Friday, December 31, 2010

Chingon - Malagueña Salerosa (LIVE)

Out with the old and in with the new: ramblings.

It’s the "resolution" day of the year - again.  I could use a guilt stick but in my not so humble opinions: ‘i.m.n.s.h.o’ (sounds like in-my-shoe) a beating makes us bitter not stronger or wiser.

Instead, I write my last post for the year. Keeping in mind that all I share is ‘i.m.n.s.h.o’ if I lose sight of that I am into the jack-in-the-box ego p.o. (pissed-off) because no person is God’s cookie cutter.

What is your ‘i.m.n.s.h.o’? Po? And ego box?

There are rules and regulations, but except for facts, like gravity, all is conditional to our society and social standing. Life happens and in 2010, we had painful and disappointing times. I let go of people, places and things that I thought I had to have to make it. So far, I am better for it. An attitude of gratitude carried me over what I could not change. I still will not give up before the miracle and choose to rejoice on what was good. Releasing with faith and gratitude usually opens the door to the evolution of our time on earth. So, as I make my honey do list and ready for an easy-does-it New Years Eve at family and later at friends, if time permits, hell does not brake loose and the river don't rise, to have a good time continues to be my mantra.

The old year-ends and a new one begins for those under our calendar. I will greet it not with expectations to do or not, just grateful to be.  Life goes on like waves lap each other and grace the shore.  However, in all societies, there are teachers and days of self-assessment that most often include a spiritual or religious ritual.  Mine, is usually in books that feed me thought the year. This year is, The Art of Happiness. Not a religious book about switching pews:

But the thought “what if I drop dead without meeting my goals” does hit me disguised as truth and reality. My answer is, “glad I chose “happy” a truth that goes from my head and fills my gut. Happy does not make me irresponsible, neglectful or selfish. Mine, is not a ‘chemical induced’ and this is not a judgment.  Happiness is in forgiving and giving – I learned that mantra in a spiritual life saving program – so when I give myself forgiveness and happiness I sincerely share it.

Doing does not make me a better person. It does make me a better officiate. At times in life, like a donkey with blinders, I have gone up and over – what could have been an errant land, tropical paradise or dessert - it matters not. I might never pass by there again but I made it to the other side. If I had stopped to look around, I might not look back and love my effort and the fruits of my labor. We do, ‘i.m.n.s.h.o’, what we need to, or must; happy makes it good.

 I can get into the, who I want to be, why I hate what I am or what I want to change but when focused on first embracing, accepting and loving what or who I am now I build a place where gratitude grows and get off the not enough misery-go-round.

So when is it enough? Some of us have woken up to life by the death of another. Their dreams unfinished gather dust on the shelf of shoulds, woulds and coulds. When in reality what we love to remember about them is the energy that made them want to live; their unfulfilled dreams, is just a sad grave.

Happy New Year to all - whatever that means to you - and may the God of your understanding help inspire you on the road to a happy destiny.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Talking about pain

I love WebMD; it’s full of sensible information. Just read the article on pain and it’s so true that pain is very personal and that if I have pain only I know how I feel.

In childhood, I suffered from Poliomyelitis, and had difficulties when participating in activities. I slowed everyone down and could not compete because of the corrective shoes, leg and back braces I had to wear. I was the fat kid with the crooked body. No one could understand how much pain I was in. I was labeled sickly and a whiner.

No one who knows me today would ever guess that I was a very shy girl. I spent much time writing, dreaming, and dancing. Put on plays and despite the fear of being made fun off, or clumsiness I took part in school performances.

Never thought that someday, after intense treatment, I would be called an ugly ducking that became a swan. I became a model and later a dancer with my own troop!

Today, in my second half, after a full youth, and adventurous life, I suffer from-varying pain of nerve, joint, bone and muscle problems common to athletes.

Moreover, pain is still hard and shameful to admit so I can connect to this article’s description of pain: "It's invisible to other people looking at you -- and that can lead to a lot mistrust and difficulties in relationships."

Note: inspired by: Using the Pain Scale: How to Talk About Pain By R. Morgan Griffin, WebMD Feature, Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario, MD 

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

German shepherd puppies, cloned from hero 9/11 search and rescue dog, come to L.A.

The world might clamor, no not humans: God created life!

Favored movies, books, and in fact for many years now, cloning, and genetics manipulation in plants and humans, are used to create new species, medical discoveries and treatments. Dolly, one of the first actual cloning of an animal - that the world is privy to - made an uproar sending religious groups to their pulpits wagging holy writs and passing the baskets of salvation.

So, on what shelf are believers in creation putting life conceived in a lab and by Eves without Adams? Per the media, one man has conceived at least twice.

Now another cloning success made public, the cloning of Trakr, one of the 9-11 rescue dogs.

What does cloning do to abortion when it is a scientific fact that an unadulterated cell is capable of replicating a whole human, we now have creation without conception, and life is adulterated in a lab?

We don’t know how far cloning has extended to humans because we like to think that the entire world is under our religious rules, laws, life, and science.

No amount of ranting and raving from those who want to preserve the status quo of where life comes from, how it is made, and what happens when we die, makes a difference. Just as when it was discovered that the world was not flat at a time when it was a sacrilege and a source of terror, not just that we could drop of the face of the earth, but all hell had to be at the bottom and heaven on top. Yet, despite all the tizz, the world is round.

Who, what, where, when, and why clone? What does cloning do to humans? Are there human clones, where are they and how many? Do they have a soul? Do they go to heaven, hell, have a God and can they be saved? Could cloning become a right to continuance of life?

As for me, in my manger this Christmas is still the God I found several decades ago that saved my life. An infinite God not restricted to a race, religion, or class. He/She has commandments that I strive, to the best of my humanity, to live-by, and a life philosophy of ‘do unto to others as you want done unto you’. Church is a good fellowship not a saving grace.

Report: Republican Repeal of Health Care Reform ‘Dangerous’ | AFL-CIO NOW BLOG

Is the will of the people, spoken with their new elected and empowered mouthpieces, to have their greedy electorate turn their backs on healthcare reform?

We need healthcare now for all. Yes, despite those who have healthcare and do not want, for their convenience and proper healthcare, crowded hospitals, clinics and doctors offices because, what if they can’t get in to see their doctor or have a procedure? They want to be the death panels for others and spread “the what about me and mine”. God forbid they might have to wait or die because they can’t get healthcare because to many will be eligible for healthcare and not just die form lack of healthcare. They want others to die not them not theirs.

HEALTH CARE NOW, for all or no healthcare for greedy politicians opposed to healthcare only because the healthcare for profit industry are lining their pockets. Without the billions made by the healthcare industry we could have a clinic in every corner and a doctor for every patient.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Shakira Featuring Danzig "Hips Don't Lie"

Google Shakes Up the E-Book Market

Time ot get off the fix and onto the mix?

Is it the right of the righteous, drool of disdain, or bite from a bully?

Once thought as middle of the road moderate who served his country in a prism camp, and a politician almost since, John McCain is now on the grizzly grind acting as is he should be crowned “Elder Statesmen”. Opposed to everything is he righteously iodinated or just throwing hissy fits:

On and on… 

Thursday, December 16, 2010

How to Protect a Word Document |

How to Protect a Word Document |

Good and to the point.

The next diet fad: Imagine yourself pigging out

The next diet fad: Imagine yourself pigging out

Ok, so it makes some sense that food-porn might be the answer to gastro satisfaction sans calories, a look-ma-no-mouth. After all, porn has been the quintessential pleasure escape of the lonely, sick of the same old-same, fantasy escape for the sexually needy and addict, secretive-closet-doer and dreamer's paradise. And a sure cachink for those who publish it.

So now, we have food porn to induce a food-orgasmic experience. Will it be enough to look at pictures of food? Will it break us into doing the deed? Hand to mouth or face to plate? Can it be as satisfying as eating it?

Well, all is in the mind and getting from one place to another starts as a mind trip. Having and not having is a mind choice. Doing and not is instigated by desire but the master planner is our brain. A geographic, of any kind starts with a vision.

So where can food porners indulge in their food- gratification experience to get the biggest bang? It all depends on how much drooling; mulling and wolfing one wants to do.

Some attest (I agree) that one can have an orgasmic experience in the mind without anyone knowing but there are times when physical additives add to momentum and make the outcome more pronounced, satisfying and gratifying.

How, when and where can one get physical with food porn? And, what is the defining line between food and food sensuality?

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Why we love bad writing


To all self appointed critics
on the runways of unpublished
claiming to know all
about grammar and writing
when is it time to show not tell?


Thursday, December 09, 2010

Monday, December 06, 2010

"Wonders in the Sky": Why we've always been obsessed with UFOs

Do you believe that there is more than meets the eye and we only use a tenth of our senses? I experience some of that, "out-there" energy and at first I was scared but in time it became my friend. Soon I will be posting some excerpts from my novel... It is not about UFO's... but in a way it is an unidentified, able to fly - object (or being).

Saturday, December 04, 2010

Tax increase vote is "chicken crap"

"chicken crap" like boner

Sirius Radio: The Refuge for Frothing Racist, Homophobic Right-Wingers Like Dr. Laura | | AlterNet

I love you Tana Ganeva for writing this article!

Tax cuts: The party that says no does it again

They don't suffer... we support them ...

Official BURLESQUE Trailer - In Theaters 11/24

Saw Burlesque last night, wow, Burlesque is a great movie, loved the dancing, music, drama etc., fantastic... brings back memories... Got to get that screenplay out!

Rep. Grayson on the Limbaugh/Beck/Palin Tax Cuts

C. Hope Clark: Intergeneration Storytelling Contest 2011

"International Storytelling Contest asks you to tell a story that involves your parents, grandparents, great-aunt, distant cousin or black-sh..."

Monday, November 29, 2010

Reasons to Kill by Richard Rubenstein

The turkey gobbled all the way home....

Well, TG is over and I am turkeyed-out. Literally, out of the beef roast and ham and turkey we had we have only a few scraps left and a little bit of flan...all homemade. The crowd was amicable... to a civilized "I love you" hmmm and the day went on with a lot of help for mom (me). My Johnny cooked all the meat (the meat referred to above) and everyone brought deliciousness to share and compliment my delights. 
And... the couples came with their little kids, a dog and a fish... So we were up to our necks with food and up to our patience with kids between the ages of 2-7, the dog was well behaved and the fish just swam.
The next day the parents went out, and we watched our guest rooms turn into forts, Ninja dungeons and nappies.
I used to get a bit frazzled, you know teeth clenching like, but know I think it's because with age things get pungent or mild and I have gotten so mild that I just laugh. 
Tough the kids to conference but mostly let my Johnny deal with the little brats while I watch him direct them like an opera of baby musicians... just imagine.
They all left last night, the last of them, and today all is quiet again until Christmas...

True love or not?

In my not so humble opinion coupes should never compare themselves with the behavior of other couples. Heck you might think that a couple you are watching is in love and married (because they are wearing wedding rings and maybe even heave a kid or two around) but they could be just in the throws of infidelity!

Household Chemicals Linked to Early Puberty, Infertility

I wonder... because I had real early puberty and was not raised around cleaning chemicals... of course maybe that is why I could have got pregnant with a chastity belt on.


Great article that goes beyond fear-based arrogance about if you haven't lived it or have a PhD. on it don't go near it. 
I love to research. The best job I had for 15 years was RA and can fall in love with a subject and invent a story around it. However, unless I have some actual experience with the subject my story ends up sounding like a subject "paper" and my characters are so vogue they don't even cast a shadow of profundity. So even if one researches a subject to the bone of know-it-all it does not mean that one I can write a novel around it; maybe a "paper" but a novel. Characters do not speak from their gut so a writer, so in my not so humble opinion, better get a bit of writer’s reflux.


Saturday, October 09, 2010

PLUNDER - Teaser Trailer

Who is giving our jobs away?

Americans, ask your Representative, your candidates, your Governor and you Mayor: With unemployment rates up why does outsourcing of jobs continues? How many of the over 90,000 job giveaways to H1B visas and other visas are in my city? How many of the workers fired this months will be replaced with foreign workers?  The Job Tracker database "contains information on more than 400,000 companies nationwide. Enter your ZIP code to see the detailed information." Do not let them tell you they don't know: they know. If they don't know they need to get a different job. 

Friday, October 08, 2010

Sex for work is not news in movie industry.

News - Gwyneth Paltrow "Shocked" After Director Offers Sex for Role - Movies, TV & Music -

From the time I was a model and a "starlet" living at the Hollywood studio club the word was "no sex no work" regardless of age. Wonder why I didn't make it?

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Letter to God: About faith

Dear God,
I have lacked faith lately and didn't even know it.
I believe in You, pray, meditate, do volunteer work, read spiritual books that I find extremely helpful and I don't hide from the truth; so I thought I was in faith. 
Lately, I have felt concerned about some issues and when that happens I know it to be my soul's call to action for I can rest inactive when I'm six-feet under. However, nothing I was doing felt "right," not wrong but not quite on "target". 
Even at church last Sunday, I felt angry with those who claim You as their goodie-man, who claim to be Christians because they go to a Christian church, etc., and also act so unchristian.
Can anyone put a claim on God or Christ?
Is just reading a certain holly-book a passage to Christianity?
They attract followers by using lines such as pro-life; however, their stance is capricious and self-serving. Only pro-life-for-some-life for they turn a blind eye to the killings of minorities or poor, they advice to reload to kill whom they label trespassers i.e. "illegals" and "anchor" babies and don't even bat an eyelash for the killings in wars.
It just all feels so plastic.
In need of peace and truth this morning I picked up one of the books you have put in my hands, my ACIM (A Course In Miracles) book and there it was: thank you.
As you know for 29 years, I have read ACIM from the beginning to the end and just gone back to the beginning. Sometimes it takes me over a year, but I have no time set for it and don't make it a routine, just let myself be guided. Anyway, after several days of not reading it, for I am reading The art of Happiness (a great book) my next ACIM chapter started on page 342 on my Text, VII. The Call for Faith.
I was missing the main ingredient in my prayer, writing, etc.: Faith. Not the faith of arrogance because I hold some special place on top of religious belief or at the bottom of redemption but those that faith calls "meek" or to me the "teachable" not the know it all, for one cannot add anything to a full soul.
Note: Here is one place that ACIM page 342, VII. The Call for Faith can be found:

Why are schools failing in America?

Some “blame” educators, others “parents” and “population” even some, such as Republicans, seem to blame “illegals” and of course “minorities” but that usually means “blacks”.  Who and what is to blame stands to be seen but in my not so humble opinion few want to look at the real reasons and those I believe are:

1)    We spend more on incarceration than education
2)    Build more prisons than schools
3)    Spend more on war than peace
4)    Give more than we have
5)    Hire outside the country for the best middle-class jobs or outsource them
6)    Spending for schools is not equitable
7)    Poor districts get a lot less then rich districts
8)    The middle-class is eroding
9)    The wealthy have more say, and options
10) Private schools are only a hook to evangelize
11)  Communities don’t get behind all children
12) The wealthy are ok with having low wage uneducated workers

What do you think are the reasons?

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Monday, September 27, 2010

Ask a Literary Agent

This blog has now reached its one year mark, and I thought it would be convenient for readers to have all the information from year one easily at their fingertips. I have thus assembled all of the questions and answers from year one into a PDF file, so you can conveniently have all of this information in one place, and can read it at your leisure, whether it's on your computer, or on your favorite e-reader. To download,

J.K. Rowling to appear on "Oprah" - Air date: Friday, October 1

J.K. Rowling to appear on "Oprah" - Air date: Friday, October 1

Put Elections Back in Voters' Hands

War on privacy

My comment:
Mr. Greenwald, this article and your article on “The Obama administration’s war on privacy” are a just right-wing "bunk" and why you have taken such a destructive position on the Obama administration is questionable.
If President Obama does not take a strong stance on things to do with protecting Americans, from terrorism, at a time of war he is demonized. If he does take a stance on the effects of a war, he did not start, and terrorism not instigated by him he is – according to your articles - a covert tyrant.
We are constantly cautioned by the Republican administration, the t-bagger movement, and bombarded with by Fox, that there is a definite move by our “enemies” to attack us again. Have you read and heard and seen such reports? If not I will be glad to direct you to them. That you are taking a stance towards dividing the Obama administration and acting as if there is nothing that the Obama administration can do to satisfy the media is just another attack by the right-wing media to discredit the President.
You Mr. Greenwald need to take another look at what you are saying. Have you heard the Republican constant threat at the President himself? Have you read on what is happening in the countries we are at war with?
I am frankly fed up with media making a dime ought of not enough and too much.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

What President Obama has done

We must continue our efforts. Here is a site that tells most of what President Obama and his administration with he help of some courageous Republicans have done, spread the word.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

A political Ponzi scheme

Clinton's warning: Tea Party is a corporate front

A political Ponzi scheme that pays returns by raising unexpected candidates to the top? Angry at possible losses because of fair government? Paid for by investors, rather than by the people? Enticing by offering glory to keep the scheme going?

Republicans give the cuts to the middle.

Obama makes a tax cut threat

Haven't you heard? The t-party is wiping you out because the uppers went form millions to billions while most in the middle - 90% of the population and small businesses - closed shop, lost their homes, are jobless form big industry importing worker and exporting jobs, and going bankrupt from your financial gambling.

Elizabeth Warren will restore sanity to the financial sector.

Exclusive: Elizabeth Warren in her own words

I beleive that Elizabeth Warren will regulate the fiancial sector in a fair way.

Kindle Wireless Reading Device, Wi-Fi, 6" Display, Graphite - Latest Generation

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The Palin pen endorsement keeps on squealing.

The Democratic fear-based strategy

Fear of loosing the 'white power'

Why the GOP embraced Islamophobia

Balls of phobia's are spreading like wild fire over America and any Americans who don't fit the good old "white" profile are discriminated on. Fear of loosing the 'white power' is at the center of a tremendous culture resistance to all differences. Prejudice is gone hog wild as the 10% dysfunctional rule the masses.

Triple Exposure

Sara Haile-Mariam speaks at One Nation Working Together press conference...

Latino voters must not be swayed by a few Spanish words.

AFL-CIO NOW BLOG | California Latino Voters Say Fiorina ‘No Es Mi Amiga’

So very true and Latin Americans have a unique opportunity to make a great difference and "stay the course" with Obama - a president for the people, all the people, and by the people. 
We must support his efforts and the efforts of his cabinet and the officials who have supported his very important changes.
The country is moving forward and changing direction. Nothing says it better than the revolt against him.
When leaders are feeding the fat cats movers and shakers are not pimping themselves to the lowest denominator to make a case against them. Because when the haves have nothing to oppose they are, like satisfied cats with full stomachs, licking themselves.
To let Republicans win now will be to the worst economic, moral, and social disaster ever.
We must stay the course and vote for those who will back the President into more change that is historic. Anonymous interests under bogus names support the Republicans, and they serve only special interest: not the people.

The new "n" word Republicans/t-gaggers/FOX have for Latins is "i" for "illegals" and for the children of Latins "anchor babies".

I met Kevin

Ed Gorman's blog: So long, old friend--Kevin McCarthy

I met Kevin around 1964. He was living in beach home and I was living at the Hollywood Studio Club. My impression of him is not very good, I am sorry to say. May he rest in peace.

Friday, September 03, 2010

Obama attacks Republicans

Obama attacks Republicans for blocking jobs bill - Political Intelligence - A national political and campaign blog from The Boston Globe -

Tell congress to stop blocking the job bill and not to hold the waning middle-class hostage so that their pundits can continue to dominate. What more do t-baggers/Republican/Fox-foamers want? We are already broken. Just because the politicians and their families continue to get their benefits no matter what is totally abusive. We should vote to take the salaries, and benefits form the politicians until they fix the mess they made. No, we are not victims but the big Republican brother and his bitches have screwed us. 

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

More than ever ALL politician's salaries MUST be investigated.

Biloxi mayor reduces his salary by nearly $90k - WLOX-TV and - The News for South Mississippi

What are you politicians doing to help with your State’s budget? Hurray for Mayor Biloxi of Mississippi! He has a conscience unlike all the other politicians whose outrageous salaries are untouched by the economic mess they helped to create and the crooked deals that are raking havoc all over the country. If their salaries where forcefully dependant on the state of their State they would not be demonizing unions (that protect jobs), government workers (that hold them accountable) and importing workers with H-1B and the like visas and or outsourcing our jobs!

best beauty product

According to article by WEBMD one fo the the best skin product - the article lists most bad products - is Cetaphil found at many retailers their officila site is:

Hair rpoducts: "Sally Hershberger Supreme Head Shampoo for Normal to Thin Hair ($9.50, Walgreens) or Pureology PureVolume Shampoo ($26, 
For hairspray "We like Pantene Pro-V Classic Hairspray Flexible Hold ($4, drugstores) and Jonathan Finish Control High Shine Flexible Hairspray ($30, Sephora).
"Avoid too-tight ponytails, teasing... Disguise sparse areas with CRC Concealing Color ($28.50, just to the roots, and combing it through to the ends for only the last five minutes.
"Antiaging Products for Your Hair.... L’Oréal Professionnel Série Expert Age Densiforce Shampoo ($20, and Masque ($30) ...A budget-friendlier option... Dove Pro-Age Shampoo and Conditioner ($6 each, drugstores).
"Make the (Right) Cut: Tips for Younger-Looking Hairstyles... a length anywhere between your collarbone and chin... Avoid a choppy, overly layered cut if hair is thinning ...Instead, opt for a cut with long layers and subtle graduation, rather than shorter layers throughout... soften the edges by wearing gentle waves or curls around your face. If a fuller, round face is the issue, do the opposite — a sleek, straight look is an easy way to instantly counteract heaviness..."Side-swept bangs give you a fun, youthful vibe," Monahan says.
"Fullness Fake-It: How to Fake Fuller Hair...Mousse is unbeatable ...rubbing it in your palms first deflates its airiness...Tresemmé Tres Mousse Extra Hold ($4, drugstores).

"7 Shine Boosters: Tricks for Shinier Hair

Get in Condition... Preserve volume by applying it only from midway up the hair to the ends and avoiding the healthier roots...-home deep treatment once a week. Try Organix Nourishing Coconut Milk Instant Repair Treatment ($7, drugstores) .... Be Cool "Do a cold rinse at the end of your shower, or blast your hair with cool air once you’re through blow-drying," says Evangelista. "Both help seal the cuticle so it lies flat and stays shiny."
"Protect Yourself... apply leave-in heat protection, says Gretchen Monahan... Try VO5 Extreme Style Heat Defense ($3.49, drugstores) ... Brush Right... says Monahan. "Boar bristles are great for fine strands; a boar-plastic mix is best for medium to thick." Mist It... switch to a lightweight shine spray instead...says colorist Louis Viél of the Miano Viél Salon in New York City. Our picks: Umberto Beverly Hills Shimmer ($9, Target)...
"Color Correctly... Ashy, mousy, or gray shades don’t reflect light well, says Viél. "Brighten and add brilliance with warm tones, either with allover color or highlights." Bonus: Because dye swells the hair shaft, your hair will look thicker, too."
Originally published on February 20, 2008

Labor Day 2010 TV Spot

Monday, August 30, 2010

The right-wing is the haves nitch.

The right-wing cure for human misery: More pain

What commentators suggest President Obama do to get the voters is just run- of-the-mill political-ploy. He cannot change generations of bigotry. Fuming crowds led by FOX foamers want a white man in the white-house but are willing to settled for a femme de la nasty. 
President Obama, his cabinet, and many legislators, have made enormous progress if one cares to really look into it. That he is demeaned by pied-pipers is just ploy to bring him down to the level of dirty politics. 
It is true, he is a president for the people by the people and therefore I don't expect him to put on a "good show"
The country was under water, it's still on the lake and damaged. The last crew wants to sink it gain because without a strong captain they can do, as they will.
Bush’s debt is increasing because it accrues interest. 
The bailouts by the current administration are almost all paid. 
The health and financial industry want to sink President Obama and supporters because he passed reforms and enforces regulations instituted after the great depression to stop another great depression. 

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