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NHNE’s New Gateway Website

NewHeavenNewEarth (NHNE) has been online now for over 18 years. As one of the first spiritually-oriented organizations to appear on the internet, NHNE has covered a lot of ground. It has also evolved through many different websites and social networks as it has tried to keep up with the fast-paced, ever-changing online environment. In order to keep track of our many projects, I just finished creating a gateway website for NHNE that showcases some of our most important online projects and properties. Come take a look…

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Updated Sunfellow Productions Facebook Header

Just finished updating the header on my Sunfellow Productions Facebook page with a photo of my oldest daughter. (Note to self: be sure and rotate this image with photos of my two youngest daughters or there could be trouble.)

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By now you have no doubt heard of Google+. Is it “the next big thing” many net watchers are saying it is? Is it really going to give Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn a run for their money?

I’m betting it is — and I’m putting my money where my mouth is by establishing a base camp on Google+ that I expect will eventually replace many of the other networks I am currently located on. Why? Aaron Saenz, a Senior Editor for The Singularity Hub, speaks for me when he writes:

“My personal journey in social media has me re-evaluating what all of us are doing on these networks anyway. Why are we here? I think the answer is: for every possible reason you can imagine. Business, pleasure, reading, writing, finding new friends, looking at photos…I mean it’s really about having an entire digital life inside an ever evolving digital ecosystem. Like any organism, I think social media needs to adapt or die. Google+ is doing that. It’s making itself as flexible as it can, as controllable as it can, and as easy as it can. My social network was compartmentalized, and Google+ lets me put all those compartments in one place. When I want to share with friends, I use my friends circle on Google+ (good-bye Facebook). When I want to network with business associates, I do that through a different circle (good-bye LinkedIn). When I want to share information openly with people who follow me, I just make my posts public (good-bye Twitter). I’m slowly migrating photos (good-bye Flickr and Facebook), and all my videos are ready to view when I want them (good to see YouTube’s only a click away)…”

Will I see you there?

Here’s where you can find me:

When you get there, be sure to visit my About Page. I just finished adding a few of my favorite quotes and gobs of great links.

I’ve also created a special page on NHNE Pulse for folks who want to learn more about Google+. Called The Google+ Project, this page is full of Google+ articles, videos, tutorials, cheat sheets, cartoons, browser plugins, and more. If you’re someone who wants to learn why so many people are excited about this new network — or, more to the point, learn how to use it — this page is a gold mine. Come check it out…

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Sedona Bridal Fair Website Launched!

After many weeks of behind-the-scenes work, the Sedona Bridal Fair Website was launched today! It showcases photos from several SWPA photographers, includes banner ad spaces for website sponsors, and is integrated with the Sedona Wedding Professionals Association WordPress blog, Facebook and Twitter feeds, and Bridal Fair Mailing List. While I was responsible for creating the website, contributing photos, and helping integrate many of the core features, many other SWPA members contributed to the effort, including Donna Joy (who runs SWPA’s Facebook and Twitter feeds and manages the Bridal Fair registrations and mailing list), Jill Kyriakopulos (who runs the Bridal Fair blog), Susan Perry (who kept an eye on a host of details, including editorial content), and the Bridal Fair Committee, who designed the logo and has been busily orchestrating all the other details of the February 26th show. Come take a look…

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Near-Death Resources, Websites, Networks

Those of you who have been following my work know that I have been getting increasingly involved in studying, reporting on, and creating online resources to support the serious exploration of near-death experiences and related phenomena. Here’s a quick list of the resources, networks, and websites I have created to date:

NHNE’s NDE Resource Center & Social Network
• NHNE Near-Death Experiences Resource Page
NHNE NDE on Facebook
NHNE NDE on Twitter
IANDS Group Leaders Network
NHNE Near-Death Bookstore
Sedona IANDS
San Diego IANDS
South Bay IANDS
Beverly Brodsky

A list of outstanding primers and recommended books are listed in the left-hand column of NHNE’s NDE Network. NHNE’s NDE Network also contains an outstanding collection of videos, most of them first-person testimonials. A list of local groups that are gathering to study near-death experiences (and related phenomena) are listed in the left-hand column of the IANDS Group Leaders Network. Finally, all the websites I have been creating for small groups associated with IANDS (the International Association for Near-Death Studies), including Sedona IANDS, contain a quick list of outstanding resources listed under the “Resources” menu.

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The Sedona Community Gardens Network

I launched the Sedona Community Gardens Network in April of 2008. Nine months later, I finally got around to announcing it, inviting people to join, and starting to add content. The network, which was created for “people living in Sedona and our sister communities who are interested in organic gardens, permaculture, sustainability, and community” now has 153 members, 72 great videos, and photos and links to many like-minded people in the Verde Valley.

A few days ago, our Ning-based social network was joined by a sister network on Facebook. While our Ning network provides a place where people can get to know one another, post videos, photos, and music, and engage in discussions, our Facebook network is mostly for getting information out quickly to interested people.

If you live in Sedona or one of our sister communities, you can join our Ning network; you can join our Facebook network no matter where you live! Come take a look…

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IANDS Group Leaders Network

If you’ve been following my work closely, you probably noticed that I am getting increasingly involved in all facets of the near-death experience movement. First I created the NHNE Near-Death Resource Center & Social Network (which currently has 63 members). After that, I created a network on Facebook and Twitter, which I use primarily as news feeds. Next came a network to support IANDS Group Leaders, who are the people on the front lines, hosting groups in their local communities. While only IANDS-affiliated group leaders are able to join this network, the home page is public and offers some great resources to the general public, including a side bar that lists IANDS Groups around the U.S.. Come check it out!

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