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Young Mister Wugidgem Episode 9

THE GREAT OAK TREE

Welcome to Episode 9 of Young Mister Wugidgem. Last week we saw the photographic evidence that Reverend Peterson was at Lake Tahoe with his family on July 4th, so he couldn’t have been the evil magician who shot the crimson red laser at James and Dad. The we went with James, Mom, and the Russells to the Tabernacle where we learned new ways to bring peace on earth into reality. Today we’ll experience an additional taste of good versus evil during the sumptuous feast in the Tabernacle Parish Hall. Then we’ll follow Dad on the second leg of his magic tour.

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In the last episode we learned Grace’s and Amos” Minister, Reverend Peterson is suspected of being the evil magician. This week Grace and Amos try to find a way to prove Reverend Peterson’s innocence . Then we’ll go with James, Mom, and the Russells to the First Ecumenical Tabernacle to discover what it’s all about.  Continue reading Young Mister Wugidgem Episode 8

RUNNING, WRITING, AND TRAVELING FOR LIFE-EPISODE 25+EPISODE 8-MR. WUGIDGEM AND THE FACES OF FREEDOM

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A couple of years ago my brother, a cousin, and our spouses took day trip to Sedona, Arizona.  We had lunch at The Enchantment Resort in Boynton Canyon, and then toured the complex.  The food and service were okay, but the grounds, villas and surrounding mountains were spectacular.  We knew Sedona was a special place and vowed to return one day for a longer visit.

The opportunity arose this month for my wife and me.  We had swapped a time-share week for one at Sedona Summit Resort.  It is a large complex, with several two story buildings which house the units.  Our 1 bedroom suite was spacious and included a decent-sized kitchen and living room.  The only real drawback was we could hear the footsteps from the unit above us when the occupants walked around.  If you go, request a second floor accommodation. 

We had heard that Sedona was a spiritual area, and I noticed in the literature we received when we checked in that there was a talk about vortexes encasing several summits in the Sedona Area.  We attended the presentation, liked what we heard, and decided to hike up to a few of them.  The presenter was Barbara Korte who is an accomplished Spiritual Practitioner.  I have experienced some Shamanistic and Lifespring Meditations and have come to believe “Non-Ordinary” Reality can be real.  Some of Barbara’s experiences really stress my rational mind, but my intuitive self believes extreme experiences are possible.  For more information, visit:

BARBARA KORTE’S WEB SITE

 

Over the next couple of days we climbed trails to various heights, up Cathedral Rock, Wilson Mountain, and Warrior Rock in Boynton Canyon.   I felt serene and very “present” during these adventures in the rugged, beautiful, and rocky environs, and perhaps sensed a “spiritual electricity” in some instances.  I felt the force more strongly as we approached the base of Cathedral Rock, manifested in my vision; the two spires in the center seemed to radiate against the sky in a surreal fashion.  I had not stopped and adopted my meditative state; it just happened as we were walking along.  Later, we ran into a lady who explained that the “force” was the result of lightning hitting sandstone and fusing it into silicates, which become positively charged. What tends to happen when lightning strikes ground, is it fuses dirt and clays into the silicates, one of which is quartz.  Perhaps this does logically explain why people feel an energy in Sedona, but it seems like “Non-Ordinary” Reality to me.

However, when we climbed the base of Warrior Rock and reached the beginning of the pinnacle, we did stop, and sit, and meditate for a while.  Then along came a friendly person whom you might call a Spiritualist.  He welcomed the two of us, and then gave each of us a hand-carved red rock, in the form of a heart.  Then he climbed the last 50 feet to the pinnacle and began playing his flute.  What emanated from that flute was hauntingly beautiful and we continued our meditations.  My wife and I did capture some of this magic on our iPhones.  Please listen to these now; perhaps you can burn them onto your own DVD, if you are inspired by them:  

This was the absolute highlight of our spiritual search in Sedona.

After a while, we descended, and then headed back to the parking area.  All the way back we could hear the melodic flute.

We then drove the short distance to the Enchantment Resort.  We had made a lunch reservation and, unlike our experience 2 years ago, we were seated right away, and we thoroughly enjoyed a garden-fresh chicken salad and a hearty beef-burger with French fries, both of which we split.

In fact, we enjoyed our entire experience in Boynton Canyon so much that we decided we will stay at The Enchantment Resort when we visit Sedona again.  If you are interested in further details, please open this link in another window:

LINK TO THE ENCHANTMENT RESORT, BOYNTON VALLEY, SEDONA, ARIZONA

I had been fighting the flu, complete with aches and runny nose, and the altitude ranges from 4,000 feet to 6,500 feet at Sedona, so I limited my exercise to the hiking.  I felt mostly healed when we returned home so I did a tempo workout, rested one day, and then did a long run the next.  The runny nose returned with a vengeance, so I began allergy medication, which I believe is beginning to work.  The nasal flood has slowed to a drip.   I’m hoping to begin running again this weekend.

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EPISODE 6 MR. WUGIDGEM AND THE PHOENIX JOURNEY

Thanks for tuning in today for the Final Episode of Mr. Wugidgem And The Phoenix Journey.  Last week we left Alika on the floor after hitting her head on the table, with Kapono charging at her with his hunting knife.  Today we’ll see the Mamos zoom into action, leading us into the dramatic conclusion.

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I’m glad you joined me for the exciting conclusion to Mr. Wugidgem and the Phoenix Journey. If you would like to order a print copy of this or any other of my exciting adventures from a Division of Amazon, please go to http://www.createspace.com, and choose the store search window at the top of the page. Then enter Allan Chapman into the window. Please be with me again next week for my first blog on my life-long passion, Running. Thanks again for listening!

EPISODE 5 MR. WUGIDGEM AND THE PHOENIX JOURNEY

Thanks for logging on today for Episode 5 of Mr. Wugidgem And The Phoenix Journey. Last week we followed Debby, Michael, and Mr. Wugidgem down the mountain to the hut of the Shaman, Lani. They broke Lani out of his hut prison, and then Lani briefed them on the extreme moves by Kapono, the new tribal chief. We left them as they approached the Clearing where his wife, Alika, and the other village women were meeting. Today they plan to fight Kapono to preserve women’s right to vote. Enjoy!
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Thanks for listening today. If you would like print copies of this of any other of my works, please go to http://www.createspace.com, and then choose the store search window at the top of the page. Then enter Allan Chapman into the window. Please be with me again next week for the exciting conclusion of Mr. Wugidgem And The Phoenix Journey. Thanks again for being with me!

EPISODE 1 MR. WUGIDGEM AND THE PHOENIX JOURNEY

 
Welcome to Episode 1 of Mr. Wugidgem And The Phoenix Journey.  I wrote the original version in 2010 and podcasted it at that time.  I didn’t publish it then; I think somehow I did not think it was the whole story.  A few months ago I realized there was more to the story, so I began rewriting and expanding the original.  It is now almost twice as long.

Today fraternal twins, Debby and Michael, spot a pair of Mamos, which are supposedly extinct birds, in their back yard.  At the suggestion of their mother, they seek out their friend, Mr. Wugidgem, at his magic shop.  He is very interested, but is preoccupied by the urgent request from one of his old Native American friends to help a lost girl in his tribe. Michael, Debby, and Mr. Wugidgem journey to the Phoenix Nation Reservation to lend aid.  Enjoy!

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Thanks for listening to this Episode of Mr. Wugidgem And The Phoenix Journey.  Please be with me next week when Debby, Michael, and Mr. Wugidgem meet and try to save the lost Golden Poppy.  Thanks again for joining me!

EPISODE 30 TALKING TO THE WORLD FROM PAN AM’S CLIPPERS

Thanks for joining me for the final Episode from my Dad’s book, Talking To The World From Pan Am’s Clippers.  Last week Dad wrote about Mom, my brother Ken, and my sister Jeanne, plus our Church in Los Altos, California.  Today he will wrap up with a tribute to our mother and then shares his excitement when he finally earns his Pilot’s License!  Enjoy!
I hope you enjoyed this final Episode from my Dad’s book.  Please be with me again week for Episode 1 from my children’ fantasy, Mr. Wugidgem And The Phoenix Journey.  If you would like a print copy of this expanded adventure, please go to:  

Thanks again for listening! 

EPISODE 3 MR. WUGIDGEM AND THE PHOENIX JOURNEY

We are back in California, where we belong.  We took about 500 photos while we were in Norway, and I plan to post narrative and photos of that country’s dramatic landscape.
Last week in Episode 2 of Mr. Wugidgem And The Phoenix Journey we saw Golden Poppy get caught in a lie, and then, reluctantly, agree to join in the Shamanistic journey.  The week, in the final Episode, we’ll follow her on her non-ordinary reality journey, and then come face to face with hard, ordinary reality.  Enjoy!
Thanks for listening this week.  This story, plus another adventure will be in print this summer.  I will provide the details as soon as I have them.  Please join me again next week, when I will resume podcasting from my Dad’s book, Talking To The World From Pan Am’s Clippers.  Thanks again for being with me!

EPISODE 2 MR. WUGIDGEM AND THE PHOENIX JOURNEY

Ahoy from the North Sea!  Thanks for being with me this week.  We’ve been cruising for the past twelve days from Oslo, at the bottom of Norway to Honningsvag at the Arctic Circle top of Norway, and then back down to Bergen at the bottom.  We’re aboard the ms Ryndam of the Holland American Line, a mid-sized ship (1260 passenger capacity).  We’ve enjoyed excellent food and service, and we’ve had mostly good weather.  The exception was in the Arctic Circle, where we had rain, cold, and rough seas, as you might expect.  We did have 24 hours when the sun did not set, but we couldn’t see it because of the cloud cover!  But we knew it was there because it was still light out.
This week I am sending out Episode 2 of Mr. Wugidgem And The Phoenix Journey.  Last week traveled with Debby, Michael, and Mr. Wugidgem to the village of the Phoenix Tribe, deep in the redwood forest.  This week we’ll meet Golden Poppy, and then we’ll discover for ourselves why Running Cloud is so worried about her.
Thanks for being with me this week.  Please join me again next week for the dramatic conclusion of  Mr. Wugidgem And The Phoenix Journey.  Thanks again for listening!  

EPISODE 13 MR. WUGIDGEM AND THE FACES OF FREEDOM

DIRECT LINK TO EPISODE 13.  Welcome to the final Episode of Mr. Wugidgem And The Faces Of Freedom.  If you haven’t already, please click on the free subscription icon on this page and enter your email address to have each weekly episode automatically delivered to you.  Last week we left the fates of Mammon and Calderone hanging in the hands of Caesar.  Today we will see the outcome.