Showing posts with label reblog. Show all posts
Showing posts with label reblog. Show all posts

24 May 2017

Review This!: A Knight in Shining Armor ~ A Romantic Book Review (REBLOG)

Reblogging a post link for Review This! because Jude Deveraux is one of my favorite historical romance novelists (although not all of her romance books are historical); plus I'm a sucker for stories about knights. :) 

http://amzn.to/2icbgux

Book Review:  A Knight in Shining Armor
| Review This!


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18 May 2017

Movies and Tv Series filmed in Ireland, but NOT set in Ireland : The Teeny tiny à Tout Faire (Reblog)

Well I know that I'm supposed to be tooting my own horn but why can't I toot about blogs I like as well? It's just as much fun reading other people's blogs as it is publishing my own. Re-blogging a link from a super cool entertainment blog that caught my eye.


The Teeny tiny à Tout Faire: [Irish Week] Movies and Tv Series filmed in Ireland, but NOT set in Ireland



Why do I like this blog? It shares entertainment-related tidbits, fun facts, etc. that are of interest to me. I like the post categories; especially “Who Wore It Best?”   

(Loved that contrast photo of Lupita and Beyoncé.  Shared it via my Tumblr.)



I enjoy the “Movie Reviews” category because there are reviews of vintage movies. The publisher uses the word “vintage”. But sometimes we say “movie classics” or “old movies”. 

(I love all things vintage, so I'm happy with the blogger using this descriptive term in lieu of “classic” or “old”.   Shared the review of "Father Goose" via Pinterest where I collect "Everything Vintage". )

Additionally, there are recommendations regarding foreign films (i.e. non-American) and I'm always on the hunt for non-American movies or TV series.


🎬 Movie Review: Your Name. (君の名は。) Your Name. (君の名は。) is a Japanese animated movie, premiered in 2016 and has been written and directed by Makoto Shinkai, who also wrote the novel this anime movie is based on. Fun fact : this movie hit the theatres last year in July in the USA and in August in Japan and managed to become the highest -grossing anime movie, over comin Academy Award winning "Spirited Away".
🎬 Movie Review: Your Name. (君の名は。) Your Name. (君の名は。) is a Japanese animated movie, premiered in 2016 and has been written and directed by Makoto Shinkai, who also wrote the novel this anime movie is based on. Fun fact : this movie hit the theatres last year in July in the USA and in August in Japan and managed to become the highest -grossing anime movie, over comin Academy Award winning "Spirited Away".


Will you be adding this blog to your list of "Blogs I Like"?

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13 May 2017

Common Thinking Mistakes We All Make - BufferApp.com (Reblog)

Each day is a brand new day and I am always thinking of ways to enhance or improve my creative thought process. 
 

Ever heard of Buffer? This business provides a service that helps you automate your social media sharing. The organization currently enjoys a good online reputation and is as respected as their competitors - HootSuite.com, SproutSocial.com and similar sites.

Not only is the service they provide excellent, but they publish a very informative blog. Very excited to share this tidbit. See REFERENCE below. 

 

Had not realized there are common thinking mistakes most of us make every day? Well … maybe everybody else makes those mistakes. I don't!
 



Mistakes 1 through 5 ?

  • Not me. No way!

Mistake 6 ?


Mistake 7 ?

  • OK. I was wrong about who the original artist was that sang the song! Really thought it was Petula Clark!! That's how I remembered it!

Mistake 8 ? Fine! I admit it!!



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REFERENCE:

Cooper, Belle B. "8 Common Thinking Mistakes Our Brains Make Every Day." Buffer Social . Buffer, 30 Sept. 2013. Web. 08 Mar. 2015. < https://blog.bufferapp.com/thinking-mistakes-8-common-mistakes-in-how-we-think-and-how-to-avoid-them >.

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RE BufferApp.com content sharing service:
They have a free plan that allows you to share a maximum of 10 posts on a time schedule you specify. My blog posts and links are circulated via my Twitter and Google Plus social media accounts. FYI. 
 


Content first published at PersonaPaper, March 9, 2015.





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27 April 2017

Good Fortune: Okyo's Cranes Now on View | Unframed (Reblog)

Good fortune and longevity? Every culture should and probably does have something that symbolizes this. In Japan it's the crane. Would be interesting to research the symbols of other countries. Or ... ??? Maybe we could ask Robert Langdon. :) Jokes aside, click the link because this artwork is exquisite!

 

" ... Maruyama Okyo (1733–95), a painter who revolutionized the practice and taught or influenced generations of Japanese painters."



Good Fortune: Okyo's Cranes Now on View | Unframed




(NOTE: At the time of the posting the paintings were on exhibit; not at the time of this reblogging.)



The Okyo artwork motivated me to search for more pictures, photos, and illustrations of cranes. Found this beautiful photograph of Grey Crowned Cranes and wanted to share it.





It Came From the '90s: Janet Jackson (Reblog)

Found this gem posted in Bloggers Network, a Google Plus community managed by fellow home business blogger, Derek Jones.  Since it shares the music video for one of my favorite Janet Jackson songs, decided to reblog the link.  It's a pretty cool blog.


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Photo credit: By Rich Esteban - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, Link

20 March 2017

No Coffins – Organic Burial Pods = Recycling's Finest Hour

Organic Burial Pods!! 

I am so on board with this concept!!  

Isn’t everyone??

I mean … a Jew or Christian surely can’t object. 

It’s totally scriptural.  :)
“In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.” 

Genesis 3:19

Forget Coffins – Organic Burial Pods Will Turn Your Loved Ones Into Trees | Bored Panda (Reblog)




Forget Coffins - Organic Burial Pods Will Turn Your Loved Ones Into Trees

The idea of coming full circle and returning whence we came is captured perfectly by this beautiful new burial method developed in Italy. The Capsula Mundi project by designers Anna Citelli and Raoul Bretzel has developed an organic, biodegradable burial capsule that will turn the deceased's body into nutrients for a tree that will grow out of their remains.


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Trees Deserve Respect

Ailanthus altissima is an ornamental tree grown mainly for shade and also for its leaves which the silkworm feeds on. Sounds prettier when it is called by its unscientific name: "tree of heaven". The acacia thrives in the wilderness of Paran (the location of several historic events in the Bible).
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A Memorial Garden - In Memory Of - Daily Two Cents

Have seen many a beautiful memorial garden, but never thought to plant one of my own. What a perfect way to work through one's grief when you lose a loved one. Read an article written by a friend ( Sylvia Mayfield aka #boutiqueshops ) who says that when her mother died, one of the first things she did was plant a garden with transplants from her mother's garden.
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African Baobab Tree

The baobab tree (adansonia) is the national tree of Madagascar and has been called the tree of life (although I personally believe that any tree on the planet can be called a tree of life**).
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Sam Van Aken's Tree of 40 Fruit

So the voice in my head says: 'Why are there so many different trees? There should be one tree that bears all of my favorite fruit! Why does there have to be an apple tree, an orange tree, a mango tree, etc.?' OK. There was no voice in my head that said that.

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Trees Have Benefits

This article briefly touches upon a selection of trees chosen for two reasons. (1) To highlight and emphasize the contributions made by trees to sustain our life force. (2) Because these particular woody plants have interesting history associated with them that can be gleaned from the Bible and it makes for interesting reading.
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11 March 2017

Can Gandhi find a place in today's Corporate and Management world? | Anas Ebrahem (Reblog)

Gandhian methods, characteristics and ideals? Rituals of visionary leaders? Gandhi was a lawyer so finding a place in today’s Corporate and Management world would likely not be difficult for him to do. But his visionary methods of leadership would probably also get him kicked out of that same world! :) 


Sharing this excellent post by Anas Ebrahem.



https://anasebrahem.wordpress.com/2014/07/24/can-gandhi-find-a-place-in-todays-corporate-and-management-world/

Can Gandhi find a place in today's Corporate and Management world?



Can Gandhi find a place in today's Corporate and Management world?

Can Gandhi find a place in today's Corporate and Management world? It has been long lasting debate going on with some of my friends in understanding the relevancy of Gandhism in the modern corporate world that talks of stocks, prices, sell-outs and buy-ins everyday. To worsen the state of their minds, a question of...

Gandhi Seven Deadly Social Sins, Face Art Poster Print
Gandhi Seven Deadly Social Sins
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No Nobel Peace Prize for Gandhi?

 

17 December 2016

The Chocolate Lady's Book Reviews: Five (or seven) GOOD things to come out of 2016 (Reblog)

Happy to reblog and share this Featured Post from a fellow blogger, Davida Chazan, who is a "Go To" person if you're searching for good reads. Here is her suggested reading for 2016:

The Chocolate Lady's Book Reviews: Five (or seven) GOOD things to come out of 2016

Her reviews and other writings are so good I invited her to contribute to my group board on Pinterest: Freelance Writer. We crossed paths because we both contribute short posts to a site called "Daily Two Cents".  This site has a revenue-share plan for those who have a Google Ad Sense account and allows you to earn 100% of your commissions, if your post includes an affiliate referral link.  It's reasonable.  Don't you think?  This is the link to her DTC profile: drchazan aka Chocolate Lady.
(This is my DTC author profile, if you're interested: cmoneyspinner, if you're interested.)


Book lovers will probably appreciate her faves lists for previous years too!

Chocolate Lady's Favorite Books of 2015

Chocolate Lady's Favorite Books of 2014

Chocolate Lady's Favorite Books of 2013




I love her blog's tagline.  It reads:

  • Davida Chazan's Blog for mostly book reviews and literary musings (and maybe some chocolate). 

What a hook!  So of course I had to find something chocolate at her blog.  Found it!

The REAL Chocolate Wars


The REAL Chocolate Wars

It's all because of Ms. Brenner's writing style. Ms. Brenner brings even the very mundane into the world of extreme interest. She makes much out of the intrigue so that although it's really economics, it's still interesting. She works her way around marketing so that it's suddenly as moving as a love scene.

11 November 2016

Religion within the limits of my reason: ​​Christianity and IS (Reblog)

Below is a link from a blog that I am occasionally invited to read and my comments are being provided in the form of a blog post because it is too much information to be included in a Comments box.  (You can refer to the statements as "my crazy thoughts" if you don't want to call it "information".)

Religion within the limits of my reason: ​​Christianity and IS : max-aschmann-park



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MY COMMENTS:


In Judaeo-Christian history, for the period between the Testaments (which many in our circles refer to as Malachi to Matthew), there were no prophets. Before Jesus arrived there was one prophet, known as John the Baptist, “the voice of one crying in the wilderness”. His “voice” was to let others know the Messiah was come. He accomplished his mission and lost his head. By the time of his death, the ministry of Jesus was in full force. The ministry lasted for 3 years. Jesus also accomplished His mission, was crucified, died, resurrected, ascended back up to heaven and now “has all authority in heaven and in earth”.

By His authority he never authorized the killing of anybody!

Jesus made it very clear to Pontius Pilate and others while He was here on the earth, that His kingdom is not of this world.  

John 18:36
Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.

His disciples were COMMANDED to Go into all the world and preach the gospel. He who believes and is baptized and shall be saved.”  Converts are not to be FORCED into conversion.  They must hear the Word, believe it, become convinced and convicted of sin in their life, repent (turn away from the sin), publicly confess that Jesus is the Christ, the son of the living God, and be baptized for the forgiveness of the sins and they are "born again", a new creature, prepared to live a sanctified life and work out their soul salvation.

Christians don't want to conquer or rule the world!

We just want to live our lives in peace on this earth being a "peculiar people, zealous of good works", and go to heaven when we die! 

If we can not live our lives in peace, without persecution, then whatever happens in this life … it's God's will.  We were also warned that we would be persecuted FOR OUR FAITH.  We trust Him.  All we need to do is stay faithful.

Romans 8:33-39


33 Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect? It is God that justifieth.

34 Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.

35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?

36 As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.

37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.

38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,

39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

As for ISIS, the establishment of the Caliphate, etc., etc. and any other movement based on religious, philosophical, political or any basis or foundation for their motivations and mission to gain power IN THIS WORLD … as far as faithful Christians KNOW … “this too shall pass”.

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The Passion

Often if an article is about to discuss a topic that can be categorized as "religion", the author may feel the need to state that the writing is not an attempt to convert people to their "way", i.e. beliefs, convictions, faith, etc. Point noted. However that same point can not be made by me.

12 October 2016

If You Could Create A Monster (Reblog)

This cool post is a reblog from my fellow blogger and friend who is participating in a writing challenge.  It's perfect for the Halloween holiday!










Here are my responses to the questions, if I were going to create a monster.


What Does The Monster Look Like?

My monster would have to be green. It's a throwback from that old movie The Exorcist where the possessed girl puked up green vomit. That scene got stuck in my brain and ever since then, that puke color green is associated with monsters. Even though it was the devil. In my mind, devil and monster are the same thing!  But SHE would also be attractive or alluring.  That way people would at first want to approach her.



How Big Is The Monster?
Really huge! Way bigger than an ordinary person because it would give the monster a sense of believing SHE is too big to be overcome. Like the American banks.  (Sorry.  Bad joke.)  That way when the humans take her down, it will be a surprise! “Yeah! That's right! Take that! Bet you didn't even see us coming!!”   :)



What Is Unique About The Monster?
The monster would have a combination of traits borrowed from the X-Men mutants (because I'm not very original).  Not sure what combination, but it would be definitely be able to morph or shape-shift.  Although because it's so big, even though it can change its shape, it still wouldn't be so easy to go run and hide.



What Does The Monster Eat?

Humans! 

Monsters who eat fruits and veggies don't scare nobody! 



Where Does It Sleep?
The monster would have to sleep some place that is either extremely cold or extremely hot, because that would make it more of a challenge for the humans to try to get rid of it while it's resting up for the next day of ravaging the human race.



What would the monsters be called?

My monsters would be called Cannibellas. Well because they're flesh-eating monsters that are also female, and they're not really that ugly or crude to look at. Sort of like the sirens in Greek mythology. They could lure people, especially men.  But because they are so huge, most men would probably run from them!! :)

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22 September 2016

Inside AdSense: AdSense help, when and where you need it (Reblog)

How many times have you come close to pulling out all of your hair because you couldn't find an answer to a question about Google AdSense? Never? Ok! Then it's just me who is doing a happy dance in my chair because I finally struck gold! 


It's a Q & A gold mine of questions and answers about AdSense.


Where is it?  Uumm … at an official Google blog. (O.o)

Please! Don't ask me to supply a logical explanation for why I never looked! All I can say is sometimes the things that are clear and obvious don't always register in my brain. I'm like the rest of the brilliant scientists who get credit for their discoveries. Found out accidentally!  It's been discovered and that's what counts!






Another Awesome Discovery!


If you connected your YouTube channel to a Google+ Profile or Page, you may need some advice on successfully integrating them. Got questions?  PeggyK has answers. Check out her blog YouTube – Google+ Integration.



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08 September 2016

Official Google Webmaster Central Blog: A reminder about widget links (Reblog)

The problem of unnatural links and page ranking.

I subscribe and receive notifications when posts are published via the:

Official Google Webmaster Central Blog and the

Google Search Console Team.



I keep the eMails, even though most of the time I don't know how to implement their suggestions.  (Should have kept up with technology. The learning curve is steep!)



I appreciate this REMINDER post from the Google god very much because now I know what “add a rel="nofollow" attribute” is for.

As for intentionally manipulating page rank? (Genius geek I am not!) 

  • Why don't the widget makers themselves put that attribute into their own widgets?

  • Why would the users know or even be concerned? All we know is it says “free widgets” and the widgets work!!

Just sayin'.  Just asking!  Seems like the widget maker ought to be responsible. They use the Internet too and should know about page ranking, etc.

Nevertheless, the statements about Google's webspam team performing manual intervention and notification via the Search Console is completely understood.

But … huge question mark … BUT?  But that sort of indicates that sometimes your site can get ZAPPED by non-manual intervention? Doesn't it? (???)


Publishing this post as a marker.

Today is September 8, 2016. I regularly check my messages in the Search Console dashboard and have not received any “Warnings” Whew!



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07 July 2016

5 don'ts for promoting your blog (Reblog)

A look back.  Revisiting sites where I found valuable information when I first started my blogging adventures. It is good to know this site still has online content available to the public. Left a comment at this post in 2013. It's 3 years later and the "Don'ts" in this post are still relevant. Interested in becoming a successful blogger? Check out this advice from Suresh Vurity, author and owner of way2earning.com.

5 don'ts for promoting your blog



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Official Blogger Blog: Keep your readers interested with the AdSense Guide to Audience Engagement (Reblog)

 

09 May 2016

Official Blogger Blog: Keep your readers interested with the AdSense Guide to Audience Engagement (Reblog)

Latest tips and advice from the Google Blogger (Blogspot) Team. Reblogging, sharing and saving this tip.  Handy reference.



Official Blogger Blog: Keep your readers interested with the AdSense Guide to Audience Engagement




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