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I am an Ordained Minister, a Shaman, a Reiki Master Teacher, an Aromatherapist, a Massage Therapist, an Herbalist in training, & a Crystal Healer in training! I am also a Writer! I am one of the Neo- Celí Dé (a form of Celtic christian mysticism based on original early Christianity, & certain Celtic philosophies, perspectives, & certain Druidic elements). I am also a proud member of Clan MacKay. NO PARTIES, JUST PATRIOTISM!

These are a few of my favorite things!;

  • The Harry Potter series! both the movies and the books by J.K. Rowling!
  • Twilight book saga, and movie series by Stephanie Meyer's!

Friday, January 6, 2017

An open letter to people on listening;







Today I had an experience that has become far too common for my sense of rightness. I have finally had enough and must speak out. I was having a private conversation with another adult today and three teenagers decided to not only intrude on our conversation but proceeded to try and tell me how wrong I was because like so many other young people; these three truly believed they know everything there is to know. It was a conversation about parenting, and more specifically about physical correction. By physical correction I mean spanking and slapping. Now let me preface this by saying I am a survivor of true child abuse. I mean actual beatings and the occasional attempted murder, as well as surviving mental and emotional abuse, spiritual abuse, and later on being tormented at school. I have to say tormented because bullying is such a gross understatement for what I endured. So these three kids first of all felt it was alright to intrude on the conversation between adults. Now remember this was not even a public discussion going on. Me and the woman who were talking were whispering quietly to ourselves. As a survivor of real abuse it makes me beyond angry and physically nauseous to hear people saying that spanking and slapping when a wayward child is absolutely out of hand, abuse. That is not abuse. It is not even close to abuse. One of these three teens actually had the gall to explain that he took a psych class and that spanking was “lazy parenting”. I shared that it some cases that might be true but it was far from being a universal truth. One of the problems I have encountered with these entitled younger generations is that they will believe anything told to them from a book, or in a classroom just because someone is called “an expert” or a professor and has a piece of paper called a degree, and has a string of all but meaningless letters behind their name. These things do not impress me. I don’t fall for every bit of propaganda that someone tells me just because they say it in the front of a classroom, or in a text book. I am impressed by real world life experience, and by true intelligence.

Young people if you read this please really try and hear and understand what I am telling you! Don’t believe everything you are told. Question everything. Research everything. And by research I don’t just mean in a book. I mean go find people with real world experience, preferably older people and speak with them. Learn from them. And please understand this because it is one of life’s greatest truths! Just because something works for you or is true for you, does NOT make it true or right or good for everyone else on this planet. Sometimes your opinion and your truth is just that….your opinion and your truth. That does not make it a universal truth. It does not mean that everyone has to agree with you. Not everyone is ever going to agree with you all the time about everything.

I would also like to say this…Don’t speak for other people and on their behalf if they have not asked you to. I as an adult survivor of actual child abuse do not appreciate you trying to speak on my behalf.


I was explaining the differences between the abuse I suffered at the hands of my sperm-donor and the loving spanking I received from my grandparents when I was little. Now my grandparents did not doll out physical punishment constantly. It was a rare and serious occasion when it happened. Each and every time it happened, I can honestly say with no reservation that it was because I really deserved it. I explained how different it was from the real abuse I endured and tried to explain the various nuances. I was of course cut off. I was dismissed and again metaphorically spit upon.

The idea that these children believed that they had the right to speak over me, to speak for me, to even attempt to talk on behalf when they did not live my life or any life but their own really got under my skin. I mean I was so angry that had a very little boy who is very sweet and sensitive not been there, I probably would have gotten up and dished out some much needed back-handings. I mean really…who the f*ck did these little entitled arrogant know it all narcissistic brats think they there speaking for me, and just who did they think they were talking to?!

When I was little there were things that were just not done and the world was a better place in many ways. Children did not jump in on the conversations of adults. It just was not done. And a person did not just jump in on private conversations. The fact that these young people did not know this and had never been taught that made me angry at the idiots who raised them. I don’t care how well intentioned someone is, there are certain things that are just not acceptable behavior. When your behavior is hurting other people it needs to stop. Sadly these young people don’t understand that sometimes children who start acting a fool in certain situations need to be physically corrected. A spank or a slap carried out in the appropriate manner is not abuse, and nor is it lazy parenting. It is loving and just. It is meant to sting, to get the child’s attention, to warn the child, to cause some physical discomfort or even a little pain so that the child understands that it did something very wrong and that society will not tolerate behavior like that. Now we have a nation of whiney brats. Many of them are writing books, teaching in university class rooms, and working in positions of power in the government. Many of them run social services and they are going around telling people that physical discipline is abuse. Again as a survivor of actual child abuse this is an absolute insult and diminishment of what I lived through and experienced. This has created a nation where people when they don’t get their way will in mass take to the streets, disrupt society like the brats they are, destroy people’s business and livelihoods, and murder people and authority figures like cops.

We have created a nation where these people think they have he right to murder people if they don’t get their way. Let that sink in folks. This is what happens when you give every kid a trophy just for participation. This is what happens when they are not disciplined. This is what happens when people are not taught better. This is what happens with policies like “no child left behind”.





I went on to try and explain to these people that time outs and removing a kind from the situation doesn’t always work. I wanted to add that it was not always appropriate. Because removing a child sometimes teaches them that you have a right to leave every single situation you don’t like instead of facing it head on. I wanted to add that allowing the child to get away with everything with no real consequences of any kind teaches the child that can do whatever it wants. I wanted to say sometimes that kind of parenting is not only stupid but down right dangerous. These idiots out in the world writing their psychology books are part of the systemic problem we have now. These people were mocking what I lived through and didn’t even begin to understand that on a basic level or in any real way.

I was told by these young people that there are things besides time outs. Things like giving the child a set of options and choices. I tried to explain that when I was little that style of parenting would not have worked on or with me. They would not hear me. When I was little if an adult had said go to your room, or time out, or removed me from the situation or given me choices; I would have laughed at their idiocy. Oh really you want me to go to my room, well my bedroom was like going to Disneyland. Let’s go. Oh you want me to have a time out to, where I can sit there and think about how stupid you are. Fine by me, I will sit and simmer in my anger towards you. Oh you want to remove me from the situation, well great…thanks for giving me exactly what I wanted…so kind of you. Oh you want to give me choices and options. Ok I choose to say f*ck you and all your options and choices and decide my own. These are the things that would have gone through my head when I was little at this no REAL consequences style of free-for-all parenting when I was little. That crap would not have worked with me. I said to these young people, if this is working with your child that is fantastic and God bless go to, but it doesn’t work with every child. It would not have worked on me at all. To paint all children, all parents, all families, and all situations with the same brush and say everyone is exactly the same and is going to respond the same to the same things is not only stupidity but utterly dangerous and what’s more is that it is wicked and wrong to do so.

They corrected my obvious errors and said that how dare I raise my voice to them and disagree with them. Oh yes how dare I. Well I dare. How dare they try and say that one size parenting fits all. How dare they say that I don’t know my own life or what happened to me, and that it is they and not I who are entitled to opinions about my life and my experiences.

My tormentors in school were for the most part entitled brats whose wealthy parents who were educated in class rooms which called spanking bad and lazy. These entitled brats learned that they had no consequences to their bad doings. In turn they learned that it was ok to treat people however you want to. They learned that other people didn’t matter. They learned it was ok to torment people. They learned it was ok to try and destroy that person and their very soul. I used to look at my tormentors and think, you were never spanked as a child which is why you don’t know this is wrong. 






These same type of people were sitting in front of me and explaining to me that because of what they read in books, and learned in their collage classrooms that I was wrong and they were the only right ones. They told me that my life experience in the real world was wrong. They acted as if I was telling them how to raise their children. Yes these babies have babies. Another consequence of not having parents who taught them better. People always say that scripture says spare the rod and spoil and the child. While the saying itself is true, that is not what scripture itself says. Scripture actually says that those who spare the rod despises the child’s soul. That is because it was universally understood that children who are not taught how to behave, how to think for themselves and be able to reason out what is correct and right and good and just grow up to be very bad people indeed. They grow up to be people who are spoiled. People who have turned rotten like food years past its sell by date with putrid colored fuzz growing on it in abandoned refrigerators left in abandoned houses or ally ways. 


I tried to explain to these young people that I was so happy for them that they got lucky with a little boy who was so very good natured and sweet even if he was not perfect, that they could get away with that style of parenting with him. I believe that they got blessed indeed. Though I don’t know what he will be like when he is a teenager because of what he is being taught and also what he is not being taught. I hope he turns out well and good. I was met with the comments that it was not being blessed but the fact they took to time to go through these “proper” “parenting” techniques with him. 









Again I was dismissed as if I as a human being was nothing. They metaphorically spit on me…spit venom on me, and slapped me over and over again. This happened because their schools which they have been brainwashed to believe no matter what told them that it was ok to treat other people that way. This happened because their own parents never taught them that treating a fellow human being this way was alright. My grandparents who had to raise me from the time I was 12 on, were called by these people lazy parents. When there are no two people in the entire world less lazy than these people are close to being saints. I really wanted to slap them after they said that.

When they finally left our house in a huff like we are the ones who did something wrong I was left with all this rage and un-rest and this horrible energy in our house. It had been a spiritual and emotional and mental war unleashed on us, and visited upon us from these people. These people who don’t have the first clue about life itself. These atheistic people who don’t believe in God and show it with their sad lives, and their ignorance. These people who assaulted me and left me wounded and bleeding metaphorically speaking. I spoke up for myself but not loud enough and not firmly enough because I was trying to protect the smallest child in the room.

So as I write these words and post them, I am taking my power back and finding the healing that I need. People, just because something is your opinion doesn’t make it true. It doesn’t make it a universal rule that every can or should live by. And especially when you are young, don’t be deceived into believing that you are better or know more than those who have lived longer than you have been alive. In our society we have made grave error in dismissing the wisdom of our elders. We were wrong to just brush them aside as if they don’t matter. We were wrong not to protect them and care for them properly. 







It is not alright to go around treating people badly. At some pointed during this horrible day it was explained to me that slapping an adult was assault and slapping a child was not in my opinion. What I never got the chance to say was that, the fact we have created a society where slapping an adult is actually called an assault is repugnant and wrong. They told this to someone who has in the past been beaten, stolen from, strangled, stabbed, had guns held on them, and been scorned, threatened, and assaulted on every level. The fact people think slapping someone is in any way similar to an assault is exactly part of the huge problem with our society.When I was young people did not act in mass in the horrible way they do now. So to me the proof is in the pudding. You can quote all the studies that you want to and it doesn't matter a hill of beans if the studies are shown by action and by history to be wrong.

In some ways we are getting better, but in other ways we are getting so so so much worse.

I hold on to the hope that one day sanity and reason will reign again.

After these people left my house I used what little strength and energy I had left to cleanse my home and pray over it. I called other people to pray for cleansing, love, light, and peace as well. I did not have the energy left to fully cleanse my house the way it truly needed it at that point to get all the evil residue from those people out of my abode. They sucked a lot of my energy out like little vampires. What’s worse is that I as an energy worker should not have let it happen. I should not have allowed that kind of behavior to go on unchallenged in my own house. I did it however for the sake of a small child. I took comfort from that. I will do more cleansing work tomorrow.

I had to start writing this before bed and get it all out of me. I needed to put this out in the world to try and start helping people understand. What you do and say has real life affects on other people. What you say, think, and do matters. How you treat people matters. It all has real life consequences, even if you are not the one who always has to pay for them.

People please start treating your fellow man better, with more compassion and more respect and stop just DISMISSING other people. Just because you don’t agree with them doesn’t make them wrong or you right. Sometimes it is not even about being right or wrong. Sometimes it is just about listening and bearing witness. Sometimes it is about trying to walk in someone else’s shoes. Sometimes it is about making other people feel like they have truly been heard. Sometimes that is the only thing that will make us all better people and truly heal our world.

Please remember that sometimes you don’t know it all and you don’t have to talk. You just have to be there with an open heart and an open mind and with sacredness and love and compassion and empathy…you just and only have to listen!

Thank you if you have taken the time to read through this entire thing. Thank you if you have taken the time to listen. 

                                                            

                                                                      Listen to God





                                                                  Listen to Nature



                                                                Listen to yourself


Listen to your friends and loved ones 
 

                                                               Listen to other people,
                                            
                                                and not just the sound of your own voice




                                                      Listen to those you disagree with



                                                           Don't just hear, really listen




                                                                         Listen




                                                               Listen with both sets of ears

                                                             and listen with all that you are




                                                                             LISTEN

                                                           with sacredness and with intent




                           I leave you to listen to the thoughts of a great mind, of a once great man






Sunday, January 1, 2017

Welcome in 2017





Welcome in 2017…The year of believing in dreams & working hard to manifest them. 


So now another year has gone by and another year begun. 2016 was a year of great turbulence and change. We lost many of our older great entertainers and artists. We saw the world change, and our nation change again. I fell in love, though as per my usual style it is one sided and unrequited lol. I decided to take my health back into my own hands and start working out and am having great success thus far. I met new people and traveled. I took a trip that might not seem all that grand to a lot of people, but was utterly life altering for me. I can’t wait to see what 2017 has in store. A great many people are filled with fear or sadness. I am filled with hope and excitement. Yes I do have a little bit of caution but I will not let that rule me or decide if and when I can be happy. I am trying to move ahead in my life. I have a lead on a new place to start teaching again. I am starting my own website business. It is slow going because I am having to raise the funds over time. I did have a little dread when I thought obama might prolong his stay in office by declaring war with someone. His time in office has been horrible in almost every way imaginable. He is an islamic terrorist demon. He only did one good thing his entire time in office and that was give queer people marriage equality. Despite what most of my fellow queers think, he didn’t do it for them. He did it so the democratic party would be assured of their votes. Well I am not fooled and will not be bought for him doing the right thing for once during his entire stint in office. He planned on bringing many many more terrorists here and murdering us all anyway. Then I thought that hillary was going to win. In which case I was ready to just up on this nation altogether and find another country to live in and put my time, energy, and belief into. Thankfully that evil murderous murderess didn’t win but lost on every front. Despite the popular liberal media spin we now know that she lost even the popular vote because the votes of illegal immigrants, dead people, and fictional people do not count. I don’t particularly like Trump and I can’t stand the vice president. However I don’t have to like him. I don’t necessarily dislike him all that much either. I just have to believe that he will do what he said he will do and I do believe he will and that is enough for me. The one aspect of life I am still really concerned about for us all, is climate change and the state of the environment. I think we all need to grow up like the rest of the world slowly is, and start getting over our dependence on oil, gas, and coal; and start finding clean energies to put our energies into producing lol.

So come at me 2017 I am standing here and waiting for you! lol

I hope this new year will be a great year for us all. Hail & Farewell to all those we lost this past year. And Welcome to all those who shall be born to us. Blessed Be Most Excellent! 






P. S. 

Before I get accused of anything politically. No I am not a republican. I despise the two party system altogether. I also despise the systemic and institutionalized racism against white peoples that we have in this nation now. I despise the social justice movement because it is nothing but racism against white people in action with a new name. I despise the racist concept called cultural appropriation because it is nothing but racist bullshit. I stand against all this wickedness, evil, and stupidity! The social justice movement which is the very heart of the democratic party and the liberal media which has brainwashed all the sheeple in this nation with it, is nothing but evil and racism which further divides this nation. I believe in freedom. Freedom of thought, speech, and expression. I also believe that desecration of the flag should lead to jail, fines, and or deportation in some cases. The flag does not belong to you alone but to all of us. Stop destroying what is not yours I say.

I am an American Patriot, and a true historical conservative. I believe in a small limited federal government that does what it is supposed to do and serves we the people; while keeping its nose out of our personal lives. I do not believe in the government's involvement in our personal lives by telling us who and when and how we can marry, live, and raise children. I do not believe in the government trying to limit our right to bear arms. I do not believe in the government being involved in our health care system. I do not believe they should be telling us who we are and what we have to be, and how we have to learn. I believe in the model of government set up in the beginning of this nation. Does it have to evolve over time? Yes of course. That does not mean we have to utterly alter it like so many of us are intent on doing now. I do not believe that states should have the right to overrule federal laws however. Like in the case of marriage equality. We now thankfully have a law that safeguards the rights of all legal and natural citizens to get married to those they love regardless of sexual orientation and that is right and good and just. So I am a true historical conservative not a log cabin republican just for those that have accused me of being otherwise. This Queer not only believes in Freedom but demands it as a way of life. Freedom is my politics. The freedom of religion. The freedom to live and love as I choose. The freedom to keep and bear arms to defend my freedoms. The freedom to try and do my small part to help save the planet as I see right and good by my own choices. So if I were going to have a party it would be The Freedom Party made out of true patriots, legal and natural citizens, and true historical conservatives. lol  


Saturday, October 8, 2016

The Opposites Audiobook Tour;

The O'Raven Chronicles is entirely pleased to present this stop post for the Opposites Audiobook tour for Author T. M. Smith.



Opposites is now available on Audiobook 
Written by T.M. Smith
Narrated by Greg Boudreaux


In the year 2081, our planet survived global warming on an apocalyptic scale. When the dust settled and the water receded, Dr. Anthony Smith, one of only a few hundred survivors of GWI, started society anew. Having come to the conclusion that injudicious breeding played a huge role in the destruction of Earth as we knew it in the twenty first century, he worked closely with other survivors to isolate the Dionysus gene: the gene has the ability to manipulate human DNA to ensure that all male children be born gay, and all female children be born lesbians. 

A new society was born

In the year 2300 Dr. Smith’s descendants are ushering in the twenty fourth century having maintained control of the government that still rules society. Twins, Aiya and Aiyan, are preparing to meet their matches and take control of House Gaeland, the current ruling House. But not everything is as it seems. 


Nature vs Nurture 

Love is Love... it knows no gender and doesn’t conform to restrictions or boundaries. Aiyan has found his soul mate in Kaden, the prince of House Devi, that he is matched with and eventually marries. But when the person Aiya falls in love with tests the boundaries put in place after GWI, all hell breaks loose. And in the midst of one secret unraveling, another will emerge. There is a growing anomaly that threatens to destroy over two hundred years of progression. This anomaly is known as Opposites. 

*WARNING* Opposites is an Adult Dystopian majorly M/M novel that contains explicit sexual content and relationships between gay, lesbian and straight couples. There are brief scenes of violence. 

Opposites: Audible | Amazon Audio | iTunes




Meet the Narrator of the Opposites series; Greg Boudreaux
The spicier side of the oh so amazing narrator, Greg Tremblay, Boudreaux brings the more erotic LGBT titles to life like the Opposites series by TM Smith - the Fitting In series by Silvia Violet and the Assassin/Shifter series by Sandrine Gasq Dion, just to name a few! 



You can find Boudreaux on Facebook, Twitter or Audible.
 

The Real Life Raven of Opposites which is yours truly asked Narrator Greg Boudreaux some questions to find out more about his personality and here are the results of that interview...  


What got you into this line of work and what do you most enjoy about it?

I studied theater as an undergraduate, and voice acting was the area I most wanted to explore. As it happened, I spent a while doing other things, but about 4 years ago I had the chance to start work in audiobooks, which are one of my very favorite mediums, and here I am! I love stories, so being able to spend my life immersed in them is bliss.


Are there any books or characters that stand out for you from your career that are either favorites, or they connected with you more deeply?

I will always have a soft spot for Ford’s characters of Jae and Cole from the Cole McGinnis series… I spent a long time with them over the course of the series, and “Dirty Kiss” was my very first audiobook… so. You never forget your first. 
 

You have been narrating for a while, what type of book would you write if you were going to be an author?

I am a long time SciFi/Fantasy lover… and that is likely the direction I would/will go. Like many people I’ve got a number of novel ideas that bounce around. Not sure if the time will present, but. We shall see. 


What genre of books do you like to narrate most of all?

Hmm. I’m going to take an easy way out a bit and say “fiction” but that’s really the most accurate. I enjoy aspects of a number of the fiction genres, and … yeah. I like books with a sense of humor, with some sly wit written in.


What types of books do you read for entertainment outside of narrating?

For personal consumption I am omnivorous… I listen pretty much exclusively, because so much of my text reading time is taken up with work. I listen to a huge array of books, partly to consume the work my colleagues do. I enjoy a lot of the non-fic memoir type books and investigative journalism books, fiction, humor…. My audible library is pretty eclectic!


What is your favorite color? I always love asking this because I think it says a lot about a person's personality lol.

Blue! It makes my eyes stand out too, so that’s a nice benefit.


If you could do any other kind of job what would it be and why?

*laugh* I fall in love with the job of every main character I read briefly. In reality, I’ve done a lot of different things (Did whale watching tours, short order cook, computer specialist, paramedic, scuba instructor, blacksmith, shod horses) … and this one is the most “ME” as an actor. I guess I’d love to try “independently wealthy philanthropist” … so if anyone’s looking for someone to fill that role?


If you were a super-hero or fantasy character what type of character or hero would you be? And what supernatural power or ability would you want? lol

I know this is a HUUUGE stretch, but. A bard. I’m like a … paladin with really tragic hedonist tendencies. Hee. Boyscout with a blindfold? Anyway. Yeah. As for superpower...I would want the ability to talk to animals. 

What’s next for Greg Tremblay Voiceovers?

On the immediate horizon, travel! I’ll be all over the Midwest this fall at GRL and World Fantasy con in October… various industry mixer events. On the long term horizon, more books! Also trying to get into a bit of the animation business here on the east coast. Fingers crossed!!

Thank you so much Greg for you taking time to answer these questions for all of us inquiring minds! 

So there you have it folks, a Well educated Narrator with a background in The Arts, who is also an aspiring wealthy philanthropist, and would be Bard with supernatural Doctor Doolittle powers who loves the color blue. If that doesn't paint the picture of a truly interesting human being, I don't know what does. lol 

 

   The Opposites series Audiobooks and links   



Opposites: Audible | Amazon Audio | iTunes
The Library, an Opposites novella: Audible | Amazon Audio | iTunes
The Cellar, an Opposites novella: Audible | Amazon Audio | iTunes




Opposites
The Opposites series, book 1 
The Library 
An Opposites novella {book 1.5} 

Appearances
The Opposites series, book 2 



The Cellar 
An Opposites novella {book 2.5} 
Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon AU | Amazon DE | iTunes


Coming Soon: Snapped, Opposites series book 3


About The Author;



A military brat born and raised at Ft. Benning Georgia; TM Smith is an avid reader, reviewer and writer. A Texas transplant, she now calls DFW her home. Most days she can be found curled up with a good book, or ticking away on her next novel.

Smith is a single mom of three disturbingly outspoken and decidedly different kids, one of which is Autistic. Besides her writing, she is passionate about Autism advocacy and LGBT rights. Because, seriously people, Love is Love!

Author links: Amazon || ARe || Smashwords || Website || Facebook || Twitter 



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