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The Movie EPIC Opens Soon: Win Free Passes from @MizMeliz

Sign up to see a FREE Screening THIS SATURDAY at 10 AM in Burbank, just email MizBizEvents@Gmail.com for details.


What is Epic? EPIC is a 3D CG adventure comedy that reveals a fantastical world unlike any other. From the creators of ICE AGE and RIO, EPIC tells the story of an ongoing battle between the forces of good, who keep the natural world alive, and the forces of evil, who wish to destroy it. When a teenage girl finds herself magically transported into this secret universe, she teams up with an elite band of warriors and a crew of comical, larger-than-life figures, to save their world…and ours.

I have a special offer for you to see a screening on behalf of 20th Century Fox and their upcoming 3D animated feature EPIC. You can attend a special family screening of the movie on Saturday May, 18th.

If you would like to attend the special family screening of EPIC on May 18th at 10 AM in Burbank, leave a comment telling me what is your favorite animated film and send me an email to mizbizevents@gmail.com letting me know how many passes you need for your family.  I will send a reply email with all the details to qualified winners.  I will need the exact names of all attendees prior to the date of the screening by WEDNESDAY, MAY 15th.

Check it out!

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6Nwdpa5PcU
Website: http://www.epicthemovie.com/

Note:  You must live in the local area and provide your own transportation to the theater.  These passes do not guarantee admission to the film.  It is important to show up 45 minutes before the start of the screening to ensure VIP seating.  Space is limited.  I will post a message when all passes have been given away.  Only the names of the limited eligible winners will be placed on the guest list.

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Book Review: Watershed Adventures of a Water Bottle by Jennifer Chambers @hikingalongkids

I loved the story of Scout, the little water bottle who takes an accidental adventure through the waterways of Washington D.C.

Image credit: picsfive / 123RF Stock Photo
Image credit: picsfive / 123RF Stock Photo

Author, Jennifer Chambers, takes us on a journey through the waterways and habitats of all the creatures Scout encountered along the community creeks and urban rivers in Washington D.C. all the way across the Atlantic Ocean to the shores of England. In a simple yet well told story, we are shown a new perspective about the ways in which animal life is threatened by the act of throwing away a non-biodegradable object in the “wrong” place. Readers are introduced to wildlife indigenous to the East Coast of the United States who personify the need for thoughtful respect of nature.

book cover high resolution

The protective Blue Heron mamma warns, “The Earth is not an ashtray,” as she explains how cigarette butts and other garbage humans throw away can be hazardous and potentially lethal to her young.  Watershed Adventures of a Water Bottle serves as an educational accompaniment to Earth Day lesson plans and other presentations about protecting the environment. Jennifer Chambers adeptly brings the lesson to life for her middle school science classes with this story. The book subtly offers suggestions and tips on recycling and cleaning up the environment while gracefully explaining the reasons behind them. These are lessons everyone can learn and should be applied to our own lives to preserve the environment and protect the wildlife that live in our own waterways.

Jennifer Chamber’s book Watershed Adventures of a Water Bottle brings the animals and their individual stories to life in a way that even younger children can understand. Endearing and adventurous, Scout is swept up in the mouth of danger, yet is saved by a little girl. We can all do our part to be watershed heroes in our home towns, saving the “Scouts” in our life, just by making sure they go to the right place.

Buy the book HERE

Read Jennifer Chambers’ Blog

Learn more about Jennifer Chambers

Win a copy of the book from the author.  How to win:  List in the comments three items that can be placed in your recycling cart that will help to save our environment. Each answer will qualify for one entry in a traditional drawing.  All entries will be placed in a hat and a winner will be drawn by an innocent fun-loving child.  I will notify the winner and they will get an email from the author with instructions on how to receive a free copy of the book.  An additional entry will be added to the drawing if you can tell me the name of a river or creek in your local watershed area.

Useful Resources:

Recycling Instructions

The River Project


Disclaimers:  I received a copy of the book for free and I liked it.  This review is unpaid and entirely my opinion of the book after reading it. I will conduct a random drawing around May 31st and the winner will be notified by email.  

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What Do You Want? “Playing for Keeps” Movie

#mizmeliz giveaway passes for screening in Los Angeles via http://mizmeliz.com @mizmeliz

Gerard Butler, Jessica Biel, Uma Thurman, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Dennis Quaid star in “Playing For Keeps,” a romantic comedy about a charming, down-on-his luck former soccer star (Butler) who returns home to put his life back together. Looking for a way to rebuild his relationship with his son, he gets roped into coaching the boy’s soccer team. But his attempts to finally become an “adult” are met with hilarious challenges from the attractive “soccer moms” who pursue him at every turn.

Playing For Keeps” is directed by Gabriele Muccino, the director of “The Pursuit of Happynesss.”

This sounds like a great flick!  Maybe a Date Night or Girl’s Night Out Movie.  I can’t wait to see it!  AND I want to offer you a chance to see an advance screening!

Join me at a special advance screening of Film District’s new movie, PLAYING FOR KEEPS  in Los Angeles on Thursday, December 6th.   The screening will take place at AMC Century City at 7:30 PM.

Here is how it works:  the first ten people who reply in the comments with the correct answer to my Miz Meliz Movie Question will get the code to access the free pass!

You should arrive by 7:00PM to redeem your screening passes.

The Miz Meliz Movie Question is:

What is a movie or TV series that Dennis Quaid is in? Put your  answer to the question in the comments. (That is it! It’s so easy! I know!)

Just respond in the comments with a correct answer and you are a winner!

I will send you a confirmation email with instructions on how to get your movie passes. Just be sure that before you answer, you can actually attend the screening. You must provide your own transportation. You must be available to go to the screening in Los Angeles, CA on December 6th and you and your guest must be able to arrive by 7:00 PM.

Good luck!  I can’t wait to review this movie and get your reactions to it!

Even if you can’t see the movie on the 6th, let me know what you think of the film if you see it.  I can’t wait to hear from you!

Tell me, what do you want?

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Movie Review – The Sessions

The Sessions is a movie with a sweet story based on the life of Mark O’Brien and his experiences.  It’s not a first date movie.  See it with a friend or your hubby.  It’s a great conversation starter!  Not so much dinner conversation though!

The movie stars William H. Macy, John Hawkes and Helen Hunt.  It was written and directed by Ben Lewin and was a winner at the Sundance Film Festival.  The Sessions was based on an article written by Mark O’Brien called, “Seeking a Sex Surrogate.”  Having been paralyzed as a child with Polio, he was in a unique situation and he went to extreme measures to experience one of life’s most mystifying pleasures.

The screenplay was well written and I found this poignant story touching and gracefully portrayed.  However well acted and directed, some of the scenarios were a little unrealistic and confusing.  I enjoyed each of the characters and loved all the little nuances  that came through the acting building upon each other until the final realization that it was the reciprocation of true love that Mark was seeking.  True love complete with a burning desire may have been what was missing from his life when he sought after sexual satisfaction.


Be prepared to see a lot of Helen Hunt in this movie.  (Literally.) Also, set any religious predispositions aside.  Body issues and religious convictions are covered in this film.  This story reminded me of how all people need physical love, even babies when they are sick have a higher rate of recovery when they are held.  Go hug someone, it will be good for both of you!

Cinéphile Miz Meliz Rating

Category: Chick Flick

Cinematography: B+

Acting: A

Music/Score: B

Directing: A

Oscar Nod? Quite Possible!

Date Worthy? Yes, but not a first date!

DVD or Netflix Worthy? Definitely!

Note:  I saw this film at a pre-screening that was open to the public, I was not paid or compensated in any way to review this film, nor was I asked to review it.  My opinions are my own. The photo is used by permission and was sent to me for use on my blog to promote the opening of the film.

mizmeliz.com give-away pre-screening Los Angeles
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The Sessions

I have one set of movie passes left to give away – going, going, gone!

I am looking forward to seeing this new film from Fox Searchlight called THE SESSIONS starring John Hawkes and Helen Hunt coming in theaters on October 19th.

There is a Special Screening coming up for the film. And I have a prize for the first ten people who reply in the comments with the correct answer to my Miz Meliz Movie Question!

The Prize: You and a guest are invited to attend a special advance screening of The Sessions

Thursday, October 18th @ 7:30PM

The Landmark West

10850 West Pico at Westwood Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90064

You should arrive by 7:00PM to redeem your screening passes

Miz Meliz Note: Admission is not guaranteed and this is one of those times that being “stuck in L.A. traffic” is not an acceptable reason for being late. No “fashionably late” or “Filipino Time” takers on this one, please. I really don’t want to disappoint you! So plan to be there by 7:00 PM.

The Miz Meliz Movie Question is:

What is a movie that William H. Macy is in? Put your email address and the answer to the question in the comments. (That is it! It’s so easy! I know!)

The first ten people who respond in the comments with a correct answer AND their email address will win.

I will send you a confirmation email if you are the winner. Just be sure that before you answer, you can actually attend the screening. You must provide your own transportation. You must be available to go to the screening and you and your guest must arrive by 7:00 PM.

Good luck!


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Movie Review: Magic Mike

Cinéphile Miz Meliz Goes to Hollywood

I’m a movie buff (cinephile in French, cinefilo in Spanish) and I love going to the movies all the time, but in the summer, it’s almost required. Maybe it’s the cool dark theaters, the gigantic icy soft drinks, the block busters that open in the Summer months, I don’t know for sure. But I have been enjoying taking in a few flicks recently.

Warner Bros. and Rolling Stone L.A. hyping up Magic Mike

Last night I got to see a pre-screening of the film, Magic Mike. This is a much-anticipated film about male strippers set in Tampa, Florida. I’ve heard that it is loosely based on the background of the star of the film, actor Channing Tatum‘s life.

Magic Mike was written by Reid Carolin, actor, producer, director and screenwriter. He is also the co-founder of Constellation, a service (Facebook Ap) presenting live interactive events built around online streaming movies, where viewers can chat with each other and with special guests.
Check it out:

Reid Carolin, who also wrote the documentary, “Earth Made of Glass,”about Rwandan President Paul Kagame and France’s hidden role in the 1994 Rwandan Genocide, is President of Iron Horse Entertainment, the production company he started with Channing Tatum.

Oscar Award winner Steven Soderbergh, who is known for Traffic, Ocean’s Eleven and its sequels, directed Magic Mike. Although the movie was great as a fun summer flick to be enjoyed with a few girlfriends after happy hour or before going out bar hopping, it was not what I would expect from Soderbergh. If this film makes money, it will be solely because of the mass marketing taking place and the possibility of it becoming a ‘must have’ DVD for all the ladies who love Matthew McConaughey and/or Channing Tatum. In fact, I will be stocking up on said DVD to have on hand to be given as a bridal shower/bachelorette party gift for sure!

Cheers to Magic Mike and Dallas! There’s always room for one more dance!

There were some heavy topics and themes which emerged in the story-line of the film. Choosing one’s life direction and doing whatever it takes to make your dream come true is one of the major themes. Few people strive to be a stripper and to make their living with the dollar bills stuffed in their g-strings. But most everyone has a dream that they hope to achieve in life. We can all relate to the hope of living comfortably and doing meaningful work that we are passionate about. Magic Mike mentors “The Kid,” played by Alex Pettyfer.  Unfortunately for “The Kid,” whenever he gets close to success it eats him up. Drug addiction, extreme living, and the “lifestyle” of stripping, sex, and partying gets in the way of his dreams.

The Kid’s sister, Brooke, played by Cody Horn, copes with her struggles to make ends meet on her own, being supportive of her brother and standing by as he learns his life’s lessons while he repeats some mistakes along the way. It was an interesting twist on the story being that it is her little brother who turns to dancing and gets caught up in the dangerous night life. Of course, Magic Mike, who is talented and sexy beyond belief, is the one who travels the most on his journey and has the most to lose. Brooke is forced to practice some tough love on her brother while resisting her attraction to Mike as he works out his own issues.

Chef Holly and I as we get ready for the Ladies Night Happy Hour at Rolling Stone L.A.’s promo for Magic Mike.

Thanks to Warner Bros. for releasing this movie and for all the fun promotions that I enjoyed on my own vacation from reality this past week! What I want to know is, do all the movies at the AMC Theater in Century City open with live male strippers entertaining the audience? Because if so, it will be worth it to me to drive there for the rest of the summer!

Matthew McConaughey is known for showing off his hot bod in movies like Fool’s Gold and Surfer, Dude.

I would say that the best part of this movie by far was Matthew McConaughey’s performance as Dallas, the owner of Club Xquisite, the Tampa, Florida male strip club. It wasn’t his best acting performance and he played it pretty straight. He might have stolen the show just a bit! I love his acting in films like We are Marshall and The Lincoln Lawyer, but in this particular film all I want is to see him on the screen with his clothes off. It wouldn’t matter to me what he says! Now, if a man said that about a female actress I would most likely protest! I want to be clear that I appreciate Matthew McConaughey’s versatility and ability to share his many gifts. He has an amazing physique. He is a god!

My friend said this about McConaughey in Magic Mike, “It was so wrong, but it was so right. He has the perfect body and I love that it has some meat on it!”

I couldn’t agree more! I enjoyed all the eye candy and fun excerpts of dancing and showing off skin and muscles both on screen and at the pre-screening events. Ladies, it’s going to be one hot summer!

Miz Meliz goes to Hollywood for Magic Mike #mizmeliz http://mizmeliz.com
Miz Meliz goes to Hollywood for Magic Mike!


Cinéphile Miz Meliz Rating

Category: Chick Flick

Cinematography: C-

Acting: C

Music/Score: C

Directing: C

Oscar Nod? Not likely!

Date Worthy? Please, no!

DVD or Netflix Worthy? Definitely!

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Goldenberg’s 10 Rules of Spectacular Failure

If you want to learn how to succeed in business, you have many options. Read Richard Carlson’s Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff and you’ll learn “it’s all small stuff.” You can find pearls of wisdom for a successful working life in the daily musings of social media and new age guru Seth Godin. And if you want to give your confidence and career a jolt, try a cup of Jeffrey Gitomer’s tasty Sales Caffeine.
Sure, you’ve got innumerable options to learn how to succeed in your professional life. But is anyone teaching you how to be a spectacular failure? I don’t think so.Failure has become a lost art. Why, if it weren’t for Congress’ fine example, we might have not even have a role model for abject failure.But it doesn’t have to be that way. I can teach you how to be a successful failure. If you follow my 10 Rules of Spectacular Failure, I can practically guarantee you’ll end up unsuccessful, disappointed and lonely. And if you never bathe, you’ll smell bad, too.

So, if a lack of success and accomplishment sounds like a good career move to you, read on. Discover how the secrets of showing up late, banal thinking and lack of courage can lead to your utter downfall.

Goldenberg’s 10 Rules of Spectacular Failure

1.   Give up.

Abe Lincoln Logs

It was recently discovered Abe Lincoln was born in a log cabin made entirely of Lincoln Logs

This is the easiest Rule to master. There’s so little to do. Just give up. No matter how easy or hard the challenge, you just need a “That’s it, I quit” attitude. It may help to remember the motto of those who never made it to the top: “When the going gets tough, get the hell out of there fast!”

Abe Lincoln was a successful failure in the early part of his life. In his youth, he went to war as a captain and returned as a private. He failed as a businessman twice and lost eight elections. Eight elections! But he refused to give up. And look where it got him.

2.  Listen to others.

This one’s a little tricky. When others tell you you’ll never succeed, you may hear a voice inside your head that says, “Go on. Give it a shot. What have we got to lose?” Ignore the voice or you’ll end up like Walter Elias Disney, a newspaperman from Chicago.

Walt Disney and the Seven Dwarfs

In his autobiography, Disney revealed the Seven dwarfs were all drug addicts. Happy, Dopey, Sleepy, Sneezy, Bashful and Grumpy. Doc was the dealer.

Walt Disney was fired as a newspaper editor because he was told he “lacked imagination and had no good ideas.” Now he could have thought to himself, “They must be right. What was I thinking? Maybe I am a little Goofy.”

But he refused to believe his ideas were “Mickey Mouse.”  The rest of his life he went from one job to another, in movies, then in TV, and eventually he ended up in a theme park. What a life!

3.  Believe you can’t.

If you want to be a successful failure, you’re going to have to ignore any signs of self-confidence. Cover over any potential you have with self-doubt, negativity and denial.

I’m warning you, if you don’t follow my advice, you could end up like little Albert from Ulm, Germany. Albert didn’t speak until he was four and he couldn’t read until he was seven. People who knew him thought he was handicapped, slow and would never amount to anything.

Albert Einstein

When the world’s greatest scientists couldn’t understand Einstein’s Theory of Relativity, he reportedly stuck out his tongue out and said, “Na na na boo boo!”

No wonder he was expelled from one school and refused admittance to another. He should have realized he was the definitive under-achiever. But Albert Einstein let his confidence get the best of him, relatively speaking. In the latter part of his life, Einstein was forced to make a living the only way he knew how, by posing for posters with his tongue stuck out.

4. Be afraid of failing.

Here’s a surefire way to become a failure. Just be afraid to fail. Let the challenge scare you so much, you give up and give in. Ignore the advice of media and motivational guru Seth Godin who said, “Failure isn’t fatal. You’ve got to fail to succeed.”

Henry Ford was a spectacular failure for much of his life. At 15, he dropped out of school and became a farmer. He failed at that and became a mechanic. He failed at that and started repairing clocks and watches.

He failed at that and went back to farming. Even when he tried to invent a “horseless carriage,” he failed time

Henry Ford drives an early car

Henry Ford drove a Model T in his first automobile ride, but was unable to reach his destination because Motel 6 hadn’t been invented yet

and again, at one point losing all his investors’ money without producing a car.

But Henry Ford was never afraid to fail. After all, he had so much practice. He eventually produced a workable car, the Models T & A, and an assembly line system that revolutionized manufacturing. See? His life went nowhere.

5. Don’t be curious

Studies have shown that successful people seem to be curious about the world around them. They ask a lot of questions and explore everything. They love learning and live in a state of wonder, surprise and delight

Conversely, many people who fail are not that interested in discovering or exploring all the world has to offer. So avoid exposure to new people, places and things, and find nothing that inspires you, and with any luck at all you’ll fall flat on your face and never be heard from again. Steven Spielberg was an inquisitive child. I’m not exactly sure what he did with his life, but I know he spends a lot of time in movies and apparently “phoning home.”

STAN: He must have changed his meds.
HARRIETT: What are you talking about?
STAN: Golberg. Goldenberg. Whatever you call him. The hack who writes this blog. Dr. Suess must have upped his medication.
HARRIETT: Dr. Suess?
STAN: Dr. Suess. Dr. Scholls. Dr. Pepper. Who knows what quack Goldberg is seeing now?
HARRIETT: I don’t see what you’re complaining about. I think today’s blog is very well written.
STAN: That’s just it, Harriett. I like the old Goldenberg. Oops, sorry, I got his name right. He was all over the place. You couldn’t follow his ADHD-addled brain from one paragraph to the next if you were Scotland Yard.
HARRIETT: So you liked it better when he was hard to follow, disjointed and all of the place?
STAN: Sure, it was part of my master plan. I figured eventually his so called brilliant Readers would kick his a** outta here and they’d ask me write the blog.
HARRIETT: You? (HARRIETT DIDN’T WANT TO BE MEAN, BUT SHE COULDN’T HOLD BACK A LAUGH.) Was there any more to your master plan?
STAN: Well, I thought maybe, if I were writing this blog, you’d fall in love with me, marry me and we’d settle down and have a baby.
HARRIETT: But Stan, how many times do I have to tell you? You’re not real! You’re just some character in Jack’s head. You’re imaginary!
STAN: So, then we could have an imaginary baby.
HARRIETT: And how would you propose we do that?
STAN: I don’t know. I guess we could start with imaginary sex.
HARRIETT: Hmmm. Imaginary sex? I think I like that idea. You mind if we go someplace where the Readers can’t see us?
STAN: Sure.


STAN: Harriett, I think this is the start of a beautiful relationship.
HARRIETT: Don’t push it, Stan. I just goin’ for the sex.


Where was I? Oh, I remember.

6. Be too old to succeed.

If you’re 50 or above, why not just admit your productive working days are over. They’re kaput. Finito! Stick a fork in you, you’re done! Use your time to complain about those young whippersnappers who have texted your career into oblivion and get in line early for the 4 p.m. blue plate special.

Something went terribly wrong the first time Col. Sanders tried to invent KFC and instead he created White Castle

Of course, that’s not what Harland Sanders did and for a most of his life, he was anything but a success. He tried his hand at numerous careers including steamboat pilot, streetcar conductor, farmer, service station operator and insurance salesman.

At the age of 40, Sanders cooked chicken dishes for people who stopped at his little service station in Corbin, Kentucky. Fifteen years later, that business failed too when Interstate 95 rerouted traffic.

Did Harland Sanders give up? Was he too old to succeed? Nope, at age 64, he took his secret recipe for “finger-lickin’ chicken” and, with a $105 check he had from Social Security, he started selling franchises in Kentucky Fried Chicken.

As it turned out, Colonel Harland Sanders didn’t just have a bucket list of things he wanted to accomplish, he had a bucket filled with chicken. Hold the gravy!

7. Don’t stretch your limits.

Why challenge yourself? If you want to fail, just accept the hand nature has dealt you. If you continually challenge yourself, you’re liable to succeed in spite of yourself. The world is full of successful people who refused to follow this sage advice.

Michael Jordan

Although Michael Jordan gave up Knock Hockey to become one of the greatest basketball players of all time

Michael Jordan was cut from his high school basketball team because of a lack of athletic talent. Comedienne Lucile Ball was dismissed from drama school because she was “too shy to put her best foot forward.”

And then there was Thomas Edison. A teacher told him he was “too stupid to learn anything.” He advised Edison to “take up a simple profession that wouldn’t tax his limited abilities.”

If Edison had refused to stretch his limits, we’d all be sitting here texting by candlelight and playing Angry Birds in the dark.

8. Let a disability hold you back.

Nobody’s perfect, but many people suffer from severe disabilities that should, for all intents and purposes, threaten their ability to succeed. If you’ve got a physical or mental illness, no one would blame you for  giving in and giving up.

Throughout history, many people who’ve failed at failing refused to let their disability hold them back from what they wanted to accomplish. Alexander Graham Bell had a learning disability, Cher has dyslexia, President Franklin Roosevelt had polio and Ludwig Van Beethoven was deaf in the latter part of his life.

9.  Be the problem. Not the solution.

A lot of people have mastered this Rule. You probably work with some of them. You know the type. They bitch and complain all day long, but never offer up a suggested solution. What a perfect way to fail.

Senator Robert Kennedy inspired generations of Americans when he re-quoted George Bernard Shaw’s line, “Some men see things as they are and say why? I dream things that never were and say, why not?

If you want to fail and see others fail around you, identify the problem, complain out it, then do absolutely nothing to solve it.

10.  Oh, Damn! I’ve failed to come up with the 10th Rule of Spectacular Failure.

What can I say? Sure, I wanted to come up with 10 Rules of Spectacular Failure, but I just gave up. Anyway, it’s not my fault, it’s somebody else’s. It was too hard, too difficult and I just didn’t think I had what it takes to get the job done. Besides some people told me I’d never come up with Rule #10. Guess I proved them right. At least I’m successful at something.

Miz Melizsays:

February 29, 2012 at 12:12 pm

Dear Jack,  I loved this! I think you are a nut and that makes me love you more! You know you have reached Rock Star status when these things start getting passed around at work! I got it in my email at work today. Someone had edited out the Stan and Harriett bit and sent it to everyone in their email contact list that is working on a fundraising project together. Lighthearted and inspirational!! Brilliant! I asked if I could re-post it on my blog. The sender did not know the original source. . . so I Googled “Goldenberg’s 10″ and I am so happy I did!!
Do you have any advice for a relatively new blogger looking for an audience? And . . . May I re-post your brilliant list on my blog athttp://mizmeliz.com ?

  • March 1, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    Miz, Thanks for your great comments. What higher compliment could I aspire to that to be deemed “a nut” joining the ranks of Jerry Lewis, The Marx Brothers and, of course, Fil Bert. I checked out your blog quickly, but will come back and take a more careful read. It’s looks like it’s very well done and yes, you ARE a writer. Also, I’ll come back and post a more detailed comment later. I really appreciate hearing that my blog was passed around your office even if they did cut out Stan and Harriett. TTYL Jack

  • Miz Melizsays:

    March 3, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    Hi Jack! I am glad you took my calling you a nut as a compliment as it was meant to be! I believe we are all nuts and it is the new normal. Some of us are tough nuts to crack and others are real nut jobs. . . but you are like Mr. Peanut, quite the gentleman! Thanks for looking at my blog, an honor for me, truly! I have made a few changes and I am gearing up for guests posts. I would like to include your 10 rules and seeing how it is being passed around anyway, I am sure it is okay. However, I will wait for the okay from you personally. I look forward to hearing from you soon, fondly, Meliz

  • March 3, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    Hey Miz,

    It would be an honor–see it works both ways–to have you run my 10 Rules of Spectacular Failure on your blog. And if you need to cut out Stan and Harriet since they may be taken out of context by some Readers (don’t know why), that’s OK. Stan has been threatening to not appear on my blog unless I pay him, so whether he comes back again or not is a mystery, even to me. I just hope Stan stays well and doesn’t get in a skiing accident, get amnesia and then forget who he is. Hey, it could happen! Jack


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Dear Friends,

Happy International Women’s Day!

My friend, Joy, asked me to participate in a collaboration of women writers for International Women’s Day. The result is this beautiful ebook which was produced in one week’s time. I am proud to be a part of it and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

With love,


Here is my gift to you in celebration of women . . .


Click to access ebook-cultivating-your-voice.pdf

(My contribution is on page 28)

To find out more about International Women’s Day and its origin, start here: