Global Perspectives
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    John Dillon, Founder of THE STANDING O PROJECT Featured on BIG SKY VOICES


    John Dillon is an interesting man. Back in the 1960's, he watched the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show and "liked the music and liked the way the girls responded to the musicians." He was given a guitar and learned to play and a few years later found himself at the Woodstock Festival. "There I was moved. It was a life-changing experience. Music became my world," he told Ben Boothe and Victor Waumett on the Big Sky Voices interview program.

    John Dillon now has a radio program, THE ART OF THE SONG, that is aired weekly on more than 130 radio stations. He also has been deeply interested in how musicians are compensated. "Some companies pay mere pennies, sometimes less, when they broadcast or use or even sell a song," he told us. So he started another organization called THE STANDING O PROJECT, which is a large music library. Artists can join it and post their music creations on it. And when their music is used, sold, copied or played they are paid a fair wage for their creativity.

    We think that Dillon is an important voice for music in the USA. He touches thousands of people with his radio program.  He is doing something positive for people.  He told us:…


  • May 24, 2017 | Living  

    Morning Glories (or the Bindweed Effect)

    This morning as the sun came out, I found these beautiful morning glories blooming. What rich and dynamic colors. When I was a child, we had morning glories in the flower bed near the front steps of the house, and I always delighted in them. Morning glories make a hard seed that is durable regardless of season and temperature, and these plants come up year after year...


  • May 8, 2017 | Living  

    Worlds of Success Impacted by Culture, Attitude, Work Ethic, Location, Trends, and Even Luck

    FACTS THAT MAY IMPACT SUCCESS AND WILL IMPACT OUR WORLD: Over 99 million people in the USA are over 50 years old. In 1900, 3.1 million people were over 65, and in 2010, 40.3 million Americans were over 65 years old. One in seven Americans is over the age of 65. In 2010 the 45-64 age group increased 31.5 percent. This group leads the way in large asset investments and ownership...


  • Apr 27, 2017 | Living  

    Vivian Nesbitt Has Performed All Over the USA and In Ireland, Too!

    Vivian Nesbitt gave an interview to BigSkyVoices on You Tube which is being posted through . Vivian is an experienced actor, singer and guitar player who has appeared in TV shows such as Manhattan, The Messengers, Longmire, In Plain Sight, Breaking Bad, Law and Order and a host of other film productions such as Good Guys with Guns, I am That, The Banshee Chapter, and Leverage...


  • Apr 21, 2017 | Living  

    Antoine Laumet de La Mothe Cadillac, Detroit, and a Lasting Legend

    Antoine Laumet de La Mothe Cadillac , a French explorer and soldier, founded the City of Detroit in 1701. “Detroit” means “strait” and this strait between Lake Erie and Lake Saint Clair was called Fort Pontchartrain du Detroit after the minister of colonies in France. We at wanted to share some history and pleasure related to Antone Cadillac...


  • Mar 24, 2017 | Living  


    GRANDMA’S FRYING PAN My cast iron skillet is new, not aged and worn like Grandma’s. Grandma’s frying pan seemed as old as she was. She was particular about her black, iron cast frying pan, as I was to learn one day when I decided at the age of 10 to wash it...


  • Mar 16, 2017 | Living  


    Veronica Tiller is a world-class person. What a pleasure to spend an hour with her and discuss economic development, the film industry, new jobs for youth and opportunities for Native Americans, particularly Native American children. Veronica was born the grand daughter of one of the great chiefs and co-founders of the Jicarilla Apache Nation in New Mexico...


  • Mar 2, 2017 | Living  


    THE FRAYED FLYSWATTER GANG (A true child's story) by Ben B. Boothe, Sr. I was in crisis. Trapped in our house with nowhere else to go, with inevitable pain coming at me, monsters of pain, just inches away. I anticipated the pain, anticipated the burning fluid flowing into my veins, delivered at the hands of one who I trusted and loved...


  • Feb 6, 2017 | Living  

    Solutions to the American Health Care System (From a Health Care Professional of 30+ years)

    Health Care: Providing the Best for the Most, 10 Solutions from a Health Care Professional When I first sat down to write an article on issues on American healthcare and Obamacare it dawned on me that everyone already knows what the problems are in the American Healthcare Act (or Affordable Healthcare Act). What we need are solutions...


  • Jan 21, 2017 | Living  

    Tucson SQUARE AND COMPASS Clinic a Model for Successful Health Care

    Van Elrod of Tucson, Arizona, and Joe Alvarado of Las Vegas, Nevada, are two outstanding Shriners who are leaders in child-care issues. Both are inspiring men who have given years of their lives to improving the health care of children. They are leading the way for new and innovative projects such as regional and local clinics for children...


  • Jan 4, 2017 | Living  

    Start Your New Year with a Privilege

    A Life and Death Story for Your New Year by Ben B. Boothe More than 17 years ago, busy with company business, I received a volunteer request in Fort Worth to “make some calls for Santa Claus” just before Christmas. I didn’t have time for such things, but this seemed to call to me, and I was compelled to check it out...


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