The day is so sunny and bright it’s is hard to imagine that this storm left thousands homeless and at least 70 people dead in its wake. I didn’t cry at all during the storm nor when I saw the destruction of my home and belongings, only when my boss came to talk to me about the floods did I cry.
When I saw original Wizard of Oz on television as a youngster, I always wondered if there was some back story for the witches. I have always been fascinated by witches and their magical lives. So, when Maguire’s stories hit bookshelves I devoured them like manna from heaven.
I am ashamed to say that in all my years of living in Germany I never went to Berlin and visited the sight of the Berlin wall. It is one of the things I kick myself for not doing while I had the chance. Why didn’t I take the time to check out one of the…… Continue reading The Fall Of The Berlin Wall Was Not Everyone’s Cup of Tea
Yesterday was November 1st and the start of NaNoWriMo. NaNoWriMo is like the Boston marathon for writers. In one-month participants are challenged to write 50,000 (or more) words in 30 days. Many people constantly worry and nit pick their creations to the point that their story becomes a concept stuck in their minds. Don’t be…… Continue reading Why I’m Not Participating in NaNoWriMo 2014
On October 23rd, 2014 Houston’s Stereo Live was pulsating with artists of all types from slam poets, visual artists, fashion designers, and musicians. That night I was there to see and interview singer/songwriter David Justin who just released his new single, “Supernova”. Since the single’s release earlier this year Supernova has been played on Pandora,…… Continue reading A Night Of Music With David Justin
Can a foreigner ever understand the harsh reality of the constant struggle of the Afghanistan people and their culture? Omar Farhad’s début novel gives readers a closer look at what it takes for people to survive in a world where chaos has become the norm, but where deep cultural rituals and habits are kept…… Continue reading A Chat With Omar Farhad About Debut Novel ‘Honor And Polygamy’
I recently read a blog by Erin J. Bernard, written on September 9, 2014 titled, KICKING PUPPIES AND TAKING NAMES: WHY WE MISBEHAVE IN ELEVATORS. Bernard engages readers with a cozy humorous tone throughout the blog. Her great insight on the psychology of elevator rides and the effect they have on human behavior. My favorite…… Continue reading Kicking Puppies and Taking Names: Why We Misbehave in Elevators
Photo credit: Kevin_P from morguefile.com Argh! Yes, I started with such a word, but sometimes that is exactly how I feel. I know that job hunting has never had an easy history, but you would think after all these years something would make it easier. Maybe even pleasant? Well, argh! Okay, I ranted thanks for…… Continue reading The Job Hunting Saga
I enjoy traveling because learning becomes interactive. My visit to Jamaica revealed that poverty is real. In the United States people can go most of their life without seeing or meeting homeless. However, that is getting more difficult as economies remain unstable. I was impressed with the Jamaican people, that no matter the difficulties of…… Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: Humanity Living Off The Land
Columbia Students Bring Out Mattresses To Support Senior Emma Sulkowicz’s Rape Survivor Project. A rape victim speaks out with her Art. Read the article and then take the poll. Has Emma Sulkowicz gone too far? Are our great teaching insitiutions ignoring rape on their campuses? Related Stories: How Colleges’ Lenient Sexual Assault Policies…… Continue reading Columbia Students Bring Out Mattresses To Support Senior Emma Sulkowicz’s Rape Survivor Project
Good Advice for the mentally stressed! Of course, it’s easier said than done with this crazy world. See if you agree with Philosophybank.org authors, Neil & Nalin Gadihoke’s… “DO NOT” List of the Mentally Strong. After reading the article take the Mentally Strong Quiz and let us know where you stand. Do you have Mentally…… Continue reading “ Do Not ” List of the Mentally Strong
As you read the words sting ray I believe that the name Steve Irwin comes to mind. The horrible “gasps” echoed around the world when people heard of his injury and eventual passing. I still feel sad when I think about Irwin being gone, for his wild love of nature inspired me to watch him…… Continue reading Sting Ray City: Home Of the Gentlest Sea Creature
Recently my state of employment has given me a new status titled ” job hunter.” I have been introduced to the challenges and opportunities that are part of the job hunting foray.As I eye each job or corporation seeking people to fill their empty spots, I find a diamond in the rough.While searching through Fortune…… Continue reading Apple Recruits University Of Houston Students For At Home Advisors