Bardot, Mastroianni, Duff and Confucius

A portrait of Confucius, by Tang Dynasty artist Wu Daozi (680–740).




What do Brigit Bardot, Hilary Duff, Marcello Mastroianni and Confucius have in common? They were all born on September 28. Confucius in 551 BC, Bardot  – 1934, Mastroianni in 1924 and Duff in 1987.

Dr. Oz show – Dollar store anti-aging secrets. Try pumpkin pie filling!

.On the Dr. Oz show today – Audrey Kunin, MD –  dermatologist presents anti-aging answers from the Dollar Store.



  • Epidermis – exfoliation.  Exfoliation mitt with pumpkin pie filling has a fruit acid – an alpha hydroxy acid acid. Massage a little into skin with mitt and let it sit for a few minutes.
  • Moisturizer with Vitamin C – with ascorbic acid.
  • Fat – lips that is.  Plumper for lips.  Tribehenine is the ingredient to look for.
  • Muscles – relaxant. For crow’s feet, try moistened Ginseng tea bags.

Anthologize. A new tool for bloggers?

ANTHOLOGIZE claims to “Use the power of WordPress to transform online content into an electronic book.” I haven’t tried it yet (Cannot be installed on blogs hosted at  – so that lets me out). But several of my blogging buddies have been looking for ways to make more income  from their blogs. If anyone tries this, let me know what you think.

Their steps


Easily pull content from blogs.


Drag & drop organization & layout.


Generate your book & publish in print & digital formats.

Central Coast Writers blogging Meetup in Carmel-by-sea.

Announcing a new Meetup for South Bay Writers!

What: Blogging for Writers: How to Promote Your Work, Build a Platform, and Make Money

When: Saturday, October 30, 2010 9:00 AM

Price: $25.00 per person   (CWC member early bird price)

Where: Sunset Center
San Carlos Street at Ninth Avenue
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921

Central Coast Writers Presents a Fall Workshop.

From their flyer –

Your Workshop Leader, Bill Belew, is a blogging consultant and member of CWC’s South Bay branch. Bill pays his sizeable Silicon Valley mortgage from the earnings of his eight blogs, each of which have gotten more than one-million views!

How to get a blog started
Why you should want to blog
What it takes to be a good blogger
What a good blog looks like
Powerful headline words
How to increase traffic to your blog
And much more!


CCW member Joyce Krieg says, “I took Bill’s workshop when he offered it in Sunnyvale, and I promise you he’s the real deal. It’s an excellent workshop packed with information and ideas that you can put to work right away. You don’t need to be a “techie” or have any advanced computer skills. If you have access to the Internet, you, too, can create a successful blog that people will actually want to read and that might make some money for you. Let Bill show you how.”

Early bird special on or before Oct. 10, 2010: $25 CWC members, $35 non-members benefit.

After Oct. 10: $35 CWC members, $45 non-members

Lunch Included

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This could be the last time. Shuttle Discovery

Shuttle Discovery’s Last Launch


Space shuttle Discovery is the oldest in NASA’s fleet, but will be the first to retire after one final spaceflight. NASA pulled out all the stops Sept. 20, 2010, when Discovery made its last trip to the launch pad for its final flight. The shuttle is due to launch Nov. 1, 2010.

Discovery made its way toward Launch Pad 39A on Sept. 20, 2010 during its final rollout ahead of a Nov. 1 launch. Blazing white xenon lights lit the path for the towering shuttle and its Apollo-era crawler transporter. The move took hours to cover less than 4 miles.

By the end of its career, space shuttle Discovery will have flown 39 space missions since its first flight in 1984. Over that time, countless dedicated engineers and technicians serviced the spacecraft.


for the full rollout.

NASA photo – three storms in the Atlantic on August 30!

This was taken on August 30,2010. Three storms out there. Yikes!

 Three Storms

Three Storms

The current Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite GOES-13 captured this image of Hurricane Danielle heading for the north Atlantic (top center), Hurricane Earl with a visible eye hitting the Leeward Islands (left bottom) and a developing tropical depression 8 (lower right) at 1:45 p.m. EDT on Aug. 30.

Image Credit: NASA/NOAA GOES Project