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Crazy Horse Memorial: Respected Tourist Attraction or Rip Off?
I wasn’t sure what to expect from the Crazy Horse Memorial. A woman had told us it was more of a tourist trap. “Why pay for something you can see from the road?” she said. “That family is ripping people off.” It’s true, you can see the memorial from the road, but I had no idea why the family raised the hackles on the back of her neck.
Everyone else told us we had to see it. So, we paid the price of admission, $22 for both of us and only $28.00 for a car with more than two people. Those prices seemed reasonable to me.
Had we only viewed the sculpture from the road, we would have missed learning about the man behind the sculpture, how the memorial came about, and of course the American Indian artifacts and the arts…
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Los Angeles-based photographer Maggie West likes to experiment with lightnings in order to create surreal and captivating atmospheres.
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Did you know that having an injury, having surgery, being female, or being overweight can make you more susceptible to developing chronic pain, and this kind of pain is more common in mid-life and older adults?
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I didn’t know parts of Australia looked like these beautiful scenes.
Graham Gercken is an award winning Australian landscape painting artist who was born in 1960. He is a self-taught artist who loves to paint with oil paint.
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Reports of light in the middle of the night called airglow or nocturnal sun— by which one could read— date back to the time of the Romans and have mystified scientists for centuries. Now Canadian scientists1 think they have the answer.
The oxygen we breathe is a molecule of two oxygen atoms. Beyond 60 miles from earth’s surface, ultraviolet light from the sun separates the atoms during the day. Then at night when the sun is gone, the atoms reunite and in the process release energy in the form of light. I find this counterintuitive, but it’s standard chemistry. Normally, while the energy is visible as light only to scientific instruments, sometimes humans can see it, but why?
Think of air currents as waves in the ocean. In fact they are called zonal waves and are influenced by Earth’s rotation and severe weather on Earth’s surface. Usually waves…
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I’ve received emails from people whose copy of Captivate Audiences to Create Loyal Fans paperback has arrived already.
Judy Lussie included the #1 photo above. Her essay “The Branch of Life” is published in the book. Since the eBook became a #1 Amazon Bestseller, Lussie’s photo brings an extra big smile on my face.
If you missed the details about the paperback launch day, see the post on my other blog: click here.
The paperback is still at the launch day discounted price but will change soon. If you want to order Captivate Audiences to Create Loyal Fans, click here.
While you’re there, check out Judy Lussie’s recently published novella, Lake Biwa Wishes.
Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog
Filter words act like a veil between the reader and the character
by Kathy Steinemann on Anne R. Allen site:
This article provides a list of writing filters, with practical examples of how to replace them. You’ll also find exercises that can double as story prompts.
All words exist for a reason. Use them wisely to create engaging narrative.
Why the fuss?
Filter words form a barrier that distances readers from a story.
Bertie felt the warm sand between her toes as she walked.
Bertie’s experience is relayed secondhand. When word economy is critical, this approach works. However, wouldn’t you rather become so involved that you almost feel it yourself?
With a few tweaks, we can strengthen the sentence.
The sand trickled between Bertie’s toes, radiating warmth with every step she took.
Strong verbs, trickled and radiating, amplify the sensory impact.
Five senses? Six? Twelve?
Most people can name…
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Do you wonder why some people have all the clients they want and their business flourishes when you’re working hard, struggling to gain traction and not getting the results you want?
You already have what it takes to get more clients and success. You just need to put the foundational pieces together.
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This mini-course is from June 19th to June 23rd. And in those 5 days, you’re going to learn:
- The #1 secrete to cultivating confidence in your value
- How to call in your ideal client
- Where your ideal client hangs out and what solution they want
- The keys to eliminating lack and limitation so you can have more flow in your business
- How doing the opposite of what you’ve been told will allow you to become a client magnet
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