Meet International Glass Sculptor Bernard Katz LIVE on a Google+ Hangout On Air

LIVE on a Google+ hangout on air, Thursday, October 25, 2012 9:00 a.m. PDT you will have an opportunity to meet Bernard Katz and his beautiful wife Katie Katz at their studio, Bernard Katz Glass in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Bernard is an American glassblower, artist, and sculptor. Bernard has established a dynamic yet distinct style that can be seen in the top art galleries and private collections the world over – including the United States, Canada, Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Great Britain, and Kenya – among the collection of 2004 Nobel Peace Prize winner, Wangari Maathai. Bernard has been the subject of interest in numerous books and magazines which have featured the artist, as shown in World Art Glass Quarterly Fall 2006. He has exhibited in the top art shows in the United States including The Smithsonian Craft Show, Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, Long’s Park Art & Craft Festival, and the Baltimore American Craft Council Show.

Every aspect in the work, from raw materials to the finishing details, are made by hand. With this in mind, the investment is given to the artistic statement and each piece they create is a unique work of art.

Learn how the process works starting from a clay model to the finished product.

Meet Bernard and Katie, LIVE in their studio… sharing the process and their work environment. 

We will have an International Panel who will be sharing valuable input.

  • Charles Lupica from Neuchâtel, Switzerland Fine arts connoisseur
  • Valentina Cirasola originally from Bari,Italy now from the Bay are in California Interior designer and author
  • Vince Ong from Melaka, Malaysia Tech geek and Photographer

Please post any questions you might have of an artist in glass sculptor or let us know if you need help navigating cyber space to get to the event. 

If you can't make the LIVE show on Google+ you can always watch the archive on our youtube channel.

It's going to be a fun and you can learn all about Hangouts On Air. You will KNOW the artist and have a new friend in the Cosmic Cow Pie. 

Google + Hangouts On Air are making the world a lot smaller!

Follow the link to the event on Google+ and let us know you are coming.

Meet, Bernard and Katie Katz of Bernard Katz Glass, Thursday, October 25, 2012 9:00 a.m. PDT or watch LIVE on Youtube.

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Peace Day September 21, 2012 Live Streaming Now!

 

Give Peace a Chance!

Take part in the global events!  Imagine! 

Watch the live streaming events across the world! 

 

Watch live streaming video from peacedaytv at livestream.com

 

Join us on facebook and Post Photos Representing Peace to you!  Then get a friends so share peace too! 

Join us on Google+ and Post Photos Representing Peace to you… Peace starts from within ourselves!

Friday at 9:00 am. Pacific Daylight Time join us as Kit Cumming shares his Power Of Peace Project on blogtalkradio!

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Just Say “NO” to Men In Black 3

Three strikes and you are out!  Men in Black 1 was leading edge, alien fun from someone who lives in the Cosmic Cow Pie of life.  Men in Black 2 left a lot to be desired toward filling the expectations of a sequel to the first block buster of the Men In Black trilogy.  The third strike is way out and a movie you should not spend money to go and see.

Agent K (Tommy Lee Jones) and Agent J (Will Smith) are usually great in any film but the temptation to go back to the well one more time caught them in this ridiculous travel back in time, alien disaster.  Rotten Tomatoes review says that Josh Brolin saves the day as a young Tommy Lee Jones but have to strongly disagree with that ideas as the entire movie was out in the cosmos and certainly not my type of entertainment.  Different strokes as they say and usually I just pass on writing a negative review but in this case since the first movie was so good my goal is to save you the pain of hoping the series would get better, it doesn't.

Understanding how to get a refund for a bad film is a technique learned through experience.  After sitting through a painful movie I once described to a manager how bad it was and he indicated that if  a movie goer really doesn't like a film in the first 30 to 45 minutes you can come up to the desk and request a credit to see another movie.   Running out the door with my popcorn was a visual I had after the first five minutes of watching Men In Black 3. The slap stick alien message was not computing in this vintage mind trying to reach for something that could be deeper inside the middle school boy theme which was not humorous or entertaining.  Disgusting is the adjective I am reaching for as the two foot long toung of an alien called Boris played by Jemaine Clement) enters the mouth of his girlfriend Lily Poison (Nicole Scherzinger) dancing with the stars professional as they create a diversion to break out of space jail. 

There were actually several messages and funny lines however, I question how the sixth and seventh graders going to see this film will understand the message being shared.

Will Smith, Agent J describes being "fish slapped" by a huge fish. That was funny!

In the trailer Will Smith is "neurolizing" or taking memories away from a group of people in China town after telling them that the tiny fish they got at the school carnival they threw away in the toilet is now out of control.  Now the new phase that can be coined  "I am going to fish slap you."    Funniest part of the movie so if you find this is a reach to laugh, again don't waste your money. 

Taking notes and assessing some helpful thoughts from any movie is how we connect the dots in the Cosmic Cow Pie for movie goers.  There were a few messages that were profound and reading them here will be enough unless you just want to look for something entertaining or a deeper message. 

Lines that made sense in a movie that makes no sense.

  • The most destructive force in the universe is regret. 
  • The bitterest truth is better than the sweetest lies.
  • To stay happy I don't ask questions I don't want to know the answers to
  • There are things out there you do not need to know.

Four memorable quotes is what Men In Black 3 had to offer.  The meaning behind those quotes are actually very powerful the presentation of the messages was missing a pay grade or two .  Don't ask questions you don't want the answer to really does make sense and is a theme that was brought out in the film several times uncovering the secrets of the past which ties back to the truth is better than lies.  No regrets if you miss this movie! 

Just say  "NO" to Men In Black 3.

 

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Battleship or Sinking Ship?

Summer movie season has started with a spectacular special effects action packed adventure film "Battleship."   Don't go tired because this is non stop engagement for full two hours and ten minutes.   It's loud, it's fast, it's fun, it's sad and it's compelling. There are many messages which if processed correctly can help everyone be a little better after watching it. Yes, there are many sinking ships in the film but the moive itself, is not one of them. 

Sharing the thought provoking ideas that came through the film is my thing. I really don't want to explain the storyline.. just review the valuable content that could make a difference in how we understand the world and what happens to us. 

Going to a movie with an empty slate is genuine a thrill for me.  It's like opening the cracker jacks box and finding the surprise.   My husband and I have a date day each Wednesday so we get to see trailers and usually make up our minds about a show based on that message alone.  Reading negative thoughts on the movie usually ruins it for me so I stay away from reviews until after I have seen it and am ready to share my thoughts.  What you get at the Cosmic Cow Pie is a vintage player aka baby boomer's point of view who is open to learn and absorb what the movie industry has to give.

Did you know that Battleship is a Hasbro board game that has been around for 81 years?  Yikes… I had no clue so I must live out in the Cosmic Cow Pie not to know that.  The game advertisement summarizes the movie, "Dare to defeat the enemy fleet in this classic game of strategic combat. Command a fleet of five ships as you search out the enemy, fire at coordinates and score hits. Can you sink your opponent’s fleet before your opponent sinks yours?"

Long story short, this is an epic scaled movie that unfolds outside of Hawaii with actual war games going when an alien-invasion disrupts the exercise and challenges all countries participating in the games to work together and really put their game on. 

I knew I was going to like the film when I saw Taylor Kitch from Friday Night Lights fame "Tim Riggins" in the opening scene crazy over a girl he sees at a bar.  It's a fairytale love story that keeps you wondering to the very end how it is going to turn out.  You will have to see the movie for that result… and stay past the very long credits for a trailor which looks to be Battleship 2.   Taylor Kitch plays a lost sole turning 26 and does not have any idea of where is going or how he is going to get there.  He has been a complete mess and ends up joining the Navy at his brothers encouragement.  In Friday Night Lights I always thought that Tim Riggins looked too old to be in high school and sure enough, he was born in 1981 making him 31 now. Love what research does to create positive reality connections. 

Rihanna is in the film as a tough Navy woman with a big gun.   I had heard the name Rihanna, but it did not register who she was until I again did the research.  She is one of the "mean girl" type singers of today and came from Barbados when she was 15 to start her singing career in America.  This is her first film and one of the ushers told me at the end he was not going to see the movie because she was in it and he did not like her and he thought the Hasbro game was lame.  After we talked he decided to see it because Rihanna actually did a fantastic job at playing her role and the special effects of the war games is incredible.  

Themes in the movie that will make you think!

  1. Love at first sight
  2. Parental approval of partners
  3. Direction in life
  4. Making mistakes
  5. Sacrifice
  6. Handicapped individuals, their lives and feelings
  7. Games in general
  8. Survival
  9. Bravery
  10. Handling fear in the face of adversity
  11. Team work
  12. Racial prejudice
  13. Country collaboration
  14. Disaster behavior
  15. Sports, winning and playing fairly
  16. Pressure to win
  17. Role models for behavior modification

Some of you may be thinking that aliens are not something you want to be watching.  For me, aliens are much better than vampires but that again is a personal choice.  I enjoyed Cowboys and Aliens because there was another big family message in that film as well as The Hunger Games.

One of the clips in the film really did make me think of David and Goliath and that faith was the only thing going to get them through the mess.  Watch and see how ET was going to call home.  Think about the underlying messages in the movie art forms and let your heart tell you if the movie is good or not based on the emotions it pulls out of you after watching. 

Have fun and go see Battleship.

If you haven't seen The Hunger Games that is a MUST see movie.  The games continue in "Battleship" as they do in everyday life.  In any game, it's knowing how to navigate those cow pies even if your ship sinks to win and survive.

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Connecting The SEO Dots in India

Connecting The SEO Dots in India!

What do you think when you call in for  technology support help and you have a hard time understanding the person on the other end of the phone? 

Do you shut down or do you think about the other person on the end of the phone as a human being who has a family, goes on picnics, celebrates holidays and helps people who are having technical  support issues? 

Cosmic Cow Pie…Connecting The Dots Around The World  is all about helping people understand one another and create balance in their lives by walking in the other persons shoes, just for a while. 

Join us on the Cosmic Cow Pie blogtalkradio show and meet Aaliya Jain from SEO Hunk International

Thursday, April 26, 2012 9:00 a.m. PDT listen to blogtalkradio online in the chat room or call in  (347) 994-1903 and press 1 to speak.  Hold on because when I see your hand go up on the switchboard I have to work you into the show. 

We are going to discuss many personal aspects of life in India  as well as SEO Search Engine Optimization.  This will be a show to learn about people around the world and what their customs are like along with how they conduct global business.

  1. Food
  2. Faith
  3. Temples
  4. Traditions
  5. On page Optimization
  6. Off page Optimization
  7. SMO (Social Media Optimization)

Meet Aaliya Jain,  a 23 year old beautiful woman from India. She will share her life in India with her parents, extended family members and her brothers and sisters.  We will be talking about Indian food, the sacred cows, temples and traditions of  India along with SEO optimization.

Connect with Aaliya Jain about SEO Optimization at SEO Hunk International

Skype: Aaliya.Jain or 305-403-9683.   e-mail  sales@seohunkinternational.com

Aaliya says: "I am always here to help you out for your problems."

Set a reminder for Thursday, April 26, 2012 9:00 a.m. PDT on Cosmic Cow Pie Blogtalkradio.  Call in (347) 994-1903 or join is in the chat room.

Join us for Cosmic Cow Pie…Connecting The Dots Around The World  in India. 

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