I think it is time to make any form of hate against any human illegal and punishable by law!
- john bachert | Author Blog Posts – Sat, Oct 6, 2012 1:17 PM EDT
I think it is time to make any form of hate against any human illegal and punishable by law!
10 Phrases That Can Sink Your Resume by Liz Ryan Here are ten of the deadliest resume phrases in use ("massive overuse" would be more accurate) and replacements for each one. You'll rewrite the replacement phrases to reflect your own accomplishments--and that's the key! We can't expect a timeworn piece of resume boilerplate to stand in for our own pithy, personal examples.Read More »from Ten Phrases that Will Tank Your Resume
Kill this: Results-oriented professional Replace with your own version of this: I love to solve thorny supply-chain problems
Kill this: Excellent team player Replace with your own version of this: At Acme Dynamite, I partnered with Engineering to cut our product cost in half
Kill this: Bottom-line orientation Replace with your own version of this: My accounting-process overhaul saved the company $10M in its first year
Kill this: Superior communication skills Replace with your own version of this: I led a two-day offsite that yielded our 2010 product lineup and a $40K cost savings
Kill this: Possess
- wolf banderson | Author Blog Posts – Sat, Oct 6, 2012 3:02 AM EDT
Hello.Read More »from The Great Presidential Election, the Greatest Gambling System
wolf banderson here, and i am upset.
i was looking at the recent string of presidential electory macguffinism and i saw......
a sadistic joke. no punch line, just a jest, a joke that absolutely had to have a punch line, for the hopes and dreams of millions depended on it.
and isn't that the punch line?
vote for me! i'm mr. perfect!
no! vote for me! i'm black and think through all of my decisions!
vote for me, i'm backed by chuck norris.
vote for me, i love jesus!
vote for me! i hate homosexuality and promise to root it out for you!
vote for me, because, because.....you know what? fuck it!
vote for me, they say.
vote for the great, vote for the gloried, voted for the reasonable, vote for the popular, vote for the righteous.
In the end, these candidates pick one aspect of human nature and use it as their shield, never once realizing that the shield alone will never be enough.
we get a macabre of good ideals, but with just one ideal, with just one good aspect of the
Gillian FlynnAmazon Best Books of the Month, June 2012: On their fifth wedding anniversary, Nick's wife Amy disappears. There are signs of struggle in the house, and Nick quickly becomes the prime suspect. It doesn't help that Nick hasn't been completely honest with the police, and, as Amy's case drags out for weeks, more and more vilifying evidence appears against him--but Nick maintains his innocence. Alternating points of view between Nick and Amy, Gillian Flynn creates an untrustworthy world that changes from chapter to chapter. Calling Gone Girl a psychological thriller is an understatement. As revelation after revelation unfolds, it becomes clear that the truth does not exist in the middle of Nick and Amy's points of view; it is far darker, more twisted, and creepier than you can imagine. Gone Girl is masterfully plotted, and the suspense doesn't waver for a single page. It's one of those books you will feel the need to discuss as soon as you finish it, because the ending doesn't justRead More »from Gone Girl a Novel by Gillian Flynn
Halloween is the 5th Busiest Day for the Fire Department... Don't Make Them Trick-or-Treat Your House!By Krista Fabregas | Author Blog Posts – Fri, Oct 5, 2012 7:38 PM EDT
Here's a scary statistic - Halloween is the fifth busiest day for fire departments across the US. According to the National Fire Protection Association, most of these calls are for home fires, and would you believe - burning candles account for many of these accidents!Read More »from Halloween is the 5th Busiest Day for the Fire Department... Don't Make Them Trick-or-Treat Your House!
Luckily this particular hazard is one hundred percent preventable - by not lighting up a candle. But that's a bit of a drag for Halloween decorations. Or is it?
There's a huge selection of flame-free candles and battery-operated lights on the market today, and these are perfect for adding spooky, ghoulish glows without the danger of an open flame.
Flameless candles are realistic, too. Most are made of wax and feature a built-in flicker bulb to mimic the real thing. Battery-operated tapers, pillars, votive candles and even tea lights are perfect replacements for burning candles in Jack o'Lanterns, lumeires, decorative candleholders, and on mantles and tabletops. They're also great for use outdoors since
- Trulia.com | Author Blog Posts – Fri, Oct 5, 2012 6:19 PM EDT
What Have I Done? The Big Freak-out!
You found a house, negotiated a deal you are comfortable with, you have opened escrow and turned in your deposit, and now all of a sudden . . . the reality hits. "Oh, my God, I am buying a house." That reality may be frightening, it may be paralyzing. You may be saying, "What have I done?!"
I'm happy to tell you that this is an absolutely normal experience. Almost every buyer goes through what we call buyer's remorse. It's completely natural and it will pass. But you need to understand why it comes up in the first place.
Let me share a little secret. I have bought and sold dozens of homes for myself and every single time I buy a house or property I have what some friends of mine referred to as "the Big Freak-out." My agent jokes with me about the fact that I put myself and my home purchase through an exhaustive reanalysis of the deal every time. Should I or shouldn't I? Do I really want this house? Is it a good deal? Have I made theRead More »from Have I Bought the Right House? 5 Questions to Ask Yourself
Here is a topic that is rarely discussed anymore: Notary PublicsRead More »from How to Become a Notary in Washington State
Yes, yes! Remember when you had to get all types of things notarized for business and as well as personal purposes? Working in administration one of the Secretary's were ALWAYS required to be a notary. Then, if you needed to have something personal notarized you could go to your bank and they would take care of it for you...
Well, it's so rare now to even hear the word Notary much less need one...so much so, I thought well this could be a very good business to go into...so I Googled Notary Publics in my area and what did I get? Very few...
UPS offers Notary services!
The most promising was UPS which would notarized a document for $10.00 plus tax. So if you needed to notarized 4 letters by 4 different people that would be $40.00 plus tax. Additionally, each individual would have to be physically present (per Washington state laws), have valid identification and sign the letters in the presence of the Notary. After which
The first presidential debate culminated in awkward onstage hugs between both Romneys and both Obamas, marking the first time that Michelle and Ann have come face-to-face during this campaign season. Who knows what was said during their embrace, but it very well could have fallen somewhere along the lines of "Don't you look nice," because both of them did. Read on for a full breakdown of their prim, First Lady-like looks.Read More »from The Great Debate of Outfits
See More on TheCut.com: Ann Romney Broke Out Her Biker-Baby Outfit for Leno
Ann Romney: Last night was arguably the best she's ever looked. Her cream skirt suit, which her press secretary confirmed to us is designed by Alfred Fiandaca, had vertical seam detailing that emphasized her waist. The jacket's hem flared slightly at the hip and curved down into a subtle point in the front, elongating her silhouette. The zipper fastening allowed for a slightly open neckline, which made her look less stiff than the lapels she usually wears. She also wore her trademark pearls.
- Literal Exposure | Author Blog Posts – Fri, Oct 5, 2012 2:49 PM EDT
ABOUT MARY METCALFE
Mary lives and breathes writing and editing. When not working as a writer/editor in her day job, she's editing novels and manuscripts or working on one of her novels. With Winds of Change as her debut in women's fiction, New Beginnings will follow this fall with a strong suspense angle. Road to Tomorrow comes up next and continues her small-town series featuring a cast of warm and not-so-warm characters.
"I've always read that you should write about what you know. And in a very real sense, I am withWinds of Change. While I did extensive research on Boston, sailing and plant varieties, the 'what I know' part came from my heart. Readers will see a theme in my novels - disparate people being brought together and blending to build a new family."
Could you please tell us aRead More »from Interview with Mary Metcalfe, Author of "Winds of Change"
- Literal Exposure | Author Blog Posts – Fri, Oct 5, 2012 2:47 PM EDT
Kfir Luzzatto was born and raised in Italy, and moved to Israel as a teenager. He acquired the love for the English language from his father, a former U.S. soldier, a voracious reader and a prolific writer. Kfir has a PhD in chemical engineering and works as a patent attorney. He lives in Omer, Israel, with his full-time partner, Esther, their four children, Michal, Lilach, Tamar and Yonatan, and the dog Elvis. Kfir has published extensively in the professional and general press over is the author of several short stories but now mostly writes full-length fiction. Books: CROSSING THE MEADOW (2003 P&E "BEST HORROR NOVEL"), THE ODYSSEY GENE(2006), HAVE BOOK WILL TRAVEL (2012). He got the idea for his new thriller, "THE EVELYN PROJECT," from an in-depth research into the family archives. He has another book of fiction in the works. Author's website: http://kfirluzzatto.com Purchase this book through: Amazon and Barnes and Noble An Italian Obsession
Creating Believable Characters
You've probably readRead More »from Creating Believable Characters by Kfir Luzzatto, Author of "An Italian Obsession"
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