Wednesday, November 30, 2011

War And Peace And Other Short Stories By Sean Filkins

A Reflective Review By Andrea R. Garrison – Onlinewithandrea

War And Peace And Other Short Stories by Sean Filkins is a wonderful mix of great music and story telling. I enjoyed just sitting back and listening to every single track. It was just one continuous melodiously flow that truly captivated my attention. I truly love the music and the touching stories being shared by Sean as he takes you through this journey that is so close to his heart. Also I love those shoes and to understand that you have to get the actual CD.This is one of those CD’s that you will need to experience for yourself and the only way to do that is to get the CD and truly listen. War And Peace And Other Stories continues to amaze me every time I listen to it. It started out great and it just gets better. I am looking forward to hearing more music by Sean Filkins. For more information on Sean Filkins visit and listen to the Onlinewithandrea interview.

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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Observations By Unified Past

A Reflective Review By Andrea R. Garrison

Observations the latest CD by Unified Past features the great team efforts of Stephen Speelman, Victor Tassone and Frank Tassone. The CD opens up with I’m Not Answering which is a very creative track that truly captures your attention. This CD has some very highly charged rocking tracks and then there are the tunes such as Faithless and Remember When that have the softer melodic tones. I love the special sound effects through out that adds another dimension. My observation is that this is an entertaining CD that will get you moving and thinking. For more information on Unified Past visit, and listen to the Onlinewithandrea interview.

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Saturday, November 26, 2011

Aisles Presents In Sudden Walks And The Yearning

A Reflective Review By Andrea Garrison – Online With Andrea

Aisles is a fantastic Progressive Rock band from Chile with two CD releases, In Sudden Walks and The Yearning. I have been trying to figure out which CD I prefer and it is just too difficult. They are both great. Aisles has a way of adding different levels to their music so listen very closely and enjoy which is exactly what I am doing at this moment. In Sudden Walks and The Yearning are released by Melodic Revolution Records. For more information please visit, and listen to the Onlinewithandrea interview.

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Friday, November 25, 2011

Natural Causes By Solstice Coil

A Reflective Review By Andrea Garrison - Onlinewithandrea

As I am writing my reflections I am listening to Question Irrevelant, Outcome Inevitable the first track on the Natural Causes CD by Solstice Coil. I am enjoying this track so much I had to repeat it a couple of times. It is certainly a sign of a great CD when you want to repeat the tracks. It then becomes a never ending musical journey. I would say that this Progressive Rock band from Israel will take you on a special journey that you will never forget and all you have to do is purchase the CD and enjoy the ride. When you receive the CD you will get a magnicent poster which makes the actual physical purchase of the CD a must. Natural Causes is a release on Melodic Revolution Records . For more information visit, and listen to the
Online With Andrea interview.

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Sunday, November 20, 2011

Embers By Helen Jane Long

A Reflective Review By Andrea R. Garrison – Onlinewithandrea

Embers By Helen Jane Long is a wonderful, warm, soothing CD. It reminds me of a warm sunny day with blue skies, green grass and a soft wind. I am listening to the CD as I am writing this reflection. Some things are just so special and so delicate it is hard to put into words. And even though I can not find the words to describe Helen’s music. I can honestly say that it is beautiful, inspiring and enjoyable. Every stroke of the key creates a melodious classical sound that will touch your heart and uplift your spirits. Helen Jane Long’s music is absolutely delightful and enchanting. Thank you Helen for creating Embers. I love it!!! For more information on Helen Jane Long visit and listen to the Onlinewithandrea interview with Helen.

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Keep The Faith And Trust That We Will Win

A Reflection By Andrea R. Garrison - Onlinewithandrea

Technology today is amazing in terms of bringing people together from around the world. I hope you enjoy my special collaboration with ifsounds from Italy on their Unusual Roots release. ifsounds are on the Melodic Revolution Records label. It is very heart warming and special to work with friends regardless of distance, time and space. I love the fact that we are united in music. Enjoy the journey and trust that we will win.

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Helen Keller How I Would Help The World

A Reflective Review By Andrea R. Garrison – Onlinewithandrea

How I Would Help The World By Helen Keller (1880 -1968) with an Introduction by Rev. Dr. Ray Silverman is a precious, little book written by this iconic inspirational woman who was stricken with a disease that left her blind and deaf. Despite her obvious challenges she went on to learn to read and to write and was the first blind and deaf person to earn a college degree when she graduated from Radcliffe College. In this book Helen Keller shares her heartfelt feelings and appreciation for Emanuel Swedenborg referring to him as “one of the noblest champions true Christianity has ever known,” she said, “Swedenborg’s message has been my greatest incitement to overcome limitation.” The book starts out with a powerful introduction by Rev. Dr. Ray Silverman. “When we consider the life of such an inspiring person, we may wonder how Helen Keller was able to overcome her limitations and become such a powerful force for good. What was the source of her inner strength, undaunted optimism, and noble aspiration? She was an inspiration to millions, and continues to be so today. But who inspired Helen?” Well the answer to that question is that Helen Keller was a spiritual independent woman deeply touched by Emanuel Swedenborg the Swedish scientist, philosopher, Christian mystic who lived from 1688 – 1772. In reading the words of Helen Keller and the writings of this mystic seer one can easily understand why she was so moved by Swedenborg. The works of Swedenborg takes one beyond the limitation of the physical earth into the spirit world of unlimited possibilities. It is rather ironic that millions may learn about Emanuel Swedenborg through the words of Helen Keller. But then again they are both kindred spirits eternally because of their tremendous ability to see, to hear and to connect beyond the physical universe. You will love this precious little book because there is so much in these pages. There are precious photos and beautiful heart inspired words from Ray Silverman, Helen Keller and Emanuel Swedenborg. So it is small in size but huge in depth and content. For more information visit and listen to the Onlinewithandrea interview on Helen Keller.

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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Reece Lincoln And The Soul Of A Man

A Reflective Review By Andrea R. Garrison - Onlinewithandrea

The Reece Lincoln Band is an amazing group. If you are a blues fan you will love the Reece Lincoln Band. Quite honestly even if you are not a Blues fan you will love this band. I love every single tune on their CD Soul Of A Man. Hard Times will have you rocking in your seat and not for long because you will have to stand up to enjoy this music. And when you get up you will not sit down. The title track is riveting with the unforgettable lyrics and the guitar solo’s. If you want a glimpse of what is The Soul Of A Man check out the Reece Lincoln Band. Buy their music and if you can catch them live you must see them as well . For more information please visit and listen to the Onlinewithandrea interview.

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Totally Positive Teaching

A Reflective Review By Andrea R. Garrison – Onlinewithandrea

Totally Positive Teaching A Five Stage Approach to Energizing Students and Teachers By Joseph Ciaccio offers an inspiring alternative to teaching. In the book he writes that, “ a master teacher can make learning a fulfilling experience and effect lives of generations of human beings. A master teacher fosters a love of learning in the subject she teaches.” He introduces five valuable techniques and explains them in great detail. The five techniques are:

Meeting mutual needs
Changing counterproductive feelings
Ending behavior problems
Helping underachievers
Using active-learning strategies

What is so great about this book is that it was written by a poor student who became a great student and a wonderful well-loved and highly respected teacher who was able to encourage excitement in the classroom. This book is an important read for anyone who cares about the present and the future of the educational system.

For more information on Totally Positive Teaching visit and listen to the Online With Andrea interview with Joseph Ciaccio.

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