// Mark Twain on Writing//

Mark Twain on Writing

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Image (from Mark Twain’s scathing essay on the Literary Offenses of James Fenimore Cooper)

1. A tale shall accomplish something and arrive somewhere.

2. The episodes of a tale shall be necessary parts of the tale, and shall help develop it.

3. The personages in a tale shall be alive, except in the case of corpses, and that always the reader…

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// On Being Decent…..//

On Being Decent…..

Stacy Alexander, Writer/Artist:

Something to think about….but you could substitute the word, “Christianity” with “human decency”.

Originally posted on Stacy Alexander Arte California:

On Being Decent.....

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// Blood Moon//

Stacy Alexander, Writer/Artist:

Blood moon…

Originally posted on Stacy Alexander Arte California:

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Dallas was one of the lucky cities that had a front row seat last night as the blood moon began to change from its silvery shade into a beautiful rose.   As the moon slid into the shadow of the earth, my friend and I were talking on…

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// My Best Shopping Tips//

My Best Shopping Tips

Stacy Alexander, Writer/Artist:

Your consumer choices can make a difference. Make them wisely AND save some money! :-)

Originally posted on Stacy Alexander Arte California:

The choices that we make as consumers are powerful ones.  The system is simple.  The more you buy of something, the more it will be produced.  When you get picky and start to demand higher quality, sustainable products at…

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// The Wish//

The Wish by  Akansha Shrivastava. traveling-alone-280x175A long walk on a rainy evening, that’s something I’ve always admired to do. Not that I’ve never

done that before, but since i like it I can do it again and again and again. Wednesday morning my

phone rang, I was surprised to see that name on my mobile screen, since I am the one to wake

him up in the morning every day. ‘Hello”, sounded too sleepy, Hi Rohan I…

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// How do you like YOUR eggs? - Texas Eggs//

How do you like YOUR eggs? – Texas Eggs

Stacy Alexander, Writer/Artist:

My recipe for Texas Eggs….hot and spicy!

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My friend and I are both fans of Trader Joe’s, and at times, we chat about our favorites during our phone conversations.  I don’t eat a lot of dairy products, but today I woke up and was hungry for some cheezy goodness, so I thought I’d whip up some of my Texas eggs. …

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// Picture This….Part Three Winter in Vancouver//

Picture This….Part Three Winter in Vancouver

Originally posted on powerofonebynancy:

And winter came to Vancouver as it always does.  Typically we don’t get much in the way of snow.  The rule is that the snow stays up in the local mountains that are approximately a half hour drive by car or bus from the downtown core of the city.

An hour or so up the road from the local mountains is Whistler Village.  If you like to ski, we have venues…

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// Picture This….Part Four…Hope Springs Eternal//

Picture This….Part Four…Hope Springs Eternal

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Spring is a time of re-birth.  The trees, shrubs and plants that were skeletal during the winter months begin to produce little nubs and then there is an explosion of colour.

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Perhaps it’s a reminder of the cycle of life.  And with each renewal our trees become taller and more robust.  Their grandeur that much more majestic than the year before.

Yet in…

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// Quote from reading…//

Quote from reading…

‘Who’s that tapping at the window?
Who’s that knocking at the door?
What’s that face in the darkness?
What’s that creeping cross the floor?
Police? Parents? Pregnant?
Never felt like this before.
Come on now, tell me who’s out there!
“Hi Kids, Captain Paranoia”

An extra supernerdythatcherbreathfascist point, a sludge of a hallucinogenic dairy product, and a kick in the face to anyone who is inane…

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// Pannekoeken and Mountain Exercise//

Pannekoeken and Mountain Exercise

Originally posted on Stacy Alexander Arte California:

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When we lived in Western Massachusetts, twice a month we would go to a little German pancake place in a nearby town for their outrageous Apple Pannekoeken.   For those of you unfamiliar with Pannekoeken, it is a gigantic Dutch/Belgian-style puff-pillow of a pancake that comes filled with fruit or custard or plain, to be eaten with…

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