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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