Long Story Short June Newsletter

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Long Story Short Newsletter
Have a Great Summer & Independence Day!
June 2012, Issue 107
Welcome! We’ve been chosen for Writers Digest’s 101 Best Sites for Writers for the 9th year in a row – thanks so much for voting for us!

LINDA BARNETT-JOHNSON – Hello reading and writing friends. Take some time during the month of June to look around you and write! The beauty of early summer should inspire you to put fingers to keyboard or pen to paper and make a permanent memory of our lovely days.

DENISE CASSINO – Whoopee! Summer’s here! I always feel grateful when the lime green aspen leaves appear and fill out my world. Flowers abound and welcome rain showers us with much needed drinks of water. My favorite season, I must say and I’m inspired every year. Have a wonderful summer and for all you fathers, have a great Father’s Day with your families.

AMY PACINI – I recently came back from a wonderfully relaxing vacation to West Virginia and Western New York. It was great to get away and spend some quality time with family and friends across the miles. The weather was absolutely beautiful with tepid temperatures in the mid-80s serenely surrounded by radiant rays of warm sunshine, azure skies, blooming spring flowers, flourishing foliage and trees, rolling green hills and dense woodlands. June is a busy month as the school year comes to an educational close. Students will graduate from high school and college where they will receive their hard earned diplomas and academic degrees. Children excitedly head off for summer camps, family vacations, and fun-filled outdoor adventures. As we celebrate Father’s Day, may we pleasantly recall all of the treasured memories and touching moments we have personally shared with our fathers. Daughters enjoy sitting down at the family dinner table exchanging jocular banter, discussing current events, and debating hot topics. Fathers teach daughters self confidence and courage, how to stand up for themselves, ride a bicycle, pitch a tent and change a tire. They objectively offer suggestions on flowers and gifts for their mothers, watch funny films and television shows, happily walk them down the aisle and dance together at their wedding. Fathers lend a helping hand to their sons with building airplanes and go karts, science projects and mathematical equations. They competitively play chess and poker, coach and positively motivate them on the sports field, teach them to drive a car, inspire and guide them with life lessons and advice on education, careers, and finance, dating, marriage and fatherhood. Fathers share smiles and laughter, tears and disappointments, triumphant high fives and proud pats on the back, comfortingly give big bear hugs and strong sobbing shoulders. They proudly share in our happiness and success, encourage and empathize with our sorrows and struggles, protect and care for us through trials and turmoil. They are instinctive advisors who generously offer golden nuggets of wisdom and counsel, abundant knowledge and experience. Fathers are remarkable men of unwavering strength, integrity and character. Wishing all fathers a Happy Father’s Day blessed with joyful hearts and loving families.

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Long Story Short May Newsletter

Hi Writing Friends! Long Story Short Newsletter

Happy Mother’s Day!

May, 2011 – Issue 95

Editors Corner
Linda Barnett-Johnson
– Dear reading and writing friends. I would like to send my prayers and condolences to all those that were affected by the floods, storms, and tornadoes. Wow! It has been a scary time. Please know that I think of you and hope that you are all right. You will continue to be in my prayers for recovery and faith.

Denise Cassino – We’re finally getting winter in Colorado! Snow most days for the last week and a half- but I’m not complaining – it’s bringing much needed moisture. Our little candytufts are poking their lacy heads skyward and the anemones are proudly displaying their lavender petals – spring must be near! Happy Mother’s Day everybody!

Amy S. Pacini – May is a beautiful month to recognize and honor all the wonderful women in our lives as we celebrate Mother’s Day. Mothers are natural caregivers who gently guide us and patiently perform selfless acts of love, kindness, and compassion. They generously offer a helping hand, comforting shoulder, listening ear, warm hug, and beaming smile to everyone around them. Whether they are near or far, show your love and appreciation for your mother with a phone call, surprise visit, special dinner, flower bouquet or a heartfelt card. In remembrance of mothers who are no longer with us, we honor their cherished memories and beloved spirits which shall always dwell in our hearts. Let us also reverently pay homage to our U.S. soldiers on Memorial Day who died serving our country.

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Have You Tried Everything to Relieve Your Pain . . . but You’re Still Hurting?

Retrain Your Brain to Stop Pain!

A New Approach to Curing Chronic Headaches

The new approach of one Littleton based physical therapist may provide the answer for those of you suffering from chronic headaches. Physical therapist Scott Musgrave performs specialized treatments that focus upon balancing your nervous system and restoring harmony between your body and brain. Many factors have been identified that can cause headaches including poor posture, […]

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New Therapy uses Reflexes to Rapidly Relieve Pain

New therapy uses reflexes to rapidly relieve pain without medications. For folks who have tried traditional pain therapies without results, there may be hope in the form of a new treatment approach, called Primal Reflex Release Technique. The body often reacts reflexively to stress, trauma and pain creating patterns of protection. These persistent protective patterns […]

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Peak Performance for Your Golf Game

Can you hear the faint but unmistakable calling of your golf clubs from the closet? Are your dreams turning to long, straight drives on a sun-laden fairway? Spring is just around the corner, and many die-hard golfers are itching at their tees to get out on the course this season. Strolling through a local golf […]Read the entire article »

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Are You Suffering From Pain? Do You Feel Like You’ve Tried EVERYTHING To Find Relief? Are You Experiencing Anxiety, Depression Or A Sense Of Helplessness And/Or Hopelessness Due To Your Pain? Are You Tired Of Risking The Potentially Dangerous Side Effects Of Taking Pills To Mask Your Chronic Pain? Are You Ready To Take Action For Yourself? If you are suffering from pain and are ready to take action to make a change, then you are definitely in the RIGHT PLACE. Hi, I’m Scott Musgrave. I’ve been on the front lines in the war against pain for over a decade, and through my broad experiences and expertise, I’ve been able to create a treatment process that continues to produce results BEYOND MY WILDEST EXPECTATIONS! There IS An Alternative To Taking Pills And Dealing With The Pain. It’s called: REFLEXERCISE(TM) Reflexercise(TM) is a tool that is Simple to Apply (anyone can do it), and is very Powerful in its Effectiveness in Treating Pain. Are you ready to start taking back control of your life?

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Long Story Short January 2011 Newsletter

Long Story Short Newsletter
January 2011
Issue 90 

Editors’ Corner 

Linda Barnett-Johnson – Linda lost her beloved sister to a sudden health event and is trying to adjust. Keep her in your prayers.

Denise Cassino – Happy New Year! I love when the year rolls over and we all start fresh! It even seems to look different outside, all bright and shiny. Each day grows a minute longer and spring seems just around the corner. Have a great writing year!

Amy S. Pacini – Over the Christmas holidays, I enjoyed a fun and relaxing vacation with family and friends in the snow belt of Western New York. Now, I am back in sunny Florida and ready to begin a brand new year in 2011. The new year is a time for refreshing resolutions, renewed hope, overflowing joy, and universal peace. It is a time to transform trials into triumphs, stumbling blocks into stepping stones, confusion into clarity, and incredible ideas into ingenious innovation. It is a time for discovering new opportunities, setting achievable goals, striving toward spectacular success, and daring to live our dazzling dreams. As we enter 2011, let us enthusiastically emerge forth with perceptive purpose, creative courage, and artistic ardor. I look forward to receiving a creative cascade of inspiring poetry from our worldwide writers this year. Wishing you all a happy, healthy and prosperous new year!

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Ask Grizzly Gus

Dear Grizzly Gus:
I'm hoping you can settle an argument. While I'll admit I've gotten most of my ideas for my stories from my companion, I'm the one who has had to do all the writing, typing, proofreading, and mailing to publishers. Now when I'm starting to get published, my poodle Snookums is demanding I list her as co-author on these works. We got into a heated argument and now she's not talking. I want to be fair, but don't you think she's crazy believing she's entitled to half the rights to these stories?
Signed: Deborah 'being dogged,' in Denver, CO.

Dear Deborah:
Even if Snookums isn't entitled to half the rights to these stories, you need to recognize her as a contributor and I do believe she's entitled to some compensation - you might 'throw-her-a- few-bones,' as the saying goes. I seriously doubt she'd take you to court though she might chew up a pair of your shoes.
As to you poodle's noodle - the latest school of thought is that dogs do share the same personality traits as their owners. My pooch for example is an underachiever, only wanting to be fed and have their belly rubbed, just like me. Based on your letter I'd say you should get your crazy canine to a mental health center as soon as possible and be sure and sit in on all the sessions yourself.
Signed: Grizzly 'dog-gone' Gus.

Book Review

This month we review Paul Wagner's new murder mystery, Always a Cop -the story of three retired cops who just can't give up the badge.

Bestseller Launches

On April 22, Denise will launch Intensive Care for the Nurturer's Soul by Hueina Su - drop by and purchase a book - you'll receive scores of additional bonus gifts when you do! http://nurturerssoullaunch.homestead.com/bookpromo.html

Other Stuff:

We're accepting submissions - please submit! CHECK IT OUT: Denise Cassino & Dr. Anna Maria Prezio have created a 9-part audio series, Your #1 Bestseller to teach you how to do your own Amazon Bestseller campaign. My Bestseller Launch Visit the Spirit of the Season Catalog www.spiritoftheseasoncatalog.com Unusual Gifts that will be remembered. Still time to put your books/products in the catalog for the next quarter. Contact Denise. LSS offers membership in our Writers' Lodge where you can have a personal webpage to promote your work, including your bio, photo, comments, published work links and much more - check it out. ADVERTISE IN OUR NEWSLETTER! $25 for 2 issues or $55 for 5 issues!