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    • “BOOK OF THE MONTH” ONE in the SAME… Journey from MORTAL to SORCERER, By Douglas A.
      Breeden
    • Hugaboo… Mommy and Grandmommy’s Helper
    • Jane Fonda’s Glamorous California Home
    • Shepherd’s Pie Using Beef
    • Joe Kennedy III, A Family Tradition in Politics
    • Movie Review: Samuel Jackson’s Five Star Performance in “The Hitman’s Bodyguard”
    • Polar Bears Are Hungry and Eating Dolphins!
    • Ballet Subject for Photorealistic Painter
    • FREE Seminars and Events: Health, Wealth, Entertainment, Support

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September 2017 Book of the Month – “ONE in the SAME… Journey from MORTAL to SORCERER”

by Douglas A. Breeden

Reviewed by Anita Finley

The author, Douglas Breeden, definitely was meant to write this book about what it’s like to have Asperger’s syndrome. Many have heard of autism, but someone who has Asperger’s is at the highest level of autism.

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What was pure gold was how the author was able to intertwine a very poignant, extraordinary historical journey of possibilities for the human race, into his chief character, Michael Silverstein’s life. Michael had Asperger’s which required as a young boy, to have an assistant that kept him on track and out of trouble. Alexander Davidson was his handler. Outbursts are common with this syndrome, so Michael had to absorb why he did certain things and to be sensitive to those around him.

The fascination of this book is not about Michael’s Asperger’s but the exciting mental journey that he went on. Listening to Alexander’s complex philosophy of life, including the creation of the world, discussing Gods, mysticism, sorcery, and some of the most interesting and far-fetched ideas anyone could imagine. I could not put the book down, as each page brought me deeper into, as the author described, “the bowels of Hell and height of Heaven.” And that it did!

On the back of the book, it says, “Michael was introduced to the supernatural world of Palm Beach— which some call the Carpathians of North America. We followed Michael and his journey through many trials and tribulations as he fights to become the powerful sorcerer he was born to be.” Breeden discusses Palm Beach and its environs splendidly, especially today, it’s the very rich vs the lower middle class. I don’t now any sorcerers, but I would like to meet one. They live in a world beyond anything one could imagine. The future is laid out in front of Michael and he has to choose which life he wants to live.

The book is laid out by chapter designating each one as either Michael’s life or Alexander’s life. It will be an exciting challenge to read this book. No matter what your religious beliefs, there will be something in it for everyone. Be prepared to read it slowly, so as not to miss anything. Lurking in every sentence is something mystical, rare, or preposterous. I highly recommend your reading it for a “beyond belief” experience.

And you will learn a lot about people with Asperger’s syndrome.

Breeden uses strange words over and over again, such as He Who Is Who He Is to emphasize how Michael feels about a super creator or higher power. The travels that Michael and Alexander find themselves pursuing are almost dreamlike but feel so real. The author has a unique imagination that soars into space and under the sea.

About the author:

Douglas Breeden is a retired teacher’s assistant who worked with special needs and Asperger’s students. He holds a bachelor’s in education and an undergraduate and master’s degree in history, and associate’s in funeral service. He is the author of a collection of short stories about the residents of Palm Beach and a collection of essays on history. He lives in Palm Beach county.

(To purchase, go to Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, booksamillion.com or douglasbreeden.com.)

Shepherd’s Pie

Try this healthier version of a classic

 

This lighter version of Shepherd’s pie is full of flavor but doesn’t have the fat and calories typical of this dish.

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Ingredients
  • Refrigerated butter-flavor cooking spray
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1¼ pounds ground sirloin
  • ½ cup fat-free, reduced-sodium beef broth
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 2 russet potatoes, peeled and cut into uniform-size pieces (about 1½ pounds)
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 3 garlic cloves, cut in half
  • ¼ cup skim milk
  • 2 tablespoons egg substitute
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt, optional
  • 1 cup frozen baby peas, thawed
  • Ground paprika
Directions
  1. Preheat the oven to 425° F. Coat a casserole dish with cooking spray.
  2. Coat a nonstick skillet with cooking spray. Add the onion and sauté
    over medium heat until wilted, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add the meat and cook, breaking it up with a wooden spoon, until
    browned. Strain the meat mixture into a colander to drain all fat and
    liquid. Return to the skillet.
  4. Add the broth, Worcestershire sauce, tomato paste and pepper.
    Simmer for 10 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, boil the potatoes with the garlic in lightly salted
    water until done. Drain the potatoes and remove the garlic. Mash
    the potatoes with the milk and egg substitute. Season with salt, if
    using, and pepper.
  6. Place the meat mixture in the prepared casserole and top with the
    peas. Spread the mashed potatoes over the top.
  7. Coat with cooking spray and sprinkle with paprika.
  8. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until heated through and nicely browned.
  9. Serve immediately.

    Nutrition information

    Calories: 240 (16% calories from fat), Total Fat: 4.5 g, Saturated Fat: 1.5
    g, Protein: 23 g, Carbohydrates: 29 g, Dietary Fiber: 3 g, Cholesterol:
    50 mg, Sodium: 210 mg, Potassium: 466 mg

Ballet Subject for Photorealistic Painter

By Christiane Vleugels

To paint what is in the heart always has been the biggest challenge. Sheer beauty clears the mind and lets you open up for world’s beyond the dream.

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Of course it hasn’t always been like that, it took many years of reproducing old Masters and working on commission before I realized that the time has come to create from the heart. When I look back at those tiresome years, during which I often felt under incredible pressure and even, at times, uninspired, I realize they were a necessary part of my artistic journey. I really do believe I owe my various skills to that endless list of commissions. But now the time has come to take new directions in life. With each original work I create today, I realize more and more that the true learning process has only just begun for me!
FROM THE SEPTEMBER COVER: Ballet Subject for Photorealistic Painter, Christiane Vleugels

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