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A GoodReads reviewer who said she "loved how raw and honest" my book is and gave it five stars also warned female readers that the book is written from a male perspective. A ForeWord reviewer who said I'm "a deft raconteur who paints a compelling…Continue

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"Hi Lyn, How are you? I wrote a new lyrical story "Mysterious Love" recently. It would be very nice if you check it out and give your feedback. I'd love to get your comment. It's on my blog and here's the direct link-…"
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"Hey Lyn, Based on your writing at you website, I thought you might like this interpretation of the biblical story of Sampson (Reclaiming Projections). I posted it soon after coming to book blogs, but it was so out of context (being placed on a…"
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Warning: The Male Perspective is Hazardous

A GoodReads reviewer who said she "loved how raw and honest" my book is and gave it five stars also warned female readers that the book is written from a male perspective. A ForeWord reviewer who said I'm "a deft raconteur who paints a compelling romantic picture" also felt compelled to give the ladies a warning. Now, reviewers often tell us that certain movies are chic flicks, but they don't usually issue a cigarette-package-like warning. Is the ancient Chinese belief in the necessity of…See More
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My name is Lyn, but I should be called Lyndiana Jones. I have survived enraged grizzlies, erupting volcanoes, Japanese sword fights and giant squid tentacles. I have been entrapped by FBI agents and held at gunpoint by renegade soldiers. I have sung with Bulgaria's bluesmaster Vasko the Patch and met with Mexico's Zapatista Army commander Marcos. I have been thrown out of forbidden temples in southern India and passed out in sweat lodges off the Alaskan coast. My navel has been inhabited by beetles and my genitals have been cursed by eunuchs. I have shared coffee with presidents, beer with pirates and goat guts with polygamists. I have contracted malaria, typhoid, salmonella and lovesickness around the world. All these adventures and more are found in my books Sacred Ground & Holy Water and Fresh Wind & Strange Fire. You can order them from Coffeetown Press or Amazon.com.

My writing habit began when heavy snow sealed me for weeks into a log cabin amidst the thick timber of Canada's craggy mountains. Life was forever changed. With nothing to do but observe minute details and reflect upon them, I spent silent solitary hours grasping for exact words to convey my experience to others, for when that connection would be restored. Meditations transformed into magazine articles. From eye to mind to pen, the journeys of my life were distilled into the stories that now make up my first book, to the very last one written on an isolated Mexican ranch under a fiery sunset and the influence of tequila. My spirit is within the pages too. If you aren't currently holed up at a snowy cabin or a sunny ranch but wish you were, I hope you'll let Sacred Ground & Holy Water or Fresh Wind & Strange Fire take you there.
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At 10:56am on July 6, 2014,
Publicist
Cold Coffee Press
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Please come promote your books at the Cafe: http://coldcoffeecafe.com/

At 4:41pm on October 4, 2012,
Blogger
IronFist
said…

Hey, I'm new follower of your blog and bumped the blog with +1 on google+. When you get a chance visit http://iron2112fist.blogspot.com/ and if you like it follow and + back.

Thanks.

IF

At 2:29am on February 6, 2012, Pragya Chaturvedi said…

We live at a time when friendship has become both- all and nothing at all! How many friends do you admit you really have? 5 or 500? I invite you to take out a minute and read “Friendship and Facebook” on my blog.

Here’s the link- http://pragyaforever.blogspot.in/2012/02/friendship-and-facebook.html

I’d really love if you drop your comments and views on my blog. Thank you :)

At 9:35am on January 5, 2012, Pragya Chaturvedi said…
Thank you so very much Lyn... Please can you do one little favour for me? The comment that you posted here on Book Blogs, can you please post that on my post at my blog? I would be really really humbled for that. I want it to show to my parents and friends. Please do that.

Sincerely,
Pragya :)
At 3:00pm on January 4, 2012, Lynn Osburn said…

Hello Lyn,

I visited your page and see that you are living the adventures of an interesting life while young enough to do it to the hilt. I did the same when younger and never regret having stepped off the beaten path.

Best Regards,

Lynn

At 5:07am on December 31, 2011, Pragya Chaturvedi said…

Hi Lyn,

How are you?

I wrote a new lyrical story "Mysterious Love" recently. It would be very nice if you check it out and give your feedback. I'd love to get your comment. It's on my blog and here's the direct link- http://pragyaforever.blogspot.com/2011/12/mysterious-love.html
Do check it out.

And I wish you a very happy new year.

Love,

Pragya :)

Ps: If you like you may join my blog too.

At 2:05pm on December 15, 2011, Don Abdul said…

Hi Lyn,

Thanks for the add.

Cheers!

Don

At 10:03am on December 15, 2011, Darrell Moneyhon said…

Hey Lyn, Based on your writing at you website, I thought you might like this interpretation of the biblical story of Sampson (Reclaiming Projections). I posted it soon after coming to book blogs, but it was so out of context (being placed on a general blog post and being so wordy and philosophical/intellectual) that it did the opposite of your theme of "stars" (book rating stars or heavenly stars) attracting "wise" men (inquiring minds, those willing to process things intellectually). No one came to my manger of the newborn king (of realization, insight, understanding, new paradigm?). So, here is my solitary "star" (device to direct attention) to you.

   Ken Wilber talks about the modern predicament of the line/level falacy, in which people confuse/equivocate religion with a lower, mythic, level of understanding. Because of the line/level falacy, modern, rational, minds feel forced to choose between intellect and Easter Bunnies. Wilber says this equivocation of the spiritual line of development with the mythic level of spiritual understanding results in a "steel lid on (a) pressure cooker."The modern mind hungers for the connectivity or whole-mind activity often called "spirituality," yet Santa Clause and the Easter Bunny can't deliver when it comes to things that remotely resemble rational thought and "truth."

  The solution to this double bind? You were, IMO, doing the solution in your writing, by interpreting the myths as the metaphors/analogies/alegories that they were probably intended to be from the start (in an age where poetic logic had not yet been crucified on the cross of worldly thought).

    Funny that I incidentally/coincidentally/synchronistically happened to read ee cumming's poem about "someones ... everyone .."  who  "sang his didn't he danced his did" and was dearly loved by someone who "laughed his joy and cried his grief" died, while the people ("anyone lived in a pretty how town) ..."forgot to remember (him) with up so many floating bells down .... (because they) more by more... dream their sleep." This contrast between the imaginatively alive and the vast majority of "sleeping" minds, of course reminded me instantly of TS Eliot's The Hollow Men.

  Next, I randomly opened up a collection of poems by Wallace Stevens. That book's (The Collected Poems) very first poem is: Earthy Anecdote in which a "firecat"  causes the "bucks" to "clatter" and "swerve" this way and that each time the firecat went leaping. I saw a piece of paper I had placed there. My interpretaion was that the firecat was the poet's imagination (or, as Stevens says in another poem about Men eat...Frogs.. : "quirk of image" or imagination). But now with the more social assessment view, I see the clattering bucks as the herded, non-thinking, masses. Not that the masses can't think. Just that they don't. Intellectual elitism is not the answer. Not at all. Empowerment via cultural inspiration to rouse the everyperson's firecat or to spark his/her quirk of image is the answer. And I don't see critical thinking as taking away from the right brain firecat at all. Where there is deep thinking poetic logic seems to arrive at the scene, sooner or later. Not sure exactly what the Taosts mean by "sincere thought," but I take it to mean that sincere thought will unfold the underlying sense of Mystery and Imagination, much like Elihu helped Job unfold it in the biblical book of Job, and much like Zen koans help unfold it in meditants. Even science, on the outside looking in, finally stumbled upon the smudgy jack-in-the-box nature of the subatomic realm. Many modern physicists sound more like poets than data-counting empiricists. Kant's awareness of a mind behind the observations comes into focus. It is as though we are looking at our own head-scratching what-if-ing minds when we go deep enough in thought, or even in scientific observation. 

  In my blog about the interpretation of the Sampson story, I call this (the mind's) "reclaiming of its projection." While Gestalt therapists use this concept of reclaiming projections for individuals, I propose we also reclaim collective mind projections such as meaningful biblical myths. I'm pretty sure you are on that same page. In this way, the line of spirituality and the lower level of understanding the story as only a plot heavy reality can be decoupled, and spiritual truths can once again leap like the firecat in Steven's poem, or like the man who "sang his didn't and danced his did" in  ee cumming's poem.

    darrell 

At 4:40am on December 2, 2011, Rosie Houghton said…

Hi Lyn

Thanks for the connection. I am relatively new to this so still finding my way round!

At 8:19am on November 17, 2011, Dana said…

Hi Lyn! Thank you for the connection, It's nice to meet you : )

 
 
 

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