BLAINESWORLD #955 (Please send any comments to: bginbc@aol.com.)

Section 2, part 2

(1) Len E. in NC:  Am spending January in Sarasota, FL. Saw a great Indian Bollywood movie called PK. If it ever comes to Asheville, see it. Funny,provocative and especially entertaining.

And:

I also read your review on Big Eye  and agree with it. However I don’t agree with your analysis of the court scene. I think it was rather sad not funny since it really depicted the self destruction of an individual who had it made but threw it away by over reaching instead of being thankful of getting away with a fraudulent life.
My two cents: What makes humor (and movies, too) sooooo interesting; i.e., not everybody agrees. but you’re right . . . the scene did certainly show the self-destruction of an individual, but it was only the final step. he had lost it long before then–perhaps even from the beginning.
Your comment, though, has me wondering … is self-destruction on screen (and in life, too) ever funny?  … I think it can be sad, as you point out, but also funny ,,, for example, one scene comes to mind … James Caan in the original THE GAMBLER … he needs money, so he goes to his folks’ house in the middle of the night and asks for money since you were going to give it to me anyway in the will .. . I always thought that was a funny scene, but a sad one, too.
Note: Don’t see the remake of the film, currently out. It wasn’t nearly as good as the original.

(2) Rod R. in NC: Going to see highest grossing film in India film industry history – PK. Saw it once and cant wait to see it again and chuckle all over again at its perfect balance of humor and poignancy.

(3) Cappy T. in NC: So enjoy your news and views…….always a treat to read!!!!

(4) Annemarie B. in NC. Excellent [BLAINESWORLD #954] and thanks for adding our beautiful renovation near downtown Asheville. There is much interest in it right now.

(5) Michelle B. in NC: So many great aspects of this issue Blaine! From the chocolate muffin tops to Steph Hickling to the books and movie reviews…not sure where to start but thank you so much for sharing!

(6) Henry W. in NY: Recently saw the acclaimed film “Mr. Turner,” which depicts the last 25 years or so of the renowned British 19th century painter’s life. While Turner may have been a brilliant artist, known primarily for his violent nautical scenes, Turner comes off as a loathsome human being. Grunting his way through life, Turner is a mean-spirited, exploitative eccentric, whose behavior is especially appalling towards his loyal housekeeper. Although the actor who plays Turner, Timothy Spall, does a splendid job, the movie left much to be desired, in my humble opinion.

(7) Joe W. in NV: Life Coaching for Skeptics: 18 Areas of Life (But No Parachutes or Color Therapy)

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/briana-rognlin/life-coaching-for-skeptic_b_709037.html

(8) Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant on Why Women Stay Quiet at Work

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/11/opinion/sunday/speaking-while-female.html

(9) Susan R. in NC: I don’t cook much expect during cold months. Tonight I found a recipe for Tuna casserole that I doctored up and made. It is fantastic. Here’s what you do. Boil a box of whole wheat macaroni. Drain. Heat oven to 350. Mix in cooked macaroni, two cans of white tuna, two cans of cream of chicken soup, one can of peas. Mix it all up in a casserole dish and top with a whole vat of sharp cheddar. Bake for 30 minutes. Then add those crispy fried onions and bake for five more minutes. Just delish!

(10) Mike M. in NC: AMERICAN SNIPER ***

Very well directed and acted true story of Chris KyleBradley Cooper) a Navy Seal sharp shooter who saved countless lives in 4 tours of the Iraq war. In his time home, Chris has difficulty leaving the war behind. Through therapy, Chris learned to give back to help veterans who also had been through the war and to work through his own PTSD only to come to a tragic end.

The film does drag a bit and it you are like me and don ‘t care for war films you will still like this film. Bradley Coopers performance is good, but not worthy of the Oscar nomination he received this week. Clint Eastwood did an excellent job with direction alas his DGA (Directors Guild) nomination. The film’s sound editing and mixing is excellent and is nominated in both categories.

What bothered me about this film is personal. All the men and woman who died because of Iraq, died in vain because of a useless war that was due to a president’s vendetta for his father.

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Section 12A, NC events

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Hi, it’s Cheryl Sullivan, Founder of the Inception Point Institute here.What’s on your to-do list this year? Relationships, money, career, health, weight loss?If you’ve experienced any of my work or you have been receiving my emails for a while, you probably know that it’s a passion of mine to utilize Inception Point Therapy® in everything I do.As the developer of Inception Point Therapy®, there’s one thing I’m more passionate about than anything else.And that’s YOU having as much fun, making more money, having vibrant health and having a huge, positive impact on others…by opening your mind and heart to effortless change and inspired living through Inception Point Therapy.And that’s how you can fully move forward with your life’s path.Supporting you to do the work you’re called to do is my purpose…and my sincere desire.So I’ve taken 20 years of my personal experiences with hypnosis, NLP and energy work and combined it with material I have channeled to create an emotional breakthrough process to rejuvenate the body and mind.In my upcoming 3-day intensive workshop I will personally guide you to overcome your greatest obstacles and challenges, make the changes you need and want in your emotional and physical body, plus expand your intuitive abilities.And after showing you how to remove old pesky programming (and there’s always some!), I’m going to lead you through all the basics of becoming an Inception Point Practitioner and how to guide yourself and others through positive changes.I’m going to ensure that you experience the joy of working on yourself AND ensure you’re confident in your ability to guide others there.

 

Are you ready for such a profound tool in your life and business?

 

So whether you’re a practitioner or simply wish to receive healing, this is a weekend you’ll enjoy.

 

It’s happening this February 27 – March 1 in beautiful Asheville, NC.

 

Inception Point Therapy®, Level 1

Help Your Clients Get Better, Faster Results

Create a Business You Love

Heal Yourself or those You Love

 

—Join me for Inception Point Therapy

 

I’m really excited that we’ve already had several people sign up for the event from my inner circle of students, energy healers, and spiritual beings seeking to improve their human experience.

 

There are a few spaces remaining, and I would like one of those spots to be filled by you!

 

I’m offering a special “Early Bird” Discount pricing that’s good until Feb 13, as a special for my friends, colleagues and subscribers.

 

Secure your spot here: Register Now!

 

There is nothing I have invited you to that can compare with the experience of this 3-day event. I’ve dedicated my life to sharing Inception Point with everyone I can.  I know it changes lives-I’ve seen it in my clients and students.  This is your opportunity to command this powerful tool and start using it right away.

 

I know you want to help people and help yourself.  I can show you how to truly make a difference-and love every moment you’re doing it.

Find out more here

 

To your health, wellness, and life purpose,

~ Cheryl

 

Read more about Inception Point Therapy

 

I’m looking forward to personally seeing you at the event!

(2) Randy Robins: I’m hosting a comedy show, mostly alumni from previous classes.  It will be Sunday, January 25 at the HIghsmith building on [the UNCA] campus.  3-5 PM.  Free admission and parking.  Doug Ryan will perform.

(3) 1st time in Asheville – The Jin Shin Do® Bodymind Acupressure® Facial Workshop

Kaleo Wheeler at Sitezoogle.com
Kaleo Wheeler
Originally developed specifically for Cosmetologists and Estheticians as well as Massage Therapists and Bodyworkers
Using only points on the face, head, neck, arms and hands, this 12-step “Acupressure Facial” releases tension and aids circulation of “Qi” up and down the body,
to open the “windows.”  
It is Wonderfully Relaxing!

Jin Shin Do®, The Way of the Compassionate Spirit, is a form of acupressure that is a body-mind release method using deep (yet gentle), direct pressure on specific acu-points to release stress and muscular tension, increase self-awareness, and re-establish energic balance in the mind and body, which may help reduce pain and discomfort

In its most basic form, this clothes-on method is simple and easy for anyone to learn and use. In the hands of a skilled and sensitive practitioner, it can be a powerful, profoundly effective and transformative tool.  Its versatility is also unsurpassed in incorporating it with any other modality.

It is a unique synthesis of:
·  a traditional Japanese
acupressure technique,
·  classic Chinese
acupuncture and
acupressure 5-Element
theory,
· Taoist philosophy and
Qigong (breathing and
exercise techniques), and
· Reichian segmental theory.

Fee for the Course: $199.00
Includes a small chart of the Jin Shin Do Acu-points and the Jin Shin Do Acupressure Facial booklet © 1982 by Iona Marsaa Teeguarden

 12 NCBTMB CE’s are given to massage therapists who complete this workshop

For more info & to schedule a private session, contact Kaleo at 812-929-8898 or email kaleowheeler@gmail.com.  You can also visit: http://www.kaleowheeler.com/jin-shin-do

To register, call the WNC Massage School at 828-761-1553

Please pass this on to anyone who you know who will be interested, both massage therapists, bodyworkers, and people just wanting to learn a simple technique for maintaining their own balance.

Kaleo will also be teaching a 2-day workshop on the Fundamentals of Acupressure June 21 & 22

Kaleo Wheeler is an authorized Jin Shin Do® Bodymind Acupressure teacher and registered
acupressurist. She is a Contributor to the book, A Complete Guide to Acupressure. She has had a private practice and taught classes and workshops in Jin Shin Do throughout the US and Canada since 1988.

(4) 8452 ajbf meeting

 

(5)

Slide the City, Asheville Slip & Slide

Also see: Top 40 Spring Events & Festivals | Downtown Asheville Guide | South Slope | Sliding Rock |Waterfalls | Top Asheville Summer Festivals & Events

Slide the City
Slide the City in another town

Slide the CitySlide the City Asheville

May 23, 2015
You’ve seen it in other cities. Now “Slide the City” brings the biggest slip and slide todowntown Asheville for one day only, on the Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend. Slip and slide down the 1,000-foot slick, padded vinyl water slide down Coxe Avenue, starting at Hilliard in South Slope. It’s the length of three football fields!

The slide flows 12 Noon until 5 PM (with extended hours for VIP tickets holders) and benefits the Asheville Parks and Greenways Foundation. A company from Utah will take the slide to 100+ cities across the country this year.

Bring water buckets, floaties and non-realistic water guns to get the sliders soaked. You can wear whatever you like, but no jeans or clothes with rivets. Enjoy live music, food and drinks, water. More details to come!

Pre registration opens soon. Three levels of tickets will be available:

  • Single Slider: Get a wristband that gives you the ability to slide one time. Also get a water gun and a mouth guard. Early bird registration $15, day of $25.
  • Triple Slider: Get a wristband that gives to the ability to slide three times anytime during the day. Also get a tube, a mouth guard, and a water gun to soak your friends. Early bird registration $30, day of $40.
  • VIP Slider: As a VIP, slide as many times as you like throughout the day. You can even slide from 11 AM to 12 Noon and from 6-7 PM with other VIPS only. Also get a t-shirt, tube, upgraded water gun and Slide the City hats. Early bird registration $50, day of $60

The Parks and Greenway Foundation are looking for 100 volunteers to help that day. Please emailinfo@parksgreenways.org.

After you slide, check out the South Slope neighborhood. And see other events happening Memorial Day Weekend.

Rides must be more than 48 inches tall to ride, and if you are younger than 18, you have to get permission from a legal guardian.

 

(6) Gregg Levoy:

I’m delighted to announce that I’ll be doing two Vital Signs author events in my hometown of Asheville in February. Details below. And it would be marvelous if you’d help us spread the word by sharing this info with your tribe!

1) Thursday, February 5, 7:00 pm, Malaprops Bookstore—–55 Haywood St, downtown Asheville. NC. 800-441-9829, www.malaprops.com. Author lecture/reading, free.

2) Sunday, February 15, Center for Spiritual Living—-2 Science of Mind Way, Asheville, NC, 828-253-2325, http://cslasheville.org. 30-minute lecture at the 11 a.m. service, and a hands-on workshop 1-5 pm. Plenty of seating, pay at the door, $30.

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Section 12B, PA/NJ events

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Join us for the Opening Reception on February 6!
Help us celebrate Bucks County Community College’s 50th anniversary at the opening reception of The Gallery at Lower Bucks Campus’ signature art exhibition, Show Some HeART 125. Enjoy an evening filled with beautiful art and entertainment, meet local artists and authors, and enjoy a glass of wine while you browse over 100 pieces of local artwork.
 
 
 

(2) Family in Crisis Exposes Deep Wounds in “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” at MCCC’s Kelsey Theatre Feb. 6 to 15

West Windsor, N.J. – Lies, love unrequited, and poisonous greed combine for a night of high intensity drama in “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” coming to Mercer County Community College’s (MCCC) Kelsey Theatre. Theatre to Go and Pierrot Productions present this Tennessee Williams classic on Fridays, Feb. 6 and 13 at 8 p.m.; Saturdays, Feb. 7 and 14 at 8 p.m.; and Sundays, Feb. 8 and 15 at 2 p.m. Kelsey Theatre is conveniently located on the college’s West Windsor campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road. A reception with the cast and crew follows the opening night performance on Feb. 6.

The web of deceit holding a wealthy Southern family together is about to come apart. The clan’s Big Daddy is unwell and his family has gathered in support. Over the course of one sultry Mississippi evening, family members let loose about long-simmering jealousies, suspicions of greed, unspoken sexual desires, and some profound and damning lies. Big Daddy and Big Momma, sons Brick and Gooper, and their wives, Maggie and Mae, are in for a very long night. The Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Williams’ self-proclaimed favorite, forces the audience and the characters alike to determine what is true, what is a lie, and which lies have become truths.

The cast includes Robert Lanchester as Big Daddy, who is featured by special arrangement with Actors’ Equity Association. Mariel Rosati of Ivyland, Pa., is Maggie; Ray Fallon of Westmont is Brick; Lori Fabian of Hightstown is Big Mama; Tim Anderson of Princeton is Gooper; and Jackie Wasneski of Hightstown is Mae. Also featured are William Walters of Columbus as Rev. Tooker, Kevin Hallam of Hamilton as Dr. Baugh, and Mariah King of Jersey City as Sookey. Joining the cast in the roles of the children are Maya Gunaseelan of Plainsboro, William Alena of Princeton, Ruth Learn of New Brunswick, Michaela Meyer of Plainsboro, and Makenna Katz of West Windsor.

The show is directed by Ruth Markoe, who established Theater To Go (T2G) in 1992 and has acted and directed regularly for T2G and Pierrot Productions ever since. Pierrot Productions’ Pete Labriola is the show’s producer. Other crew members include Hannah Knight (stage manager), Jon Cintron (assistant stage manager), Jim Petro (set design), Kitty Getlik (lighting design), Amy Bessellieu (props) and Ruth Rittmann/Ritzzy Productions (costumes).

Markoe notes that the excitement among cast members is building.  “Rehearsals are in full swing and we are excited about what we believe will be an amazing production of this classic play,” she said.

Tickets for “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” are $18 for adults, $16 for seniors, and $14 for students and children.  Free parking is available next to the theater.  Tickets may be purchased online at www.kelseytheatre.net or by calling the Kelsey Box Office at 609-570-3333.  For a complete listing of adult and children’s events, visit the Kelsey webpage or call the box office for a brochure.

(3) PLUMSTEAD HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Founded 2006

P.O. Box 1725

Plumsteadville, PA 18949

Dear Neighbors & Members:

The Plumstead Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting, Monday, January 19th, 2015 at 7 PM

ProgramShow and Tell. Bring an antique/Historical item from home. Location Plumstead Township building 5186 Stump Road Plumsteadville PA

Future Speaker program  February 16th 2015~
David Steward will cover “Genealogy 101” How to trace family or property history

Join the Plumstead Historical Society…. Make an investment in local history!! …

$10 for individuals or $15 for family mail to the P.O. Box 172, Plumsteadville, PA 18949.

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