Posts by AJTrimble1 48
May 23, 2019
"If you put peace above protection, you will have both." -- Alen CohenHave you ever seen the LaGuardia airport? Hundreds of thousands of planes. Tons of luggage. Literally millions of people each year traverse its halls.And yet, not many people actually know where this bastion of flight got its name.The Little FlowerFiorello Henry La Guardia was the 99th mayor of New York City, and was in office during the Great Depression. Affectionately know as The Little Flower (Fiorello means little flower
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“You wouldn’t expect to buy an expensive painting from an Army surplus store and you wouldn’t expect to find much of a bargain at Tiffany’s.” — Joe SugarmanI just left Wal-Mart. While there I was bombarded with one sale after another. Sign after sign about low prices. Bright colors. Garish graphics. Exactly what you might expect.A few weeks ago, I was inside a showroom with a friend who was interested in purchasing a new BMW. Dim lighting — except for t
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Okay, I just wrote a new article for my site as part of the SAC program. But there are so many people here on WA that ask about this topic I thought I would add a link here as well. I have compiled a list of over 80 sites that have royalty-free images (Whew! That took some time. lol) The majority on the list are also free, and many don't even require attribution.None are affiliate links... I'm just offering another resource for new and old members alike and this is much simplier than listing th
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May 17, 2019
Wow! I just woke up this morning to an entirely unexpected new message for Wealthy Affiliate... That's right, team. I am your newest Ambassador!I'm not sure how it happened, and I don't know how long it will last, but for now please allow me to say how truly honored I am for the experience. This would not have happend without each and every one of you and your support.As always, If you need anything, please do not hesitate to ask.Thank you. :-)
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Author William S. Burroughs was a polarizing figure in American literature. Along with poet Allen Ginsberg and novelist Jack Kerouac, Burroughs was a founding member of a literary movement in the 1950s called the Beat Generation.Although Burroughs started as a conventional writer, eventually he began using a literary technique known as the cut-up method, or decoupe. Without going into a massive literary essay on nonlinear style that is guaranteed to cause anyone reading it to jump off the neare
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“I’d love to say I have handmade Japanese paper and a 200-year-old fountain pen … and every morning, after making love, for the third time … I go running, for about five miles … if I’m feeling lazy.At the top of our house, there’s an old cupola, and I watch the sunrise up there, in the nude, and I write my poems longhand. I’m right-handed, but I force myself to use my left hand, because I find it makes me more creative. And I write, in Latin, b
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“If you use a poor headline, it does not matter how hard you labor over your copy because your copy will not be read.” – John CaplesOnce upon a time, there was a WA member named John (names have been changed to protect the innocent). John had been writing articles for his blog for two full years. And they were good. Really good. It was clear that John was extremely knowledgeable of the topic, and had a real passion for his niche. But John had no traffic. So what was his proble
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The question comes up almost daily. A new member – and even some experienced ones – ask if a particular topic is a “good” niche. Responses vary, and everyone tries to give their best advice. The challenge is often this advice is based solely on opinion or “gut feeling”. Alas, most of the time, gut feeling will only get you so far. While it can be helpful to ask others their opinion when trying to decide on a niche, at the end of the day, there are really only
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Have you ever wanted something so bad you could taste it? Something you begged, borrowed, hoped, and pleaded that you could grab hold of that thing and never let it go?And yet, in reality, you really had no idea what you were asking for. Something that, once you got that magic ring you desired so much, you were a bit overwhelmed by the sheer enormity of its true power?In other words… have you ever been a Gollum?This, my friend, was me. And this is my experience inside this year’s S
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As you may know if you have read much of my material, I’m a bit of a comedian and satirist. I grew up on a steady diet of Mark Twain, Douglas Adams, and my personal hero, Kurt Vonnegut. Today’s thought was sparked by modern satirist, Bill Maher. He has a part of his show – as well as a book and blog – called New Rules where he talks about one thing, and then comments on a “new rule” that turns it on its head. That process got me thinking about how this might
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