surgeries and their possible complications, I chose to live a life of acceptance of my circumstances and the pursuit of happiness. I look for no pity; I am a human being like anyone else and deserve no pity or special treatment. I let my life experiences be my teacher and though there has been immense pain, I strive to find meaning and joy in all things."
With all that David had endured up to this point, he vividly remembers that around the age of 12 or 13, he decided that he had to pave his way. He became grounded in his principals and morals and forged his way forward, refusing to ever succumb to a victim mentality.
I was blessed with strength and an extraordinary family.
Throughout high school, David was regarded by the administration as basically an incapable person; he was considered someone who was slow, stupid, or too disabled to pursue his dreams. David faced this all with tremendous strength, courage, and determination to never allow the outside world to define him and his abilities.
In high school, I really followed my own way. I was never one to follow trends and didn’t care to be socially accepted as a measuring stick of my worth and success. I just put my head down and focused on getting through. Though I had much opposition at every turn, most rigorously from the school itself, I was blessed with a mentor and advocate in my U.S. History teacher Brian Minich. Brian believed in me like I did myself and encouraged that inner resolve in me.
David developed an intense passion for music during this time; listening to music became his escape from quite a hostile world. He was never one to delve into drugs and alcohol. He was interested in really feeling alive. Music gave him life and joy. His interest in pursuing music in some capacity was met dismissively in his sophomore year of high school, but it was a dream on which he would never give up.
In 2010, David was a senior in high school and on the verge of graduating, when he developed a cyst the size of a softball underneath his thigh. He was determined to graduate but was bedridden in a hospital. He finished his requirements from that hospital bed, and with the help and advocacy of Mr. Minich, they pushed the school to allow him to graduate on time.
The following three years would be another very trying time for me. It took that long to heal from the cyst, diagnose the underlying issue, and successfully treat it. It was determined that I had inverse acne, a skin irritation that develops underneath the skin, not on the surface. For one of those years, I was completely bedridden. My family took total care of me, and I truly did not leave the bed for anything. My inner will was never crushed, but it was certainly tried. Prayer is truly powerful.
In 2015, David remembered another direct encounter with the Divine. Still deeply enamored with music, David made and still maintains a close personal friendship with a band called, “The Chesapeake Sons,” whom he has seen at least 40 or 50 times to date. While attending a show and caught up in the ecstasy of the music, he heard his soul speaking to him.
I had been pondering the idea of pursuing music production and recording but struggled with hesitation and some self-doubt. Lost in the music that night in 2015, it was like angels came to me and said, “David, go do this, you can do this; you are ready.” It was an incredibly powerful evening, and the following year I enrolled in the Sheffield Institute for the Recording Arts in Phoenix, Maryland.
David's experience in college was the complete opposite of his high school years. He was immersed in learning what he loved, and all in a nurturing environment with supportive teachers and peers.
David graduated in 2017, with a degree in audio engineering, a dream he actualized against all the odds.
David has never let others define him or limit his abilities, and despite all he’s been through he’s never allowed himself to fall into despair. David is truly an ambassador of goodness, kindness, strength, and conviction.
In late 2019, he joined the One World Blue Network at https://www.blupela.com as a Project Sales Leader. The world is a brighter place because of David Gumble’s refusal to let the world define him, and his insistence that it becomes the world it was created to be.

Votes3 DateFeb 14, 2020

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James W. Jenson Photography

James W Jenson Photography

The Buddie Photo Session Case is a uniquely designed photography equipment case that provides an on-location photographer the convenience of assembling the needed camera equipment and accessories in one case, and is designed to make on-location photography easier. The photography case recently completed the initial ideation design phase and will be going into the industrial design phase during winter 2020 with a possible prototype of the photography case completed by late spring 2020.
"For years, I have wondered how I could give back to the photography industry. The photography case concept is a result of some frustration I have experienced while taking camera gear to and from photo sessions. This case concept came from the Most High. The case is designed to make transporting camera gear easier for photographers. I am looking forward to finishing up the industrial design phase and getting the case on the market for the photography community to enjoy." -James Jenson
BIO and One World Blue media interview with: James W. Jenson, Jr., Industrial Photographer:
During his early years growing as a Denver, CO native, James was always intrigued with the environment around him. As a senior in high school, he picked up his very first camera, (a Kodac 110) and soon discovered the excitement in taking photographs.
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James' subject matter consisted of airplanes, clouds, flowers and sunsets. In the late 1980s, he had the good fortune of meeting a professional photographer who took the time to mentor him and strongly encouraged James to consider the possibility of a career in photography.
By late 1990, Jenson became hooked on architectural images, fascinated with the structural elements that populate the urban landscape.
In late 1992, he took the leap of faith and founded James W. Jenson photography (JWJP) a Denver based commercial photography firm that specializes in architecture, engineering, industrial and transportation photography.
~~One World Blue Media question~~: Mr Jenson, In today's world, when it appears that more and more people truly want to start their own business and go into work that they sincerely love, what are some words of encouragement and advice you could offer to those looking to take the "leap of faith" that you did?
James Jenson: "I would have to say it takes faith, prayer, visualizing your success, hard work and surrounding yourself with positive, successful people who can mentor you and keep you encouraged when you hit bumps in the road. It's also very important to have a product or service that is marketable. If possible, try to have at least 6 months of savings put aside to live on and switch to part-time work until you can get your vision off the ground. I wished I haddone this when I was starting out. "
Since then Jenson has been blessed with an extensive portfolio of professional work which includes photography of many large scale, high profile projects.
"First and foremost my creative eye comes from the Most High! The mentoring and coaching I received from other photographers has helped shape the way I do image capture. I aim to capture images that are unique and give the viewer a different visual perspective of the subject matter being photographed. I strive to capture the best image/images I can for a client's project or for my own creative use."
Capturing images in the above mentioned industries is James' passion. During the image capture process, he focuses on working with fill light and natural light along with the elements of color, design, shadows, shapes, lines, angles, patterns and textures.


© 2019 PHOTOGRAPHY BY JAMES W. JENSON, JR., PHOTOGRAPHY. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
The end goal is to pleasantly surprise and delight clients with a collection of exceptional photographic images that best showcase their projects.
~One World Blue Media question~: What do you feel the moral responsibilities of the artist are? How can artists contribute to a more peaceful world?
" James Jenson: I cannot speak for other artists, but as for me, I strive to offer quality products and services in an ethical, professional, and honest manner. I believe a person should use their talents to inspire, encourage, motivate, and uplift others. Creative gifts can bring excitement and encouragement to all that come in contact with them and hopefully make the world a better place."
"What inspires me is the endless possibilities for creative image capture. Photographers are artists. We use a different set of tools. Painters use canvas and brushes, and photographers use their cameras."
Some of Jenson's work has been published in GATEWAY TO THE WEST - a glossy coffee table book about the design and construction of Denver International Airport, Construction Today Magazine, the online magazine Fabric Architecture and Engineering News Record Magazine (which are all national trade publications), RTD Publications, Denver Corporate Connection Magazine and The Denver Post.
He is also a member of Professional Photographers of America (PPA) and Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) which are two of the most respected international photography organizations in the world.
In addition to being a member of these organizations, JW Jenson, LLC recently received the 2019 Build Awards Excellence in Industrial Photography Certificate from Al Global Media.
~One World Blue Media question~ : james, please speak a bit more on the racial discrimination you've experienced in your field? How can this be overcome on a wide scale, how do you overcome it personally?
"Yes I have experienced racial discrimination in my line of work. Historically, industrial photography is not usually done by people of color. Photographers of color are more popular as fashion, lifestyle, wedding, portrait, product, sports, food, nature, entertainment, news and media photographers, not industrial photographers. This has been my experience and as a result, I strive to provide the best service and images I can. Industrial photography is a different type of visual creativity. During a meeting or portfolio showing, I can usually tell in a few minutes if I'm being judged as a person of color and not as a professional photographer by the questions asked and the general tone of the meeting. Once I pick up on this type of attitude/behavior, my best approach is to politely step away from that firm/individual and move on to the next opportunity. I believe it's important to work with people who celebrate, respect, value and appreciate your creative talents. I have also begun mentoring other photographers of color and getting them more interested in architectural and industrial photography. This will go a long in helping to eliminate some of the stereotypes and help people understand that it's ok to work with talented people of color in the creative space."
For additional information about the services provided by JWJP please contact us at (720) 987-5349 or visit JWJP on the web at www.jwjenson.com
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James W. Jenson Photography creates photos of architecture , engineering , industry and transportation .
"My goals moving forward are to get the photography case and other products on the market so otherphotographers can benefit. I also want to continue to grow my business and develop a small business fund and mentoring program for disadvantaged young people who want to become business owners and pursue their creative talents and business dreams."

Votes2 DateDec 2, 2019

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Ira Caplan

Ira Caplan
Songwriter, Guitarist & Vocal Jammer, Cantor and Producer
Ira began earning his way through college (and life) playing the bar, cafe and club scene and private parties at Penn State’s main University Park, PA campus. His first international break came while studying abroad at Manchester, UK's rare find “The Flea & Firkin”, a huge converted movie theater now popular pub. Ira had a crowd of 300 or more each night, stomping and singing along to his crossovers from iconic US and UK bands and artists - and his originals made a perfect match!
By luck, Hollywood Reporter’s European Bureau Chief at that time Richard Zahradnik caught one of the London performances at Sister Pub “The Flounder & Firkin”, likening Ira's writing and performance to those of Billy Joel, declaring “…he is young, and he is fire...” (from Ira's own " The Late Great Rebellion ”).
“Someone in the Record Industry will get a winner when they sign Ira”.
Within a few months, Ira’s first 8 originals " Father’s Day " were tracked in a nearby studio and a few months later, Ira was at Germantown Studios, NY, with Van Morrison and Natalie Merchant’s master guitarist John Platania producing 4 of the 8, with Platania on Guitar, John Regan (Peter Frampton) on Bass and Gary Burke (Joe Jackson) on Drums.
They would tease Ira with nicknames like “Old Man Caplan” for his uncanny lyrical maturity and playful boyish spirit, then tell him his strengths lyrically, melodically and vocally, THEN tell him where he needed to grow.
Their world-class musician mentoring stays with him through this day, along with Platania’s resonant praise of “…Rebellion” and “Sacred City”, a song Ira penned between sessions and brought to Platania for his "gentle thunder" critique.
This was the dawn of the internet; Ira’s Uncle prompted him to the copyright advantages of one’s own music label and G of A (based on Ira’s song and later album “ Ghost of Apollo ”) was born. Ira had just driven cross country with college friends Rob Fox and Kevin Rolly, who would later produce this vintage " Rebellion " music video.
While Rob [Paramount, Fox, AETN/History Channel, et al.] and Kevin ( www.kevissimo.com ) started their careers in LA, Ira was drawn back to the enchantment of the Superstition Mountains & Fountain Hills, AZ where he wrote “Follow Love”, “ Lady of Fire ” and the other new tier tracks which would complete "Ghost of Apollo” with Producer and co-Arranger Leo LaBranche (Marshall Tucker Band).
This led to Ira’s first tour through the Southern US to Orlando, up the Coast to Pittsburgh and back through Chicago, where Ira’s musical fire caught hold in “ Behind the Shadows ”. And soon enough Ira rejoined his gifted buds out west where Rob produced the “Shelter from the Wind” music video in Pasadena, CA in just days.
"Shelter from the Wind"
Video by Rob Fox [Paramount, Lifetime/AETN/History, et al.]
Since Ira's 2003 arrival in LA, his live performance, media, sessions venues and credits now include a triple platinum music composer and director, an Emmy and Golden Globe Award winning TV writer and producer, Maui Radio, Israel Radio, Costa Rica, clubs across the continental US, cruises to Alaska and the Caribbean, in Cantorial ensemble at the Tel Aviv Opera House and in Sam Glaser’s Kol Sason, a cappella group, now Pella. He has toured also with Violinist Lior Kaminetsky and appeared with Moshav Band and Rebbe Soul, among many other gifted artists and personalities.
Ira's Jerusalem track “ Warriors of Promise ” co-produced in Jerusalem with Bradley Fish [Sony, Sound Hatchery Studio] holds an entirely new style of lyrical and dimensional music which Ira now charts when he is on hiatus from leading services at many fine synagogues throughout the US, Israel and other havens overseas.
"Warriors of Promise", IDF inspired and soundtrack for "Volunteer Jerusalem" by Filmmaker Jonathan Amerikaner
During the resurgence leading up to the Steelers' sensational Super Bowl XLIII Victory, homeboy Caplan wrote, recorded and performed "Steel on the Rise" on both coasts with his LA writing partner, Bob Ryman.
An accomplished liaison, Caplan displays an acumen for syncing with artists, producers, and Fortune 500 execs, green HRM and team building. His music carries themes of earthly awareness, heavenly pursuits, communion with the Divine and civilizational truths.
Ira Caplan: Tribute to Shlomo Carlebach, Happy Minyan L.A.
Live interview & Performance with Singer-Songwriter Ira Caplan, 5/9/201
Ira Caplan's Ode to Gilad Shalit : Singer-Songwriter Ira Caplan talks about his adventures in Israel and his ballad for kidnapped IDF soldier Gilad Shalit in this live performance and interview.
Playin' At Sea
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Behind the Shadows
Rob also produced this Late Great Rebellion video with LA Photography Kevin Rolly for "the Young Patriots".
Interview and Editorial Review by Baila Pirchesky - Chief Editor of Blupela.com The One World Blue Network
"Since a very young age Ira Caplan has been inspired and interested in music and he started playing guitar at the age of 14. In his career as a musician, Ira has written and performed many of his own songs and he has had the accomplishment and success to produce seven albums.
Caplan’s most recent album was produced in 2014 entitled Steel on the Rise. He says he has strong desires to get back to the studio and create his next venture. In Ira’s career he has had the fortune to sing before hundreds of people and yet he also has the special capacity to perform even in the most intimate settings and keep his audience captivated.
Please help us welcome Ira Caplan to the One World Blue Community. Ira is a hidden treasure that has such Spirit and Talent which I am sure you will want to hear again and again and look for more of his melodies to Lift your Soul and Spirit.
Some of Caplan’s favorite musicians and influence he has drawn upon from a young age are Bob Dylan, Peter Himmelman, Peter Gabriel, Simon and Garfunkel, Jim Croce and Cat Stevens. Ira’s sound and style, he has created for his own is earthy, deep and spiritual in my estimation.
Two of the songs he performed for us at the interview were “Father’s Day” and the powerful 9/11 tribute “Holding Out for G-d”, utmost important in our day and age for our country and the world at large. It has the power to awaken our brothers and sisters around the world and inspire them to be a part of making changes we need for the healing of our Planet.
"I was deeply and heavenly moved by his sound and his lyrics. Conservation and Ecological Solutions to our Earth are deep at Ira’s heart."
"If you have not heard his music yet you need to check out this incredible artist who has brought his gifts to the world. We are honored and excited to be working with him here at One World Blue and we are excited about his continued future as an accomplished songwriter and musician! Please help us spread his pure messages to the world. G-d Bless!!"
Thank you for listening...
See you at a future show!
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Votes3 DateNov 15, 2019

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The Best You Dating and Life Coaching, LLC

The Best You Dating and Life Coaching, LLC
Meet Barbara
Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, I am the fourth of five children and the only girl. My father was self-employed, and my mother stayed at home. My dad was strict and a perfectionist. In his mind, children should be seen and not heard. My mother told us that in order to keep our father happy, we should be quiet and submissive. I remember how frightening it was to me when he got angry. I feared people’s anger. I just shut down. I never said what was on my mind because I dreaded the consequences.
As a young adult, I started to go to therapy. That frightened me because it required me to talk, think about my feelings, and examine my behaviors and issues. Although the process took many years, I did learn a lot about myself. One of the most important milestones of my journey was when I was able to sit down with my parents and tell them about how I felt as a child. My parents were receptive to my request to hear and say, “I love you” and to hug and be hugged. Soon enough, my siblings followed suit.
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Clarity for 2020 / Waiting and Anticipating
As I sit waiting for my vehicle to be serviced, I’m thinking about other things I am waiting for in my life:
*The right time to sell my home and move south, living in Pittsburgh, where it snows and gets quite cold!
*The life I am working towards, continuing to serve others but waiting to do more and anticipating how that will be, and how it will feel.
Many people are waiting for things to happen in their lives, better job, nicer home, updated vehicle, vacation or other traveling, improved relationship with your spouse or partner, children etc., lose weight, get healthy, exercise, reconnect with friends and family, a new love relationship.
Many times we create roadblocks and have trouble seeing our visions and goals clearly. A lot of times we become overwhelmed or paralyzed when trying to see what we truly want because, either we feel like it’s climbing Mount Everest or it’s so scary thinking this is a possible. We are good at negative self-talk.
In order to help you with achieving your goals in a successful way here are some suggestions.
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One World Blue Question: What made you decide to launch your own business and to go into the field of relationship/dating coaching?
Barbara Klein: “Well, I met my boyfriend in 2018, and while in my own dating process, I told my girlfriends that when I find my forever love, I want to help other people find theirs.
While my background is more in the dental field, I was an office manager for 30 years, and I’m a people person. Individuals seem to gravitate towards me and confide in me. Being that type of person has always come very naturally to me. While I generally loved my work up to this point, my last job before launching my site and practice was not a good fit. I decided to take a leap of faith and to invest in myself and my passion, and this work truly feeds and nourishes my soul.
One World Blue Question: How has your own love life and dating process influenced your coaching?
Barbara Klein: “I was always very thoughtful and analytical even as a child, quite introspective and contemplative. I got married at 18 years old, and it was a very dysfunctional marriage, but we did try very hard to make it work. My husband encouraged me to go into therapy, and at age 19, I began my journey of self-discovery and betterment. I was in and out of therapy for many years. The sessions were more intense and, at times, less so. My husband and I were married for 21years, and sadly at the age of 39, I became widowed, left with two kids, and had to figure it out from there. I’ve been through a lot, and my journey can be utilized to help others, and that is what I’m blessed to be doing now. Through my relationships, I’ve learned so much about myself and what goes into finding a healthy relationship, My starting emphasis and focus for all my clients is self-love, cultivating, and nurturing true self-love.”
One World Blue Question: What are some realizations you’ve had on your journey, some ideas you could share with us that can help us in our life/relationship experiences?
Barbara Klein: “My philosophy is that everything happens for a reason, a greater and far more transcendent reason than we may be able to comprehend when we find ourselves in a given situation. This applies to all situations, those that we can immediately recognize as good and those in which we have a harder time seeing the good. We are here to learn and grow, and as long as G-d keeps the breath of life within me, I will always be learning. I believe as well that everything works out for the best. Genuine self-love and acceptance are vital, and it is what I start exploring with all my clients. When we want to fully and most effectively love another, we must cultivate the self-love and acceptance we wish to bestow so that it is strong, vibrant, and healthy.”
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Votes1 DateMar 27, 2020

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Patrick McGregor

Patrick McGregor
Hello, my name is Patrick McGregor
I'm a simple man who loves being home, the practice of martial arts and of course, writing and performing music.
I've been passionate about music since the age of 5. While I wasn't formally trained, what I do comes from the heart.
I consider music a gift, and what I like most about this gift is that it also becomes a gift to the listener, bringing joy, happiness and the ability to lift ones spirits!
Here is what the One World Blue Singer Songwriter Review by Talent Director Russell Johnson has to say:
"Patrick McGregor is a strange, but familiar, bird - the kind of bird you expect to see on your back porch everyday and hear familiar melodies. When he is not there you miss him. When he is, he calms you."
"Patrick's music cannot be confined to one genre. Pop bounces out, while country slides underneath, all laying in the comfort of a confident Singer/Songwriter. It sounds like a simple configuration, doesn't it?"
"It is not - not by any means. The smooth influx of the horns on "Tonight is the Night" to the elegant use of the mandolin on "Just Can't Walk Away", Patrick's expertise of orchestration and mood is subtle and wonderful; a true marriage of music and lyrics."
"A proud member of the ISSA (International Singer Songwriters Association), Patrick McGregor's influences can be found everywhere from The Box Tops to the Eagles and so many more. A Pop Star with a Rock and Roll heart, and the guts to show it."
"Do yourself a favor and check out his tracks here on his EPK and also visit his site at www.pmcgregormusic.com . You won't be wasting your time."
Russell Johnson - Talent and Production Director One World Blue Media
A view of the bridge from Patrick's backyard.


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Votes2 DateMar 26, 2020

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David Hipchen

David Hipchen
David Hipchen is a singer, songwriter, guitarist, and lover of all kinds of music, pursuing his passion and dream of making a living in music. He takes great pride in putting all he's got into his performance!
David's songs are very personal and his music is drawn from his personal experiences and style. David writes about people and things close to him, and issues that he cares deeply for, like depression and mental health, family, and the politics of current events.
David Hipchen loves to play what he feels, with indifference to genre, trends, or any outside pressure to look or sound a certain way.
Here is what the One World Blue Singer Songwriter Review by Talent Director Russell Johnson has to say:
"David Hipchen, at first glance, looks like your typical rock and roll musician; be it from the late 60s to many of the artists today - but looks can be deceiving. He is far more than your average Rock&Roller.
Together with his off and on band, "Tilted Shadows", it is David's solo work that expresses his true passion (Check out two of his Song written Creations "Perception" and "The Same" and this will be evident to you!)"
"His influences have a wide range; from early Eddie Vedder and Pearl Jam to Ed Roland and Collective Soul, all the way back to Neil Young and Crazy Horse - his heart is evident in his music.
His effort to reveal his deepest emotions, be it light or dark, is exposed through his compositions, lyrics and soulful performances."
"His expressions come honestly as David is one of those musicians whose heart is in the right place. He spends most of his daylight hours working with homeless Veterans through various agencies - be it supplying food to assisting with finding suitable shelter for some of our nations finest. This is the other of David's passions."
"As musical historian, it did this writer good to hear that David got inspiration from those such as Mickey Newberry and Kenny Rogers and the First Edition (look them up youngin's and check in to see what condition your condition is in."
"David Hipchen is the real deal, a musician with heart and soul who knows how to express it. Playing mostly the east coast, David's fan-base is quickly expanding. Go see him if you can, in the meantime check him out on the many online sources you find here. He's Good!"
Russell Johnson - Talent and Production Director of One World Blue Media
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Votes4 DateMar 12, 2020

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“When the idea came to me to start Wine To Water the only real job experience I had was tending bar. I dreamed of building an organization that fought water-related death and disease using different methods than anyone else. So, I started raising money to fight this water epidemic the best way I knew how, by pouring wine and playing music...”
— Doc Hendley, Founder and President
Doc Hendley dreamed up the concept of Wine To Water while bartending and playing music in nightclubs around Raleigh, NC.
In February 2004, Doc held his first fundraiser. And by August, he was living halfway around the globe in Sudan, Africa installing water systems for victims of the government-supported genocide.
His life would never be the same.
After spending one year in Darfur, Doc returned home. The haunting memories of what he had witnessed drove him to continue building the organization he started with that first fundraiser in a bar. Doc was determined to provide clean water for the world.
In 2007, after working two jobs and volunteering his time for three years, Doc launched Wine To Water. His dream of fighting the world’s water crisis became a reality. But that was just the beginning.
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