Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Lets Explore Houston - Houston British Columbia (Canfor Barbeque - Photos/Video)

Above Photo: A flower garden, and the flowers arranged in order to 
spell out the towns name, which is Houston.

To view all of the photos and video clip, please visit the link below:

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Monday, August 31, 2015

Summer/Winter Bulkley River Telkwa British Columbia (Pictures/Videos)

 Above Picture: Telkwa's beautiful Gazebo which sits along side the Bulkley River and seen when driving through Telkwa along side Highway 16.

I took the photos/videos in the Winter and recently Summer at Telkwa, British Columbia, Houston’s neighbor. I thought it might be nice to show how the river looks in both season's. 

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Sunday, August 30, 2015

Fishing Guides And Charters From Around British Columbia

Above Photo: Sunset Over Kamloops Lake, in Kamloops British Columbia. The lakes around the Kamloops area have been known for its great fishing. Large Kamloops trout up to 10 pounds plus on a fly rod, most would say is heaven.

Kamloops Area Lakes.

Over the winter months I will be adding a lot of other fishing guides and charters to the list.

Below I have compiled a list of fishing guides and charters from around British Columbia.

There are charters for Salmon, Steelhead, Halibut and Trout fishing. 

Here in B.C. we have some of the best fishing available to everyone who enjoy the outdoors. There is nothing better than to wet a line in the fresh air on a river, lake or the ocean. 

So many of us pack up the RV, tents, or head to a cabin or resort to get away from the everyday rush in hopes of catching the large fish that got away. 

There are 1,000 of cold water lakes and rivers that hold that prize of a Rainbow Trout, Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Lake Trout (Char), Whitefish, Bull Trout, Westslope Cutthroat Trout and Coastal Cutthroat Trout.

There are other species of fish, such as the Dolly Varden, Kokanee, Walleye, Yellow Perch, Northern Pike, Arctic Grayling and White Sturgeon.

Some huge White Sturgeon are being caught on the Fraser River, a really nice place to stay, is at the Fraser River Lodge which has everything you would need to catch and land that whopper of a White Sturgeon.

To view the list of fishing guides and fishing charters, please visit the link below: http://britishcolumbiavike.blogspot.ca/2015/08/fishing-guides-and-charters-from-around.html

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Radio Stations From Across British Columbia

I have them listed in alphabetical order, starting with the name of the town, city, etc. 

Hopefully you will find the music to make your driving just a little bit easier.

You can find the list of stations on my Travel British Columbia with Brian Vike blog at this web address: http://britishcolumbiavike.blogspot.ca/2015/08/radio-stations-from-across-british.html

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Lonely Sunflower Awaits The Oncoming Storm Houston British Columbia (Photo/Video)

Above Photo: Sunflower stands ready for battle with a 
shrinking blue sky and storm clouds rolling in.

With a storm moving in fast, my wife spotted a lonely Sunflower standing in the
field behind our home.

It looked awesome, but with major storm clouds building fast, and the wind starting to howl, the  Sunflower looked really fragile and I wondered if it would make it.

With thunder starting to roll across the sky, I decided I had to have a picture, so I ran back into our home, change my shoes, grabbed my cell and iPad mini and charged back outside and into the field.

With the wind blowing like crazy, it was hard to capture the Sunflower, but I did and I am glad I decided to take the lonely Sunflower’s picture.

I took a short video of the Sunflower, you can view it on YouTube at.

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Burns Lake British Columbia (Photos)

Above Photo: The Burns Lake tourist Information Centre and Museum. 

The Visitor Information Centre looked great, it was tidy and spotless. The grounds were beautiful, lawns cut and scattered around the property were pieces of old farming equipment, a rock crusher and old, old wagon. 

Also beautiful flowers were seen around the property, and throughout the town. Inside the centre you were met by warm and friendly staff, who wanted to share what Burns Lake has to offer. 

The residents of Burns Lake are certainly proud of their home town, as it shows.

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Friday, August 21, 2015

Travel British Columbia With Brian Vike

Above Photo: I took this photo from a moving Greyhound bus after visiting my Dad in Langley, B.C. I saw the lake somewhere in-between Clinton and 100 Mile House, British Columbia in 2015.

Brian Vike will be traveling around this great province of British Columbia, checking out the sights, accommodations, food, charters, camping areas, etc., and bringing you my thoughts on the places I have visited. 

My reviews and comments will be posted onto my 
Travel British Columbia with Brian Vike blog, so check back often.

I started my travel blog in mid July 2015, and I have lots to add, plus with winter not being all that far off, it will give me lots to do for the 5 months of cool weather we have in northern British Columbia. 

In 2016 when Spring finally arrives, we will hit the road bringing you some amazing photos and interviews with people from around British Columbia.

If you have anything about British Columbia you think people might like, please contact me at b_vike@telus.net

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Friday, July 31, 2015

The Red Wolf Inn

Every year we celebrate Canada’s Birthday on July 1, in Houston, British Columbia. This year (2015) it was Canada’s 148th Birthday and I went to the Jamie Baxter Park where I could watch, and film the celebrations. 

I wandered around chatting with folks who were attending, and taking pictures of each of the events. 

I came across some folks who who were having a lot of fun, and battling it out in full dress from the Medieval period. One fellow by the name of Troy Reitsma looked awesome and was having sword fights on the lawn with the kids and adults. It was so much fun to watch.

Above Photo: Troy Reitsma dressed to the hilt in medieval period outfits having sword fights on the lawn with the little girls, mom, they battle it out. This was on Canada’s 148th Birthday Jamie Baxter Park.

What I did not know was, there is a place between Houston and Smithers British Columbia called The Red Wolf Inn. The proprietors of the Inn are his Lordship Wlfryd of Leedes and her Ladyship Rhiannon of Shrewsbury.

Above Photo: Proprietors of the Inn are his Lordship Wlfryd of Leedes and her Ladyship Rhiannon of Shrewsbury.

If you want to travel back in time, into the medieval period where there are Kings and Princesses, then I highly recommend you paying a visit to the Red Wolf Inn. If you are wanting to spend some time at the Inn, you should make reservations for your stay. You can email Wlfryd and Rhiannon at reservations@redwolfinn.ca

Photo Above: Some of the past patrons.

To make reservations by way of phone. Call toll free to speak to Wlfryd and Rhiannon at: 
1-888-WOLF INN - 1-888-9653 466

The Red Wolf Inn's website is at: http://www.redwolfinn.ca/Site/Welcome.html

The Red Wolf Inn has been in operation for sixteen years. It was established upon the Fields of Gold Educational Centre, a medieval village, representing time periods from the Celtic of 450CE to a 1550CE Venetian Palazzo. 

Above Photo: A few other past patrons to the Red Wolf Inn.

The Inn is built to resemble a Tudor style building. It accommodates up to 22 patrons with room and board, as a Bed and Breakfast.

This is a Medieval Inn - there is no electricity, toilets are pit toilets located up or down High Street from the Inn, heat is provided from the wood cook stove or the heater in the Saracen Room.

Above Photo: A few other Past Patrons to the Red Wolf Inn.

The Red Wolf Inn is located at Km 385 on Highway 16 West, midway between Houston and Smithers, BC, Canada.

Below are the rooms that you would be visiting/staying at the Red Wolf Inn. But make sure you visit their website as it has more information about the goings on there. Red Wolf Inn.

1. - Welcome.

2. - Floor Plan

3. - Floor Plan Second Floor. 

4. - The Proprietors.

5. - The Great Hall.

6. - The Welsh Room. 

7. - The Cornish Room. 

8. - The Irish Room. 

9. - The Scottish Room.

10. - The Saracen Room. 

11. - The Norse House. 

12. - The Royal Suite. 

13. - The Grand Porch. 

14. - The Garden. 

15. - Shrew's Alley. 

16. - Reservations.

17. - Guest Reviews. 

18. - Past Patrons.

If you have a picture or story you would like to share on this page from around Houston, please contact me at b_vike@telus.net

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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Welcome To Houston British Columbia Travel Blog Spot

Above Photo: Brian Vike.

Since I have a lot of time on the hands, I decided to make up a blog on what Houston, British Columbia has to offer for tourists.

What I’m doing is to add the businesses to the blog, such as motels, hotels, Inn’s, etc. Also I have added a section on how to get to Houston, such by way of Greyhound, VIA Rail, Highway 16 and by Air Canada through Smithers, B.C.

Also I have been adding restaurants, fast food and grocery stores.

Another section on things to do while in Houston.

Another area I have added is for folks looking to get out of the big city and wanting to find a home in smaller towns. I have added a list of schools, I will be adding a section for the churches we have, etc..

A section on medical services.

I am adding photos that I have taken, and others are sending in their pictures from around Houston and other areas close by, so everyone visiting the blog will get a great idea what we have here.. 

So to locate my new project: Welcome To Houston British Columbia. 

Thank you so much for reading and I hope you do drop by the blog.

Brian Vike.

My Daughter Tami: A Great Place To Raise Your Family In Houston British Columbia

Below Two Pictures: People travel from all around the world to take in some of the best Steelhead fishing there is to have. 

You can contact guides who know the rivers and can take you to the best fishing holes. 

Below Photos: As you will see, I took photos of the bridge in the Steelhead Park, in Winter and Spring. Just love the two pictures.

Welcome To The Houston B.C. Leisure Facility - Swimming/Workout Room

The leisure facility is one of Houston’s gems, the facility is for everyone, young and old. So when you are traveling through our area, please take advantage of what we have to offer.

Video Below: Welcome To The Houston, British Columbia Leisure Facility.
Pool/Lazy River/Sauna/Hot-Tub/Swimming/Workout Room.

For the entire family, jump in the pool and have a great swim, or take it easy in the lazy river. You can also lay back in the hot-tub, and sauna. Also a well equipped Fitness Gym.

The clip can be found on YouTube at: https://youtu.be/ONsO0AMTfP8

Photo Below: This last picture I took between Cache Creek and 100 Mile House from a moving Greyhound bus. I thought you all might enjoy checking it out.

If you have a picture or story you would like to share on this page from around Houston, please contact me at b_vike@telus.net

Saturday, March 28, 2015

In The House of Leviathan - By Bestselling Author, B.D. Bruns

Recently, it seems the horror genre has been overrun with teen melodrama. Just google "why Twilight is bad" to get a sense of the disdain (my personal favorite is from The Oatmeal).

Bestselling author, B.D. Bruns wants to know, "what happened to just plain scary?"

In his new book, In The House of Leviathan, Bruns avoids the overdone teen drama and instead relies on classic gothic elements to create tension and terror.  “Mainstream horror has gone so mainstream that it isn’t scary anymore,” says Bruns. “Glittering teenage vampires aren’t even intended to be scary. But, classics like Bram Stoker’s Dracula, now that was terrifying. The difference is that Stoker embraced the unknown. I hope that readers of In The House of Leviathan find my embrace of the unknown to be equally thrilling.”

Set in an Italian paper mill during the 1860s , In The House of Leviathan follows Giuseppe, a humble man working in the mill, who witnesses Old Man Grapaldi summoning the Devil. Omens from the sea threaten the village and bizarre, violent happenings at their mill threaten his family. With their church rocked by inner turmoil and so many good men succumbing to dark secrets, Giuseppe himself must overcome his fears and his physical handicap to save his beloved sister.

Throughout the pages of In The House of Leviathan, readers can expect:

A reinvigoration of the classic horror and gothic genre.

Vivid imagery transporting readers to Italy’s exotic Amalfi Coast.

A connection between our greatest fictional thrills and the exotic history of the real world.

A throwback to masterfully built tension, believable characters with rich backgrounds and plot complexity informed by real world experiences.

Adventurer B. D. Bruns has traveled to over 50 countries to gather material for his bestselling books. He’s won 19 national and international book awards, including three national Book of the Year awards. Bruns’ first fiction book, The Gothic Shift (2014) won the International Book Awards Best Short Story Collection.

He also contributes to Yahoo Travel, BBC, CNN, The Daily Beast, and The Travel Channel.

Bruns’ travel adventures span from entering the Pyramids of Giza and swimming in the Panama Canal to climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro and touring Torture Museums in Estonia.

He has attended ceremonies from the descendants of cannibals in the South Pacific and has been consulted by a ghost tour in Malta. After residing in Dracula’s hometown for several years, Bruns moved to Las Vegas with his Romanian wife, where they live with two cats, Julius and Caesar.

For more information, please visit www.bdbruns.com or connect with Bruns on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+, Goodreads, Shelfari, and LibraryThing. In The House of Leviathan is available on Amazon.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The Seen And Unseen Dimensions Of Time

By Carisia H. Switala, MTS – Harvard University Divinity School

Author of Eternity’s Secret: What the Bible & Science Have to Say About Time.

I assume most people are aware of the recent “Voice of an Angel” story reported on the news about an 18-month old girl who was found alive in an overturned car 14 hours after it crashed in a Utah river.  The four police officers who rescued the little girl said they heard a woman’s voice calling out for help.  However, the girl’s mother died in the crash and there were no other people in the car.  The officers really believe something otherworldly took place.  Perhaps this story is a good example of the temporal and eternal dimensions of time merging together allowing the mother to call for help from the unseen dimension.

After years of research, I came to the realization that time is an elusive concept.  Most individuals believe that looking at their watch and hurrying to get to work on time is the extent to which this concept is relevant.  However, in my opinion, time is so much more than a measurement of sequential events.  For many years, philosophers and scientists have been trying to explain time.  The ancient Greek philosopher, Aristotle, believed that time is the measurement of change.  Whereas Sir Isaac Newton, an influential seventeenth century English physicist and natural philosopher, believed that space was a static container and time was an absolute flow. Newton hypothesized that absolute time exists independently of any observer and moves forward at a steady pace throughout the universe.  He also thought that humans perceive ordinary time as a measurement of objects in motion like the sun.

Saint Augustine, an early Christian theologian and philosopher, believed that time was only in the mind and a human invention that cannot be applied to the universe or to God. Augustine’s view was that God existed in a timeless void. However, as the human mind evolved into a thinking machine that applies science to philosophical questions, the idea of relativity introduced the opinion that time is a physical dimension governed by physical laws. This opened up a more expansive view of the world and the universe.

I believe that the ancient idea of eternity, endless time, is a very profound and complex aspect of the subject.  What seems like the passage of time in a changing world is but an illusion in a three-dimensional space.

It is difficult for humans to visualize space. The standard human experience of space can be described in terms of three dimensions: width, depth, and height. Once the fourth dimension of time is added to the equation, parallel dimensions and universes become a clearer possibility in a space-time continuum. This advancement in thought and knowledge reveals the endless nature of time and the continuation of life, defusing the idea of a timeless void. It is a perspective that views eternity as endless time, not the absence of time as Saint Augustine suggested.

We measure the passage of time in seconds, minutes, hours, and years, but this doesn’t mean that time flows at a constant rate. Just as the water in a river rushes or slows depending on the size of the channel, time flows at different rates in different places. Einstein believed that the past, present, and future all exist simultaneously. In other words, time is relative. So relativity makes it possible, with the proper technology, such as a very fast spaceship, for one person to experience several days while another person simultaneously experiences only a few hours or minutes.

After I delved into scientific theory, I discovered that the idea of parallel universes in quantum mechanics suggests that all possible quantum events can occur in mutually exclusive histories. These alternate, or parallel, histories would form a branching tree, symbolizing all possible outcomes of any interaction. If all possibilities exist, any paradoxes could be explained by having the paradoxical events happening in different universes. This concept leads to the conclusion that time travel is possible, and a time traveler should certainly end up in a different history than the one he or she started from. Hence, relativity and ancient notions of time variation and parallel universes are very similar.

My research into philosophy, theology and science inspired me to merge scientific and religious views about time into one reality of infinite time.  The Bible contains many time-centered passages and reveals eternity to humanity.  Science is also on the verge of discovering the possibility of opening up the fourth dimension of time in order to make breakthroughs in time travel.  When these two disciplines work together, who knows what incredible insights into the seen and unseen dimensions of the universe will be revealed.  The result will most likely be humanity’s inspiration to attain absolute knowledge of the mysteries of eternity.

The new paradigm of time I discerned is endless time. It encompasses the eternal dimension of the universe that allows for infinite life. This dimension contains the unending transformations of nonstop creation. And life doesn’t have to start in the temporal world in order to be infinite because life is eternal and therefore has no starting point. The illusions of the third dimension emanate from a static view of space and time where objects exist and events take place in a linear sequence.  Perhaps one day the next brilliant scientist will be able to mathematically prove the existence of eternity.

Carisia H. Switala, MTS

To purchase the book on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/MTS-Carisia-H.-Switala/e/B00RUC6KGY

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Image Of A Spirit By Paul Williams

Does An Unusual Photographic Image Capture the Release Of The Human Soul?

In the new book, Image of a Spirit, Paul Williams shares what followed after he took a picture with a cell phone camera of the space surrounding his mother after she died.

Paul Williams has lived a full and adventure filled. Life. He graduated Harvard Phi Beta Kappa in 1965 and became an accomplished Hollywood film director, dated many beautiful women many of whom became famous in their own right. He was also a devoted son who spent the final weeks of his mom’s life with her in Manhattan. He was there with other family members when she died, on the morning of December 27, 2009.

He watched as the caring women attendants cleaned up his mom’s body and dressed her in her favorite blue shirt. He couldn’t be physical with his mother, so he kept his distance and watched the other prepare his mom for her final journey.

Having been a professional photographer, it was then, an hour and fort-five minutes after she died, that he instinctively grabbed his Blackberry smart phone and snapped a few photos looking above his mother towards the two devoted women and the beautiful, loving expressions on their respective faces as they hovered over her.
Picture Above: Left to Right: Miss P, Mom on her back, invisible-to-the-naked-eye psi figure, Melissa, me on my knees.

A few hours later, he uploaded the pictures to his Macbook laptop, and to his utter amazement, discovered a small--maybe six inches tall, blurry hominoid-like figure just above his mother’s body which had been captured by his cell pone camera.

Williams had taken tens of thousands of photographs in his life, had studied and even taught photography at Harvard.

But nothing prepared him for the image that was before him. The photos clearly showed a small utterly clear, distinct image of a person like entity. One of the women was bothered, even spooked by the images. They couldn’t shake the feeling that something was really weird.

Williams determined that there was no obvious conventional explanation for this small blurry figure. It could not be explained by stray reflections or other well-known optical mechanisms. That much was for certain.

What was in the photos? Was it a picture of his mother’s spirit?

Image of a Spirit is the story of Paul William’s experience as he sought to unravel the mystery of the images.

Williams went on a multi-year quest to determine the possible explanations for the captured images.

He shared the photos and sought advice from several Hollywood celebrities and colleagues.

He took the photos to experts for analysis and validation. He researched the possibilities and contacted with people with the highest credentials in the fields of photography, psi research, chemistry and energy science.

He met with Dean Radin, America’s leading scentist  in the field of psi phenomenon investigation. And he met with Loyd Auerbach, author of the classic ghost image referece, the 1996 ESP, Hauntings and Poltergeists.

He gave the photo to Digital Computer Photography expert Professor Hany Farid, in the Image Science Group at Dartmouth College. Dr. Farid developed with Adobe Corp. (Photoshop) the fool-proof  authenticator of digital photos – utilized by courts, the NY Times, and intelligence agencies. Farid performed the forensic evaluation and verified the authenticity of the photo.

Can a cell phone be used to prove the soul exists?

Image of a Spirit. 

What People Are Saying

I find the image captured an hour after the death, above the corpse, of the mother of Paul Williams, is a really interesting anomaly. It cries out for an explanation. What does it mean? I don't know, but I'd like to know more about it. I've never seen anything like it. This well-written story of Williams' odyssey to answer the question is lively, unexpected, and intriguing.”

ANDREW T. WEIL, M.D., Founder of the field of integrative medicine, famed author of Spontaneous Healing, 8 Weeks to Optimum Health, Healthy Aging and many others

I have never seen such a photograph before—a ”ghost” image that, one, was not amorphous and cloudlike and, two, was comparable to an actual person in continuous time and space—much less one a few inches away and dead less than two hours. I do not know of anyone taking a picture of a specific loved one, so soon after death.

DEAN I. RADIN, PhD, Senior Scientist of the Institute of Noetic Studies, author of The Conscious Universe: The Scientific Truth of Psychic Phenomena, Entangled Minds: Extrasensory Experiences in a Quantum Reality and others.

There are no extant photos captured in the same time and place as the deceased, nor are any so clear, taken in the modern era of photography.

LOYD AUERBACH, Author of ESP, Hauntings, and Poltergeists: A Parapsychologist's Handbook, A Paranormal Casebook: Ghost Hunting in the New Millennium and others

I confirm that the photo shows no signs of manipulation or alteration. In summary, except for the importing of the photo into iPhoto, I confirm that the image IMG00191.jpg is authentic.

HANY FARID, PhD, Professor, Department of Computer Science at Dartmouth College, Inventor, in partnership with Adobe Corp. (makers of Photoshop) of the fool-proof forensic analysis system of digital photos.

The picture–-and everything that followed-- more than justified Paul Williams writing this extraordinary book, and you and me reading this book carefully.

From the Foreword: 

“You are about to read a one-of-a-kind and likely history-making book.  I only have one concern about this book.  The book is so interesting, Williams’ life is so extraordinary (and eccentric), the author is so colorful and such a superb storyteller, that the scientific and spiritual significance of his apparent afterlife communication account may become overshadowed by his life.

“Of course, this makes for fun reading, and I personally enjoyed the book immensely.  However, the primary reason I decided to write this Foreword was to make sure that you, the reader, recognize the potential profundity of what Williams has discovered, and what it might mean for science as well as our personal lives.”

GARY E. SCHWARTZ, PhD - Professor of Psychology, Medicine, Neurology, Psychiatry, and Surgery, and Director of the Laboratory for Post-Materialist Science and Spirituality, at the University of Arizona; author of The Afterlife Experiments, The G.O.D. Experiment, The Energy Healing Experiments, and The Sacred Promise Paul Williams.

Also, since the reproductions in the "print-on-demand" Amazon version of the book had such poor quality reproductions, we are only offering the kindle version--no trade soft cover-- (I hope to get a quality publisher soon for a print edition for sale)…

Kindle edition $9.99  (http://www.amazon.com/Image-Spirit-Paul-Williams-ebook/dp/B00SZ4JI3S)
ISBN:  978-1-941768-39-6  Print Edition
ISBN:  978-1-941768-18-1  e-book
Published by Waterside Press

The first clear image of the human spirit was photographed accidentally, after the death of Paul Williams mother. This is the story of the taking and the subsequent authenticating and evaluating of the photograph by leading world experts.

This book is Williams odyssey of identifying, assessing and understanding a psi photo which clearly shows the image of a “spirit” or “ghost”, present at the same time and in the same place of the corpse.
The book is a narrative documentary which includes the results of interviews and evaluations with numerous researchers and experts along with interactions with many great and highly renowned individuals among them, the medium Sandra O’Hara, Pope John Paul II, Robert M. Gates, Erik H. Erikson, Huey P. Newton, Mescalito, the current Dali Lama’s teacher, H.H. Dilgo Khyntse Rinpoche, Oscar Ichazo, Fidel Castro, Francis Coppola  and Andrew T. Weil, M.D.

About the Author:

Sponsored by The National Science Foundation, Paul Williams wrote an undergraduate summa cum laude thesis on non-verbal communication, later published by Focal Press in 1970, in Messages of the Body.

He was a film director/producer/co-producer from 1965 to 2002 with credits to films including  1966; “Out of It” United Artists, Berlin Film Festival (Director/Writer) 1967; “The Revolutionary” U.A., Sorrento Film Fest (Dir.) , stars Robt Duval, Jon Voight 1969; “Dealing or the Berkley-to-Boston Forty-Brick Lost-Bag Blues” (Dir) Warner Bros., based on book by Michael Crighton, stars Barbara Hershey, John Lithgow (also PW Screen Writer) 1971; “Badlands” Sissy Spacek & Martin Sheen, directed by T Malick 1972; “Phantom of the Paradise”, directed by BrianDePalma; “Nunzio,” (Dir) Universal, Toronto Film Festival 1975; “Miss Right” Sony (Dir), stars Virna Lisi, Karen Black, Marie-France Pisier, Margot Kidder, et al 1980;  “The November Men” (Dir) 1994;  “Mirage” Universal(Dir), stars Edward James Olmos, Sean Young (Wms., also Actor); 1996; “The Best Ever” (Dir)  a reality film of the Tantra teaching of Charles & Caroline Muir, 2002; Producer, “Cats: The Movie” Vivendi-Universal, directed by Susan Emerson.   Jeremy Piven and Michelle Rodriguez are among the voice actors, on screen nothing but cats, 2002. Researched as Producer/Director “And the Walls Came Tumbling Down…” in Poland and Italy, with Academy Award-winning writer John Briley (“Gandhi”).  A major production about the conflict between Pope John Paul II and the Eastern European empire of the Soviet Union, the film was suspended on direct orders from the Vatican.  Williams research included sessions with ex-CIA Chief, Robert Gates, ex-NSA head, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Lech Walesa, various ex-Communist ministers and the highest prelates of the Catholic Church 2003-2004.

He was admitted into Motion Picture Academy of Arts & Sciences, Directors’ Branch in 1972.

He was politically active and was friends with Eldridge Cleaver and Huey P. Newton, Visited Cuba with FF Coppola, Terrence Malik, et al; met with Fidel Castro, guarded him in 3-on-3 basketball games one morning in 1974.

He was married to Elizabeth Rosenwald (1967 to 1971). Later romances with Margot Kidder, Deborah Salt, had a child with Barbara Clarke Lilly (1974), Carrie Snodgress, Karen Black, et. al.

He lives in Malibu, California, and in Barra de Guaratiba, Rio de Janeiro.

Full bio on IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0931435/

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Ascension On CBC-TV

Premieres Monday February 9, 2015 on CBC-TV. at 9:00 p.m. 

Also you can check out more at the CBC-TV website at:
and http://www.cbc.ca/ascension/

Viewers will be transported to 1963 to watch the drama unfold as the U.S. government launches a covert space mission sending hundreds of men, women and children on a century-long voyage aboard the starship Ascension to populate a new world.

Nearly 50 years into the journey, as they approach the point of no return, the mysterious murder of a young woman causes the ship's population to question the true nature of their mission.

Brian Van Holt (Cougar Town, The Bridge) will star as the ship's heroic captain, William Denninger, opposite Tricia Helfer (Battlestar Galatica, The Firm), who will play the role of his wife.

In addition to Helfer, the cast features a number of Canadian actors including Jacqueline Byers (90 Days, Scared Stiff) and Andrea Roth (Rescue Me, Ringer). Wendy Crewson (Revenge, Saving Hope), Ryan Robbins (Sanctuary, Apollo 18) and John Ralston (Bomb Girls, Life with Derek) are currently set to guest star.

Other lead cast members include Brandon P. Bell (Hollywood Heights, Mission Impossible III) and Tiffany Lonsdale (G.I Jane: Retaliation), who will also star alongside Van Holt and Helfer.

Friday, January 30, 2015

The Reluctant Psychic: A Memoir by Suzan Saxman

by Suzan Saxman, Perdita Finn

3.7 of 5 stars 3.70  ·   rating details  ·  20 ratings  ·  13 reviews

We all, as children, saw imaginary friends and heard monsters in the closet. But for Suzan Saxman, those friends and monsters didn’t go away—and they weren’t imaginary.

They were the dead who came to her from the time she was a little girl with urgent messages for the living. Raised in a house filled with secrets, she saw and spoke the truth as soon as she could talk, alarming the nuns in her convent school with her revelations and terrifying her own mother with her strange visions.

Each night she woke to see a man with no eyes watching her, and each day she kept watch by the window while her father was at work and Steve, her real father, a swarthy drifter, rendezvoused with her mother.

It was the 1960s in suburban Staten Island and she tried to hide it all, and be a daughter her mother could love.

Always skeptical of her tremendous gift, she struggled to come to terms with her calling even as she revealed the destinies of everyone, from housewives to hit men, stockbrokers to rock-and-rollers.

She could witness everyone’s future—everyone’s but her own. Why was she visited by angels and demons? Could she ever escape this strange fate? Where was her own soul mate?

Now Suzan tells the story of her journey and tries to make sense of her family’s buried secrets.

Through powerful readings of others’ destinies interwoven with compelling narrative, a reluctant psychic emerges from the shadows.

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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Bigfoot Keeps Showing Up On A Ladies Property In East Texas (Brian Vike Interviews Elaine - Audio Interview/Written Report)

From Brian Vike's UFO Files.

I've had a few strange encounters since we moved back to East Texas, not with UFOs, but with Bigfoot. He was here when we moved in the house I bought.

It's located between two forests and a gravel pit near by. A lot of weird things were happening, noises, bumps, tin beating on barn, etc. Then one night my son and I heard a noise I can't explain, we jumped up, got the big flash light, and along with the dog we ran out back, it was about 1:30 a.m. My son shinned the light above the tall grass. This was September 17, 2007.

We didn't see anything so Sierra and the German Shepherd walked around to the front where his truck was parked. I stayed in the back alone, leaning up against my Ford Ranger looking toward the north.

At about that time, I could see something light in color rising up out of the tall grass behind a dead tree limb lying on the ground about 10 feet from me.

This thing rose up, up, up and kept rising. I began talking to myself and rubbing my eyes. The creature must have been over 8 feet tall and maybe 3 feet wide. It really surprised me.

I know it was a Bigfoot, but the whitish color threw me off. He stood there about 7 or 8 seconds looking at me. I couldn't say a word, I was so scared. Then he turned and ran away in a northerly direction.

The horses in the pasture started acting up and the dogs at the neighbors began barking. I tried to feed him, and I bought a security camera, but I've never gotten any pictures.

I covered some of the windows in the living room and one night I heard him growl after I covered the window.

By the paths around the grass and bushes, I think he was looking in the window at me. My son heard him growl outside the bedroom window and I heard him growl outside the bathroom window.

Last week, the dog outside barked and ran scared, I got the flash light and shinned it across the street in front of the house. I saw his eyeballs looking at me for a few seconds then he slowly lowered himself behind the large round bales of hay.

I also know where he lives, I hiked into the woods and say several piles of human like feces, with persimmon seeds and animal hair resembling my gray cat that mysteriously disappeared.

You know Brian, you may not believe me, but it's kind of strange having a creature wandering around your place every night.

Hope all is well. Sincerely.

Thank you to the eyewitness to this ongoing sighting of the creature.

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