Thursday, June 30, 2016

Pics from Lansdowne Farmer’s Market June 25, 2016

I had a great time as usual at the "Community Day" at the Lansdowne Farmer's Market June 25, 2016. Photo by John Kelly Green http://www.johnkellygreen.com

Lansdowne Farmers Market2 6-25-16
Lansdowne Farmers Market 6-25-16

Women's Writing Series Going Global on YouTube!

Greetings, Friends!

I am very happy to report that the Women's Writing & Spoken Word Series will now become a world-wide YouTube platform, instead of the Philadelphia, PA, USA-based in-persun literary event series it has been off and in since its inception in 2002.

The Women's Writing & Spoken Word Series is, and always has been "a nurturing environment that celebrates women in the craft of multi-genre writing".
The Series used to feature 2 uniquely different writers, who spoke/read/performed for 20 minutes each, and answered questions about their writing. Then we had an all-gender open mic.
We've done these at Robin's Bookstore, Moonstone Arts Center, and most recently (until November 2015, Big Blue Marble Bookstore.
Recently I (founder/director Cassendre Xavier), realized the Series didn't have to be limited by occurring at physical locations. It could be a video format, and happen from anywhere in the world, anytime.
Using the YouTube format, it's totally free, and many people have cell phones with video capability anyway.
Two things bolster my confidence about attempting this:

One: If you internet search the Series, you'll see it has garnered interest over the years, and been promoted on websites that aren't related to us. People are interested in it.
Two: If you search the Series on YouTube, you'll see many videos we recorded of the event. This proves YouTube is a great venue for us.

So, after having done my research on bringing the Women's Writing & Spoken Word Series to YouTube, and receiving responses to our Call for Submissions from women writers from anywhere YouTube is available, here now are the logistics of what's required moving forward.

NEW FORMAT FOR THE WOMEN'S WRITING & SPOKEN WORD SERIES: YouTube format, free, open to selected women writers from around the world, who have the ability to upload to YouTube, and who have saleable written publications of their own.

PROJECTED LAUNCH DATE: August 1, 2016

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS:

The Women's Writing & Spoken Word Series is a non-religious and LGBTQIAP (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning, intersexed, asexual, polyamorous) - friendly community-based project. It is and has always been "a nurturing environment that celebrates women in the craft of multi-genre writing".
Although we are very tolerant of many different styles of writing, and have never prized literary "accomplishment", instead favoring creative expression and productivity, we do have a screening process and cannot accept every application we receive. We appreciate and thank you in advance for your understanding.
By "multi-genre" we mean you may be a writer of more than one - and needn't identify as, for example, a "poet" or a "nonfiction writer". Also, you needn't be a multi-genre writer yourself.

REQUIREMENTS TO APPLY:

BE FEMALE: You must identify as a female gendered persun.

HAVE PRODUCT: You must have saleable writing products, this means your writing must be available for sale somewhere, off or online. This could be one or more publication such as a chapbook/pamphlet, self-published book, book published by someone else, a periodical/zine/magazine, audiobook, an album/CD/download of your spoken word/poetry/guided meditation, or the like. It could also be a video recording of your writing being read or otherwise performed, either by yourself or by someone else.

OWN OR HAVE ACCESS TO VIDEO RECORDING EQUIPMENT: You must have either a smartphone with video recording capacity or a video camera, or know someone who can record you.

HAVE ACCESS TO THE INTERNET: You must either have internet service on your phone or computer, or have access to web service. You must create your own YouTube channel. This is free of charge and easy for most to do or learn. Your YouTube channel needn't be all about your writing, but it will be where your Women's Writing Series video will be uploaded. And you (or someone you know) will be uploading your video.

If you meet all of the above requirements, prepare:

A 200 maximum word bio about your writing, including your saleable product, and public contact links and/or email address.

A high resolution pic of yourself (ideally fairly close-up image of your face), as a promotional picture.

Then, email the bio and pic to: WomensWritingSeries (at) yahoo dot com.

There is a $15 non-refundable fee to process each application. Method of payment is a U.S. Postal Service or other type of money order mailed and payable to: Cassendre Xavier, c/o Bindlestiff Books, 4530 Baltimore Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19143-3705 USA. (Other methods of payment are available to those applying from outside of the domestic USA or who inquire with other payment method concerns or requests. And if there is financial hardship, the fee can be waived.)


OUR CONTACT INFO:

Mailing list: https://groups.yahoo.com/group/womenswritingseries (or send blank email to our email address below:
Email: WomensWritingSeries (at) yahoo.com
Phone number: 215-552-8850, ext. 1
Contact persun: Cassendre Xavier, founder & director



Thank you all and looking forward to hearing from women writers for this exciting new project soon!

--
Make yourself a beautiful day!

Cassendre Xavier
"renaissance negresse"
$15,000 Leeway Transformation Award-Winning musician, writer, and community cultural arts organizer.
Founder & Executive Director of the Black Women's Arts Festival (Est. 2003) and the Women's Writing & Spoken Word Series (Est. 2002).
Official website: http://cassEndrExavier.com










Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Bipolar Speed

It takes me much longer for some things (like moving or making my itinerary for the for the day) and much less time than most, like record an album in one day or organize a two-day event in two months.
-- 
Make yourself a beautiful day!

Cassendre Xavier

"renaissance negresse"

$15,000 Leeway Transformation Award-Winning musician, writer, and community cultural arts organizer.

Founder & Executive Director of the Black Women's Arts Festival (Est. 2003) and the Women's Writing & Spoken Word Series (Est. 2002).

Official website: http://cassEndrExavier.com

Inspiration Line update! "Procrastination & Genius" / "Fighting the Bully"

Inspiration Line update! "Procrastination is a Sign of Genius" & "I Was Bullied But Now I'm Preparing to Fight Back" 215-552-8850

Catholic Church Finally Honors Mary Magdalene!

On Catholic Church finally admitting (last week) that Mary Magdalene was not only NOT a prostitute, but one of Christ's apostles - in fact, his first apostle.This is fanTAStic news and a long time a comin'! I have been interested in and learning about the gnostic gospels for years, and Mary Magdalene is one of my main spirit guides http://kaiara.com/magdalene3/. As a black pagan womon of Haitian heritage, and a non-denominational/interfaith minister since September 2010, I have always believed the secrets are in the trees and in our own hearts. We all know "the truth" deep down inside, if we're quiet enough to sense it. And if something doesn't feel right to you, (as it never felt right to me that Mary Magdalene was portrayed as a prostitute - not that I'm not supportive of sex workers, I never believed it was true).
Let's continue to listen with our hearts and decide, no matter what the conquerors say, what is true for us.
I really appreciate and thank you, Maggie Sale Ostara, for sharing this! <3
-- 
Make yourself a beautiful day!

Cassendre Xavier

"renaissance negresse"

$15,000 Leeway Transformation Award-Winning musician, writer, and community cultural arts organizer.

Founder & Executive Director of the Black Women's Arts Festival (Est. 2003) and the Women's Writing & Spoken Word Series (Est. 2002).

Official website: http://cassEndrExavier.com

Monday, June 27, 2016

Bipolar Chronicles: Losing Art/Works

BIPOLAR CHRONICLES: If you've lost your art/works throughout the years, remember you you were not born to be a self-archivist, but a loving humyn being first, and talented second. Just continue living, loving, and creating!

-- 
Make yourself a beautiful day!

Cassendre Xavier

"renaissance negresse"

$15,000 Leeway Transformation Award-Winning musician, writer, and community cultural arts organizer.

Founder & Executive Director of the Black Women's Arts Festival (Est. 2003) and the Women's Writing & Spoken Word Series (Est. 2002).

Official website: http://cassEndrExavier.com

Quote: Bliss No Matter What

When you are in your bliss no matter what, you can better float above the worst experiences. Focusing at all times on your bliss within creates a different kind of ground upon which you can then stand, live, rest, and run.
-- 
Make yourself a beautiful day!

Cassendre Xavier

"renaissance negresse"

$15,000 Leeway Transformation Award-Winning musician, writer, and community cultural arts organizer.

Founder & Executive Director of the Black Women's Arts Festival (Est. 2003) and the Women's Writing & Spoken Word Series (Est. 2002).

Official website: http://cassEndrExavier.com

Friday, June 24, 2016

Green Sphere "Money For Joyful Work" Visualization

Dear Friends!

If it's difficult to imagine how doing what you love can make money for you, imagine the work as a clear sphere, imagine money as a green sphere, and imagine them moving closer together until they become one large green sphere. Green is for money, honey!
-- 
Make yourself a beautiful day!

Cassendre Xavier

"renaissance negresse"

$15,000 Leeway Transformation Award-Winning musician, writer, and community cultural arts organizer.

Founder & Executive Director of the Black Women's Arts Festival (Est. 2003) and the Women's Writing & Spoken Word Series (Est. 2002).

Official website: http://cassEndrExavier.com

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

YouTube video: Stand By My Side!

Please enjoy my song "Stand By My Side, from my 2005 album "Beautiful". https://youtu.be/FjxhxF6kNUk
CDs/tracks: http://cdbaby.com/all/cassendre, or at Bindlestiff Books, 4530 Baltimore Ave, Philadelphia PA 19143. Listen more: http://cassendrexavier.bandcamp.com Come to my next gig: Sat/25th, Lansdowne Farmers Market, 10:30am-12:30pm. (Accessible to the 109 & 113 buses at 69th St. Station. All rights reserved! :)

-- 
Make yourself a beautiful day!

Cassendre Xavier

(aka Amethyste Rah, aka Amrita Waterfalls, aka Endowed Goddess)

"renaissance negresse"

Music: http://cdbaby.com/all/cassendre

Guided Meditations: http://cassendrexavier.bandcamp.com

Writing:

http://tinyurl.com/CXWisdom

http://cassendrexavier.blogspot.com

http://AmritaWaterfalls.blogspot.com

https://www.smashwords.com/interview/Cassendre

$15,000 Leeway Transformation Award-Winning Community Cultural Arts Organizer

Founder & Executive Director of the Black Women's Arts Festival (Est. 2003) and the Women's Writing & Spoken Word Series (Est. 2002).

Official website: http://cassendrexavier.com


Saturday, June 18, 2016

Forever Home (original + lyrics)

Dear Friends,

Please enjoy my song "Forever Home", which was made from a phrase I'd first posted on Facebook and Twitter! http://cassendrexavier.bandcamp.com/track/forever-home
The song is on my 2015 album "Hope", which got a great review from the Philadelphia Weekly! http://philadelphiaweekly.com/2015/feb/11/Cassendre_Xavier__Hope-291414101/

Order HOPE from http://cdbaby.com/all/cassendre or Spotify!

Forever Home (C. Xavier) 

God is the love you have within/And all you cannot see/God is where you come from/And where you are going/God is the blissful feel of belonging/God is your Forever Home/God is the love we have within/And all we cannot see/God is where we come from/And where we are going/God is the blissful feel of belonging/God is our Forever Home/God is the love I have within/And all I cannot see/God is where I come from/And where I am going/God is the blissful feel of belonging/God is my Forever Home/You are the love you have within/And all you cannot see/You are where you come from/And where you are going/You are the blissful feel of belonging/You are your Forever Home/We are the love we have within/And all we cannot see/We are where we come from/And where we are going/We are the blissful feel of belonging/We are our Forever Home/I am the love I have within/And all I cannot see/I am where I come from/And where I am going/I am the blissful feel of belonging/I am my Forever Home/We are all Forever Home/God is our Forever Home


-- 
Make yourself a beautiful day!

Cassendre Xavier

(aka Amethyste Rah, aka Amrita Waterfalls, aka Endowed Goddess)

"renaissance negresse"

Music: http://cdbaby.com/all/cassendre

Guided Meditations: http://cassendrexavier.bandcamp.com

Writing:

http://tinyurl.com/CXWisdom

http://cassendrexavier.blogspot.com

http://AmritaWaterfalls.blogspot.com

https://www.smashwords.com/interview/Cassendre

$15,000 Leeway Transformation Award-Winning Community Cultural Arts Organizer

Founder & Executive Director of the Black Women's Arts Festival (Est. 2003) and the Women's Writing & Spoken Word Series (Est. 2002).

Official website: http://cassendrexavier.com


Friday, June 17, 2016

15+ new YouTube videos uploaded!

Dear Friends,

I just released a bunch of videos from my cache over at the ole YouTubes. These include the musics, and the pets, and the children in my life.
Have all the funs! https://www.youtube.com/user/CassendreXavier/videos

-- 
Make yourself a beautiful day!

Cassendre Xavier

(aka Amethyste Rah, aka Amrita Waterfalls, aka Endowed Goddess)

"renaissance negresse"

Music: http://cdbaby.com/all/cassendre

Guided Meditations: http://cassendrexavier.bandcamp.com

Writing:

http://tinyurl.com/CXWisdom

http://cassendrexavier.blogspot.com

http://AmritaWaterfalls.blogspot.com

https://www.smashwords.com/interview/Cassendre

$15,000 Leeway Transformation Award-Winning Community Cultural Arts Organizer

Founder & Executive Director of the Black Women's Arts Festival (Est. 2003) and the Women's Writing & Spoken Word Series (Est. 2002).

Official website: http://cassendrexavier.com


New Inspiration Line Message: renaissance negresse & Managing Fear!

New message on the 24-hr Cassendre Xavier Inspiration Line! "Introducing the renaissance negresse" & "Relaxed & Loving in the Face of Fear" (215) 552-8850

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Me! Me! Me! "Love Letter for Fans" ediccione

Me! Me! Me! a Cassendre Xavier museletter


The "Love Letter for Fans" ediccione, if you will. (As it were.)


Thursday, June 15, 2016


It has been many months (I think?) since I've written this here thang.

First I want to thank and dedicate it to Maurice Baynard, who, when I see you every few years in Philadelphia :) are always abundant with your praise of my writing and my artistry. From the bottom of mine heartal unit, Maurice, I thank you, for in the depths of depression and other life-bummed-titudes, these are the words and memories which redeem and renew.


Thanks to my comrades of the heart, my many supporters, including Dorothea DG., S. C. Thomas, Jon and Alexis of Bindlestiff Books, my peers and professional supports at Community Council's Recovery Paths program, my romantic partners, my friends, and certain members of my family of origin.


This letter is called "Love Letter for Fans" because the only way I'm going to actually get it done (finally, after wanting to for sooooo long) is to just think of it that way.

 When I think of how I "should" write a Me Me Me, and I "should" write a BWAF Philly Newsletter, and I "should" write a "renaissance negresse museletter/catalog", I become soooo overwhelmed and nothing gets done.

 Every museletter or museletter I do has a "format". I gotta list the topics. I gotta include the contact info at the end. When my life is super overwhelming, well, clearly it's just not getting done.


But my spiritual guidance led me to do it NOW. NOW. NOW.

I don't need a format.

I just need to connect with YOU!


Not only do I miss connecting with you, my dear readers and listeners, but I can feel and sense that you miss connecting with ME. And by that, I don't just mean those of you who occasionally wonder, "How is she? How has Cassendre been doing? Is she still recording? Did she move like she wanted to before? Is she performing shows? Will there another Festival this year or soon?"


I don't think just being curious about me is what may sometimes be happening, but a universal/collective connection we share when I write and hit send. You know the feeling. 


We are all connected to one another. This is why when a tragedy happens, even if it's clear across town, or the country, or even the globe - as soon as we're informed about it - we feel terrible. And our neighbors feel terrible. Same goes for good news.

 

So I'm writing to connect us together again, in hope, inspiration, and community, as are and for a very long time have been, my jams, if you will. (As it were!)


Answers:


I am still living in Philadelphia. In early May I moved back from out of town where I was living with relatives.

I have Bipolar 2 (BPD) and Posttraumatic Stress Disorders (PTSD), which were both diagnosed in the early 90s, and which I had not consistently monitored nor managed.

 Part of my mission now involves speaking about mental illness and what can happen if you don't manage it. In my case, it created many years of financial instability which led to "softcore" homelessness, meaning I stayed with relatives and lovers, until that could no longer continue and it was time for me to fix the problem once and for all.

 

SHAWSHANK SHELTER

In June 2015 I entered a women's homeless shelter and I am still there. One of the reasons I'm writing this is that I am fighting a wrongful 30 day discharge order from certain staff members there, and I am requesting that you send light on my efforts of thwarting theirs.

 Fortunately, I am surrounded by people who are not willing to act as my advocates in this. The consensus is that the renaissance negresse will NOT be sleeping on the El again. I will keep you posted on that.

 What I'm fighting is staff members using lies, threats, and intimidation tactics to sabotage and deny my efforts at obtaining affordable housing. It's really involved and overwhelming and one of the reasons I have no written this museletter in a while.


MUSIC SALES

I'm very happy to be selling my music again. It was years that I was learning the new and changing music industry, and I think I'm getting it now. Most of my music money now comes from digital sales through Spotify. I am very grateful. Still, it's nowhere near what I'd need to survive, so that, plus my finally accepting the realities of my mental health issues, has me working with an organization to apply for disability benefits. Yes, I know you heard me say that before, but it takes time to get it done. I tried with another organization, and now it's time to try with this one. I am hopeful that it will work, and from what this organization is telling me, I could get it soon after applying. I have been doing my part of soliciting my psychiatric evaluations.

 My concern now is that that organization is only available to me if I'm in an Office of Supportive Housing affiliated shelter or facility. If I am not, they can't help me. And I just found out from that organization that my housing application went through and it's just a matter of filing some paperwork. The shelter I'm in, or rather just a few corrupt staff members, are stalling and trying to discharge me, which would take me off of that list. That can't happen!


WHY I'M STILL IN SHELTER

I don't have income. One or two hundred bucks a month doesn't count as enough income to live on, especially if you go for months with no income at all. That's why I have to get on disability, so I can treat this music thing as a hobby and never have to deal with homelessness or poverty again.

 Another reason is that one of the things you need to qualify for affordable or subsidized housing is a copy of your birth certificate, and it took 9 months for me to get mine (long story).

 So, my housing search really didn't begin until 9 months after.


MY NEXT STEP

Work to be able to get housing.


OTHER STUFF

As always, I am making art my medicine. I write up a storm at my blog, and post to Facebook and Twitter (all links below).

 I regularly update my new Inspiration Line 215-552-8850.

 I am reeeeeally into my spirituality. I am always trying to keep my thoughts high.

 I am always writing. For myself as well. I journal for myself. I write poems.

 I am making love. I have two partners, and they're both very fulfilling to my soul in various ways. One is a playmate and we're in a D/s relationship (I'm the "D" and let me tell you is it SWEET to have an "s"!). The other is very much a muse to me. Just by his being I am inspired to become a better persun and artist. He doesn't even know when he's doing it.

Still, I don't have a romantic partner. These are people who provide a certain sweetness and support in my life, but "no strings attached". Of course, in a D/s relationship, the bond is very strong. So, even though I have these outlets in my life, and thank GODDESS, because if I did I'd be even more stark raving mad than I already am!! Kidding :) I know I'm not stark raving mad :) But really, sex is a wonderful thing, and does all kinds of good things for us. However you define sex, and as my partners and readers know, the renaissance negresse's definition is FAR from that of the dominant culture's.

 

FOODSTUFFS

I'd been keeping a "Raw Angel Blog", but it was too much work to transcribe and post as a blog. So every day I still log everything I eat and so forth, but I no longer call it that. I just call it "Raw Angel" and I am trying to get healthier. So far, I'm keeping my weight under more control than if I didn't have it, and my blood pressure numbers are coming down. My main foods are: mangoes, strawberries, bananas, sardines, cilantro, celery, turmeric, and various cooked and raw foods.

 Because I don't have my own kitchen, I'm not able to blend or juice, and I really miss that, otherwise, I'd be a green smoothie drinkin' mama!


I don't know what else to say now, and everything else you need to know you can see in the links below.


Just know that I am thinking of you often, and oh yeah, the main inspiration for the title of this is my Facebook audience. I feel that 25% or more of all the therapeutic benefits in my life right now come from my posting on and receiving positive feedback from my Facebook audience. I don't have to get a lot of "likes", because I know that one like represents many more who didn't feel like clicking "like".

 I love knowing that I'm getting across.


NEXT CONCERT

Saturday June 25th, LansdowneFarmersMarket.com

10:30am-12:30pm Free. A fun gig for me. I love singing to the sky and the trees, for the people there, of course, and I always sell a good amount of CDs, which always pleases the merchantwomon I am.


PARTING THOUGHTS

Things that have helped me a lot lately:

Hugging myself in front of the mirror, first thing in the morning, and last thing at night. I say things I wish I had someone say to me, "Good morning sweetie! You're gonna have a GREAT day today!" and "You did really well today, sweetie. I'm really proud of you!"


I talk to my late partner T. all the time. I sing to him. I feel him rescuing me all the time. At a confrontational meeting recently, at one moment I suddenly imagined him tickling me! It was wonderful! I believe imagination is a big part of spirituality and whatever we choose to imagine and works for us is okay :)


So - hug yourself daily at least once, and if there are dearly departed that you miss  - pretend they are still in your life - because in fact, in a way, they are - even if you only believe in their memory.


All my best,



Cassendre


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-- 
Make yourself a beautiful day!

Cassendre Xavier

(aka Amethyste Rah, aka Amrita Waterfalls, aka Endowed Goddess)

"renaissance negresse"

Music: http://cdbaby.com/all/cassendre

Guided Meditations: http://cassendrexavier.bandcamp.com

Writing: http://tinyurl.com/CXWisdom, http://cassendrexavier.blogspot.com , http://AmritaWaterfalls.blogspot.com

$15,000 Leeway Transformation Award-Winning Community Cultural Arts Organizer

Founder & Executive Director of the Black Women's Arts Festival (Est. 2003) and the Women's Writing & Spoken Word Series (Est. 2002).

Official website: http://cassendrexavier.com


 

Hatred's Too Easy (w/lyrics &back story!)

Dear Friends,

Please enjoy my original song "Hatred's Too Easy" (http://cassendrexavier.bandcamp.com/track/hatreds-too-easy) which seems appropriate in light of recent events in Orlando, Florida.
 I wrote this song when inspired by Catie Curtis's "Radical" about just loving her partner, not trying to be a Lesbian activist about it. Love, just love for the sake of love, not politics.
 In this song, I write about love between someone of a different age or race as well as of the same sex - all scenarios of which, having dated older men, people not of my race, and of my same sex, I identify.
 Although the song first appeared on my 2004 recording live at the kraftbrau, kalamazoo!, this version is from my 2015 recording Hope.
The voice and guitar are performed by myself. The percussion is performed by my brother, Giscard Xavier aka GIZ, who also was the recording engineer and co-producer of the album.
 Please enjoy!

Trivia: Most of my $$ from music these days comes from Spotify. So if you're buying downloads, do swing on by ;)

Also, I recently discovered that when I BCC my messages, they end up in my Spam folder. So, please check yours in case ya missed something'.
 Also, I've been updating my Inspiration Line message a least twice a day. I do hope you'll call sometime - it's free, it's 24 hours, and it's inspirational, at least to me, when I post :) 215-552-8850

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Hatred's Too Easy (C.Xavier) 6:41

[x4] Oo-ooh wah-ah
Moonlight and angelfire
Glow in your eyes tonight
I hope that we don't fight
Why must we always
Father does not approve
Friends are supportive
And Mother will tolerate
As long as we're happy

[x4] Oo-ooh wah-ah
We look at differences
We listen for accents
We read the words are called
But what's in a name
We seem a lot alike
More often we're different
I think we would even fight
If we all looked the same
Walking through the mire
Knees deep in falseness
We don't seem to ever tire
When we walk together
Patience is difficult
Silence is golden
And anger's not always bad
But hatred's too easy
Oo-ooh wah-ah...


-- 
Make yourself a beautiful day!

Cassendre Xavier

(aka Amethyste Rah, aka Amrita Waterfalls, aka Endowed Goddess)

"renaissance negresse"

Music: http://cdbaby.com/all/cassendre

Guided Meditations: http://cassendrexavier.bandcamp.com

Writing: http://tinyurl.com/CXWisdom, http://cassendrexavier.blogspot.com , http://AmritaWaterfalls.blogspot.com

$15,000 Leeway Transformation Award-Winning Community Cultural Arts Organizer

Founder & Executive Director of the Black Women's Arts Festival (Est. 2003) and the Women's Writing & Spoken Word Series (Est. 2002).

Official website: http://cassendrexavier.com


Tuesday, June 14, 2016

My Inspiration Line has a NEW Number! (215)

Greetings, Friends!

I am very happy to report that I've brought back the Cassendre Xavier Inspiration Line, with a new voicemail number that only rings once (or less) when you call it, and has my greeting (message to you) go for up to 2, count 'em TWO whole solid minutes!
That number is (215) 552-8850. (The previously announced number 484... rang several times and had my greeting at only a few seconds long. That's no fun!)
 So, I am very happy to bring this back, and will try my best to keep it going for as long as it seems right to do so.

I hope you enjoy it and feel free to call anytime. (You can also leave a message.)

Have a wonderful day!

Cassendre
the renaissance negresse