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The appearance of Jack, a diamond dealer and Natalie’s old boyfriend from college, creates incredible tension and arousal for Natalie. How can see keep her marriage intact? A new man mesmerizes Maggie also in her life: Raji from India.
The mystery woman, Chaya Sarah, continues to share profound spiritual wisdom. Teaching Natalie the concept of ‘soul mate’ helps Natalie revive her marriage, at least for a night.
However Chaya Sara’s secrecy about herself baffles them, and concern grows that Chaya Sarah may be involved in more than meets the eye.
Too soon they must leave Jerusalem. A last minute surprising upset centered around Chaya Sarah frightens them and they realize they may be dealing with intrigue and terrorism.
How will Natalie and Maggie handle the mystery and romance that floods both women as they attempt to get back to life in the United States? Can a return to Jerusalem be far behind in this trilogy of romantic fiction?
Dr. Holstein received her Doctorate in Education from Boston University and her BA degree from Barnard College. Dr. Holstein has been a school psychologist and taught first and second grades. She is in private practice with her husband, Dr. Russell M. Holstein, in Long Branch, New Jersey. Find her at www.enchantedself.com
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Hello and welcome to our Monday Poetry Review. Todays review is of Dana Levin.
Her unique use of line breaks, sentence choice and font changes all work together to fuel the imagination of the reader. Her poetry relies heavily on the imagery she creates. Above all I love the last line...it hangs like a glittering piece of crystal and is almost a poem of its own.
So without further ado, the poem
Levin’s collections of poetry include In the Surgical Theatre (1999), Wedding Day (2005), and Sky Burial (2011). Selecting Levin’s manuscript for the American Poetry Review/Honickman First Book Prize, Louise Glück praised the work as “sensuous, compassionate, violent, extravagant.” In the Surgical Theatre also won the John C. Zacharis First Book Award from Ploughshares, the Witter Bynner Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the PEN/Osterweil Award.
She lives in Santa Fe and teaches at the Santa Fe University of Art and Design and Warren Wilson College.
Tell me about your blog(s), name(s), what does it mean to you?
I guess a lot of writers suffer from the thought that maybe they are just not really "that good" or that others wont see the meaning in their words that the writer is trying to convey. The idea of blogging for all the world to read was a little scary so I decided to break it down and simplify it. Basically I was just one girl ( the girl part being relative I suppose) with one pen and one voice, I shortened that to "One girl, One Pen" I liked the simplicity of it.
When have you started blogging?
What are the inspirations of your writing?
From years of working with birthing moms and babies I observed a lot of the range that women go through in life: their strength, their integrity, their spirit. I filled my cup with those observations and now I enjoy writing about them.
Does music impact your writing?
No not really. My family is all very musically inclined but that gene skipped me. What does impact me greatly is reading the words of others. If I get to busy to read my writing tapers off. Reading feeds the writer in me.
You are involved with bluebell book-The Book Review and Short Story Writing Challenge Blog, what is your role?
What's the benefits of it?
I absolutely love it! I have meet so many wonderful writers through it. Most writers are very accommodating about talking to me about the reviews. I did have to break down and learn about Twitter since I quickly discovered that is the best way to get in touch with them. I also have been exposed to many great writers who have forever changed my world. I am so appreciative for this opportunity.
I love E. E. Cummings and Mary Oliver as writers. I love their take on the natural world as poetry in motion. A favorite book is Jane Eyre. As a girl I read that and dreamed of far away people and places
Do you have a favorite quote?
Any tips for those who started blogging ..
Any tips for those who wish to get published
No, but I would like to receive tips on that very subject if anyone's interested.
What's your writing plans?
I am working on three books and dream of seeing one make it into print. Recently I started doing greeting cards with a local artist. She paints them and I write the words. I am learning calligraphy, so fun!
I would like to take this opportunity to express my deep gratitude for the Bluebell Books community. I am learning so much from all of you.
Hello fellow poetry lovers!
Welcome to another Monday poetry review here at Bluebell.
Toady's poem is intense and gritty and "of the earth". A perfect compliment to the time of year when many of us are digging around in a garden or perhaps a pot or two of flowers.
The title is: Wildwood Flower by Kathryn Stripling Byer
Byer was raised on a farm in Southwest Georgia, where the material for much of her first poetry originated. She graduated from Wesleyan College, Macon, Georgia, with a degree in English literature,
She lives in the mountains of western North Carolina and served for five years as North Carolina's first woman poet laureate.
Ever wondered what exactly is a poet laureate?
Each heart is thriving for peace
That every soul seeks
That each mind needs
A war torn world with peace nowhere
Crying and mourning everywhere
Poverty spread all over
Sadness in every corner
No love, no peace to bond
But warriors falling to the ground
No time to see someone in peace
No time to be in peace
Let peace prevail everywhere
With love, unity and care
Let peace take war's place and
Make blue days to happy days
Peace and contentment will soar in our hearts
No wars on creed, race or caste because,
Love and peace will fill our hearts.
"Happy Mother's Day" means more
Than have a happy day.
Within those words lie lots of things
We never get to say.
It means I love you first of all,
Then thanks for all you do.
It means you mean a lot to me,
And that I honor you.
But most of all, I guess it means
That I am thinking of
Your happiness on this, your day,
With pleasure and with love
Hello Bluebell readers,
I hope you had a lovely spring weekend..
For many of us in the western continent, there is a media generated celebration called "Mothers Day" most kids love their moms everyday (or not as the case may be) but you gotta love the ingenuity of Hallmark for pushing this day to the forefront and making billions from it.
For the rest of us...
I happened across this poem and loved the dream sequence feel of it.
I thought some of you might like it also.
by Ted Kooser
Mother came to visit today.
We hadn't seen each other in years.
Why didn't you call? I asked.
Your windows are filthy, she said.
It's from the dust and rain.
She stood outside.
I stood in, and we cleaned each one that way, staring into each other's eyes,
rubbing the white towel over our faces,
rubbing away hours, years.
This is what it was like
when you were inside me, she said.
What? I asked,
though I understood.
Afterwards, indoors, she smelled like snow
Holding hands we stood by the picture window,
gazing into the December sun,
watching the pines in flame.
Seldom do you come across a poem that so craftily weaves incestuous fantasy and window cleaning in to an artful expression of ones love.
Hello all dear Bluebell Readers.
How about a poem to suit the day?
A time for picnics, time off work -
Vacations and the "Indy" -
A holiday, too often times
We forget what, it should be.
A time to pay respect to those
Who rallied to the battle cry -
Who gave their lives for liberty -
Those freedoms for you and I.
Such a waste of brave young souls -
Some still struggling through their youth
Who faced and fell willingly
Before wartimes' awful truth.
So as we share this holiday
With our friends or family -
Take a moment to give thanks to
Those who died so we'd stay free.
Let us strive for world peace -
For the end of greed and hate -
For next time, after "the war"
It just may be too damned late.
by Del "Abe" Jones
From his book of poetry, "THE WORLD, WAR, FREEDOM, AND MORE."
Hello dear Bluebell Poetry writers and readers!
Today we are going across the globe and back in history to look at the work of Alan Paton
A trifle, a thing no longer to be worn,
Its purpose served, its life done.
She put it on with exclamations
Her eyes shone, she called and cried,
The great bulk of her pirouetted
She danced and mimed, sang snatches of a song.
She called out blessings in her native tongue
Called to her fellow servants
To strangers and to passers-by
To all the continent of Africa
To see this wonder; to participate
In this intolerable joy.
And so for nothing
Is purchased loyalty and trust
And the unquestioning obedience
Of the earth's most rare simplicity
So for nothing
The destruction of a world.
This poem is typical of Alan Paton's observations about the inequalities that existed between Whites and Blacks, and his writing evokes the soul of the African person....grateful, simple and humble.
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Hope you are enjoying your summer and don't forget to read some good poetry!
Till next time,
Hello Bluebell readers!
Are you enjoying the lazy, crazy, hazy days of summer?
Well wake up!
I have been taking it FAR to easy on you guys lately....
today we are going to think?
About what, you ask?
Hopkins was born in England (1844-1899)
|‘As kingfishers catch fire, dragonflies dráw fláme’|
I'm from Kolkata, an undergraduate engineering student, in love with literature. My poetry has been published in two anthologies, and featured online, and I hope to get more publications.
Tell me about your blog(s), name(s), what does it mean to you?
My blog's name is Insanebloom. Its just a set of whimsical writings, dainty insanity, pretty bloom!
Its just been a couple of months.
What's the theme(s) of your blog(s)? What do you write most? poetry, fiction or novel, or short stories?
I write poetry.
What are the inspirations of your writing?
Nature, emotions, and most importantly Life.
Does music impact your writing?
You are involved with Bluebell Books Short Story Slam writing challenge?
Yes, its a wonderful place to share writings, lots to learn.
Do you have a favorite blogging friend(s) to share? Tell us about his/her.
Oh yes! There are so many beautiful blogs, so many lovely friends.
Do you have a favorite book or author?
Quite many. I love Austen, Plath, Wilde, and many more.
What's your writing plans in the near future?
To publish my own book of poetry.
As advanced animals who differ from monkeys, roosters, sheep, or rats, we enjoy our talents and efforts by being able to speak, write, dream, and make technology and science our TOOLS in reaching a more comfortable level of living, every child is born equal, and every boy and girl is supposed to be happy and fulfill one's dreams.
The president, browsing the shelves at Kramer Books, a popular Washington, D.C., bookstore, with his daughters, said told fellow customers he was supporting Small Business Saturday, a day in which shoppers are encouraged to visit local small businesses after the frenzy over deals offered on Black Friday by department stores and large chain stores.
Obama, Malia and Sasha came away with a stack of books, including: “The Invention of Hugo Cabret,” “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever,” “Tails,” “The Tiger’s Wife,” “The Phantom Tollbooth,” “Zen Shorts,” and ” The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.”
Obama also purchased “Descent into Chaos: the United States and the Failure of Nation Building in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Central Asia.”
The president was asked how he felt about personal aide Reggie Love’s departure at the end of the year.
“We’re sad to see Reggie go,” Obama said, “but he’s doing the right thing. He’s going to finish his education and as you can see, we’re still getting a little basketball in.”
Love was among those who played basketball with the president earlier in the day.
The president began his day with a trip to Fort McNair for a quick game of basketball. When a reporter asked what he thought of tentative NBA deal to end the ongoing strike between players and management, Obama gave — dressed in sweatpants, a black windbreaker and a White Sox hat — a thumbs up and said “Good deal.”
In the afternoon, the Obama family, along with mother-in-law Marian Robinson, attended the Towson University-Oregon State University men’s basketball game in Towson, Md. Michelle Obama’s brother, Craig Robinson, coaches the OSU Beavers. The OSU Thanksgiving weekend game has become a bit of a tradition for the Obamas — in 2009, they watched the Beavers defeat the George Washington University Colonials 64-57 and, in 2010, the Howard University Bison 84-74.
Clad in lots of orange and black the first family sat together in the stands. It was a casual day out for the first lady, who wore who black leather Chuck Taylor sneakers and an OSU T-shirt. The president had a hot dog at half-time.
Happily for the Obama family, Oregon State romped over Towson 66-46.
The president has had a busy Thanksgiving weekend thus far, hosting roughly 50 family members and friends for dinner on Thursday and playing a round of golf Friday.
According to wikibooks,
MATLAB is a programming language developed by MathWorks. It started out as a matrix programming language where linear algebra programming was simple. It can be run both under interactive sessions and as a batch job.
Most MATLAB scripts and functions can be run in the open source programme octave. This is freely available for most computing platforms.
GNU Octave and LabVIEW MathScript are systems for numerical computations with an m-file script language that is mostly compatible with MATLAB. Both alternatives can replace MATLAB in many circumstances. While a good deal of the content of this book will also apply to both Octave and LabVIEW MathScript, it is not guaranteed to work in exactly the same manner. Differences and comparison between MATLAB and Octave are presented in Comparing Octave and MATLAB.
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Happy 15th Birthday, Google!
The company that Sergey Brin and Larry Page founded was actually established on September 7, 1998, but the official “birthday” was later switched to September 27, as noted by SearchEngineLand’s Danny Sullivan. Before the search tool had even launched at google.com, Page told Sullivan, “I’d like to build a service where the priority is on giving users great results.”
Fifteen years later — after expanding to everything from email to mobile operating systems to a quest to conquer death— Google has changed the technology landscape forever. And it still boasts a whopping 66.9% marketshare among search engines in the U.S., according to ComScore’s latest rankings.
p.s. For some extra fun, try typing “google in 1998″ in the google search box to see how far the company has come.
Book signing today at Oklahoma state university student union university store (2nd floor), starting 12pm and ends 1pm..
Jeff Benedict, Co Author of “The System” will visit the Student Union on Saturday
STILLWATER -- Oklahoma State University will host a book signing with Jeff Benedict, co-author of “The System: The Glory and Scandal of Big-Time College Football,” and Boone Pickens, Saturday, October 5, 12 p.m-1 p.m. in the Student Union.
“The System,” which opened this week on the New York Times Bestseller list at #12, takes an in-depth look into the realities of NCAA College Football. Benedict was granted unprecedented access during the 2012 season to programs at the highest levels across the country at a time of convulsive change in college football. His book has ignited a national conversation on the fate and future of college football.
The book includes riveting stories on the business of college football and insightfully details Boone Pickens transformative gift and the steady rise of Oklahoma State University football over the past six years. Benedict spent significant time with Pickens for the book and dedicates an entire chapter to his impact at Oklahoma State University.
Benedict is one of the country’s top investigative reporters. He is a special features contributor for Sports Illustrated and the author of ten critically acclaimed books, including “Pros and Cons” and “Out of Bounds.” His essays and articles have appeared in the New York Times, Newsweek and the Los Angeles Times, among other publications.
What they are saying:
"The best book on the sport written in years (and that's coming from someone who has written a couple)."
Dan Wetzel, Yahoo!Sports
"[A] harrowing and occasionally uplifting journey -- or literary trip -- through recent history and across the country's most football-obsessed campuses."
--Harvey Araton, The New York Times
"I just read and can't stop extolling The System: The Glory and Scandal of Big-Time College Football by Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian. I expected scandal, I expected feel-good stories; what I didn't expect was a book so riveting that I missed my bus stop...Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian have given us a thrilling read."
--Marilyn Dahl, editor, Shelf Awareness for Readers
How did they pick them? Many played the ratings game. “By all means stick to the rankings,” they believed. “Never go to a school that is even one slot below the top one that admitted you.”
Others chose a college because they liked the tour guide or thought they would make the most friends and be most comfortable.
Those are two common ways students and parents choose a college. Neither holds up to scrutiny.
Stick to the rankings? Which rankings: Those that measure the quality of teaching? The quality of research? The best program in your intended major? The most accessible professors? The medley of cost and performance criteria President Barack Obama has proposed — tuition, graduation rates, earnings of alumni and the like?
And what does it mean to be comfortable? To have the most people who look and think like you? If so, you might as well stay in high school.
As professors and presidents who have taught and advised thousands of undergraduates, we suggest a very different approach to high school seniors frantically trying to decide which colleges are best for them. Consider where you will thrive, both in the near term and after you graduate.
If you want a career in theater, pick a school in a community with a vibrant local theater scene. Find out whether alumni help newcomers break into the field. The best school for an aspiring actor may have fewer students who look and think like he or she does, and it may be ranked lower than other choices.
If you want to become a global titan of industry, don't go to a school where you will spend four years in classrooms primarily studying accounting and management. Pick a place that forces you to gain global literacy, whether through overseas programs, an international student body or courses on other cultures. That school may be ranked lower than others and almost certainly will enroll plenty of students who are not like you.
If you're a nerd who has already invented great new apps and wants to be a tech entrepreneur, why spend four years in a school that will teach you skills you either already know or that will be offshored or antiquated by the time you're 30? Better to go where you can take great courses in design, the history of science or anything else that will make you more intellectually nimble.
If you want a career in medicine, you clearly want your school to have a strong pre-med program. But if the faculty members don't welcome undergraduate students to work alongside them in their labs, why go there? You're more likely to get into medical school and become a better doctor if you've experienced firsthand what science is about.
Better still, select a school that pushes you into courses in medical ethics and cross-cultural communications or has a program that allows you to shadow a working physician or assist medical staff in shelters and clinics.
By the way, we walk this talk. We love the schools we lead, but we don't blindly advise that children of friends come to our respective institutions. It depends on the kid. Sometimes we recommend schools that are ranked higher, sometimes it's schools that are ranked lower.
The specific schools we recommend depend on the student's needs and passions. Some need the comfort of a close-knit, hands-on environment. Some want to re-create themselves far from the prying eyes of their parents and others who know them. Some will thrive best in an urban environment; others amid mountains they can climb when they need to burn off steam.
For kids who learn as much from coaches as they do from teachers, we propose schools with strong sports programs. For independent learners, we suggest places with a wide choice of electives. We always send those we love to places where they will be forced to grapple with difference.
In seeking these matches, we are not looking for the most comfortable place for the student but, rather, where he or she can thrive intellectually and psychologically. The most important learning might well be uncomfortable learning, where students take courses that terrify them and where they live and work alongside classmates from backgrounds much different from their own. The school that best achieves that for a particular young person may well not rise to the top of a list predicated solely on prestige or comfort.
We recognize it is harder to apply the criteria we have laid out than to adhere to a published list or choose the school where your best friend is going. But in the end, the payoff will be greater.
After all, the goal is to develop the skills and the inclination to educate yourself for life.
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|Mister Spunky and his Friends|
|Author Kelly Preston|