Monday, April 28, 2014

One of my poems: Feel the Stones Cry

Feel the Stones Cry


Man on the cross,
            on your sweet light of love I ask:
Can Your Holy Blood save us
            from those that rise against the truth in their souls,
and with encamped minds rebuff all
            that refuse to bow to their lies?

Are you hurting, Christ,
            for evangelists that push around Your Father's name
as a mop to clean the dungeons of their hypocrisy
                        as if You came to glorify their deeds,
and be for them a candy man?
 
If not profanity, what is it to say and do
            not as You,            
who ousted those that bartered crux for coins
                        in Your Father's name.
Did you make them lords over the earth and life?
 
Same as those that now use Your Flesh
            as fuel to fill their coffers,
and give credence to fickleness that defiles
            Father, Son, and Holy Ghost
while offering rapture as a scrub
to wipe clean platforms, and parlors
            of their deemed chosen.
 
Is nothing sacred
            to those who use Your teachings to build religions
as pigeons make nests from waste? 
            Laude cults that divide
and using Your words cannibalize to justify
            injustice.

Those that with disregarding hearts
            bring to the pews their egos
as if You are a cash cow
            that gives them power to sell salvation
                        and stomp on scruples.
 
Does your Passion bleed
for those that arrogantly declare, “I own the saving words”
            and promise tickets to witness by candlelight
Your Father's children burn in righteous genocide?
 
At the foot where blood drips from thorns,
            do stones cry for those that Christianize
and conserve not values, or reverence for Him,
            but put You on the pool table of their greed
as a nine-ball in the pocket of redemption.
 
Is it possible that You rebuked temple whores
            to conserve their mass comfort and status quo
so they can sell Resurrection to few?
 
Or did You save us all,
            even those that willed the nails,
                        spears, and thorns?
 
Would those that claim You, accept You,
if You are not white,
            but of color,
                        not in a suit but in squalor?

Do you bless the exclusivity of bullies
            that wag insults between fake smiles
and praise the Lord upon the pain of others?
 
Would You be hailed if You returned
            and asked from the mount of sermons
for peace and good will for all? 
            Preached again to love our neighbor
and do unto others as we would want done onto us,
            or is Heaven a personal paradise?

On this Your Easter,
            I feel stones cry.


by Marta Weeks
Pulbished on: http://www.lakewildwood.net/document_view.asp?id=1289


On fitness and wise weight loss - for free


Are you one of those discipline retirees, still slender and fit?  
For me aging and retirement has meant a crawling metabolism and pounds lurking to rush in. I also hate the public gym scene and like food. 

Ouch! 


I am a has-been professional dancer and model. After marriage and family I taught dance, and during my working and college years I was very active. Now my exercise - when not in physical therapy - is at home: a bike, some weights, a slider, occasional walks and the Rodney Yee A.M. Yoga (not pretzel fretful). Love the Zumba - workout but because of Post-Polio Syndrome my ability to exercise varies daily.

The nut of it, I would have to lose a few pounds to fit into outfits from “the days”. Also, for the first time - four moths ago - my sugar was a bit high, last test was normal but my cholesterol needs to come down.  
Because of all that I appreciate smart exercise and diet plans that don't entail buying into anything. 

Today I am sharing The 3-Day Fat-BurningMeal Plan I found for on Prevention pamphlet. The main thing points are:

"Stick to about 1,600 calories a day: 300 calories for breakfast, 450 calories each for lunch and dinner, plus two 200-calorie snacks. Research shows you'll burn more calories every day by eating every 4 to 5 hours.
Drink 8 to 10 glasses of cold water daily. It takes energy for your digestive system to warm liquid to body temperature. In one study, participants burned about 50 additional calories per day by drinking 1.5 liters of cold water.
Eat more magnesium-rich foods. Most of us don't consume the recommended 320 mg (for women) of this key nutrient that fuels muscles. Sources: spinach, black beans, ground flaxseed, scallops, tuna, almonds, cashews, and brown rice."
Read more about it at: http://www.prevention.com/weight-loss/diets/turn-your-fat-burn-meal-plan-3-day-sample-menu

Now that’s easy even for me!

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Article: Writing is Design - Writing Dialogue: He Said. She Said

Writing is Design — Writing Dialogue: He Said. She Said.

dialogDialogue presents chal­lenges for writ­ers. Some pre­fer to sim­ply declare what was “said.” Many authors feel that “said” is both tra­di­tional and invisible:

Article: Writing is Design - Writing Dialogue: He Said. She Said

Free Lunch Money Club

Free Lunch Money Club https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfW0wCV9iFI

Amazon.com: dragons for kids,B00DENC0R6: Kindle Store

Amazon.com: dragons for kids,B00DENC0R6: Kindle Store

Vote for the 50 Self-Published Books Worth ReadingIndie Author Land

Vote for the 50 Self-Published Books Worth ReadingIndie Author Land

101 Greatest George Carlin Quotes

101 Greatest George Carlin Quotes

Want to earn $$$ from writing?

Just read the review on  Freedom With Writing  about Writing Jobs From SkyWord and SkyWord sounds promising, however, beware what and for whom you write.

My freelancing started in 1989 when I was working for state government and accepted a promotion to Kern County. My first article was about Bakersfield and published on Panage, a Kern County publication no longer in existence. In 1990, I accepted another promotion to Sacramento and in 2001 I wrote a couple of pieces for online publication, Ex-and-The-City (yes ex, not sex). For both Panage and Ex-and-the-City, I never had problems getting paid up to $60 per article. Contemplated Travel Writing for a while but instead in 2010-2012 I wrote as Sacramento Populist for Examiner.com and although Examiner published every article they only paid me for a few. Though, when I wrote for CBS Arts&Entertainment for Sacramento in 2012 CBS paid for every single article. I stopped freelancing for Examiner and CBS when we retired to the foothills of Northern California.

Most publications have deadlines, and specific guidelines and some might not meet your expectations. I say beware on what you write because it might bite later. On Examiner, I let lose my peeves on what I felt is unjust and unfair and maybe  someday people will not read my books or poems, or other writing because their views are different. Now I write for fun and pleasure and some of my poetry and stuff gets published by our communities' publication Wildwood Literary Review
 
In retrospect,I do not regret doing any of the writing I have done and intend to look more into sites such as SkyWord and see what I can contribute; best of luck to all of you people of the word.
Read more on: SkyWord Review: Earn $10-$250 per article : Freedom With Writing

pasta | Tumblr

pasta | Tumblr

▶ Become a WWF Paperless Member - YouTube

▶ Become a WWF Paperless Member - YouTube

Monday, April 14, 2014

Booktalk Nation

Current Specials-Right For Your Type

If you know your blood type here is basic information that will give you great results. 
You can share it. My link at this site is: ShareRight Partners Landing:  http://www.o.com/partners/mweeks.php

Current Specials-Right For Your Type

From Canada, WILDsound - Monthly Writing and Screenplay Festival

From Canada:  Upcoming Deadlines for Film, Writing and Screenplay Contests
Accept stories from all over the world. FULL FEEDBACK on all entries from a committee of Professional writers, script consultants, and producers. WINNERS get their stories read by professional actors at the monthly Writing Festival events. 
WATCH past and recent script winning readings!.
WILDsound - Monthly Writing and Screenplay Festival

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Ahsahta Chapbook Prize -Ahsahta Press

Ahsahta Chapbook Prize -Ahsahta Press

‎sierrawriters.com

‎sierrawriters.com

Obamacare: First Fruits for Workers?

"By allowing people to get health insurance through the exchanges, workers no longer feel tied to their jobs." 

Obamacare: First Fruits for Workers?

TUT Inspiration

I love the TUT site, not just because it is proven that "thoughts become things" but because when I read my daily TUT I choose good thoughts.  Some say that "good thoughts" is lalaland thinking, to me it is about doing the most I can with what I have.

TUT :: Home
http://www.tut.com/#.U0RBaqvkO64.blogge

Your best shorty in 50 words or less

A real shorty with a beginning, middle, and end in 50 words or less. 
50 Word Story Contest | Writing Sensehttp://www.everywritersresource.com/writingsense/50-word-story-contest/#.U0Q5C2xADfk.blogger

Saturday, April 05, 2014

AMERICAN SCREENWRITER'S CONFERENCE - The Sacramento Screenwriters Meetup Group (Sacramento, CA) - Meetup

A great event for all interested in the local film industry.

AMERICAN SCREENWRITER'S CONFERENCE - The Sacramento Screenwriters Meetup Group (Sacramento, CA) - Meetup

Young, at Work in the Fields

Pobrecitos! And almost all employers pocket the taxes and social security they deduct from their wages. In addition they charge them for even meager living conditions and harass them. During Reagan "braceros" were brought in trucks and when work was done they were dumped at the border and threaten with "migra" if they complained. Figures on the huge percentage of death, injured or disability are not available. 

Young, at Work in the Fields

Occupy Sandy and the Future of Socialism

That the objective of the Red Cross is to get donors not to help or rescue people is not surprising. So, are illness related organizations such as the Cancer Society society main objective to raise money, and if so why go out of business by curing the decease that feeds them?

Occupy Sandy and the Future of Socialism

South Bay Writers

South Bay Writers

Able Muse Press | publishing the new, the established

Able Muse Press | publishing the new, the established

Bulletin Board

Bulletin Board