Month: November 2019

Reflections of Thankfulness

11.27.19 Today I’m thankful I’m thankful for new graces Thankful for a new, rainy day To see the leaves falling in all places Thankful to not only see But to hear, smell, taste, and breathe new life Thankful for family and dear loved ones, past and present I’m completely thankful for life   Featured image: keysinspectonic.com  

Movie Updates

11.27.19 Hello again…I’m trying something new for the blog like film updates courtesy of Mr. H Reviews, Variety, and Collider.          Hope you enjoy these movie updates. This will become a staple for this blog site!    Featured image: Wallpaper Safari

MidWeek Updates: More Writing Contests…Courtesy of The Writer

11.27.19 Hello! The last MidWeek Updates for this month. The Writer has a few more writing contests for the rest of this year. Take a look below… Credit: The Writer F(r)iction Winter 2019 Literary Contest Deadline Sunday, December 15, 2019 Categories Fiction, Poetry Entry Fees Up to $15 USD. Prizes Short fiction: first-place prize of $1,000.00 Flash fiction: first-place prize of $300.00 Poetry: first-place prize of $300.00. Description Brink Literacy Project is delighted to announce their F(r)iction Winter 2019 Literary Contests in short fiction, flash fiction, and poetry. Up to $1600 in prizes are available! Each winner of the submission categories, along with the five top finalists, will be considered for publication in F(r)iction alongside original artwork from Brink’s talented team of artists. F(r)iction is dedicated to publishing the best writing of all kinds, and we encourage submissions that push boundaries and take risks in genre, plot, and style. The deadline to submit is December 15, 2019. Contact Information Find more info and submit here:  https://frictionlit.org/contests/ Website https://frictionlit.org/contests/       Garden Magic – Photo Flora …

American Music Awards 2019 Winners

11.25.19 Hey again…it’s time for the AMAs or American Music Awards 2019, which aired yesterday on ABC at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Ciara hosted the event. Here is the list of the winners… Credit: Billboard ARTIST OF THE YEARDrakeAriana GrandeHalseyPost MaloneTaylor Swift — WINNER NEW ARTIST OF THE YEARLuke CombsBillie Eilish — WINNERLil Nas XLizzoElla Mai COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper, “Shallow”Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus, “Old Town Road”Marshmello & Bastille, “Happier”Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello, “Señorita” — WINNERPost Malone & Swae Lee, “Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)” TOUR OF THE YEARBTS — WINNERAriana GrandeElton JohnP!nkEd Sheeran FAVORITE MUSIC VIDEOBillie Eilish, “Bad Guy”Ariana Grande, “7 Rings”Halsey, “Without Me”Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus, “Old Town Road”Taylor Swift, “You Need to Calm Down” — WINNER FAVORITE SOCIAL ARTISTBTS — WINNERBillie EilishEXOAriana GrandeShawn Mendes FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK DrakeKhalid — WINNERPost Malone FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – POP/ROCKBillie EilishAriana GrandeTaylor Swift — WINNER FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP – POP/ROCK BTS — WINNERJonas BrothersPanic! At The Disco FAVORITE ALBUM – POP/ROCKBillie Eilish, When We …

Creative Close-Up: Gaming Topics

11.25.19 Hey! The last week of November…I should say the holiday week. It’s time for a creative close-up at games. I thought to look at the gaming magazine sites for a great conversation starter about gaming and I think I found a few articles that put the focus on gaming.  The challenges of moderating online games and why the industry isn’t giving up by KIMBERLEY WALLACE     Let your voice be heard in The Game Awards 2019 and vote By Arne Cito       Hardware Review: How Does The Carby GameCube Component Cable Compare To The Real Deal? Component or HDMI, that is the question by Anthony Dickens I hope you like these articles, hopefully, there will be more in the future.    Featured image: Wallpaper Cave

Shadow Spotlight: Native Americans in Music

11.22.19 Shadow Spotlight continues with Native Americans in the music scene. Here are five that have made their footprint in music… Shelley Morningsong       Litefoot       Pura Fe       Frank Waln       Joanne Shenandoah Did you enjoy these video gems? I thought this format will be a better introduction to each of these artists. Shadow Spotlight has ended on a great high note! Enjoy your Friday, be blessed.    Featured image: everythinglongbeach.com

Shadow Spotlight: Native Americans in Film

11.20.19 Shadow Spotlight Week continues to celebrate Native Americans in film. Did a little bit of research on these filmmakers. I found a few videos on almost all of them except for one, but I hope you enjoy it anyway.  Chris Eyre A film director and producer who is a member of Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes, Eyre’s debut film, Smoke Signals (1998) won Sundance Film Festivals Filmmaker’s Trophy and Audience Awards and won Best Film honors at American Indian Film Festival in 1998. As of 2012, Eyre is chairman of the film department at Santa Fe University of Art and Design.  Eyre other films include: Things We Do, The Doe Boy, Skins, Skinwalkers, Imprint, and The Seventh Fire.          Billy Luther Luther is a Native American Independent film director and producer, who currently belongs to the Navajo, Hopi, and Laguna Pueblo Tribes. He mainly works on cultural documentaries and short films. His works include Miss Navajo, Grab, Rebel Music: Native America, and Red Lake.            Sandra Osawa Sandra …