Daily Prompt; BYOB(ookworm)


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Write the blurb for the book jacket of the book you’d write, if only you had the time and inclination.

Photographers, artists, poets: show us BOOKS.

In the beginning was the word and the word was God. God made and commanded that we follow the Ten Commandments.ten commandments

Today is January 24th, 2014. From the time the Bible was written until today, there have been many changes. Changes in interpretations. Changes in thinking. Morals, respect, people helping people; so many changes.

There have been discoveries in medical miracles, technology in electronics, more college opportunities, and yet fewer jobs.

More live on the government today than ever before. Those with job security are now pondering how they are going to survive through the golden years. Cutbacks have affected every age group.

If any of my words have hit home with you, please open the first page of my book and learn how you can ride peacefully through the storm. Let some of the past rules of life become your present. Feel the peace fall over you as you rest your head upon your pillow each night.

From the first page to the last, this book will enlighten you, refresh you and allow you to view the world in a different light. The world has changed, and we have followed it with confusion. Follow me and hopefully you will say on the last page, I am glad I bought this book.

Daily Prompt; You’ve Got The Power


One Law For All

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You have the power to enact a single law. What would it be?

Photographers, artists, poets: show us RULES.

To think, act and react  equality. One simple rule; impossible for the world to realize and act upon.

The rule would state;

Under no circumstances will another human being be looked down on. This includes differences in weight, skin color, heritage, language and culture.

We, you and all people will be required to accept and friend each one who walks this earth. No matter where you are, you will never dishonor or disrespect ever again.

If you see or hear of one in need, you will reach into your pocket of life and pull out the item that is needed.

We, you and all people are born of innocence. Given a heart of trust  and eyes to see beyond the shell.

If you break any part of this rule, you will be banned from this earth, taken back to the womb and be forced to endure the painful birth canal once again.

Very Inspiring Blogging Award


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Ute is whom I woke up to this morning. When I realized she had nominated me for this award, I smiled.

To know that there are some who think I inspire them is truly a gift given to me.

To me, I am no one special. I write from my heart and soul only. I want to thank Ute and others who have nominated me for this, letting me know that my words are worthy or writing.

About utesmile

Love life, music and dance. Live today as for tomorrow it will be all history!

The Rules:

1] Link back to the person who nominated you

2] Post the award image on your page

3] Tell seven random fact about yourself

4] Nominate fifteen other blogs

1. I am left-handed, and so is my brother

2. I love Christmas trees in my house all year round

3. I don’t get all hyped up about the New Year coming end

4. I love the Victorian era and costume jewelry

5. I want to own one old baby doll before I retire to my coffin

6. I fall asleep to Nick At Nite every single night

7. I sleep with the fan blowing on me 365 days a year

Nominations are;

gordoncstewart
gordoncstewart.wordpress.com

Melissa (Just Enough Sugar)
justenoughsugar.wordpress.com

Valarielovelight
valarielovelight.com

linesbylinda
linesbylinda x
louiesaunders@hotmail.com

Vickie Fulford
v.fulford@yahoo.com

lucewriter
mlmmcastle@aol.com

I Am Not Believing This, I Was Nominated for the Blog of the Year Award,2012


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Jo over at the address I just gave you has nominated me for this fantastic award. It is an honor now just like it was the first time. I am so moved, I feel faint. I have never felt so loved as I do by all of you bloggers.

Please go visit Camsgranny if you have never been there. She is full of spunk and life. She is witty and smart. She and I connected because her family member has Parkinson’s Disease just like my brother Al.

There is nothing more I can say about this award. I am speechless.

Thank you so much Jo for what you have given to me tonight!

Blog of the Year Award 2012


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Seetarn@word.press has nominated me today for this wonderful award.Blog of the Year Award banner 600

Here is a peek into who this beautiful person is;

Author of the book titled ‘The Cup of Life – A Journey Towards Self Contemplation’.

For more details visit http://www.seetarn.com

Professionally I’ve over 6 years work experience in the Investment Banking & Insurance domains.

In my free time I love to write, read, sketch, do some photography and I love to bake and innovate in cooking as well…

The ‘rules’ for this award are simple:

1 Select the blog(s) you think deserve the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award

2 Write a blog post and tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen – there’s no minimum or maximum number of blogs required – and ‘present’ them with their award.

3 Please include a link back to this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award – http://thethoughtpalette.co.uk/our-awards/blog-of-the-year-2012-award/   and include these ‘rules’ in your post (please don’t alter the rules or the badges!)

4 Let the blog(s) you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the ‘rules’ with them

5 You can now also join our Facebook group – click ‘like’ on this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award Facebook group and then you can share your blog with an even wider audience

6 As a winner of the award – please add a link back to the blog that presented you with the award – and then proudly display the award on your blog and sidebar … and start collecting stars…

3Yes – that’s right – there are stars to collect!

Unlike other awards which you can only add to your blog once – this award is different!

When you begin you will receive the ‘1 star’ award – and every time you are given the award by another blog – you can add another star!

There are a total of 6 stars to collect.

Which means that you can check out your favorite blogs – and even if they have already been given the award by someone else – you can still bestow it on them again and help them to reach the maximum 6 stars!

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‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award Badges

Here are the six badges for you to collect – you can either ‘swop’ your badge for the next one each time you are given the award – or even proudly display all six badges if you are lucky enough to be presented with the award six times!

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I have nothing of interest to say about me at this time, since I have been nominated for the prior, but I will do the nominations.

writinglikeastoner
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littlemisswordy.wordpress.com x
leony4@gmail.com

frommymusings2u
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Thank- you again for the beautiful award!

Daily Prompt: Race the Clock/The Daily Post


Here’s the title of your post: “An Offer I Couldn’t Refuse.”

365:277 The Ticking Clock

Set a timer for ten minutes, and write it. Go!

When I was a young child, I had a friend named Pam. Pam came from a different up-bringing than I did. Her parents loved her so much, they gave her everything and also gave into every whim.

My parents brought me up with tough love. I was guided by rules and regulations and love.

Pam was a friend I had made in elementary school. We went through grades K-6 together. She was beautiful. I can still see her in my mind, even though I have not seen her for so many years. She had brown wavy hair that reached half way down her back. Big brown eyes, freckles, and she was thin, where I was the curly blonde, blue eyes, and chubby, or as mom used to say, healthy looking!

Now when you place two opposites together,  you get problems. No problems for us two girls, but problems with my own parents. Every suggestion, and offer Pam  made, I never turned down.

We played together every summer.  I stayed at her house, she stayed at mine. Her dad and I worked at the same company. Her mother did not work, mine did. We would ride our bikes up town and go through all the alleys. We would stop at the now famous place that Al likes to eat at, and go inside to the soda fountain, and buy a milk shake and share it.

She had money and I did not, so she always bought. We would ride our bikes over to other little friend’s houses, and stop and play with them, never counting the minutes on the clock, before leaving.

One day her mischievous little mind suggested we ride to the cemetery, and I got on my bike with no hesitation and no looking at the clock first, and we took off for our new adventure. We rode all through the cemetery, reading many names. We would get off of our bikes and lie down beside caskets to see  how tall they were!  How stupid was that?

I have many good memories of her and me, but if I could talk to my mother beyond this universe, I am sure she would still be scolding me. Yes, I worried her, and I forced her to have to drive down to my friend’s house to find out if I was there.

I was punished so many times by having to be grounded from playing with Pam, but evidently, when I look back, the punishments were never severe enough, because when mom would go to work the next day, I would return to my friend’s house on my two feet, since only my bike was grounded!

I smile now, as I sit here thinking back, at the little things I did as a kid, but also look at the issues in the world today, and not coming home on time from a friend’s was by far nothing to the drug issues today, the bullying of others, and the fatal shootings.

If I could talk to my mom today, she would now look at me and say, I love you and be careful. Try to be home at the time that I have asked you to be. She would realize that being late was nothing to worry about, right? Or do you think because she loved me that she would still ground me and scold me?  Oh geesh, I bet she would still go to my friend’s house, looking for me, and then when she found me, I would be grounded from my bike once again!

If This Could Bring Laughter Out Of Me, Then It Should Make You Laugh Also!


I received this from a friend, and it gave me big laughs, and I wanted to share with you also!

Drafting Guys Over 60

This is funny & obviously written by a Former Soldier… New Direction for any war: Send Service Vets over 60!



I am over 60 and the Armed Forces thinks I’m too old to track down terrorists. You can’t be older than 42 to join the military. They’ve got the whole thing ass-backwards.

Instead of sending 18-year olds off to fight, they ought to take us old guys. You shouldn’t be able to join a military unit until you’re at least 35.


For starters, researchers say 18-year-olds think about sex every 10 seconds. Old guys only think about sex a couple of times a day, leaving us more than 28,000 additional seconds per day to concentrate on the enemy.


Young guys haven’t lived long enough to be cranky, and a cranky soldier is a dangerous soldier. ‘My back hurts! I can’t sleep, I’m tired and hungry.’ We are impatient and maybe letting us kill some asshole that desperately deserves it will make us feel better and shut us up for awhile..


An 18-year-old doesn’t even like to get up before 10am. Old guys always get up early to pee, so what the hell. Besides, like I said, I’m tired and can’t sleep and since I’m already up, I may as well be up killing some
fanatical son-of-a-bitch.


If captured we couldn’t spill the
beans because we’d forget where we put them. In fact, name, rank, and serial number would be a real brainteaser.


Boot camp would be easier for old guys.. We’re used to getting screamed and yelled at and we’re used to soft food. We’ve also developed an appreciation for guns. We’ve been using them for years as an excuse to get out of the house, away from the screaming and yelling.


They could lighten up on the obstacle course however… I’ve been in combat and never saw a single 20-foot wall with rope hanging over the side, nor did I ever do any pushups after completing basic training.


Actually, the running part is kind of a waste of energy, too… I’ve never seen anyone outrun a bullet.


An 18-year-old has the whole world ahead of him. He’s still learning to shave, to start a conversation with a pretty girl. He still hasn’t figured out that a baseball cap has a brim to shade his eyes, not the back of his head.


These are all great reasons to keep
our kids at home to learn a little more about life before sending them off into harm’s way.


Let us old guys track down those dirty rotten coward terrorists. The last thing an enemy would want to
see is a couple million pissed off
old farts with attitudes and automatic weapons, who know that their best years are already behind them.


HEY!! How about recruiting Women over 50…in menopause!!! You think MEN have attitudes??

Ohhhhhhhhhhhh my God!!! If nothing else, put them on border patrol. They’ll have it secured the first night!