Good Night by Carl Sandburg


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Many ways to say good night.

Fireworks at a pier on the Fourth of July
spell it with red wheels and yellow spokes.
They fizz in the air, touch the water and quit.
Rockets make a trajectory of gold-and-blue
and then go out.

Railroad trains at night spell with a smokestack mushrooming a white pillar.

Steamboats turn a curve in the Mississippi crying a baritone that crosses lowland
cottonfields to razorback hill.

It is easy to spell good night.
Many ways to spell good night.



Turmeric Can Give You The Best Skin Ever

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1. Hasten Healing

2. Correct Oily Skin

3. Sun Damage Protection

4. An Anti-Aging Treatment

5. Skin Cancer Prevention

6. Treat Chronic Skin Conditions

All-Purpose Mask – 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder + 1 teaspoon of honey + 1 teaspoon of milk or plain yogurt

For Acne-Prone Skin – 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder + 1 tablespoon of chickpea powder + 1 tablespoon of lemon juice + a touch of water

For Oily Skin Types – ½ teaspoon of turmeric powder + 1 tablespoon of gram flour + a touch of water

Moisturizing Cream – ½ teaspoon of turmeric powder + 1 tablespoon of rose water + 1 tablespoon of fresh cream

Toner – ⅓ teaspoon of turmeric powder + 1 egg white + 1 tablespoon of oats

Society of Children’s Writers & Illustrators


Summer Children’s Book Conference  June 2nd and 3rd 2018

Held at Hyatt in New Brunswick, New Jersey


Remembering On Memorial Day


Remember those who served before.
Remember those who are no more.
Remember those who serve today.
Remember them as we eat and play.
Remember our protectors-
who are not home today?
Remember them all on Memorial Day.

Mercer County Artist 2018

 Mercer County Artists 2018

received the Mercer County Purchase Award in recognition of excellence in the artwork “White Dress” collection of Mercer County Division of Culture & Heritage



Current Art Exhibits


National Society of Painters and Casein and Acrylic, Inc.
64th Annual Exhibition
June 18 through July 6, 2018
Presentation of Awards Friday, July 6 between 6-7 P.M.
Located at The Salmagundi Club
47 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10003

The Gallery at Mercer County Community College
Old Trenton Rd – West Windsor NJ
May 21 – July 9  /  reception/awards May 23
Mercer County Artists 2018 

To View Work Go To

Healthy Breakfast

food and drinks



  •  3 Avocado
  •  6 large whole egg
  •  6 slice Uncured Turkey Bacon


1Cut the first avocado in half and scoop out the seed. Scoop out some of the avocado to create room for the eggs. Repeat these steps for the remaining two avocados.
2Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
3Place the avocado halves on a muffin tin and crack 1 egg in each avocado.
4Bake for 14 to 16 minutes, or until the eggs are cooked to your liking.
5Top with cooked, uncured turkey bacon — one strip per avocado half.

Happy Mothers Day

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6 Basic Concepts on Light


Artists refer to six basic concepts on the behavior of light. They are highlight, direct light, reflected light, shadow, core shadow and cast shadow.

Highlight refers to the bright reflection how light directly hits the form. The highlight may be at the crest of the surface in direct light if the surface is irregular.

The shadow area is all area not in direct light. Part of the shadow area is illuminated by reflected light. Another part of the shadow area is the core shadow.

Core shadow is the darkest dark on the form. The core shadow appears as a line or the plane parallel to the light source, benefiting from neither direct light nor reflected light.

Cast shadow is the shadowed area on adjacent surfaces where the direct light is blocked by the form. It is darker than the core shadow. Its edges are clearly delineated where it is closest to the form and softer as it stretches away from the form. The shadow is darkest where it is closest to the form.


anti-inflammatory spices and food

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Matcha (green tea latte)

Salmon (omega 3 fatty acids)

Olive Oil



Collard Greens

Shiitake Mushrooms

 Sauerkraut (vitamin A & C)


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