Sunday, May 18, 2008

Midnight in the Park

Just returned returned from a midnight stroll at the dog park with my bitches, and I'm left with a thought and a gesture.

The thought:

Forget all this political nonsense and enjoy yourself. Today's American political scene is designed simply to agitate you and scare you into voting. Forget it. Go play. Nothing you can do is going to change a thing at this point; America is a has-been nation, and it'll certainly bottom-out before it ascends once again. It's the way all cycles operate. (Just ask any alcoholic, you know?)

If you really want to "change" something or "help" someone then start a foundation, adopt a stray pet, take in a homeless woman and her daughter, risk everything and build a business that employs hundreds of people, giving them a lifeline. But DON'T think you're changing a damn thing just because you're one of the few idiots left that actually buys Hilary's tired act, Obama's bullshit, or McCain's meaningless bromide.

Forget about the billion-dollar industry that is American politics today, and instead focus on your immediate environment, on the people you love, those you call neighbors, the places you want to go, the body you want to nourish and build.

The gesture:

As well, here's a simple but grand recipe for all you juicers. I stumbled across it the other day and fell in love with it.

Springspire

We want a medium-sized coffee mug for this one.

Then, juice in this order (because the apple juice tends to settle):

One large lemon, peeled
1.5 cups strawberries
One pink lady apple, diced into four pieces

Enjoy!

Otherwise...

Stay inspired

NP

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Thursday, May 8, 2008

Stars Without Stripes

Americans consume more than one million chickens per day! I’ll bet that’s more chickens eaten per day than apples consumed per day. In addition, Americans eat more than 200,000 cows per day and almost 250,000 pigs per day. That’s a lot death, a lot of torture, and a lot of horror each day. And, interestingly enough, Americans, by and large, revel in that horror, anxious for yet another dose of it within mere hours.

Remember: We are what we eat. You eat death? You are death; you are disease, you are illness, you are degeneration—like it or not.

I see today’s America as this: It’s that scrawny little dude that walks into the convenience store clad in black concert t-shirt, stone-washed jeans, and Nike high-tops, hair feathered down the middle, and a black Trans Am with gold eagle painted upon the hood awaiting his return in the parking lot.

You see, the U.S. is little more than a has-been nation today. And, deep down, you know that, even if you won’t admit it out loud.


Pet Peeve of the Day
Men that refer to grown women as “girls.” It’s a bit creepy, don’t you think? In that closet pedophile way.


Until next time...

Peace & Luv

NP

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If you enjoy strong-but-feminine women, sexy love stories, hot romance stories, romantic fiction, romance novels, sensual fiction, women's fiction, sentimental fiction, great novellas, award-winning fiction, Nicholas Sparks, Nora Roberts, or Richard Paul Evans, you can read a sample of Nelson's Bronte Prize-winning novella, Bee Balms & Burgundy, right now for free HERE. (See for yourself why it beat out Nicholas Sparks, Nora Roberts, and Richard Paul Evans, among others, for the title of "North America's Best Love Story of the Year." [Bronte Prize results are HERE.])



Saturday, May 3, 2008

Pet Peeves

This week’s pet peeves:

• When people clap in a movie theatre. Applause are meant to be heard by the performing artist(s). Yet, we’re in the Midwest while Robert Downey Jr. and the rest of the Iron Man cast are in LA. Get it????

• When Internet marketers market internet marketing products to other internet marketers hoping to market internet marketing products to yet more internet marketers.

• When obese people working at natural foods stores insist upon giving fit people that shop at such places nutritional advice. I promise not call you “fatty” if you promise not to act like you’re “slim,” OK?

And, a special thanks goes out this week to the Beach Book Festival Awards committee for deeming the Bee Balms & Burgundy audiobook worthy of first place in their “best summer reads” awards. Thank you!

Until next time...

Stay safe.

NP

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If you enjoy strong-but-feminine women, sexy love stories, hot romance stories, romantic fiction, romance novels, sensual fiction, women's fiction, sentimental fiction, great novellas, award-winning fiction, Nicholas Sparks, Nora Roberts, or Richard Paul Evans, you can read a sample of Nelson's Bronte Prize-winning novella, Bee Balms & Burgundy, right now for free HERE. (See for yourself why it beat out Nicholas Sparks, Nora Roberts, and Richard Paul Evans, among others, for the title of "North America's Best Love Story of the Year." [Bronte Prize results are HERE.])