The Bad Squirrels – illustration

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The Bad Squirrels
The illustrations for this book are so cute. I love them, I can’t wait to finish this book. The squirrels wear hoodies. Lol!

The colorist has to add the color.  A lot of work and care. If I didn’t have to over see every stroke, it would probably be finished.

I have to make sure my vision is portrayed fittingly. No male or female characters so each child can imagine themselves as the child dreaming etc.

I want to spark the child’s imagination. I thought about not adding color. But  I have to see what the shrink says… my attorney happens to be a psychiatrist also. (Over achiever )

I do what he says, sometimes. He told me not to self publish. Do what the publisher asks, if that’s what you want. I had no idea what I was getting myself into then.

I don’t regret my decision. I would have felt like I was doing all the work while, I only get a percentage of my royalties. Writing the book is the easy part.

I could not have been more incorrect. But, it is doable with the time and money. That’s what it boils down to actually. That and spending countless hours social networking with your target market.

Good writing; presented well, is a start. But, that does not scratch the surface of what is ahead of you to be noticed. It takes money, networking also, becoming your brand. You are your book’s passion.

Sell that passion behind your books and you will sell books. I didn’t believe that was really necessary for a long time. I felt my book would sell itself once people knew about it. I was wrong.

Building the trust of an audience is important. Be consistent with writing. I jumped in with both hands and feet hitting the ground running. Not knowing which way to go. Don’t do that.

I know now, more than I cared to know about books. I just wanted to tell stories. I still feel that way.

Fruit in due season …

Writing it down.

I have writing spells where, thats all I want to do sometimes. Especially when, I’m out of sorts I write for cathartic reasons. Otherwise, I need inspiration to write coming at the oddest of times from anything. I must act on it or it hurts. I feel something tragic has happened to me if, I can not express what I am feeling when needed with the written word.

I hate that feeling, so to I try and avoid it ever happening. I started carrying around something to write with most times. It can come off guard so, I use a napkin or anything, I can find to write on at the time.

My cell phone occasionally, comes in handy but, there is something about the written word with a pencil or pen I like most. I thought of a children’s book once when, I was walking my son to school. I had to run home. The whole thing comes to me at once, I don’t want to lose it if it is inspired. If it is longer than a short story it comes in waves each section of the story.
I never know what, I will be writing about.

If I do it isn’t the same writing or as close to my liking. That is my biggest challenge, with writing now to find those sparks of inspiration on command. I can write on command but, not be inspired on command. If my environment is wrong I have to get away from it. I can’t be hindered for very long. I like to be alone most of the time, so I can think clearly.

Though I love people, dearly.
I take them in doses, my friends are artists and compulsive freaks like me. (laughs)
We get on each others nerves sometimes; we are cool though. We are all into our own things but, meet up and share our art forms. I feel frustrated with them because, things of mine need to be read; no instant gratification. I am the whiner in the bunch and want special attention though, deserving because of the nature of what I do. Who wants to come over and read when visiting you. I want everyone to do that, all I hear is “Do I have to read it now?” That is really how my poetry developed. (laughing out loud)

I figure, if I could discipline myself to read having ADD so can anyone else. I don’t understand people who don’t want to do it. I mean, how can you not? You learn things, what other way can be so intimate without having sex with everyone. Sharing thoughts and feeling with a story is grand it’s what life is about. How else can meaningful relationships happen, if we don’t share. (smiling)

I simply adore putting stories out but, fear sometimes, I will be dead before anyone really knows my name in literature. I want to see the impact my writing has on others. My writing is not superficial and has to be taken in and understood for what it is not what is wanted from it. Not with a legacy either, I can’t know about it then. I want to answer questions about it in case, you do not get it at first so, it’s understood properly.

Quatrains my favorite poetry style

I have an old english thing, going on sometimes.

One

A winter’s morn, doth willow wake

Scratch thy window

Early morn

Heavy snow fell from thy branch

Two

Honorificabilitudinitas now, lost in sorrow

To know my worth is meaningless

I beg with mercy to a past I lost

To meet again; guide the way

14 Foods that Cleanse the Liver – Global Healing Center

via 14 Foods that Cleanse the Liver – Global Healing Center.
1. Garlic

Garlic
Just a small amount of this pungent white bulb has the ability to activate liver enzymes that help your body flush out toxins. Garlic also holds high amounts of allicin and selenium, two natural compounds that aid in liver cleansing.

  1. Grapefruit

High in both vitamin C and antioxidants, grapefruit increases the natural cleansing processes of the liver. A small glass of freshly-squeezed grapefruit juice will help boost production of the liver detoxification enzymes that help flush out carcinogens and other toxins.

  1. Beets and Carrots

Beets
Both are extremely high in plant-flavonoids and beta-carotene; eating beets and carrots can help stimulate and improve overall liver function.

  1. Green Tea

This liver-loving beverage is full of plant antioxidants known as catechins, a compound known to assist liver function. Green tea is not only delicious, it’s also a great way to improve your overall diet. Learn more about the benefits of green tea.

  1. Leafy Green Vegetables

Leafy Greens
One of our most powerful allies in cleansing the liver, leafy greens can be eaten raw, cooked, or juiced. Extremely high in plant chlorophylls, greens suck up environmental toxins from the blood stream. With their distinct ability to neutralize heavy metals, chemicals and pesticides, these cleansing foods offer a powerful protective mechanism for the liver.

Try incorporating leafy greens such as bitter gourd, arugula, dandelion greens, spinach, mustard greens, and chicory into your diet. This will help increase the creation and flow of bile, the substance that removes waste from the organs and blood.

  1. Avocados

This nutrient-dense super-food helps the body produce glutathione, a compound that is necessary for the liver to cleanse harmful toxins.

  1. Apples

Apple
High in pectin, apples hold the chemical constituents necessary for the body to cleanse and release toxins from the digestive tract. This, in turn, makes it easier for the liver to handle the toxic load during the cleansing process.

  1. Olive Oil

Cold-pressed organic oils such as olive, hemp and flax-seed are great for the liver, when used in moderation. They help the body by providing a lipid base that can suck up harmful toxins in the body. In this way, it takes some of the burden off the liver in terms of the toxic overload many of us suffer from.

  1. Alternative Grains

It’s not only that you need alternative grains like quinoa, millet, and buckwheat in your diet, it’s that if you’ve got wheat, flour, or other whole grains in your diet, it’s time to make changes. Your liver is your body’s filter for toxins, and grains that contain gluten are full of them. A study last year found that persons who experienced gluten sensitivities also had abnormal liver enzyme test results, and that’s just one of many.

  1. Cruciferous Vegetables

Eating broccoli and cauliflower will increase the amount of glucosinolate in your system, adding to enzyme production in the liver. These natural enzymes help flush out carcinogens, and other toxins, out of our body which may significantly lower risks associated with cancer.

  1. Lemons & Limes

Lemons and Limes
These citrus fruits contain very high amounts of vitamin C, which aids the body in synthesizing toxic materials into substances that can be absorbed by water. Drinking freshly-squeezed lemon or lime juice in the morning helps stimulate the liver.

  1. Walnuts

Holding high amounts of the amino acid arginine, walnuts aid the liver in detoxifying ammonia. Walnuts are also high in glutathione and omega-3 fatty acids, which support normal liver cleansing actions. Make sure you chew the nuts well (until they are liquefied) before swallowing.

  1. Cabbage

Much like broccoli and cauliflower, eating cabbage helps stimulate the activation of two crucial liver detoxifying enzymes that help flush out toxins. Try eating more kimchi, coleslaw, cabbage soup and sauerkraut.

  1. Turmeric

The liver’s favorite spice. Try adding some of this detoxifying goodness into your next lentil stew or veggie dish for an instant liver pick-me-up. Turmeric helps boost liver detox, by assisting enzymes that actively flush out dietary carcinogens.

Tips For Doing a Liver Cleanse

Other liver cleanse foods not listed above include artichoke, asparagus, kale, and brussel sprouts. Eating the foods listed above is a great way to help keep your liver functioning properly. However, for best results, I recommend performing a liver cleanse. Performing a liver cleanse at least twice a year will eliminate any foreign substances that may be trapped in your liver.

– Dr. Edward F. Group III, DC, ND, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM

I was at home, in Torremuelle

I love it there. Only place I ever felt at home; I belong there. Never felt, I am where I should be anywhere.

I didn’t know, after the run that ends in the arena. There is a bullfight following and some are killed then the local restaurants serve them that night. After, chastising them on the run go even farther to kill and eat one for dinner.

How macho is that!

Making bullfighters very attractive though, I could not watch the event for very long.

Bloody, yuk!

Poem – Differently

I can’t be that different from, everyone.
People need to be right about, anything.
They see what they want to see.

Not the truth I believe, you know.
It sets you free, I thought and heard.
I don’t understand what is empowering about fooling self.

Into believing one does not make mistakes.
One does not misunderstand or make any errors.
Isn’t this a part of our learning process in life.

What makes you different?
When do you see.
Doesn’t mean I am right either but, be open to it being a possibility.

I could care less about always being right,
making this poem a contradiction of reality.

Though, not to the point of being blinded
to the idea of others telling me something different, I can’t see.
My interpreting a different truth than your’s, right or wrong is still the truth.

Yet, I am the one left disappointed.
Over and over from, your denial of,
the possibility of being wrong.
How do you have to be to not see self.

Who would lie this long, to not be one’s self.
All of my life, you have done this.
Actions tell on you anyway, even if saying nothing.
Nothing ever changes what happened, without even a whisper to who you really are inside.
Trying to fool everyone, who is not watching you very close.
It doesn’t matter to them.