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Welcome to the weekly round up of posts that you might have missed.

Firstly, an update on the Facebook debacle which only gets worse I am afraid. I know that several of you have been hit by blocked posts that contain links and are still having issues. I can comment, and share posts internally on Facebook but post links are still being blocked.

Disturbingly today that included the link to Debby Gies Sunday Interview which I sent to her in a Direct Message… supposedly private! It was blocked and in bold red told me that it did not meet community standards. I have appealed of course but it does have a warning for us all. Do not disclose private information in a direct message. For example if as they say Facebook is selling our data to health insurance companies, and we mention in a private message about a health…

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Shamrock icecream soda

Therapy Bits

Shamrock Ice Cream Soda
Servings: 1 Serving

3-4 Tablespoons Peppermint Syrup
2 Large Scoops Mint Chip Ice Cream
8 oz. Club Soda
Whipped Cream
Maraschino Cherry

Add peppermint syrup to the bottom of a glass. Add ice cream. Fill glass with club soda. Garnish with whipped cream and cherry.


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Being Successful On Your Own Terms


Finding Success On Your Own Terms

Ever notice how the only time that most humans will give kudos to other humans, is when they are successful at doing common things? Think about it, academic accomplishments are awarded with a plethora of accolades, as are: marriages, new babies, career promotions, new businesses (depending on the business); the list can go on and on. And, those events and accomplishments are definitely worthy of the “hurrahs” that they receive, however, no one ever gives props to those who do things that are perhaps, far more daring, such as: being who they truly are, in a world where ideas of success are pretty much uniform.

Those who take blind leaps, not knowing where they will land, yet get up, and try again, even after the masses have labeled them a failure.  Not only are such brave acts not celebrated, they are condemned…

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FOWC with Fandango — Division

This, That, and The Other

FOWCWelcome to March 17, 2019 and to Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (aka, FOWC). It’s designed to fill the void after WordPress bailed on its daily one-word prompt.

I will be posting each day’s word just after midnight Pacific Time (US).

Today’s word is “division.”

Write a post using that word. It can be prose, poetry, fiction, non-fiction. It can be any length. It can be just a picture or a drawing if you want. No holds barred, so to speak.

Once you are done, tag your post with #FOWC and create a pingback to this post if you are on WordPress. Or you can simply include a link to your post in the comments.

And be sure to read the posts of other bloggers who respond to this prompt. You will marvel at their creativity.

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Green Book (2018)

Wildfire Movies

Starring: Mahershala Ali, Viggo Mortensen, Linda Cardellini

Director: Peter Farrelly

In the 1960’s, a racist Italian bouncer Tony (Mortensen) takes on a job driving Dr Don Shirley, a black classical musician, on tour through the American South. While initially complete opposites, the two find their time together eye opening, and a friendship slowly develops between the two.

While the film purports to be based on a real situation and relationship, the film has been criticised by the family of Shirley for being one sided. They were not asked for their input and knowledge of the relationships and character of Don, and therefore the film is all from Tony’s perspective. The film also has been criticised as functioning as a narrative that has a white person in the saviour role of the black man. Watching this film, and knowing that it won several Oscars and nominations this year, it…

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How to Set Up Local Book Links for your Ebooks – by Russell Phillips…

Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog

on Self Publishing Advice:

Helping readers find your ebooks in the online store of their choice will increase the chances of making a sale, so it makes sense to provide convenient local book links on your author website to all the stores where your books are available.

Indie author and and author services provider Russell Phillips offers advice on how to set these up.

Continue reading HERE

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