Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Are women inferior?

Republicans oppose equal wage legislation so why do women  keep voting for Republicans? Is it because Republicans keep them as inferiors and they are not ready to feel equal? Or is it because if they earn the same as a man for the same job they don't feel feminine? 


The headline from The Indie Authors Daily caught my attention “Bestselling Author Marie Force Provides Her Path to Success”  I want to be a successful best selling author so I read the entire article as posted on I CAN BE.  I am sharing the link because Force said something that grabbed me: "I don’t spend too much time worrying about meeting the standards of people I don’t even know. I’m concerned primarily with pleasing myself as well as my readers. If others like the books, too, then that’s a bonus."

To read the article click here:

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Healing thought

A meditation that has the potential to heal.

Making Peace with the Past
If we have come to know how wrong thinking and action have hurt us and others,
then the need to quit living by ourselves with those tormenting ghosts of yesterday gets more urgent than ever.
We have to talk to somebody about them.
- Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, p. 55
Thought to Ponder . . .
Fear not for the future; weep not for the past."


Friday, August 22, 2014

A FREE course on business ethics

I love freebies! Most sites are busting with buys and most of the stuff for sale is a modified repost. CANVAS, has great courses and most are free. The courser I am citing is: Business Ethics for the Real World,  Santa Clara University, online, "Self-paced, available Aug 18,  2014 Cost per enrollment: FreeEmployers and workers need to know what is ethical in the work place. Here is the full desecration of the course on business ethics: "This course is designed to provide an introduction to the subject of ethical behavior in business. The course provides an understanding of the nature of ethics, the role ethics plays in business, and the most commonly encountered ethical dilemmas in a business career. It provides practical advice on how to identify ethical dilemmas when they arise, how to get enough information to assess one’s responsibilities, how to analyze a complex ethical choice, and how to marshal one’s own resources and courage to act ethically. While the course includes some ethical theory, it is designed to be approachable by the seasoned manager, the novice businessperson, and students in business schools. No specific background or preparation is necessary.See also "Creating an Ethical Corporate Culture" now available on Canvas Network."

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

These interactive photos are amazing!

WWII and the same places today 70 years later.

On each picture, Left click, hold and drag your mouse gently from right to left and it will become the exact same location today. Reverse the motion to take it back to the original.   Scroll down to see the next photo.  Amazing to see the same buildings in pictures 70 years apart!

Copy the slink onto your browser.

Friday, August 15, 2014

A comment on "I don't give a funk."

This article is my comment on Sue Fitzmaurice's article "I don't give a funk" 
I can relate and have lived in or through at least 10 of the 13 things on your article and came up with the saying: Lions don't grow on pabulum©
There are many books on how life is hard because MOST humans have or had a hard life. Having feelings and depression is not a sissy or cowardly thing. Feelings are what all-living things experience, and they only stop (or might not) after death.
Depression can be emotional, clinical or both. Sometimes it's just about getting over a painful situation; other times it’s an ongoing hurt or condition. The important thing, I find, is not to judge myself by someone else’s appearance, words, advice or fixes, like they say in a program I go to: “don't compare your insides with other's outsides.”
 As most of those that get into the healing occupations, I became a counselor because I needed to fix myself, and it helped and I was effective in helping others because I could relate. One time I was suffering from extreme phobia, and nothing seemed to lift it until I found a phobia group and a phobia book, and from sharing it was lifted.

Groups are great for discovering and recovering. In most groups there are winners, those that are in recovery and help others. Psychologist, therapists, counselors and doctors can also be caring and compassionate. 
By M.M.A-W

Thursday, August 14, 2014

my blog

What do you think? I am in quandary about my blog. I think the name: might not be welcoming to some. I want to have an author's blog and not sure if I should create a new blog for my author's blog or not.

There are no Latinas on The View. Why? There are one White (were two) and two Blacks but no Latinas!!! What's  that about? Why not a Latina and an Asian to go with the White and Black? By not having Latinas The View is alienating a huge percentage of the population!  

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

To a giant, RIP

A beloved man is dead, long live his memory and work. Robin Williams, I pray you rest in the love and laughter you gave to all!

Famous screenwriter quotes

I really relate to this quote by Anthony Minghella: “I’ve been writing for over twenty years, all my adult life, and so I suppose that I’ve made peace with myself and my hopeless, undisciplined technique. I’ve stopped unraveling every time I’m unable to write. I wait. The drawer opens. Waiting is part of writing. When I write the word ‘waiting’ by hand it even looks like ‘writing.” From the 15 quotes by Minghella posted by MichaelChase Walker on LinkedIn. 

Catch the to know ticket

I am sharing Josh Kaufman's video, Two years ago, my life changed forever because it is a doable life changing lesson. Kauffman is one of those people that grow in giving. I totally enjoyed his YouTube,  Two years ago, my life changed forever it took me to the realization that I don't need to be paralyzed by what I don't know and that learning something new is in just a few, very important, steps and not 10K hours.

Watch Josh Kaufman and catch the to know ticketTwo years ago, my life changed forever

Saturday, August 09, 2014

worth a look

Check this article by Kent Nguyen: My secret to getting rid of burnout permanently . 
Here is my comment as posted on his site:  
"Great article and not the meditate for an hour, or do a 
specific kind of exercise, or eat this or that, although certain foods give energy and meditation is beneficial. The suggestions are simple and not about piling more on a tight schedule. I am a writer and entrepaneur working from home which leads me to put my needs last. I noticed that for the last few days, because my husband and I decided not to postpone our walks, I have felt cheerful, less tired and I sleep better. I will incorporate more things I love into my days, like lunch with friends, doing yoga often, and spending time with family. Marta"

Thursday, August 07, 2014

The Ultimate Guide on How to Get More Blog Traffic

Wow Jeff and thank you for such fabulous article! No one, to my knowledge creates a blog and shares it publicly for a reason other than to hear from others. 
The Ultimate Guide on How to Get More Blog Traffic

Saturday, August 02, 2014

More Reno photos

A short but sweet vacation

My birthday was July 29, and John, my husband, and I decided to take a short trip. Reno is less than a two-hour drive, and we like the shows and the rooms are cheap for a five-four-star hotel. I also like to pachinko a bit, and it was the start of Hot August Nights.
We arrived Sunday afternoon, stayed at the Atlantis, and by Monday the parking lot was getting full with classic cars. John likes the cars and "walking down memory lane." Good thing the Atlantis offered free valet parking. 
Our room was nice, but we had a complaint and were disappointed that the staff at the front desk was indifferent. We enjoyed the Manhattan Deli and the Purple Parrot restaurant
At the Silver Legacy we caught the Andrew Kennedy show, a true rising star. Kennedy's comedy was akin to us because his mother is Latina and his father English - I am of Latin descent and John of English. We also liked O. C., the resident comedian, and I never win anything and that night I won two free tickets and planned to go see Billy Garan on Tuesday night but after eating at the buffet at the Atlantis I got sick and we came home. 
We had not been to Reno for over ten years and were impressed on how Reno has cleaned up, and the Reno River Walk is very nice with a lot good restaurants and shops.