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May, 2007

Mother's Day
People in different countries celebrate Mother's Day on different days of the year because the day has a number of different origins. One school of thought claims this day emerged from a custom of mother worship in ancient Greece. Mother worship — which kept a festival to Cybele, a great mother of gods and the wife of Cronus; was held around the Vernal Equinox around Asia Minor and eventually in Rome itself from the Ides of March (March 15 to March 18). The Romans also had another holiday, Matronalia, that was dedicated to Juno, though mothers were usually given gifts on this day.
Go to the section "News, history, Mother's day" to read the complete article

Queen's day, April 30, 2007
Queen's day, April 30, 2007.

written by Cynthia Fridsma

Queen's day always starts on April 30 in the Netherlands and it's a nation wide celebration. It's a day of joy, games, music, dance etc. On April 30 all Dutch people go 'nuts' and celebrate the birthday of Queen Beatrix, though it's not really her birthday because it's her mother's, the late dutch Queen Juliana.
Go to the section "News service, Amsterdam, Queen's day" to read the complete artilce and watch a short movie about Queen's day (in Dutch known as 'Koninginnedag'

Earth like planet discovered
Gliese 581 C
Gliese 581 c is an extra solar planet orbiting the red dwarf star Gliese 581.
photo by RTRS, source : hetparool

It appears to be in the habitable zone of space surrounding the star, where the surface temperatures of any planets present might maintain liquid water and therefore be suitable for life as we know it. The planet is relatively close, at 20.5 light years (193.9 trillion kilometers) from Earth in the constellation of Libra. Its star is identified as Gliese 581 by its number in the Gliese Catalogue of Nearby Stars.

Gliese 581 c may be the first discovered extra solar planet similar in temperature to Earth. It is the smallest extra solar planet around a main sequence star discovered to date.
Go to the section "News service, Science, Gliese 581 c" to read the complete article

Top 3 topics

written by Cynthia Fridsma

Most visitors of the Heather Nova Online Magazine are coming from various search engines and because of that we decided to add the most popular search queries on our main site. Here you see the top 3 of this month

no. 1:Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year Poems

The New Year's poetry page has New Year greeting card poems, poems about New Year's resolutions and New Year's Eve parties, a Happy New Year wish poem, ...
www.heathernova.us/index.php?page=241&category=169&from=184 - 14k -

no. 2: Downloads

cepsetup.exe 20280855 bytes (windows software, cooledit) ... lessons.zip 1368443bytes (flash, guitar lessons) ... More files and videoclips will follo...

no. 3: February, 2005

- [ 翻译此页 BETA ]I was curious about her wedding dress and Cynthia told me that it was a ‘Sissy alike dress’ which made me even more curious. ... Go to the section "Personal, Wedding, modem - low" to see a video-clip if you use a modem connection ...
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Message from Heather - March 28th, 2007

hello friends,

greetings from the trade winds in the caribbean where i am at the moment.

just went to buenos aires to shoot a video with ATB for the upcoming single, renegade which i wrote with andre.

something different.

always good to stretch my wings in another direction from time to time. a step outside of my own realm. i enjoy the challenge and the change. i have written 3 songs with him: renegade, stars come out and made of glass all of which will be on his upcoming album, "trilogy".

it was all done long distance - he sent me some backing tracks over the internet, we skyped a bit, and i wrote and recorded over the top. germany - bermuda. it's great to live in these times.

then he persuaded me to fly to buenos aires to make the video. i don't like long flights, but had never been there and was curious...

doing a lot of painting lately in between working on songs and looking after a very energetic 3 year old. there are periods in my life when i feel a strong calling and need to drop everything to follow it. writing the sorrowjoy was like that. i felt compelled to sit down and write that collection of poems within a period of 3 months. a very intense focused time. then of course there are long periods of unfocused time too!

i am currently looking into ways to distribute my records independently in the USA...... so stay tuned.

perhaps a couple of gigs here and there, but i am putting my energy into writing and recording some more music at the moment, so no major tours till later...

meanwhile, thank you for your letters and kind support.

i hope to bring you some more music soon.

heather nova

ps. just read a great book, if anyone out there is looking for something to read. it's called don't lets go to the dogs tonight by alexandra fuller
Article reprinted on this website courtesy of http://www.heathernova.com

The story about Amalia Earhart (I miss the sky) ....
Picture of Amelia Earhart
Amelia Earhart

Some of you know that Heather's song, "I miss the sky" is based on a true story about Amelia Earhart though some of you misspelled (including me) her name as Emelia Earhart.

You can now read all the background information about Amelia Earhart via the section "Highlights, Amelia Earhart"

Official forum back in the game!
Official forum back online!

The official forum was off line for a couple of days, but now it's on air again which is good news. Go to http://forum.heathernova.info

2nd Heather Nova Profile on MySpace up in smoke :-(
From: Cynthia

Date: Mar 14, 2007 3:42 AM

Hello world,

Today I discovered that the 2nd heather nova profile is gone which is just too bad (I think) because it's always nice to know that there are people out there who like Heather's music.

Anyway, the Heather Nova Online Magazine still exists and will remain on the net as long as I live (and I hope that this will be a very long time!).

For those of you who think that I had anything to do with the 2nd HN profile: no, I didn't have to do anything with it but I love to support every initiative which is why I put the 2nd profile on our Heather Nova Online Magazine but now there is no point in keeping it here since the profile on MySpace is up in smoke :-(

Just too bad for the Heather Nova fan that things didn't work out and some people also abused the profile with stupid spam which ain’t very nice.

I would like to say to the fan who was behind the 2nd Heather Nova profile on MySpace the following words: “You can contact me if you want to support Heather because I am more than willing to give you your own homepage on our Heather Nova Online Magazine, free of charge! And a homepage on our website is more than only a blog page! You can also have your own column on our main site if you want so don't let your head down and contact me by email. My email address is cynthia@heathernova.info.”

All the best,

Cynthia Fridsma,
editor & webmaster of the
Heather Nova Online Magazine

heather Nova on MySpace
2nd Heather Nova profile is gone :-(
Back from the past: World Travel stories

Here you can read world traveling stories

If you want to share your traveling story with us, than send an email to me. My email address is cynthia@heathernova.info

Go to the section "world travel stories" for more information

The Dollmaker

The dollmaker

Preview written by Cynthia Fridsma

March 11, 2007

The Dollmaker, written by Amanda Stevens, keeps you awake because this suspense thriller will mesmerize you until the very end because Amanda has the talent to make the reader a part of her story as a silent witness and when Claire saw the doll of Ruby in the display window surely gave me the goose bumps and I almost could see the scene in my imagination like a movie playing in my head.
Go to the section "Book reviews, Suspense, The Dollmaker" to read the complete review

The Netscape Portal is no smoking cigar to share your videos

written by Cynthia Fridsma

Amsterdam, February 7, 2007.

Did you know that Netscape is changed into a portal that is programmed by the audience? All of the stories on Netscape are submitted and voted on by users. The more votes and comments a story receives, the higher it is ranked in the list of Top Stories.

And it is possible to upload your own video too.

It just sound interesting enough to give it a try and I compared the service with blip.tv
Go to the section "news service, internet issues, Netscape" to read the complete article .

Did you know that you can have a talking website?

Written by Cynthia Fridsma
I've been searching a long time to make our Heather Nova Online Magazine more accessible for people with dyslexics, people with learning disabilities, people with English as a second language, elderly with impaired vision etc.

Than one day I found a great service on the internet, provided by ReadSpeaker and I decided to contact this company to see if it truly works with as result a 'talking Online Magazine', if you click on the 'SayIt' picture you see on top of each page.
Go to the section "Creativity, Webdesign - tips and more, Readspeaker" to read the whole article

Letters to the Editor

Date: Fri, 03 Nov 2006 11:37:19 +0100
From: Gerhard
Subject: feldkirch, 31.7.

hi, it was my second concert after Munich last year. At Munich i stood very close before the stage and i was wondering whether i should close my
eyes so that i can concentrate on and flow with the music or watching this
angel singing. At Munich first track was she alone with Storm, then the
band set in with Heart and shoulder and then Motherland. I thought i was in heaven at last, finally, i literally had to keep from crying tears of
joy. At Feldkirch, in my home country, though i had to travel even more, i
live close to Vienna, first track was Maybe an angel, and then the same
two and three and again i was home. Music was as powerful and spiritualized and uplifting and deep as the year before but she was more
opened, she smiled several times and spoke a little, which she didnt do at Munich at all. Cant tell that one was better than the other but i can tell that im looking extremely forward to her next live performance because thats real power and real love.
And theres something remaining inside your heart that will help you going through the storm.
love, regards, gerhard

Date: Sun, 5 Nov 2006 19:51:15 +0100
From: Cynthia Fridsma
To: Gerhard
Subject: Re: feldkirch, 31.7.
Hi Gerhard,

Thanks for sharing your review about Heather's concerts in Munich and at
Feldkirch... I will publish your review on the site today because I am sure
that other fans will love your review too, as much as I did!

And I can understand why it's hard to say which one was better, because Heather
is simply the best and when she's on stage she gives 100% of her self to the
audience, I am quite sure of that which is why there's so much love in the air
during a nova concert, like you mentioned before.

Your review reminds me of the good times I saw Heather on stage and I am sure
that she'll be back on stage next year and than we'll have a chance to see her
again on stage.

What's your favorite HN song? The song I like most is Island (because it's a
strong and emotional song of Heather, though almost all her songs are that

Best regards,

editor/webmaster of the
Heather Nova Online Magazine at

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