I’m Jan Krause Greene – writer, peace activist and lover of the earth. My first novel, I Call Myself Earth Girl, was published in August of 2013 so I decided to make my blog into an author website as well as a blog.
I would be honored if you join me on this site and share your thoughts and ideas with me and my followers. I hope to make this an interactive site that builds a community of people who share ideas and insights. As the name of the site suggests, I blog about things that affect the human heart, which, I guess, is almost anything. I focus a lot on the environment, spirituality and writing. For me, writing is a way to examine the link between love of the earth and spirituality. It is also a way to plumb the depths of the amazing human heart.
This is how the site is organized. I hope it is “user friendly” and I welcome suggestions.
The About page is the static front page. It also serves as the Home page. Other pages are:
- Books – order signed copies and keep up to date on works in progress
- Contact – contact info for workshops, events, interviews, speaking engagements, etc
- Loving, protecting and living on earth – all things environmental
- The great big universe within us and all around us – all things spiritual, cosmic, mystical and awe-inspiring
- The writing life – the vicissitudes of being a writer, including the good, the bad, the ugly and even the beautiful
- Workshops, book clubs, and interesting opportunities – Info about Finding Your Voice writing workshops, book club special deals, and other cool stuff
Each page on the menu is static when you go to it, but I will post the blogs related to each page on the specific page. Those blogs will always show up in the Recent Posts list, but they will also show up on the page to which the topic belongs. For instance, if I blog about something relating to the environment it will show up on the “Loving, protecting and living on the earth” page, as well as in the general list on the right under Recent Posts. Since this front page is static, please go to the menu on the right to find my most recent blogs listed under Recent Posts.
I have met (albeit in cyberspace) many truly great people through blogging and I have formed some real emotional connections to some of my blogging friends. I hope to continue to expand my circle of blogging friends and readers. I believe that blogging provides a revolutionary way for people to connect, to reflect and to act together. I really think that blogging can bring about understanding between nations, cultures and individuals. I think that together we can create a more loving, more just and more sustainable future. I am one of the many
As for who I am – I formed my opinions about life at an early age and they haven’t really changed much since then – I believe war does not create lasting solutions, love will be the real revolution, and the human heart can expand until it holds love for the whole world. I have been a teacher, a newspaper columnist, a bank teller, a house cleaner, an executive director of a non-profit dedicated to education advocacy, a diversity trainer, an education consultant, an AIDS activist, a group facilitator, and a waitress. Whatever it took to raise 5 kids and remain true to my values. My kids are grown now and I have 5 grandkids, a wonderful husband and a mother who lives with us and is 98 years old. I can’t carry a tune, but I love to sing and don’t know any steps, but I love to dance!