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fish and vegetables goes together .. from farm to table ..grow your own food and eat healthy

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Aug 21, 2016 @ 12:18am

Wonderful to have you aboard!!

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Jul 15, 2016 @ 06:21pm

"Live with all your heart and live for your dreams. Be a blessing to the world". Andy's message to the graduating class of 2016. This spotlight today is dedicated to them. Please see second video.

in

Jun 19, 2016 @ 10:06am

Your grandfather is surely aiding you from heaven and feeling your love and sending you his.

in

Jun 7, 2016 @ 01:40am

The best to you, your mom and family. Thank you for you and all that is yours!!

in

Jun 1, 2016 @ 05:43am

Happy Birthday Issa!!

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Jun 1, 2016 @ 05:41am

Thank you Gedalia for Posting

in

Jun 1, 2016 @ 05:38am

Great Sound!!!Awesome, Resonating in Harmony and Balance

in

Jun 1, 2016 @ 05:37am

The One World Blue Community will be honored to participate in the planning of any events to support St. Judes Hospital. Thank you to all who are on the front lines every day working to make this world a better place, One Good Deed at a Time.

in

May 22, 2016 @ 02:38am

Guten Yontif to all family and friends. Leman Shemo Beahava

in

Apr 28, 2016 @ 03:32pm

The world was created for Adam and only Adam, He alone. Since he was the highest of All of Hashem's Army, he fell the furthest. The higher you are the futher you fall. Since each and everyone of us are all a collective part of Adam, this song Oneg, is fitting on this eve of Passover. If not only each of the members of Israel can all say this, Hashem would take us home. But He still will regardless because of His Love for us and All of Creation. Whatever happens to us starts within. The outside only reflects what is in. If we remove from the inside the problem we have, the outside problems will also disappear. Thank you to the great great grandson who gave me the blessing just not so long ago. Thank you also to Naphtali Noah who spent the night with me in the Kever, of this tzadik so many years ago. You are a blessing. I give you a bracha you complete yourself as well. In the highest world we are truly one, in these lower worlds we are also all truly One. We just dont realize it down here. Thank you to Reb Gutman for thereisone. May we all truly be blessed with peace first in our hearts and then in the world. Oneg you have also now served such a great deed to mankind with your song Only I you have written. I myself take full responsibilty in my life for all of my successes and failures. I would like to ask forgiveness in those areas where I have not done the best I can. I do realize it starts with me. Only me.....We are all truly One. Please let us all realize that. My love and blessings, 14th Nissan, 5776.

in

Apr 22, 2016 @ 03:06am

Love this! Tim is an inspiration!

in

Apr 21, 2016 @ 03:37pm

A very very happy Birthday Shalom😀🎂🎉. It is such an honor to know you May Hashem bless you with many many more happy and healthy Birthdays! A great big MAZEL TOV😀😊😘

in

Mar 4, 2016 @ 03:49pm

Happy Birthday Shalom Ben Tzadik Ben Yacov. Your light and truth is bringing Peace to the world. Thank you for the time we spent today!!!

in

Mar 4, 2016 @ 03:41pm

Today is the anniversary of the passing of Elimelech of Lizhensk. May his great soul on this day help to bring blessing and healing where it is needed. Thank you to the Admor of Lelov for his most recent blessing and for his continued support now for nearly a decade. Also to Reb Bluming for his words of inspiration this night, as representative to Rabbi Twerski, Admor and Rebbe of Skver. Also a great thank you to HaRav Segelbaum, the Rav of Machzikei Hadas Vein for his blessing and support as well as most respectfully Rav Avraham Lipshitz of Shevas Achim, for not only his great Faith and Encouragement this past decade but also his unwaivering belief in our work and the commitment and sacrifice he has made to it for so very long as well. I invite anyone who wants to receive blessing from this special day to also visit www.thepleasantway.com/spirituality.html

in

Mar 1, 2016 @ 01:16am

To my friend Abe who has instilled in me the daily prayer, gratitude, acknowledgement, and affirmation of "I'm grateful today for a relationship with my Creator who loves and takes care of me no matter what". During the trying times so many face on a regular basis, I wanted to share these thoughts with our Blupela community. Thank you Abe.

in

Feb 26, 2016 @ 11:21am

Dear Len, Alex, Dream Catchers Films and all past, present and future fans of The Infinitely Cosmic and Fabulous Mr. Buckethead, The World is full of Imagination. The Highest Source for Life always happens every moment and for every thing as Something from Nothing. This great level of Nothingness brings down the most superb creations present, which really is Everything and All and fills this world. In my humble opinion Mr. Buckethead streams from this High Place. It is an honor to work with you and our Creator to bring this down to Our World. Faithfully yours, Joel Pirchesky, MPPM, CEO and Founder of One World Blue Corporation, Blupela.com

in

Feb 16, 2016 @ 01:41pm

If my comment is not that clear, then I will leave you Reb Gutman with also these words as you enter into the Holy day of Parshat Beshalach, the splitting of the Sea, now in Yerushalayim. Your video and life in my eyes is saying one thing: Ain Od Milvado, There is No Other. Thank you. I believe the spiritual seekers of the world do strive to understand this, each in their own respective way. You are helping to bring out this teaching in your way. That is the beauty now of Blupela, helping to communicate and facilitate understanding between people and teach and learn from each other. With respect to all.

in

Jan 22, 2016 @ 10:11am

Amen Reb Gutman.

in

Jan 22, 2016 @ 02:53am

Thank you DR King. May there be peace in the entire world NOW!

in

Jan 18, 2016 @ 11:29pm

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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.

Dec 30, 2015 @ 10:45pm

Only 25 hours left to see our documentary just released of Chiropractic now for Free. So now it's time to open your last present, our latest documentary! It took Jim Chester and I two long years to bring it to completion and it's free to watch until New Year's Eve! So please give it a view and share it with your friends, especially to those who may not be in the best of health. Click the link on our Spotlight here on Blupela.com. Please also share with the media buttons on Facebook, Twitter and others and please spread the word. Only 25 hours left to see it now for Free.

Nov 9, 2015 @ 10:46pm

Join us for a joyful Welcome Back Party with Tempa Lama!

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Tuesday, November 10, 6:30-8:30pm
Olmo Ling Bon Center, 1101 Greenfield Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15217.

Please join us for a joyful Welcome Back Party with our resident teacher Tempa Lama. Food and beverages will be served. Please bring your family and friends – children are warmly welcome!

At the Welcome Back Party our executive director Susan Stringfellow will also share about exciting capacity-building efforts that are now underway.

In 2016, we are poised to develop dynamic efforts to disseminate the Bon wisdom teachings to an even wider audience by offering live streaming of retreats, empowerments and dharma talks; ecourses that provide an in-depth opportunity to study the ancient wisdom teachings at any pace, and more of the popular continuing education classes for professionals.

Nov 9, 2015 @ 04:58pm

You are cordially invited to an acoustic evening with:
Mike Stout and the Human Union
Saturday, November 14, 7:30pm
Point Breezeway Café, 7113 Reynolds Street, Pittsburgh PA
Featuring:
Laura Daniels – Keyboard
Kevin McDonald – Guitar
Dave McLaughlin – Violin/Fiddle
Dan Schlegel – Bass

PRICE: Whatever you can afford /or feel like contributing

Come hear original songs spanning 16 CDs, of Pittsburgh History
And the men and women who made our world a little better

Aug 24, 2015 @ 04:28pm

The Project to End Human Trafficking:
Women and Children of Uganda Gallery Exhibition
Photography by Maranie Rae
Curated by Natalie Grandinetti
SEPTEMBER 10
LEARN MORE
6:00-9:00PM
Opening Reception
Square Café
1137 South Braddock Ave, Pittsburgh, PA
Exhibition Duration:
August 29th - September 30th, 2015
The Project to End Human Trafficking (PEHT) has been working in Uganda for the past 5 years and will be returning in November 2015. Attendees of the Exhibition will have the opportunity to make a donation and purchase prints. All proceeds of this event will directly support ongoing projects and initiatives.

Jul 6, 2015 @ 04:16pm

On Sunday July 12 from 2-5 p.m., Glimpses of Humla, a fundraiser for the Humla Nursing Education Project, will be held at First Unitarian Church of Pittsburgh in Shadyside. The fundraiser is sponsored by the Olmo Ling Bon Center and Institute, and One World Blue LLC. The First Unitarian Church of Pittsburgh is located at 605 Morewood Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, 15213.

Jun 1, 2015 @ 08:18am

Blupela Founder Joel Pirchesky will be one of my guests on Pittsburgh Sportsline tonight! We will talk about sports and One World Blue at the Royal Place ( 2660 Library Road, Route 88). Filming starts about 7:30 pm for our TV show!

Apr 24, 2015 @ 03:09pm

Join us at Dukes Rib House & Grille (1910 Cochran Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15220)when we film another Pittsburgh Sportsline TV show with great guests from 7:30-8:30pm!

Apr 20, 2015 @ 11:58pm

Watch my Live Pittsburgh Sportsline TV show every Tuesday night from 7-8 pm on Verizon TV Channel 32 in the Greater Pittsburgh Area!!!

Apr 13, 2015 @ 05:50pm

Join us tonight when we do our Monday Night Pittsburgh Sportsline TV show at Dukes Rib House & Grille 1910 Cochran Rd, Pgh, PA 15220! Here is our FB event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/728314603947758/

Apr 13, 2015 @ 03:45pm

Art and Unity for Social Change, Issa Nyaphaga Art Opening, First Unitarian Church of Pittsburgh, Friday May 1, 205, 7-9 pm. 605 Morewood Avenue, Pgh, PA 15213

Mar 30, 2015 @ 04:26pm

Pittsburgh Sportsline

March 30·

Watch our Pittsburgh Sportsline TV show from Monday night at Smokehouse Bar and Grille, 2500 West Liberty Avenue! Thanks for watching our show!!!

Feb 23, 2015 @ 11:25am

Visit us March 18 2015 at the Springdale PA Library at 6 pm to view our new documentary film, "Under the Umbrella Tree."

Feb 12, 2015 @ 01:12pm

FEB 22 11am-12:30 Cedarhurst, NY Concert in support of Kids with special needs. Tickets are $18 at www.onegshemesh.com

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Oakmont Country Club

StarQuest Tv Challenge
Welcome to Oakmont Country Club
1233 Hulton Road
Oakmont, PA 15139
Tel: 412.828.8000
Fax: 412.828.7012
Participating in The StarQuest TV Challenge
Few venues in the world of golf have the championship tradition of Oakmont.
Introduced in 1903 by designer Henry Fownes, Oakmont Country Club has hosted more combined USGA and PGA championships than any other course in the U.S., including eight United States Opens, five U.S. Amateurs, three PGA Championships, and two U.S. Women's Opens.
Oakmont remains perhaps the most difficult course in North America, with 210 deep bunkers (personified by the Church Pews), hard and slick greens that slope away from the player, and tight fairways requiring the utmost precision. Oakmont was the site of "the greatest round of the 20th century": Johnny Miller's final round 63 at the 1973 U.S. Open. Golf Digest ranks Oakmont #5 in its most recent version of America's Top 100 courses.

Votes1 DateAug 25, 2016

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Mario's South Side Saloon

StarQuest Tv Challenge
Mario's South Side Saloon
MARIO'S SOUTH SIDE SALOON
1514 East Carson Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15203-1702
412.381.5610
A Participating Venue of The StarQuest Tv Challenge
[Stay Tuned for The Buzz and social media updates for times and dates]
We would love to tell you that the success of Mario's South Side Saloon was born of the blood, sweat, and tears of three hard working professionals who possessed unparalleled vision, but that would be stretching it…In truth, Mario's was created by a local Pittsburgh legend named Bob Pessolano in 1982. After 25 years of devotion to his South Side patrons, he retired in 2007 and left his establishment to 3 young professional drinkers who had the foresight to not fix which was not broken…
Today we are a unique blend of Neighborhood, College, and Sport's Bar all rolled into one. We offer our customers a welcoming and relaxed environment where friends both old and new can hang out, where you can test your wits at Team Trivia, enjoy live music, and catch your favorite Sport's team.
After nearly 30 years in the South Side, Mario's begins its expansion with it's sights set on Shadyside and it's many East Side residents.
LIVE PERFORMANCES!
MICHAEL TODD
HAPPY HOUR
FRIDAY NIGHTS
6 – 8PM
MARK PIPAS
“THE SLEAZE”
MONDAY NIGHTS
10PM
JOANIE
WITH KARAOKE
TUESDAY NIGHTS
9PM
JERRY COLEMAN & GUEST
SUNDAY NIGHTS
9PM – 1AM
Mario’s South Side Saloon presents
TEAM TRIVIA NIGHT
Every Wednesday night @ 8:00 PM. Make sure you get there early to get a seat.
Mario’s Gift Certificates for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place!
Six Categories; Sports, Entertainment, General, Food, Music, and TV.
Play against the Miller Lite Girls, please no comments.
Win Miller Lite Giveaways!
Bring some friends, Sign your Team up, and Have a Great Time!

Votes1 DateAug 25, 2016

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Baja Bar and Grill

StarQuest Tv Challenge
The Baja Bar & Grill
T : 412-963-0640
F : 412-963-6561
1366 Old Freeport Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15238, USA
baja@bajabargrill.com
Participating Venue of the StarQuest TV Challenge
[Stay tuned to The Buzz and social media posts for upcoming times and dates]
The perfect destination for live bands and great entertainment, good food, good times, and an amazing view of the Allegheny River. You can find us on the banks of the Allegheny River in Fox Chapel at the Fox Chapel Yacht Club and Marina (that's Mile Marker 9 for all those arriving by boat).
And, if you are looking for an Events Venue to host your special occasion, look no further than the Baja. Choose from three different event rooms with rolling views of the river, along with a perfect menu and great service from our attentive staff and your event will be a hit with your guests.
Live Bands at Baja Bar & Grill
Out on the Baja Bar & Grill deck or inside the bar, we have the best entertainment every weekend.
Special Events at Baja Bar & Grill
Schedule your special event with us at our spacious venue. We are a non-smoking facility with free parking and handicap accessible.
Outdoor Bar and Deck
Weekly entertainment under the stars.
View of the Fox Chapel Marina
Sit and dine outside.
C'mon Get Happy...
HAPPY HOUR
5-7 p.m. WEEKDAYS
Drink & Menu Specials! (Bar Area Only)
Watch All your favorite Pittsburgh teams play here as well as NASCAR on
Sunday afternoons!

Votes1 DateAug 25, 2016

Most Recent Up & ComingActive World Spotlights

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Oakmont Country Club

StarQuest Tv Challenge
Welcome to Oakmont Country Club
1233 Hulton Road
Oakmont, PA 15139
Tel: 412.828.8000
Fax: 412.828.7012
Participating in The StarQuest TV Challenge
Few venues in the world of golf have the championship tradition of Oakmont.
Introduced in 1903 by designer Henry Fownes, Oakmont Country Club has hosted more combined USGA and PGA championships than any other course in the U.S., including eight United States Opens, five U.S. Amateurs, three PGA Championships, and two U.S. Women's Opens.
Oakmont remains perhaps the most difficult course in North America, with 210 deep bunkers (personified by the Church Pews), hard and slick greens that slope away from the player, and tight fairways requiring the utmost precision. Oakmont was the site of "the greatest round of the 20th century": Johnny Miller's final round 63 at the 1973 U.S. Open. Golf Digest ranks Oakmont #5 in its most recent version of America's Top 100 courses.

Votes1 DateAug 25, 2016

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Mario's South Side Saloon

StarQuest Tv Challenge
Mario's South Side Saloon
MARIO'S SOUTH SIDE SALOON
1514 East Carson Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15203-1702
412.381.5610
A Participating Venue of The StarQuest Tv Challenge
[Stay Tuned for The Buzz and social media updates for times and dates]
We would love to tell you that the success of Mario's South Side Saloon was born of the blood, sweat, and tears of three hard working professionals who possessed unparalleled vision, but that would be stretching it…In truth, Mario's was created by a local Pittsburgh legend named Bob Pessolano in 1982. After 25 years of devotion to his South Side patrons, he retired in 2007 and left his establishment to 3 young professional drinkers who had the foresight to not fix which was not broken…
Today we are a unique blend of Neighborhood, College, and Sport's Bar all rolled into one. We offer our customers a welcoming and relaxed environment where friends both old and new can hang out, where you can test your wits at Team Trivia, enjoy live music, and catch your favorite Sport's team.
After nearly 30 years in the South Side, Mario's begins its expansion with it's sights set on Shadyside and it's many East Side residents.
LIVE PERFORMANCES!
MICHAEL TODD
HAPPY HOUR
FRIDAY NIGHTS
6 – 8PM
MARK PIPAS
“THE SLEAZE”
MONDAY NIGHTS
10PM
JOANIE
WITH KARAOKE
TUESDAY NIGHTS
9PM
JERRY COLEMAN & GUEST
SUNDAY NIGHTS
9PM – 1AM
Mario’s South Side Saloon presents
TEAM TRIVIA NIGHT
Every Wednesday night @ 8:00 PM. Make sure you get there early to get a seat.
Mario’s Gift Certificates for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place!
Six Categories; Sports, Entertainment, General, Food, Music, and TV.
Play against the Miller Lite Girls, please no comments.
Win Miller Lite Giveaways!
Bring some friends, Sign your Team up, and Have a Great Time!

Votes1 DateAug 25, 2016

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Baja Bar and Grill

StarQuest Tv Challenge
The Baja Bar & Grill
T : 412-963-0640
F : 412-963-6561
1366 Old Freeport Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15238, USA
baja@bajabargrill.com
Participating Venue of the StarQuest TV Challenge
[Stay tuned to The Buzz and social media posts for upcoming times and dates]
The perfect destination for live bands and great entertainment, good food, good times, and an amazing view of the Allegheny River. You can find us on the banks of the Allegheny River in Fox Chapel at the Fox Chapel Yacht Club and Marina (that's Mile Marker 9 for all those arriving by boat).
And, if you are looking for an Events Venue to host your special occasion, look no further than the Baja. Choose from three different event rooms with rolling views of the river, along with a perfect menu and great service from our attentive staff and your event will be a hit with your guests.
Live Bands at Baja Bar & Grill
Out on the Baja Bar & Grill deck or inside the bar, we have the best entertainment every weekend.
Special Events at Baja Bar & Grill
Schedule your special event with us at our spacious venue. We are a non-smoking facility with free parking and handicap accessible.
Outdoor Bar and Deck
Weekly entertainment under the stars.
View of the Fox Chapel Marina
Sit and dine outside.
C'mon Get Happy...
HAPPY HOUR
5-7 p.m. WEEKDAYS
Drink & Menu Specials! (Bar Area Only)
Watch All your favorite Pittsburgh teams play here as well as NASCAR on
Sunday afternoons!

Votes1 DateAug 25, 2016

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To strengthen the communities in which we work and live, giving everyone more opportunity to compete as artists by having thousands of places to compete for a chance to be on TV and Win while experiencing more opportunity to be recognized by professionals in the music industry and allow local businesses to experience more influx of growth in sales at an a alarming rate, and at a price that’s affordable!

StarQuest Tv ChallengeAug 25, 2016 @ 03:28pmMore

The purpose of moving our work forward is to strengthen the communities in which we work and live. The StarQuest TV Challenge is a primary vehicle to help communities grow financially through our multi level marketing infrastructure. We give local businesses the opportunity to get recognized and promote them at a fraction of the cost of regular advertising campaigns. Most network Reality Singing competition shows, cattle call thousands of people to a stadium and less than half the people get a true opportunity to audition or be seen by producers and get the opportunity to compete. It’s demoralizing and at your inconvenience and to the networks financial gain. StarQuest TV Challenge is more politically correct because we have trademarked a way to add value to the people and businesses in the Pittsburgh Marketplace, giving everyone more opportunity to compete as artists by having thousands of places to compete for a chance to be on TV and Win while experiencing more opportunity to be recognized by professionals in the music industry and allow local businesses to experience more influx of growth in sales at an a alarming rate, and at a price that’s affordable!

VanGo Media GroupAug 24, 2016 @ 02:42pmMore

The UTOPIA Projects (TUP) encourages families to organically grow their own foods through a modern high yield and simple farming system. Seeing families throughout the world accomplish this is the TUP's goal.

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USA University EducationJun 24, 2016 @ 10:58pmMore

I am passionate about youth development and community building, I will utilize my skills and that of others to instill optimism and education in the mind of our young ones, helping them discover their strength through creativity and ingenuity that results in a chain reaction one person or group of youths at a time. "Leadership must be close enough to relate to others, but must be far enough ahead to motivate them" - John C. Maxwell

Sylvester OmejeJun 7, 2016 @ 02:35pmMore

I want to change the world through the mission of my organization GERAS CAMEROON whose mission is to ensure that humankind lives in harmony with the other living and non-living components of the environment. GERAS CAMEROON works in carrying out massive sensitization on the need for environmental protection, and partnering with like-minded organizations to share ideas. GERAS CAMEROON envisages a World in general, and Cameroon in particular where every human being is conscious about his or her role in environmental protection.

Ndzishepngong KelvinMay 27, 2016 @ 02:20pmMore

my goal is to empower farmers by training and teaching best farming practices for sustainable growing while building business and commerce in cameroon. with the aim of promoting sustainable economic growth in undeveloped areas based on reconciling the strategic objectives of wealth creation, food security, and fight against unemployment, improving living conditions of population. The purpose of this project is to develop farming systems that are productive, profitable, conserve energy, are environmentally sound, create healthy mineral packed produce, conserve natural resources, which that ensure food safety and quality. I seek to build sustainable soils, commerce, and trade with farmers while creating business opportunities and jobs to the underprivileged residents of the country and region. Using this model to enhance the lives of women and empowering them to create food, income, credit and a business.

Chiaga EricMar 11, 2016 @ 02:50pmMore

I am training women and youths on organic vegetable farming and sound soil management practices in Buea, Mt Cameroon Region Our project descourages the use of chemical fertilisers and pesticides and encourage organic methods of cultivation vegetables.

APELLA MagellanMar 9, 2016 @ 05:06pmMore

I listen...one person at a time.

Linda LovecraftFeb 7, 2016 @ 11:58pmMore

Continue to invest time and resources and collective good will into Blupela.com, The One World Blue Corporation, which is a vehicle for bringing Social and Planetary Healing to the world.

One World Blue, LLCJan 10, 2016 @ 03:38amMore

I would like to see that all mankind, all animals, birds, wildlife and every single creation from Heaven live in peace and harmony in the entire world. May we all live side by side in unity as was our Creator's plan from the beginning. May we all have an abundance of clean pure water and partake of every holy nourishment from the Garden of Eden. May Heaven and Earth soon become united as one entity. This is my humble prayer for all to live in peace. Iris Ziff Pirchesky Director of Animal Welfare and Co-founder of One World Blue, LLC

Iris PircheskyJan 4, 2016 @ 12:30amMore

I would take responsibility for my own actions. Taking a good hard look at oneself will heal and change the world. "Be the change you would like to see in the World" Forgiveness and love for all fits it with this precept and idea. Deciding that nothing too big is above forgiveness both personally to oneself and others. It will free the world and G-d will shine brighter in our hearts. much love to all, Edie

Edie BrozanskiDec 31, 2015 @ 03:31amMore

As a practical answer: First; each individual must count the good things that they have in their life and stop focusing on the negative things. There will always be both good and bad in everyone's life. Whichever you focus on will determine your mental state, your outlook, and that will greatly influence the way you treat others. Next; Know that we are all on a journey, a journey that goes on past this life in this world. This world is where we create our portions in the next. Pack your bags carefully.

Gutman LocksDec 29, 2015 @ 10:28pmMore

Create an environment of understanding, acceptance and laughter

Bart FoleyDec 28, 2015 @ 02:42pmMore

I want to support efforts to see fellow humans,animals and our earth as our friends, travelers on our journeys together. I hope we all work to eliminate prejudice of all types and work for human rights, clean water, education, medical care, economic opportunity for ALL.

Pamela BootonDec 23, 2015 @ 04:43amMore

We educate people about albinism and the challenges that come with it by giving talks and presentations, disseminating information, and providing external resources for people to consult at their convenience. Many of the problems that people with albinism face are universal, especially those who deal with self-esteem and bullying all related to being “different.” Therefore, we also give talks on self-esteem and anti-bullying. We vigorously support efforts to combat bullying and promote a culture of tolerance. No one should succeed in making anyone else feel worthless.

LaTisha JonesDec 17, 2015 @ 01:24pmMore

Roscher would engage government specifically Minister of justice and minister internal affairs for a review of the penal code. Roscher would also take on board the court users association by offering advocacy trainings, Roscher would also engage with district civil society networks for across the country and witchdoctors so that we should have a day to promote rights of the albino in Malawi.Albino people will be invited to all these meetings.

Roscher Youth Development CenterDec 16, 2015 @ 11:13amMore

Working harder to uplift all orphans lifestyle in all human aspects of life as much as God wish.

Melkizedeck Bernard WanjaraDec 5, 2015 @ 12:04pmMore

I would like to see a subluxation free society!

Jim ChesterDec 4, 2015 @ 03:04pmMore

Mission Statement of the Natural Chi Foundation Our mission is to create a future where each human being has the opportunity to live a peaceful, healthy life and experience a peaceful death.

Natural Chi FoundationNov 23, 2015 @ 07:46amMore

I would educate people to know that we don't have to fight wars over oil; that we have the imagination and intelligence to use and find alternative energies. I would educate people to understand that although our world is controlled by greed, if we raise our voices, others will hear; that if enough of us raise our voices, we can bring change.

Andy GrossOct 27, 2015 @ 07:06amMore

Given my best to do good and achieve positive results.

lawal AbdulsalamOct 23, 2015 @ 12:11pmMore

I envision a world where technology is used to solve humanities grand challenges.

Andrew GottliebOct 8, 2015 @ 08:05pmMore

I would instill the concepts of "iron sharpens iron" which exemplifies building strong, long-term relationships with people and nations around the world. WE do this by educating and providing through being persistent and not being lazy or weary to do a good deed. Unfortunately, the world is filled with opposites, which means though there is peace, there is also much suffering. My dream is to rid of as much suffering in the world with and for good people around the world. My primary goals include: building and fundraising for elementary schools in underdeveloped or developing countries. In these schools, scholarships, food, and supplies are all necessary for a child's best chance at success with the potential we know they all contain. Help me help the world, I can't change or heal it myself.

Nicholas LiesOct 6, 2015 @ 10:26pmMore

To heal the State of California, just to name a few ​proposed healing ​processes, I would ​do the following: (1). Reform our Public Educational System; (2). Reform Child Protective Services (3). Reform our Court Systems (4) Remove excessive regulations (5)Lower Taxes and (6). Teach others how to start their own businesses in order to get off the unemployment rolls. When one learns how to become self-sufficient they actually begin to have more confidence and less reliance on others or our government, etc...

STAR MOFFATTSep 23, 2015 @ 12:01pmMore

"I have a dream that the world would be better and a safe place to live. Children should not be afraid to be without their parents. They should not be worried about being kidnapped. People should realize that they should not hurt anyone and try to understand what they are doing. I think it is very meaningless to have war. It is senseless to fight and kill one another. God did not put people on Earth to fight, argue, or hurt each other.... Peace in the World Essay age 11, full link below at bottom of site

Naphtali Ziff JPSep 17, 2015 @ 07:05amMore

Help to enable mutually enhancing relationships, through the practice of the emerging Partnership model, as the primary mode of human and earth relations.

Center for Partnership StudiesAug 27, 2015 @ 06:24pmMore

What would I do to help our world? I am going to continue my work with Blu Pela and use this platform to bring awareness to many very important issues that can help resolve problems with our environment. Gary Lindner Director Planet Sanctuary

Gary LindnerAug 19, 2015 @ 04:39pmMore

i would like people to know that we the savivour we are equally important and we can cause achange

kirungi linnetiAug 18, 2015 @ 01:36pmMore

Raise consciousness and build bridges over continents

Issa NyaphagaAug 17, 2015 @ 01:41pmMore

Today This Week This MonthTop Initiatives

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*Health

Humla Nursing Education Project

Olmo Ling
The Humla region of northwestern Nepal is one of the most stunningly beautiful, as well as, geographically isolated and underserved areas of Nepal. Healthcare resources are scarce, with only one hospital in a region the size of Connecticut and a population of over 50,000. Many villages lack even a single trained healthcare worker, forcing villagers to walk days to access basic health services.
The Humla Nursing Education Project plans to address this need by identifying local students in Humla who aspire to careers in nursing in their home villages. We will cover the cost of tuition, books and other supplies throughout their education in exchange for a commitment to serve the Humla region as community healthcare workers. The cost of 4 years of education in the capital city, Kathmandu, is less than the cost of a semester at some US public universities.
SANGITA our first student:
Our first student, Sangita, has already passed entrance exams and is studying at nursing school thanks to private donations. With your help, we can ensure that she finishes her education and returns to serve her remote community at the top of the world. Your sponsorship and in-kind donations will help us reach this goal and expand access to healthcare for the people of Humla.
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Votes12 DateFeb 25, 2015

Funded: 3 $105.00 / $5,000.00

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*Youth

BringHome100

BairFind
The BairFind Foundation's goal is to revolutionize the search for missing children in the United States with a campaign in 160 American cities in the summer of 2015! BringHome100 is a unique nationwide awareness-building campaign that will engage the power of over 40 million Americans throughout Minor League Baseball! (Minor League Baseball draws more fans every year than the NFL and NBA combined!) The BringHome100 platform opens a brand new path for millions of everyday people to act on their natural impulse to get involved and increase the odds of finding a missing child.
In 2014, BairFind placed signs in 24 Minor League Baseball stadiums in Pennsylvania, Texas, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida featuring each area's missing children. Our signs attracted over 3 million views, and SIX of the kids we featured were located safely! That raises our grand total to TWENTY FIVE KIDS FOUND since we began our efforts in 2009!
We are the FIRST EVER organization to set a benchmark goal - that we will raise awareness for missing children until 100 that we feature are found. We are on our way to realizing our goal! ! Please contribute so that we can design, construct, and deliver concourse signs to all 160 Minor League Baseball ballparks for the 2015 season! FOR EVERY $1,000 WE RECEIVE, WE CAN PLACE A SIGN IN A STADIUM! Help us to rise to the challenge to BringHome100 missing kids!

Votes12 DateNov 23, 2014 ClockEnded

Funded: 1 $54.00

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*Planet

Attila Around the World

Attila Domos
My name is Attila Domos, and I'm a T11/T12 paraplegic, since September 22, of 1993. I had my falling accident the same night my former band and I signed a recording contract. You could say it was a Yin/Yang kind of an evening. I was always an ambitious person, and very goal driven. While I was born into a musician family, I was also, and still am an athlete. Most recently I've been competing in hand-cycling events.
I've competed in many sports both in my youth and adult life. Some include water polo, soccer, baseball, American football, Martial Arts, power lifting and as I said earlier... hand-cycling. I was always drawn to physical challenges. I'm the type of person who was always driven by a desire to make a difference, to be a force for good. I've used what ever talents I was born with to make a difference in the lives of others, and what I'm working towards now, will be by far my biggest challenge ever, but it will also allow me to do a lot of good around the world.
I'm putting a team together, and with the help of this team I will circumnavigate the Earth. This will be accomplished in four steps.
Step 1: I will become the first paraplegic to swim the Atlantic Ocean, from New York City to either Spain or Portugal, by doing two 3 hour swims every day, from 9 am - noon, and from 2 pm - 5 pm. We will have a ship with a full crew (Captain, 1st mate, nurse, electronics expert/TV producer, my personal aid, etc...) It will be very difficult and I anticipate it to take about a year (give/take). I will not use a shark cage, but I will have two guys in the water with me, one in a kayak and one in a raft. Should I run into trouble, hopefully they can pull me out of the water before I'm injured or eaten.
Step 2: I then will hand-cycle across Europe, the Mid East and Asia.
Step 3: Kayak from Japan to Hawaii, then from Hawaii to Los Angeles.
Step 4: Hand-cycle from Los Angeles back to the original starting point in New York City.
This will be a massive undertaking, and will require at least $10 million to launch. This is where Hollywood comes in.
I need to get to Los Angeles for a couple of months, to sell this idea to a top agency. One with connections to some of the world's biggest stars. They all have causes they champion, and these are the types of people who understand big goals and big projects. The idea is to turn what we're going to do into the world's biggest fund raiser. Most of the details are worked out, and I can't get into specifics about every detail for obvious reasons, but this thing will be massive.
We will have cameras everywhere on the ship and in the water. We're going to have the cameras set up to allow people to watch us anytime, 24/7, via any camera they choose.
We also will host a 1-hour daily talk show. It'll be a great way to keep in touch with people around the world, and it will allow them a chance to get to know us.
We will have an app that people can download. This will also give them a chance to follow us, watch us and get reminders and updates from us, etc...
People will be able to donate via the app or online, and will be given a number of ways they'll be able to host events, to help raise funds for our charities.
The goal is to turn that initial $10 million investment into $100 million, and likely more. This trip will take between 4 and 5 years to accomplish, and the app alone will likely generate that amount in the first year or two.
We will have an independent bank handling the money, and will hire firms to audit and make sure that all of the money is going where it's supposed to go. In addition, I'm openly inviting "Anonymous" to do their own investigation, since I will be too busy accomplishing this massive task, hosting the TV show and doing live satellite feeds, to be able to also keep my eye on where every penny is going.
I'm taking only one percent (1%) of the money for myself, and that will be after our monthly expenses. The other 99% will go to the charities. Here's an example of how it will be divided.
Hollywood star A donates $1 million up front. We end up raising $10 million, to make Around the World a reality. That would mean that Star A put up 10% of the funding, so in return, his charity will receive 10% of all money raised. Wich... if we only raise $100 million in the time it takes to finish the journey, Star A turned his $1 million investment into $10 million for his charity. The more a person or charitable organization puts in upfront, the bigger the return, and the more people we can help.
There are many other things we're going to do for fundraising, including auctions, live shows when we're on land, and more, but this should give people an idea of how big this is going to be. I am very much a people person, and I wish to use every talent I have to help make the world a better place.
I'm working on putting together a video specifically for this event, but for now you can check out my website, and see for yourself some of the things I've done, and what it is I do. I'm a musician, athlete, writer, digital photographer, film maker, entrepreneur and much more.
I will also be giving rewards for your donation. The goal right now is to raise fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000.00) to get out to LA for a few months. While there, I'll need to rent a hotel room, use a cab to get around, buy food, drinks, and have a little money to wine and dine some of these Hollywood types. By raising this amount, I will also be able to show the agencies and stars that this is something people want to see, ergo... their investment in to the Around the World project won't be a risk.
I will also add your name to an email list, which I will use to send at least weekly emails detailing our progress.
I would urge you to get involved, and make a financial contribution. This will be a once in a lifetime opportunity to be a part of history. Imagine if you could have invested in Christopher Columbus' journey to the Americas, Magellan's trip around the world or have had direct access with the Apollo astronauts while they were taking that first trip to the moon? I hope to inspire generations to step outside their comfort zones, and reach for their dreams. What ever those dreams may be... I intend on showing them that anything is achievable, with one baby step at a time.
Thank you,
Attila Domos
www.attiladomos.com
(Please allow 4-6 weeks from the time the $15K goal is reached, for your "non-electronic" rewards to arrive. Also... if you choose to keep your email "private", that's OK, but please send me an email to, so I can send you your rewards. Other wise, I have no way of contacting you.)
For more information about Attila, please visit the website listed above. There you will find much more information not only about Attila and his many accomplishments, but also more detail about "Attila Around the World".

Votes11 DateMay 15, 2015

Funded: 16 $1,005.00 / $15,000.00

Today This Week This MonthTop Culture Spotlights

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North America

The Cajuns

Bernard Asper
The Cajuns are descendants of Roman Catholic French Canadians whom the British, in the 18th century, drove from the captured French colony of Acadia (now Nova Scotia and adjacent areas)who settled in the fertile bayou lands of southern Louisiana. The Cajuns today form small, compact, generally self-contained communities. Their patois is a combination of archaic French forms with idioms taken from their English, Spanish, German, American Indian, and African American (usually “Creole”) neighbors.
Pres. Teddy Roosevelt was a proponent of the ‘melting pot’ philosophy. The movement was led by people in Louisiana such as Progressive Luther Hall, elected governor in 1912. In July of that year, the legislature passed an act allowing the Department of Education to select all books and curricula for public schools. Starting the next year, English was stressed throughout the curricula, essentially banning French from the schools. In 1916, the state legislature approved Act 27, which required that all children attend public school where English was to be the language. This implicitly meant that the Cajun children that were brought up speaking French in their homes would have to learn English. The events were completed in 1921 when the Louisiana Constitution was changed so that all school proceedings had to be conducted in English. This succession of events led to many Cajuns growing up without learning their ancestral language. Stories abound of Cajun children being punished for speaking French at school.
Most of the parents of children in school for the first few decades of the century had grown up speaking French and still spoke it in the home. Children would learn English at school, but still learned some French in the home. As that English-educated generation grew up and had their own families, the use of French in the home was decreased with each generation. Some Cajun families, especially in more rural areas, continued to pass along the Cajun French language throughout the twentieth century.
Things began to turn around in the 1960s. Faced with the prospect of losing their language, CODOFIL (Council for the Development of French in Louisiana) was established in 1968 to help bring interest in the French language back to the educational system. Less than 5% of Cajuns born in the last fifty years speak French as their primary language. The French being taught by CODOFIL was not Cajun French. Still, it was a move leading to French language preservation amongst the Cajuns. French immersion programs can now be found across Acadiana, Cajun Louisiana.
Zachary Richard founded Action Cadienne to advocate for the Cajun French language. The group maintains that the language is integral to the continuation of Cajun culture.
Cajun cuisine reflects the mixture of cultures in Louisiana. Among its classic dishes are alligator stew, jambalaya, gumbo—actually a Creole dish, made with a roux—and crayfish (or other seafood) étouffée, served over rice. Many dishes are prepared with some variety of sausage, such as boudin or andouille (a smoked sausage made with pork), and tasso (a pork shoulder preparation borrowed from the Choctaw). Essential seasonings include filé powder (made from sassafras leaves), cumin, coriander, smoked paprika, cayenne pepper, and red pepper flakes.
Cajun music likewise shows a blend of several influences, including French, Creole, and Celtic songs. Cajun songs are usually sung in French. Typical ensemble instruments are the fiddle, the diatonic (button) accordion, the guitar, and spoons or the triangle. Tempos can range from a mournful waltz to a lively two-step, but, whatever the tempo, Cajun music is meant to be danced to.
Article mostly from http://www.acadian-cajun.com/clang.htmin content and http://www.britannica.com/topic/Cajun

Votes7 DateSep 1, 2015

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Asia

Japanese Matcha Tea Ceremony Chanoyu

Nathaniel Pantalone
Matcha ceremony (Chanoyu) is very complicated. Students of Chanoyu go to University to learn and study every aspect of it! Books that are written about it cannot hold all of its complexities within. Nonetheless, in this Spotlight, we will endeavor to shed a faint light on one of the most beautiful and complicated ceremonies in the world: Chanoyu.
What is Matcha?
"Matcha is a first class type of powdered, extra-fine ground tea that is used for the Japanese tea ceremony, Chanoyu, during which the tea is whisked with a bamboo tool called a chasen, in a handcrafted bowl called a chawan. Quality Matcha is always a pea-green, extra-fine powder with a distinctive, grassy aroma. The foamy infusion is fresh and deep green with an unforgettable, intense taste. Its health benefits are endless! We recommend that it be enjoyed after dessert or with a Japanese sweet, but never drink it on an empty stomach!" Taken from Dobra Tea
Matcha is made from the leaves of the Gyokuro tea plant. Gyokuro that is shade grown for more than 20 days is harvest by hand. The leaves are preprocessed into tencha by steaming and drying. When ground in a milstone (think giant granite stones), the tencha becomes matcha.
Two styles of matcha are served during the tea ceremony. The first, thin-style matcha, called usucha (oo-Soo-cha) is served to each person. The second, thick-style matcha, called koicha (Koy-cha) is shared among the guests.
What is Tea Ceremony?
Japanese tea ceremony is about four elements: wa, kei, sei, and jaku or harmony, respect, purity, and tranquility. When one includes all elements, one can enjoy the simplicity of drinking tea. Harmony can be created through cleanliness; the ceremony is held in a room without clutter and with elegant decorations, like flowers in a vase or a flag of calligraphy. Respect is created by thoughtful consideration of everything and everyone involved in the ceremony. Topics that can lead to arguments are not discussed during tea ceremony. Purity comes from the cleaning of the utensils and the boiling of the water. Tranquility is achieved after the calm consumption of the tea.
The Five Parts of Chanoyu, Simplified
The Yoritsuki (receiving room): The receiving room is prepared to comfort the arriving guests. In the room, guests may prepare themselves for the tea ceremony by changing their cloths (kimonos are popular choices) or using the bathroom. Usually a pot of hot water is available to the guests to refresh and cleanse their palate. Sometimes the hot water is made with toasted rice. Relaxation is important before the tea ceremony.
The Roji (passageway): In traditional tea ceremony, after preparing in the yoritsuki, the guests move outside to the garden. The garden is specially prepared as a passageway to the tearoom. Stepping stones surrounded by moss are common. The ground is lightly sprayed to mimic the clean look of a gentle rain. The passageway is meant to create tranquility by experiencing the beauty of nature and refreshing the mind.
The Tskukubai (symbolic cleaning): Within the roji is a special place for guests to cleanse their hands and mouths called the tskukubai. It is made of carefully placed plants, stones, and pebbles. a stone basin filled with constantly flowing water allows the guests to physically clean before the ceremony, refreshing the body.
The Machiai (waiting room): The machiai is a waiting area comprised of a wall with a small roof and bench beneath. It is an area for guests to wait for the rest of the group and quietly enjoy the tranquility of the garden. The host appears after everyone has gathered in the machiai. The guests greet the host with a simultaneous bow. With a gong, the host invites the guests into the tearoom.
The Chashitsu (tearoom): After the drum of the gong fades, the guests walk to the unique entrance of the tearoom. The entrance, called nijiri guchi, is small, only about three feet high and two and a half feet wide. All guests must humbly stoop to enter the tearoom. Upon entering, guests slide toward the alcove, which displays artistic calligraphy, typically the work of a well known Zen priest, and bow to show respect. Flower arrangements and incense holders are also present. After examining the artwork, guest move toward the host to inspect the teakettle and utensils. After inspection they take their places for the tea ceremony.
The tearoom gives the sense of elegance and peace. Soft light shines through the shoji screens, highlighting the objects on display, and incense perfumes the air. The soft sound of boiling water is heard. Beginning the gathering, the host opens a sliding door that connects the kitchen to the tearoom and enters the tearoom. Everyone, including the host, quietly bows with respect. The host welcomes everyone and explains the special reason for the ceremony, if there is one. The guest of honor, or main guest, thanks the host on behalf of the other guests.
Description of Ceremony
A door made of rectangular rice paper windows opens. Two outstretched hands reach through the doorway and place a utensil on the floor. The hands, now pressed on the floor, allow their master to shuffle into the room. The master is a Japanese woman, dressed in beautiful green robes (kimono) with a large belt and a bow tied in the back. She picks up the utensil, places it ahead of her again, and shuffles toward it a second time. Finally within the room, she stands, walks slowly toward the flag of poetry enshrined on the wall, kneels and bows to it. She then approaches the kama, the water vessel in the room, inspects it and the ornate vase misisashi next to it. Since everything is correct, she walks to the corner of the room, by the door to kneel and rest. She is guest.
This description is from a tea ceremony watched by the author
Tea Utensils
Tea Bowls - Chawan
Tea Scoops - Chashaku
Tea Whisks - Chasen
Tea Containers - Natsume
Water Scoop - Hishaku
Cloth Napkin - Chakin
Silk Napkin - Fukusa
Tea Kettles - Kama
(And more!)
UPDATES TO FOLLOW!
Written by Nathaniel Pantalone for OWB LLC.

Votes7 DateJul 30, 2015

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North America

Jordan Danielsen Music

Jordan Danielsen
A native of Denver Colorado but raised in the Iowa heartland on the banks of the Muddy Mississippi, Jordan Danielsen grew up with guitar in hand and a harmonica on his neck. He has spent over a decade hosting open mics, performing in wineries, casino's, pubs, restaurants, festivals and everywhere imaginable from Madison, WI. to St. Louis, MO.
A wandering loner at heart, Jordan has spent much of his musical career as a solo act. However he has also played with some of the finest musicians in the Midwest to create two full length albums and do a bit of touring as well.
In 2011, Jordan released his debut CD Night Alone in the City; an album very diverse from start to finish. Chalked full of soulful horns, electric guitars, acoustic ballads, blues and a tiny bit of hip hop. Jordan's lyrics tell the story of his life growing up in Davenport, IA., and at times borders on the hilarious.
2014 brought the release of Old Soul, an album much different than it's predecessor. Jordan spins his musical tales of river's, road trips, and great grandfathers in the civil war. Sleek piano, organ moans, and haunting fiddle make this collection of songs very soothing yet exciting, and tend to take you along for the ride.
Always on tour and never without a song in his throat, Jordan writes from his life experiences and reflects his personality through his music. With many more songs to record and endless gigs to play, he continues to strive for new audiences every day.

Votes5 DateOct 1, 2015

Today This Week This MonthTop Planet Spotlights

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Oceans

Humpback Whale Shows AMAZING Appreciation After Being Freed From Nets

One World Blue, LLC
Humpback Whale Shows AMAZING Appreciation After Being Freed From Nets

Votes9 DateMay 6, 2015

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Wildlife

The wild chickens of Kauai

Jonathan Wayne
In March of 2008, I had the privilege to join my father and sister on a trip to Hawaii's northernmost island of Kauai. We spent 5 days exploring the lush countryside and experiencing a completely exotic land. Along our travels, we encountered so many chickens roaming around everywhere, that I wondered how and why this came about. In one instance I was relaxing on a beautiful sandy beach near the Kauai Marriot Resort, and a rooster, hen and their two or three chicks (a whole family) came pecking towards me threatening to tickle my toes. Some people there told me that hurricanes in the past let chicken coops loose, and others said that since there are no natural predators there, chickens had no enemies (other than humans) who would eat them. It all made sense, but I wanted to know more about the wild chicken invasion of Kaui (and the rest of Hawaii) that have made this in itself a tourist attraction.
Here's an interesting article from the New York Times, written on April 6, 2015, that sheds some light on the wild chickens of Kauai:
In Hawaii, Chickens Gone Wild
The pictures you see here I shot myself (or my sister did) on this trip. I'm also in a few of the photos as you can see. Guess if you're ever homeless and hungry, this is the island to be on! Winner, winner, chicken dinner!



Votes7 DateAug 17, 2015

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Natural wonders

Earth from space

Gary Lindner
Hello my name is Gary Lindner, Director of Planet Sanctuary and Senior Vice President of One World Blue. I would like to introduce the completion of Planet Sanctuary and take a moment to explain our platform. The purpose of the platform is to give all readers and "do-gooders" the ability to spread information concerning "OUR" natural world on Planet Earth. This information should contain positive research, videos and data on people, places and animals that have been or will be affected by the good deeds of people around "OUR" Planet Earth. This is going to be a fantastic way to focus on these good deeds and ultimately motivate more. Here is a video of the great planet Earth from space. I am inviting and encouraging readers to participate in the distribution of information that they are passionate about. Every week I will share information that has caught my attention. As I continue to search for information about "OUR" Planet Earth, I hope to see your videos and articles showing the vast detail on "OUR" planet with a positve human touch.
Sincerely,
Gary Lindner
PS PLEASE BECOME A REGISTERED USER.

Votes6 DateMay 7, 2015

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