Thursday, October 25, 2012

Ana's Stand Free This Weekend for Downloading

This Sat & Sun my novel Ana's Stand will be free for download to computer or kindle. Take a moment to download your copy this weekend.

This is an inspirational story about a teenage girl, who took a stand after watching her best friend face prejudice and school violence. Ana struggles with helplessness and many more emotions as she watches her best friend suffer a hit and run which changed her life. After facing the possibility of losing her friend, she decides to take matters into her own hands and creates a program at school to inspire her classmates to pledge against non-violence. Soon, she found herself making a difference and inspiring other schools to create the same kind of program. Let Ana inspire you to make your own stand!

Should elderly patients be cared for by family members or by health care professionals?

Families should be the first choice in caring for an aging loved one, since the loved one will recuperate better in familiar surroundings. The entire family should be given a voice, on whether he or she will become a full-time caregiver. However, a reality is that some families are unable or unfit, so the hospital would be the proper choice in these circumstances. If a family is willing to care for their loved one, the aging member actually benefits for the closeness of the family unit.
Create a Plan

First, the entire family should discuss their aging loved ones health care and make a plan, which can be instituted once it is needed. One family member may become the fulltime caregiver, while other family members come by and help as needed. This will give the fulltime caregiver a break, as well as peace of mind knowing their loved one is safe while they run errands. The entire family will transition into their new roles, by discussing and creating the plan before the emergency.

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Learning All About Orcas

Did you know that the Killer Whale or Orca is the largest species of dolphin? They have 4 inch teeth unlike any other dolphin species, which you may have seen while reading a book or in a magazine. There a three groups of pods or herds that the orcas may live in and they eat differently as well. One is called transient and another being called resident, as well as the off shore group.

What does it look like?

The Killer Whale is identified by its black and white markings along with flippers on each side of the Orca, as well as a prominent dorsal fin. These majestic yet dangerous creatures are nicknamed, the cows of the sea. According to National Geographic (2012), these mammals can reach 22-32 feet long and weigh up to six tons. These mammals can live up to 40 to 60 years, but only when they are not killed due to whales and dolphin hunting.

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Tiger Sharks

Where do they live?

This type of shark can be found living and hunting in the world's coastal waters. They prefer murky water and can be found in many different places. They have been found in rivers, estuaries, harbors, and lagoons. The tiger shark likes a warmer climate, so it can be found near Hawaii, but they have found near Iceland and the United Kingdom. Tiger sharks have excellent eye sight and generally prefer to hunt for its prey at night.

What do they look like?

This species shark can be identified by the shark's blunt nose and the dorsal fin is noticeably close to its tail. Juvenile Tiger Sharks have different colored dark vertical stripes that look similar the majestic Bengal Tiger's stripes. However, these markings begin to lighten up in color, as the shark matures into a fully grown adult. These types of sharks or the Galeocerdo Cuvier species of shark can reproduce.

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Saturday, October 13, 2012

Oh No...Mommy has Cancer!

This is my story! Names Have been changed.

"Shh!" Molly whispered to her little brother Drake, who is four-years-old.
"Don't wake up Mommy! She just got home from the hospital."Kevin reminded them.
Molly stated "Mommy is sick and seems to sleep a lot lately."
"I know but your mother is very sick. Sleep helps her body to heal."

Molly is seven-years-old with big beautiful brown eyes like me. However, her complexion was olive color like her father. As she grows, she has more of my personality coming out of her. Molly has shoulder length golden brown hair that matched her father's eyes. She has my unruly hair but Drake has his father's hair type. Drake favored his father with his big brown eyes that, along with a few of his facial features. Nevertheless, he has chestnut brown hair which took after his mother Chelsey. She has complained about a sharp throbbing pain in her lower abdomen, since she was twelve years old. Nevertheless most doctors diagnosed her with Gastritis and each doctor informed her to get gas pills. In September of 2002, she began working for a landscaping and plant nursery. She cleaned up the weeds in the plant nursery while taking care of the plants and the office. All month long Chelsey had a horrible pain in her belly, but due to no health insurance.

She had no choice but to visit local emergency room to get the help she needed. She ended up staying in the hospital for three days, while the doctors pumped antibiotics in to her system. Chelsey finally got better, but the pain never really went away and she was advised to see a specialist. Thankfully, her visit to the emergency room actually helped her to get approved for a state medical insurance plan. The OB/GYN doctor she was referred to by the hospital, needed to recheck her in order to see if the infection had responded to the antibiotics that were given to her at the hospital. This specialist examined her and took a biopsy of her cervix, which is the removal of a tissue sample. He wanted to see if he could explain why Chelsey's lower abdomen was still in severe pain. The doctor sent the biopsy to the hospital lab to be examined and tested. The specialist nurse called Chelsey on the phone and asked her to come to the doctor's office that afternoon in Oct. 2002. Molly noticed that her mom was crying the next day when she got home from work.

"Did something bad happen at work?" She asked as her mother hugged her tightly.
"Nothing for you to worry about sweetie, Mommy is having a bad day right now." Chelsey replied trying to reassure Molly.
Molly began cleaning her mother's office when she saw some information about cervical cancer on her desk. This made her worry, so Molly got very sad because she knew people that had died due to cancer.
"Do you have cancer Mommy? Are you going to die?" She asked her mother.
Molly's eye began filling tears, as Drake crawled into her mother's lap and began crying as well.
"Yes, I have cancer, but tomorrow my cancer doctor will decide the treatment I will need to take. Then, I'll know more about what we can expect once I see the oncologist."
"Will you die mommy?" Drake asked with tears streaming down his face.

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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Can this be True Love?

You are too good and sweet to be true,
My heart skips a beat whenever I hear from you.
I love the way you make me feel,
I believe your love honesty is for real.
I hope you say something each night,
To me you are my Mr. Right.
I am the sunshine and you are my doll,
Now, I am trusting you and giving you my all.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Confederate Battle Flag: Heritage or Racism?

Recently, the controversy of the Confederate flag, has led to racial tension with many supporters on both sides. However, for many southerners this flag represents their forefathers sacrifice. For some African-American's it symbolizes their ancestors fight to end slavery and become free Americans. However, for many southerners, the flag has become a part of their family's heritage. Many southerners proudly display the Confederate flag, as a symbol of heritage not hate.

the years, the controversy has boiled and caused most southern states to remove the flag. America's colorful history should never be forgotten, since it represents a time when two nations couldn't agree. So, many people do not see the Confederate battle flag, as a part of the south's changing heritage. The flag was called the "Southern Cross" or "the cross of St. Andrew" (Brunner, 2007) and has been a proud symbol of the south's heritage. During previous centuries the flag has been flown, next to the American flag and their state flag.

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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Author's Spotlight

Check out my new bookstore, inorder to purchase a copy of one or all of my books that has been published. There is something for everyone.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Honoring Keven Stephens

This blog is in honor of my best friend's boyfriend and the father of her 17 year old child. He passed away and is now living in heaven, where he is waiting to be reunited with Nicole and her daughter Courtney. In all the years that I have known him, we have become close friends who respected each other. I will miss Keven and I will always be there for Nicole and Courtney. See you Keven when our journey is over.  May he rest in peace!

Tips on Building a Professional Portfolio

Are you a new freelance copywriter, who is looking for ways to promote your unique talent and skills to potential clients? If so, you may want to build a portfolio, which will help you showcase your talent to others. A professional portfolio online or offline can help you land freelance work, by advertising your experience and skill. However, be sure that you build a portfolio that catches someone's eye and their interest.

What is a Portfolio?

A professional portfolio will include samples of your older work, but be sure you choose only your best work. It will showcase your work in one spot, in order to show perspective clients what you can do for them. This way, the interested party can see exactly, what you kind of work you are experienced in. Be sure to include different samples, so they will know right away if your services will be able to benefit their company.

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