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Welcome to the Gutenberg Editor

Of Mountains & Printing Presses

The goal of this new editor is to make adding rich content to WordPress simple and enjoyable. This whole post is composed of pieces of content—somewhat similar to LEGO bricks—that you can move around and interact with. Move your cursor around and you’ll notice the different blocks light up with outlines and arrows. Press the arrows to reposition blocks quickly, without fearing about losing things in the process of copying and pasting.

What you are reading now is a text block the most basic block of all. The text block has its own controls to be moved freely around the post…

… like this one, which is right aligned.

Headings are separate blocks as well, which helps with the outline and organization of your content.

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

Handling images and media with the utmost care is a primary focus of the new editor. Hopefully, you’ll find aspects of adding captions or going full-width with your pictures much easier and robust than before.

Beautiful landscape
If your theme supports it, you’ll see the “wide” button on the image toolbar. Give it a try.

Try selecting and removing or editing the caption, now you don’t have to be careful about selecting the image or other text by mistake and ruining the presentation.

The Inserter Tool

Imagine everything that WordPress can do is available to you quickly and in the same place on the interface. No need to figure out HTML tags, classes, or remember complicated shortcode syntax. That’s the spirit behind the inserter—the (+) button you’ll see around the editor—which allows you to browse all available content blocks and add them into your post. Plugins and themes are able to register their own, opening up all sort of possibilities for rich editing and publishing.

Go give it a try, you may discover things WordPress can already add into your posts that you didn’t know about. Here’s a short list of what you can currently find there:

  • Text & Headings
  • Images & Videos
  • Galleries
  • Embeds, like YouTube, Tweets, or other WordPress posts.
  • Layout blocks, like Buttons, Hero Images, Separators, etc.
  • And Lists like this one of course 🙂

Visual Editing

A huge benefit of blocks is that you can edit them in place and manipulate your content directly. Instead of having fields for editing things like the source of a quote, or the text of a button, you can directly change the content. Try editing the following quote:

The editor will endeavor to create a new page and post building experience that makes writing rich posts effortless, and has “blocks” to make it easy what today might take shortcodes, custom HTML, or “mystery meat” embed discovery.

Matt Mullenweg, 2017

The information corresponding to the source of the quote is a separate text field, similar to captions under images, so the structure of the quote is protected even if you select, modify, or remove the source. It’s always easy to add it back.

Blocks can be anything you need. For instance, you may want to add a subdued quote as part of the composition of your text, or you may prefer to display a giant stylized one. All of these options are available in the inserter.

You can change the amount of columns in your galleries by dragging a slider in the block inspector in the sidebar.

Media Rich

If you combine the new wide and full-wide alignments with galleries, you can create a very media rich layout, very quickly:

Accessibility is important — don’t forget image alt attribute

Sure, the full-wide image can be pretty big. But sometimes the image is worth it.

The above is a gallery with just two images. It’s an easier way to create visually appealing layouts, without having to deal with floats. You can also easily convert the gallery back to individual images again, by using the block switcher.

Any block can opt into these alignments. The embed block has them also, and is responsive out of the box:

You can build any block you like, static or dynamic, decorative or plain. Here’s a pullquote block:

Code is Poetry

The WordPress community

If you want to learn more about how to build additional blocks, or if you are interested in helping with the project, head over to the GitHub repository.


Thanks for testing Gutenberg!

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Music Reviews Coming Soon!

Listen to New Music by Linda Dawkins

As most of you know, I have a lot of interests which include writing music reviews and promoting new and upcoming recording artists and their talent.

Not only is writing music reviews but I produce my own music too. I’m a Disc Jockey, or DJ as well. Why? Because music is my first love, blogging is my second love.

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Number One Music

I joined Number One Music during the first quarter of 2018, I uploaded three of my early tracks, (the first one was a beat that I purchased from another producer, (Beatsbylekz Productions ). The other two were creations of my own. I’ll tell you how I made these two songs but for right now. Which have over 1 million views?

I would like to tell you how and why I chose music as my first love and why no matter what I do, I keep making music and sharing music. I always say that Stevie Wonder said it best when he sang in his hit single Jam Master, ” Music is a world within itself, it’s a language we all understand. With an equal opportunity, for all to sing, dance and clap their hands.”

Yes, music is magical and it keeps people going.

My dad loved to sing and dance had his own band, traveled all over, especially to the UK, Spain, and Canada, I think I got half of my ambition from him!

I come from a musical family. Jamaican reggae, blues, and jazz on my father’s side and on my mother’s Guyanese side, Calypso, Soca, rock, soul, and RnB background.

My mom. She sang opera, the daughter of Chief Inspector Clifton Wills, and Maise Blossom. She was a fighter… I mean literally… It was like she knew some type of martial arts. Love her tenacity!

My parents made sure my siblings and I were musically active at home as well as at school. They encouraged us to compete in talent shows and such. Showing us how to be on stage. Whether they were dancing, singing or instrumental recitals. We were in it or we did it.

As time went Circumstances caused me to divert from that role of the entertainment industry to raise a family instead.

30 Year’s later, I have come full circle to realize that if I would have doesn’t even count here. I’m Baaaack! So besides writing, I also make music. I play the piano, I’m not really that good but I Can play anything I hear, a skill most musicians pride themselves with.

With the advancing use of today’s App technology, you don’t have to have any particular skills to make good music. You only need to love what you’re doing to create the perfect groovy beats and sounds to dance to or to rap to. Even to make music videos too.

Anyway, on November 17th, 2018, I started a station Linda Dawkins 1 Radio on Sound Cloud. Where you can listen to all of the music from new artists who have entrusted their music to me, in order to promote their efforts simultaneously.

Linda Dawkins 1 Radio on SoundCloud

Myself included, as you will see when you visit the station. The very first song is mine… Called No Problems after that, it’s a glorious mix of a variety of music. “A world within itself”. Check it out at the link above!

But That wasn’t where I stopped. I began to research other Apps from which I can enjoy the full experience of music making without having access to a studio and studio equipment.

Enter Music Maker Jam MMJ for short. I stumbled across it while browsing my Google Play Store.

I wrote about my early experiences with that app a few weeks ago. I was doing an App review. You can find that here on this blog.

There, I created 20 re-mixes in my first week using the app.

Re-mixing music snippets from several different songs to create something new.
Music created by me using automatic pre-set music. This is the basis of remixing.

“Baby” by Linda DawkinsLMC a Jam Community Production

Here’s another one.

The Human Race Game is a game that I have in development, I want to use this as the theme song for leveling. Up. However, I am open to whatever… I didn’t stop there.

The Human Race Game- Boss Fight By Linda DawkinsLMC a Jam Community Production

Then there’s this one too, one of my favorites and voted favorite out of my collections, from my Jam Community peers. I know it’s favorite because of the number of comments that I received called Day Dream.

Day Dream is a megamix, my first attempt at mixing seven songs into one, to create this new song.

Day Dream By Linda DawkinsLMC a Jam Community Production

There are 17 more songs all of them mixes or remixes. And I’m not done yet…

My reasons for producing music and promoting music were explained in the beginning. The purpose of this article is to inform my readers, that I will be writing music reviews again.

I will also be making music of my own.

Here is the complete list of musical projects that I have created within the Jam Community Platform and Playground.

Mavera Remix by Linda Dawkins a Jam Community Production

Bullet-Solid Maybe Squad by Linda DawkinsLMC a Jam Community Production

Good Vibes Only Remix by Linda Dawkins a Jam Community Production

Confused by Linda DawkinsLMC a Jam Community Production

As with most music that remixes are made from I must state that I do not own the rights to the music that I created on the Jam Community forum. The only stipulation is if the music that I used is Royalty Free. Then that’s a different story and I haven’t bought any Royalty Free music as of yet.

Here are some more!

Deep Talk Remix by Linda Dawkins a Jam Community Production

Mega Remix SMS by Linda DawkinsLMC a Jam Community Production

When I See You by Linda DawkinsLMC a Jam Community Production

Sorry Not Sorry Getting Perspective by Linda DawkinsLMC a Jam Community Production

Solid Maybe Squad Mega Mix by Linda Dawkins a Jam Community Production

Let Go Remix Solid Maybe Squad by Linda Dawkins a Jam Community Production

Solid Maybe Squad White Boi Remix by Linda Dawkins a Jam Community Production

You Quit First by Linda DawkinsLMC a Jam Community Production

This one was my third attempt at combining the genres dubstep and trance. I think it came out pretty good! music.

The following track was the first time remixing various sounds and experimenting with the Music Maker Jam App its many options and support from its awesome talented member producers and aspiring DJ’s and future stars of the recording industry. Myself included.

Jam X RL GRIME One Remix 1 by Linda Dawkins a Jam Community Production

DAB BLZZ by Linda Dawkins a Jam Community Production

This one was my very first try at using the MMJ app last October I called DAB BLZZ, Its the anagram of the names of each of my grandchildren’s first initials. Jaleeyah, Kenji, Davion, Alejandra, Byron, Bremont, Leon, Zai’er and Zaylee.

Yes, grandchildren…

That just goes to show that it’s not only young folks that enjoy creating awesome content, but old folks can do it too!

I’m just hoping that they, (my grandbabies), will grow up to want to carry granny’s mantel and have a desire to go the distance like I’m going too.

How I Began Writing Professional Music Reviews

In 2015, I was approached on Twitter by Randy Morano, (founder), who was in need of a writer that can review hip-hop and rap music and that lived in the United States.

I was looking for a legitimate online writing gig and I got what I was looking for. He sent me an example, advised me to write no less than 300 words and it was great from there. I was given many assignments. Some single tracks, some albums and was getting paid $5 per review.

That was great! The reviews were coming in as fast as I completed them. At first, I was writing several hundred words per review, depending on the contents of the song and how much research I had to do in order to gather as much information on the artist that I can.

It was great to work But then suddenly the reviews slowed down and I wasn’t getting as many as I expected. Probably because I began to get lazy. Writing exactly 300 words in Some reviews and in others, a lot more.

Bottom line, I wasn’t consistent with my work ethics and made lots of typographical errors. It’s alright though because I have written a lot of reviews, so many that Although I am presently not physically writing for Exposed Vocals. I have done plenty of work in which I am still listed as a CEO of MiGorda Entertainment Editorial Services for a company that I am still in the process of developing. But I need writers and money to pay them with.

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Some of my Exposed Vocals music reviews even got reviewed!!! MDNGHT Music Review on Radikal Records News

Here are a few of my Exposed Vocals Music Reviews.

Watch Your Words by Absoloot Exposed Vocals Music Review Plus Exclusive Interview

0 To 100 by Twizzmatic Exposed Vocals Music Review

I’m Still Smokin by Karosyrup Exposed Vocals Music Review Plus Exclusive Interview

Dreamin by SnakeTae Exposed Vocals Music Review Plus Exclusive Interview

I Cry by teeJAH PRAYze Exposed Vocals Music Review Plus Exclusive Interview

Can’t Stop My Love by D-Prostylez Exposed Vocals Music Review Plus Exclusive Interview

My Recipe by Decypher Exposed Vocals Music Review Plus Exclusive Interview

Precious Love by Shavar Stucky Exposed Vocals Music Review Plus Exclusive Interview

Valentine’s Day Mixtape, Desert Rain Productions by Zoned In Exposed Vocals Music Review Plus Exclusive Interview

Honesty by 3rdTwin Exposed Vocals Music Review

On My Way by C.G. CEO of HILLTOP RECORDS FT. LON MYNX Exposed Vocals Music Review

Sipping On Patron by John$on Exposed Vocals Music Review

Hot Line Bling by Trudy Exposed Vocals Music Review

Something Crazy by Smoove Steve Music Review

I Got A Promotion by Wordsmith Exposed Vocals Music Review Plus Exclusive Interview

Can I get Paid by Redd Reddy Exposed Vocals Music Review Plus Exclusive Interview

Disconnect by Nieko Nicole Exposed Vocals Music Review Plus Exclusive Interview

Proving Grounds by Marcus P Exposed Vocals Album Review

Nothing Less Than The Best by BackDoe Money Exposed Vocals Music Review

They Don’t Like Me by Tha Jeweler Exposed Vocals Music Review

Top Notch by Young Swag Prod. by The Programmer Exposed Vocals Music Review

Strange Things by Revolution Zo Exposed Vocals Music Review Plus Exclusive Interview

B.A.E. by Calimar White Exposed Vocals Music Review Plus Exclusive Interview

Movie by 410 Reality Exposed Vocals Music Review

Made It Out Alive by Prince Haiti Music Review

Baby by SlimDJim Exposed Vocals Music Review Plus Exclusive Interview

Believe In Me by G.O. FT. Amandi Exposed Vocals Music Review Plus Exclusive Interview

Fantasy Girl by Yung Kaii Exposed Vocals Music Review Plus Exclusive Interview

SuperStar by Dalor Exposed Vocals Music Review

Friday by Calimar White Produced by Trac Solution Beatz Exposed Vocals Music Review

Cold As Ice by Rowdy T North London Exposed Vocals Music Review

Heartland by Miss Mission Exposed Vocals Music Review

Palms by Scoop The MC Exposed Vocals Music Review

Well, that about wraps up the work that I have completed as a staff member of Exposed Vocals.

I have actually say that my reviewer skills have definitely improved since these.

I will be writing More music reviews. I have been working on building a pretty extensive client list on my Facebook page Linda Dawkins: Underground, Unsigned & Unheard Music Reviews. There, new recording artists, all genre types share their new music and get support from their peers.

I would like to encourage any new recording artist to leave the link to your music in the comment section below and I can give you some constructive feedback!

If you’ve enjoyed this article, please be sure to leave a comment, I am always happy to respond to the inquisitive!

Thank you for visiting my blog!

Always be learning, Education, Self Improvement, That's Love

Getting Tripped Up From Obstacles Lately?

Never let any hurdles big or small in life trip you up and stop you from achieving your goals in life.

Getting tripped up from obstacles lately? Well, this is a famous quote that I recently came across. Decided this seems like an appropriate topic to cover these days. We are living in a troublesome era and it’s becoming more and more difficult to discern whether or not its safe to do anything these days. Even going outside seems to be precarious.

The fact of the matter is that Sometimes we feel like we want to give up, but deep inside, we should be positively certain that we are all just warming up. Gearing up for what’s ahead.

The Struggle is Real

We may experience life changes and major challenges even from the worst case scenario ever. But we should never be too afraid of fighting for what’s right for you and what’s for the better. What Trips people up in their day-to-day struggle is they Don’t work until they get it right. What they should be doing is Working until they can’t get it wrong.

People need to realize that It’s not important to achieve everything at first try or at one go. However, it’s extremely important to make positive progress in reasonable time. The timing is critical… But don’t let That trip you up.

Never quit. If you stumble to get back up. What happened yesterday no longer matters. Today’s another day to get back on track and move closer to your dreams and goals. You can do it!

We hear our close companions encourage us in our journey to fulfill our hopes and dreams yet time and again something seems to knock us off our game. You have a choice! You can throw in the towel or you can use it to wipe the sweat off your face. A failure is not always necessarily a mistake, it may simply be the best action that one can do at that circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying or giving up. If you’re concerned about limits and limitations? Don’t be discouraged about limits, they are just a state of mind. A person can always push themselves to do better, no matter what the cost might be. Keep going at it and you will succeed. Keep in mind that there are pleasant ways to get around unpleasant obstacles.

Just In Case You’re Still Wondering Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all. Don’t let the thoughts of failure stop you from trying, even when you fail, it’s not enough to give up. The light bulb itself finally found success after so many trials. The question isn’t who’s going to let you; it’s who’s going to stop you. In life, we will never know what kind of result we will get until we try our very best, and see it through, whatever it is until the end. If it’s good work you’re doing, or If you’re doing good work, don’t stop keep working.

Experiencing negative situations, like trip-ups and negative people along the way? Don’t worry, no matter what others say or how much they discourage you. Keep trying.

Remember that winners lose so much more often than losers. So if you keep losing but you’re still trying you’re still on the right track! If you fall, rise back up, shake it off dust yourself off and try again. Never give up, and never stop trying to achieve the goals and dreams that you know you deserve. My Lessons Learned “I have failed countless times and still kept going. It’s because I’ve learned that the more times I fail, the more I will learn. It doesn’t hurt to keep trying and the long-term benefits… Well, just by sticking to the program, regardless of getting tripped up.” ~Linda Dawkins This can be life-transforming. I can honestly say that things have changed in my life for the better. I’ve become wiser in my choices and the lives of those around me, mainly my family, friends, associates, and business partners have been blessed as a result of my persistence. Nevertheless, some people will always prefer to see you down and lower, but use that to motivate yourself into working harder and growing better. Don’t reduce your efforts just because you’re missing the target, nothing great comes simple. Steady your aim and train harder. Then you won’t be getting tripped up by those obstacles that do inevitable that come along our way. What did you think would happen? “Too much that has been given, much shall be required...” What happens after you succeed at whatever you attempted? Well, success is earned, right? After we earn something it becomes our own. However, nothing earned id completely deserved unless it is shared with others. You can have everything in the world but do you deserve it? Some may argue, Of Course, you deserve it, after all, your blood, sweat, and tears went into, that struggle to obtain the little bit you do have… It’s yours. You deserve it. I won’t condemn you, in fact, by all means, enjoy your rewards. There’s just one thing that you should know.

Once you cross those hurdles, it’s not over. There will be more… And more… And more.

Those things that trip you up, will keep pouring right in. But remember this. You don’t have to go through them alone. Teamwork makes the dream work! True words. No man is an island, no man stands alone. How critical are the critics? The most prevalent, most repeated and biggest mistake people make in life is worrying about what everyone else thinks. Nevertheless, their criticism is necessary if you ever truly want to succeed. Getting angry, then alienating yourself and avoiding conflict only makes matters worse and prolongs actual progress that could lead to more successful experiences. Bottom line, evidence shows that educated people change themselves according to their situations, and apparently, experienced people change situations according to them. The inexperienced continue to experience failure or trip-ups. If the inexperienced try, keep trying, they too will have more positive results in whatever they’re faced with. Either way, success is on the horizon. You may not see it right away, but it is coming. Learn from your past, make a plan for your future keep working for it until you get it in your presence. Because today is tomorrows past and yesterdays tomorrow. What can be learned from this? “Least we become as little children…” ~J.C. We have all seen it. Children, of all ages, kind hearts, compassionate, forgiving and strong people. All we need to do is look at their example. For some strange reason, we grown-ups forgot what its like to be a child. We have become hardened by the devastating effects of experience being our teachers and of course, along with experience are those frequent difficult lessons, that sometimes come with their own bumps and bruises from trip-ups. The fact remains that children, get up fast when they trip. The cry when they’re hurt, expressing their feelings, by releasing negative energy, by crying… Something that grown-ups rarely do. Release, let go and start over… That’s what they do. However, children are best consoled with help from someone, for example; A close friend, parent, grandparent, sibling etc. The same goes for us grown-ups. We are strong alone or with the help of others.

Always be learning, Opinion, Self Improvement

Definitive People In A Wishy Washy World

Are you firm in your answers to others? Do you have a definite “Yes” or “No” when called upon during exceptional circumstances? Or are you sometimes, flip-floppy, or wishy-washy or scared when it comes to similar crucial decisions or unusual circumstances?

Being wishy-washy, some-timey or indecisive never gets anybody anyplace fast. But being definite does.

Focused action and continuous efforts are the keys to getting what you really want in life. It is the accumulative weight of our disciplines and our judgments that leads us to either our fortunes or our failures.

You have to be real with yourself before you can be real with anyone else.

Being sincere and true to yourself defines your authenticity. Always be yourself despite what others think. If you’re not selling the real you to people, you’re selling yourself short. People are looking to embrace and welcome an honest person, which you can definitely tell just by their “handshake” which is the first indication of a first impression.

Before you count your friends, make sure you can count on them. Some friends are only around when they want something from you but are never there when you need something from them.

Are you tired of counting on them then getting disappointed? I sure am. I’m sure most are. But how many people actually tell their friends that they don’t appreciate them? How many people are actually tired if the bullshit and disloyal behavior tendencies that their friends omit? I for one have had it up to here with wishy-washy, indecisive people.

Too many people use being scared as an excuse for not trying. You may fail but try again. That’s how you grow. That’s how you do incredible things.

Uncertainty is the basis for confusion. I hope that you realize that if a person cannot decide on a side to choose that they are definitely confused. Who in their right mind will follow a confused person? Or boss. Or leader for that matter. Your either all in or all it type of behavior.

Nevertheless, we must choose our battles.

For instance, deciding what to eat for dinner as a group out for dinner or for a family gathering, is a lot easier to organize and implement than it is to organize and implement an election, (results may vary). Some people will be gracious to have had a meal while others may critique how long it took for the main course to arrive.

In contrast, some may be happy with election results while others are totally disappointed to the point of extreme anger, rage, and violence. Yet, in both cases, the persons at the table cannot choose what portion is given to them, regardless of their selection, whether it be, leg, wing, thigh or breast… You Can’t choose which chicken your portion is coming from. In contrast again. You can select whom you believe would be the better choice to lead a nation, but you Can’t choose if that person will do their job with honor.

Regardless, the people in the country cannot decide whether or not their choice for a leader came from the right background or has the right designs for the country.

If wishy-washy people ruled the world…

What a messed up place we would be in? What are your thoughts on this matter? Do people know it all?

Always be learning, Education, Opinion

Good Servant, Bad Master

Money makes a good servant. It can help you to do everything that you need to be done. Practically everything that has to be done can be done if you have enough money. Everything that needs to be done can be done with just the right amount of money. Even everything that you could dream about thinking about doing or whatever you want to be done can be done with cash. Can be done better, faster even stronger than it would have been done without it.

In comparison, it can cause a person to entirely become dependant on its use. Spending it to do tasks that sit low on the priority/moral lines of general support. Making money, a bad master.

Money, being a bad master and having less can cause all sorts of questionable problems. Yet some can’t seem to help themselves in a quest to “get as much as they can.” Or “Get Money”.

Having enough can mean the difference between life and death. It can help improve the living conditions of all species if placed in the right place. Such as child support, spousal support, charity.

There are families that suffer from poverty in the most urban of cities, mostly because of mismanagement of what sparsity one has in possession. Of course, they’re angry. Angry that the rich are getting richer and they are among those poor getting poorer, the saga continues… Who speaks for them? No one? Take voting for example. We all expect to be counted right? According to our 1st Amendment rights. The preamble says, “We the people…” Is it possible that it does not include “the poor”?

To aspire for success you must first recognize the possibility of failure.”

Is it possible that The Constitution of the United States of America has failed to protect America?  Law remains long after justice flees. The misuse and mismanagement of money have a direct effect on American society today and its effects can be long-lasting.

Failure to recognize how much a “Good Servant” that one has in money is not only detrimental but avoiding the abuse of said Good Servant can be beneficial and have long-term rewards. The Constitution was created to bring America together. “One nation, under God, Indivisible, With Liberty and Justice for all.? Is this true?

In contrast, and for the sake of argument, one considers the “Do what thy wilt with thine own rewards, thou hast earned it and thou art worthy. It is thine and thine’ alone ” mentality, and if you are in support of what’s going on in America right now. A possible biblical event is occurring right before our eyes. “No man knows the day, not our.” “He will come as a thief in the night…” Kind of biblical event is what I’m talking about.

As it seems to be the present case in the current regime of Trump, then this is for you. You have officially made money your master. In doing this, you have unknowingly, aligned yourself with “a devil and his forces”.

The bad master mismanages money and encourages discord amongst its subordinates In order to confuse and discourage the poor, taking away the likelihood of hope.

Hope for better days ahead. Hope for the opportunity. Hope for fairness. Hope for respect. Hope for equality. Hope for everything that would make America a better place to live. “ Kill the dream.”

That’s what a Bad master does. Here’s another example. All over the world, not just in America, people are suffering. Why? Because they have made money their master. The fact is, those who have much, want more and those who need more, get less, those who want more, find more somehow.

It’s all in the strength and determination that the individual has. Then how much they are willing to share and who they determine who to share with or If they so choose to share with.

That’s how a monopoly is created. When money is a Good servant, Everyone is happy. Things get done, bridges get built, hunger goes down to a minimum, employment gets higher because the good servant wants people to do more things or needs people to help. Help with what You may ask.

Farming for instance. There is room for farming but only those who are already in the farming industry have monopolized it. Making it nearly impossible to go in that field, operate your own farm, get customers, etc., etc., unless you pretty much own the land you want to farm on. It has to meet specific qualifications, meet rules and regulations that have been put in place to sift out the competition, thus making money a Bad Master.

I could go on with examples but the point is a failure to understand and accept that the misuse of money is rampant. Can be the deciding factor on almost every upsetting fact that is occurring today. Everything that you hear of that is disturbing to the ears, is the result of misuse & mismanagement of money. Every time there is a shadow of a doubt placed on any topic, it is the direct result of someone who misuses money regularly.

If you take a step back, the responsibility should go to the Bad Master or to the authority figure in charge of where money should be spent.

#opinion #thineownselfbetrue #goodservantbadmaster

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New Music Making App Music Review

Solid Maybe Squad sounds like a killer music group, but it’s sole creator, now other than myself, is looking to change the name.

I recently became a member of Music Maker Jam MMJ for short and was very excited as to the navigational capabilities of the app. I am even more proud of the music that I am presently able to produce using the app and socializing with the many thousands of aspiring musicians, young and old, that are very pleased with using it.

Check out ‘Bullet’ Solid Maybe Squad by Linda DawkinsLMC

https://api.jam-community.com/song/detail/cf14e9b4-d348-11e8-93ba-0679f364d8e4

This is only one of the 20 tracks that I was able to create using MMJ’s various demos available to use for free.

I can definitely recommend Music Maker Jam to any artist. The tutorial is simple and you can earn credits that you can use to buy beats and sounds to add to you remixology library by completing them.

Keep in mind!

There are rules to follow in everything, you cannot use the commercial property of artists without giving them credit for their work. Such as royalties. MMJ makes sure that those boundaries are not crossed with particular measures in place that notify users of this stipulation, each time a song is produced in the platform before its release to the public. Giving users the unique opportunity to properly label their re-makes. Awesome Right?

I know, I know, I’m smiling ear to ear right now. It’s free to join and did I mention The Community?

It’s an Awesome, Extremely Supportive and Responsive Playground. Your music production does Not go unrecognized! People Actually listen to your music. Interaction is simple. As with all social media, the sharing of personal information is strictly ill-advised. Unless you already know the particulars of the person you are sharing your information with. In any case, I advise against it.

Before I end this brief article, I would like to share one more song that I created using Music Maker Jam.

Deep Talk Remix by Linda Dawkins

I Do hope that if you’re into making music or that if you enjoy creating music and if you having adjusted to the ever-changing times, that you would consider downloading and taking full advantage of what Music Maker Jam has to offer!

That note, thanks for reading, have an excellent musical week ahead!

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History In The Making-

I’m angry. I wasn’t certain whether or not I should post this article, so I just thought “To Hell With It, it’s a Free Country”…

I guess like most people in the United States are presently at odds with our apparent leader/Chief Executive Officer A. K. A. Mr. President Donald Trump. He calls himself The Donald.

If you’ve been keeping up with the news lately you’re probably a bit embarrassed about some or a lot of the things that he has been suspected of partaking in.

One of my issues with Trump is that he has a problem with The Media. The News in particular. I think that the news has more credibility than he does, and that’s probably one of the reasons that he is going after them so hard.

Every chance he gets, he’s slandering MSNBC or other popular news station networks, with his wartime cry of ‘Fake News‘. It becomes apparent that Trump is intent on silencing the media reverting the US into what it seems to be back into the “regression of slavery” once again.

Knowledge is power and in knowing we become aware of issues that drastically affect us. When people are aware, they can make choices. Google Search Engines give us THAT CHOICE (of knowledge), freely and if those options to acquire “information ” is “inaccessible”, then “Those Options” become unobtainable thereby causing “ignorance of facts”.

We are now in the middle of a crisis that it seems will lead to none peaceful measures taken by those in disagreement. (I just say, there needs to be an agreement somewhere). Beginning with the Truth being told PERIOD. FROM THE BEGINNING, THAT INCLUDES THE HISTORY of the USA.

So the people are not blinded by bullies and bullshit. The best thing Is to do our own research and make the decision for ourselves, (War cannot always be the answer).

A simple Google search will tell you that. It gives us answers… If its bad news we are hearing, that bad news is USUALLY is the truth. The truth is “Hard on the ears of the guilty… but to those we seek justice, will find comfort in it, ( the truth.) ”

Every day there is something different and upsetting. I only hope that our country won’t suffer in the long-term.

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Live Your Best Life And Learn

What are you doing with your life right now as your living it? Are you spending it watching the lives of other people? Or are you living your best life and learning to enjoy and love it?

How much do you know about yourself? If not, here are some great tips on getting that ball rolling and to get you motivated and on the right track to living your best life and learning.

A person should set his goals as early as he can and devote all his energy and talent in getting there. With enough effort, he may achieve it. Or he may find something that is even more rewarding. But in the end, no matter what the outcome, he will know he has been alive.

Great victory can follow a shocking defeat if there is positive persistence in the pursuance. Never say never. Keep the hope alive.

Be all in or get all out. There is no halfway. You can’t live your best life stuck in indecisiveness. You can’t live your best life straddling the fence.

You cannot milk a cow with your hands in your pockets. The action is Key…

A ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are for…

You have skills, use them. You have dreams, live them.

Live each day like it’s your last…one day you’ll be right. People take for granted that they only live once. (YOLO), and that our time is Very precious… I can’t stress that enough.

People also waste time trying to add life to their days, not days to their lives.

Life is an opportunity, that you should be benefiting from. Life is to be enjoyed, not endured. Don’t let fear make the decisions for you. Because Life is like a game without the pause button.

Don’t wish for it, work for it.

Once you choose hope, anything is possible. Just because somethings don’t work out at first or on the first try doesn’t mean that it won’t work. Success usually follows several meaningful attempts at failure. A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

All that we are is the result of what we have thought. Think positive thoughts.

You know life is worth the struggle when you look back and realize what you have now is way better than what you had before.

Be Grateful

You can always be happy living your best life when you decide to be grateful for your life. Be thankful for the tiny details in your life, there will be room for bigger more beautiful blessings.

Be thankful for everything in life from the positive to the negative. You may not have everything you desire but be thankful for everything you have. Give thanks for what you are now, and keep fighting for what you want to be tomorrow. When some things go wrong, take a moment to be thankful for the many more things that are still going right.

When you are thankful for what you have, you are always rewarded with more.

Always be learning, Self help, Self Improvement

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What I like about Simple is that there is no limit as to the amount of money that you can earn simply by Sharing your link with friends, family or anyone that wants to earn $20 just for using the card!

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A friend of mine hit me up on Messenger a few weeks ago to share this amazing opportunity with me. He said; “Hey Linda, you wanna earn $20 right quick?”

Of course, I was like; “Sure, What do I haven’t to do? ”

He proceeded to tell me about Dimple and about how much money he has made in a few days. Imagine my surprise when he sent a video of the cash that he just cashed out with. $975 in four days!

I was like, “How the hell did you do this Chris? ”

Then I tried it. I created my account, it took 10 days for the card to arrive. Chris sent me $2, then instructed me to buy something worth “less than” the $2 that he sent me. I walked to the local market, bought a .99 cent bottled water with my Simple card. Then sure enough, before I left the store, there was a $20 balance on my card. Imagine my surprise.

Now here I am sharing this opportunity to you fine people.

Try it, you won’t regret it!

Furthermore,  there is No Limit in the amount of persons that join Simple and make Thursday 1st purchase…

The crazy cool thing is that each time someone joins Simple using your link,  both you AND your referral Agent $20!

And remember… There’s NO Limit…  you will be earning $20 per person…

Ask yourself this?

Is it possible to earn MORE than $20 an hour even per minute?

I would have to say  HUGE YES!

Depending on how many people you know. Say for instance you have 20 friends that you share your link to. They begin banking with Simple a make their first purchase,  both You AND your friend/friends will immediately get $20 just using their cards!

Now how Simple is That? They share with a few and so on.

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The Power Of Positivity & Passion

No one is born with Positive Passion. But Everyone can use it when they realize that its an option rather than naught.

This Power is ignited by Inspiration. You have probably heard that It’s difficult for positive inspiration to breath and survive in a complicated mind. It’s true.

Check out these really awesome quotes by some truly wonderful, inspiring and positive people from our history both alive and long gone. Their messages of positive echoes through time repeating to hopeful listeners that positivity has power. Even knowing the importance of having a positive attitude and trying to stay positive. Miracles happen when we’re exercising this gift.

Yes, positivity is a gift. Not everyone uses it but everyone can… if they so choose access and use positivity to change the outcomes of some awful dire circumstances. Let’s read what people throughout history’s past and today’s present have to say about The Power of Positivity and Passion.

If you have a positive attitude and constantly strive to give your best effort, eventually you will overcome your immediate problems and find you are ready for greater challenges.

-Pat Riley

When you think positive, good things happen.-Matt Kemp

Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.-Zig Ziglar

Thoughts Become Things… Choose The Good Ones!-Mike Dooley

Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.-Lyndon B. Johnson

We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses-Abraham Lincoln

Work hard, stay positive, and get up early. It’s the best part of the day.-George Allen, Sr.

Every positive value has its price in negative terms… the genius of Einstein leads to Hiroshima.-Pablo Picasso

Always turn a negative situation into a positive situation.-Michael Jordan

Your positive action combined with positive thinking results in success.-Shiv Khera

A President cannot always be popular.-Harry S Truman

The thing that lies at the foundation of positive change, the way I see it, is service to a fellow human being.-Lee Iacocca

The most important thing is to stay positive.-Saku Koivu

Why is it so important to remain positive?

A strong positive mental attitude will create more miracles than any wonder drug.

People tend to seek medical attention when feeling at odds with the world and their circumstances when sometimes all it takes is a little sunshine to brighten the day. Meaning (your smile).

Positive energy is attracted to positive energy. You should always surround yourself with positive, successful people.,

You have heard; “You are what you eat” and the old adage that goes, “Birds of a feather… “?

Well, the same goes for what you believe and how you feel along with the type of people that you hang out or around with.

If you’re tired or frustrated with the way things are going on in your life, you might see things differently than you would normally expect.

You won’t have a positive life if you have a negative mind. Change your perspective.

Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results.

How you think about a problem is more important than the problem itself. So always think positively.

Hope is the foundation of Positive Passion

H.O.P.E: Have Only Positive Expectations.

When life gives you every reason to be negative, think of all the reasons to be positive. There’s always someone who has it worse.

Think positive, because thoughts are like the steering wheel that moves our life in the right direction.

Somewhere between heartaches and waiting comes another chance to be found by someone who can show you that you don’t deserve to be just an option but a choice.

Always be learning, Opinion

The Existence of American Racism, Bigotry, Discrimination, Prejudice In 2018? Damn, Not Cool All

Opinion

Racism isn’t a new thing. Slavery isn’t new either.  Discrimination, bigotry and prejudices are not new either and  I don’t know why people are shocked at the terribly  rude,  vulgar,  filled with contention,  condescension and disgusting behavior of other people and although they never looked down on or thought less of another person. As though they had no value other than carrying out the orders of someone who thinks they know what’s good for,  what they need,  and want another person wants or needs. 

I’m not sure if that flew over your head or not. I won’t be surprised if it did. Because if you haven’t picked up my drift by now,  you will.

I have come to the conclusion that  there are some serious problems with some of the present members of the human race especially in America. I say America because,  that’s where  live  and apparently racism,  bigotry,  discrimination and prejudice does occur in larger numbers than we have previously assumed. There is no way to know how many instances occur in America or elsewhere,  because of those unreported and undocumented cases,  and those cases that don’t end well for the victims and those cases that have been buried by

No one really knows when, where, or who started it. There have been many discussions and documentaries written and published in popular magazines like National Geographic and on television various movies,  series’ and public broadcasts that cover the topics of slavery and racism with so many various conceptual ideas of where and how it began. Some day it easy the Europeans, particularly The Vikings, others say it was people in Egypt and certain Mediterranean areas in and around the African continent.

l Only know that the practice is sickening.The fact that a human being can be demoralized,  dehumanized and considered as property is appalling to say the least and there should be no debating that.

From what I understand,  according to the historical remarks made in history,  if it was the Vikings,  they actually treated their slaves pretty good. If it was the Egyptians, and according to the Bible and other religious documents,  “… The burdens of those slaves waxed sore… ” If it was The Europeans, apparently, they took more than a few pages from The Egyptians tactics manual. With an emphasis on waxing sore.

Those methods used to subdue and control were brutal. It only showed how brutal, naturalistic, animatistic and savage the human race can be. If given the opportunity to overpower,  subdue and control another group of individuals.

Yeah, sure some people say that MOST of those brutal techniques were designed by Africans, Egypt is a part of Africa. They also say that Chinese or European persons,  (not necessarily in that order beat their slaves regularly.

While it was common for the Vikings to adopt slaves into their families. Treating them fairly and justly,  sometimes,  passing on title normally destined to biological children. It was a matter of honor and principal,  who was more deserving,  who earned it.

Slaves were given an opportunity to prove their loyalty and were known to happily join the family of the people whose biological family members were,  sometimes years before depending on the circumstances, completely slaughtered,  beheaded,  disemboweled,  staked even crucified and burned, ( that’s just the way things were). Because we are bred in war and violence there is no exact way to tell who started it first. 

Thing thing that makes human beings the only species on the planet that conducts slavery methods to inflict as much pain and suffering on the ones enslaved only to elevate or make themselves in a position of leader,  owner or master/mistress is monetary gain. 

It’s hard to see where there is profit to be made in the sale of another human being for a price,  against the will of the person being brought to this position of slave or servant. Nevertheless, it happen everyday,  even today in the form  of human trafficking. 

What current criminals who conduct human trafficking are definitely aware of, and what they will always encounter is fighters. 

Human beings are Natural fighters, warriors, protectors and defenders but we will flip or sell out each other if and when given a chance or opportunity,  without a second thought while considering the benefits of that betrayal. Always considering what price will be paid…

There is Always a price,  or debt.  Anytime,  something as evil as slavery surfaces,  or a possible threat that a country,  village,  city or town has a problem with missing persons,  human trafficking is considered as a possible method determining the disappearance of persons.

These days,  the likelihood of a person getting caught up in human trafficking and modern-day slavery and in this awful world of deception and violence is at a median.

As a side note,  you can Google search how to avoid being a victim of human trafficking and get some really interesting facts,  tips and safety measures that you and your family can take to ensure the safety of your friends and family.

We are opportunistic and unlike other species that enslave other species to do their bidding and carry their burdens,  who after servitude are given mercy by a quick sometimes painless death. Like some  insects that lay their eggs on live hosts,  whose life will end most gruesomely.  Is pacified with venom that numbs whatever discomfort or pain that the subject may inevitably feel during its demise.  When it comes to people,  no such consideration is measured. Compassion does not exist.

What about the so-called “free” slave?

The modern-day employee is the “free-slave”.

A patent… Is a “free-slave”

They wish only to survive in a world where they are hated and any efforts to alleviate any discomfort,  provide assistance, console or protect is discouraged by the overseer.

Over the years, It went from, “You gotta make them learn that no one can help them. “ when the slaves were being forced into servitude.  To “They have to realize that things don’t come easy. “ When they were freed as a result of Abraham Lincolns’ Emancipation  Proclamation.  To “Those people are lazy and on welfare. “ Today,  after years of servitude and newly found freedoms.

They are hated with passion by people who have no idea why they hate. Other than that hate was based solely on the pigmentation of ones skin color? Or on their clever abilities. Like on the Box Office The Black Panther with the popular battle cry “Wakanda Forever”

I suppose that it is only natural for some people to get apprehensive about what else the people that they were forcing underfoot were capable of. They are very different by the way.

How ‘Did’ African Slaves Get Captured? 

There has been dispute recently about how these slaves were captured. Some say that they were sold by their own people others disagree. I would like to interject a modern suggest,  I think that I would like to say,  “of course white slave owners may have used African tactics to capture Africans slaves. ” Slavery and racism is a topic that most people avoid altogether anyway.

Not me… My 10ft pole got shorter as I watch current events that are happening right now as we speak. Watching this occur in this country of supposed free men and women. The story that was never told is now unfolding.  The Witness of the History rewriting or unravelling itself right before our eyes.

How would they have been able to subdue and control them?

Besides the threats on family members like holding children hostage until the person gives in.  Or starving them or not letting them see loved ones also taken by force. The slave owner usually gets what they want.

Science doesn’t help either. Besides the introduction of diseases, the organization of systematic kidnappings and human trafficking… Just like today. ..

(I could say, “Alas” right here…)

Statistically,  they have introduced drugs and every few years its something else more powerful to control those slaves to get them to do what they want…

It seems slavery has taken on new meaning. Like in Human Trafficking. The only Exception is the fact that it is Still forced. Usually forced upon the helpless, the weak and children… Mostly girls and women,  some boys. Are forcibly kidnapped  or taken from their parents and homes.  Blind folded and Taken to places far away.

Sadly,  For the most hideous  and depraved acts performed on a live human being. Presently, there are scores of human trafficking survival stories.

What’s that about drugs and slavery? 

Even though there are no particular nationalities specified as victims,  because drugs affect all communities, society  says they are casualties that have and will become entrapped in the designs meant to eradicate,  subdue or control a particular  races. The systematic destruction and attempted genocide continues to occur.

So

Can An Entire Race Be Killed off? 

First let me say that it has been tried… Probably has been proven in the past that attempts have been made to erase entire blood lines of races.

However,  you can never kill off an entire race of people. Nature will always find a way. As every parent tells their child,  with tears in their eyes,  ” You Must Live… ” are usually the last words heard before children are torn from their parents arms.

For African-Americans, I say It will never happen because it is impossible to kill off a Chosen People.

Perhaps, they were meant to bear the burdens of others who cannot do The Heavy Work for themselves… Regardless,  they survived and their descendants are now enjoying those freedoms once denied to them so long ago. Nevertheless it seems,  that presently, the way our so-called leaders retreat in the face of this horrid crime,  that some of our government heads would like for that to happen.

What is slavery? My weird take on how slavery possibly occurred in Africa

The strong help the weak… Simple deduction…Right?  Wrong.

Things probably would have went a lot smoother if some European slave owners weren’t so lazy.

I mean look at this…

Imagine, you are a wealthy sugar plantation farmer. Your plantations n deals in sugar processes from sugar cane grown and harvested on your farm.

You want to expand because the economy is getting better,  and the population is growing at your settlement. You’re doing well producing sugar cane and cotton,  (two pretty awesome commodities),  at your plantation.  However,  cotton production is slow because you can’t pick the flowers fast enough to meet the demands of textile companies overseas.

You know that you need to find a way to maneuver your goods ,  and you need help.

You don’t even have a dock or port to work from. Doing your research,  you decide to make arrangements to travel to Africa you hear that you can procure some help,  (you’ve also heard that there are lots of trade opportunities and a plethora of services available for you and that its an old country with undiscovered riches a new country filled with idiot savages willing to strike a bargain… Oh and they call you “blue-eyed devil.

So you go to Africa to try to procure Inexpensive help to take back home… You can only imagine what your current help is doing by now. Because you have a little bit of experience and knowledge about who you left in charge when you left. Not sure how production is going,  you continue on your way.

Arriving at your destination,  you are not received as you expected,  according to what you have heard… Just depends on how you made your first impression to be towards a people that has never seen a pale face before.

Perhaps you are welcomed. Perhaps as a welcomed visitor or even like a God.

The Chief of this active, somewhat unbelievably modern tribe of villagers decides to barter, “A Few Good Men” with you as a gesture of good will in a possible lucrative and possibly beneficial deal with the people. Things are looking great.  Right?

Wrong.. .

In Africa in those days, a few good men was about 8 to 10 strong men and women that “CAN DO” The work of 5 or 6 average white indentured men or women. You soon realize that you needed more help than that of your initial bargaining.

To most decent people,  this is a no-no. You cannot change up on a deal that has already been struck. 

What would you do after you complete your mission and your business is already doing insufficiently with the help that you obtained?

You are barely meeting demand with your supply and as time goes by,  and the population increases,  yet again,  you are forced to acquire more help. But you cannot afford to pay all of the help that you’re receiving. What are you going to live off of?

In the meanwhile,  You’re  getting all sorts of Admirers asking you how you built that “wonder,  this business and where did you get those dark-skinned workers? 

With pride,  you inform them, that you took a trip to Africa and traded with The Chief. Your admirer begs you to go with them to talk with the Chief.

You are both under the impression that after a while,  there ate many thousands of workers,  ripe for the pickings .  Also,  with the further impression that you both can just “go there” and get the “same bargain”,  after a fouled deal… Guess again…

Guess what’s next?

If you can only imagine?

What’s next is, Your friend has an attitude with the chief, because he can’t get “the same deal” if not better… Then all hell breaks loose. If you haven’t watched Amistaad or Roots, then you should.

Slaver slavery is STILL in full play. It doesn’t matter who started it… Racism is Still in Full play, it doesn’t matter who started it. It just needs to end.

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We need more tolerance and compassion in the world rather than vice and discord.

Modern Day Slavery includes,  human trafficking, unfair wages,  a person can even become a slave to their children and families… Living lives that are not what they choose or how they respectively to live, its the same thing. 

Unfortunately, nothing has been done to rectify any of the horrendous treatment that people of all races have experienced. We can only make effort not to treat others in this fashion.  We are after all the same underneath our skins,  the only difference is our gender. (Whether male or female). And age does not matter either,  except in the case of human trafficking. Where age plays a crucial role in the  amounts earned by victims. The numbers are astounding.

This is my objective opinion. I do have compassionate for the many hundred millions of people who have gone through the fires of slavery and racism and survived long enough If only to tell the tale.

Today,  the term slavery is used loosely, and words like nigger or nigga has several  meanings,  uses and functions… Go figure? I which only  a race of people are allowed to use the word loosely,  or a person must be cautious of who they are around   and racism is fat from over. They work hand in hand.

Always be learning, Coding, Education, Learn Code, Opinion, Self help, Self Improvement, Technology, That's Love

Learning Code, The Next, ‘Next’ Big Thing

Learning Code, The ‘Next’, Next Big Thing

Still in search for what’s new? Well, coding isn’t new but it sure is easy to learn nowadays. Without the expense of paying for the costs of education. Especially since the fact that computer programming is STILL the fastest growing profession in the employment sector. Now its the best profession in the educational sectors.

Coding Fact…

Not only does everything on the Internet use code, but everything they you see when you turn on any modern device, no need to go through examples because if you’re reading this you’re looking at the output of the code.

Literally, everything that you’re seeing on your phone, tablet, app, game, artwork, music… etc., coding.

If you don’t know what coding is, then you shouldn’t waste your time reading this article. My advice is to do a quick Google search to get a general idea of what it’s about. Then come back here to finish reading this article.

The reason why you should get a general idea of coding is that in this article I will suggest the best free places to learn to code and how to code. If you already got it? Great! Let’s get right into it then!

I Love To Code!!!

I like to know how things work. That’s just me. So I have been actively practicing and studying code or computer programming for about a year now and I can finally say that I have a general understanding of those principals involved with carrying out specific instructions that lead to the production of some really awesome projects that programmers have developed over the few past decades.

Now, we, Everyone… Has an opportunity to learn how to Code.

Now there are hundreds of Free Apps that are available to download that can help even the most unfortunate soul to learn to code in a few simple steps.

It may open the doors to a new career opportunity or an opportunity to share what you learn and what know as I do.

Top 5 Best Free Apps To Learn Code

First up is SoloLearn

SoloLearn is a really awesome app. Not just an App but a whole entire university all bundled up in an exceptionally well-built playground centered around learning Code basics.

The site is complete with playground, exam rooms, challenge rooms, message center, peer assistance, Q&A forums. Besides the fact that its free you can learn so much there

It’s my school of choice for learning code…

Furthermore, once you complete a course, you are awarded a Verifiable Certificate of Completion like this one I earned for completing the Introductory Course for HTML…

I didn’t just stop there… Why?

Because It doesn’t just stop there…

SoloLearn adds everything that you need to learn with a Heap of extra courses in every computer language in existence. Moreover, updating and adding new courses consistently to broaden the code learners perspective.

In all honesty, I had no clue that they make updates daily, offering new valuable courses free.

Why I Love SoloLearn

Besides the fact that you can earn valuable points just for logging in that you can use to get clues that helpfully comprehend your course lessons and you can actually test your skill set on what you have already learned by accepting cool challenges from other students even challenging them. Winners receive more points that they can use for the above purposes.

Second up… mimo

Mimo is similar to SoloLearn, however, you must consider that it is a new Application. You would have to upgrade to realize the true value and appreciate the experience. It is free to download and test out.

Lessons are overly simplified so as to ensure a users comprehension. They make it easy to learn.

The only problem is upgrading, which isn’t a problem if you want to learn to code easily.

Just remember why you’re starting and you should be great!

GrassHopper: Learn To Code For Free

GrassHopper has received a lot of positive reviews. I couldn’t resist…

I just had to take a screenshot of these awesome comments in GrassHoppers reviews!

Why Learn Code?

Have you ever played a video game and wondered how the heck did they build this game?

Answer??? Coding…

You can create Games, Art Applications, Creative Calculators, Calendars, Radio Music Players, Video Players and So Much More!

Instead of playing games all day, you could actually be building them. Who knows, you create the Next, Next Next Big Thing

Always be learning, Self Improvement, That's Love

Managing Difficulties Issues Before they Get Easy

Managing difficulties before they get easy is not as simple as we think. Or at least until it’s over. I have heard people say to others, condescending statements like, You should have thought about that before you began! ” or “You should have known how hard it would be! “ and, Uh-huh, even, “… you got yourself into it, now you’ve gotta get yourself out. “

Yep… I have even heard that before and am no stranger to condescending comments from people who were supposed to be my friends…

Some are ok and we find that they are dependable. They provide some support too and for us during our specific trials, while others turn tail and run. I think we all have seen this. Nevertheless, we are rarely alone in our sufferings unless we make it so.

I think we all fairly can say that we have been through the wringer and out again or know someone who has.

These are the people who I consider and who should consider themselves as…

•The Champions of Survival

•The Mistress and Masters of Struggle

•The Dominators of Deals

•Managers of Negotiations

Let’s get right into them, shall we!

*The Champion of Survival*

Being Courageous

Their Courage “In the Absence of Danger” is Admirable, to say the least. But to most its Stupidity or Arrogance. Because the opposite of Bravery and Courage is Stupidity and Arrogance. You would have to be either Brave or Stupid to access Courage and Bravery in the face of danger. It all depends on how you see it. If you see your situation as passable with an, “I’ll get by!” kind of Attitude.

They are the ones who rightfully walk away from things that don’t encourage them to excel. They also encourage those around them and those with whom they have sufficient influence to excel.

*The Master of Struggle*

For Inspiration

They inspire us to see outside our own boxes and search for freedom beyond our own front doors. By the examples that they set in their own lives. In regards to how they handle their difficulties when compared to our own.

These are the people who “When faced with a challenge “, they stand strong. When life challenges them, they don’t give up. They hold their head up high.

They are blessed with a tremendous amount of Faith and Favor with you and just about everyone they come across and Firmly Believe that everything will work out in the end. “… and thus it goes.”

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*The Dominator of Deals*

Daring to Dream

These people are the ones who strongly believe that Everyone’s life has positive and negative aspects whether they’re happy, successful or not. Also, that it depends greatly on which aspects they focus on.

Preferring the former, of staying positive rather than the later. They are willing to negotiate, make deals and compromise in order to actively work to resolve crucial issues making major sacrifices along the way for the greater good, hoping that things will get better at the end.

The dominator of deals has hope enough for the entire team, family, crew etc. They are the ones with that spark in their eye. The one with all the ideas on how to get out of that rut. They take chances and take risks. Their ideas are far-fetched but usually work out in the long-term. Daring to dream

*Managers of negotiations*

In Harmony

These are the people who are capable of performing nothing but modern-day miracles. They are the ones who are the peacekeepers encouraging others around them that things will inevitably get better. When they do get better, they are able to help others focus on rebuilding and fixing problems rather than ignoring or disputing them, because they are aware that time is our enemy and in order to make the best use if our time is to live harmoniously.

If and When these people faced with their challenges, it seems as though they flawlessly initiate then execute the most clever responses as a means to resolve those… (What it seems to be like) … every given situation, that they are challenged with and Somehow, manage to get through… it seems… without a scratch.

I know you’ve heard someone share their glory story and someone in that conversation say;

“… Man… The Luck People Have!”

Or, “Wow… That’s a Blessing!”

And you’re right! Because it very well may be that person truly came out with nothing more than something as simple as a bruised ego at the least. That’s possible…

We all have the unique opportunity to experience these challenges. Some of us may go through much more difficult trials and have tragic experiences that are more severe and have mortal consequences than others.

That’s not to say that one person cross challenge is more difficult to bear than another person or that person challenge is equally as challenging as another person Managing those difficulties may or may not depend upon the individual experiencing the experience.

It’s just in the way that the individual constructively adjusts to those hardships that sometimes continuously disappointment.

However, In every instant, with every person, there are those times that we may experience that annoying feeling of being overwhelmed and let down.

They may even feel like there’s no end in sight to managing those present and overly persistent issues that we are faced with from time to time. However, we are rightfully advised to not be discouraged.

Why?

“To reach your

Destination, you need

a Direction, but you

can’t get there

without Inspiration!”

Our Difficulties Inspire Us To Make Change

Ever wondered why…

“There is so much that you want to do… Where do you start?” Or…

” You have so many creative ideas… How do you get them out?”

In the time it takes to figure out what you want to do and to actually get started on doing it, others in the same field are already finishing their journey and/or are ready for retirement.

How did They do it?

Ever asked yourself questions like…

How do I catch up with the rest of the world?

Hold on a minute…

Slow your horses…

You’re going way too fast…

Chill out and listen for a sec.

Our difficulties are measured by our ability to persevere through them

That means that all those questions that you ask yourself don’t apply to you…

They won’t apply to you until you complete whatever task that is set before you. Or that particular difficulty that you are faced with.

What I can promise you that either way, you look at it, whether negatively or positively, the situation will still be there and turning a blind eye will not change things for the better or make those difficult issues disappear.

We can’t control everything that happens in or about our lives, but we can work towards specific goals that will give us something positive to focus on. It also will lay down the foundation for your future success.

It’s never too late. A determined mind and a positive attitude will increase your ability to achieve and succeed in any goal you want in life and the management of your difficulties BEFORE they get easy will be a much smoother event.

It’s Mind Over Matter

A Few Cool Facts

Your mind is a powerful thing. When you fill it with positive thoughts, your life will start to change.

In every negative, it is possible to find a positive. Sometimes it is hard to find, but people rarely give up looking for it.

Every time you subtract negative, you make room for more positive.

The life you are living now, all the hardships and trials; is just a testimony raising up to be told. You’re making history!

You Are smart enough to figure things out and you’re strong enough to manage your difficulties and you can let your dreams strengthen you.

Thank you

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As in ALL cases, I’m wishing you all the best!

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What To Do When Your Plates Is Full

“It takes two years for a single pineapple to grow, It Takes Us Longer Because By The Time We’re Ripened, We’ll Have Much More Flavor. “

Why are we in such a hurry to get things done or to expect success to magically appear? Even at the cost of sometimes hurting others. Knocking over plates and piling personal issues on the nearest person to them.

It seems that no one is satisfied with their share of the proverbial pie. Come hooks, by crooks or by every means necessary, everyone tries reaching their goals.

Maybe, they’d rather try to make a very best effort to reach their goals, but are hindered by something or someone.

Even for those stars that they’ve been encouraged to reach for, may seem so far away.

For as long as I can remember… since ‘media‘ has been ‘a thing‘. Ultimately, everyone has been getting encouraged to do whatever their minds and hearts desire that make them set out to do the things they do.

The problem is, people sometimes, Don’t want to take the time to go as far as they can go with the goals that they initially begin. They get blocked.

There are various reasons why this happens but I’m not going to talk about why those many reasons exist . What I will do is offer suggestions on why you should finish what you start.

One of the main reasons people don’t finish what they start is because they get distracted by some other interest that had taken precedence over their initial interest.

Enough so, that they are incapacitated and are unable to operate efficiently without sacrificing one or two of their own dreams, desires or goals, (it doesn’t have to be their own problem, it can be someone elses). But they take it upon themselves to intervene. Without question, there are those who happily help others, constantly making those crucial decisions that lead to major sacrifices.

Forgetting about their one problems or food on their plate, making great lingerie lasting friendships along the way.

People usually allow room for others needs. Placing others before themselves. The problem with this is that they eventually wind up delaying, postponing, suspending, canceling even down right quitting altogether that dream that they once had.. Sometimes only moments ago.

This happens mostly because of our imperfect judgement of time and the bad timing on the behalf of the person or persons in need of that help.

Don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing wrong with kindness. In fact I encourage kindness first… at all cost. However, there are cases, ( use your judgment), where people are kind to everyone but themselves.

We all can pretty much relate to this in one way or another. What happens to the person who neglects them self? I’m sure you get the picture, catch my drift And understand what I’m saying.

That’s why you must protect your plate from any extra entrees at all cost…

Why?

Because it’s usually full, that’s why.

It’s not just a Technicality. In reality, if you want to help someone you have to be in the position to help them. If not, you’re both severely damaged boats trying to float in the ocean, just waiting to sink.

What happens when you have way too much to eat? You may get sick right? Throw up, barf, vomit… You’d Puke!!!

Well, what do you think happens when you try to help someone, by sacrificing your self, your time, your efforts and kindness?

I know, I know, they say “Kindness has its own rewards. ”

Well… I guess… If you want to choose optimism in a society built from pessimistic attitudes. I suppose so. You can try kindness…

However, I can promise you that kindness, is the beginning of suffering… It may leave you happy that you’ve done something good for someone maybe you even saved the day… A lot of people were helped on account of your good deeds. They’re a lot better off than they were before you came to the rescue.

Nevertheless, by coming to the rescue the way you did, perhaps you have forgotten something important that you were supposed to do for yourself… That is unfortunately no longer an issue because you put it off for another day. The feeling that sometimes comes up afterwards is regret.

Why the tolerance of unnecessary suffering?

Some don’t realize that your plate is already filled and overflowing with your goals, tasks, projects, ideas, responsibilities and obligations?

Unless you are Already able, or were gifted to be born in an already comfortable lifestyle, you Really can’t afford to be that Superman or Superwoman that all your friends, family members, acquaintances and strangers trust that you are. You really can’t waste anymore of your own precious time to help others.

This is not bmean… Its survival…

If you’re having trouble taking care if yourself, its because you’re trying ever so hard to accommodate the relentless needs of others. This will not do. Especially if you’re trying to accomplish your own dreams and goals.

Why?

If you haven’t heard these sayings by now, then here you go!

“Your Time Is Precious. ”

“Time oh, give me time… 🎵🎵🎵. ”

“You only have one life to live. ”

“We spend our time trying to see things, when our perspective is one way, we lack the judgement to choose the right, (which usually requires a sacrifice of some type), and we never appreciate what we’ve go, until we can’t get it back.” Or

“These are some good times, so take a good look around. You may not know it now, but you’re going miss them.”

“There are times in our lives when we have trouble recognizing perfect moments until we realize they have passed us by and become memories.”

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. ”

If you are in need some encouragement, send your request!

Be as thorough as possible when explaining you issue, I will do my best to help you to resolve your them.

All tied up with no way out? Not Yet at least!

It doesn’t have to get that far though.

I’m sure that you’ve got my point by now. It takes time to grow. If we were some type of fruit-like creature, like a pineapple, things would happen a lot faster, The life-span of the average pineapple is… Well. . Short. But once they’re ripe, it won’t be too long afterwards that its devoured and enjoyed. We are not fruit.

“We are but simple creatures. Once ripened, we do fall off by the wayside.

We do wither away to practically nothing.

We do waste our given talents and wonder what happened later on.” -Anonymous

All while tying to find our place in this world we simultaneously try helping others in finding their own lives, helping them up along the way, in turn neglecting ourselves and our own.

Wouldn’t be so much easier if we were easy… and if we were capable of carrying our own plates as well as everyone else’s?

While there is some who can do this quite well. Like mothers, single parents, business owners and managers, etc. These are the exceptions. Their strength and courage are examples to us all.

Because juggling a family that includes children, school, work, employees, coworkers, companions, parents, siblings and those special persons in our lives, can be trying at times, at the most extremely stressful.

Nevertheless, the majority of the time we survive and pass those trials with flying colors and become as successful as we choose to be.

Furthermore, the majority of big sacrifices that come from our own plates are made to accommodate those issues pertaining to the needs and burdens of others ultimately leading to their dependence upon you.

Is It all good though?

Can it be done? Yes!

Because truthfully, we can do whatever, we emphatically make a conscious decision to choose to do.

If we set our minds to it and focus. Nevertheless, being aware that your time is precious and you would most certainly will regret wasting any of it if you do not accomplish at least ONE goal on your bucket list.

This can only be done if you are selective on the issues that you choose to address and are consistently selective with whom you choose to help in regards to importance.

Reality check… The person who you will be ultimately helping is yourself.

Test Yourself!

How can you recognize when to give your assistance to others?

Your heart won’t lie to you. Just follow your instincts.

How often are your plans interrupted?

How long does it take for you to get back on track after an unexpected event ? Do you?

Share an instant when you were unable to help someone because of an obligation, priority or responsibility? Did you feel guilty?

Believe it or not, after making changes to your life, ultimately realizing that you are only one person and that it’s alright to say a Non-Empathetic No… you will gain more control over your life and future events. Moreover, you will feel so much better about completing your goals.

What happens when you say ‘No’.

Beware… some people would try making you feel bad about your decision to help yourself first after their request for your assistance. Just remind them that if you are not able to help yourself, how can you help them?

It might seem like a ‘no brainer’ but there are people out there, maybe reading this post that Just got through asking someone that they KNOW are unable to help or that if they make that sacrifice it could hurt them in the long run… But do they care? Not really. That’s why you remind them.

In everything we do, our own thoughts can help us succeed, or they can help us fail. Maintain a positive attitude.

Whatever the case, remember that everything takes time. You need to spend time on yourself and it will take you longer to grow and ripen, so don’t waste it.

Always be learning, Education, Self Improvement, That's Love

I Knew You’d Pull Through

I Knew You’d Pull Through

“A meeting is an event at which the minutes are kept and the hours are lost.” Anonymous

When facing a stressful crisis or a really intense moment… Let’s face it, sometimes we don’t, sometimes we can’t and sometimes we get caught off guard. Sometimes believe it or not, all it takes is a broken fingernail.

It doesn’t take much for someone get touchy, be insulted, get sensitive to an overly outspoken and brutally honest individual, even to easily get ticked off at something as simple as a misplaced or unexpected even misguided compliment.

People Just get offended from the most trivial things. Enough to knock that chip off of someone’s shoulder. That will sadly and metaphorically be getting them all riled up. Rasing blood pressure and causing unwanted, unnecessary and quite possibly unwarranted heart-ache.

There’s no sense in wasting much-needed precious energy on things that you cannot change. Furthermore, the majority of the times, people get upset as a result of the bad choices that they tend to inevitably make From time to time.

Either way, we always find a way to pull through. Unless, we are or feel hopeless. Which leads to an unfortunate state of helplessness In cases such as these, psychological intervention is recommended. You’ve got to get back on track.

I know you’d pull through because there is something special inside of every single person that keeps them going. Keeps them bouncing back and keeps them hopeful.

“If you want to make people angry, lie to them. If you want to make them absolutely livid, then tell ’em the truth.” – Anonymous

 

You Will Survive Those Truthful Experiences!

Imagine hearing everything you wanted to hear all the time. No bad news… No negativity… Nothing real…

Sometimes bad news is depressing… But nine times out of ten, bad news tends to be the truth. It’s usually the heart-wrenching truth. That’s why it’s so hard on the ears at first. But when the truth has time to settle, it becomes a pleasant experience that will linger for years to come!

Why the long stay? you may ask. A feeling of elation will linger when you know certain truths. Because knowledge is powerful.

The truth is having certain knowledge.

Knowing the truth will bring you joy. Accessing those memories, that give you your certainty are what give you that power of knowing.

So telling people the truth may temporarily make them angry but eventually free them from becoming angry at a future date. Giving them courage to face their problem. Besides, perhaps, if you choose otherwise, by then, they may get even more angry at you for Not telling or even taking so long to say something in the first place. Plus, it shows what kind of friend you are.

Besides that, you’ve gotta respect a person brave enough to tell you that awful truth… At least you have the truth.

Especially if it’s as bad as people think and say it is or was. Of course you’d survive those truthful experiences. These experiences and others.

Facing Our Fears

Each time we face our fear, we gain strength, courage, and confidence in the doing. Also, If you didn’t know that having a good attitude is all you need because your biggest power will come once people underestimate you, your knowledge and your attitude towards your experiences, well now you know.

Moreover, you must realize that,

“Nothing would be put in your life if you weren’t strong enough to get through it.”- Anonymous

From Birth…

To adulthood…

We are strong enough…

To pull through… You did it then, you’ll do over and over again.

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