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Read My Latest Article on Content Skin Magazine


CaptureCheck out my article, 5 Ways to Maintain Skin Deep Beauty, on page 55 of Content Skin magazine. Follow the link: http://www.magcloud.com/webviewer/728675?__r=459823&s=w

I hope you like it! 🙂

Photo of the Day: Movement


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I hope we all get to stay on the right track! 🙂

Guest Post by Alexis Campbell Jansky and Richard Jansky


Thanks for Alexis and Richard for contributing a guest post to my blog. Read about their journey below. If you want to be featured, just go to the About Me page on my blog for details.
 
 
 
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My husband, Richard, and I have begun sharing 30 years of writings and letters from my mom, Gwen E. Campbell. She was a prolific writer, weaver-spinner, needlepoint expert, and all-round open and sometimes quite funny lady.
When she died in 2011, I gathered all her letters and copies of her books as I recollected her life. Rarely does one even have a few letters saved from a loved one, much less 30 years’ worth plus more than twenty books!
We felt we had discovered a rare treasure and realized that her writings were worth sharing. She had made little effort to get them published in the 1980’s. Then we discovered a document that transferred all publishing rights to me!
Richard and I have prepared the first three of twenty unpublished works as e-books. We are also sharing her letters, some of her short stories, poems, and whatever else we discover on our WordPress blog. This blog is about her, but it is about us as well. When I can remember life going on around us at the time of her writing, I insert it to fill out the stories. I kept her letters and she kept many of mine.
Looking forward to all that is “Past and Present”.
Alexis Campbell-Jansky and Richard
 
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We will include here a short description of these first books along with the links, if you wish to take a look at them.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Always Going
Join experienced author, Gwen Campbell as her compelling memoir reveals the intriguing story of her transitory life during the unpretentious days of the 1930’s and 40’s in America. You will experience her joys and feel her disappointment as she and her mother travel through quaint, dusty towns of southwest Texas, Oklahoma and California.
Discover small towns like Junction, Texas;“There was no hurry, no violence, and no worry in Junction. Voices were not raised except at mules and dogs. Whatever anger, illness or sadness that resided below the surface only jumped out now and then, like a fish cleaving the surface of a smooth running river. One jump, one splash and it was gone into the deep once more. I used Junction like medicine…”
In this true story of survival and youthful resilience discover how young Gwen learned to think of people, not places as her home. “No house, no town, no part of the country could ever lay claim to her.”              http://amzn.com/B00GW60PGK
 
 
 
 
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The Disappearance of E.A.B.
What if you discovered your whole world was an insane lie?
What if another’s single choice – changed everything for you?
Discovering her father’s diary along with thousands of copies of an out-of-town newspaper sends Anna Kinner on a life changing quest. She realizes that every choice has consequences and now she sees that her parents’ choices had profoundly changed her life. She faces her fears and travels to the place where it all began, struggling to unravel the reasons and choices others had made. Her search leads eventually to a man who changes the whole meaning of her life.
 Follow this fascinating tale of a desperate young woman searching for her true identity. Witness Anna’s struggle as she grapples with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, insanity and loyalty. Will Anna find the peace of mind she seeks or will she discover the root of madness within herself. An intriguing novel about compelling love, questionable family ties, perseverance  and the connections that bind us to others-whether we like it or not. http://amzn.com/B00IA8SMK4
 
 
 
 
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Purse’averence –a novella
Follow the tale of life as told by a purse. Watch as a girl finds the forlorn object on a department store half-priced table and brings her home to family and life. Follow the story of love, friendship and life in the closet, as only an accessory can tell it. Face the fear of being kidnapped and lost to the world while longing to be rescued and brought back home again. You will be delighted and charmed by the interaction of all the enchanting accessories that follow us through our daily lives.
 
 
 

Word of the Day: Smelly Words


Young Girl (13-14) Holding Her Nose at the Dinner TableLet’s explore some words that would make you wince.

Noisome [noi-suhm] (adj.):

1. harmful or disgusting, as an odor.

2. harmful or injurious to health.

Example:
Can you turn off that cigar? The smell is noisome.

Pungent [puhn-juhnt] (adj.):

1. sharply affecting the organs of taste or smell, as if by a penetrating power; biting; acrid.

2. acutely distressing to the feelings or mind; poignant.

3. caustic, biting, or sharply expressive: pungent remarks.

4. mentally stimulating or appealing: wit.

5. Biology . piercing or sharp-pointed.
Example:
Not even the best perfume could mask that pungent smell of his.

Guest Post by Will Moorfoot


I decided a while ago to start posting guest posts to my blog. After careful consideration of the submissions, I decided to let Will Moorfoot be my first guest.If you want one of your posts to be featured, simply follow this link or visit the Contact Me page on my blog.
On Man

 The stubborn gale wailed in the swarthy twilight.

All around, the lush, autumn leaves were swept

Into elaborate complexions upon the dank, freezing air.

In the distance, growing closer by the minute,

A windswept, shivering traveller approaches;

Intent upon reaching the small settlement

Of Rynde by midnight.

The evergreen wood to the right doth moan

A loathsome sound as branches and leaves

Are knocked and wrenched in all directions,

The dark Confusion of the luminous Night.

 

Pausing for a moment or two,

That wanderer looks up at the furious moon

And its angelic, burning light, concealed half

From view by swirling, grey clouds of wrathish like,

Their hollow laughs and cackles are the wind.

“I do wonder.” That solitary man muses,

“Whether mortals such as myself,

Could find safe passage to that

Most divine orb and reach celestial height.”

 

For some time he stands there,

Pondering the possibility of flying.

Yet eventually the shrieking storm

And howling torrents renew with an increased

Spite and vigour. He hurries on, in time

He’ll reach his mortal goal of that fair dwelling

Of bricks and man,

But not his divine aspiration.

 

Pity, almost harsh that he should not see,

That way out across the fields and hills,

Feral and wild as Nature is,

There lies a stairwell. Glinting

Like the onyx or the beryl stone,

An ethereal gateway to heavens yonder.

 

If he had but strayed from his road,

It would have been his to ascend

And the starry heavens his for the taking.

Alas, all that mortal eyes do sight,

Is stony path from which we must not flight.

Bio: I’m sixteen years old and love running and surfing. I’m an aspiring writer currently at college and hoping to do philosophy at uni which will help me combine my passions of writing stories and objective knowledge.

You can follow Will’s blog by following this link http://constantinewrathings.wordpress.com/

If you like his poem, you should go to this link on Amazon and check out his collection: http://www.amazon.co.uk/collection-Romantic-poetry-W-A-Moorfoot-ebook/dp/B00K40LA7I/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1399191262&sr=8-1&keywords=W.A+Moorfoot

It’s “A collection of poetry inspired by the Romantic era of literature concerning itself with all manners of oddities from daemons to cats,” says Will.
Thank you, Will!

Word of the Day — Calorifacient


Wonder-50-Chili-Pepper-Static-ImageYes, calorie is the unit of measurement of energy in our food. I bet you didn’t know there was an adjective for that!

Calorifacient [kuh-lawr-uh-fey-shuhnt] (adj.):

(of foods) producing heat.

Example:

The intensity of the calorifacient chili pepper was evident on Sara’s sweaty forehead.

Word of the Day — Mendacity


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Have you told any lies today? Remember: “if you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.”

Mendacity [men-das-i-tee] (noun):

1. Untruthfulness, tendency to lie.

2. An instance of lying, falsehood.

Example:

She knew she couldn’t believe someone who had mendacity flowing in his bloodstream. She simply smiled and walked away.

Share an example of the way you would use today’s word.