1. Our Salt-Making Process | J.Q. Dickinson Salt-Works

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    from Stephen Stonestreet Added 1,782 2 0

    To be a salt-maker, you have to step back into humility and realize what is really making the salt: Mother Nature. The producers of this salt, Nancy Bruns and Lewis Payne, are living this humility out well, simply being vessels of the creation process, supporting the earth and creating spaces for Mother Nature to do its work. Read more about the salt making process here: http://www.jqdsalt.com/our-process/ J.Q. Dickinson Salt-Works would like to invite you to partake in what they call, "Mother Nature's Product." Visit their online shop and buy some of this magical salt for yourself and share it around: http://shop.jqdsalt.com Follow @JQDsalt | www.jqdsalt.com | #JQDsalt Created by Stonestreet Creative | www.stonestreetcreative.com Producer, Director, Writer, DP - Stephen Stonestreet Assistants: Taylor Napier & Brittany Erskine Music licensed on The Music Bed - www.themusicbed.com Song | "Rest (Selah)" by Wilhelm ©2014 Stonestreet Creative. All Rights Reserved.

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    • The Good Stewards | J.Q. Dickinson Salt-Works

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      "The Good Stewards" fits the founders of J.Q. Dickinson Salt-Works well. They rarely use these words to describe themselves though. But their goal in every aspect of their work is to be just that - good stewards of their land, their lives and their salt. It is evident in every detail of their company. They produce an all-natural salt gleaned from an ancient ocean trapped deep below the Appalachian mountains. They call their salt "Mother Nature's product" because they only use the brine, the sun and gentle mountain breezes to produce their all-natural salt. The brine is free of contaminants and heavy metals that may be found in other oceans, and produces a salt that is mineral rich and full of flavor. Created by Stonestreet Creative | www.stonestreetcreative.com Producer, Director, Writer, & DP - Stephen Stonestreet Co-Writer - Brittany Erskine Assistants: Taylor Napier & Brittany Erskine Music licensed on The Music Bed - www.themusicbed.com Song | "Open Fields" by A. Taylor ©2014 Stonestreet Creative. All Rights Reserved.

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      • Heritage Is Our Guide | J.Q. Dickinson Salt-Works

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        from Stephen Stonestreet Added 458 1 0

        Stonestreet Creative had the honor of working with J.Q. Dickinson Salt-Works, a company who draws brine (ocean water) from an ancient ocean trapped deep below the Appalachian mountains to make their salt. Using only the brine, the sun and the gentle mountain breezes, two 7th generation siblings, Nancy Bruns and Lewis Payne, are continuing their family's 200 year old tradition of hand-harvesting this all-natural salt, in celebration of their American heritage. This piece highlights the basics of #JQDsalt's history. To learn the full history, go here: www.jqdsalt.com/timeline Taste & See #JQDsalt - www.jqdsalt.com Created by Stonestreet Creative / www.stonestreetcreative.com Producer, Director, Writer & DP - Stephen Stonestreet Co-Writer - Brittany Erskine Assistants: Taylor Napier & Brittany Erskine Music by Composer, Jacob Yates (IdleEarth) www.stonestreetcreative.com salt, salt works, brine appalachia, JQDsalt, Dickinson, West Virginia, WV, history, 7th generation, ancient, ocean, sea, natural, organic, heritage, family, generations, ancestors

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        • This is no Secret

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          Psalm 78

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          • Ancestral Meditation

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            Autumnal Equinox Meditation on clearing and healing ancestral history

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            • A NEW BEGINNING: August, 2014, "Resurrecting Love," Documentary Film in Progress,

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              Friends & Donors, in revising our early cuts of Resurrecting Love, I had the good fortune to be introduced to two highly experienced film professionals, Paul Dixon and Lillian Benson. They have agreed to collaborate with me to finish “Resurrecting Love”. In an extensive career as a film editor, Paul has received four Emmy nominations and the American Cinema Editors Eddie Award twice. His television credits include “Hill Street Blues”, “L.A. Law” and the Emmy-winning “Door To Door”. Some of his feature credits include "Angels in the Outfield" and "Mallrats." Film editor, Lillian Benson has edited some of the most prestigious documentaries on television, including the acclaimed civil rights series “Eyes On the Prize II” for which she was nominated for an Emmy. She's contributed to films that have garnered four Peabody Awards, five Emmy nominations, and numerous other honors. Lillian is the first African-American female member of American Cinema Editors. Paul is directing the re-edit of the film with Lillian as editor. Love could hardly be in better hands. Ben Galland, my initial director/cinematographer and co-writer, has gone on to focus on his own film career. Non-profit documentaries are hard on families and he has a wife and children. I'm grateful for the work he did to help get me this far. Sharing the vision of "Resurrecting Love" with my filmmaker son has been an extraordinary experience, but ultimately it's the story itself that calls the shots and call was for change. Paul Dixon and Lillian Benson are taking our footage to an exciting new level. Take a look! We've added music, narration, archival footage, and title cards -- all temporary -- while we finish the rest of this new cut. Ben and I got the film to 73 minutes, beginning, middle, and end, all the while knowing it had to be cut to 55 minutes. Finding the right people to work with is difficult. Paul and Lillian are both masters and the process of finding them has redeemed the challenge of making a non-profit, indy doc. I'm honored that they're willing to collaborate with me on Love. This documentary tells a story of how one small community is working to heal our fractured racial history with one another through celebration, the arts, and education. Stories, shared first-hand experience, spirit, and song light a way to transform the difficulties of our 21st century.

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              • Three-Minute Excerpt from New Opening, "Resurrecting Love" by China Galland

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                Friends & Donors, in revising our early cuts of Resurrecting Love, I had the good fortune to be introduced to two highly experienced film professionals, Paul Dixon and Lillian Benson. They have agreed to collaborate with me on “Resurrecting Love”. In an extensive career as a film editor, Paul has received four Emmy nominations and the American Cinema Editors Eddie Award twice. His television credits include “Hill Street Blues”, “L.A. Law” and the Emmy-winning “Door To Door”. Some of his feature credits include "Angels in the Outfield" and "Mallrats." Film editor, Lillian Benson has edited some of the most prestigious documentaries on television, including the acclaimed civil rights series “Eyes On the Prize II” for which she was nominated for an Emmy. She's contributed to films that have garnered four Peabody Awards, five Emmy nominations, and numerous other honors. Lillian is the first African-American female member of American Cinema Editors. Paul is directing the re-edit of the film with Lillian as editor. Love could hardly be in better hands. Ben Galland, my initial director/cinematographer and co-writer, has gone on to focus on his own film career. Non-profit documentaries are hard on families and he has a wife and children. I'm grateful for the work he did to help get me this far. Sharing the vision of "Resurrecting Love" with my filmmaker son has been an extraordinary experience, but ultimately it's the story itself that calls the shots and the call was for change. Paul Dixon and Lillian Benson are taking our footage to an exciting new level. Take a look! We've added music, narration, archival footage, and title cards -- all temporary -- while we finish the rest of this new cut. Ben and I got the film to 73 minutes, beginning, middle, and end, all the while knowing it had to be cut to 55 minutes. Finding the right people to work with is difficult. Paul and Lillian are both masters and the process of finding them has redeemed the challenge of making a non-profit, indy doc. I'm honored that they're willing to collaborate with me on Love. This documentary tells a story of how one small community is working to heal our fractured racial history with one another through celebration, the arts, and education. Stories, shared first-hand experience, spirit, and song light a way to transform the difficulties of our 21st century. Most importantly, we've created a replicable model for working on transforming conflict by enlarging and building a larger sense of community. Love Cemetery is consecrated ground, the home of our ancestors, black, red, chances are white too, and brown -- this part of Texas was also once Spain, France, Mexico, and the Republic of Texas, a foreign country in its own right. Today, surrounded by private corporations -- a wealthy timber corporation with its mono-crop pine "plantations" and a high-end private hunting preserve, Love remains part of the sacred landscape that calls us to find new ways to acknowledge, be guided by, and transformed by our history. The racism that unravels communities throughout the U.S. can hardly be addressed until and unless we tell the truth about founding the "land of the free, with liberty and justice for all" on the backs of enslaved people on stolen First Nations land. Resurrecting Love gives us a replicable model of how we can respectfully join in healing our communities throughout the United States. There are burial sites like Love Cemetery throughout the U.S., from Broadway in downtown Manhattan, running under Wall Street -- The African Burial Ground National Monument -- to 250 black cemeteries a Ph.D. candidate has found in Missouri, to New England, all up and down the Eastern seaboard, not only the South, burial grounds extend West, into New Mexico, California, even Oregon. Love Cemetery is NOT an isolated phenomena, only the perhaps the one that can show us the extraordinary educational and civic opportunities such a burial ground can afford the larger, surrounding community. The wealth of this country is now known and documented to have come from stealing and enslaving Africans and dragging them here in chains. It's a history many of us would prefer to never learn, to keep buried, to build over, or to destroy like Hitler attempted in his ruthless destruction of Jewish cemeteries during World War II. Yet today even in Poland, non-Jewish Poles and Jews are working together to restore Jewish cemeteries and reclaim the history that Hitler ordered buried. In our country, one of the most harmful unprosecuted crimes may be the theft of African American land, especially farmland, after Reconstruction from the 1870's &1880's up until the Civil Rights movement of the 1960's. Unacknowledged "land-taking" continues to this day. Love Cemetery may be surrounded by land that belonged to Della Love's father, Wilson Love, a free black man, born to a white plantation-owning father and a woman he enslaved.

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                • 'We Stand Strong' Official Music Video

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                  Blessings in Love Worldwide Family! It is an HONOR to share my first music video with you!!! This song, 'We Stand Strong,' came through me during a writing session with my good friend, the amazingly talented Mike Corey. This song was inspired by a conflict that was happening at that time between Israel and Palestine. Check it out, share it and spread the peace forward vibrations! I desire for this song and video to be an inspiration to YOU to trust and know that World Peace IS possible in our lifetime. Big UP the refugees, all those affected on any level by war/violence, and ALL who are taking a stand for peace. This video is Livicated to: Our Ancestors, The Elders All of the lives lost & affected by war & violence And all Prisoners of War Those living in war Those taking a stand for Peace and Justice on the daily And for all Refugees Worldwide!!! Big up River Nile Media in Buffalo, NY for putting together this powerful video! Highly BLESS!! Your Sistar, Laura Aiisha LauraAiisha.com LauraAiisha.com/LAH-Musique LYRICS: Displaced peoples forced to be on the run from their homeland, which has been taken from them Their reality shattered like glass No where for them to lay their heads They say where a see is planted Is where the seed shall grow But tell me how can you plant your roots When you have no home of your own Bombs and destruction So much been lost They’re living in fear So tell me where to you, Tell me where do you go from here? But we stand tall and We stand strong We’ll carry on The big bullies come storming in To take what they believe is theirs While the whole world tunes in to watch From the safety of their living room chairs (or: while they sit in their living room chairs) Won’t stop at nothing Pushing through Don’t care who stands in the way They come with tanks and bombs & Grenades Sending peace on to its grave Bombs and destruction So much been lost They’re living in fear So tell me where to you, Tell me where do you go from here? But we stand tall and We stand strong We’ll carry on Building walls in deceit The fear runs so deep Take the weak from their sleep Guns to their heads in the street Placed in prisons with no names Where loved ones will never be found again Heathens come in many disguises Seeking power in a costly game And the source of their hatred is a deep wound filled with pain As time goes on, truth will be revealed And the underdog rises above For JAH know who the righteous One heart One Soul One blood Bombs and destruction So much been lost They’re living in fear So tell me where to you, Tell me where do you go from here? But we stand tall and We stand strong We’ll carry on Come on come on say.. We stand tall and We stand strong We’ll carry on I wanna hear you sing with me now We stand tall and We stand strong We’ll carry on Come on join me we’re in unity I say We standing tall together now We standing up together now We are peace We are peace We all want peace right now I say Peace and Love Peace and Love for ALL beings everywhere We claim We see it We feel it We know it’s possible in our Lifetime Peace RIGHT NOW Peace in the hearts of ALL beings everywhere Especially the perpetrators Especially those who dream of violence Especially those who think that there isn’t enough to go around I say peace.. more peace more love and peace In the hearts of all beings We’ll see it in this lifetime Trust & Know

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                  • rice balls for the crows

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                    from Rita Langer Added 74 1 0

                    In everyone’s astrological chart there is a dangerous period of nineteen years when the planetary deity Senasuru (Saturn or Śani in India) rules. In Indian mythology his vehicle (vahana) is the crow and by feeding crows on Senasurada (Senasuru’s day) the worst of the bad luck can be averted. In India crows are also associated with ancestors and the rice balls are reminiscent of the Hindu offerings of pinda to the ancestors. The video is part of a set of documentaries which look at the cosmology that emerges from the kitchens of Sri Lanka. The project was in part funded by the Leverhulme Trust.

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                    • 'Clan Kenny'

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                      from George Willoughby Added 376 1 0

                      Some 27 close-knit members of the 'Kenny Clan,' led by George Kenny and his wife Sandy, visited Thurles for some six days last week; all part of their summer vacation and ongoing research into their roots. Gathered from all over the USA, the 'Clan Kenny' group choose the historic Lisheen Castle, near Thurles, Co Tipperary as the location for their base and recent sojourn. George and Sandy Kenny, through their own research, have discovered that their Kenny ancestors first arrived in America, possibly sometime in 1846 during the great Irish famine (1845-1849) period. However while records of their arrival in New York are recorded, to date little is known about from whence they originally hailed here in Ireland. To this end if anyone has any information on known Kenny immigrants in or around that period in Irish history, perhaps you could contact us here on Thurles.Info and we can arrange to connect you with the US Kenny Clan. For Further Info Visit http://www.thurles.info/2014/08/10/clan-kenny-visit-thurles-in-co-tipperary/ We look forward and welcome their promised return trip to Ireland in the not too distant future.

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