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Mount Albert, Ontario – While journalism adheres to strict rules for how the specific facts of a story are recorded and reported, fiction is a landscape where, in some ways, there are no rules except to make the story seem real. Still, writing a fictional novel requires the same discipline, curiosity and attention to detail as the best investigative journalism.
Bonnie Toews is an author, journalist and the founder of Whistler House Publishing. This month marks the release of the second novel in Toews’s Trilogy of Treason series, Covert Denial, inspired by her experiences as a journalist covering Rwanda’s humanitarian relief effort in 1994.
“I found the only way I could publicize what went on was to tell it through fiction,” says Toews. “More often than not, people believe fiction more than they believe the truth.”
While reporting in Rwanda, Toews discovered she and servicemen had been prescribed an antimalarial drug known as Mefloquine that for some people causes severe adverse reactions. The drug made them more combative and aggressive by entering the neural network and attacking the frontal brain and adrenal gland. Some have even theorized the recent massacre at Fort Hood could be linked to this drug and the U.S. surgeon general has since banned the drug, particularly for Special Forces troops on the ground.
“The Canadian peacekeepers were very mum at first, but after I was able to earn their trust, I didn’t even have to ask questions,” says Toews. “But back home, no one was interested in what was happening to them.”
In addition to her work as a novelist, Toews is an advocate for better care and treatment of Canada’s veterans at http://homecomingvets.wordpress.com.
Continuing the series on Energy Healing, this episode will offer a more in depth look at Pranic Healing. What it is. How we learn it. How it helps healing. The levels of pranic healing. The use of crystals and color.
Featured Guest: Greg Toews
Greg Toews is a direct student of Master Choa Kok Sui, modern founder of Pranic Healing & Arhatic Yoga. Greg has been a full-time healer for over 19 years, & is an Arhatic Yogi & Certfied Pranic Healing Instructor.
Greg has a strong foundation in Energy Medicine, Esoteric Psychotherapy, Archetypal Patterns, Medical Aroma-therapy, Physical Manipulations, and Ceremonial Healings.
9/9- Fantasy Hockey Draft Prep, Top 20 Position Rankings-Centers
NHLBreakdown hosted by Scott Levy, w/George Kurtz of RotoExperts.com covering all the on & off ice action of the NHL
Our Fantasy Reports, including the IR, Goalie & Waiver Wire reports, will help keep you fantasy team a constant threat!
Shows twice a week: Mondays @ 5 pm/Fridays @ 2pm (September thru May)
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Better life and better relaitohships through Pranic Healing. We tired something new and failed! The sound has a terrible echo in it.... sorry
FIRST AND FORMOST: THIS WEEK'S EPISODE MOVES TO IT'S NEW TIME SLOT OF 2 PM EST (1 PM CST)!!! THIS WILL BE A PERMANENT CHANGE FOR THE FORSEEABLE FUTURE
This week I'll wrap up the beginning of the NBA offseason following Thursday night's NBA Draft. I'll mostly address the rumors surrounding a few highly coveted players including Carmelo Anthony and one LeBron James. Will there be a Decision 2.0?
I'll take an in-depth look at the Chicago Bulls and address what they must do going forward to make a serious run for the Eastern Conference and NBA title in 2015. Don't worry, fellow ATLiens. I will also talk Hawks basketball and maybe I will talk about Melo perhaps lighting up the Highlight Factory alongside LeBron James.
I'll break down all of the rumors, picks, trades, etc. surrounding the NHL and the Chicago Blackhawks. Since the show will be taking place during the second day of the NHL Draft, I am not too sure what I may be talking about. Will Ryan Kesler be a 'Hawk? Has the Patrick Sharp Era ended? Did the 'Hawks actually get a second-line center? We'll see!
The Stanley Cup Final is upon us as the New York Rangers and Los Angeles Kings are prepared for a two-week head-to-head deal with nothing at stake except the greatest trophy in the history of sports. Adam and Brian talk about what makes this year's matchup so intriguing (or maybe the opposite in Brian's case...he's a Devils fan) as well as why the Chicago Blackhawks and Montreal Canadiens were not able to advance. Who will take home Lord Stanley's Cup in 2014? New York or Los Angeles? Find out on an all-new Top Shelf Hockey!
As the Chicago Tribune headline read after The Great Chicago Fire, Cheer Up. In the days and years following the fire, Chicago was destined to #RiseAgain. Though our Blackhawks have fallen, please know that they will rise again. Remember, this is still a dynasty in the making. Much like the Burnham Plan helped Chicago rise again after that dry October night in 1871, the Blackhawks have a plan in place to make this dynasty a reality. Sullivan, Adler, Burnham & Root were names that helped the "Windy City" turn around at the turn of the century. Kane, Toews, Quenville, Bowman, Rocky and McDonough are here to help the Blackhawks rise again. Cheer Up, Chicago.
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Al Larcher and Clark Lorensen, of Chicago comedy group ComedyAccident, talk sports every Wednseday at 7:00pm CST Listen live or catch the podcast!
Adam Rickert and Brian Bobal recap everything that went down in an extremely exciting second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs and look forward to the Eastern and Western Conference Finals. What happened to the Pittsburgh Penguins? Why is it so hard for favorites to win this playoff year? What will the Canadiens do without star goaltender Carey Price? Who will face off in the Stanley Cup Final? Find out at 9:30 ET/6:30 PT on Top Shelf Hockey! P.S. we apologize for the late start time...schedule conflict!
Julian Bravo, Maxwell Ogden, Aaron Walker, and Sean Elmer cover Round 2 of the NBA and Stanley Cup Playoffs.
In the latest episode of the Hockey Wilderness podcast, Tony Wiseau (@TonyWiseau), Ger Devine (@GerDevine), Aaron Holm (@TheNoogie) and Emilie Wiener (@eminemilie) chat about the series so far with Jen LC (@RegressedPDO), the resident stats nerd over at Second City Hockey. They also answer this week's batch of your Twitter questions at the end. It's an hour of good hockey talk and laughs that you don't wanna miss.
This week, host Brian Bobal will talk about some of the recent news around the NHL and Grandstand U writer Stefan Modrich will stop by and discuss the race between the Blackhawks and Avalanche to gain home ice advantage in the playoffs. Finally, Brian will get into "This Day in Hockey History" and wish some hockey players a Happy Birthday