Heavy Issues

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Collective Breath – Episode 40 – 4/11/21 – Writing Prompt

Week of Sunday, April 11th, 2021
Starting at 11am PDT
Episode : 40
Writing Prompt: Write about an adventure you had while traveling in your home state or country.
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COLLECTIVE BREATH is a weekly wellness writing workshop. This ongoing event meets Sundays starting at 11am. Each session will consist of two portions.

Step 1:

11:00am – Tune in to Bruka Theatre of the Sierra’s Facebook Page to see the Poet in Residence, Jesse James Ziegler perform original pieces of poetry and speak about the theme/prompt of the week. (Personal Podcast Portion)
NOTE: EPISODE 40 WILL BE PRE-RECORDED AND SET TO AIR AT 11AM

Step 2:

11:15am – This week, Sunday, April 11th, 2021, the show will air at 11am as per usual. However, it will be PRE-RECORDED and set to AIR AT 11AM out of necessity. I will neither have cell service or internet access at that time. As such, next week there will be NO GROUP PORTION VIA ZOOM MEETING at 11:15am. We will pick up the following week (Sunday April 18th) with our group workshop and cover two weeks worth of topics and material relating to those topics in a shared setting at that time. The writing prompt capitalizes on that promise.

In general: Using the link provided in the Facebook Event “Collective Breath”, join on Zoom for the meeting to discuss and share creative output related to the Topic/Prompt. (Group Workshop Portion)
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https://us04web.zoom.us/j/8127754640?pwd=RE41WS94RkVidUxERmxteXZTY3ZPdz09
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‘COLLECTIVE BREATH’
@biggestlittlecollectivebreath
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Not to be all I want

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Collective Breath – Episode 39 – 4/4/21 – Writing Prompt

Week of Sunday, April 4th, 2021
Starting at 11am PDT
Episode : 39
Writing Prompt: Write in response to the following picture (2nd placard)

The large container ship Ever Given ran aground in the Suez Canal, causing a traffic jam for cargo vessels.
PHOTO: KHALED ELFIQI/SHUTTERSTOCK
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COLLECTIVE BREATH is a weekly wellness writing workshop. This ongoing event meets Sundays starting at 11am. Each session will consist of two portions.
Step 1:
11:00am – Tune in to Bruka Theatre of the Sierra’s Facebook Page to see the Poet in Residence, Jesse James Ziegler perform original pieces of poetry and speak about the theme/prompt of the week. (Personal Podcast Portion)
Step 2:
11:15am – Using the link provided in the Facebook Event “Collective Breath”, join on Zoom for the meeting to discuss and share creative output related to the Topic/Prompt. (Group Workshop Portion)
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https://us04web.zoom.us/j/8127754640?pwd=RE41WS94RkVidUxERmxteXZTY3ZPdz09
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‘COLLECTIVE BREATH’
@biggestlittlecollectivebreath
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Collective Breath – Episode 38 – 3/28/21 – Transcript

COLLECTIVE BREATH – Episode: 38

Week of Sunday, March 28th, 2021

Number of people attending Facebook (personal portion):

Number of people attending Zoom Meet (group portion):

Introduction:

for·ma·tive

/ˈfôrmədiv/

adjective

1. serving to form something, especially having a profound and lasting influences on a person’s development. “His formative years.”

nounLINGUISTICS

1. a formative element.

Definitions taken from Oxford Languages

Oxford Languages and Google – English

A transcript of this segment and each subsequent session will be posted (for anyone interested) at http://www.sidewayseight.co which is my main outlet for personal poetry and photography: Sideways Eight Projects.

“Maybe deep down inside we were all still in our formative years. Maybe it was never too late for any of us to change.”

Claire Cook

Hello fantastic people! My name is Jesse James Ziegler. I am the current Poet in Residence for the Bruka Theatre of the Sierra in Reno, Nevada. I am an active poet, special event MC, principle photographer, special event series host, and now weekly wellness writing workshop host in collaboration with Spoken Views Collective of which I am also a Board Member.

In Common

No one seems to care about the common folk

cept they themselves who laugh a lot and joke.

Common in that they’re not famous, not wealthy, nor particularly rich, folk in that they’d wish to remain nameless, they’re healthy, with no elevator pitch. Some have a savings, some satiate on spectacular cravings, some wish to bring back slaving, over a hot stove day after day after day, cept they themselves who laugh a lot and pray.

This Weeks Writing Prompt:

This week’s Prompt : Write about a formative experience from your childhood.

“I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.”

— Carl Gustav Jung

I want for this podcast style personal portion to contain information about famous writers and their quotes as well as, futuristically speaking, local guests to this program who help everyone involved gain a diversity of perspective and positively impact our individual process.

Quote(s) of the Week:(5)

“We shall not cease from exploration

And the end of all our exploring

Will be to arrive where we started

And know the place for the first time.”

— T. S. Eliot, Four Quartets

“A little talent is a good thing to have if you want to be a writer. But the only real requirement is the ability to remember every scar.”

— Stephen King

“Freedom is what we do with what is done to us.”

— Jean-Paul Sartre

“Never respond to an angry person with a fiery comeback, even if he deserves it…Don’t allow his anger to become your anger.”

— Bohdi Sanders, Warrior Wisdom: Ageless Wisdom for the Modern Warrior

“Life is a tapestry woven by the decisions we make.”

— Sherrilyn Kenyon, Kiss of the Night (Dark-Hunter, #4)

I’m hoping this sharing and vulnerability I’m demonstrating will encourage others who love creative writing as well to open up, by sharing from their innermost, related to the topic provided. I’m hoping we all gain perspective, compassion, hope, and discipline through such organized sharing.

Piece or Pieces of the Week: (1)

Black Out

For further personal reading

Formative Quotes

https://www.brainyquote.com/topics/formative-quotes

Quotes and Sayings

https://quotessayings.net/topics/formative-years/

Formative Experience Quotes Blog

https://quotely.org/topic/formative%20experience/

Global Supply Chains

https://www.wsj.com/amp/articles/whats-wrong-with-global-supply-chains-and-how-it-affects-you-11616763749

Next Week’s Writing Prompt:

Which will also be posted across Collective Breath and Bruka Theatre’s social media platforms: Write in response to the following picture…

The large container ship Ever Given ran aground in the Suez Canal, causing a traffic jam for cargo vessels.

PHOTO: KHALED ELFIQI/SHUTTERSTOCK

Closing Sentiments and an Invitation

Others

Sometimes I get the chance

to be a fly on the wall

or a flower

at a banquet of bounty

a feast for the mind

That’s it for my personal portion. If this is where you get off this train of thought, because you checked in to listen, thank you for tuning in and absorbing. I appreciate your time and consideration. If you are here for the Weekly Wellness Writing Workshop group portion via Zoom Meeting, please transition to that application now using the link provided in the details/description section of the Bruka Theatre Facebook Event Page for ‘Collective Breath’. The link to watch previous episodes is in the bio section of the Collective Breath Instagram page @biggestlittlecollectivebreath

Growth

If I always go for low or no maintenance

there’s no way I’ll grow patience in relations.

‘Keep’ (my frictionless benediction)

Keep writing. Keep your heart open and your mind aware. Keep coming back for more. Keep going. Keep giving. Keep doing. Keep daring to believe in a better way of living. Keep loving and creating. Keep each other safe and sound. Keep it real, and keep the faith. I love you. Goodbye for now.

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In Common

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Proudly common folk myself.
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Near and Far

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An experiment in perspective
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Slow Down

I’m so glad I was able to join the University of Nevada, Reno MFA Program tonight for a Zoom reading and Q&A by acclaimed novelist and essayist Aaron Hamburger. ( @aaronhamburger1 )
His advice, two simple words, “Slow down”, really resonated with me. I needed to hear that and to here that. I needed tonight.
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Collective Breath – Episode 37 – 3/21/21 – Transcript

COLLECTIVE BREATH – Episode: 37

Week of Sunday, March 21st, 2021

Number of people attending Facebook (personal portion):

Number of people attending Zoom Meet (group portion):

Introduction:

“It’s spring again. I can hear the birds sing again. See the flowers start to bud. See young people fall in love.”

— Lou Rawls

A transcript of this segment and each subsequent session will be posted (for anyone interested) at http://www.sidewayseight.co which is my main outlet for personal poetry and photography: Sideways Eight Projects.

“Spring won’t let me stay in this house any longer! I must get out and breathe the air deeply again.”

— Gustav Mahler

Hello fantastic people! My name is Jesse James Ziegler. I am the current Poet in Residence for the Bruka Theatre of the Sierra in Reno, Nevada. I am an active poet, special event MC, principle photographer, special event series host, and now weekly wellness writing workshop host in collaboration with Spoken Views Collective of which I am also a Board Member.

“Tess knows that the only thing that can fix the listless vines, the crackling dry path, the broiling alleyway and her sagging mama, is a good, soaking rainstorm. “Come on, rain!” she whispers into the endless summer heat. When it finally comes, there is shouting and dancing as everyone and everything spring to life.”

— Description of the 2003 Children’s Book ‘Come on, rain!’ including the voice of Leila Ali

from the GooglePlay Store

This Weeks Writing Prompt:

This week’s Prompt : Write in response to the singular word ‘Spring’

When I say the word ‘spring’ you may picture a metal coil in a mattress frame, a green meadow glowing with a sunrise, a calendar open to March or April or May, a Slinky, blooming flowers, rainfall, a clock being adjusted, or the Easter Bunny. Join us in the group portion, via Zoom, immediately following in order to share and discuss your thoughts on the matter.

I want for this podcast style personal portion to contain information about famous writers and their quotes as well as, futuristically speaking, local guests to this program who help everyone involved gain a diversity of perspective and positively impact our individual process.

Quote(s) of the Week:(5)

“Flowers don’t worry about how they’re going to bloom. They just open up and turn toward the light and that makes them beautiful.”

— Jim Carrey

“A little flower that blooms in May. A lovely sunset at the end of a day. Someone helping a stranger along the way. That’s heaven to me.”

— Sam Cooke

“You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep spring from coming.”

— Pablo Neruda

“If people did not love one another, I really don’t see what use there would be in having any spring.”

— Victor Hugo

“The deep roots never doubt spring will come.”

— Marty Rubin

I’m hoping this sharing and vulnerability I’m demonstrating will encourage others who love creative writing as well to open up, by sharing from their innermost, related to the topic provided. I’m hoping we all gain perspective, compassion, hope, and discipline through such organized sharing.

Piece or Pieces of the Week: (1)

Spring Forward

For further personal reading

Favorite Spring Quotes

https://www.proflowers.com/blog/favorite-spring-quotes

Spring Season

https://www.livescience.com/amp/24728-spring.html

Spring Equinox/Season

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spring_(season)

Next Week’s Writing Prompt:

Thank you to my friend and professional colleague Griffin, next week’s writing prompt,

which will also be posted across Collective Breath and Bruka Theatre’s social media platforms: Write about a formative experience from your childhood.

Closing Sentiments and an Invitation

“Spring will come and so will happiness. Hold on. Life will get warmer.”

— Anita Krizzan

That’s it for my personal portion. If this is where you get off this train of thought, because you checked in to listen, thank you for tuning in and absorbing. I appreciate your time and consideration. If you are here for the Weekly Wellness Writing Workshop group portion via Zoom Meeting, please transition to that application now using the link provided in the details/description section of the ‘Collective Breath’ Bruka Theatre Facebook Event Page. The link is also in the bio section of the Collective Breath Instagram page @biggestlittlecollectivebreath

‘Keep’ (my frictionless benediction)

Keep writing. Keep your heart open and your mind aware. Keep coming back for more. Keep going. Keep giving. Keep doing. Keep daring to believe in a better way of living. Keep loving and creating. Keep each other safe and sound. Keep it real, and keep the faith. I love you. Goodbye for now.

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#collectivebreath #collectivebreathreno #biggestlittlecollectivebreath #spokenword #spokenwordartist #sidewayseightprojects #brukapoetry #sidewayseightpoetry #spokenviewscollective #brukatheatre #brukatheatre28 #believe #community #reno #renonv #weekly #wellness #writing #workshop #creativewriting #writingprompts #writer #writers #poet #poetry #quotes #artists #guests #event #hope

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Collective Breath – Episode 38 – 3/28/21 – Writing Prompt

Week of Sunday, March 28th, 2021
Starting at 11am PDT
Episode : 38
Writing Prompt: Write about a formative experience from your childhood.
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COLLECTIVE BREATH is a weekly wellness writing workshop. This ongoing event meets Sundays starting at 11am. Each session will consist of two portions.
Step 1:
11:00am – Tune in to Bruka Theatre of the Sierra’s Facebook Page to see the Poet in Residence, Jesse James Ziegler perform original pieces of poetry and speak about the theme/prompt of the week. (Personal Podcast Portion)
Step 2:
11:15am – Using the link provided in the Facebook Event “Collective Breath”, join on Zoom for the meeting to discuss and share creative output related to the Topic/Prompt. (Group Workshop Portion)
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https://us04web.zoom.us/j/8127754640?pwd=RE41WS94RkVidUxERmxteXZTY3ZPdz09
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‘COLLECTIVE BREATH’
@biggestlittlecollectivebreath
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#poet #poets #poem #poems #poetry #poetsofinstagram #poetsofig #poetrycommunity #poetryisnotdead #workshop #poemsofinstagram #poetry_addicts #poemsporn #brukatheatre #collectivebreathreno #bloggers #weekly #sidewayseightprojects #brukapoetry #sidewaseightpoetry #spokenword #spokenwordpoet #spokenwordpoetry #spokenwordartist #writer #writing #creativewriting #wellness #biggestlittlecollectivebreath #collectivebreath
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