BLAINESWORLD #909 (Please send any comments to: bginbc@aol.com.)

Section 2, part 2 (1) Alyson M. in CO: Can you spread the need for a little help in Asheville? I bet there is a perfect companion in your network for this old guy!

ASHVILLE, NC: As a dog, when it comes to your odds of getting adopted not only does age matter, but size matters, too. So if you’re a big, old dog, your chances are quite slim.”Cane is a 11 year old king shepherd that belonged to a local animal lover, Linda Gavel- former owner of Moondoggies. Linda passed away suddenly a few weeks ago and left behind her beloved pets, who are now looking for a new home. We realize that Cane will be difficult to place because he is a large, senior dog- but we want to try to help him, nonetheless. If you ever visited Moondoggies, you will recognize this gentle giant. He would love a home where he can lounge around and go on short walks. He is a little arthritic and would do best in a home as an only dog or with other senior pets who would respect his need for space and boundaries. Cane has been around children and loves them, but young children who would want to cling or hang on him need to be avoided.” Cane misses his mom very much and e’d love to see him get adopted very soon. Please contact Brother Wolf Animal Rescue by emailing director@bwar.org or calling 828.505.3440. They are open from 9AM to 7PM everyday!
Photo: ASHVILLE, NC: As a dog, when it comes to your odds of getting adopted not only does age matter, but size matters, too. So if you're a big, old dog, your chances are quite slim. </p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
<p>"Cane is a 11 year old king shepherd that belonged to a local animal lover, Linda Gavel- former owner of Moondoggies. Linda passed away suddenly a few weeks ago and left behind her beloved pets, who are now looking for a new home. We realize that Cane will be difficult to place because he is a large, senior dog- but we want to try to help him, nonetheless. If you ever visited Moondoggies, you will recognize this gentle giant. He would love a home where he can lounge around and go on short walks. He is a little arthritic and would do best in a home as an only dog or with other senior pets who would respect his need for space and boundaries. Cane has been around children and loves them, but young children who would want to cling or hang on him need to be avoided."</p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
<p>Cane misses his mom very much and e'd love to see him get adopted very soon. Please contact Brother Wolf Animal Rescue by emailing director@bwar.org or calling 828.505.3440. They are open from 9AM to 7PM everyday!

(2) Linda in NY:  I drive a 1994 Geo Metro and I’ve been looking for window wiper arms for my car, and I have been going nuts looking for them for months. No one seems to have them.  Response: I told her to not drive in the rain. But seriously, if anybody has any ideas on how to find the above, please share them with me–and I’ll then share them with Linda. She has already checked eBay.

(3) Marty S. in PA: As I was walking in towards Penn this morning (through a very light snow), I noticed a pencil on the ground as I approached the elevator.  For some reason I picked it up.  Sure enough, it was an old looking Blaine Greenfield “Retirement in Training” pencil, a little the worse for wear but when sharpened will fill the bill.  The Blaine Greenfield saga continues at BCCC.

(4) Candace M. in NC: Here’s a Plan to Save the Post Office and Give the Working Poor a Break http://billmoyers.com/2014/02/22/heres-a-plan-to-save-the-post-office-and-give-the-working-poor-a-break/

(5) Jeff C. in NC: Ten Things Theaters Need to Do Right Now to Save Themselves.  

(6) Candace M. in NC: Buchi Kombucha | Embody the Elements: Not sure if you have tried this yet, took me awhile to get use to the initial what taste like vinegar effect. Knew it was healthy so kept on. Now I kinda crave it a bit. And it is more enjoyable than the swig of Apple cider vinegar a day that pops swore by.
Wanted to share this price deal with Earth fare for Buchi.
And good news Katuah now carries round mtn goat milk, the best.
Seriously the best in house seasoned local meats, from duck bacon to chorizo.
Stop by say hi to Chris behind the meat countr, Elizabeth at the cheese area, and Mara over at beer and wine and all the other peeps working there. And yes they will have New Belgium’s RyePA….. Very limited release made with local grown rye.

(6) Steven S. in FL: An Engineer Explains Why You Should Always Order the Larger Pizza
http://lifehacker.com/an-engineer-explains-why-you-should-always-order-the-la-1532897984?utm_campaign=socialflow_lifehacker_facebook&utm_source=lifehacker_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow

and also:

One Reason To Get Whatever Size Pizza You Want
http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2014/02/26/282547399/one-reason-to-get-whatever-size-pizza-you-want

(7) Chandler S. in NY: The Bag Man was an exceptional film! Worth going to see.

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Section 4, Reviews

C. THE FOUR DOORS: A GUIDE TO JOY, FREEDOM AND A MEANINGFUL LIFE (Simon & Schuster) by Richard Paul Evans is a short, thought-provoking book that is that is the author’s message to those who seek inspriation in their lives.It began as a talk he gave on the spur of moment, and over the next 10 years, it has evolved into   a message he has shared with many different groups–including prisoners and addicts.Evans, a bestselling novelist, includes stories from his own life, as well as stories about great achievers and those he has gathered from his readers. Among them:

* My wife and I experienced the effects of crab mentality firsthand. With the success of my first book, THE CHRISTMAS BOX, our world changed in some negative ways that we did not expect. Friends stopped talking to us, family stopped visiting, false rumors were spread through our neighborhood about us. It was difficult time, one that required a lot of forgiving.

When I told my father about what was happening to us, he wisely replied, “You have to understand that your success will always reminds others of their failures.”

* Were did we learn that failure was successful? Thomas J. Watson, the chairman and CEO of IBM, said, “Would you like me to give you a formula for success? It’s quite simple, really. Double your rate of failure. You are thinking of failure as the enemy of success. Bit it isn’t at all. You can be discouraged by failure–or you can learn from it. So go ahead and make mistakes. Make all you can. Because, remember, that’s where you will find success.”

Along the way, Evans also included some great ideas on how to live your life; for example:

* The “what if” exercise is a useful device in creating real-life stories as well. Making your own list of “what ifs” is a powerful way to begin to alter your mental map to magnify your life.

What if I went back to school and studied art history?
What if I changed my sedentary lifestyle and became a competitive cyclist?
What if I wrote that book I’ve always dreamed about? What if it became a bestseller?

THE FOUR DOORS now has me thinking about a similar type question; specifically, what if I read another book by the author? I’m looking forward to that possibility!

D. Enjoyed MEN AND DOGS (Hachette Audio), written by Katie Crouch and narrated by Gabra Sackman.It’s a novel about a doctor who disappears while taking a fishing trip with the family dog. The dog was found later, but the doctor never was.His 11-year-old daughter never gave up trying to find out what really happened to him. Two decades later, she is still searching for the truth as her life becomes falling apart.

She returns to her hometown in Charleston where she encounters, among others, her chiddhood love, her strong-willed mother and her much more responsible brother.

The story held my interest, as did the finely-drawn characters. An added plus was the mystery storyline that didn’t together until shortly before the end of the book.

In addition, Zackman’s narration was excellent.

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Section 12A, NC events

(1) Richard Schulman:

Every Sunday, 11:00 am: Music at the Center for Spiritual Living – Asheville 2 Science of Mind Way Asheville, NC 28806, (828) 253-2325.

March 2014

Saturday March 1st, 6:00 – 9:00 pm playing piano with the Sonny Thornton Trio at The Coal Fired Bistro, 8595 Pelham Rd, Greenville, SC 29615 (864) 329-0400
Every Sunday, 11:00 am: Music at the Center for Spiritual Living – Asheville 2 Science of Mind Way Asheville, NC 28806, (828) 253-2325.
Saturday March 15th, 6:00 – 9:00 pm playing piano with the Sonny Thornton Trio at The Coal Fired Bistro, 8595 Pelham Rd, Greenville, SC 29615 (864) 329-0400
Sun. March 23rd, 10:00 am – 12:00 noon, featured speaker Circle of Miracles Church, 10 Beulah Rd. New Britain, PA 18901  Info 215-996-0646
Sun. March  23rd,  1:00 – 5:00 pm Open Your Heart & Mind to the Gift You Are – A Seminar for Developing Spiritual Growth with Elizabeth Joyce and Richard Shulman. Circle of Miracles Church, 10 Beulah Rd. New Britain, PA 18901 Info and registration 215-996-0646 $75
Mon. March 24th, 7:00 – 9:00 pm The Bliss of Being – a concert with Richard Shulman & Annabella Wood to Benefit Circle of Miracles Church, Circle of Miracles Church, 10 Beulah Rd. New Britain, PA 18901 $20 admission.  Info and registration 215-996-0646.
(2) ASHEVILLE — The deadline for the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Citizens Academy has been extended to March 4. The academy is designed to provide an overview of daily operations and each topic will be presented by Sheriff’s Office staff. Space is limited to the first 25 Buncombe County residents approved to attend. The 11-week academy is scheduled for 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays March 11 – May 20. All classes will be held at the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office, 202 Haywood St. in Asheville. For more information, watch this overview of the Citizen’s Academy athttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ug1tCKZAZlk. Any Buncombe County resident at least 18 years old may submit an application. Contact Cpl. Robyn Michalove at 828-250-4427. Applications must be postmarked or submitted in person to the main office, no later than March 4.
(3)  Hello Friends,

  • Join me for at talk this Sunday, March 2 at 11:00 a.m.  about how our desire to control what’s happening around us can hurt our relationships and keep us feeling trapped and less able to live life fully.
  • You’ll learn practices to release control’s control over you ;-), resulting in happier relationships, more peace of mind and freedom.
  • Venue: The Spiritual Light Center (an independent New Thought fellowship) located at: 80 Heritage Hollow Drive, Franklin, NC 28734            www.spirituallightcenter.com

Hope to see you there! Warmly, Barbara Barbara Brady Coach & Trainer Global Leadership / Intercultural / Transformation through Transition barbara@mycoachbarbara.com www.mycoachbarbara.com 828-350-9300.

(4) Rewriting History: Book & Print Arts Collective Member’s Show, opens March 7

REWRITING HISTORY explores the theme of shifting identity and plays with perceptions of our collective public and private histories. Members from Asheville’s Book & Print Arts Collective have created a variety of artist books and prints to explore and ask what it means to rewrite history. Themes of love, family, science, and myth are all expressed through the artist books and prints featured in the show. Michelle Francis’ book took inspiration from a 1904 correspondence between a woman and her former beau. Gwen Diehn’s small monotypes depict a cat rewriting a stressful morning by rolling freely and luxuriously on the pavement. Diehn, plus other members will give a short talk about their works during the opening.

The work will be on display at BookWorks from March 7–May 24, 2014. Opening Reception: March 7, from 6-9 p.m.
The Book & Print Arts Collective (BPAC) is an active community of artists that practices, celebrates, and promotes the book and print arts. The Collective encourages the artistic growth of its members and the advancement of their craft. The Book & Print Arts Collective is an independent, self-governing, and self-administering group. Interested individuals are encouraged to attend a meeting to learn more. BPAC meets bi-monthly on the second Thursday of the month at 6:00 pm, at Asheville BookWorks.

Asheville BookWorks is a community resource for print and book arts located in West Asheville, North Carolina. Through classes, exhibits, lectures, and annual events, Asheville BookWorks has developed a national reputation as a fine book arts and print facility. BookWorks is pleased to provide space, equipment and technical support for individuals with an interest in handmade books, printmaking, and letterpress.

(5) Friends –

As several people have said when I have told them about this event:
“Poetry – cool!
Music – very cool!!
Dance – extremely cool!!!
Participation – totally cool!!!!”
This will be poetry as you have never experienced it.
Kathy Jennings, a professional movement facilitator and interfaith minister specializing in ritual, is a genius around participation.  And I’ve had some experience with it, too.  We’ve crafted a design that will use my poetry, Robert Thomas wonderful piano and percussion, and Kathy’s dance as a take-off point for you to go deep into your own experience – to feel the words in your heart and your body, and then to move in whatever ways help you to go deeper.
That may mean a purely internal movement, it may mean moving in your chair, it may take you into exploring the space in the room, it may lead you to dance your own dance.
This Sunday, March 2, 3 p.m.
Jubilee, 46 Wall St.
Love offering
Sponsored by the Jubilee Arts Team
The Mardi Gras parade will be staging right outside the door of Jubilee, at exactly this time.  Leave extra time to park and to enjoy this good, wild energy.
The Sacred and Profane poetry concert with Majo and Tracey Schmidt is still happening, but at a new date: Sunday, April 6, 3 p.m., also at Jubilee.
Love,
Majo
Majo John Madden
(6) Upcoming Zu-pearrances:February 28 – Meet The Beatles at the White Horse in Black Mountain. 8PM showtime.Pipapelli will be playing a string of gigs starting in March.March 14 – Shovelhead Saloon St. Patricks Day Party, Black Mountain 9-12March 15 – The Break Room in Conway, SC, St Paddy’s Day throwdown 9-1March 17 – downtown Greensboro, St Paddy’s Day celebration, 8PMApril 4th – Shovelhead Saloon in Black Mountain, 9PMApril 19th – Uncle Buck’s in Salisbury. 9PMApril 20th – 420 Freedom Fest at Donny’s Saloon in Myrtle Beach, SC 4PMApril 25th-27th, we are playing two sets at the Little Woodstock Festival in Blacksburg, SC – April 25th at 10PM and April 26th at noon. A lot of southern/regional bands including Doc Holliday and others.Event info and ticket information:http://little-woodstock.com/(7) 

(8) PAL Productions Presents: [Title of Show] The Musical

Thursday, March 6, 2014 – Saturday, March 22, 2014
7:30pm
35 Below
35 E Walnut Street
Asheville, NC

Shows Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights at 7:30pm at 35Below (Asheville Community Theatre) in Downtown Asheville. 3/6-3/22

Tickets are $15 https://ashevilletheatre.secure.force.com/ticket/#details_a0Si0000002SkMMEA0

Cast:

Jeff – Isaac Fulk

Hunter – Brad Mercier

Susan – Kirby Gibson

Heidi – Emily Warren

Accompanied by – Sarah Fowler

Directed by – Daniel Hensley

(9) North Carolina Stage Company is extending an invitation to writers, bloggers, and creative minds of all types to attend a 40 minute selected scene rehearsal of the sexy Tony Award nominated play, Venus in Fur on Tuesday, March 4th. You will have the opportunity to chat with the actors and director.  What do you want to see? Contribute your thoughts and input in an online forum and then attend an invited final dress rehearsal where you can see the entire production onTuesday, March 18th.

This is a free opportunity and space is limited.  

If you are interested in participating get in touch with Kelly at kelly@ncstage.org or (828) 239-0263.

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(11)  An Evening with Susan Reinhardt

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Event to be held at the following time, date, and location:

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)The Mill Room, 66 Asheland Ave., AshevilleView Map

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Come spend an evening with columnist, author and radio personality Susan Reinhardt and enjoy her perspective of life as a “Cracked Southern Belle.” Susan’s show at the Asheville Community Theater was a sellout, and we don’t expect tickets to last long for this show. Tickets are $20 each.Share this event on Facebook and TwitterWe hope you can make it!Cheers,
WNC Health Advocates

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Section 12B, PA/NJ events

(1) DON’T MISS THIS SPECIAL NIGHT OF MUSIC WITH BUCKS COUNTY’S OWN JAZZ STAR

RESERVE TICKETS TODAY!ERIC MINTEL QUARTET ATTHE BUCKS COUNTY PLAYHOUSE 8 p.m. Friday, March 7 Click here to order tickets or call the Bucks County Playhouse Box Office at 215-862-2121.
On Demand! Programs and Events, in association with the Bucks County Playhouse, is proud to present the acclaimed Eric Mintel Quartet in concert at New Hope’s most historic theater. The 90-minute concert on March 7 will feature original songs by Eric Mintel; compositions by Mintel’s mentor, jazz legend Dave Brubeck; and jazz arrangements of popular tunes by Sting, Coldplay, Aerosmith, and more! Don’t miss it!TICKETS: $20 for the general public; $15 for groups of 10 or more; $15 for Bucks County Playhouse subscribers. Reserve at 215-862-2121, www.bcptheater.org or by visiting the Box Office at 70 S. Main Street, New Hope, PA.
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C. National events

(1) You may know that we are very selective about what we send
you and the kind of opportunities and people we introduce
you to.

That said, this really is a “once in a lifetime” kind of
opportunity . . . we were amazed when we received advance
notice!

Our colleague Ken Wilber, who we think just might be the
smartest living human, is doing a live online event to teach
how to become the “superhuman” version of yourself.

If you don’t know who Ken is, let us give you the
quick intro – before sending you to sign up for his free
live event.

Ken wrote a book called “The Spectrum Of Consciousness”
when he was 23 years old! And it’s an incredible book
that changed the field of developmental psychology.

Since then, he has written dozens of books about the
intersection of psychology, spirituality, philosophy and
human potential and evolution.

We’ve learned some of the most important mental
models and “perspectiving” tools that we know from Ken. We
use these tools constantly in our teaching, marketing and
business. We have used his books as texts in our high end
six month program, The Accelerated Personal Evolution
Program.

We could rave about Ken for hours, but for now, we’ll
just say that if you want to learn the most comprehensive
and usable map for your own development and self-
actualization, then click here to  LISTEN TO KEN or:

http://bit.ly/MuvZFv

Here’s the opportunity: Ken is doing an online event
called “Your Superhuman Potential” – and we’ve got a
link where you can attend for free. No strings.

Inside, Ken will show you some of the most interesting
“maps” of consciousness and development that exist. And
he’ll show you how to realize your own potential.

It’s on March 20th at 9 PM Eastern / 6 PM Pacific.

You can register to attend here as a guest:

Ken Wilber – Your Superhuman Potential or:

http://bit.ly/MuvZFv

This is the first time we’ve seen Ken do something
like this, and because he’s a colleague, we were
given an advance heads up about this event so we can give
you the very first access to register for it.

Go and sign up for Ken’s “Your Superhuman Potential”
event on March 20th. This guy is a real game-changer!

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https://ziglarco.infusionsoft.com/app/linkClick/26713/4e9fed3a67b89c86/100256451/b5eea1bd270fab56
Dear Blaine,I am excited to announce our brand new online Ziglar Business Owner Series focusing on the five key areas of business:Leadership – Marketing – Sales – Operations – AdministrationIf you are a business owner and you want to take your business to the next level then you need to attend!  This five-lesson series will give you vital tips and information you can use to stop being a slave to your business so that you can enjoy more free time and stop spending your days putting out brush fires.***If you register right now you can attend as our guest!***Register now for our first program on Leadership which will air March 4, 2014 at 2:00 pm CST.In this lesson on Leadership for business owners we will cover:
*What is a leader?
*The difference between a leader and a manager
*What a leader must do to increase the team’s performance
*Why leadership systems are essential to your success
*The MVP of visionPlus, when you register for the first lesson on Leadership you are automatically registered for the other four lessons.***Why are we doing this series for free?***
Two years ago we made a decision at Ziglar to bring the best materials and education we could find to business owners because we know when we impact a business owner, that business owner in turn impacts their team and this in turn impacts the lives of the families who work at that business.  Because of this we partnered with Howard Partridge, who is one of the top small business coaches in the United States.
Howard has 17-plus years working with business owners, helping them systemize their business.  His approach is perfectly aligned with the Ziglar philosophy and together we offer incredible resources for business owners.  We know that if you like the information we cover in the online Ziglar Business Owner Series that you will take a closer look at the other things we are doing!I look forward to seeing you on the online Ziglar Business Owner Series!
Tom Ziglar
CEO of Ziglar, Inc.P.S. No worries!  If for some reason you can’t attend the session on the date and time we release it, you will be sent a replay link after the event so that you can watch it when it fits your schedule.  We understand that as a business owner sometimes your schedule changes.  Still, make sure to attend live if you can so that you can ask questions through our live interactive chat feature.
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