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Necessary Roughness

Softly your hands move over my body Softly your thoughts move over my soul Harshly and mercilessly your body crushes the physical Me Harshly and mercilessly your thoughts crush the immaterial Me There is blood. And also lots of pleasure The more blood, the more and deeper the pleasure The more brutality, the more and deeper the realness The more tenderness, the more and deeper the innocence The innocence of the brutality. The Animal. The Man.      (c) 2010 by Oana 
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No Love

I hear you passed through town Spent a few days here The calls didn’t go through, I know The flowers you planted last year for me Cried. © 2011 by Oana
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The Pledge of Allegiance: Patriotism or Un-American?

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Since the beginning of time, society has taught us to conform to certain ritualistic ideals.  Examples of this can be found in a cultural sense; the distinction of how boys are raised differently than girls, a religious sense; how we are brought up to believe from our parents in a higher power other than ourselves, a historical sense; the celebration of honoring those who made contributions / sacrifices in making the world a better place to live, whether it’s serving in the military, the civil rights era, or the discovery of the moon.  Another example of how society has taught us to conform to certain ritualistic ideals would be in our schools.  Such is the case with the reciting of “The Pledge of Allegiance”.  Without knowing exactly the first time I learned those words or what they meant for that matter, I do remember being in grade school, standing at my...
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Job Search 411

These are some useful strategy that I have used during my job search. Hopefully they are useful to all of us. I will keep adding more to the list each week. if you have any suggestions email them to me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 1.If possible educate yourself on the field of work that you want to obtain before you start searching for work 2.See if there are any certificates or licenses that will help you get the job or earn more money if you already have a job 3.Network in anyway that you can, online and offline. 4. Ask questions to your family members, friends, co-workers, past employers and look with in your community within the churches, community centers. 5.Search for Job Banks in your neighborhood, they have listings of jobs available at the work force one offices in your city or state. 6.Get in touch with your borough, city or state...
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Book Fairs & Festivals: Here to Stay?

Kindle, Nook, and iPad's have changed the way books are brought to fans. In fact, the list of eReaders goes on and on as the eBook craze has swept the nation! With the touch of a button and often times a large fraction of the cost, one can download books from their favorite authors without stepping foot in a store. With small independent stores and large retailers like Borders closing it's doors, one is left to wonder what the future holds for the industry? As a new author, I have participated in book fairs and festivals with some showing a large turnout while authors struggle to bring the author out of the red associated with participation. Although I have not been privy to the changes in the industry on a grand scale, one thing I know for sure is that change is occurring at a rapid pace. It is up to...
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