I am pleased my publisher, iUniverse, has chosen Good-bye, Gadsden for its Editor's Choice award. This will allow the book to be professionally promoted and entered in writer's competitions which could enhance reviewers interest in the novel. All authors write to share their stories with readers. It is a book set in World War II, which I have found to be one of the most interesting and transformational periods of American history. See my website, www.aliceajackson.com, for where to obtain the… Continue
Added by alice a jackson on May 31, 2009 at 2:50pm —
After watching 60 Minutes Sunday night, I was moved by the plight of middle income Americans who have lost their health insurance and can't get needed treatment, even for conditions that threaten their lives. Medicare and Medicade cover the disabled, the elderly and the poorest among us. For everyone else there is no real safety net. But there could be and should be, without surrendering our healthcare needs to a bloated and inefficient government bureaucracy as President Obama… Continue
Added by alice a jackson on May 31, 2009 at 2:46pm —
I am a proud American. My roots run deep in northern West Virginia. My immigrant maternal great-grandfather and his sons toiled in the coal mines of Marion County. On my father's side I am a direct descendent of the founder of Morgantown and of his son, who fortified New Martinsville against Indian raids when West Virginia was still the edge of the American frontier. I was born in a nation that welcomed immigrants to share the blessings of freedom and opportunity, where abortion was illegal,… Continue
Added by alice a jackson on May 31, 2009 at 2:41pm —
1. I hope to hear what the speakers have to say and hopefully apply what they share to my personal and professional life.
2. I hope to meet the speakers and especially those who have already committed to attending.
3. I expect to be inspired creatively and spiritually - It's been a brutal Q1 2009.
4. I might bounce some ideas off of certain people if the situation arises.
5. I plan on poking the people I persuaded in attending in the ribs and saying: "see I told you Pat… Continue
Added by Mike Magan on May 30, 2009 at 9:59pm —
Imagine that you are in the produce department of your local grocery store. In the citrus section, I want you to pick up and examine several lemons until you find the freshest, juiciest one to take home with you. At home, find a clean knife and cutting board and cut a large wedge into your lemon, while the juice runs down your fingers. Now imagine yourself biting into the juicy flesh of your lemon, catching the juice in your mouth and tasting its citric sourness. I can nearly… Continue
Added by Brooke Randolph on May 30, 2009 at 2:46pm —
Many schools and classrooms throughout the state are participating in the Hoosier Environmental Council's "Our Place Program": A place-based education program that funds and empowers teachers and students to have a learning experience out in the field while benefiting the community though active participation in environmental stewardship.
The "Our Place" education project uses an innovative educational approach that combines environmental education with civic engagement for classes… Continue
Added by Derek Reuter on May 30, 2009 at 11:29am —
We recently had a Coffee Tasting
at our place. I decide to create a new cookie for the event. Since we all love coffee, chocolate and cookies I knew what I needed to do. So this was my thought pattern: I love cookies, I love chewy cookies, I love chocolate and I love coffee. I need a cookie that is all that and more.
The first thing I needed to do is find a chocolate cookie recipe,… Continue
Added by Shari Boultbee on May 30, 2009 at 11:25am —
Just wondering. I found this great blog and this post really struck a chord. How many people go to work to be one person and are really someone else outside of work? Moreover, how many times do we see others that way?
I have to admit that I do go to work in Drag sometimes, but I will be more committed to putting the 'business drag' away and just be me no matter… Continue
Added by Lynn Zettler on May 30, 2009 at 9:02am —
Amazon.com knows a lot about me. They know what kind of books I like to read, what genres I buy the most and who my favorite authors are. They also know what brand of digital cameras, camcorders and computers I buy the most.
But would you be surprised if I told you that Amazon.com knows when my electric toothbrush needs a new replacement head?
Earlier this week, two Sonicare replacement brush heads showed up on my front doorstep courtesy of Amazon.com… Continue
Added by Patric Welch on May 29, 2009 at 9:30pm —
Hey..What do I need to do to get a job in the Indianapolis area? I am retired USN and have a degree, years of work experience. Anyone want to take a chance on me.. I can make a MEAN cup o' joe and even can be, funny at times. :-)
Added by Matt Seward on May 29, 2009 at 8:23pm —
I love Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, so I'm sorry to use them as an example of the most over-used word in organizational copy. Can you guess what it is? Visit Writing for Reading
Added by Cindy Dashnaw on May 29, 2009 at 7:09pm —
I had a wonderful meeting with a CRAZY individual whom I invited to check out SMALLER INDIANA. He is just crazy enough to make one of his goals to CHANGE THE WORLD and make INDIANA a GLOBAL power... and he is Passionate about it.
is different, he is passionate about business, and after 33 years at one of the Largest Global Companies Based out of Batesville IN, he decided to start to SHAPE the minds… Continue
Added by Ben McCann on May 29, 2009 at 6:03pm —
I want to express my gratitude for those here who spread the word or particpated in the Spectrum Photography portrait head shot day a few weeks ago. It was very successful, which is good for me and for those who got some good images.
But, also important is that the response shows that Smaller Indiana is effective in getting the word out to the right people.
Added by Curt Alexander on May 29, 2009 at 4:11pm —
Good leadership is always on the lookout for constructive culture development, and for a NW Indy product development firm, it turns out a little friendly competition between PRIIO Pres Larry O'Cull and Veep Sarah Cox served to get creative juices flowing.
It all started when Sarah entered her ingenuous idea for the “Edison Nation” inventor competition sponsored by the retailer, Bed Bath & Beyond. (Edison Nation is an online community which exists to provide inventors with a way… Continue
Added by Lynnell Nixon-Knight on May 29, 2009 at 3:30pm —
I wonder? Will we see the effects of all of this stimulus money in our educational system or will much of it get "lost" into the "blackhole" of state government?
More Than $765 Million in Recovery Funds Now Available for Indiana to Save Teaching Jobs and Drive Education Reform
Application for Part 1 of Indiana's State Stabilization Funds Approved Today
May 18, 2009 Contact:Sandra Abrevaya
(202) 401-1576 or… Continue
Added by Dave Goush on May 29, 2009 at 1:55pm —
On Monday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wheeler Mission
will be giving away free tennis shoes and flip flops.
Wheeler Mission Ministries is located at:
245 N. Delaware St., Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: (317) 635-3575…
Added by Cissi Sherlock on May 29, 2009 at 10:23am —
I love trying different things for my cooking. I use Sprite, Coke, beer, wine and even coffee (not all at the same time) to make sauces or marinate. I tend to get the wide eyed look and "What?" when I tell people that. I guess the idea of using these ingredients (mainly the sodas and coffee) is contrary to conventional cooking.
It's always fun to try interesting food even only once. Fried ice cream is not really my idea of ice cream… Continue
Added by Faith Wesstrom on May 29, 2009 at 12:30am —
You might have heard the term "link juice" before in the discussion of search engine optimization and traffic generation. Link juice is actually a loosely defined term, but it generally refers to the combination of link relevance, page importance and anchor text.
If we can assume that each web page is awarded points and these points were distributed to the links on that page according to the importance of those links, that points distribution would be the link juice.
Added by Karen Scharf on May 28, 2009 at 11:23pm —
I am totally down with thumbprint cookies. They are both appealing to the eye and to the taste buds. I attempted to make a gluten free thumbprint this evening. I think it was a good shot. I have not had many gluten free cookies, so it's hard for me to tell what is good or meh. I'm going to need some taste testers.
I was perusing the bulk bins at Good Earth
in Broadripple and found some awesome gluten… Continue
Added by Sarah Richcreek on May 28, 2009 at 11:15pm —
Discovering Single Origin Coffees
What do I mean by single origin coffees? It is a coffee that comes from only one area, such as: Sumatra in Indonesia or Sierra Nevada in Colombia. They could mix the whole farm harvest together at an estate, but it would still be only one coffee from that area. The estate might call that an estate blend, but it would still be a single origin coffee.
I got hooked on single origin coffee with my first taste of a fresh roasted Papua New… Continue
Added by Shari Boultbee on May 28, 2009 at 10:08pm —