~ THE CHEAP DETECTIVE [Movie Review by Charlotte M. Liebel]


The Cheap Detective

The slapstick movie ‘The Cheap Detective’ and May the Farce Be With You.                   ~Charlotte M. Liebel Reviewer

The slapstick movie “The Cheap Detective” is entertaining with witty surprises. Always the delightful character, it stars Detective Colombo, none other than Peter Falk. He  plays the lead and lisps like Humphrey Bogart. The girls are after him, their husbands are dying, and baubles are stolen. The men are assaulted or murdered. Some die standing. The story is happening in France and Germans are in the pub singing as in Casablanca. The women fall or fake love for him and everyone but Colombo carries a gun. The ending sees the German enemy shot in the middle of his forehead and dies on the spot. Girls that were traded for favors get away, show up or walk away. Colombo gets three of the ladies and they drive away in a limo drinking Champagne. And so I say, May The Farce Be With You.

“San Francisco, 1940, detectives, dames, documents, Nazis, and a treasure.”

Director: Robert Moore Writer: Neil Simon Stars:Peter Falk, Ann-Margret, Eileen Brennan | See full cast and crew

PASSION: HOW WE LOVE DEFINES THE BURNING QUESTION by Charlotte M. Liebel


Friend ~ I hear your heart of passion almost every day.  As you speak bold words of God’s mind you express the passion you follow in Christianity. Most visible is your love for family values and background heritage. You express pride and love in your children. How we love defines the burning question: Passion.

 Your passion runs deep as you celebrate and visit Indian Nation events in other states with pride. You absorb books in many subjects by the dozens and are an example for family and others that books educate. You show how education is important for one’s mind and share what you learn in conversation. You can never be bored or boring.

Wildlife is another passion of yours in the protection and privacy you give to your bird residents. Because you shelter and nurture God’s creatures, you and your family receive pleasure, education, and blessings.

And your greatest recent accomplishment – juicing – is absolutely a passionate response to eating well, loss of weight, and lifestyle changes. Even your car experienced a passionate response from you over it’s total loss. These emotions are those that I can relate to and to which I can respond in kind.

Passion can not be simply defined. It may be more an expression of how we love rather than what we love.

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IN MY 20s ~ #WRITING JOB DESCRIPTIONS AT NEW ORLEANS NAVAL BASE IN ALGIERS ~ Closed After 110 Years! http://tinyurl.com/qcavgje


In my 20s ~ spent 3-years as Personnel Secretary at the Algiers Naval Station. Writer of position descriptions for all civilian positions on the Naval Base. Great experience! Charlotte
“After 110 years, Naval Support Activity’s Algiers base is closed” http://www.nola.com/military/index.ssf/2011/09/only_andrea_publishes.html

After 110 years, Naval Support Activity’s Algiers base is closed

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‘This closes a chapter in history, as far as New Orleans is concerned,’ retiring safety officer says…

Meet SuperRomance Author Linda Style


Inspiration comes from reading the works of successful novelists, romance writers, literary gurus, and often quoted writing workshop instructors.

I have been following advice from Linda Style, the author of 14-Plus novels for Harlequin Enterprises and the co-founder of  Bootcamp for Novelists Online.  Linda teaches novel writing and shares gems of wisdom on her Blog where she invites readers to comment.

It has been my experience to be entertained by Linda Style’s Harlequin SuperRomance novels ~ The Mistake She Made ~ The Promise He Made ~ and most current ~ A Soldier’s Secret.  She adds suspense and thrills of adventure to moments of sweet romance in touching encounters in her books.

More than romantic moments, Linda’s stories instruct me about drama, conflict, suspense, character, plot, and voice.  I continue to read and learn from her as a form of tutoring for me.

 

Charlotte M Liebel, Author ~ About Me!

ENGLISH WRITER STUDIES 10-LESSON COMPOSITION SERIES

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JOURNEY TO THE M.A. [MASTERS] DEGREE ~ Memoirs of College Studies
by Charlotte M. Liebel

INTRODUCTION

PART ONE – COLLEGE COURSES TO EXPLORE
History, Psychology, English

PART TWO – MARK TWAIN [7-Chapters]

  • INTRODUCTION ~ MARK TWAIN: HISTORIAN-PHILOSOPHER

PART THREE – EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY & LITERACY

  • Poetry: Gemini, My Dad, The Desire of My Heart, An Humble Man

PART FOUR  –   ADVANCED EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY

  • FAMILY LITERACY DEVELOPMENT
  • DESIGN FOR LEARNING STUDENTS
  • ACADEMIC LITERACY TUTORING

Introduction:  The goal of Family Literacy Development  is to educate and promote public awareness.

PART FIVE  –  ADVANCED EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY

  • EMOTIONAL & SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT IN EARLY CHILDHOOD
  1. Initiative Versus Guilt: Self-Development & Self-esteem in Early Childhood
  2. Children can handle critical psychological conflict during preschool years
  • EMOTIONAL AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT IN MIDDLE CHILDHOOD
  1. Family Influences in Middle Childhood
  2. Parents continue to be an influence in their child’s upbringing
  3. School-age children test their cognitive skills to negotiate
  4. Emotional Development in Middle Childhood
  5. School-age children understand internal signals and the apparent connection to their external surroundings and feelings

PART SIX  –  ENGLISH LITERACY FOR ADULTS IN COLLEGE

  • THE COMPOSITION WRITING SERIES: [10 Lessons]

English As A Second Language [Option]

Each of the Lessons is a teacher planning guide and outline for developing adult-level college English reading and writing literacy through composition writing.

Agenda – Travel Theme
Lesson  1    Travel to Africa – Introduction to Writing
Lesson  2    Travel to Spain – Higher Order Thinking Skills
Lesson  3    Exploring English Surnames – Critical Thinking
Lesson  4    Modes of Travel – Persuasive and Descriptive Writing
Lesson  5    Travel to the Ultimate Abyss – Mythical Writing
Lesson  6    Travel with the Story Teller – Biographical Writing
Lesson  7    Travel in Outer Space – Author Enrichment Talks
Lesson  8    Travel to New Orleans – Creating an Imagined Trip
Lesson  9    Visiting Alaska – Discovering the City of Anchorage
Lesson 10    World Travel – Landmarks, Maps, Ideas, Portfolio

PART SEVEN – SOCIAL FACTORS THEORY

  • ADVANCED PSYCHOLOGY OF EDUCATION

 Factors of performance are:

 Motivation
Interest
Incentives
Perceived need
Physical state
Social pressures
Competitive activities

PART EIGHT – STORY HIGHLIGHTS [5-Chapters]

SAMPLES ~ Essays, Reviews, Poetry, Business Public Relations

  • SHARLET THE LIBERAL LASS: Defy Male & Female Chores
  • A MOMENT IN TIME: Raising a Teenager
  • REVOLUTIONARY ROAD – Movie Review: Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet
  • Welcome to Mr. Frank’s Roofing – Consultant Services: Business Announcement
  • The power of Prayer is working!!!

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THE NORMAN ROCKWELL PAINTINGS-ART


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The Rockwell Gallery offers a various selection of Norman Rockwell Collectible Plates , Norman Rockwell Puzzles and Norman Rockwell Post Cards. The Rockwell Gallery specializes in hard to find Norman Rockwell Prints and Boy Scout Prints .
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Phenomenon vs. Phenomena


phenomenon – definition of phenomenon by the Free Online Link 

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/phenomenon

Usage Note:

Phenomenon ~ 

the only singular form of this noun

Phenomena ~

the usual plural.

Phenomenons may also be used as the plural in nonscientific writing when…

the meaning is “extraordinary things, occurrences, or persons”:

They were phenomenons in the history of music.

My Lost Mexico ~ James A. Michener


 

  MY LOST MEXICO

by James A. Michener © 1992

[FOLLOW-UP NOVEL]

[Recommended by Charlotte M. Liebel © 2011]


James A. Michener published his separate book-length guide to the novel MEXICO in the commentary: MY LOST MEXICO. In his own voice and pen, he teaches what I call: the Art of Writing. I am reading it for the first time. He says he wrote 10 Chapters of MEXICO with history & photos of his characters… became disillusioned, boxed it, and resurrected it 30 years later. Michener was born: February 3, 1907 – Died October 16, 1997 = 90 yrs of age.

I recommend the commentary book especially to writers for Michener’s significant expertise in creating a history about what he was about to write. He called it: MY LOST MEXICO. It was a significant book because he wrote it as a follow-up of the novel MEXICO telling everyone how he lived the novel. He devoted his book to the details about how he met and plotted every character, every town, and every family history. In it, he records meeting bull fighters and writes them into the book. He photographs scenes of people and places and includes descriptive details in the ultimate story. He establishes how his characters’ relationships developed in America and Mexico and how it came to be that their ancestors lived in territories he mentions in his original novel. This is a book I recommend to all writers. This is one-hundred percent worth the read whether or not one reads the fictional storybook.

It surprised me to find several new copies of this book available at Amazon.com for pennies. His fans aren’t interested in the development of his story … they only want to read the finished product. On the other hand, I am awed at the “journey” and the “author.” His studies about people, cultures, countries – were published in an anthology, as well.

Write Historical Novels


Read the book Writing Historical Fiction by Rhona Martin who is a winner of England’s Georgette Heyer Historical Novel Prize. She is well versed in this genre.

Historical Fiction is more than filling the pages of a novel with ideas and dialogue. It requires building a plot and developing language of the era for diverse characters. Without question,  the historical writer must create accurate descriptions of behaviors, dress, and special story interests.

In contrast to writing events by contemporary authors, entertainment includes actions that readers of historical fiction will expect to recognize.  As customs in small communities are rooted in farming, textiles, shipping, and modes of travel, a person’s adventures are defined by their culture and education.

Throughout:  the stories tell about hero and heroins of ancient lore who speak in dialects consistent with their countries and so will their visiting travelers from other lands.


Charlotte Liebel (c)2011

My Cat Left Home ~ by Charlotte Liebel


CATS ARE UNPREDICTABLE:  My Cat Left Home

By Charlotte Liebel ©  2011

My elderly aunt has a feral cat that hides behind the washer and dryer from everyone during the day. At night he jumps in bed and sleeps on the pillow next to her. Just loves her and trained himself.   “Cat” is his name and he is black with a cold, shiny, charcoal colored nose.

Perhaps you love cats as I do and hope that your feral cat might do the same…just up-and-become tame, one day. Cats are unpredictable… and independent…as you must know.

I loved my own cat and must tell you that I shall never forget her.  When I moved  with our family kitty, Minnie, it was fifty miles away from our old house.  She didn’t like the new neighborhood.

Minnie tried extremely hard to adjust to the front yard but a mean old stray cat had already claimed that territory.  The spacious backyard was not safe for her because Jimmy,  the family dog, enjoyed his treasured new freedom and was a rascal cat-chaser.

One day, Minnie disappeared. I looked everywhere for her but couldn’t find her anywhere.  Every day I hoped for her surprise return. It didn’t happen.  I had to give up looking after two weeks but in the back of my mind I was always thinking she would come home.  As the previous home was not yet sold, one month later I drove the distance to spend one day clearing the weeds that had grown.  It was summer.  Late in the afternoon,  I opened all the windows to let fresh air into the house.

In the living room, I opened the French windows and looked down into the bushes beneath the window sill. I couldn’t have been more shocked and devastated. There lay my Minnie’s coat … only that … for her essence had left our world.  She had followed the  sound of  trains along the tracks from our new home to find peace at her family home. Family pets need the love and protection that we don’t always understand.  But I can learn.