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ImagiNews: June 2012

A free electronic copy of June 2011 edition of ImagiNews is available here:

From the Editor’s Desk By Bev Hollander, BSN, MS, HNB-BC

Bev Hollander

Well, it almost goes without saying how sad I feel about Judith leaving. So, once again, solo-mio! I am in charge of this issue and take full responsibility for any errors. I don’t have my eagle-eyed partner here to give things a second and third look! I hope you enjoy, nonetheless.

As a result, I am looking for a partner to work with me on the editing. This person needs to be familiar with WORD and its tool “Tracking Changes” in order to do the editing process. You also need to be filled with a great sense of humor, work under deadlines, and have a good grasp of punctuation, grammar and flow. Take note, at present, this is a volunteer position. Contact me @ if you are interested.

Ritual – hmmmm. I have thought of ImagiNews as a bit of a Ritual for me. I have a process for its publication, yet it has felt routine and a bit mundane, as described in Fania’s article. I take heart and will consider creating a Ritual in advance of editing that will ensure the best outcome for you, our readers. By the best outcome, I mean inspirational, enthralling and enlightening. I can do that for you!
Everyday in my home, we have a Ritual for gratitude. At our evening meal, those present offer their gratitudes for the day – thankfulness for the abundance we find in nature, the animal who gave his or her life that we might be nourished, and the beauty of the sunset – whatever has moved us throughout the day. This moment in time allows us to fully appreciate our lives and the gifts we receive daily, if only we are open and aware.

Another Ritual, similar to Fania’s description, is the morning Ritual. Walk the dogs, let the chickens out to range and thank them for their eggs, and then, oh yes, then, the cappuccino – lately made with half and half – that is enjoyed for each and every sip. I like to ease into my day you see!

Spring has finally sprung here and I am enjoying the abundance of green grass, purple iris and deep blue camas lilies. I hope you are enjoying similar bounty. Days like these are ones where I wish I was an herbivore seeing as that grass looks so luscious.

Our next theme is “Unity.” All submissions are due by August 1st, please. Take note that submissions need to be approximately 750 words or less. This way, you will not be overwhelmed by lengthy articles and we can include more authors’ works per issue. Guidelines for ImagiNews Submissions are available online at our website.

Best wishes to each of you,


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