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To learn and share information with other people on the planet.
I have been using the time while visiting family in the USA to finish writing an eBook along with generating a few business plans in the entrepreneurial spirit !-)
Here's the eBook trailer:
Here's are some blog entries:
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/12/fight-blacklist-toolkit-anti-sopa-activistshttp://carolkeiter.wordpress.com/2011/10/12/berlins-annual-festival-of-lights-oct-12th-23rdhttp://digesthis.wordpress.com/2011/10/12/the-role-of-the-clown-humor-in-imparting-informationhttp://carolkeiter.wordpress.com/2011/08/18/italian-hitchabout-august-2011-delight-at-the-end-of-the-tunnel/http://carolkeiter.wordpress.com/2011/03/30/spring-soltice-11-hitchabout-there-are-no-accidents/ http://digesthis.wordpress.com/ http://carolkeiter.wordpress.com/ I've been living again in Berlin already two years since I'd gone back to the states to visit family and friends, which I am also so happy to have done. I spent time with family and was close to nature with periodic trips to NYC for the cultural and intellectual input! My main loves are writing, composing music, playing bass guitar & piano, doing multimedia projects involving dance, playing ultimate frisbee with my team here in Berlin named "Yeehaw",and seeing old friends and making new one's in this very international and dynamic city full of a lot of music, arts, culture and young people with the desire to put their creative stuff out there!Here's my online resume with links to different art works...http://homepage.mac.com/soundbites/curriculum_vitae/carol.keiter.cv.09.knaack.html In August 07 I went on a hitch-hiking expedition, and have labeled it my 'hitchabout' after the Australian Aboriginal term 'walkabout'; young boys prior to becoming men go through this ritual in which they must go out into the desert away from the safety and security of their tribe, to survive - find water, food and shelter - while on their own. It was no 'right of passage' for me, but an adventure in which i learned a lot from all of the information that i received from the various people with whom i got rides to Budapest and back from Berlin. When riding with people who are traveling locally within their own territory, one tends to get information specifically about that regions' economic and social aspects, in addition to historical information that people often deliver as well. I have been fortunate in this respect and am still taking the notes, which I also intend to publish.http://homepage.mac.com/soundbites/PhotoAlbum39.html I also did a hitchabout from Berlin to Paris and back in the end of October, beginning of November of last year '08. I couchsurfed in Paris the whole time. I had a great trip, great rides to and returning and it was a memorable adventure.I have samples of music that i've composed on my mac laptop with Propellerhead 'Reason' and Abelton 'Live' on this myspace account http://www.myspace.com/nomadbeatz which so far doesn't have samples of my bass guitar playing. i'm presently forced to engage in more composition and preparation for performing, which is a great thing. i'm usually multitasking and juggling so many things that i barely can catch a breath. i am very enthusiastic about a lot of things, and like to work at maintaining a healthy and positive perspective in which i'm aware of what i'm introducing to other people as well as how i'm interpreting what people or events are coming my way. i respect life, and want to always attempt to embrace love, but realize that it is a challenge to not fall into one's own misconceptions or to not judge people or oneself. i want to always respect and appreciate what i have...sometimes i can be a brat though, and impatient with people who are too self-important!
Everything is interconnected, and therefore the waves coming from my actions, and yours, are affecting everything/everyone else. Be responsible for yourself and what you put out there, and be aware and alert to what is coming to you; listen, watch, feel, love, learn ... have compassion and appreciation.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
I think that the whole concept of couchsurfing is a great thing. the idea of sharing ideas and information with people who are interested in traveling and discovering things about other cultures and themselves, is a very positive thing.
I finally couch surfed last summer in Paris which was great! and i've couchsurfed across the US on a drive this past autumn of 2007, when i found a driver of a car (we shared driving and gas) from the right coast to the left coast ;-) and couchsurfed along the way. every couchsurfer i've met, i've liked and felt a resonance with!!
Outdoor sports on boards and wheels as well as tennis & swimming, nature, environmental and cultural preservation, animals, music, dancing, consciousness, learning, communicating, languages
Music, Movies, and Books
The Dead Poets Society, Pi, various electronic music genres, grunge and alternative rock, Michael Moores' writings, Noam Chompsky, The Divinci Code
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
I hitch-hiked in the middle of winter in somewhat of a snow storm from Taos, New Mexico to the Sundance Film Festival in Utah, to meet and stay with people i had never met before. And once i arrived, after great exchanges in all of the rides, i ran into several acquaintances from San Francisco, where i have lived previously...and after having a great and educational time there, hitched back and once again had a great experience, with informative people. I think hitch-hiking is a great way to meet locals and hear the stories from people who otherwise i would never have met!
Teach, Learn, Share
I intend to release my first book around the summer solstice, June 21st.
“Adora & Vitali: A Spin on the Matter of Motion”
Due to having not a ‘low’, but ‘no’ budget ‘-) I’ll produce an eBook prior to the first print edition. Besides writing, illustrating and composing music for the digital version, I’m publishing and marketing it too; using iBook Author as well as (kdp) Kindle of Amazon, so that it can be read on whatever platform or device the reader prefers. I’ll also do a voice-over for an audio-book version. The print will be POD ‘print on demand’ for starters. It’s all new terrain and the whole process is a learning experience, about which I’ll be happy to share any information.
Below is an ‘inside/back cover’ summary about what the book entails! I’m open to any suggestions, yet particularly I’d love to hear about any venues (book stores/cafes in your area) which you recommend for me to contact to set up ‘readings’. Once I schedule dates at various locations, I’ll map out a tour. I’m always up for traveling and talking with people! From early on, I anticipated creating versions in French, Spanish and German, especially on the digital platform. This would give the reader the option to read the same content in another language as a learning tool. I’m conversant in these and love learning languages. Since I’m not fluent, I’ll naturally need editors who are native speakers.
“Adora & Vitali: A Spin on the Matter of Motion” is a spiritual quest imbued with scientific concepts. It is woven throughout with parcels of information relevant to the phenomena that emerge in the story itself. It is specifically designed to inspire curiosity and evoke within the reader the desire to learn more about the fascinating nature of our universe.
A children’s book for adults or classroom textbook embedded within a tale, it has approximately 80 illustrations throughout (black & white as well as color): from scientific diagrams and charts to character and fantasy images. Interwoven throughout are about 120 (and counting) active links; a ‘live’ bibliography that not only substantiates the facts but gives the reader a means to explore in more depth each of the subjects covered.
The tale involves a young woman named Adora, who after learning of a place which enchants her because of its mysterious qualities, decides to journey there. The place not only has almost no gravity, which is extraordinary in itself, but the people residing there have exceptional qualities of mind and spirt. None are capable of lying - they are sentient beings able to telepathically read each others’ minds. A utopian, transparent world, where only truth and honesty exist. To reach her destination, she is instructed to follow the magnetic lines. The book is a journey to this place with its supernatural characteristics, distilled with information revealing how this theoretically ‘could’ occur. For example, successive natural phenomena were triggered as a result of accelerated global warming.
Besides reading the book sequentially, it is designed as a reference tool in which one can jump from one topic to another; each covered on its unique page. The book is geared for curious readers from adolescent on; for students, science or science fantasy enthusiasts, or those curious about spirituality and consciousness. Generally, those intrigued with adventures into the unknown. Besides being a tale infused with symbolism and mystery (“Adora” means “love” and “Vitali” means “life”), it is a multimedia ‘expeditionary learning platform’, which peers into the phenomena of nature from the microscopic world of subatomic physics to the cosmic, including a smorgasbord of other topics from biology, to geology, chemistry and more, displaying how extraordinary ‘our’ world is. As the title suggests, among other things, the book strives to build an appreciation and notion of the integral role electromagnetism plays in all of life. with love, email@example.com
Countries I’ve Visited
Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, France, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia, Spain, United Kingdom, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In
France, Germany, Spain, United States