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The Legend of Oescienne – The Finding (Book One) – Jenna Elizabeth Johnson

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The Legend of Oescienne – The Finding (Book One)

Oescienne, no. 1

Jenna Elizabeth Johnson

Genre: Epic

Publish Date: November 21, 2011

Publisher: Jenna Elizabeth Johnson

Seller: Smashwords, Inc.


Dragon mentors, magical creatures, and a young girl looking for adventure: Harry Potter meets Eragon. "A remarkable dragon story for YA and teens. If you enjoy the Eragon book series by Christopher Paolini, you love this series!!" ★★★★★ When the dragon Jaax receives word that a human infant has been found in the province of Oescienne, he doesn't dare believe it. Humans have been extinct for centuries, trapped by a terrible curse and left to live out their existence in the form of dragons. Despite his doubts, however, Jaax assumes responsibility for the baby girl only to discover that what he has been seeking for so many years has finally been found. Jahrra knows all about the legends and sagas of Oescienne, but never in her wildest dreams would she believe that she played a part in one of them. She is far too busy dodging the bullies at school and seeking out new adventures with her friends to worry about what secrets her dragon mentor might be keeping from her, or that her every move is being watched by something living in the forest surrounding her home. But the secrets run deep, and as Jahrra fights to earn her place in this extraordinary world, she will begin to unravel the truth of it all: that she isn't as safe as she thought she was, that danger lurks around every corner, and that her role in this unfurling tale is far more significant than she could possibly imagine.

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Finding You – Maureen Child

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Finding You

Maureen Child

Genre: Contemporary

Publish Date: May 1, 2003

Publisher: Maureen Child

Seller: Maureen Child


"An absolutely wonderful contemporary romance. A delightful blend of humor and emotion." – Kristin Hannah on Finding You   After tragedy struck, Carla Candellano retreated from an elite search and rescue squad to her hometown, where she's safe from everything except her Italian mama's meddling. When a handsome stranger moves in next door, Carla can't help being drawn to Jackson Wyatt and the silent child at his side. Reese hasn't spoken since her mother died, so Jackson brought her to Chandler in hopes that the beach-town charm would bring back the laughing little girl she once was. This is not the time for the strongest desire he's ever felt. He should be focused on Reese, not falling for the beautiful woman next door. But how can he stay away when his precious daughter soaks in the affection of Carla and the close-knit Candellanos? And when his own heart begins to feel again for the first time in a very long time? Over one passionate summer, Carla and Jackson will discover that no matter where you try to hide, destiny has a way of finding you.

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Finding the Way Back – Erin Landy

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Finding the Way Back

Erin Landy

Genre: Religious

Publish Date: March 1, 2016

Publisher: Erin Landy

Seller: Draft2Digital, LLC


A sweet, inspirational romance.  Laurel thought life had dealt her its worst blow when her marriage fell apart. For almost a year, she worked to put herself back together. These efforts culminated in a new job in a new place. Away from all the reminders of pain and humiliation, she can begin again. But what if her attempt to escape doesn't take her away from Colton, but brings her to him instead?  Colton is reaping the sorrow and misery he deserves. For the worst of reasons, he hurt the woman he loves. Laurel's heart won't heal easily or ever without God's help. Will she give him the chance to regain her trust? Or will he be forced to live the rest of his life without her? 

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The Irish Cottage: Finding Elizabeth – Juliet Gauvin

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The Irish Cottage: Finding Elizabeth

Juliet Gauvin

Genre: Literary

Publish Date: October 17, 2015

Publisher: Juliet Gauvin

Seller: Juliet Gauvin


A story about losing your way and finding your life. Book 1 of 3. Elizabeth Lara built a perfect life as San Francisco’s top divorce attorney, but when she loses her great-aunt Mags, the woman who raised her, she boards a plane and leaves it all behind. The Irish shores welcome her as she learns a shocking truth, kept secret for thirty-five years. Devastated and now alone in the world, Beth tries to find peace in a beautiful cottage by Lough Rhiannon, but peace isn’t what fate had in mind. Almost as soon as she arrives, Beth’s solitary retreat into the magic wilds of Ireland is interrupted by Connor Bannon. A man with light brown hair, ice blue eyes and a secret of his own. He’s gorgeous, grieving, and completely unexpected. With the help of Mags’ letters, the colorful townspeople of Dingle, and Connor, Elizabeth might just find a way back to the girl she lost long ago and become the woman she always wanted to be. A Note From Jules: Be forewarned you might not want to start this book late at night—several readers have reported “gobbling it up” and going on to the next book immediately. This book is literary women’s fiction, it is not a traditional romance, per se. It’s a trilogy, not a standalone. All three books are vital to the story: The Irish Cottage, The London Flat, and The Paris Apartment. That being said, I’ve found that traditional romance readers are VERY happy at the end of London. So take a ride with me, first to Ireland and then the world. “If you enjoy Nora Roberts, you’ll like Juliet Gauvin. The Irish Cottage is a fresh take on women’s literary fiction, sometimes light and scrumptious and other times quite profound in its observations on life, love and loss.” “A book that conveys the true feelings of Ireland when you visit…it’s a bit of a romance, history, travel, and mystery neatly tied into a book well worth reading.” “It will give you the feels—only the good ones!” The Irish Cottage: Finding Elizabeth is an international women’s literary fiction romance novel with three books in the novel series. Other themes include: romance literary fiction, women’s sagas, love stories, and second chances at life. EDITORIAL REVIEWS “It was like a drug that I couldn’t get enough of. The Irish Cottage started it all and now that I have finished all three, I’m starting all over.” -Amazon Reviewer "I started this book and couldn't put it down. It brought me to Ireland and I never wanted to leave." -Amazon Reviewer "There is so much to love in this, the first in the [The Irish Heart] Series…I wanted to look out my cottage window and see a Lough of my own and the pub was just asking me to come visit…This story pulled me in from the very first page and I'd highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys contemporary romance, stories of starting over, or romances set in other countries." -Goodreads "Picked this up because it was set in Ireland, and it took me right back there. Wonderful writer, if you love Ireland and a good read I would recommend this book. I will most definitely be reading the rest of the series." -Amazon Reviewer “I laughed, I cried, I hoped & dreamed. The series was beautifully told through poignant letters. A keeper of the heart.” -Amazon Reviewer "Excellent book, one that was very hard to put down. Well-written, exciting, great author! I highly recommend this book to all…Get it then get comfortable because you will be in for a good long read, enjoy!" -Goodreads "Great book! Elizabeth embodies strength and determination as well as compassion and forgiveness. The Irish Cottage combines the fairytale of Ireland with the real life struggles we all face." -Amazon Reviewer "I bought the book yesterday and couldn't put it down. Very romantic, very sexy, with a heroine who can save her own bacon…and the wounded, hunky hero–be still my heart." -Goodreads INTERVIEW WITH THE AUTHOR Q: How did you come up with The Irish Cottage? Jules : Well the story came together in pieces. I love Ireland, I've always been attracted to the country, the people, the music, the dancing. I've spent time traveling the country so I knew I wanted to set the book there. And then the character of Elizabeth was based on a lot of the experiences I had when I was in law in San Francisco. When I was immersed in that world–it was a very dark time, and I really did lose my way–like Elizabeth. I even let long-time relationships die because I was in such a dark place, it was difficult to see anything past my own nose. So yeah, I knew I wanted my heroine to be a "recovering attorney" and I knew that I wanted her to have this great love affair in Ireland that would open her up to the truly great possibilities life has to offer. Q: And what about Connor Bannon? Is he based on anyone? Jules : Ummm…he might be an amalgamation of several people, but I think I'll refrain from commenting further–have to keep some of it to myself, don't I? Q: Why did you elect to write literary women's fiction as opposed to traditional contemporary romance? Jules : I knew I wanted to write in the literary women's fiction space because writing a story where the heroine's evolution is paramount–not just her relationship with Connor–is what really gets me, drives me–I love those types of stories. I like writing her story–women's lives and journeys are so complex–I wanted to write a series that included a great love story, but didn't sacrifice the heroine's journey in any way. It's about Elizabeth finding her way–we all need to find our way. Sometimes people help with that, but ultimately each of us has to find our own path…and we all need love too.   Q: Why London and then Paris? Jules : I lived in London for a time–I love it so much. It's one of the best cities on the planet, really. When I closed my eyes and thought about where Elizabeth's journey would take her I knew London would be next. And Paris–I lived in Lyon for a time as well and I've spent a lot of time in Paris so it seemed only natural for the final book to be set there. I also set certain things in motion in The Irish Cottage that make it impossible to end anywhere else–I knew I wanted to end it in France. Plus, Elizabeth has a major sweet tooth, like me, and Paris has the most amazing dessert masters in the world. I spent many hours pouring over the websites of my favorites and discovering some new ones. Those were the hardest and best research nights–I'm nocturnal, I write at night–and pouring over the websites of my favorite masters was heaven and hell. I wanted to get on a plane already. My sugar intake definitely went up while I was writing The Paris Apartment–and my waistline with it.  

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Kelela on Losing Luggage in Paris and Finding a New Look on Louis Vuitton’s Front Row

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It’s the stuff of Paris Fashion Week lore: The R&B singer whose breathy vocals have become something of a siren call to designers for the Spring 2016 season, is en route to take her place front row at Louis Vuitton, one of the most highly anticipated shows of the season—and yet, her luggage simply doesn’t make it.



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Panic could have set in, but as Kelela, whose throwback slow jam “Rewind” popped up on the soundtrack everywhere from Opening Ceremony to Fendi, reveals, all was not lost.

“Luckily, Vuitton saved the day and outfitted me for my entire stay,” says the D.C.-born, L.A.-based singer, who chose a selvedged denim maxi skirt, cropped jacket, and ’90s raver-girl platform boots for her Paris Fashion Week debut. Perched on the front row at Louis Vuitton alongside Grimes, her ensemble was right in step with the cyberpunk-inspired looks Nicolas Ghesquière sent down the runway.

But it was the orange ribbed knit skimmer she wore later that night, to a dinner in celebration of the house’s new collection, that really spoke to Kelela’s sense of personal style. “My favorite piece of clothing was a ribbed tangerine dress that tulips out below the knee. The garment fit like a glove, and that second-skin made me feel sexy and confident,” she says. “Whether it’s body-con or an oversize silhouette, I focus on achieving that feeling when picking my clothes.”



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And of course when her music inspires the people making those clothes, it makes the art of dressing seem more like a collaboration. “It’s a very fulfilling experience to see my music paired with another artist’s blood, sweat, and tears,” says Kelela who recently released her new EP, Hallucinogen, a follow-up to the critically acclaimed 2013 debut mixtape, Cut 4 Me. “I know a lot of the designers have put so much in, so it’s an honor to provide context for those pieces to shine.”



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Finding Perfect: Fool’s Gold, Book 3 (Unabridged) – Susan Mallery

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Finding Perfect: Fool’s Gold, Book 3 (Unabridged)

Susan Mallery

Genre: Romance

Price: $ 11.95

Publish Date: August 31, 2010

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How Colombia’s LGBT Community Is Finding Growing Acceptance

BOGOTA, Colombia (RNS) When Azahy Ali Triana de la Pena began transitioning from man to woman in 2012, one of her fears was how, or even if, she would be accepted in the Roman Catholic Church.

The devout Catholic, who now works at an LGBT center in Bogota, also worried about whether she would be a man or woman in the afterlife.

“I needed this benediction with my name and this body,” Triana de la Pena, 32, recalled. So she sought spiritual guidance from her priest.

“We are all equal in heaven,” he assured her. “There is no gender in heaven. It’s all souls.”

Not long ago, the thought of a transgender person speaking openly to a Roman Catholic priest in Colombia would have seemed unthinkable. Now cultural shifts are making way for LGBT acceptance, at least in some urban areas.

“We are liberal,” said Marcela Sanchez, director of Colombia Diversa, the nation’s most prominent LGBT rights organization. “Please don’t say Colombia isn’t liberal!”

Recent polls estimate that two-thirds of Colombians oppose same-sex marriage, but that is less opposition than in many Latin American countries, including neighboring Ecuador. Support for same-sex marriage is highest in Bogota, the nation’s capital, where, in a 2010 poll conducted by local newspaper El Tiempo, 63 percent of residents endorsed the right of same-sex couples to marry in civil ceremonies.

Gay rights advocates in Bogota say that number would be even higher today in the city of about 8 million, known for its burgeoning gay culture and nightlife. But it’s not just Bogota.

Support for LGBT rights is spreading across the country. Manizales, a medium-sized city in Colombia’s more conservative “coffee country,” recently hosted a gay pride parade with little controversy.

To Sanchez and other gay rights advocates, these changes are welcome. Many say they stem from young people knowing more “out” family members, friends, classmates and colleagues, and perhaps from Pope Francis’ more moderate tone on LGBT acceptance. An estimated 80 percent of Colombians are Catholic. 

“Now people can’t say anything publicly against LGBT people without a reaction,” Sanchez said, citing strong criticism on social media when a conservative political figure recently made derogatory remarks about one of Colombia’s two lesbian government ministers.

Despite some change, activists say the struggle continues. A recent study by Bogota’s municipal government found that 54 percent of LGBT residents say they have experienced discrimination. That number jumps to 73 percent among transgender people.

Jaime Ricardo Cadavid, the coordinator of a gay community center in Bogota, said that the sight of two men kissing or holding hands in public is still more likely to upset public sentiments than the “normalized violence” often depicted in films.

“The love is forbidden here, but the violence isn’t,” he said of Colombia, which has been plagued by internal armed conflict for decades. “The LGBT movement has an opportunity to show our society that we can build a better society when we respect diversity.”

Colombia has permitted civil unions for heterosexual and homosexual couples since 2007. Since 2013, some municipal judges have granted civil marriages to about 100 same-sex couples.

Colombia’s highest court is expected to rule on whether same-sex marriage is a constitutional right later this year. Advocates such as Sanchez hope the court follows the U.S. Supreme Court in permitting marriage rights for all couples.

Though some leaders of the Catholic order Opus Dei have publicly opposed efforts to legalize same-sex marriage, Colombia’s Catholic hierarchy has been quieter on the matter. Opposition has been more vocal and robust among the nation’s evangelical Christian community.

The Evangelical Confederation of Colombia filed a brief before the Constitutional Court saying that homosexuality is a choice and that the court’s nine members should not “fall into judicial activism” by issuing a decision for the country’s 48 million people that does not honor the beliefs of “the moral majority of Colombians.”

Despite such opposition, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has voiced support for the legalization of same-sex marriage, which pleases Sen. Armando Beneditti, a prominent human rights activist in the country.

For Beneditti, the issue facing the court is not religious but rather what is fair and constitutional. “Starting from the principle that humans have rights, how can we think that in Colombia a sector of society cannot have the same legal rights as others?” Beneditti told Colombian journalist Juan Carlos Davila Valencia in a recent interview. 

Benedetti said he has developed his stance on the issue by “listening to the testimonies of LGBT people as mistreated and discriminated against.” He said there was no reason why, in the 21st century, rights should be “violated and rejected, by a sort of modern inquisition.”

To those in Colombia’s progressive religious community, having allies like Santos and Beneditti is encouraging.

The Rev. Ivan Dario Gutierrez and Monsignor Haiver Esneider Perilla Caballero, both members of the Free Protestant Episcopal Church, an Anglican denomination that is not formally affiliated with the U.S. Episcopal Church, work with poor, homeless and displaced young gay people. They consider their work an integral part of supporting human rights for all.

“It is a vocation of service to everyone,” said the monsignor.

As Ali Triana de la Pena balances the challenges of being a transgender woman and a Roman Catholic in Colombia, Camilo Moreno balances being an openly gay man and beginning the process of converting to Islam.

Brought up Protestant and now working at one of Bogota’s gay community centers, Moreno said he started the “deeply personal process” of converting to Islam three years ago.

 He has faced hostility and puzzlement from all sides. Some Muslims reject him for his sexuality while some family members reject him for his newfound faith — and the stereotype that all Muslims are terrorists.

Muslims make up less than 1 percent of Colombia’s population, and such fears have become increasingly common in recent years.

Moreno said he tries to correct stereotypes with earnest talk about Islam’s religious values and significance. He speaks from the heart, and says he must embrace all aspects of his life.

“The truth is, I’m gay,” he said. As someone drawn to Islam, he said he feels the special need “to say the truth in every moment.”

“God has a special form and reality, and he showed me the Muslim way,” Moreno said. “I feel like a Muslim. I have a Muslim soul. I didn’t feel that connection with God when I was a Protestant. I felt bad. Now I feel a connection with the heavens. It’s special, this connection.”

These stories are part of a series on the intersection of faith, ethnicity and sexuality, brought to you with support from the Arcus Foundation.

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Finding Allie – Meli Raine

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Finding Allie

Meli Raine

Genre: Suspense

Publish Date: June 3, 2015

Publisher: Prosaic Press

Seller: Prosaic Press, Inc.


Chase Halloway's father is the president of Atlas, the drug dealing motorcycle gang that terrorizes most of our desert town.  My stepfather turns out to be a rival drug dealer, and I'm pretty sure he killed my mom two years ago.  I'm not supposed to fall in love with Chase. He's not supposed to know I even exist.  But when he finds me, he can't let go.  And when I find myself in his arms?  I hold tight.  I have to.  Because if I don't, I might just die.  With or without him. * * *  Read all three books in the Breaking Away series:  Finding Allie Chasing Allie  Keeping Allie 

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How To Stop Kissing Frogs And Start Finding Your Man

 
Who exactly, precisely, specifically do you consider to be a quality guy? Figuring this out now doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be fluid and open to change, but it helps to at least start with some objective in mind. I’m not going to try to turn you into some high-maintenance, hyper-picky naysayer. I just want to help you stop kissing frogs and start finding your man. So let’s set some standards and start learning to reject those guys who fall so far below the bar that they make inmates look good. This is all about beginning with the end in mind (as Dr. Stephen Covey would say) and not bothering with a hound dog when what you really want is someone with a pedigree — or at the very least, someone who’s housebroken and won’t gnaw on the furniture!

Look, I understand the appeal of the hound dog. I’ve heard that ol’ boys’ song and dance many times before. You have to understand: The qualities that initially attract you to a man are not necessarily the ones that will make him a good long-term partner. If you are genuinely looking to settle down and you still don’t understand that the guy chasing you may not be the person you want raising your children or being there for you through thick and thin, then it’s time we get you a plan, an emotional compass, and start changing your selection criteria immediately.

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I don’t mean to make this sound like a job with no fun, spontaneity or intrigue — because this should be an exciting process. But we might as well make sure you are enjoying yourself with the right kind of guys, that is, those who have at least some chance of being “the one.” That means you need to stop spending time around people who you absolutely, positively, drop-dead know for sure are not going to lead you anywhere.

Don’t go barhopping just because you are scared to be alone. If what you are looking for is a meaningful, committed partner, then you are going to have to stay on the relationship highway and quit going down the doesn’t-call-you-back dirt roads, the better-than-nothing dead-end streets, and the he-ain’t-much-but-he’s-mine detours. If you want what you want when you want it and what you want is a real, no-kidding, quality partner and when you want it is now (or yesterday before noon) instead of five years from now or never, then you don’t want to confuse aimless social activity with social productivity.

Here’s an attitude adjustment for you: Decide right now that you would rather be happy alone than miserable with somebody else. Decide that you will not choose some guy out of fear that you may not get a better choice later. For example, if you know a guy who drinks too much, has a difficult personality and hates kids, he’s no good to you unless you’re writing a country song. He may be fun for the night, but there’s no chance for a future, because he has deal-breaking characteristics or values. And you need to be paying attention to those and hitting the door even if it means going home alone.

How To Fall In Love With Yourself — So That Someone Else Will Too

If you haven’t stopped to give your needs and wants some serious thought, you probably wouldn’t know Mr. Right if he walked up to you wearing a name tag. You don’t fit with everybody, and not everybody fits with you. There are people out there who will drive you crazy and vice versa. I want to make sure that you have a clear vision of what you want and what you don’t want — what you absolutely cannot live with versus, “Yes, this is the foundation on which I can build a future.”

Here’s a hint: What you want is not necessarily Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Gandhi and Bill Gates rolled into one. After all, as he gets older, he’s likely to have Bill Gates’s looks and Gandhi’s money. You’re not going for some dream guy here, because going for a dream guy is a good way to excuse yourself from the game — just set the bar so high that nobody measures up, then shrug your shoulders and say, “That’s why I’m alone.” No, we are going to get in there, and be realistic and find somebody who has a chance of being the right kind of guy. Then we’ll create the right kind of experience.

Modified excerpt from Love Smart: Find the One You Want – Fix the One You Got by Dr. Phil McGraw (Free Press, 2005).

 

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Megan Kimble has finally freed herself from years of abuse at the hands of her ex. Now she can finally start a new life and figure out just who she really is. When her brother Matt dies suddenly, she takes a big risk and moves cross country to live in his house and take over his new business. This could be the chance she’s needed. There’s only one problem now. She can’t seem to escape the irresistible charm of her departed brother’s best friend. Todd Jordan just lost his best friend and business partner. Watching Matt’s sister move into town, his attraction to her is instant. Can he prove to her that all men are not the same, and resist his own desires as she learns to trust again? Overcoming the odds is just part of their journey. The two must first survive a fateful visit from Megan’s ex to have any chance at happiness.

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Divorce Confidential: Finding the Right Divorce Attorney

When a decision is made to divorce, you are forced to become familiar with the legal world and what may seem like, a legal minefield. This is not an easy task given the legal jargon and technicalities involved in a divorce. Some couples attempt to navigate the legal waters on their own, others choose to mediate their divorce, while others hire a legal representative to take charge of the legal process. Finding legal representation should not be taken lightly because your relationship with your divorce attorney will last for a significant period of time and may even extend beyond the actual divorce if there are post-divorce issues to be ironed out. Here are tips on what to look for when searching for the right divorce attorney:

1. Do Your Research: Before you decide on a divorce attorney, conduct your own research on who you might want to hire. Conduct an online search and see if any articles or reviews have been posted about the attorney or law firm. One important resource will be your state bar’s website. On the state bar website, you can see if the attorney is officially licensed in your state and if there are any disciplinary actions against the attorney. Take your research outside of the Web and ask friends or extended family for a referral. Word of mouth is a great resource. By chatting with others in your community, you will get a better sense of the attorney’s reputation in the community.

2. Ask Questions: Before you sign an engagement letter to hire your divorce attorney, don’t be afraid to ask a lot of questions. How does the attorney bill for his or her work? What is the attorney’s hourly billing rate? Will the attorney take a retainer or are fees based on contingency? Does the attorney have assistants and paralegals? If so, will they be doing a significant portion of the work on your case? What are the hourly billing rates for assistants and paralegals working on your case? These questions are important because it will help you determine if you can afford the attorney’s services going forward. Divorce is a long and expensive process. The initial retainer fee will only get you so far and often, you can expect to pay additional fees and costs going forward. An initial meeting with the attorney is also important because you can see if you and the attorney are on the same page and whether your personalities gel together. This will be a long working relationship so it’s important that you and your attorney work well together.

3. Don’t Be Afraid To Make Decisions: If you’ve hired an attorney and come to find you are not happy with the relationship, do not be afraid to change counsel and find an attorney right for you. While you don’t want to get into the habit of switching attorneys on a frequent basis, it is not unreasonable to change your representation when there is a true breakdown in the relationship between you and your attorney. You may be hesitant to switch counsel after investing so much time and money, but remember you are likely to save more money in the long run with the right attorney and get the results you desire with the right partnership.

Finding the right divorce attorney is crucial. The right working relationship will determine the trajectory of your divorce, so make an informed decision before you navigate the legal landscape.

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Throughout Robert Scott’s life, he had an alcoholic father, became overweight and addicted to drugs, and was affected by the AIDS crisis in San Francisco in the 1980s. Reflecting on his life, he realizes one thing: the importance of finding one’s tribe. Robert recalls:

I went from academic, grad school, Ph.D. candidate to a hippy living on a commune to a fat gay man coming to San Francisco, losing 130 pounds, finding tribes at every juncture. The only tribe that’s actually stuck for me at this juncture in my life is the tribe that I found in recovery. I’m still friends with those people, and it’s 40 years later.

After watching an interview of RuPaul, Robert heard something that connected with him and learned the value in listening:

Stop dividing yourself from other people, stop listening for differences, and start listening for similarities between you and the person that’s talking.

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Online Dating Survey: Single Moms Are Finding Love 10% Faster

This Mother’s Day, online dating site PlentyOfFish polled over 1000 single mothers between the ages of 19-50 with children under 18 years old.

So let’s look at the online dating behaviors of single moms and what their children think of their dates. If you think being a single mom reduces your chance of finding love online, this is a misconception among many others.

This survey revealed that 44% of women dating are line are single moms and their reasons for going online and what they’re looking for may surprise you. With almost 28% of single moms admitting they’ve been dating online for over three years, this survey states that they might not be looking for a knight in white armor.

What’s exciting for single moms, it is turns out they’re finding love 10% faster than women without children at home and turns out that 43% of the survey respondents said they started dating online after hearing success stories. And Does this mean you should post photos of your children in your online dating profile? As an online dating expert and dating coach, I’m not a fan of having your children appear as your primary profile photo, but believe it’s important to state within the text portion of your profile that you’re proud of your children (and list their ages). It turns out that an overwhelming 76% of single moms do indeed mention their children and/or post photos of them in their profiles.

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According to POF:

Like many online daters, single mothers are looking for partners they can relate to. Accordingly, they are 3.4 times more likely to date a single father than childless women are. In contrast, single moms are half as likely to date childless men as women with no children are.

But what do the kids have to say about their mom’s dates?

According to POF, 63% of moms said they’d consider their child’s disapproval of a potential partner as a major red flag or a deal-breaker.

Other key findings include:

  • 53.99% said that online dating allowed them to get to know someone without sacrificing time with their kid(s).
  • 54.98% said that with their busy schedule, there was no time to meet anyone anywhere else.
  • 51.81% will introduce their date to their children once they are in a monogamous relationship.
  • 1.2% are interested in meeting a clone of their ex, while 60.28% said they didn’t have a type.
  • 56.97% are dating online to find a partnership, as compared to less than 1% who are looking for financial support.
  • 62.29% will go online whenever they can find a spare second, followed by weekday nights when their kids are asleep.

Happy Mothers Day to all the single moms. Wishing you much love and joy in cyberspace, or wherever you may roam.

Julie Spira is America’s Top Online Dating Expert and Digital Matchmaker. She was an early adopter of the Internet and has been helping singles find love online for over 20 years. Julie and her team create Irresistible Profiles for singles on the dating scene. For more dating advice, sign up for the free Weekly Flirt and follow @JulieSpira on Twitter.

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PBS Investigates Possible Censorship Of Ben Affleck’s Slavery In ‘Finding Your Roots’

NEW YORK (AP) — PBS is conducting an internal review following revelations that producers of “Finding Your Roots” may have violated the network’s editorial standards after a request by Ben Affleck that the program not reveal he had a slave-owning ancestor.

Meanwhile, Affleck has expressed regret for seeking to have the information omitted from the episode that featured the actor and aired last October.

“We deserve neither credit nor blame for our ancestors and the degree of interest in this story suggests that we are, as a nation, still grappling with the terrible legacy of slavery,” Affleck posted on his Facebook page Tuesday night.

The review by PBS and New York station WNET began Saturday, according to a statement released Tuesday by PBS spokeswoman Anne Bentley.

“We have been moving forward deliberately yet swiftly to conduct this review,” she said.

In his Facebook post, Affleck acknowledges that, initially, “I didn’t want any television show about my family to include a guy who owned slaves. I was embarrassed.”

He says he lobbied Henry Louis Gates, the Harvard scholar who hosts and produces the show, “the same way I lobby directors about what takes of mine I think they should use.”

“It’s important to remember that this isn’t a news program,” Affleck said of “Finding Your Roots,” which traces the ancestry of well-known guests. “You voluntarily provide a great deal of information about your family, making you quite vulnerable. The assumption is that they will never be dishonest but they will respect your willingness to participate and not look to include things you think would embarrass your family.”

Affleck’s request came to light last week in hacked Sony emails published online by whistleblower site WikiLeaks.

Gates and PBS said then they didn’t censor the slave-owner details. Instead, more interesting ancestors of the actor emerged and Gates chose to highlight them instead.

But in an email exchange between Gates and Sony Pictures co-chairman and chief executive Michael Lynton — part of a trove of hundreds of thousands of emails and documents from last year’s Sony hack published online by WikiLeaks — Gates asks Lynton for advice on how to handle Affleck’s request.

“Here’s my dilemma,” says Gates in one email, dated July 22, 2014 — “confidentially, for the first time, one of our guests has asked us to edit out something about one of his ancestors — the fact that he owned slaves. Now, four or five of our guests this season descend from slave owners, including (prolific documentary filmmaker) Ken Burns. We’ve never had anyone ever try to censor or edit what we found. He’s a megastar. What do we do?”

Lynton replies that it all depends on who knows that the information was in the documentary already.

“I would take it out if no one knows, but if it gets out that you are editing the material based on this kind of sensitivity then it gets tricky. Again, all things being equal I would definitely take it out,” Lynton wrote that same day.

When the segment aired Oct. 14, Gates focused on an Affleck ancestor who was an occultist, a Revolutionary War relative and Affleck’s mother, who was a “freedom rider” in 1964.

On Saturday, PBS said the network did not know of the exchanges between Gates, Sony and Affleck, and wasn’t part of editorial decisions made by Gates and his fellow producers.

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‘One Night Standard’ App Is The Trendiest Solution To Finding A Late-Night Hotel Room

The Standard is doing its best to make getting lucky even easier.

After months of teasing its arrival, the hotel group released an app Monday morning called “One Night Standard,” designed specifically to provide a room to anyone in need of a quick place to crash.

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According to a press release, the free app can really be used for any sort of same-day booking, not just one night stands. So if you’re a little too tipsy, missed a flight, or want a night away from everyone, download “One Night Standard” and use it any time between 3 p.m. and 5 a.m to see if a room is available. The app works for all Standard locations in New York City, Los Angeles and Miami Beach. Sounds like a party!

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From now until May 3, rates for same-day rooms reserved through the app are only $ 99 — pretty decent, considering the hotel’s hip locations.

The app is available for free download for both Apple and Android users.

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Finding Family: Stories Of Families Reunited After Times Of War

The relationship forged between parent and child or brother and sister can be impenetrable. It has the ability to stitch up a broken heart and remain a strong line over decades and hundreds of miles. War, on the other hand, divides and separates communities both philosophically and physically and tests these familial bonds. But the ties of a family transcend war and through trying times remain intact no matter the challenges it has endured.

We’ve partnered with Warner Bros. Pictures’ “The Water Diviner” — a story about a father’s search for his sons after the historic World War I Battle of Gallipoli — to bring you stories of families reunited years after war pulled them apart.

Father and son survive civil war
Torn apart by genocide in Rwanda, Jean Bosco Ngwabije and his father, Karoli Kanyengano, were rejoined by the organization Concern Worldwide. The group has taken in numerous unaccompanied children in the region, including Ngwabije. Witnessing the horrible violence that spread throughout the area during the 1990s, both father and son feared and eventually accepted that their family likely had not survived. Ngwabije had even been told that someone had seen his father killed. However, in the wake of the genocide, Kanyengano began tirelessly wandering the city of Kigali, looking for his family. Concern Worldwide was able to track down Kanyengano and bring together father and son three years after the war pulled them from their family. Now, the two live next door to one another, perhaps signifying a promise to never again be apart.
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Surviving the Holocaust and finding family
Born with the last name Shlomowicz in Warsaw, Poland, brother and sister Beniamin Shilon and Rozia November survived one of the most horrific events in world history. Shilon was a young man attending school in what was then Pinsk when — anticipating the potential danger all Jews faced — posed as a Russian and joined the Soviet army. Back in Poland, November was sent to Auschwitz when she was 13 years old. Shilon was convinced his sister had died with the millions of other Jews tortured and killed in the Holocaust. Yet she survived and eventually immigrated to Israel. Coincidentally, so did Shilon less than a decade later. On a 2003 family trip to Israel’s Holocaust memorial authority, November discovered in its records that her brother was in fact alive and living less than two hours away. On the first night of Hanukkah, November’s great grandson called Shilon. After he confirmed Shilon was his great uncle, he handed the phone to November. The two siblings affectionately known to many as “Bennie and Rozia” talked for the first time in more than 60 years.

A “Lost Boy” finds his family
Peter Kuch was one of the many Sudanese children whom the media labeled as “the lost boys of Sudan.” During the late 1980s, civil war erupted in Sudan and Kuch — along with thousands of other children — wandered the desert to flee the violence. Kuch was only 8 years old when he was separated from his family and left unsure whether any of them were alive. Kuch was one of very few lost boys to not only survive the strife but also sent to resettle in in the United States to have a better life. Years later he became a sergeant in the U.S. Army, as a way to give back to the country he felt gave him a second chance. In 2003, he found out his parents were miraculously still alive and living in Uganda. Earlier this year, Kuch was given a brief leave from the Army and made the trip to Uganda to see his mother and father for the first time after 27 years apart. His mother was so moved that she fainted in his arms. Kuch now calls the U.S. home but promises to take care of his parents for the rest of their lives.

Left behind in Laos
While armed conflict was raging on in neighboring Vietnam, Laotians were fighting a similar civil war at home. Like Vietnam, Laos experienced a mass exodus of citizens fleeing from the communist regime closely related to the North Vietnamese. Xiong Nhia Yang was 6 years old when he and most of his family left. However, his teenage sister, Sua, had been wounded by gunfire, forcing their father to make the painful decision to leave her behind. After 50 years, a relative successfully located Sua in southern Laos. Sua then traveled to Minnesota, where she embraced her younger brother for the first time since 1964.
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British siblings separated
Rose Burleigh and John Stubbs were split apart after their mother passed away in 1941. Because their father was a prisoner of war in World War II, an aunt adopted Burleigh, and Stubbs was sent to live with their grandparents. When their father was freed and returned home, he successfully retrieved Stubbs, but Burleigh’s adoptive family insisted on keeping her. Stubbs was raised by their father, and Burleigh led a life without her biological father and brother. After Burleigh’s family started digging into her genealogy and they uncovered the existence of Stubbs, the search began to find him. After 75 years apart, brother and sister were reunited at a BBC office. Both emotional over finding one another, Stubbs responded to his sister’s tears, saying, “Be calm. You’re with your brother, now. I’ll look after you.”

Finding family is the theme of the film, “The Water Diviner.” Academy Award winner Russell Crowe (“Gladiator”) makes his directorial debut in this epic and inspiring tale of one man’s life-changing journey of discovery as he travels from his home in Australia to Turkey to find his three sons after they went missing in action during the infamous Battle of Gallipoli in World War I, a battle that claimed the lives of many Australians and Kiwis fighting for Great Britain. “The Water Diviner” is in theaters April 24.

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The story of how J. M. Barrie’s friendship with Sylvia Llewelyn Davies and her sons Peter, Jack, George and Michael led to the classic Peter Pan is a sweet one, which was tributed in Allen Knee’s play The Man Who Was Peter Pan and the 2004 film Finding Neverland. Now Harvey Weinstein, who produced the movie, brings it to Broadway and the Lunt-Fontanne as a musical.

The tuner has prompted vast coverage as it made its way from London to the Manhattan destination, and it would be a pleasure to say that all the difficulties stirred up as impresario Weinstein piloted this one in has resulted in a whopper of show. Not to be. With Matthew Morrison as Barrie, Kelsey Grammer as his longtime theater producer Charles Frohman, current script by James Graham and current score by Gary Barlow and Eliot Kennedy, it’s at best a treasure chest of only mixed delights. (The librettist and songwriters for the earlier London production were let go with much attendant publicity and possibly tidy severance checks.)

It’s not that the present cast and production creative team aren’t working up to high levels. Morrison as a successful playwright dry of ideas but thick with Scottish accent is earnest and sturdy as he befriends the now fatherless and therefore somewhat lost Llewelyn Davies boys. Grammer is an affable American expat adorning the London stage with Wilde, Shaw and Barrie and serving as a model for Captain Hook. Laura Michelle Kelly is appealing as a widow trying to raise her sons to the best of her ability. The Llewelyn Davies boys — played at the performance I saw by Christopher Paul Richards, Sawyer Nunes, Alex Dreier and especially Aidan Gemme as the Peter who lends his name to the averse-to-growing up Barrie hero — have charm to spare.

Set designer Scott Pask, costumer Suttirat Anne Larlarb, lighting designer Kenneth Posner, sound designer Jonathan Deans and projections designer Jon Driscoll (is there a musical nowadays that doesn’t rely heavily on projections?) work hard for a generally positive payoff. Less so choreographer Mia Michaels, whose dancers do a lot of jumping up and down and back-bending to little reward. Their first workout — as a haughty London opening night throng — must have them rubbing the liniment on heavily the second they leave the stage.

To give credit where it’s due, the Finding Neverland kick-off has great promise. A Tinkerbelle spark darts about even before the curtains are pulled back. When they are, Melanie Moore is revealed as a spinning Peter Pan appearing to Barrie as he broods on a park bench about his writer’s block.

The expectations raised, however, begin dissipating slowly and then accelerates as Graham’s libretto takes its time in exposition. (Graham is the same dramatist whose first-rate play This House brightened London’s National Theatre a few years back and deserves to be imported.) Almost immediately, Barrie is surrounded by the Llewelyn Davies boys pretending to be pirates. From then on little hints at eventual Peter Pan ingredients are dropped, popped and plopped into the action.

Peter Llewelyn Davies is a boy who wants very much to grow up and is therefore losing out at childhood. And on it goes. Barrie owns the shaggy dog Porthos (played by shaggy dog Jack), who eventually is the model for — you guessed it — Nana. Everyone knows that authors draw for their visions from the world they observe, but with this Barrie it happens so, uh, doggedly.

To gussy up the proceedings, Graham, Barlow, Kennedy and director Diane Paulus, relying on her Pippin-like circus instincts, turn to all sorts of diversions. One of the fussiest is Frohman’s acting troupe. They behave like something from Charles Dickens but diluted and cheapened in the transition. For example, reluctant to perform in the radically different first Peter Pan production, they balk but are bucked up in a number that incorporates familiar nursery rhymes. Curiously, when one of them gets to “London Bridge is falling down,” the words “my fair lady” are cut off. You don’t need to wonder why.

Nevertheless, that’s probably the best Finding Neverland number, whereas the worst is the first-act closer. Called “Stronger,” it has Morrison as Barrie realize his power to write Peter Pan. It strikes him as a pirate ship, complete with rigging, materializes around him. He ends standing high above the stage wielding a sword. Were Basrrie alive to see it for himself, what might he have thought of this overwrought image?

Since this is a musical, the score is the biggest disappointment. Barlow and Kennedy, both alumni of Take That, the hot ’90s British boy group — apparently never having written for the stage before — have listened closely to Oliver! and Mary Poppins but applied loose craftsmanship to, particularly, the lyrics. Off-rhymes have become increasingly acceptable in Top 40 realms, but only come across as lazy in a period piece such as Finding Neverland. For an example, in one song “rhyme” is rhymed with “mind.” That’s right. They don’t even bother to rhyme “rhyme.”

Barlow and Kennedy don’t have much better luck or skill with the ballads they need to contrive when Barrie — whose marriage to Mary (Teal Wicks) falls apart — finds himself in love with Sylvia Llewelyn Davies. They can organize ’90s power ballads but not imbue them with anything that clings to the memory once the last full notes fade.

Weinstein has certainly toiled industriously to render the movie he produced into a hit. Maybe the hordes of Peter Pan fans will turn it into one. If not, here’s a suggestion for him: Lewis Carroll (Lewis Dodson) began Alice in Wonderland as an entertainment for the sisters Alice, Edith and Lorina Liddell. That 1860s situation couldn’t parallel Barrie’s 1890s serendipity more closely.

Perhaps Weinstein might have a more rewarding time morphing that piece of literary history into a musical — turning thank heaven for little boys into another case of thank heaven for little girls. (Without, of course, appropriating the Alan Jay Lerner-Frederick Loewe Gigi opener.) The title’s ready and waiting: Finding Wonderland.

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I have high standards when it comes to Peter Pan for two reasons. First, the book by J.M. Barrie improves on his play and is a witty, heartbreaking masterpiece. You enjoy it as a child; you savor its bittersweet truths as an adult. If you haven’t read it (or not since you were ten) and do so now, you’re in for a treat. Second, one of my favorite theatrical experiences was the Mabou Mines adaptation called Peter and Wendy, which featured one actor interacting with puppets that captured the magic and wisdom of the book brilliantly. (At the same time, it made me appreciate the charm and unique appeal of puppetry like never before.) The Disney animated film? Thin stuff with cheap animation, mostly terrible songs and a dumbed-down approach to the story. The recent live TV event? Oy. So tread carefully when it comes to Peter Pan.

Despite a quietly charming performance by Johnny Depp, I wasn’t a big fan of the feature film Finding Neverland, which tells the story of how Barrie was creatively inspired by a widow and her sons while helping them deal with tragedy. It was too tear-jerking for my tastes. But just as Barrie’s book improved on his play, this musical improves on the film. It’s more cheerful, more imaginative and basically more fun. Of course, it marks Harvey Weinstein’s foray into the theater world. He’s backed brilliant, ground-breaking films, as well as turned a lot of middlebrow fare into big commercial hits. His success here is surely of the latter sort, but if it means he returns and backs more daring work in the future, all the better.

Do you know the story? It’s captured succinctly in the musical’s tagline: How Peter Became Pan. (There alone Weinstein has raised the marketing bar on Broadway. Not since Cats came up with “Now And Forever” has a show’s one-line marketing slogan been so effective; I’ll bet every show down the road works hard to come up with their own distinctive tag.)

Barrie (Matthew Morrison of Glee) is an unhappily married man. His wife is pretty but seems utterly uninterested in her husband or his work; as long as they’re in high societyand he doesn’t embarrass her with his eccentric ways, she will be placated, but nothing more. His American producer Charles Frohman (Kelsey Grammer) just wants Barrie to keep churning out more shows like the ones he’s done before. But Barrie knows he’s in a rut. His new comedy is a rehash of material he’s done better in the past. So Barrie retreats to Kensington Gardens and is struck…not by imagination, but by the fierce play of a troupe of wild boys, who have momentarily lost their mother and are having fun as pirates. They’re alive, silly, engaged, and happy — everything the dour Scotsman Barrie is not at the moment. Almost reluctantly, he’s drawn into their adventures, but before you know it Barrie is “argh-ing” with the best of them.

Their mother is the charming Sylvia Llewelyn Davies (Laura Michelle Kelly, an Olivier winner for Mary Poppins). She apologizes for her rambunctious lads. But there’s a sad charm about her and even more sadness surrounding the one boy who doesn’t join in the fun. That’s her son Peter (Aidan Gemme). This Peter doesn’t refuse to grow up; since the death of their father, he’s growing up too fast, sinking into depression and stubbornly incapable of playing or smiling or having fun. What’s the point?

Barrie sees himself in the boy, naturally. He returns to the park again and again, hoping and then expecting and then planning to meet and enjoy the company of this broken but spirited family. His wife is confused. Her mother Mrs. Du Maurier (Carolee Carmello) is worried about propriety and the strain on Sylvia’s health, who is rather frail. Society begins to wag its tongue over such an unconventional friendship. But Barrie is having fun, the boys and especially Peter are clearly benefitting from his presence and the germ of an idea is forming for a work unlike anything he’s done before. It will have pirates and fairies and NeverNever Land and maybe a boy who won’t grow up….

Director Diane Paulus directs this amiable tale briskly and with precision. Still there’s no denying that the songs by Gary Barlow & Eliot Kenndy flit from your memory almost before they’re over. A few numbers stick, such as the act one closer “Stronger” and the act two highlight “Play,” which shows the actors working on Barrie’s new show letting out their inner child via nursery rhymes and nonsensical behavior. But they’re memorable more for the staging of those numbers and the energetic choreography of Mia Michaels rather than the songs themselves. “Stronger” ends with a pirate ship materializing before our eyes and “Play” is silly fun in a pub and they work — despite an inordinate number of lyrics with lazy “off rhymes” that trip you up while listening. “Stronger” does have an excellent melody, it must be said. The cast delivers them with gusto and Kelly almost makes her solo spotlight “All That Matters” feel grand. But again, it’s the performance not the song that registers.

And for all the drama, this is a fairly conflict-free story, courtesy of the book by James Graham. Yes, Barrie’s marriage to Mary (Teal Wicks) ends, but since it seems an unsuccessful one when the show begins, that’s neither here nor there. He’s had a flop and needs a hit but, while his producer and the actors grumble, they are ready to see what Barrie comes up with next. The looming possibility of a love affair with a widow is barely addressed; their romance is of the chaste variety (despite one kiss) and you don’t need to see the movie to know it’s not a good sign when Sylvia is repeatedly tired and seeing doctors.

So it’s a credit to the appealing cast and creative team that the evening moves along with amiable verve. All the tech elements are solid, starting with the scenic design by Scott Pask and the costumes by Suttirat Anne Larlarb. Sometimes sets and costumes shouldn’t call attention to themselves and that’s the case here, where stately homes, London streets, pubs and backstage at a theater are all evoked effectively and without fuss. (The exception is that act one closer with the ship, which pulls out the stops and helps the show reach a visual peak lacking in the story.)

Kelly is effortless as the kind-hearted Sylvia; her charm and sweetness anchors the show and makes the friendship between a widow and a married man one we never question. But like the show itself, there’s no friction: they are friends and don’t really seem to long for more. It’s telling that the most engaging scenes are the ones with Sylvia and her mother or Barrie and his manager. Carmello keeps the starchiness in Du Maurier understandably, ably aided by Graham’s canny first scene between mother and daughter that establishes their love and the mother’s sense of humor. And Grammer is having great fun in dual roles as the manager and Captain Hook, here seen as Barrie’s id and urging him on to kiss the girl already.

Morrison has always had a certain emotional reserve for me. It worked well as the straight arrow hero in the revival of South Pacific, as a seemingly clueless but kind Italian in The Light In The Piazza and it works well here for the tamped down Barrie, with Morrison indicating the Scottish origin of our hero with a modest but effective burr. After many years of performing on Broadway or celebrating the theater on TV, he’s finally got the lead role ni a hit new musical. The ensemble as a whole delivers their secondary comic bits with broad appeal. (This is a family friendly show, if a dead parent isn’t too problematic for the very young.)

The four boys as a group are appealing; their big number “We’re All Made Of Stars” is another winner, though again I hasten to add it’s because of the staging by Paulus and their performances, not the forgettable song itself. However, Gemme is a modestly weak link as Peter. We get so spoiled by excellent child acting in shows like Matilda and Billy Elliott that it’s easy to forget how hard these roles can be. Gemme is fine in the straightforward scenes of a depressed lad who thinks “playing” is silly now that his dad has died. But he has two big dramatic scenes and falls notably short on both of them. In the first he’s gesticulating wildly to indicate passion; in the second towards the end he was desperately reaching for a breakdown, repeatedly squinting his eyes shut apparently in an attempt to gin up a tear or two. Paulus molded the cast well, but here failed her young charge. He should dial back the histrionics dramatically; the audience is so primed to feel empathy for Peter that Gemme’s work is mostly done for him already.

So with weak songs and a mild book, why is Finding Neverland clicking with audiences? (It’s been a significant draw from day one.) I think perhaps the very lack of high drama is a plus. It’s a happy show with a sad heart and that’s actually an appealing combination. Peter Pan can easily be performed as schmaltz or just a tale for kiddies. But there’s a dark center to it that is the reason for the story’s enduring appeal.

When we catch glimpses of the show Barrie has created, of course we get the moment where Tinkerbell is fading and Peter urges the audience to clap if they believe in fairies and want Tink to live. This time, it takes place in the Llewlyn Davies home, with a clearly ailing Sylvia propped up in bed since she was too weak to attend the premiere. The entire cast has come to give a command performance and so it’s this frail woman who joins in on the clapping for Tinkerbell. The audience I saw it with clapped immediately without any need of prompting; they were ready, of course. I was struck for a moment by how often that scene has been repeated in theaters around the world since the play debuted in 1904. It’s touching, really:millions and millions of people have clapped because they believe in fairies, clapped to celebrate make believe. But really they’re clapping to stave off death. If only it were that simple.

HAMLET no stars out of ****
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Who were the first people to climb Mt. Everest? Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay, of course. But did you know they succeeded because of earlier attempts that broke paths and left caches of oxygen? Who were the next group of people to conquer it? Only mountaineering fanatics can answer that. So if you want to be remembered for conquering a mountain, you better be first or you better do something memorable, like being the first woman or so on. Most mountains aren’t even conquered on the first attempt by the ones who succeed; they have to make a climb just to get an idea of what they’re up against. One other, awful way to fame is to fail spectacularly, like the 1996 expedition that resulted in the deaths of eight climbers and was immortalized in Jon Krakauer’s Into Thin Air.

Shakespeare’s Hamlet is of course a mighty peak to conquer for actors. Perhaps only Lear offers a similarly forbidding challenge. Your first Hamlet needn’t be your defining one and surely many middle-aged or elderly actors believe that only after being too old to actually play the role did they really feel ready to do the part justice.

Peter Sarsgaard is a very good actor with the requisite intelligence needed for the part. His Hamlet and this entire production directed by Austin Pendleton does not conquer the play. Far from it. Indeed, it is memorable for all the wrong reasons, a cascading disaster with almost every actor stumbling or forgetting their lines at one point or another on the performance I attended. By the end of the night, actors were dropping props, kicking swords towards the “bodies” of dead characters (making us fear for their safety) and looking relieved it was all over at the curtain call. Classic Stage Company is the home of some of my happiest theater memories in recent years. This one will endure too, unfortunately. One wonders if perhaps it would have been kindest when realizing they weren’t even off book as opening night approached to step in and pull the plug on the entire affair.

The one saving element is the look of the show. They’ve gone for a modern dress, Festen sort of vibe here, setting the entire piece at a wedding reception. This doesn’t really inform their take on the play, which is thoroughly traditional. This is not a high concept spin on Hamlet that goes for some crazy vision and falls flat, more’s the pity. It simply doesn’t work from start to finish.

But it looks good: scenic designer Walt Spangler has a handsome white floor with elegant metal trimming along the edge. Two bars are located at the back towards each exit and actors sometimes linger there before heading off or wait there and have a shot before coming on. (Who can blame them?) It’s a conceit with no thought behind it; if there’s some dramatic sense to when and how people linger and leave, I missed it. That floor lights up beautifully during the performance of the play within the play, another effective touch. And the costumes of Constance Hoffman set the tone right (though, oddly, I disliked the shoes of Hamlet and his mother and found them distracting). The lighting was…fuzzy at the start; somehow Justin Townsend managed to make the set seem out of focus before the show began. It was a nicely subtle way to keep you a little uncertain though it also proved symbolic of the show. The original music and sound design of Ryan Rumery of Scapesound was fine, though some of the background noises felt vague and indeterminate, undoubtedly reflecting the lack of sense in the entire work.

But that’s about it for kind thoughts. The cast is filled with solid actors who have all done better work before and will again and thank goodness for that. On the positive side, the always dependable Stephen Spinella was the best of a poor lot as Polonius, though I couldn’t grasp his take on this character from scene to scene. (In the famous “neither a borrower nor a lender be” speech he’s intelligent and sincere; later he’s buffoonish and then savvy again.) But he was clear and present and the language made sense when he spoke it (something almost no one else managed). And when he forgot his lines, no one handled it with more aplomb. Scott Parkinson scored capably in several roles (especially the Player Queen) and Jim Broaddus, also fine in several parts, handled the Player King with precision.

Glenn Fitzgerald was a welcome presence on stage (I haven’t seen him in ages) as Laertes, though when the character returned late in the play he’d been affected by the disease of confusion that had spread through the show. The talented Penelope Allen was elocuting with determined high drama as if she’d wandered in from an RSC production, while everyone else was speaking more colloquially. The usually excellent Harris Yulin was mumbling the role of Claudius. As a couple, they seemed so innocuous and frail even after we discover he really did kill Hamlet’s father that you wonder why the Prince doesn’t just put them in a home.

In numerous roles including Guildenstern, Daniel Morgan Shelley invariably looked annoyed at whomever he was sharing the scene with. He looked annoyed at Hamlet, annoyed at Rosencrantz, annoyed at Claudius and annoyed at everyone else. Perhaps he was just annoyed at being trapped in this production. Lisa Joyce as Ophelia was her own unique disaster; I’ve always found Ophelia’s mad scenes abrupt and very tricky to pull off and this wasn’t the production to make that work.

Hamlet is in a hell and surely the talented Peter Sarsgaard is feeling that way as well. The Dane famously dithers and that can cover a lot of hesitation. But Sarsgaard spent the entire night struggling for his lines; when he remembered them he pounced and poured them out in a rush, so glad that they were available to him. He didn’t actually call out “line” but one was constantly under the strain of expecting him to do so. Under such circumstances, at best the actor survives; he certainly doesn’t put his stamp on the role.

Not being off book is a theatrical sin; what can excuse it? But if blame must be placed, it will be shared by all the actors yet fall most squarely on Sarsgaard and the director Austin Pendleton. Pendleton has enjoyed great success as an actor and director. Not here. The show is filled with curious directorial touches, like the way actors wander on and off the set, lingering at those bars. (I wanted to join them.) Again and again he has actors sit and observe the action, rarely to any purpose or effect. It works when the Player King lingers, but mostly you are distracted during monologues by the unnecessary and unrevealing presence of a character. Early on, Joyce as Ophelia must sit in the back and look concerned and worried in eighteen different ways, pursing her brow, clutching her hands and so on.

But why is she present during “To be or not to be..?” Why does she lie down and feign sleep when Hamlet utters the lines “to sleep, perchance to dream?” Why does the gravedigger hang out and clutch the skull of poor Yorick during the final bloody scene? And why the choice after Polonius is mortally stabbed to have him walk across the stage and exit at a slow and stately pace? Worse, why does he pop back in during the massacre at the end? The dead Polonius doesn’t look censorious or angry or sad or even pay much attention to the numerous deaths taking place. He just walks across the stage, as if on an errand.

Even the last moment is botched, with poor Sarsgaard caught awkwardly between slumping to the floor and sitting back on his seat after being poisoned to death. He’s neither here nor there physically and it must have been fiendishly uncomfortable speaking his lines while a poor edit of the show’s ending stumbled to its conclusion. He abruptly sat up, letting us know the show was blessedly over. I wouldn’t bet money on who was happier, the audience or the cast.

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Ludic Proxy ** 1/2
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I’ve been conducting this series of interviews for over a year, primarily focusing on queer artists, but I realized that artists aren’t the only people whose work may be influenced or inspired by their queer identity. So I decided to open up my interviews and start talking to people with all kinds of jobs. With this in mind, I contacted Zachary Koval. He’s a busy man: He’s a personal trainer and life coach, primarily helping people with coming out or switching to a plant-based diet. We sat down to chat on a cold New York afternoon.

Phillip M. Miner: How long have you been out?

Zachary Koval: I came out to my parents in the eighth grade. After that it was a gradual process, from slowly telling friends to kissing a boy in the cafeteria my junior year. Both of my parents were very supportive. Personally becoming OK with my sexuality and not caring what other people thought was the biggest challenge. When I came out to my parents, I told them that I never wanted to talk about it again. I told friends and then ended up recanting the next day and jumping back in the closet. I think there’s a perception that coming out is a onetime event, but it’s definitely a continuum and process.

PM: Through some online research (aka Instagram stalking) I learned that you’re involved with the radical faeries. How did that influence your coming-out process?

ZK: I learned about the radical faeries from a high-school friend who connected with them after we graduated. They were something that really intrigued me — the freedom of expression, the connection to the spirit, the Earth, and to generations beyond my own. Exploring those things also completely terrified me. At that time, all that expression and sexuality wasn’t something I was comfortable with, but I still was attracted to the alternative way of being, outside the ever-present bar scene. It wasn’t until I moved to New York and met some friends who invited me to a large gathering in Tennessee for May Day that I finally got courage enough to go. Ever since, it’s been an amazing experience of learning about — and creating — myself. I’m seeing where I am and where I’m comfortable pushing past and growing. It’s not about conforming to what the mainstream says I should be or what I think that guy over there wants me to be. It’s been about finding, creating, and defining myself from the inside.

PM: I understand that. I naïvely thought that after I came out, that would be that and everything would be sorted. It’s been over a decade now, and I’m still figuring stuff out.

ZK: It’s definitely an interesting realization that we’re not done yet and probably will never be, but that’s the fun of it, I think. I went to a gay social boxing club called Velvet Gloves here in the city and found myself automatically self-correcting my stance and movements. The voice in my head was saying, “You’re standing very gay right now,” even as I was standing in a room full of gay men! I didn’t even realize I still had that kind of deep internalized self-shame! I like to think I’m completely comfortable with being gay, but there are still these pieces that have yet to be reconciled.

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PM: Does this sort of reconciliation happen in your life coaching?

ZK: Definitely. What’s really important to me is helping my clients find integrity in their lives and work to integrate all the different pieces of themselves. I think we have so many parts of ourselves: who we are at work, who we are with friends, and who we are at home. For many, those can be completely different people. This separation is what most of us do to survive day to day, being gay and/or other; we are no exception. Sometimes the different sides of us separate more and more, and we lose the sense of who we are. What I do is support clients in starting to bring those pieces back together to create a whole person.

PM: How do you go about doing that?

ZK: Through reflection, awareness, and action. While I work with clients on specific projects, we focus just as much on what’s happening on the inside and who they’re being about it. Many people concentrate on doing something in order to be something, trying to fix something they think is wrong or broken within them. In coaching I come at it in the other direction. It’s about being first. By recognizing you are whole, the doing comes naturally.

PM: I think I get it, but can you give me an example of how you’ve done this for yourself?

ZK: I grew up with a body image of myself being entirely too skinny, so I was always going to the gym, trying to put on weight and put on muscle to fix what I saw as wrong with me, chasing the proverbial unattainable carrot always held out in front of me. It drove me on but also [kept] me unhappy and unfulfilled. As long as I believed myself broken, it didn’t matter how many reps at the gym I lifted; they’d never be enough. It wasn’t until I began to address my own thoughts around my self-worth that I began to see changes. I connected my physical fitness goals with my overall health, ethics, and values. I’ve seen my dad deal with some serious health problems, and I didn’t want to go through that myself. Being vegan and my fitness journey are both a part of that.

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PM: I know it’s important to you, so could you talk more about your veganism?

ZK: It connects to so many things that are bigger than myself: the environment and climate change, world hunger, and animal suffering. I very much see veganism as an exercise in my personal integrity, connecting and bringing my intentions, words, and actions into alignment. I want to set an example that you can be healthy, fit, and even thrive on a vegan diet. Our diets are often just another example of our dissociation. We are disconnected from where our food comes from and the violence involved in producing it. Being vegan is more than just the action and choice of not consuming animals. It is also a synthesis of personal values and beliefs, which lead to those actions. On the other side, eating meat is also a choice, and one that is backed also by a certain set of values and beliefs, a belief system and ideology called “carnism.” By recognizing this, we can see that it’s not just “the way things are.” We can also begin to examine our actions and make empowered choices and changes rather than just being at the effect of the existing paradigm.

PM: That is important, like how “straight” didn’t exist until we defined “gay.” Final question: You’re goal-driven, so what’s next?

ZK: I have my life coaching. I have my personal training. I have my vegan lifestyle, and my acting as well. I want to bring them all together. Like I’ve been saying, it’s all about integration. I’m interested in traveling and giving talks as well as creating a plant-based, vegan fitness center, complete with workshops, classes, coaching, and training. I’m also currently working on an ensemble theatrical piece and a one-man show — a lot of exciting things coming up!

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Finding Vivian Maier

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Release Date: March 28, 2014


Who is Vivian Maier? Now considered one of the 20th century's greatest street photographers, Vivian Maier was a mysterious nanny who secretly took over 100,000 photographs that went unseen during her lifetime. Since buying her work by chance at auction, amateur historian John Maloof has crusaded to put this prolific photographer in the history books. Maier's strange and riveting life and art are revealed through never-before-seen photographs, films, and interviews with dozens who thought they knew her.

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Publish Date: May 21, 2014

Publisher: J. S. Cooper

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New from the New York Times Bestselling Author of The Ex Games & The Private Club Finding My Prince Charming is book one of a two book contemporary romance series. Can a Playboy Prince ever be tamed? When Lola Franklin decided to study abroad she never anticipated embarking on a whirlwind weekend romance with a hot guy before classes started. And she certainly never counted on the hot guy being her new professor. Or a Prince. Or the biggest a*****e she had ever met. Xavier Van Romerius is the playboy Prince of Europe and he loves his life. He doesn’t do relationships, and never wants to get married. But when he see’s Lola Franklin flirting with his little brother Sebastian, he realizes that maybe he needs to rethink his ideas about love before the wrong Prince gets the girl. Recommended for readers age 18 and over, due to mature content. Book 2, Taming My Prince Charming will be available on July 29th, 2014.

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I am a single woman living in UK with lots of friends and interests.
I have a great life but meeting the right person would put the icing on the cake!
I am homey, very easy going and honest which is sometimes viewed as a weakness but actually I believe that it is one of my greatest assets as I am told all the time that people enjoy to be around me. I don't believe in playing games, it is a waste of time! I believe the more honest you are from the beginning, the quicker you will get to the truth about the person you are with and the relationship.
I have an upbeat positive attitude towards life and situations.
Some of my interests include working out, golf, watching or going to see a movie, I am a GREAT cook, museums, ?i also enjoy football and am an Asernal FC fan.. I enjoy taking walks around the beach and parks,love listening to music(cool musics)… I love all the good things life has to offer. That's me…. 🙂

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The 6 Best Grad Schools for Finding a Husband

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College is a time to surround yourself with like-minded, intelligent men to learn, grow, and eventually mate for life. But if you wasted your four precious undergraduate years having casual flings, making friends, or studying, there is only one solution: Get back to one of the major universities below and find yourself a guy before it’s too late.

1. University of Michigan
The fields of this Ann Arbor campus are perfect for flirtatious snowball fights in the winter and picnics in the spring. Football games are the perfect place to showcase your personality and the professional plans that you’ll immediately abandon after the first child. The beautiful library is another romantic spot where you can pose and preen for a potential MBA candidate. Or, if you’re absolutely sure there aren’t any eligible men around, just read magazines.

2. Vanderbilt University
Nashville is Taylor Swift-level South but not quite not racist-level South, so you’re likely to find a true gentleman who will soon have an M.S. in Engineering. Vanderbilt is steeped in tradition, so snag yourself a legacy and get down to business: the business of birthing future VU Commodores!

3. University of California, Berkeley
If you happen to look like a supermodel, UCLA would be perfect for you. But if not, invest in a pair of Birkenstocks, start the compost heap and find yourself a nice environmental law student at Cal Berkeley.

4. Cornell
Cornell is the best Ivy for husband-hunters, hands down. At Columbia, you’d have to compete with the rest of New York; Dartmouth men are Neanderthals; Brown guys aren’t looking to settle down; and UPenn is disgusting. Princeton, Harvard and Yale are fine options, of course, but they weirdly require a lot of studying to get into, which is a pretty ineffective way to meet a life partner. Cornell is the place for you: just the right mix of ambitious and preppy with a twinge of desperation.

5. University of Iowa
Great MFA program? Check. Midwestern manners and lots of creative talent? Check. There’s absolutely nothing else to do besides write all day, and date everyone in your program? Check. This is also a great school to have a fling with a woman, which should also help you find a husband.

6. Canada
Literally any school in Canada will work for this: There are thousands of handsome Canadian med students just waiting for their green card ticket to the U.S. And he’ll probably get along with your parents.

If you didn’t make the marks to attend the schools listed above, maybe you should try state school, or a woodworking course. Whatever you do, don’t stop studying until you’re hitched. That’s what education is for.

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About Me

I am a single woman living in UK with lots of friends and interests.
I have a great life but meeting the right person would put the icing on the cake!
I am homey, very easy going and honest which is sometimes viewed as a weakness but actually I believe that it is one of my greatest assets as I am told all the time that people enjoy to be around me. I don't believe in playing games, it is a waste of time! I believe the more honest you are from the beginning, the quicker you will get to the truth about the person you are with and the relationship.
I have an upbeat positive attitude towards life and situations.
Some of my interests include working out, golf, watching or going to see a movie, I am a GREAT cook, museums, ?i also enjoy football and am an Asernal FC fan.. I enjoy taking walks around the beach and parks,love listening to music(cool musics)… I love all the good things life has to offer. That's me…. 🙂

Read more about me

What I’m Looking For

I'm seeking someone who would be truthful and honest with me., good looking, fun type, loves to eat healthy and cooking as well.

Should Knows how to treat a woman with love and also be gentle and caring. Should Love flower, and also smell sweet at all times. Neatness is also important . 🙂

He should be someone who's ready to go for whatever he believes in without fear and doubt.

See more of what I am looking for

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