Wednesday, April 11, 2007


Welcome to our newly-posted blog, which replaces our Guestpage. This new blog is a liberating birthday present to myself, after a mighty fine first year of “launching” my book throughout Virginia. Pete & I traveled the state with an array of unorthodox signings at Wine Tasting Events and spay/neuter fund-raisers for SPCAs & animal shelters (see the Calendar/Events link to review upcoming signings and review those from 2006.) As The Kokopelli Journals grows, so do my plans to increase support of spay/neuter awareness & for fund-raisers for the same. We even made a two-week tour of Santa Fe & Taos, in September of 2006, for signings (one at the Santa Fe Humane Society) & to celebrate our 30th.
Dingo – later to become Kokopelli, “Mischief-maker of the west” –
found in Monument Valley, September 30th, 2001
“Laura ‘Louise’ & the pup”… Today, Laura & Pelli
at home, happy & bonded like glue.

I am closing down our controversial Guestpage with mixed feelings. Many friends & readers logged on & added their unabridged comments – which warmed our hearts no end – & gave this challenging journey of writing & publishing my first book a rounded perspective, from many points of view. But alas, all good things must end. Some create; others destroy. While we received many a thoughtful & caring comment, we were swallowed alive by continual & tasteless spamming from the bored souls “out there” with very little lives of their own (that we could tell…). So, in Kokopelli’s spritely spirit, we created a solution… Please feel free to add your own comments on this blog – knowing they will be reviewed before posting – and revisit us for continual updates. If you would like to review a variety of musings that other readers have made, please go to our Testimonials page & scroll on down to your heart’s content.


Blogger ScamperDude said...

Congratulations on your new blog Laura! - I know you're going to have fun interacting with your viewers.


April 11, 2007 at 9:12 PM  
Blogger Laura Cockerille Giannini said...

I am touching base to leave a post for all those affected by Monday's horrific bloodshed at Virginia Tech on Monday, April 16th. My tears & heartbreak join those from around Virginia, the United States, the World - all of us united in our humanity for one another & at a loss to understand the scope of what has happened.

Through the murders that have so terribly impacted my family's lives, I understand the depth of your pain, your anger, your sense of injustice & the questions that you ask, with no answers ever that will answer the 'why'.

Our hearts & prayers are with all of the families who lost a loved one that day, & to the friends of friends who died or were wounded. May I offer a word of advice from one who has been where you are now. Grief this intense cannot be dammed up inside of you for long. May you take one day at a time in your healing; be there for one another & truly listen with your heart; perhaps allow your thoughts & your pain to flow out of you in a journal; freely remember & share stories of your loved one(s); &, if needed, talk with a professional or the clergy - but please don't keep your emotions locked inside. I know from experience that they will find their way out, one way or another.

God Bless & hold you gently now, each & every one -
Laura & Peter Giannini/y & all of us here at WWW Publications

April 19, 2007 at 2:19 PM  
Blogger Spindles and More said...

Hey Laura,
This is Darcy, I hope you don't mind, but I mentioned you and Pete on my blog about Cestari Farms this past weekend and I posted the link to the Kokopelli Journals page you have so that if anyone EVER reads my blog, you will hopefully get some traffic from there too.


April 28, 2008 at 9:35 PM  

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