Model Train and displays by JCW
Sunday, January 30, 2011
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Read Jeanne Veillette Bowerma's Write On Line review of the Writer’s Digest Conference in New York City where Writer’s Digest announced Abbott Press self-publishing in partnership with Author Solutions, Inc.
In the Abbot Press site, drawn by a ‘come in’ guy on a top-right-corner-box that offered free publishing guides, I clicked. Filled in required info followed by what I write, and why. A new page opened with a menu of publishing options, and prices, and a promise that a representative will call me. Yikes, I thought I was just going in for a pamphlet, did not expect to be 'solicited'. Hope I feel forgiving when they call and for sure will ask for my free publishing guide.
About self-publishing: for now, after I send my manuscript I will continue working on another – because what else is there but to write and be accepted or have a pile of rejections? If I decide to look into self-publishing, it will most likely be online or with a local publisher.
Monday, January 24, 2011
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Saturday, January 22, 2011
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
The Way To Happiness: Non-Religious Moral Code Based on Common Sense, Restoring Decency, Trust & Respect
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Sunday, January 09, 2011
Friday, January 07, 2011
Each claims a blessing from God
to kill the other to right a wrong.
Each side postures their right to righteousness.
Each justifies their kill
in the name of God, good and freedom.
You, who fight against injustice and for human rights.
Do you tell your children that killing
is a right given to who wins the argument?
Can your neighbor kill you for profit,
clean up the neighborhood or free your family?
You say, That is different. You simplify too much.
I think not: what is colored with blood is red.
You say, The bad must be destroyed. In cheer and pomp
we are the self-proclaimed judge, and jury of the world;
fancy, the decider should take out ours.
Where is God in all this crime against humanity?
When to support those sent to kill is patriotic
. and the senders rest in the harbor of safety,
conversing about rights.
Tuesday, January 04, 2011
Published December 31, 2010
by Paulo Coelho
Author of the best selling book - The ALCHEMIST
One always has to know when a stage comes to an end. If we insist on staying longer than the necessary time, we lose the happiness and the meaning of the other stages we have to go through.
Closing cycles, shutting doors, ending chapters – whatever name we give it, what matters is to leave in the past the moments of life that have finished.
Did you lose your job? Has a loving relationship come to an end? Did you leave your parents’ house? Gone to live abroad? Has a long-lasting friendship ended all of a sudden? You can spend a long time wondering why this has happened.
You can tell yourself you won’t take another step until you find out why certain things that were so important and so solid in your life have turned into dust, just like that. But such an attitude will be awfully stressing for everyone involved: your parents, your husband or wife, your friends, your children, your sister.
Everyone is finishing chapters, turning over new leaves, getting on with life, and they will all feel bad seeing you at a standstill.
Things pass, and the best we can do is to let them really go away.
That is why it is so important (however painful it may be!) to destroy souvenirs, move, give lots of things away to orphanages, sell or donate the books you have at home.
Everything in this visible world is a manifestation of the invisible world, of what is going on in our hearts – and getting rid of certain memories also means making some room for other memories to take their place.
Let things go. Release them. Detach yourself from them.
Nobody plays this life with marked cards, so sometimes we win and sometimes we lose. Do not expect anything in return, do not expect your efforts to be appreciated, your genius to be discovered, your love to be understood.
Stop turning on your emotional television to watch the same program over and over again, the one that shows how much you suffered from a certain loss: that is only poisoning you, nothing else.
Nothing is more dangerous than not accepting love relationships that are broken off, work that is promised but there is no starting date, decisions that are always put off waiting for the “ideal moment.”
Before a new chapter is begun, the old one has to be finished: tell yourself that what has passed will never come back.
Remember that there was a time when you could live without that thing or that person – nothing is irreplaceable, a habit is not a need. This may sound so obvious, it may even be difficult, but it is very important.
Closing cycles. Not because of pride, incapacity or arrogance, but simply because that no longer fits your life.
Shut the door, change the record, clean the house, shake off the dust.
Stop being who you were, and change into who you are.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!