Best Selling Floral Perfumes for Women

There’s something magical about wearing perfume. Not only does it make us smell good, it makes us feel good, especially floral perfumes. Perfumes with high floral notes are obviously more popular with women. Floral perfumes are fun, flirty and feminine! Most people have a signature scent. But if you don’t have one yet, consider one of these best-selling floral perfumes: Gardenia, Elizabeth Taylor This floral perfume, launched in 2003, has notes of gardenia (obviously!), jasmine, lily of the valley, orchid, rose, white peony, ...

Memories: Lost On Bar Beach…

“In every out thrust headland, in every curving beach, in every grain of sand there is the story of the earth.” Rachel Carson Memories: Lost On Bar Beach... A Stroller on Lagos Bar Beach... I was recently reminded of a childhood memory when I read about how children get lost in a moment of playful curiosity… When we were quite young, my parents and my siblings were visiting Nigeria for the first time after some years spent in England. It was an exciting ...

Maggie’s Choice

My story is rather bleak as that is how most things have seemed to me this week, though I have tried for a hopeful ending. Thanks go as usual to Rochelle for continuing to host Friday Fictioneers. I must admit to slight envy when I read in her post that she will be meeting up with some Fictioneers this weekend, it must be so good to meet up in person with the people whose stories we read each week. I can ...

Fashion Friday: Floral Fascinators

photo via zimbio.com Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, knows a thing or two about fashion. Like the late Princess Diana, Kate has become a style icon and trendsetter for women around the world. Always looking so chic, sophisticated and elegant, it’s no wonder that women want to dress like her. Kate is known as much as for her beautifully-tailored clothes as for her stylish fascinators (a fancy hairpiece worn at formal events).  She is often pictured wearing one of her many ...

Excess Baggage

Her name was Julie Ruzinski, and in 1976 she befriended me and Mrs. Chatterbox while we were backpacking through Greece. Julie, a blond blue-eyed Aussie, was enjoying a last fling before settling down and marrying. Her fiancé was waiting for her in Melbourne. It seemed odd that she was traveling alone, but Mrs. C. and I didn’t pry. In addition to speaking with a delightful Australian accent, Julie also spoke fluent Italian. When the time came to move on to Italy ...

The Mystery Box

The box looked like it had been constructed in a hurry, even to my twelve year old eyes, It was rough and unpolished and made of cheap plywood, six panels forming a twenty-four inch cube. Little care had gone into the construction; the sides had been roughly screwed together and there were no hinges or latches to indicate an opening. Nothing was written on it and there was no way to glimpse inside without tearing it apart. When I was growing ...

Forgiving Michael Jackson

In 1984 Michael Jackson was flying high with Thriller, voted the most influential pop music video ever. I was managing a jewelry store in Oregon at the time and Jackie, one of my employees, approached to ask for a few days off. “Why?” I asked. Jackie was one of my best salespeople when she wasn’t attending classes at the local college. She seldom asked for time off. “I want to buy tickets for the Michael Jackson Concert at the Tacoma Dome up ...

Ethical Wisdom: What Makes Us Good – A Review

“Morality, like art, really does come down to where you draw the line.” Oscar Wilde Ethical Wisdom: What Makes Us Good – A Review... A book by Mark Matousek Mark Matousek, best selling author of “When You’re Falling, Dive”, “ The Boy He Left Behind”, and “Sex Death Enlightenment”, presents in his latest book; Ethical Wisdom, an inspiring and thought-provoking examination of what makes us good (an evil) and provides insights to the question – How ought we to live? His ...

Wedded Bliss-Tors #2: It’s About Time – Movie Short

Wedded Bliss-Tors #2: It's About Time - Movie Short

Here is a second installment of my Wedded Bliss-Tors animated, movie shorts. The premise of these cartoons is that marriage is bliss, but couples often experience blisters (or "bliss-tors") along the way. This 2-minute episode deals with the nearly universal experience of different perspectives regarding time that men and women have. Be sure to leave a comment if you can relate or share a similar experience!!!

Quick Question With Michael Hyatt and Ken Davis

While attending the 2012 Launch Conference, that is currently underway, I have the unique opportunity to interview some of the top speakers and authors in America. Below are two very quick, single-question interviews I had with authors Michael Hyatt and Ken Davis respectively. Michael answers the question, “How should a writer or speaker market themselves?” Ken graciously answers the question, “How does a speaker go from free-speaking opportunities to paid engagements? Question: What question would you ask your favorite author if you could? BTW, here’s ...

My Guest Post for Jon Acuff: 6 Things Not to Tithe

Side Hugging with Jon Acuff I’m honored to be guest posting for my friend Jon Acuff today. Jon is a best-selling author of three books, he’s working on his fourth right now and he’s a highly-sought speaker. I’ve met Jon a few times at various conferences where he’s spoken [see photo insert]. Additionally, he has one of the most popular, satirical blogs on the Internet and it’s humbling to share his platform. Here’s an excerpt from today’s guest post titled 6 Things Not to Tithe For ...

Belated Memorial Day With Cleverbot

Cleverbot is a not-so-clever (but mildly entertaining) software program that learns One of the more popular features here one The Daily ReTORt are my conversations with Cleverbot. What’s Cleverbot you ask? Cleverbot, is Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) software  that supposedly learns by conversing with humans via an instant messaging platform. I’ve never found Cleverbot to be intelligent in the purest definition of the word; however, interacting with this particular “thinking” software can be mildly entertaining. Here’s the most recent interview I had with this bastion of ...

Truth vs Hysteria

Earlier this week I had a telephone conversation with a close friend about life and how it likes to slip the scary stuff in with the regular stuff—as if we wouldn’t notice. It’s much like the random red sock that finds its way in with the whites—turning the entire wash load pink. She’s a few years younger than me and still has son number three in the nest. Son number one got married last year and son number two left ...

Traveling To Someplace Else

As most of you know I lost my father-in-law on the 23rd of February. There's really nothing we can say or do when somebody we love dies. We must adjust and move on. This is life. And miraculously we do move on, putting one shaky foot in front of the other until we're someplace else. I've resurrected this post on mortality. It seems appropriate in light of recent events. It is my attempt at moving forward while embracing a great loss. ...

7 Questions With an Author: Keith Ferrin

Speaker, author and blogger Keith FerrinThis post marks another installment of my “7 Questions With an Author…” series, where I ask published authors an unchanging set of questions and share their responses here.Today’s featured author is Keith Ferrin.Keith is a speaker in high demand, an author of several books, a blogger, communications coach and personal friend of mine. His latest book is 10 Tips for Liking the Bible as well as its companion study guide.Here are 7 Questions With an ...

Botched Underwear Bomb is Butt of Jokes

The CIA reported earlier this week that the recent anniversary of Osama Bin Laden’s death may have sparked a botched bombing in Yemen involving a U.S. airliner….and a pair of booby-trapped underpants. Apparently, these were not your garden variety brand of unmentionables. While it’s not clear whether the undergarments in question were boxers or briefs, according to the L.A. Times it’s clear that these skivvies were intended to be an improvement over a similar pair of loaded underwear that failed to blow ...

1 comment to Glenn Beck: The Wisconsin Unions = The Muslim Brotherhood = World Domination

  • Alternative Mainstream, Alternative Universe, Alternative Reality. Very entertaining.Glenn Beck, you say? I REMEMBER him from somewhere…in the past..the distant past..the far far distant past…Unions do indeed have an agenda–they want to avoid becoming third world style slaves to robber barons who run giant corporations and wear “Right Wing” on their BVDs. They want a decent living wage and some kind of assured secure retirement. Those who are already rich can never understand the position of those who are not. Still, the Ree-Pug-lickins continue to try and convince the rest of the world they are mostly “Chrees-Chun”– which is a total paranoid fantasy on their part because most of them don’t have an inkling of what “Christian” is. If they did, the would treat people a little more respectfully. http://thelimingview.blogspot.com/

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