Friday, July 1, 2011
So soon? Another solar eclipse... and pre-order, baby...
Something about a sharp-dressed man...
Nighttime mews and purrs, my Independence Day weekend Big Cats... may you enjoy the heck out of this weekend... and may freedom ring louder than ever for all of us on this beautiful blue planet, Earth.
Whew! What an emotionally turbulent day for this Big Cat, both very good! And not so good. But, so it goes...
Pre-order, baby ~ yep, looking for something else at Siren-BookStrand, the Kougar discovered that KANDY APPLE AND HER HELLHOUNDS was on the main page as coming soon, and can be pre-ordered ~ bookstrand.com/kandy-apple-and-her-hellhounds ~ yippy skippy oh-so trippy!
Big Cat by-the-numbers ~
12:12 am... 10:10 pm... So soon? Another solar eclipse... yowl about upping the level of chaos in the world, here it comes, my darlings...
From Astrology.com ~
Another Solar Eclipse Kicks Off July!
Solar eclipses normally occur every six months, but on occasion, two eclipses will fall practically right on top of each other and encourage you to make important life changes. And that's exactly what's about to happen!
The Universe welcomed June with a solar eclipse at the start of that month -- and the same thing is happening again in July. The cosmic purpose of an eclipse is to help you improve and develop specific aspects of your life, and since these events can involve major changes, experiencing two in a row definitely presents a challenge.
While June 1's eclipse was in Gemini and all about communication, July 1's solar eclipse occurs in home-centered Cancer, so it's no surprise that it will shine a spotlight on family issues and matters of the heart. If you can focus your energies on these areas of your life, you'll surely emerge more satisfied and fulfilled.
However, this month's eclipse is anything but ordinary: The eclipsed Sun also opposes Pluto and squares off with Aries and Saturn, so expect to feel pulled in four different directions!
How can you best handle this? For starters, don't try to tackle every problem in front of you; instead, step back and carefully assess what's manageable. Only concern yourself with issues you know you can fix, and let everything else fall away. Just keep in mind that it won't take long for things to pick up again - and once they do, you'll feel better for having accomplished what you did!
BIG CAT SEVERE WEATHER and LAND CHANGES ROUNDUP ~
Tropical Storm Arlene drenches eastern Mexico AFP - Thu, 30 Jun 2011 09:39:07 PDT
AFP - Strong wind and heavy rain lashed much of eastern Mexico Thursday as Tropical Storm Arlene made landfall at near hurricane strength, whipping up Gulf waves large enough to force area ports to shut down.
Falling tree kills Wis. man in severe hail storm AP - Fri, 01 Jul 2011 04:22:46 PDT
AP - A powerful storm system raced through the upper Midwest Thursday night, killing a Wisconsin man when a tree collapsed onto his motorcycle, pelting Chicago skyscrapers with golf ball-sized hail and packing winds so strong they spun a grounded military cargo plane.
Authoress news and mews ~
A mad, mad take care of authorly biz day for the Kougar... and she had some fun on other authors’ blogs... and, of course, to mention SHAPESHIFTER SEDUCTIONS [see below].
At Bree Younger’s blog it was find out your Vampire Name day... well, here’s this Big Cat’s secret identity ~
The Great Archives determine you to have gone by the identity: Poppy Wolf
Known in some parts of the world as: Wraith of The Tormented
The Great Archives Record: A soul in torment and tumult - hell of their own making!
***Oh, BIG OOPS ~ Apparently, the Kougar stuck her paw in her sizeable, un-duct-taped mouth without realizing it, and ended up offending another author, who thought this Big Cat was plugging her books. As was pointed out, if that was true, the titles would have been mentioned, and links given. Neither of which occurred. The mention was only to illustrate a point that the Kougar thought was relevant. However, obviously, it wasn’t relevant. When this Big Cat went over to delete her comment... well, nothing to delete. ~and, life goes on... Ob-la-di, ob-la-da, life goes on, brah! ... as the Beatle’s song says~ ***
Featured at SHAPESHIFTER SEDUCTIONS ~
More Money...Better Benefits
by Serena Shay
Good Friday Morning! And a happy start to the Fourth of July weekend to one and all! The only fireworks I have for you today are the ones lighting up between Ziva and Nick.
Thanks to Ziva's new position at the G&B, she's been in rare form inside my head. I've come to realize that most of my heroines are all a little naughty. They like to make waves. Not big ones so much as small personal waves, but certainly they like to keep their men on their toes. Ya gotta just love that in a heroine, ya know. ~wink~
New Free Group For Indie Romance Authors
Posted by: "Lindsay Townsend"
Wed Jun 29, 2011 8:58 am (PDT)
PERMISSION GRANTED TO FORWARD (& forwarding is much appreciated! )
Indie Romance Ink is a free gathering place for indie romance authors. Come to the new IRI Yahoo group to network and share the indie journey with your peers--tips, wins, marketing strategies, etc. The co-founders (Cate Rowan and Carly Carson) want it to be a great resource for the indie romance community, so we've also reserved the URL IndieRomanceInk. com for future expansion--blogs, author/reader interactions, etc.
Indie Romance Ink is open to anyone who's self-published a work of romance (short story to mega-novel-- it's all good!). RWA membership isn't required.
Carly will start handing out business cards for it at National, and now we're close enough to opening day to mention it. :)
Come on over--and please spread the word to your indie friends! ~ groups.yahoo.com/group/IndieRomanceInk ~
Cate Rowan ~ Award-winning fantasy romance
The Source of Magic: Amazon, B&N.com & Smashwords
Kismet's Kiss: Amazon, B&N.com & Smashwords
IMPORTANT! Info and opportunities for these times...
From Coast to Coast am ~
Alternative Energy / Global Elite
Host: George Noory
Guests: F. William Engdahl, David Blume
In the first half, ecological biologist David Blume shared updates on nuclear power plant situations, and alternative fuel and energy. In the wake of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, Germany has said they won't build new nuclear plants, he noted, adding that what's really going on at the Fukushima plant has been covered up and is nowhere near over. "We're looking at the potential of a 'China Syndrome' happening at at least four different reactors...and there are 20 radioactive cores melting through floors and buildings," he revealed. The ocean is contaminated from Japan's leak, and radioactive tuna has shown up on our shore, he continued.
A bill in the Senate was recently snuck through that eliminated alcohol fuel tax credits, Blume reported, but he hopes that Obama will veto it. Most cars can run on up to 50% alcohol fuel without any modifications, and the making of alcohol fuel represents a huge growth opportunity for small business, he said. Small enterprises making alcohol can use the leftover byproduct liquid to make methane, or put it to other uses, he detailed. Right now there are over 2,000 stations that sell alcohol (ethanol) fuel, and his website features a Station Finder.
In the second half, William Engdahl, who has written on issues of energy, politics and economics for more than 30 years, shared his contention that a group of global elite control the world's resources. There are about 150,000 to 200,000 families "who really see themselves as gods and the rest of us as simply worker bees or ants to be crushed if we get in their way," he commented. They have been bred not to care about those outside their class and have a pathological desire for power, as well as an agenda to reduce the world's population, he outlined.
With the reduction of civil liberties in the wake of 9-11, fear is the dominant emotion, and the elite use that fear to manipulate us, Engdahl suggested. He also spoke about how the mythos of oil scarcity was used to drive up prices, and the notion of GMO foods and patented seeds got its start at the Rockefeller Foundation, under the concept of "agribusiness." He shared a quote from Henry Kissinger that aptly shows the potential for misuses of power: "Control oil and you control nations; control food and you control the people."
News segment guest: Dr. Betty Martini
Full Spectrum Dominance
A Century of War: Anglo-American Oil Politics and the New World Order
Alcohol Can Be a Gas!
BIG CAT SNARLS ~
FIRE THE FEDS... give ‘em the pink slip... throw them out on their worthless keisters!!! Go local... buy local, govern local...
The most powerful weapon is the human soul on fire. ALL POWER TO THE PEOPLE!
~ Happy Summer-Cruisin' June ~
~ MAY YOU ALWAYS HAVE ENOUGH ~
And, May you live the dreams of your heart, not in interesting times...
Solar Eclipse Explosive kisses from the Kougar...