Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Christmas, Happy New Year Food Haiku

Christmas Poetic Forms : HAIKU (Week 7)

William's, Walmart, Crepe
Coop Gran, Remy Martin, Zero
Coke, Appleton.


Thick Mango juice,
Mocking Jay Peter issues,
Caterlin negoiates


Lee Ann Burns ice cream,
Charles Page, Gary Salwierak,
They meet Eric Wren Brinn.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Bad Girls Don't Die by Katie Alender: A Book Review Via the authur herself

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Author. Pleased to meet you.

The Bad Girls Don’t Die series

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Once upon a time, Alexis was your typical high school outcast: pink hair, bad attitude, unapologetic loner. Until the day her little sister Kasey made friends with the wrong ghost, and Alexis had to step up and do battle with an evil supernatural force. That set in motion a series of events that would forever change Alexis’s life–and the lives of the people she loves–as she learned that, no matter how bad they seem… things can always get worse.

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“This book made me wish I still slept with a night-light! A smart, scary ride.”
- Melissa de la Cruz, NYT bestselling author of the Blue Bloods series

“FROM BAD TO CURSED sent a creepy, delicious chill up my spine. All I could think when I turned the last page was more, more, more!”
- Heather Brewer, NYT bestselling author The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod series

“In the classic tradition of Stephen King, Alender will have you sleeping with the lights on.”
- Margaret Stohl and Kami Garcia, NYT Bestselling authors of the Beautiful Creatures series

Originally published in 2009, Bad Girls Don’t Die was selected for the Tayshas Reading List of the Texas Library Association, named to the New York Public Library’s 2010 Stuff for the Teen Age list, and is available through Scholastic book clubs. In 2013 it was awarded second place in the Minnesota Youth Reading Awards.
  • Publishers Weekly “Fans of classic young adult ghost stories should welcome this solid offering.”
  • Horn Book “The spooky story has all the right elements to keep pages turning and lights switched on.”
  • Kirkus “Strong characterization will draw readers in…both primary and secondary characters are unique and satisfyingly complex.”
  • The Bulletin for the Center of Children’s Books “The book begins with promising spooky menace, and ghost-story aficionados will recognize the delicious classic tropes of the vengeful dead and old tragedies revenged upon descendents…this may suffice to give haunt fans an enjoyable frisson.”
  • Booklist “With just enough violence, suspense, and romance to keep readers turning the pages, this is a promising debut for a new young author and will be a popular addition to any YA collection.”
Click here for info on foreign editions.

ISBN – Bad Girls Don’t Die
978-1423108764 (hardcover), 978-1423108771 (paperback)
ISBN – From Bad to Cursed
978-1423134718 (hardcover), 978-1423137771 (paperback)
ISBN – As Dead As It Gets
978-1423134725 (hardcover), 978-1423137788 (paperback)

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

poetry form week 7: haiku

Christmas Special of Poetic Forms : HAIKU (Week 7)

Thunder VS Portland
Beat the heat music noises
long drive to a tie


Mountain View court room
Homeland, Bud Light, or Subway
Chris Cagle scores high


Taco Mayo stop
Branson and Thunder T-shirts,
Mid-First bank sprite cup

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Birthday Wishes, Christmas Cheers!


Candles Are a Gift of Light

Candles are a gift of light,
A tiny sun, a bit of star.
No other dancer in the night
Dances with such sheer delight,
Little souls serene and bright,
Each a glimpse of what we are
Shining innocent and pure.

Crystal Loves the Waves

Crystal loves the waves
And takes them for a ride.
But just right now her mummy
Is on the other side.
As far as she can see
There are waves, and more, and more.
But just right now her mummy
Is on the other shore.

It's a great big ocean
With lots of sharks and whales,
Octopus and sailboats
And big boats without sails,

Polar bears and penguins,
And lots and lots of fish.
But just right now her mummy
Would like to make one wish.

Crystal's mummy wishes
The ocean were a puddle.
Then she could jump across
And the two of them could cuddle!

Wouldn't it be nice
If the ocean were a lake?
Then Crystal's mummy
Could have some birthday cake.

Crystal's mummy loves her,
But she is far away.
So just right now she sends her love
On Crystal's special day.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Five Little Turkeys: A Lyrics


Contributed by Leanne Guenther

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

the beauty of space…by Madeline Bea


Happy October! A new month means a new Mama Mantra over at The Creative Mama. I may have mentioned before, but the mantras always come from something I am working on, working through, or seeing clearly for myself in any given time. It’s in that beautiful way that the mantras choose me. This month’s mantra is something that I have been seeing the manifestation of in really, incredibly profound ways as of late. I hope you enjoy…

Tuesday, September 30, 2014



May 22 is my first child's birthday,
May reminds me of that special day;
In a land far far away,
In a hospital near a bay:
Women give births,
A moment in life revolving life and death.
Many women got to do C-Section,
Oh, my, their pain was hard to ease even with their family's protection.
I was lucky to give a natural birth
to an eight pound boy, what a bless.
We, six young women stayed in a large room,
with six babies in six little beds next to us, boom.
The nurses took very good care of us all,
They bathes our babies daily, loved them all.
I saw people coming and going,
Hubbies visiting and laughing.
I heard two women crying,
because they couldn't breast-feeding.
One woman got super upset,
Because her hubby did not show up to see the baby she get.
I lived in the hospital 4 three days,
I learned about life in many ways.
May is special to my family,
May is magical to my child and me.
May is the month to celebrate,
May is also the time to graduate.
May turns trees green,
May shows roses with dripping sheen.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

No Regret


I have chicken feet,
I have red head,
I love roaming on the street,
Picking up crumbs of bread.
I am a perfect alarm clock,
Singing before dawn is the time I do tick tock
Rain or shine,
You can count on me to get the job done.
No regret
When it is time to die,
No panic hatred
When I am made into a pie.
I am a rooster, a guy
Who carries pride.
I am a self starter, that's why
I have nothing shameful to hide.

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Saturday, August 16, 2014

Carpe Diem Special #102, Jim Kacian's 3rd "falling leaves" (My contribution)


!! I publish this episode earlier than I normally do, because I am in the nightshift !!

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

Another week has gone and it's time for a new episode of our CD Special in which the featured haiku-poet for this month is Jim Kacian, co-founder of the The Haiku Foundation and owner of Red Moon Press, specialized in publishing of haiku anthologies and other haiku-books.

RE: after I read the prompt, I decide to try my own, it is plain but at least I have tried, thanks.

Falling leaves,
Dropping weight,
Tree branches are delighted.

Sinking salts,
Physical transformation,
Unseen influence.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Alicia Boler-Davis by Business Week


Senior Vice President of Global Quality & Customer Experience, General Motors Company

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Ms. Alicia Boler-Davis has been Senior Vice President of Global Quality & Customer Experience at General Motors Company since July 01, 2013 and served as its Vice President of Customer Experience from February 08, 2012 to May 2012. Ms. Boler-Davis is responsible for GM's customer service and retention in the U.S. She served as the manager of its Orion Township plant. Her career at GM began in 1994. She has served in several engineering leadership roles and managed plants in Lansing, Arlington, Texas, and Orion Township. Ms. Boler-Davis has advanced at GM. She has a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from Northwestern University and a master's degree in engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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Northwestern University
Master's Degree
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Baby Fever

From determined mind, love rises,
Time together solves crisis.


Tendering my garden, I grin
at the rising Sun, divine time.


Cold winter wind showcases its blue,
Hot coca drink makes our eyes glow.


Pages turn, the space is clean,
Roles change, let’s welcome spring.


As I was lying in my bed,
Cute thoughts keep popping in my head.


Smile, Smile, Smile away worries,
Think, Think, Wisdom springs from it.


The sound of music pleases me a lot,
The return of love makes me see God.


Walking down a dirty road with a deep cut on my knee,
Bloody stuff won’t scare me as I love climbing a tree.


The future is unknown,
Sing today a tune.

Friday, June 13, 2014

summer song by Alice Anne Gordon


Summer song
summer long
summer sounds
of summer throng

summer light
summer night
summer feels
alive and bright

Floating breezes
fresh and free
gentle sunkissed
bumble bee
curling creatures
sleeping so
marching ants
they come and go
tall grass bends
in sun lit beams
medows shimmer
golden gleams
birds call out
their summer song
dawn to dusk
singing long
bubbling brooks
with silver waters
bluebells dance
like woodlands daughters
velvet moss
enfolds the boulder
tree stumps covered
shaded; colder
smile in their place
mischievous little dainty face

Summer song
summer long
summer sounds
of summer throng

summer light
summer night
summer feels
alive and bright