About Us

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Narrative Paths Journal Group
NPJ was initially imagined from the publisher’s global treks & voyages.

We are a “group” of volunteers in our own fields of interest and expertise at global locations from various backgrounds and orientations with a shared interest in collaborating and inspiring each other.

Vision evolves: Our primary aim is developing an accessible international literary e-journal touching upon diverse philosophies and ideas with fresh approaches in varied fields of human interest – an evolving architecture of the human voice. 

Our evolving MISSION within the Reformation of the 21st Century:

Narrative Paths Journal is an electronic journal that’s opening the door further in how we use the new technologies to match the global Reformation taking place. We trust ink on paper even when in digital format on a screen while still exploring the use of other developing technologies such as Zoom.  Zoom and related venues would exist side by side with the written interview which is still the focus of the interview for the sake of research, clarity, editing, and deeper reflection. We will also be exploring other forms of communication when effective.”

LJ FrankPublisher – editor, author, writer (essayist), journalist, non-profit consultant, philosopher, artist, poet. Work also has included library executive (27+ years with special interest in library building design), university instructor & artist by commission. Studied/worked in East Asia, Middle East & Central America. M.L.S., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; M.A. (Honors), B.A., (Magna Cum Laude), Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo. Post-graduate studies at various universities.    Twitter, Facebook

Nathan D. Frank, Senior Editor –  researcher, technical/design advisor, photographerwriterB.A.,  University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

 

Sue DeGregorio-Rosen, Contributing Editor, Columnist, RN, CLNC, cannabis advocate/expert, writer, photographer (New Jersey / New York City).

Uriél Danā, Contributing Editor, Columnistartist, writer, contemporary figurative art curator, former Ambassador to the Arts (US State Department), film director (San Francisco).

Hilary Bowring, Contributing Editor, Columnist, healerwriter, teacher, market advisor (Toronto).

Kerry McElroy, Contributing Editor: Columnist, Academic, Writer, Editor, PhD Concordia (Montreal),  MA Carnegie Mellon, MA Columbia (Canada, Switzerland).

 

CONTRIBUTORS:

 Fayr Barkley, Ph.D.:Columnist, Journalist, Media Producer/Director, Creator, Writer (Gulfport, Mississippi/ Los Angeles, California)

Maria Barrett: Writer, Poet (New Orleans)

Gloria Brame, PhD: Sexologist, sex therapy, author, educator (Georgia)

Mary Bryant: NPJ Emeritus – columnist, international traveler, writer, (Tennessee, Colorado & Europe)

John Curl: Author, Poet (San Francisco)

Jean-Philippe Cypres: Photographer (Société Française de Photographie (Paris, France)

Melissa Dashiell: Photographer (Pennsylvania)

Erica Faith: Graphics & photographer (University of Colorado, Boulder)

Oana Filip:  Chief People Officer & Storyteller at Pixelgrade, Community builder and host for Creativ înainte de cafea (Romania)

Rafael Jesús González: Poet Laureate (Berkeley, CA)

Ralph Greco Jr.: Professional writer (New Jersey)

Darren Austin Hall: visionary leader, sound healer/mystic-musician/song-channel, writer, and spiritual teacher-philosopher (Costa Rica/Toronto)

Barbara Harrison: Photographer, writer. (New York)

Andrew Holecek: Author (authority on meditation, lucid dreaming, dream yoga, death and dying (Arizona)

Mark Hulsether, Ph.D., M.Div, BA.: Professor & Columnist, University of TN, Knoxville 

Sheree Johnson: Columnist, Founder and Director of Gestalt (Ann Arbor, Michigan)

Stevan Jovanovich: Columnist, novelist, (Toronto).

Alfie Kohn: Columnist, writer, educator, Brown University (Rhode Island)        

Alexander P. Lamis, MIT, FAIA, Architect, Partner – Robert A.M. Stern, (New York City)

Vanessa de Largie: Columnist, Australian author, freelance writer, sex columnist and award winning actress

Audrey Leamon: Columnist, master artist (Kansas).

Sue Ann Marshall: Artist, Writer, Woodworker, Recovering Alcoholic, Seeker

Dave Meader: Columnistbusiness consultant, computer scientist, education volunteer (California)

Kim McMillon: Columnist, professor (California)

Jennifer Miller, Columnist, social worker (Wayne State University)writer (New Orleans &  California)

Peggy Morrison: Writer, Poet (San Francisco)

Ann Noble: Columnist, Actress, Musician, (California)

Patricica OBlack: Columnist, abstract artist. (Missouri)

Charles Ostman, Global Futurist & Strategic Synergist (Sebastopol, Berkeley, California)

Glenn Parris. M.D. and Author & Columnist, expert in Afrofuturism and self-described lifelong sci-fi nerd

Cheri Peters: Writer, poet, artist, sculptor, adventurer, former semi-truck driver. (Nebraska)

Lisa Marie Popp: Columnist, writer, poet, adventurer (former runway model & librarian, Univserity of Michigan, Wayne State University, Berkeley. (Michigan)

Keith A. Raymond, MD. Family Physician.  Family and Emergency Physician & writer, volunteering his skills with refugees. (Austria)

Edward Reid II:  ColumnistPolish film director, Historian (Georgia)

Morgan Kelly Diana Rein, Columnist, Freelance Journalist (New York City Metropolitan Area)

Michele Reynolds: Columnist, Teacher, anthropologist (California)

Barbara Rhine:  Columnist, climate activist, a writer, and a retired lawyer (Oakland, California)

Nathan J. Robinson: British American Journalist, Socialist, Founder & Editor in Chief of Current Affairs (New Orleans)

Signe Ruddy: Columnist, expressionistic artist, poet, mental health professional and lavender farmer (Michigan)

Angie Sanchez: Quantum Healing Hypnosis Practitioner, artist (California).

Randi Sloane: Columnist, actress (New York City)

A. Del Star: Columnist, writer (New Orleans)

Ellen Stone: Columnist, psychotherapist, artist, writer (Michigan)

Elizabeth Szekeres: Columnist, international traveler, writer (Canada)       

Diana Tenes: Actress/Speaker, Make-up Artist, Costume Designer for Film/TV, Author

Kathryn Thompson: Columnist, over-educated Britartist, poet, writer, etc,  Worked in Aboriginal education at the Red Centre for 25 years. Currently, working as a counselor and therapist. (Northern Territory, Australia)

Barbara Thoulion: Columnistpoly-genre art connoisseur (New Orleans/California)

Barbara Van Doeselaar: Columnist, writer (Michigan)

Donna Walker: Columnist, writer (emeritus- Tennessee)

Vanessa Wester: ColumnistBritish author, teacher, blogger (United Kingdom)

Sandy Whitby: Columnist, writer (Maryland)

Sarah Wise: Columnist, student of philosophy (Australia)

Additional photographers from Pexels, etc., are in captions under their respective photographs.

 

CONTACT:  narrative.paths@gmail.com  

LJ Frank can be directly contacted at  lawf1009@gmail.com

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