And I’m Back… The Marketing Continues

Originally posted on The Written Word:

photoAnd I’m Back… The Marketing Continues

So I took a 10 Day Break, and now I have returned… Just before the break, I received My “Chess With Agatha” Bookmarks, and so I will contact the Bookstore Manager, and figure out when she is there so I can have the Sample “I Died Once” Books, and Bookmarks dropped off.

Wish me luck, we shall see

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Compassion In Boston

Devina:

You need to read this.

Originally posted on Legendary Post:

An Inspiring Article, Originally Posted Here

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Eric Adelson
Eric Adelson
Yahoo! Expert

Boston Marathon explosions attract an outpouring of help from city’s residents

2 hours 33 minutes ago

It’s a plain spreadsheet with a simple title: “I have a place to offer.”

What follows is simply inspiring.

There are names, thousands of names of people in the Boston area with standing offers to help those displaced by the horrifying explosions near the finish line of Monday’s Boston Marathon. By Monday evening, the Google document had become more than a resource for the stranded. It became a viral statement of solidarity from the proud people of Massachusetts.

Links to the list can be found on the front page of the Boston Globe website. “Have a place to offer?” the website reads. “Fill out this form.”

[Related: Get more coverage of the Boston Marathon explosions]

There are email addresses and…

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Pretty tree, what’s your name?

Devina:

Do you know what kind of tree this is?

Originally posted on The Excellence Asylum:

One of my favourite things

I would have liked to find out its name before sharing it with you but I couldn’t wait, I had it tucked away in my hard drive for a few months now. I’ve seen a younger version of this tree around. I clicked this one at my principals front yard, she’s probably the best person to ask … but I keep forgetting!

I remember while on the way to

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Test Scores Over Touchdowns: When Sports Soil Our Education System

Devina:

A well written post that hit’s a spot that needs to be looked at a lot more closely.

Originally posted on the quiet voice:

High School Football/slapstix55/CC/flickr

High School Football/slapstix55/CC/flickr

I have attended every book club meeting at my school. I’ve never missed a National Honor Society meeting, a Math Honor Society meeting, a Social Studies Honor Society meeting, or a Latin Honor Society meeting. But when I tell people that I’ve never attended a high school football game, I am always asked the same question: what’s wrong with you?

What’s wrong with me? Let’s take a look at what’s wrong with America’s schools first.

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Nightime whispers

Devina:

My new poem and some thoughts about about my nocturnal inclinations.

Originally posted on The Excellence Asylum:

(via thebaileybowman.com)

Have you seen the moon tonight?

Did you drink in her crisp pearly beams?

Have you felt the wind like a soft rain of

Needles against your skin?

I let its chill course in my fevered veins

Sending me riding on a wave so high

I almost touched the velvet sky

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That Christmas feeling

Devina:

Merry Christmas everyone!

Originally posted on The Excellence Asylum:

(Via poetscornerblog.wordpress.com)

… feels as if it’s faded

With each year it get worse, you hear this every year

The sad darkness that creeps

Inside me with this realization finds a comfy spot and settles

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Drive it away says the child that I was

Drive it away with the memories of dressing up

The old Christmas tree with grandma at the bakery

With the smell of fresh bread clinging to the branches

The shiny gold and silver globes hanging on limbs

The red train chugging under the tree with Santa on the roof

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Remember the fun, the joy, the smells, the feelings,

The music, the laughter, the sticky chocolate

Remember what it was to be a kid at that time of year

Believing that the chubby old man would be here tonight

Remember …

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Just remember and let the memories flood

Let it posses me once…

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Creating a Blog Button

Devina:

How to make a blog button in four simple steps.

Originally posted on Laura Catherine:

I did a post about this last year when I created my own blog button that you can see in my side bar, but over the last few weeks I’ve been asked by a few people how to make one. So I will give the quick and easy way to make one.

Step One:

Go to Pixlr. Here is where you create your button’s image. You can use your own photos and add text. Anything you like. Once you’re done save it. The usual size for a button is 125 pixels x 125 pixels.

Step Two:

Go to Photobucket. Create an account if you don’t already have one. You will then upload the image you created to the site. Don’t worry it won’t be public view unless you say it can be. Once you have uploaded it the site will give you some codes for the photo including a…

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