The Book of Eli was Written for You and Me… Thanks, Denzel Washington!

Written and Protected – At All Costs

The Book of Eli - Protecting a Well Written DocumentThere are some things in this life worth protecting with your very life.  This concept is outlined very well in the action packed screen play, The Book of Eli.  Our dear protagonist, played by Denzel Washington, spends the majority of this film fighting to protect a well written document.  With his life, he guards against all sorts of mischievous miscreants.  This is a must-see film whose popularity will span across generations, I’m sure.

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Ancient Text The Epic of Gilgamesh is Surprisingly Scandalous & Sordid

An Ancient Text with a Jerry Springer Style Plot

An ancient text can help us better understand the history of the world.  Questions about how people lived, why they married and even basic things like what they ate can be explored.  One ancient society I can’t seem to study enough is Mesopotamia.  This interest has been piqued ever since I read The Epic of GilgameshThe Epic of Gilgamesh is an ancient Sumerian text that helps capture the story of the ancient land of Mesopotamia.  More interesting, it is not just an ancient text, it is also a literary work of prose style poetry.  Filled with twists and turns about the human experience, I must say I was stopped in my tracks to realize the theme of prostitution runs deeply in this epic tale.

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Writing eBooks & Kindle Worlds: Glamorous, Enticing & oh, so Hollywood

Fan Fiction, I love you XOXO –Gossip Girl

Have you ever wondered what Gossip Girl would have said if Chuck and Blaire’s on-again-off-again relationship went down in flames with a disastrous wedding-day rather than the much expected happily-ever-afteCharlene Rossell Enterprising - Fan Fiction - Gossip Girlr? When you write a book— your own fan fiction ebook for Amazon Kindle Worlds, that is—you can make anything happen. That’s right, writing ebooks for Kindle Worlds is a great way to get published.  And it pays 20-35% of the revenue to the fan fiction writer. Amazon has obtained the rights to three hit shows with more to come. Gossip Girl, The Vampire Diaries and Pretty Little Liars provide provocative characters to work with when you’re looking into options for getting published.  So let your imagination wander. Continue reading

Illiteracy in Alameda County… (Quiet as It’s Kept)

Illiteracy as a State of Being

Burdened by illiteracy, an elderly man enters a primary school because he was denied a basic education as a child in the movie called The First Grader.  Now, in his late years, he receives a letter in the mail and all he wants is to be able to read it. He holds it in his hands but all he can do is look blankly down on the rows of letters.  It does not seem that he wants very much; just to read a simple letter.  And yet, the unsettling truth is that many people live their lives engulfed by illiteracy.

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