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So great to talk with +Ryan Hurd, +Kelly Bulkeley, +Robert Waggoner and Scott Sparrow about lucid dreaming and much, much more!
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I interview author and dream researcher Ryan Hurd about his new book Big Dream: Psi, Lucid Dreaming and Borderlands of Consciousness.
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Just glanced at Ryan's book on Amazon and saw that he spent some years as an archaeologist researching prehistoric cultures. I think this link between dreaming and prehistory deserves to be brought out more.
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I am a guest speaker along with +Nina Amir in this great new class on Social Media, through the UC Berkeley Extension on Saturday, Oct. 25. Join us and register now! 
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Me too! Let's confer soon +Nina Amir.
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My thoughts on being a big fish in a small pond. Holds true for any author in a highly specialized niche:

"If you are a teacher and writer who happens to be Pagan and would like to make a living at teaching and writing, here is your challenge: meet people in other ponds. Develop totally unrelated groups of friends, and figure out how to talk about what you do so that they can understand. Speak at industry events where your religious affiliation is at most a side note. Sharpen your game, retool your ideas, become a better communicator, learn from others who are a few steps ahead of you. If you can translate your spiritual beliefs into a heartfelt approach to whatever else you do, people will listen."
Jason's recent editorial at the Wild Hunt has spurred me to write here, after a three month hiatus. In his article, Jason makes some good points about the growth of Pagan affiliation in the U.S. compared to its relatively small level of infrastructure and influence.
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Thanks, Valentine!
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I interview +Ryan Hurd, +Dr Clare Johnson, +Shayne Dahl and +Fariba Bogzaran on their contributions to the two volume series, Lucid Dreaming: New Perspectives on Consciousness in Sleep.
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Here's an interesting as for the paperback edition of Daniel James Brown's bestselling book. After originally being published by Viking, it is now branded with the Penguin logo, a move that could be good for book sales since Penguin works hard for brand recognition in bookstores.

The thing that interested me most was the link in the bottom corner for the book's Facebook page. Note the clever use of the F logo in place of that cluttered, confusing http:// and www. business.

The Facebook page itself is a great example of homegrown author presence done right. It was set up by Brown before the book was released, and has been maintained by him with steady if not regular posts ever since. Visitors will find links to interviews and book reviews, pictures of Brown with fans and some of the subjects in his book, and most importantly a prominent link to his website, which shows his current and upcoming appearance schedule.

The page has some 2146 likes. That is not a lot, but because it has grown organically (I am guessing), that number represents actual people interested in the book and/or its author--an engaged audience, in social media parlance. It is obvious that Brown likes or at least feels comfortable with posting to his page, since he averages several posts per month. This page serves its primary purpose very well: it allows readers a way to connect with the author, and allows the author to easily reach many more people than are represented in his actual page numbers.

Do not believe it when an agent or publisher tells you that the only way to have a New York Times bestseller is by having astronomical numbers of social media followers! Instead, be passionate about your subject, stay in it for the long haul, and when you go out week after week doing readings and book signings (like Brown), use your social media channel to capture your connections with individuals who share your passion. 
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I've got a great interview planned for later today - will be talking to author and dream researcher +Ryan Hurd about his new book, Big Dreams! Our Google Hangout will start around 5 pm PST, I will post a link in the comments below to watch in real time!
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Hello, New Orleans! We're going to have a great All Saint's dream event on Sat. Nov 1, from 6-8pm. Come on down and join the fun!
Why do we have nightmares? What do they mean? Dreams give us invaluable information about our lives, but they can be confusing oracles -- especially when they come in the form of nightmares. Tibetan Buddhists view dreaming as an opportunity to awaken within our dreams, and prepare our spirit for ...
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Is anyone else getting sick of Chrome constantly adding the little notification icon to your menu bar in Mac OS? I go into chrome://flags every time and find that the "enable rich notifications" is disabled, just like I left it. But Chrome makes me reset it to disabled and relaunch the program before it actually hides the stupid icon.

I find the message threads on the Chrome support site are filled with hundreds of unhappy Chrome users, and have been for over a year, but still no fix? Gah!
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Climate change comes to the Bay Area: "“In the simplest terms, I think it’s reasonable to assume the Los Angeles Basin will move up here–not literally, but in terms of climate.”
Though we may not be able to detect it on a day-to-day basis, climate change has come to the Bay Area and is already leaving its mark on local ecosystems: rising tides in the Bay, increasingly severe wildfires, acidification of ocean waters. While it may be too late to avoid global warming's early stages, there is a lot we can do to both understand and mitigate its impacts on our landscapes and watersheds. With the support of world-class research...
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It's June, and you know what that means: summer fiction for everyone! Or for those of us with no time to read, ads for summer fiction! But hey even those take time to read, so let's dig right in.

Here is a remarkable ad for two scrumptious-looking books. Note how Grand Central pairs a NYTimes best selling novelist with a debut novelist. Note the thematic and visual difference between the two books. Nicely done!

Of course, they have hedged their bets by featuring a debut novelist who has also written NYTimes bestselling memoir, but why quibble?

I love how they get right to the point at the top of this ad with a snappy quote from Tom Rob Smith's latest. As someone who aspires to read summer fiction, just that hint of dialogue and intrigue would be enough (presumably) for me to buy a copy for my (hypothetical) long vacation.

And, because I pride myself on cross-genre appreciation, why not get a copy of the ice cream book too? Look at all the B words: brash, brazen, brassy. Why, that practically describes me in my finer moments, and we all know how women love to read about themselves. Note also the book's indie cred thanks to the ABA. Kudos to Grand Central for including this call-out.

All in all, I would be very pleased with this ad if I were either of these authors. Particularly because Grand Central features both author websites in a reasonable font size. This does, however, put the onus on the authors to get their websites in top notch order before an ad like this runs, and I have some nits to pick with both of them on that score. But that's a topic for another day. 
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I began hosting Dream Talk Radio in 2008, and it is now a podcast on iTunes and a YouTube channel as well.
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