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Saturday, December 24, 2011

A New Year Means?

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12:01-2012

A new year means beginning anew, chance
to move forward and bring new life to
resolutions.

A new year means start-over, try again.
Learn from mistakes and start anew. Is
there a goal you meant to reach but gave-
up on? The plan was to take college level
courses. Only, the economy stopped you.
College courses in 2012?

You're smothering among bad associates. The
only way to do better is change friends and
habits. The opportunity to begin anew is now.

A new year means apply for the job fear has
you afraid to attempt. The stress from not
trying hurts you more. There are two answers
that comes from applying for jobs, yes or no.
Take comfort in the fact that you tried.

No, it's not always easy to move forward. The
key to moving forward is effort, and departing
from things/people that kept you smothering in
wrong or bad circumstances.

Don't waste time blaming or excusing behavior
that ends in one of two options: jail or death.
Slowly with-draw from bad associations. True
change takes years, often. However, toddler step
to positive/productive behavior. Move forward,
perhaps, with the help of a professional.

There's no one to judge how fast or slow moving
forward takes you. Everyone moves forward at their
own pace. Will 2012 be the year you move forward?

You've made resolutions before, but were unable to
keep them. It's time to look at the reasons you're
unable to keep resolutions. The resolution is
impossible for you to do? Try a smaller version of
the resolution.

A resolution to build a house when you're jobless
isn't realistic, for example.

"There's no time to work on a resolution." You said.

Select time, during the day or night, for resolutions.
Look at it as a gift to yourself. The selected time
is used just for resolutions. If necessary, turn-off
the television, radio and cell phone.

"I can't work on my resolution, because of my friends."

Determine if your friends or a resolution, gift to
yourself, is more important.

Life is a matter of choices. Choices as with friends
should be carefully picked.

Finally, a new year allows a new beginning, move
forward and live whole-some resolutions. Ultimately,
choices determines destiny.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Six Ways To Keep Creativity Alive

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Stay Creative

Every writer, at one time or another,
needs help to keep creativity alive.
Life, illness, holidays or stress can
push creativity to the corner and
leave it there, unattended. Creativity
left alone for days, months, without
stimulation disappears.

A skill, talent, must be practiced to
improve, become better. If not, the skill,
talent, is lost or forgotten.

Skill, talent and creativity requires,
sometime during the day or night, effort.

Let's look at six ways to keep creativity
alive.

1. Write down why you can't give creativity
a tid-bit of time. It's not necessary to
write pages, but give an explanation in
several paragraphs. Perhaps, research about
the reason could supply material for other
writing projects.

2. Read. The words in a news article, mystery
novel or any readable medium nudges creativity.
The nudge to creativity spills-out writing
ideas.

Some people find time to read on a lunch-break,
while riding trains or at the doctor's office.
Keep a note-book and pen with you to jot down
writing ideas.

Sometimes, it takes little to stir-up
creativity. Circumstances measures how fast
creativity ignites. Stress, for example,
hampers creativity to a greater degree with
some people. Note taking, in those cases,
is longer.

3. Simply, write. You're on a break, simply,
write. Make as many notes as you like about
anything. Mention how your day is going, for
instance. The taste of your favorite food?
The first person you met? Work with a sentence
like: Four fowls for Fran Friday.

The sentence can be worked in any direction.
Research fowls. How are certain fowls bred?
Write a mystery detailing the "fowl" plot. A
children's book is another writing idea.
Creativity is your only limit.

4. Personal experience is a possibility.
Write about a stressful situation. Most
likely, others are experiencing a similar
situation, and how you handle it could help
someone.

A personal experience article has a beginning,
middle and it ends. The personal experience
piece must grab attention and spark interest.

An idea is to begin in the middle of a problem.

5. Write about a goal. Explain the goal. Why
did you want to achieve it? How long will it
take? Did take? What steps are involved in
reaching it? Write an article or three.

6. Write an acrostic poem. Each letter in an
acrostic poem spells-out a word or some
communication. Take a look at my acrostic poem.

D aisy

A nnoyed

I ris

R epeatedly

Y esterday

Creativity becomes stiff, lost, if its not used, and the six ways to keep creativity alive helps stimulate it.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Ten Alternative Web Browsers to Internet Explorer 9

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Marcella Glenn and Horace C. White

Modern Tokyo Times

Internet Explorer is a staple of Windows
computers.

Everyone knows what Internet Explorer is;
it is a staple of all computers with the
Windows OS. When people buy a new computer,
Internet Explorer is already loaded and
available for use. It takes little effort
to activate Internet Explorer, and have
full access to the internet. However,
there are excellent alternative web
browsers that exist in the marketplace
for those who are looking for something
other than Internet Explorer 9. Let’s
take a look at some of them.

1. Safari’s tools will help a developer
go to the next level, and browsing
experience is customized. Browse full
screen web pages, and save them to
your Reading List.

http://www.apple.com/safari/ 

2. Avant Browser is compatible with
Internet Explorer 9. The no ads, no
malwares web browser is ultra-fast,
user friendly, and has the lowest
memory usage of all the web browsers.

http://www.avantbrowser.com/download.aspx?uil=en-us 

3. Deepnet Explorer is free and contains
no adware or spyware. It’s the first web
browser with RSS news reader, P2P client
integration, and phishing alarm.

http://www.deepnetexplorer.com/ 

4. Google Chrome is a free web browser,
and it’s fast and very popular. Google’s
move to release a large part of Chrome’s
source code including its V8 Java Script
engine gave third party developers
opportunity to study it, and help port
its browser to the Mac OS X and Linux
operating systems.

http://www.google.com/chrome 

5. Life Web Browser caters to iPad users.
It’s similar to a desk-top. Life looks to
excel where Safari fell short. For example,
while Safari does not provide tabbed
browsing, Life Web Browser does.

http://www.itsabouttimeproducts.com/Its_About_Time/Life.html 

6. Maxthon Browser offers a free download,
and super fast services. It’ll store
book-marks/notes securely and it offers
free Cloud services.

http://www.maxthon.com/ 

7. Omni Web is an alternative to the
standard web browser. Its built-in
short-cuts and unique drop-and drag
windows will help save time.

http://www.omnigroup.com/products/omniweb/ 

8. Opera Browser downloads for zero
cost. Opera is available for personal
computers, Mac and Linux.

http://www.opera.com/ 

9. Rockmelt was created with the belief
that the typical style of the browser
no longer works for how today’s people
browse the internet. It utilizes the
Cloud to save all bookmarks and setting,
making a person’s personal browser
experience available on any computer
that has this browser.

http://www.rockmelt.com/ 

10. Sunrise Browser is exclusive to
Apple computers, and has an all-in-one
window. Sunrise’s browser downloads
bookmarks and source codes in the main
window.

http://www.sunrisebrowser.com/ 

While a majority of internet users tend
to go with Internet Explorer 9 because
it is already there and easily accessible,
it is important to think about exploring
some of the other browser options available.
Who knows, you may just find one that is
more to your liking!

http://moderntokyotimes.com/2011/12/07/ten-alternative-web-browsers-to-internet-explorer-9/

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Snow Storm

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after the blizzard,
frozen angel impressions
wind still howl and push.



Bright Stare of the sun-
people shoving piles of it
some chat more than work.



Tires slide back and forth
sprinkling salt provides traction
car finally free.

Source: http://voices.yahoo.com/snow-storm-10541649.html

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Marcella Glenn is a freelance writer who has written news reports, worked in an office, reviewed movies, published a newsletter and had her novel, "Grave Street House," published. She, too, is a Writing Consultant as well as a Personal Coach.


She has tried to go down some of life's other paths. A few paths were a mail-order business, the publishing of a pen-pal newsletter and selling plastic-ware. Only, she was back writing before realizing what she was doing.


She'd critique titles, paragraphs, news reports, that no one submitted to her. She'd stop herself, eventually. Marcella Glenn seemed to be enjoying the act of writing. This is how she knew writing was more than a hobby.


Let it be a lesson in your life too. Is writing calling your name? Or, acting? Teaching? Are you interested in engineering? Have the courage to go for your dreams. Simply, believe in yourself.


Meet Marcella Glenn on Twitter: http://twitter.com/marcellaglenn.



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