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Thursday, May 18, 2006

When Getting Sick & Tired Stops

When Getting Sick & Tired Stops

Well, here I am early in the wee hours of the morning writing again! Things just seem to never end! House, eBay, grocery shopping, preparing for grandkids, and it seems the list goes on and on, and then the almighty blog that calls.


For those that know me well, know that I do not lie and do not write, so to speak, to just write without purpose behind it. Since this Rose business has been going on, and I have commented in my blogs that pictures of the children were removed for a time from her site, and others have gone there as well saw that the pictures were gone and only the link remained, I have been accused of lying about this. (As well as needing glasses.) Also, I have been accused of not being truthful of bluepost sending emails to me, and as a precaution, I have forwarded these emails to certain parties so that there is more than one up keep of them besides myself.


I guess the main reason I am writing this is because this has really gone further than I had hoped, yet I still will keep up the fight. My life from childhood to adult has been to believe in myself and to stand up for what is right and do so with all I can muster in my body and soul. Sometimes it would make since to just stop it all as it just takes so much out of one, and defeat would seem an easier route, but my upbringing has taught me different, as when one gives up, the wrongs never get corrected or exposed and lessons fall behind. I am just a small person in this world, but many of my values, besides being taught as a child, come from history and how important it is to stand up and be strong and take things as they come. While they might be hard to deal with, our history leaders that made this country what it is, have taught us to stand up and be important. And adamant in what we believe is right.


Now, don't get me wrong, if it is decided by a certain authority that you are not in the right, no matter how much you believe in it, then you might have to admit to defeat. Or keep fighting to a higher level. When it comes to such a situation, then you have to decide, do I continue or stop!


With this drama with Rose, I have decided to stop writing concerning all this crap. Is this not ironic that once again it is over a link? Rose has these immature groupie fans that want to get involved and post on my blogs in very immature ways and not even in relationship to the subject. Personally, I think they have the ROSE syndrome and need the attention as well. It is really silly! I would be highly disappointed in any of my readers that think they need to stick up for me by sending a comment to her blog that did not deal with the situation at hand and in a respectful manner.


So, in ending this, let me make one thing clear for any readers that do not know me well. I do not lie, and I do not make things up. And I always try and make a point when I write blogs to give links to further my point. If I say something that is true, you can bank on it. If I say it is Christmas, then you can hang a stocking! If you tell me something to keep private, no one will ever have any idea you told me anything.


While this is the end of the story concerning this particular situation with what is going on with Rose and myself, I also want to add that I will always be lurking her way and checking in with what she says and does, as she is why I started this book and I have every intention of finishing it. And every bit of piece of information I can find and add to my never ending list concerning my plot and byline, I will record and decide if I need to add it or not.


By the way Rose, I know you will read this. Don't loose any sleep over this, as all names and circumstances will be changed to a degree, and while you will be pretty much the star, the book is being written of others that act and re-act like you and problems on the Internet in regards. The majority will have no idea of who I am even speaking about, but there will be also a large public that will know who it is just by reading the book. Don't underestimate me with this. I already have a publisher interested as there is a high demand for a book on this subject, and I am going for the brass ring on the Merry Go Round! Indigo Black might possibly be right that you could make me a rich woman, as without my encounter with you, I would have never dreamed up this project for a book!


Sorry readers, no links on this go around. Yet, I am ending this in a poem written by my mother found on the side of my blog, which she always believed in and taught me as well!


My Most Passionate Wish
If at this moment
There could be granted
My most passionate wish,
What would it be?
Love? Wealth, health?
No.
It would be
To know I was confirmed
Acknowledged as worthy
In the human chain
Because of having deserved it -
To have lived
Yet to be
And To die with the honor
Because I earned it.
October 1985 @Addie W. Williams
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Monday, May 15, 2006

I Have Been Banned! Should I Laugh Or Cry?

News on the home front here at Katie's Logue is that according to Rose, she will no longer be posting on her blog concerning what I write, so therefore I will not have to worry about providing any more links in connection to her blog. Well, except this one so that you can read the comment of why she will no longer be posting concerning my blog post. Fair Use & Copyright - Freedom to Exercise Rights. After the blog, scroll down to the last two comments.

The other news is that my IP address has been banned from her website. Now, I wonder why she did that? She writes in her blog of links to visit to prove her point against what I write via my blog, and when I go to click the link to see what she is referring to, I cannot view it as I have been banned. I wonder if she banned me because she cannot tolerate that I speak the truth and find and respond to contradictions found on her site? Whatever her reasons, it is no big deal, and I don't think I will lose any sleep over it. Yet, I would not be surprised if all who read my blog has been banned as well.


Oh well, the one link I was interested in her blog concerned with what Howard Zaharoff had to say, and I found this excellent link concerning him through google, which is well written and very informative. WritersDigest.com~A Writer's Guide to Fair Use in Copyright Law No wonder Rose did not want me to view anything he wrote, as what he says in this article pretty much validated my point again. There is a thin line of what is Fair Use and what is not, and this has been expressed in all the articles I have read concerning this. While I consider that it was not Fair Use, she feels that it was. Also in all the articles I have read they all express that out of respect that a link should be provided, and if the author would like the words removed or a link provided, then the party in question also out of respect should do that. What Rose copied and pasted onto her blog was penned by me, and I consider it copyright protected. I still do not understand why she would just not give the link to my blog out of respect, or except for fear that her readers could see the whole story and not just her one sided view. And I did get an email from her that she has no intentions to remove my statements from her blog. I guess that some so called freelance writers do not understand respect. Why does this not surprise me? And I am sure others are not surprised about this either. This is typical behavior of her, and she had a chance to own up and be responsible concerning this.

As with all writers, criticism is hard to take, and I was critical of what I wrote concerning her endless contradictions, yet even Rose points out in her article
that accepting criticism is part of the writing process . And I think points should be given that you should be careful of what you do write, and stick to the point and belief in what you say to start with. It is my belief that if you are going to be a freelance writer, one should take responsibility in what they write or how they respond to other writers, good or bad, and should allow comments from others without anger, and should refrain from name calling just because they do not agree with what is written. Calling people stupid is a lack of maturity in my eyes.

I want to comment on another site she is a member of, as a matter of fact, she is Assistant Administrator of
Invision Graphics . At this site, she and her loyal followers have their own little chit chat against others, as evident by the title once the link comes up. Here she also comments that she has visited my blog (giving the impression she seldom does) and trust me, according to my sitemeter, she visits a great deal. Sometimes 4 or 5 times a day. Now, I want to point out that Rose said that she could not give the reason for my leaving Todays Woman due to privacy reasons and could only say that I requested to have my account removed. (Scroll down to bottom of page 12). While I am glad that I am no longer there, the statement she made is a false statement and I wrote what happened concerning my leaving her site at Virushead~Drama At The Poetry Forum. It should also be noted that sadly, Invision Graphics is a site where they can and do belittle anyone and everyone without giving them the opportunity to state their case in their own defense.

It is my position and belief that if you blog on something and others want to reply to the blog, they should be allowed no matter what they say as long as it is not vulgar and done with respect. I do not mind at all disagreements on my blog comments, as I matter of fact, I welcome them. Rose even knows this! And I also believe that if you are going to dispute a written blog inside your own blog, then a link should be given so that viewers can see both sides and make a decisive opinion from both points of view!

One last comment! She also made a statement that I never commented on any other writers, and she is right. I have not, and I am working on this right now and I think it will be an informative and interesting read, and I hope to have it up soon!

If you are interested in this blog, you might want to check back on it several times, as I have a tendency to publish my blog and then add something to it, or correct something. My biggest problem is editing, and I will admit, I ain't real good at it!

Katie
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Defining Contradiction And Hypocrite

I posted a blog recently concerning contradiction of a blogger, and my loyal fan reader who wrote the blog, posted a response in her blog that I called her a Hypocrite.

So, for the few readers that do not know the difference between Hypocrite and Contradiction, I am hoping this will educate in the difference.

Wikipedia~Hypocrite

Wikipedia~Contradiction

These definations can also be found in all dictionaries, or other defination sites on the Internet.

I also did write Suzanne Stanford on the link from the earlier blog and sent her my link as to what I said and she did reply thanking me for the Clarification. I think it important that readers of just one blog get all the information concerning what I write, and I always extend this respect to others.

Hmmm, I did not call her a Hypocrite, but....................
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UPDATE~Children's Pictures On The Internet

Well readers, I thought you might like to see the response on my article concerning this with what Rose wrote by clicking here . (She should be so proud that I am sending others to read her blogs). You can decide for yourself on her point of view concerning this. If you will note, any thing I write about, I always use links to direct readers to better understand my point. I do this in respect of other things written on the subject penned by others, as well as it also the law! I did not give Rose permission to use direct quotes from my blog to use in hers, as it is against Copyright law. And she needs to go back and remove my quotes totally or put a link in concerning this subject. This has been discussed before with a Intellectual Property Right lawyer which is why I only use links. And I expect my quotes to be removed, or I will make an issue over this.

And of course she has something to say on her blog here concerning copyright. It might be to her benefit, webmasters, bloggers and all Internet users to read this article, especially #7 & 8 .

There are several articles concerning this, but they all pretty much say what this one does. Do I need permission to use quotes from another source in my work?
Or just google permission to use quotes Internet.

Readers, keep in mind that I have no problem with children's pictures on the Internet, and the site on her poetry page concerning these children, I think is a wonderful idea, but the original blog was written due to Rose contridicting of her article on children on the Internet, and then placing a childs picture and links to many others on her poetry site. And concerning a predator, I think as sick as they are themselves, they could care less who they prey on; a healthy or sick child means nothing to them. If you can prove otherwise, by all means do so.

She posted a letter to an individual here myinternetsafetycoach.com (and the individual was confused thinking I was a member of Todays Woman, instead of ex member) and without giving the link concerning my blog, the individual she wrote to did not have the entire story. That is OK, I can write her myself and send the link so she understands this and that I did not "knock" the site, just the contridiction given by Rose.

Katie

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Thursday, May 11, 2006

GUESS WHAT!! I AM AN EXPERT!

I AM SO EXCITED!! WHY? BECAUSE I AM AN EXPERT! (But I can't get my picture on the cover of the ROLLING STONES!)

Guess what, I found out today?!?!?! I am an EXPERT!! Who gave me this title? I did! And I am going to keep it, so there! I can also be a published poet, an author of a book, a columnist, and many other things if I want to claim the title! I don't have to show you any papers to prove this, all I have to do is write it on the Internet and I don't even have to speak with authority to claim the title! Yippee For ME!!!!!

If you want to, you can be one to, just say the word, and POOF, you are what you want to be, at least on the Internet!! Papers can even be printed out to prove this for you! Forget being all you can be in the ARMY, on the Internet, it is a reality if you say so!!!!

OK, all kidding aside, I wrote this because I was researching the Internet of who is who and what they claim to be! (And I am really good on research, maybe an expert, via the Internet!) And so far, all the names that I found claiming to be an expert WERE an expert according to their words! And the links I clicked to verify this, were their own links! Hey! I can do that! Google and all the other search engines allow me to do this!

So, I am now an expert, and have many things to choose to be on! Well, let me think on this!

Here is my list! I wanna be an expert on:
History
Science
Psychology
Law
DNA
Animals
Giraffes (I think these are the ones with the real long necks, right?)

OH, forget it, I want to be an EXPERT on all things, AND NOW I AM! WHY? Because I SAID SO and WROTE SO!!!

Signed, KATIE the EXPERT OF ALL!!!!!!!!! LOL


So, What Makes You Such an Expert? This article is a great read and does touch on certain subjects concerning my state of thoughts. Not totally related, but does add some insight to the idea!
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Children In Danger Of Pictures On The Web? Who Said THAT?

Children's Pictured On The Web? Is this a concern?



Well, I just had to write about this! I know that many readers are probably thinking (and I am also) that I would not be writing for awhile, but the missing blog bug has bitten me with a virus, along with my soul searching and researching, and a few beers probably helped also.


While or when I have time, I touch on subjects that peek my interest or have some relationship regarding the book I am writing about. And, if there is anything that caused me to think "hmmm", to my thoughts or the book in progress, I am going to point it out! Everyone needs to know some of the plot to keep interest!

An article was written on INTERNET SAFETY CALL concerning pictures of children on the web highway, as it could be dangerous. According to this article, the pictures could be altered, changed, re-arranged or possibly put the child in danger concerning information given. The author of the article went so far as to say that she would NEVER place her child's picture on the web in regards of protecting her children from danger, and you, she stipulated, AS A READER, should never place your child's picture on the Internet either! And states that putting a child's picture on the Internet is putting the child at risk, therefore we should say NO as responsible adults of subjecting our children in pictures on the Internet highway! (This was not word for word verbatim, but what I got our of the article personally myself). Since this is published as an article of her right for all to read and learn upon, I am allowed to use the link. Thank goodness for good lawyers that allow me to write without worry!



Teens and Blogs - Internet Safety Wake-up Call

The above link deals with many things in regards to protecting children, but if you read the entire article, you will see my point of how she points out that as a parent that YOU SHOULD NEVER PLACE a child's picture on the Internet! And goes into great detail of how babies and young children are in danger concerning their pictures within her article!


WHAT!! What is this I now see? On her poetry site she contradicts the article written above, as a picture of a child falls under "HUGS AND HOPES" on her well known poetry website, and could this be harming by publishing this child's picture? Other links to this are available, but decided to show the one obvious on her site, which by clicking it can show a beautiful child from infancy to older ages of the child, and gives parents names, and much more. And with a google research I found out much more on this child, as well as the parents. THANK GOODNESS I am doing this only as research! (OK, and to make a valid point!)

The link provided below shows the contradiction! And once you click the link of the child on her site, you can also click another link available that displays numerous children with their history, and a great deal of information that she writes articles about of not to give! Now, do not get me wrong, I personally see this site as something needed, and a great way to reach the public on children's disease, problems, etc. And I mean ETC. Wonderful site! I, myself, would place my child here also if the need was there, and I have actually saved it as a favorite place, and one that does need to be visited and very informative! But, my point is, do not express advice concerning children's pictures on the net and then advertise a site where many children's photographs can be found, and the child is not hiding behind a cat! NUFF SAID!

Todays Woman

I almost feel guilty on writing this concerning the adorable child and evident loved parents of the child, but I am trying to make a point. Again ROSE, if you are going to make a point on something, stick by it, or accept the foot in your mouth! And it might be a good benefit that you have a small foot to go in a big mouth, or at least something to think on before you write on things you hope to give others advise on~ There is a reason of why the quote of "Think before you speak" came into play! (and now with the Internet we have the capability to do all, think, research and speak. Let us be careful, as it can be abused!)

Katie
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The Journey Of A Mother~


The Journey Of A Mother

While in the wee hours of the morning, I checked my email, and this wonderful poem below was sent to me from Malinda, the best friend of my daughter since they were 9 years old (Malinda is now 26) Malinda from her childhood, called me Mom, and vise versa, my daughter also called Malinda's mother Mom. No jealously was ever involved between us as mothers, as we (Mom's) were happy that the girls had others to lean on in a mother type way.

Malinda's Mom died several years ago, and mine not long after, so we also share this, an understanding of a special common bond. Malinda now is a wonderful mother of 2 young beautiful girls, and with that, having your own children makes you think so much of your own mother. Steps our Mothers placed in so many ways, that we think upon!

I wanted to blog this while I had time, as Mothers Day is approaching this Sunday, and I need to post this now and while on my mind, as I think this a very important subject.

Malinda, thank you so much for sending this to me. You have sent and touched on a subject and poem that I think all can understand! I love you always, Mom!


The Journey Of A Mother

For those who are fortunate enough to still be blessed by
having
your Mom with you, this is beautiful...
For those who aren't...it is even more beautiful.

The young mother set her foot on the path of life.
"Is this the long way?" she asked.
And the guide said "Yes, and the way is hard. And you
will be old before you reach the end of it. But the end
will be better than the beginning."

But the young mother was happy, and she would not
believe that anything could be better than these years.
So she played with her children, she fed them and bathed
them, and taught them how to tie their shoes and ride a
bike and reminded them to feed the dog, and do their
homework and brush their teeth. The sun shone on
them, and the young Mother cried,
"Nothing will ever be lovelier than this."

Then the nights came, and the storms, and the path
was sometimes dark, and the children shook with
fear and cold, and the mother drew them close and
covered them with her arms, and the children said,
"Mother, we are not afraid, for you are near,
and no harm can come."

And the morning came, and there was a hill ahead,
and the children climbed and grew weary, and the
mother was weary. But at all times she said to the children,
"A little patience and we are there." So the children climbed,
and as they climbed they learned to weather the storms.
And with this, she gave them strength to face the world.

Year after year, she showed them compassion,
understanding, hope, but most of all...unconditional love.
And when they reached the top they said,
"Mother, we would not have done it without you."

The days went on, and the weeks and the months and
the years, and the mother grew old and she became
little and bent. But her children were tall and strong,
and walked with courage. And the mother, when she
lay down at night, looked up at the stars and said,
"This is a better day than the last, for my children
have learned so much and are now passing these
traits on to their children."

And when the way became rough for her, they lifted her,
and gave her their strength, just as she had given them hers.

One day they came to a hill, and beyond the hill, they could
see a shining road and golden gates flung wide.
And mother said: "I have reached the end of my journey.
And now I know the end is better than the beginning,
for my children can walk with dignity and pride,
with their heads held high, and so can their children
after them. And the children said, "You will always walk
with us, Mother, even when you have gone through the gates."

And they stood and watched her as she went on alone,
and the gates closed after her. And they said:
"We cannot see her, but she is with us still.
A Mother like ours is more than a memory.
She is a living presence."

Your Mother is always with you.
She's the whisper of the leaves as you walk down the
street, she's the smell of certain foods you remember,
flowers you pick and perfume that she wore, she's
the cool hand on your brow when you're not feeling well,
she's your breath in the air on a cold winter's day.
She is the sound of the rain that lulls you to sleep,
the colors of a rainbow, she is Christmas morning.

Your Mother lives inside your laughter.
And she's crystallized in every tear drop. A mother shows
every emotion .happiness, sadness, fear, jealousy,
love, hate, anger, helplessness, excitement, joy, sorrow...
and all the while, hoping and praying you will only
know the good feelings in life.

She's the place you came from, your first home,
and she's the map you follow with every step you take.
She's your first love, your first friend, even your first enemy,
but nothing on earth can separate you.
Not time, not space...not even death!


Jacque Powers
I tried to find more information on Jacque Powers as this poem was just so touching, but did not find anything on Google search concerning her. She is possibly just as many of us are as new writer or old writers pouring out our feelings,and making a point, but this poem has certainly touched my soul, and if and when I find out more about her, I will certainly thank her for such a great write and will tell others about her if she will allow me to do so. I think in my heart that she is someone I want to know!
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Wednesday, May 10, 2006

When Writing In My Blog Becomes Hard

I miss writing in my blog so much. My life has been so distracted of late with so many other things and does not allow me the opportunity to write as I would like to. I think about writing all the time, and the things I want to write about in the blog, but I am not like the majority of my blogger friends, as my words do not flow so easy when I write, and a great deal of thought in time goes into my writing, making me a much slower writer.

My mother, like so many of you I know as bloggers, could just pen anything on an instant thought, and it would come out great. I wish I had that talent.

My thoughts of late have been with a terrible court battle in place concerning my oldest brother and myself and my other three siblings suing him over a piece of property that belonged to my mother that he says she signed over to him (this all happened when she was incompetent and in final stages of Alzheimer's.) He was and had been for several years addicted to crack when this happened (and probably still is), and besides robbing her of every penny she practically had before she died, he wanted this property also due to oil rights. A great deal of money is in the land, and while it might be nice to have some money, we sued as we are still trying to protect her rights even though she is now deceased, and it is the right thing to do for many other reasons. This whole mess is heartbreaking, time consuming and very stressful.

I am so hoping that my time soon will allow me to write more on this and many subjects, as I feel in writing certain things, others can learn from them and find information and advice from my blogs. I try not to be real personal concerning my personal life, but this particular story is very important for others in this situation, and if I can ever find the time to write on it, it would cover so many important subjects. Drugs, elder care, law, forgery, and so much more. And besides this, I have so much more I want to write on. I wish I had the time, but right now I don't.

So, therefore my regular readers, don't think that I have just gone away, as while I might not be writing in my blog as much as I would like to, my mind is always thinking of what I want to write about. And also while I might not be writing, I am always reading my blogger friends entries, and as always, they are great!

Katie

The Cycle Of Addiction Concering Crack And Other Drugs
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