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This is very, very cool!! Way to go Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.
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Horse Sense… Eventing, horse jumping, big money on the line and people will do anything to win. This time horseshoes aren't so lucky! Written and Narrated by John and Toni Rakestraw.

Streaming Murder brings you another Inspector Lance Gilbert murder mystery.

Broadcasting Murder Mysteries Across The Internet!

I also have Murder Mysteries stories to read..

Two murder mysteries in our book,"The Talking Board & Other Stories"

The Hawaiian Shirt P.I. Series.. a private eye takes a simple trip with a local mob boss and finds himself in the middle of a séance… with a real dead body. Can he solve the murder?

The first in the Lavender & Vine series, Seeing Blood introduces Lavender Spice and her assistant, Frederick Vine, an unorthodox team, who attempt to solve the murder of a prominent citizen. Who is the killer?

Our books on Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Talking-Board-Other-Stories/dp/0692336826/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1440655391&sr=8-5&keywords=john+Rakestraw

We are viewer and listener supported at http://www.patreon.com/StreamingMurder
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Murder mysteries are fun to read and hear...

You can hear my stories on YouTube...

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCu3YOUfw9rBMwBaQzpTzAON8i-3P5Ii7

They're also on BlogTalkRadio...

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/streamingmurder

Enjoy!

#StreamingMurder   #AudioTheatre   #AudioPlays   #OTR   #OldTimeRadio  
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Sharing the joy of writing, and discovery of one's self worth...
 
I’ve been wondering about writing, life and fiction in the past few days.
Work-wise they have been tough. I’ve had to draw on the reserves of stillness within me, and let the ‘I’m a tree’ part take over.
Today I would like to ask you a question about the sort of person you see yourself as, or the sort of person you would like to be. I know I want to live like a tree, and I’m far away indeed from achieving it.
What about you? Would You live like a Tree?
I've been wondering about writing, life and fiction in the past few days. Work-wise they have been tough. Today I would like to ask you a question about the sort of person you see yourself as...
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I'm tried of these so called free thinkers and these intellectual elitist who like to say the rest of us are ignorant.

For their information... many of us, ignorant masses, find our way to the internet and post cat pictures and videos hourly. We have the fine motor skills to do all of this with our smartass phones. We wasted more time playing video games on the internet then the greatest generation ever did with their blinking time on those old VCRs. At least we figure out where to find old friend and then piss them off by playing games. We have more info at our finger tips and less time to do any good with it then anytime in history. We're not ignorant, we just don't have the time to sleep, post on Facebook, cook dinner, pay our student loans and watch all the new damn TV shows on HBO... and don't get me started on Amazon Instant Video, Netflix or Hulu.com!

Though I need to give the greatest generation credit for getting rid of the Nazi's and getting to the moon. Those things are pretty damn brilliant!
The author and free thinker discusses the rise of ignorance in our classrooms, our culture and our politics.
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They're talking high winds in Washington and Oregon...

See what happens when your legalize Marijuana in both those States. High winds!!!

I hope the Convenient Stores are stocked with enough munchies to handle this high wind warning.
Fall-Like Weather Moving In. Happy Friday. We may still be over three weeks away from the official kick-off to fall, but we're definitely going to see fall-like weather for the next week. The clouds rolled in overnight and we've already seen a few sprinkles in the Valley, but more substantial ...
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Streaming Murder brings horror flash fiction to the internet airwaves.

Audio Theatre...

There was no warning, of any sort. It just happened. One day, the world was safe and we were secure in our comfortable routines, and next it was all gone, as if our lost gods had seen fit to wipe clean the slate upon which we had lovingly created.

The Screams That Never Die Away
Written and Narrated by John and Toni John Rakestraw​

I also have Murder Mysteries stories to read..

Two murder mysteries in our book,"The Talking Board & Other Stories"

The Hawaiian Shirt P.I. Series.. a private eye takes a simple trip with a local mob boss and finds himself in the middle of a séance… with a real dead body. Can he solve the murder?

The first in the Lavender & Vine series, Seeing Blood introduces Lavender Spice and her assistant, Frederick Vine, an unorthodox team, who attempt to solve the murder of a prominent citizen. Who is the killer?

Our books on Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Talking-Board-Other-Stories/dp/0692336826/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1440655391&sr=8-5&keywords=john+Rakestraw

We are viewer and listener supported at http://www.patreon.com/StreamingMurder
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Art Bell is back... you can stream him for free on the internet at http://darkmatterdigitalnetwork.com/ and for a small monthly fee of $7.99 you get his archive shows and help support this brilliant show. The show is call "Midnight in the Desert," it air at 9 PM to 12 AM PT or 12 AM to 3 AM ET. It's ART at his best.

This what Art has to say about his fantastic new show...

"Ok, here is a report as I see it now. We have a damn good product, in my view easily the best product by a mile. We have quality programming, we have far better audio, we don't whore the show out with infomercials, we have a small number of commercials, the RSS feed is up to Industry standard and the audio on it is awesome. We are continuing to get subs at 7.99 so all is well.

The only thing we need is to get the word out that we are here, most Don't even know we exist, this is changing but slowly, we need some way to get the word out faster, I know there are a lot of good thinkers here so any idea's are welcome. Most people joining now we're told by somebody and say something like Wow I thought Art was still in the Philippines. So at this point it's just getting the word out that we exist.

Art"

#ArtBell   #MidNightInTheDesert   
Midnight in the Desert, LIVE Internet Stream 9pm - 12am Pacific
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Homicide, blackmail, greed, and betrayal all the things that make murder a possibility, find out what goes on behind the scene in the little community of Springfield. These murder mysteries are inspired by my love of the genre and old-time radio. Join our lead inspector Lance Gilbert, as he walk the fine line between death and murder.

Broadcasting Murder Mysteries Across The Internet!

Streaming to Death… internet podcast about murder ends with the real thing. Who dies and who’s the killer? Murder is most foul!

Written and Narrated by John and Toni Rakestraw.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-XUriheXZMA

You can also hear the Audio Podcast on BlogTalkRadio:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/streamingmurder/2014/08/12/streaming-to-death

Two murder mysteries in our book,"The Talking Board & Other Stories"

The Hawaiian Shirt P.I. Series.. a private eye takes a simple trip with a local mob boss and finds himself in the middle of a séance… with a real dead body. Can he solve the murder? 

The first in the Lavender & Vine series, Seeing Blood introduces Lavender Spice and her assistant, Frederick Vine, an unorthodox team, who attempt to solve the murder of a prominent citizen. Who is the killer?

http://www.amazon.com/Talking-Board-Other-Stories/dp/0692336826/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1440570277&sr=8-5&keywords=John+Rakestraw
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Meet Bob, one of our brilliant P.I.'s in "Spectator To Murder."

Read about Bob in our  book, "The Talking Board & Other Stories," available in Paperback and on the Kindle, Kindle apps and eReaders. 

Hear what Bob has to say about himself...

I don’t have an office and I don’t wear a fedora or an overcoat. I like Hawaiian shirts and hats made of straw. You can find me at the local watering hole. No, I’m not the cliche P. I. drunk. I pay for the table I sit at and can use their phone on my business card. My card is simple… Bob, need a Private Eye, call Private Eye! Ask for Bob…that’s it. Very little overhead. Count out the letters for ‘PRI-VAT-EEYE’ see... it works. The lady who runs the watering hole makes a fantastic hamburger and her homemade fries are to die for. I most likely will do so… what a way to go!. They also serve the best Bailey’s Shake I have ever had. I've been running my business from there for the last 25 odd years. 

 by John Rakestraw...

A private eye takes a simple trip with a local mob boss and finds himself in the middle of a séance… with a real dead body. One you can't call back from the dead. Can he solve the murder?
At Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Talking-Board-Other-Stories-ebook/dp/B00PZF8DYU/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1421445713&sr=8-2&keywords=John+Rakestraw

If you like what you see and hear, please subscribe!

We are viewer supported on Patreon. We would be greatly honored by your support. http://www.patreon.com/StreamingMurder
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Thoughts come and go, a thousand times a day. I remember an old actor I worked with who would say “it’s like sweat falling on a hot rock. It’s gone before you can smell it,” Whatever passes through your mind, just watch it come and go, lightly and without attachment. 

“Objectless Immersion:” don’t focusing on any specific thing or issue or aspect of what you are experiencing at that given moment… but just “be” and marvel at the wide range of wonder as it comes and goes. Objectless Immersion involves settling into this “be-ness,” simply be there with your thoughts, emotions, all your senses, as they emerge into your “space.” Don’t try to hold on to it or resist it. Simply observe it. We are a huge sponge that soaks up all the data that comes our way. Grab the info and record it. Listen and Record. It’s that simple.

I gave up my Santa Claus look because of the high 90 degree and 100 degree weather here in Western Oregon this summer. Looking forward to rain again some day. I just might need to use my intuition to find out where the rain is and when it will return to our part of the world. I hope soon!

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Have you ever wondered where déjà vu comes from? Or how we can feel when a love one is in trouble, even though they are hundreds of miles away. Or how some people can say, “let me sleep on that issue,” and they come up with the perfect plan to solve that problem.
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No sweat +John Rakestraw just go with the flow ;-). Great post thanks.
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    Remote Viewing - Remote Viewing Basics- Turn Intuition into being Super Psychic - Remote viewing is a mental faculty that allows a perceiver (a "viewer") to describe or give details about a target that is inaccessible to normal senses due to distance, time, or shielding. For example, a viewer might be asked to describe a location on the other side of the world, which he or she has never visited; or a viewer might describe an event that happened long ago; or describe an object sealed in a container or locked in a room; or perhaps even describe a person or an activity; all without being told anything about the target -- not even its name or designation. It's the training of trusting intuition, and tuning into your connection with the universe.
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FREE Daily Inspirational Thoughts and Quotes! Use YouTube videos to hopefully transform your life from pain and suffering to brilliant joy and open a beautiful path to being alive right now!
Introduction

Playing HearthStone (VastMcLarge#1666) is my life...


In this wonderful world there are those who can make you think, those that make you wonder and those that take you beyond their imagination into yours... 

RAKESTRAW BOOK DESIGN - Editing is the heart of our business. It’s hard to hand over your baby to someone who is supposed to be critical. Toni Rakestraw, the editor, strives to do her very best for you and create a wonderful experience as you go through editing.

Books I have written:

TITANIC DECEPTION by John and Toni Rakestraw [eBook | Print]

"Historical thriller, Romantic suspense. This tale grabs the reader from the get-go and holds on until the very end. Told in the past and present, we are treated to an interesting possibility. Conspiracy theorists, this is your cup of tea! It was a darned good read, and it really piqued my interest to learn more about the Titanic and those who built her."
Review by Barbara Simonds 

Story - With stars in her eyes, Alice Clarke boards the Titanic, heading to a new life. On board, she falls in love, only to lose him in the disaster. He leaves her with a pocketwatch, which holds more secrets than she realizes. Her great-grandson, Michael Kearney, inherits her diary. When he overhears an unusual story about why the ship was wrecked, he finally reads it and finds himself in the middle of a conspiracy that stretches across a century involving some very powerful people.  With the help of Soft Kitty, an irascible conspiracy theorist, and his girlfriend, Sylvia, he must bring the truth to light and bring down the men behind it, no matter what the cost. Maybe some secrets are better left at the bottom of the sea.

Creative Energy: Quotes and Inspirational Writings [eBook | Audio Book]
by John Rakestraw

"This is a short read...it took me perhaps twenty minutes to get through and if I have any complaint at all about this short book, it's that it's too short. It's non-fiction and all about inspiration. It does a great job. I loved the little gems of wisdom and enjoyed the light-hearted way they were delivered.

Thank you for sharing your thoughts, Mr. John Rakestraw.

I highly (very highly) recommend this book to all writers. Invest twenty minutes - it's well worth your effort."

My new eBook at Amazon... on the Kindle!

Creativity is inherit in our genes… it’s a blessing bestowed by angels.

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