Category: Voices

  • Ask Biella: “Is it better to be realistic rather than being optimistic?”

    Ask Biella: “Is it better to be realistic rather than being optimistic?”

    Biella merges Optimism and Realism in an Optimistically Realistic Perspective and View of the World.

  • Planet Waves Horoscopes: September 9 – 16, 2019

    Planet Waves Horoscopes: September 9 – 16, 2019

    Aries Dreams and aspirations are not merely useful tools for keeping you interested in your daily routines. However far-fetched they may seem, however long it takes, if you really want to do something you can generally find a way. Determination is a key that unlocks a surprising number of doors, and enthusiasm can carry you […]

  • From My Bookshelf: Mama’s Last Hug

    From My Bookshelf: Mama’s Last Hug

    By Lynn Willoughby Mama’s Last Hug ~ Frans de Waal This author has spent four decades researching and studying animals.  His previous book, “Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are” was a best seller which explored animal intelligence.  Mama’s Last Hug deals with animal emotions and feelings. Mama was a chimpanzee matriarch […]

  • Planet Waves Horoscopes: Sept 2 – 9, 2019

    Planet Waves Horoscopes: Sept 2 – 9, 2019

    By Eric Francis Coppolino Aries (March 20-April 19) — If you want to take better care of yourself, start with your awareness. Notice how food (any and all food) makes you feel. Notice whether you feel warm or cool in a room, and pay attention to how the air feels and smells. This is the kind […]

  • From My Bookshelf: Where the Crawdads Sing

    From My Bookshelf: Where the Crawdads Sing

    By Lynn Willoughby Where the Crawdads Sing ~ Delia Owens This is one of the best novels I have read in some time.  The writing is excellent with well developed characters.  Nature is as much the protagonist as is Kya, the “Marsh Girl.” It is set in North Carolina and begins in the early 1950s when […]

  • Ask Biella: “Is there a step by step for setting intent?”

    Ask Biella: “Is there a step by step for setting intent?”

    Setting an Intent has much to it. Biella lays out a series of steps we can take.

  • Planet Waves Horoscopes: August 26 – September 2, 2019

    Planet Waves Horoscopes: August 26 – September 2, 2019

    ARIES — You have many facets to your nature, and you’re in a position to experience several of them now. Yet where you look, where you seek your information, and which experiences you explore, all matter. The region of your life to search for understanding is the everyday, rather than the unusual. Therefore, you need […]

  • From My Bookshelf: The Island of Sea Women

    From My Bookshelf: The Island of Sea Women

    By Lynn Willoughby The Island of Sea Women ~ Lisa See While this is a novel about female friendships, life in a village where everyone knows your business and your family secrets, much of it was also about the Japanese occupation of Korea in the 1930s.  Then it moved through the years of American occupation […]

  • Ask Biella: “Are narcissists predictable?”

    Ask Biella: “Are narcissists predictable?”

    The predictability of narcissists is explored, revealing how perceiving them as bullshit-manipulator-narcissists (BMNs) is useful.

  • Planet Waves Horoscopes: August 19 – 26, 2019

    Planet Waves Horoscopes: August 19 – 26, 2019

    By Eric Francis ARIES — This is always a productive time of year for you, and can be especially so, with Venus, Mars and the Sun moving through your work and productivity angle. You will have no problem keeping busy, though you will want to choose the projects you contribute to. Look for the connection […]

  • From My Bookshelf: Daughter of Moloka’i

    From My Bookshelf: Daughter of Moloka’i

    By Lynn Willoughby Daughter of Moloka’i ~ Alan Brennert This is a sequel to Brennert’s Moloka’i – a novel about life as a leper on the island over-seen by Father Damien.  It is the story of Ruth, the daughter of Rachel Kalama and Kenji.  Rachel was quarantined as a child on Moloka’i and spent most […]

  • Planet Waves Horoscopes: August 12 – 19, 2019

    Planet Waves Horoscopes: August 12 – 19, 2019

    By Eric Francis Coppolino ARIES — Emphasize what is creative and social rather than what directly pertains to business. Summer is growing long, and there will be plenty of time to work when the world is darker and colder. Let in some of the warmth and sunshine in these rare days of your life. Appreciate […]

  • From My Bookshelf: The Scribe of Siena

    From My Bookshelf: The Scribe of Siena

    By Lynn Willoughby The Scribe of Siena ~ Melodie Winawer When a New York neurosurgeon finds herself in fourteenth century Siena, she is glad her brother, Ben, made her learn Italian.  He has just died – leaving his home in Siena, his historical research and all his papers to Beatrice.  As she moves into his […]

  • Planet Waves Horoscopes: August 5 – 12, 2019

    Planet Waves Horoscopes: August 5 – 12, 2019

    ARIES — Jupiter in Sagittarius, your 9th house, has a visionary feeling. This has been going on most of the year. The potential problem is that Jupiter has also been making a right angle to Neptune, in Pisces. From that equation, you could doubt your best ideas, or be unable to distinguish them from the […]

  • From My Bookshelf: Uncommon Type

    From My Bookshelf: Uncommon Type

    By Lynn Willoughby Uncommon Type ~ Tom Hanks This is a collection of seemingly unrelated short stories.  But they do have a common thread – typewriters.  At the start of each story there is a photo of an antique, or just old, typewriter.  Unbeknownst to me, Hanks is an avid collector and restorer of typewriters […]