UBERUFER-STYLE,CRUDELY TOLD SHEPHERD STORIES

THE SHEPHERD NATIVITY STORIES, KING HEROD AND CROWN OF CANDLES TO CROWN OF THORNS
For many years I have published my crude re-tellings of the Uberufer Shepherd Stories, the Story of King Herod, and My Post "Crown of Candles and Crown of Thorns". I hope they give you a way to re-visit these simple tales.

Look for the link in the PAGES section at the bottom of the page.

Friday, January 24, 2020

CURIOUS ABOUT THE IMPEACHMENT OF ANDREW JOHNSON?

I have written an entire blog giving historical contexts - timelines and commentaries.

These are useful for memoir writing or putting contemporary events in a larger context.

Andrew Johnson was impeached in 1868 which was

1865-1885 THE GILDED AGE AND ROBBER BARONS
“They were the early scientists and technologists. Came to indulge home and hearth children of the post-Civil War era. They came as labor anarchists, campus rioters, and ambitious first graduates of black and women’s colleges. Their young adults pursued rural populism, settlement house work, missionary crusades, muckraking journalism and women’s suffrage.”


I have for sale an 8 PAGE ANNOTATED TIMELINE AND 6 PAGES OF COMMENTARIES @ $2.00 - PDF - FORMAT



Thursday, January 23, 2020

THE KITE OF YOUR GENIUS - LIFTS YOUR COMMUNITY - a NEW eBOOK


ABOUT THIS COLLECTION
The Kite Of Your Genius[1]
Lifts Your Community


It is individuals who develop their genius who lift a community or an organization in the same way that a star athlete can lift and carry a team.
This book brings together short essays and intense creative nonfiction blog posts (meaning “quick reads”) which focus on genius: what it is, how to shape it and form it, how to face the headwinds with courage and what gives “lift” to the Human Spirit.
Written to inspire, amuse and lead to practical action; these have been used by the author in Waldorf faculty training, college-level classes and self-development classes in maximum security prisons and jails alike. The world has said these blog posts are inspiring because some of these drew hundreds of hits each by readers from around the world.
The book concludes with a CALL TO ACTION introducing readers to communities who have an affinity for one another, similar values and morals; whose collective genius is adding lift to our Society.



[1] 2019 WINNER AGELESS AUTHORS (AGE 65+) NATIONAL ESSAY COMPETITION, www.agelessauthors.com

CONTENTS

KITE OF YOUR GENIUS – “In kite making, you have to add tension to
have enough arc to generate lift.”

FROM NAÏVE IDEALISM TO ACHIEVED IDEALISM – “We meet our true
capacities in this tussle over idealism.”

I AM YOUR NESTED SYSTEM – “Lend me your Higher Self, will ya?”

YOU AND WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE DREAM ONE ANOTHER – “We are all sleepers in the dreams of others. Before you were born, lofty spiritual beings dreamed you into existence.”

I AM YOUR CRISIS – “I want to live, and love, in universal imperfection.
Couch surf with your karmic carpool.”

LET’S REVERSE OUR WILL, SHALL WE? – THE STRUGGLE FOR THE NEW FAITHFULNESS – “Here are the things which you can’t control.”

AGE 28 – 35 – THE WISER PERSON WITHIN US – “Yoo-hoo! Someone is leading the change.”

REMIX – “FACING KARMA”   Steiner lecture excerpts REMIXED and contemporary rock lyrics: Paul Simon, Bob Dylan, Bob Marley, Bruce Springstein, and more.

DEVOTION BECOMES SACRIFICE – “Self-sacrifice is terribly uncomfortable,
 just ask the seed.”

THE SUBSTANCE OF LOVE – “My Auntie Helen transformed the ‘Instance Rice’
into the Substance of Love.”

SELECTING OMENS –“The spiritual world relies on we humans to be responsible
 for life in the material world.”

REPORT OF TEACHING RUDOLF STEINER’S SIX SUBIDIARY EXERCISES IN
MY LOCAL JAIL – Simple as that.

SHE COAXES THE HUMAN SPIRIT -  “Agonizingly, slowly she can hear the
 heart creaking open…”

ARDUOUS कठिन beschwerlich ardu 艱鉅 つらい и взрывоопасных مشکل  -
“I hope this is an arduous or tough time for you.”

WHO LETS THE DOGS OUT? I keep three big dogs: Anger, Doubt and Hate.

I AM DISINCARNATION - AGE 42 - “The gradual grapevine dance step
off the stage of life.”

PINBALL AGE – “I am now propelled by the gravity of aging and
the inertia of my vanities.”    

CALL TO ACTION – “The Kite Of Your Genius Lifts Your Community” 
The Genius Of The Communities Lifts The Society.

CALL TO ACTION

THE KITE OF YOUR GENIUS LIFTS YOUR COMMUNITY
THE GENIUS OF COMMUNITIES LIFTS OUR SOCIETY.

1)       A FREE REVIEW COPY Ebook if you would like one, just email:
luckyphonecall@gmail.com and I will send you a code to use on ejunkie for a free review copy. But, you can buy this eBook for $3.99 by clicking here.
2)       I hope you will write and publish a review of this book on your organization’s newsletter or web site. If you do, please let me know where the review is published and I will send your organization a code for your members to take $1 off future eBook purchases.
3)       It helps me if you were to re-publish your review on my Goodreads Author Profile Page: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/13734788.Jean_W_Yeager
4)       I hope this book has made you curious about the larger community of organizations or communities for which you may have an affinity -  here is where you can find out more – this is the CALL TO ACTION!  A further step. 

5)       YOUR VISIT AND ENGAGEMENT WITH ANY OF THE LISTED ORGANISATIONS GIVES LIFT TO THEIR SPIRITS! CHECK THEM OUT! THEY WOULD APPRECIATE YOUR VISIT.


                  COMMUNITIES & PROGRAMS LIFTING OUR SOCIETY:   
Their newsletters are free, with no spam, no address sharing

-   AGELESS AUTHORS – The writers group to encourage, support and publicize the genius of writers age 65+ by conducting annual writing contests and publishing an annual anthology of some of the best writing each year. https://www.agelessauthors.com/

-   THE HUMAN KINDNESS FOUNDATION – Meet the radical freedom of the Prison-Ashram Project - https://anthroposophy.org/webinars-events/

-   FRIENDS (QUAKER) JOURNAL – a place to meet, deepen and get a new perspective on important issues https://www.friendsjournal.org/

-   EDUTOPIA RESTORATIVE JUSTICE – The George Lucas Educational Foundation – devoted to transforming K-12 education - https://www.edutopia.org/about

-   THE CRAFTSMANSHIP INIATIATIVE – Create A World Built To Last - https://craftsmanship.net/the-initiative/overview/

-   THE ANTHROPOSOPHICAL SOCIETY IN AMERICA – Webinars, events, podcasts and a great newsletter called BEING HUMAN: https://anthroposophy.org/webinars-events/

-   THE ASSOCIATION OF WALDORF SCHOOLS – +1,000 Waldorf/Steiner schools in 64 countries. https://www.waldorfeducation.org/awsna

-   Elib / RUDOLF STEINER ARCHIVE – More than an important collection of lectures, articles and materials in multiple languages. Searchable! https://www.rsarchive.org/eLib/

-   LILIPOH – the name is short for Life Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness Through Health – Inspirational and practical information for the undividual and communities: https://lilipoh.com/about-lilipoh/

-   THE ANTHROPOSOPHICAL PRISON OUTREACH NEWSLETTER – A collection of insights and hard work from the genius of all sorts of folks, incarcerated or free: https://www.anthroposophyforprisoners.org/our-newsletter/

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

QUESTIONABLE PEOPLE


WHO AM I?
Questions are a mystery. They point towards something unknown. The unknown creates anxiety within us because we naturally want to know things. We are curious. Questions contain the power of “calling forth” concern, anxiety, as well as answers.
     Questions put us into action. They “call forth” a response. What is this power which “calls forth”? It engages and draws what it needs from its surroundings.
     Take seeds, for example.  Seeds are mysteries. They are little bits of potentiality all wrapped within a tiny, hard case. Seeds contain the power of “calling forth” plants. They do so by engaging with the soil, or minerals. They also draw forth water. And, they require warmth. Plus, light is an important element that the seed draws forth from the world.
Potentiality is the seed and the question and ourselves.
     What does the question of ourselves call forth? What potentiality lives within us? What is the “answer” which lives within us which draws forth engagement from others? Or, have we already settled upon who we are? What we are?  
     Are we an answer or a question? If we are an answer – a fixed, non-mysterious, unquestionable being, we may be done. Finis? Complete? 
     Somehow, it is very satisfying to put Question Marks behind those statements.


WHY AM I HERE?
The human being – you - is an “Open Question”. When an open question is placed before a group the parliamentary procedure is that every member may vote as they like regardless of their “political party.” So, you as an open question may free us from our previous thought and feeling obligations and call forth in us a quite different responses than we could have previously imagined. Such is the human question – and open question which uplifts us, surprises us, which brings us joy and reminds us that we, ourselves, also have this capacity to generate free, loving, surprising responses from the world regardless of our pasts. 
     Do we fear we have wasted our potentiality and answered the question of ourselves too soon? How can we become a “questionable” person? Can we re-kindle the “seed-ness” we were born with by simply presenting ourselves anew to others who do not know the “answer” of who we have become – or how do we break ourselves and become open questions again? 
     Answers exist within questions. What will we draw-forth from those around us? Love? Life? Warmth? Insights (or light)? Or facts, the fixed, mineral truths we need? 
     Questions actually “call forth” answers which never existed before the question arose. Can we “call the question” of our own lives and re-visit our initial purpose? Can we “call off” our pasts? Have we been “called to account” for ourselves by ourselves?


WHAT DO I WANT?
     I want us all to be questionable people. 
     Not only questionable, I want us to ramp up the amperage of our calling-forth from one another. Let’s live our lives so that others are a bit unsure about us.  Let’s keep one another on the edge. Let’s walk up a stairway of surprise. Let’s delight one another through random acts. Stolen kisses. Unexpected hugs. Tiny gifts. Thoughtfulness.

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