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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Sherrilyn Kenyon, "The League" Book Series and Video

New York Times #1 Bestselling author, Sherrilyn Kenyon, has done it once again.   In “a world where corrupt assassination politics dominate everything,” Born of Ice takes you on the third part of The League trilogy, due to fill bookshelves in bookstores everywhere beginning December 1st.  If you’re lucky, you might be able to nab yourself an autographed copy.  Check out her website to find her schedule of upcoming book signing events.

Born of Ice steps into a paranormal futuristic arena where good meets evil and where the two intersect, a grey zone and questions about morality coexist.  Devyn Wade, our hero, faithfully supported The League until he learned about the innocent loss of blood and life. Now, he will stop at nothing to ensure that those in need of medicine, food, and other supplies necessary for survival, get these essentials. He is an evangelist, a Robin Hood of the ages going to great lengths to provide for the weak, the starving, and the poor and to right the ways of structure and politics.  

System Engineer, Alix Garran, a woman on the run from her past has joined Devyn's mission, giving her own life new meaning.  The two must learn to fight together or fail as the past races to catch up and rivals ensue with deadly vengeance.   

Copyright © 2009 Alyssa PolacsekLakota Films, LLC & Natural Child Blog

Friday, November 13, 2009

Garden of Meaning (part 1)

As a young man he would watch his mother work in the garden, carefully pulling flowers and herbs for medicinal purposes and general wellbeing or, to create gift baskets for special occasions or for no other reason than to simply express the way she felt toward another.  He learned from an early age the meanings and symbolism of some flowers stemming back to the Victorian era, a tradition his mother passed unto him for what she hoped would be generations to come.  Her mother taught her.  Her mother’s mother taught her children and so on back through time.  A rose, depending upon the color, suggests several meanings; yellow for friendship, white for purity, red for passionate love.  Having danced from age three, his sister Jasmine grew into her name, grace and elegance.  His own name, Stephan, short for Stephanotis was the source of what his mother believed him to be, good luck.  Now, as he watched her lying in her bed keeping time until her final hour, she maintained her dignity and pride as it was written on her birth certificate.  To friends she was simply Maggie G.  To anyone stopping to read her epitaph she would be remembered as Magnolia Ginger Rose.  “What’s in a name?” said Shakespeare.  “Everything,” said Stephanotis.

It is never too late to send flowers and express yourself with purpose.  If you are interested in creating an arrangement similar to those of Magnolia Ginger Rose 1800Flowers gift baskets can assist you.  With holidays fast approaching try giving something from the garden of meaning.  

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Garden of Meaning (part 2)

There was a meadow in the distance or perhaps it was a field... full of wild growing flowers, daffodils, daisies, violets and forget-me-nots. Stephanotis and Jasmine would not forget, they would never forget as they tossed their mothers ashes into the air and watched as Magnolia Ginger Rose (dignity, pride, love) drifted down like a fresh morning rain to greet the day and enrich the soil.  They laughed and cried then rose up their arms to embrace the sunlight in their hearts and danced!

A mother’s love can be indelible ink to a child no matter what the child's age.  It may not be Mother's Day but, in these tough economic times 1800flowers is there to offer a 1800Flowers coupon so you can remember your mother anytime of year.   Give mom something special from the Garden of Meaning.

Copyright © 2009 Alyssa Polacsek & Latté News
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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

It’s All Relative

It’s All Relative - A “who’s on first, what’s on second” slice-of-life dramedy about life, death, and love after seventy.  Written by Alyssa Polacsek

Please join us on
Sunday, November 8th from 4 – 6pm  for a fundraising event to help complete post-production & submit to film festivals.