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“Living Behind the Beauty Shop,” by Hal Manogue. An inspiring metaphysical novel aboutDown’s Syndrome

Hal Manogue is a long-time blogging buddy. We met in Nashville when I laid down the tracks for my audio book “Sightlines: A Family Love Story in Poetry and Music.” His new book”Living Behind the Beauty Shop” has been embraced by the Down syndrome community and homeless advocate groups. I’m happy to be part of […]

Riehlife Poem-of-the-Day: “Diversity,” by Hal Manogue

I’d known Hal Manogue for years as a blogging buddy. Hal became a flesh-and-blood friend when I went to Nashville first to record my audio book “Sightlines: A Family Love Story in Poetry and Music,” and later to celebrate its release. With typical generosity Hal read the preface to the project. Hal is a poet, […]

“Just Call Them Me” contemplation by Hal Manogue

The ides that our sense of self, which we usually assume to be relatively stable and enduring, is actually constructed anew each moment out of a ceaseless flux of thoughts images and sensations may be an interesting concept when we read about it, but when seen directly in meditation it becomes undeniably clear, and by […]

“The Energy of Life” :Contemplation by Hal Manogue

And now…something a little different. Here’s a contemplation from the connective mind of my blogging buddy and friend Hal Manogue who writes both poems and essays. His books include: Short Sleeves Insights Short Sleeves Spirit Songs Short Sleeves A Book for Friends (2007 & 2008 collections) Check out his website and his blog. –JGR Janet […]

Nashville Launch Dinner at Sportsman Bar and Grille for audiobook “Sightlines: A Family Love Story in Poetry and Music”

The last step in producing an audio book is to celebrate! That’s what my Nashville Production team did with me at the Sportsman Bar and Grille this week. It looks like a theme park version of those grand old WPA (Works Progress Administration) lodges in the great parks like Yellowstone and Yosemite. The food was […]

Riehlife Poetry Treasuretrove of the Day: PBS Fooling with Words

Wow! Go over the Bill Moyers Journal for links to poetry videos and transcripts of your favorite poets. Hey, Hal Manogue! Here’s a video of Coleman Barks reciting Rumi that will set you up for several days!

Hal Manogue’s designed to bloom in love—expanding the Regenerative Living Design Dialogue from our Riehl-Tweit Blog Duet

A.C.E. Hal Manogue’s TM (Aware Connected Energy) For those Riehlife and Community of the Land (Susan Tweit’s blog) readers who’ve been intrigued by our Blog Duet on the theme of Regenerative Design/Living, hop on over to Hal Manogue’s “Living a Non-Ordinary Life in a Non Ordinary Way” for a thoughtful essay that expands this dialogue.

“Getting to Know You” blogging Meme…ta-da-ta-da…”Getting to know what to say…”

Sing along, now, everybody, all together: “Getting to know you, Getting to feel free and easy When I am with you, Getting to know what to say” That’s the essence of the “Getting to Know You” blogging meme which Isabella Mori of Change Therapy has just tagged me to participate in. Poinsetta, December-child’s flower DECEMBER […]

Writers in the Sky February Newsletter presents Riehl’s poem “Window Frame” from “Sightlines: A Poet’s Diary”

Yvonne Perry of Writers in the Sky Creative Writing Services asked me to send her a poem for her February newsletter. Click here to read the entire newsletter. I sent an excerpt from WINDOW FRAME originally published in “Sightlines: A Poet’s Diary” and dedicated to my mother Ruth Evelyn Johnston Thompson (January 4, 1916-May 1, […]

Riehlife Back of the Envelope Book Marketing Plan for “Pen to Print” Panel at SCN National Memoir Conference, Austin, Texas

In 2006 I published my book “Sightlines: A Poet’s Diary”with iUniverse. While my first-line audience was friends and family, I quickly found there were second-third-and-fourth-line audiences rippling out there who were interested in my book, my topic, and by extension, in me and what I thought and had to say. I marketed “Sightlines” by every […]