Tuesday, December 14, 2010

8 Amazing Blogging Lessons from Albert Einstein

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Albert Einstein has made many amazing contributions to the scientific world, including the theory of relativity, the founding of relativistic cosmology, the prediction of the deflection of light by gravity, the quantum theory of atomic motion in solids, the zero-point energy concept, and the quantum theory of a monatomic gas which predicted Bose–Einstein condensation … and finally he brings us 8 amazing blogging lessons.
Jokes apart, Einstein was perhaps the most influential scientists to ever live, and I would be strange if we could not find some blogging related principles among his ideas, right?

1. Persevere

“It’s not that I’m so smart; it’s just that I stay with problems longer.”
Your blog won’t succeed overnight; success requires perseverance! There’s no such thing as an “overnight success.” What often appears to happen overnight is the result of many years of work.
This is what I call the “silent years” of success. If you can persevere through the “silent years,” then you will qualify to succeed.
Eddie Cantor said, “It takes twenty years to become an overnight success.”

2. Focus

“Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.”
I like to say, you can do anything, but not everything! To succeed in blogging you must give your blog the attention it deserves. If you want a part-time income, then you put in part-time hours, if you want a full-time income, …you’ll have to put in full-time hours.
Focus your efforts, if you want to succeed! Focused energy is power, and it’s the difference between success and failure.
If you never focus your efforts …you won’t have a future, just a longer today.

3. Create Value

“Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.”
Don’t waste your time trying to create a successful blog, dedicate your time creating a valuable blog. If your blog is valuable to others, it will succeed.
You create value for others by solving their problems. Your blog must solve people’s problems. You will only be rewarded in this lifetime for the problems that you solve for others.
Labor to be valuable and success will chase you down!

4. Be Curious

“I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.”
What you’re curious about is what other like-minded people are also curious about, so blog about things that pique your curiosity.
Don’t write about the mundane, and the obvious; explore your curiosity. Research the unknown and document what has never been documented before.
You have to “think bigger,” Einstein said, “No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.”
You have to think differently, he said, “He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would suffice.”

5. Make Mistakes

“A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.”
Make mistakes; mistakes make you better, smarter, faster, and more relevant. If you’re not making mistakes then you’re not making progress. Get rejected a few times, mess up a few projects, this is the pathway to success.
Want to succeed twice as fast, make twice as many mistakes, run into twice as many obstacles.
Frank Clark said, “If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.”

6. Don’t Be Insane

“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”
You can’t keep doing the same thing everyday and expect different results. In other words, if your blogging routine is the same from month-to-month, your results will be the same from month-to-month.
In order for your results to change, you must change your actions, to the degree that your actions change will be to the degree that your results change.

7. Expect Opposition

“Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.”
There will always be opposition. People will oppose your blog, your ideas, and the risk that you’re taking. Zig Ziglar said, “Little men, with little minds, and little imaginations, go through life in little ruts, smugly resisting all changes which would jar their little worlds.” Never let “little men” stop you from achieving your dreams. Great spirits have always encountered great opposition.

8. Play Better

“You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.”
When it’s all said and done, your success will depend on how well you played the game. You must commit to play the game better than anyone else. If you can play the game “better,” you will succeed!
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Thank you Daniel

Wednesday, December 8, 2010




I live in full awareness of the presence of God.



In truth I know I am one with God, that I live and move and have my being in God. If I feel separated from this ever-present goodness and love, I examine my thoughts and feelings for resentments that may have become a burden, a barrier to freedom.

I ask the Holy Spirit within me to reveal what needs to be revealed, forgiven and released. I affirm my intention to forgive and ask for God's help: Dear God, I am willing to release feelings of hurt and anger and to live in full awareness of your presence.

Forgiving myself and others frees me to experience ongoing spiritual growth and fullness of life. Maintaining a consciousness of forgiveness, I strive to see everyone as a part of me and as a child of God.

Therefore I do my best always to have a clear conscience toward God and all people.--Acts 24:16

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Monday, December 6, 2010

Does this mean I’m Yiddish

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 Yiddish Language and Culture
I don’t know about you, but, I've always  used these WORDS. Does it, could it, mean, Yes I’m “ Mentsh “.

oy vey
Exclamation of dismay, grief, or exasperation. The phrase “oy vey iz mir” means “Oh, woe is me.” “Oy gevalt!” is like oy vey, but expresses fear, shock or amazement. When you realize you’re about to be hit by a car, this expression would be appropriate. 

  • shlemiel
    A clumsy, inept person, similar to a klutz (also a Yiddish word). The kind of person who always spills his soup.

  • shlimazel
    Someone with constant bad luck. When the shlemiel spills his soup, he probably spills it on the shlimazel. Fans of the TV sitcomLaverne and Shirley” remember these two words from the Yiddish-American hopscotch chant that opened each show.

  • ( Big fan )
    To drag, traditionally something you don’t really need; to carry unwillingly. When people “shlep around,” they are dragging themselves, perhaps slouchingly. On vacation, when I’m the one who ends up carrying the heavy suitcase I begged my wife to leave at home, I shlep it
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    Tuesday, November 30, 2010

    "The Yiddish Handbook

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    You would be surprised by all the WORDS- I love the comments

    "The Yiddish Handbook: 40 Words You Should Know".

    Sunday, November 28, 2010

    How and where can I get children's books I wrote published?

    How and where can I get children's books I wrote published? I thought I should post this to my blog; The Writers Market
    Camera's in Review
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    I don't have an DSLR camera as of yet. I have asking what makes a good camera that I can grow with, Hands down Canon was the response. Hum, still confused. I really like the Nikon. But my loyalty is to Sony, why? I started taking classes with Ivillage, and Sony was the sponsor.

     They had great forums. Professional Photographers. Adobe classes. Sony will be starting back up with their classes, in 2011, called Backstage. I can't wait. Last year, I took a course in slide show creations  http://www.photodex.com/. The instructor is a huge Nikon fan.

    So, i went back to Sony. I looked at some reviews. Here is what they said:

    Sony Alpha SLT-A33!
    Innovative translucent-mirror technology makes the Sony SLT-A55 one of the fastest digital cameras we've tested, and definitely one of the very fastest SLR cameras. For tighter budgets, the Sony SLT-A33 is a bit slower, but its shooting speed still beats every other digital camera anywhere near its category. Sony's unique tech also means that the Sony A55 and Sony A33 offer exceptional auto focus ability during video recording as well. Throw in special Sony features like sweep panorama and special mult-shot modes for hand holding low light shots and the Sony A55 and Sony A33 represent truly unique value propositions in the digital camera space. For maximum resolution and shooting speed, plus built-in GPS, choose the Sony A55. Give up a little speed and resolution and drop the GPS, though, and you can save upwards of $200 with the Sony A33. Click here for our full review of the Sony A33 digital camera!
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    Thursday, November 25, 2010

    Thank you with deep Appreciation

    Blue Sky!Image by foxypar4 via FlickrWe want to say thank you
    On this Thanksgiving Day
    For all of your giving and sharing
    Your time and effort with Us

    Our deepest appreciation,
    That words just can't express.
    From our hearts to yours

    Love from the Story's
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    Friday, November 19, 2010

    Word Count and Book Length

    A novelist of my acquaintance insists that the only way to estimate the number of words in a book is to multiply the number of pages by 250.
    That was the formula in the good old days when Courier was the only typeface and typewriters were King.
    Now we have computers and word processing software. It’s no longer necessary to estimate according to the 250-words-per-page formula. All we have to do is use the WP tool that shows Word Count.

    Publishers want to know the overall length of your book. An approximate word count (round numbers) based on what your WP tells you enables them to estimate costs and other factors involved in printing a book.
    Novels for adult readers fall between 80,000 and 120,000 words. A novel of 50,000 would be the absolute minimum for some genres and, unless you are Ken Follett or some other established author, you should view 100,000 as the maximum. (Yes, exceptions for a first novel can be found, but writers who depend upon being The Exception are handicapping themselves unnecessarily.)

    Every genre has its own length preferences. Novels intended for the adult market will be longer than those targeted at children and young adults. A young adult novel will run between 20,000 and 40,000 words. In terms of adult mainstream fiction, that length would be considered a novella.
    TIP: Don’t compose your novel with skinny margins, single-spacing and some off-the-wall font and then make formatting changes when you’re ready to market the completed manuscript.

    Draft your novel in standard format from the start:
    12-point Times Roman or 12-point Courier Double-spacing Margins set to 1-inch all round
    Indented paragraphs.

    NOTE: Don’t put extra spacing between paragraphs unless your intention is to indicate a shift of viewpoint or passage of time.

    When you are ready to approach an agent or a publisher, study their guidelines carefully and submit your work exactly according to their preferences.
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    BOTANY Flashcards | Dictionary.com

    BOTANY Flashcards Dictionary.com

    Thursday, November 18, 2010

    Hand Made Cards

    Hi everyone,
    We are making holiday cards for everyone that has been helping our beloved father, and husband.
    He is back in the hospital, we are so grateful for the nurse’s and Dr’s that have devoted their time and effort in helping people. They have gone beyond the call of duty. Also, people with the Cancer Society, Social workers, and beyond.
    I have gone to Jo Ann’s and picked up Their Amber Autumn Fall Stack collection. 70 cards in all. I also purchased the Autumn papers. The box of cards comes with envelopes. I am trying something different. I’m going to be doing a tri fold with a leaf attached. I cut out leafs from the paper stack. Then gluing them on the front. Inside the card I have glued matching paper, then I will be printing a ( quote of gratitude ).
    Showing our appreciation, We haven’t planed a feast or festival. We just want to give thanks and be grateful,  for Science of today.
    So here is a sample of the makings' of our cards. 


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    Tuesday, November 16, 2010

    World Peace

    When we think of world peace, we think of All calm through out the World. I believe this gives credence to what we all want for World Peace, Comes from within-and out, Thank you Unity PEACE!


    World Peace

    I am at peace with the world around me.

    Peace is always an option and today it is my choice. Peace guides my thoughts, responses, decisions and actions. There is nothing in the outer world to fear, for peace is my decision. What could possibly disturb the eternal peace of God that is the Source of my peace?

    If I observe conflict, I remember to choose peace. Sending a prayer of peace to those in turmoil, I know peace is possible in every situation. I take a breath if the conflict involves me. In that breath, I recall that peace is my decision today.

    Responding from my center of peace, I am calm and at ease as I move through the day. My words are kind, comforting and supportive. I am at peace with the world around me.

    I will grant peace in the land, and you shall lie down, and no one shall make you afraid.--Leviticus 26:6

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    Monday, November 15, 2010

    Update On Recycle Page

    I've recycled an old water fountain that seen its day. Filled with my own compost.
    I sprayed it with. ( Hammered Paint -by Krylon ). Then, I antiqued it with a water base stain-last I cleared it, ( only on the outside).

    I really had a problem with slugs and snails. So I used some copper foil that I had left over from doing some stained glass.You can see the copper foil over the seed pods of peet moss.

     I really miss my fountain. Nothing like the sound of calming water. It serves well as an herb garden. I planted - Strings of Pearl from the spout. Try this  ( String of Pearls). It looks like water flowing from the spout.

    A beautiful mother Bird, found this to be a wonderful home. Since then, the string of pearls hasn't been the same. However, all isn't lost. I can say, I am like a grandma to the little darlings who emerge. I must admit, I was somewhat  proud. She knew how I protected the them from our ever curious Dogs!

    Also, on the right side of the planter, you will see my Tiny little seeds that are emerging. I like to start with seeds.
    Special when you make your own compost. Then you know where the soil came from.The cost is much less than if you bought a plant that is already established, and soil.
     This way, I can arrange then, in my garden.

    I love to recycle Almost anything- I am a child of the Sixty's and Seventy's- Love the Good Earth


    Sunday, November 7, 2010


    166 × 124pxImage via WikipediaOn  my previous Resources page, I have mentioned Cancer.org, and there is American Cancer Society.org.
    When going to the website, please, always and I mean always. Let them know what is happening with you, and, or your families needs are. Why?, because, that's how they can defined and help you with your needs better. So please ask, There is always something someone can help with. And please pay it forward, just like the movie.

    God Bless, keep the Faith and Keep the Peace
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    Thursday, November 4, 2010

    Photos Of My Ladies

      Photos Of  The Ladies



    iPod touch - My PDA.


    A new  app from Apple is  called “PING”

    A social network for music.
    iTunes Ping lets you follow your favorite artists and friends to discover the music they're talking about, listening to, and downloading. Ping already has millions of users—including over 2000 artists—and is growing fast

    Ping on the go.

    Ping is built into the iTunes app, so you can easily access every update, post, video, and more on your iPod touch or iPhone. Set up your profile on your Mac or PC to view Ping features on your mobile device.

    Follow your favorite artists.

    True fans know it all: What their favorite artists are playing—and when and where they're playing it. Set your inner groupie free by following your favorite artists on Ping.

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    Tuesday, November 2, 2010

    I Am the presence you have been waiting for,
    I have come before you not to be judged,
    I have come before you to be loved.
    As you do to me-you do to yourself.
    Recognize your imperfections, love your faults
    and in that moment you shall become I Am That I Am.

    - Sanatkumara

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    Burning Bush

    Monday, November 1, 2010


    Wig shop in Rome

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    Update on my Recourses page; 

    I am continuing to update my recourses' for people in need of advocates with depilating diseases. Please feel free to comment if any;

    Thank you,


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    Science Daily



    ScienceDaily (2010-09-30) -- Researchers have uncovered the mechanism by which leukemia cells trigger a protective response when exposed to a class of cancer-killing agents known as histone deacetylase inhibitors.

    The findings, published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, could lead to more effective treatments in patients with leukemia and other cancers of the blood.

    "Our findings provide new insights into the ways such cancer cells develop resistance to and survive treatment," says Grant, associate director for translational research and professor of medicine. "This knowledge will now allow us to focus our efforts on strategies designed to prevent these self-protective responses, potentially rendering the cancer cell incapable of defense and increasing the effectiveness of therapy."

    The discovery centers on modification of a protein known as NEMO. Researchers have known for some time that HDACIs trigger a protective response in leukemia cells by activating a survival signaling pathway known as NF-κB, which limits the ability of HDACIs to initiate a cancer cell suicide program known as apoptosis. However, it was previously thought this process occurred through activation of receptors residing on the cancer cell surface. What VCU Massey researchers discovered was that HDACIs initially induce DNA damage within the cell nucleus, leading to modification of the NEMO protein, which then triggers the cytoprotective NF-κB pathway. By disrupting modifications of the NEMO protein, NF-κB activation can be prevented, and as a consequence, the cancer-killing capacity of HDACIs increases dramatically.

    HDACIs represent an approved form of treatment for certain forms of lymphoma, and VCU Massey Cancer Center has been working for over seven years to develop strategies designed to improve their effectiveness in leukemia and other blood cancers. Grant's team is now focusing on ways to capitalize on this discovery by designing strategies that interrupt NEMO modifications through the use of pharmacologic agents and other means.

    "Our goal is to move these findings from the laboratory to the bedside as quickly as we possibly can. There are currently several drugs in early stages of development that hold promise in disrupting the NEMO-related NF-κB pathway, but further research defining their safety and effectiveness will be required before we can incorporate them into new therapies," says Grant.

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    Thursday, October 28, 2010


      I let go of the need to be in control, and I am free.

    Believing that I must control the situation at hand may leave me feeling tense and burdened. Prayer helps me release these overwhelming feelings. Cults and new religious movements in literatur...

    In prayer I remember that there is only God, and God is in control. I shift my thoughts to the good and release control. This is not my burden to carry. I am not in charge of other people or situations. I am not in control of another's life or behavior. I thank God for restoring me to peace.

    As my thoughts quiet, my concerns dissipate. I gratefully affirm that with God all things are possible. I let go of the need to be in control, and I am free.

    Out of my distress I called on the Lord; the Lord answered me and set me in a broad place.--Psalm 118:5

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    Monday, October 25, 2010

    A new look and page’s

    Hi everyone,
    Thank you for following me on this journey ( Blog ), I've added a new look and some new pages to my blog. I will be adding to my pages and post. I do wear many hats. Like most woman do. Been blessed to wear so many. I've grown into the hats, worn out many, and out grown some,  ( for my own good ). I will be posting my illustration  for my children’s book.

    The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins

    Wednesday, October 20, 2010

    Thursday, October 7, 2010


    Ballet d'Edgar Degas (Musée d'Orsay)

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    "Art is not what you see, but what you make others see." - Edgar Degas


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    Wednesday, October 6, 2010

    Life is full of beauty

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    "Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams." - Ashley Smith


    bumble bee's bum ;-)


    A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer; it sings because it has a song.
    Maya Angelou.

     Great Attitude

    A great attitude does much more than turn on the lights in our worlds; it seems to magically connect us to all sorts of serendipitous opportunities that were somehow absent before we changed.

    Earl Nightingale (1921-1989)

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    Wednesday, September 29, 2010


    The divine essence

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    I am grateful for simply being.

    Counting my blessings is a thoughtful practice, which helps me maintain an attitude of gratitude. It is good, though, to move beyond gratitude for people, places and things, to gratefulness for existence itself.

    Going within, I begin by appreciating this moment of peace. Then I become grateful for simply being. This shift in consciousness allows me to fully experience my oneness with the divine Presence, oneness with all that is. The peace I feel is expansive. My gratitude opens wide the realization that I am more than my body, my personality, my experiences--I am an expression of the Divine. I've been given this moment in time to exist in this world, to love and to serve, to follow my bliss. And for this, I am truly grateful for all the that has been bestowed  unto me.

    Giving thanks for the Daily word- Of Unity

    I will thank you forever.--Psalm 52:9

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    A dove, symbolizing the Holy Spirit, who is be...




    I am renewed and ready to take the next step.

    When my car needs gas, I refuel the tank. When my faith needs refueling, I pause and pray. I sit in silent meditation, allowing the strength and peace of Spirit to fill me. Praying renews my faith and gives me the power to move forward.

    I say a prayer of thanksgiving for the divine mystery of life. God is as near to me as my breath, and yet beyond understanding. Communion with God through prayer and meditation is all the fuel I need. It fills me with the assurance that all is well.

    Renewed and ready to set out in the right direction, I take the next step on my divine path.

    But those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength, ... they shall run and not be weary.--Isaiah 40:31

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    Tuesday, September 28, 2010


    Gratitude , The Tall Ships' Races, Szczecin 2007


    "Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity. It turns problems into gifts, failures into success, the unexpected into perfect timing, and mistakes into important events. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow."

    Melodie Beattie

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    Hope Emerging

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    "Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential."

    Sir Winston Churchill
    1874-1965, Former British Prime Minister

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    Saturday, September 25, 2010


    Beauty and the Butterfly

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    "We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty." - Maya Angelou



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    Friday, September 17, 2010





    I am Graced by God

    From breakfast to dinner, meals are a time to bless and give thanks. By saying grace, whether silently or aloud, I acknowledge that God is my source and that food is God's gift of vitality, energy and strength. I am grateful for and aware of God's activity in my life, and I radiate this appreciation from my heart to the gifts before me. A blessing of gratitude makes the meal even more nourishing.

    Whether grabbing a snack prepared by someone else's loving hands or serving a meal I have prepared, I recognize that I am graced by God. Anytime I nourish my body today, I praise God for the goodness that is ever present. Thank you, God, for the gift before me today; I am blessed in every way.

    He took bread; and giving thanks to God in the presence of all, he broke it and began to eat.--Acts 27:35

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    Sunday, September 12, 2010



    I am inspired and guided by the light of God.

    In ancient rituals, people rose in the morning and turned toward the sun, honoring the source of light and warmth that sustained all life. Even on cloudy days they turned in the sun's direction and honored the source they knew to be present.

    I turn within to find the light of God that is always there. I close my eyes and remove my attention from any confusion. I place my focus on my breath and open my mind. In the stillness, I receive the guidance I need. I am not in darkness, for God's light is ever shining, illuminating a path to my highest good.

    With new awareness, I see possibilities for greater good in my relationships, health and finances. I keep my eyes turned toward the Light and trust the guidance I receive.

    The Lord went in front of them ... in a pillar of fire by night, to give them light.--Exodus 13:21

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    Sunday, August 15, 2010

    Patience, persistence and perspiration


    Patience, persistence and perspiration make an

           unbeatable combination for success
                   Napoleon Hill (1883-1970)



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    Saturday, August 7, 2010

    A 1930’s Ford, Just love the classics

    Took these on a Road Trip- the 4th of July-

    Look close on the hood and there is a flag