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How Much Do I Love Me? Let Me Count The Ways

HOW MUCH DO I LOVE ME? JUST LET ME COUNT THE WAYS Written By:   Kween Yakini  3/18/18     I like sipping on ginger honey tea I like meditating to center my chi No, I don’t like soda or colas I prefer a Salted Carmel Mocha Frappuccino Because I imagine that’s what I taste like Yeah you heard me right And my favorite colors are Red, Black & Green Summa Yawl know what I mean I like writing my name on a black board with Chalk I like summertime strolls along the boardwalk I like midnight moon gazing And my favorite ice cream is Rum and Raisin Some think that I’m spoiled Cause I like to rub down my skin with Shea Butter and Coconut oil I like playing in Video Arcades I like playing Checkers, Dominos and Spades Because I’m a jack of all trades And if you on my team then you’ve got it made I like fruits and veggies I like Manicures and Pedi’s And oh yeah, I like garlic bread and spaghetti But I make a homemade sauce Cause I cook like a Boss I don’t like Guns but I do love roses I like music slow I like music fast I like music that make me wanna back that Azz I low key like getting glammed I like the adrenaline I get after a Poetry Slam Yeah, I did that Because I know I can And two of my favorite foods Are Cornbread and Yams I love strolls through in the park And watching Old School Martial Arts Yeah and, I do my best thinking after dark So if you ask me again I’ll just have to say   How much do I love me? Well just let me count the ways!    

Kween Yakini

Kween Yakini

 

My Quote of the Night: Wind

Love is truly like the wind. You can't see it, yet you feel it against your skin as though you are constantly walking with a gentle breeze across your face. When a woman is in love... that's when stuff becomes completely amazing. She is never so fascinating. She gleams kaleidoscopic like diamonds under sunlight. Her smile, so childlike as though keeping a secret, could stop your heart. I saw a woman in love once and the only thing I could think of is how could any man wanna take that away from her. How could the man she loves ever risk losing sight of that.    

D.E. Eliot

D.E. Eliot

 

My Morning Dose (Hot For Teacher)

Yesterday I started a list of the things you wouldn't find on a school curriculum. They don't teach you how to love a woman, how to make her smile, how to keep her laughing even when she doesn't find you funny. They don't teach you how to scale back when you and that same woman just don't see eye to eye on a peaceful resolution. They don't teach you how to practice patience. They don't teach you how to walk away nor do they teach you that it isn't necessarily important to win every fight. They don't teach you how to know what's going on in someone else's mind. They don't teach you what to say to someone who's heart you broken. They don't have a book that explains how holding her hand can be immensely powerful. Nope, there isn't a study guide that gives you, in great detail, instructions on how to kiss her lips as though the world was ending. You see, I began to love you simply, desperately, without actually knowing how, despite proper training. And the more I loved you the more I began to understand that you, from day one, have taught me all I needed to know. I have become a straight A student, honor roll, on the dean's list, for you have taught me everything about love. You have been my greatest teacher. And for that... I am extremely thankful. XOXO  

D.E. Eliot

D.E. Eliot

 

My Quote of the Night

(These Things) to feel, to give, to take, to laugh crazily, to get lost absentmindedly, to be found, or to dance, to crave and to lust, to cry out profoundly, to kiss ever so softly is to be very unapologetically human. I'm hoping to change your perception, hoping to dissuade you of this constant delusion that you are not worthy of love. You do not have to change what you want or accept less from anyone anymore. Let those people who refuse to maintain love, envy you for finding and accepting someone that takes you exactly the way you are. Get swept off your feet on purpose.    

D.E. Eliot

D.E. Eliot

 

Chivalry Sun

Some acts are so innocently intimate that you can't help but to perform them with pride. For example... I relish the feeling of removing her coat and placing it across my arm. It feels as though I just unwrapped my greatest gift in front of the entire world. She shines brighter than the sun at that moment, her smile is indescribably priceless at that moment. And at the end of the date, when I go to place her coat back on, I sneak a forehead kiss to make this simple, effortless, painless act, a moment she will not easily forget. This is what makes chivalry fun. This is what makes love so important.     

D.E. Eliot

D.E. Eliot

 

10 Top Tips on How to Complete a Job Application Form

Why Do Employers Request an Application Form Instead of a Resume?   I don’t think I have ever come across anyone who enjoys filling out a job application form – I’m not a fan, myself! Unfortunately, more and more employers are using these as part as their recruitment process as an alternative to CVs and resumes, so it’s important that you fill them out correctly.   Employers tend to favour application forms over CVs or resumes as they create uniformity, so that each applicant completes the same information requests. Many employers use the opportunity to ask questions on the form, which they use as a guide to the competency of each candidate in relation to the role. More on this later. Each box and request for information should be fully completed, however, I would question whether you should fill in personal details, such as your age and other personal information that could potentially be used to discriminate against you…but, hey, that’s another hub!   Here are my top ten tips to complete a job application form so that you maximise your chances of securing a job interview.   1. Take Your Time Take your time when filling out a job application. This is no time to rush. It is much better to send in one great quality application form rather than fire out lots of messy or incomplete ones. Quality over quantity is the key to your success. You only need one great application that will get you the one interview and ultimately a job offer. Read through the form first, so that you know all the details that are required and read the small print. If it is a request that you write in black ink, then write in black ink! If you write with a blue pen, your application may be rejected and you will have wasted your time. If you are hand writing the application form, then ensure you take your time over it, so that your handwriting is neat, tidy and legible.
2. Write in Block Capitals Write in block capital letters unless otherwise stated. It will be much easier for the hiring manager to read. Sometimes the boxes on application forms are really small, so capital letters will make it easier for you to squeeze your text in.   3. Use Your CV or Resume Don't try to reinvent the wheel. Use the information that you already have on your CV or resume and transfer it across to the application form. If you are using an online version, you should be able to copy and paste the information. If you are hand writing it, just copy the relevant information.   4. Answering Questions If there are any specific question on the application form, make sure you take your time and really think about your answers. You’ll be surprised how many candidates don’t. Keep your answers succinct and to the point. Application forms often include hypothetical questions, for example, "What would you do if a customer complained?" to establish how you would react in certain situations that you may or may not have dealt with in the past. The may also include competency based questions to determine how able you are to do the new job based on your past experiences. There questions usually start with "Tell me about a time when..." or "Give me an example of..." For competency based questions, it is important that your answers include real life scenarios where you can give a good quality description of a past experience in the work place. If you are asked a question on the application form that you have had no prior experience, then say so. Don't just leave it blank. A trick is to include an example of what you would do if you were to encounter that particular situation.   5. Work History Details Work History should only go back 10 years maximum unless otherwise stated. Any further back than 10 years is unlikely to be relevant to today's job market. It's much better to focus on your most recent positions that can show the new employer that you have transferable skills. That will make you more valuable to them compared to someone who has a lengthy career history. It’s OK to use a separate piece of paper if you need more space rather than trying to squeeze in illegible text. Always think about the reader. If he or she is struggling to read your application form, they may reject it and move onto the next person.   6. Reasons for Leaving If there is a section asking for your reasons for leaving your previous roles, keep your answers brief ie. Career progression, end of contract, contract ended (if you were fired!), relocation and so on. Avoid being ambiguous by stating personal reasons or private as it may look like you have something to hide. There's no need to go into great detail here. One or two words will suffice. Wait until you are sitting in front of the interviewer before you give a full description; or confessional!   7. Salary Salary requirements may be asked for. In this instance, make sure that you have researched the role and know the average salary range of similar positions. Realistically state a range that you require that won’t price you out of the market or undersell your skills. You may be asked for your prior salaries. If this is the case, don't just list the monetary figure of Platinum Play Reviews . Make sure you include the whole compensation package and its worth. For example, include company car, mobile phone, health insurance and any other perk of the job. If you don't include these, you may receive a lower offer if you are successful in landing the role.   8. Additional Information Ensure you complete the boxes that ask for additional information or general comments. Use the opportunity to market your skills and experience. You can put your personal profile in these sections and it is fine to use an additional sheet of paper if you have more to say, but make sure you don't waffle. You are the product here, so sell yourself accordingly by using the job description to seek out the main qualities and experience the employer is looking for and state how you meet this criteria in the comments box. Remember that when sending an application form, the employer won't have the opportunity to view your CV or resume, so make sure you have included all the details on the form in some way, shape or form.   9. Proof Read Proof read your application form over and over again as though your life depends on it. Ask a friend to help. A fresh pair of eyes may pick up mistakes you have missed.   10. Ask For Help It may be a good idea to ask someone to help you fill out the application form, particularly if you find some of the questions or requirements a bit tricky. Do you have any friends or family who are managers?   If anything on the application form is confusing you, call the company and ask for clarification. They won't think any less of you - quite the opposite, in fact. They are more likely to be delighted that you have shown your initiative and are serious about your application.   You can also ask a professional CV and resume writer to complete the form on your behalf. People like me!  

Lisa Carter

Lisa Carter

 

Black Urban Patriotism Today: Blindsided on the White Side

400+ years of social & economic disparity, white supremacy has dazed Black folks psych and focus.  Now, ineffective struggles for ‘change’ have transformed Black demands into a monster, with an eye on ‘replacing’ White hegemony (with our own brand of oppression) as a solution to Black disparity.  Power does, indeed, corrupt! Instead of continuing a united fight for control over Black lives as a whole, we struggle for equality, equal opportunity to oppress; alongside White folks.    In Libya, Blacks have reverted back to the slave trade (selling their own people), some Europeans and other countries are buying them.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            “Oh, but they are animals.  That could never happen in America, not again.”  It’s what White folks say too!  Really?   Education Secretary, Betsy Devos, policies furthering aspects of the ‘hidden curriculum’ in schools is already preparing Black children towards a (forced) labor market permanent policy.  Many Black parents, Black education leaders support these efforts (they’ve been duped into believing is good) will benefit the Black community at large.   And that’s just one of the many first hints,  a revelation of the larger and more complex struggles to come!

Kalexander2

Kalexander2

 

Hope Drunk (a poem)

It’s harder, than ever, these days to see the bright side of life, what with reality the way it is. Suffering imminent, never ending pain, reminiscent, expand a good plan some evil is collected. All is well in love and war, child victims, seniors - sore no more, snuggled in bunks, hope drunks. It used to be, expression is free, disappointment, now the price to throw the dice, and nothing left but breathe, from God, hope drunk. For the best candidate a bullet bump, in secret, hope drunk. Benefits, saved for a few, who knew, insistent, demanding positive thinking order of the day and those in a slump, hope drunk. A golden watch, a fish dinner, a thank you for support, and with nothing more, shown the door. A life insurance policy, satisfied, died in a dump, hope drunk. In reality the same way, celebrate defeat on the seat of dismay. The problem before was not the score, a punk, hope drunk

Kalexander2

Kalexander2

 

Duped Again: Wealth, the only Compensation for not Being White?

Black the beautiful, naturally kinky hair, natural walk, and talk, values traded for the almighty dollar.  African American is led down many roads to envy, feelings of discontent and a resentful itch caused by the possessions, qualities, and dumb luck of white America.  The problems we face lay just behind the facade of the greatest lie ever told; that enslave, imprison, kill, and steal distinction of Black folk.  We’re given a title that separates us, African American; and left confused about who we are or want to be.  And don’t even realize it!   And we agonize over debasement of our Black children, worry for their safety and wonder how matters got so far out-of-hand in-spite of our (so-called) successful accomplishments.  We dismiss the straight hair conversion, bleaching cream discoloration, and our fortunes over the unfortunate as part of the problem.  We are content, over happiness with what we’ve become.   Village elders molest the children, instead of help rearing them, while the children compete, one with the other, in fatal games designed in the name of freedom.     As the band plays on, joints and needles are distributed to soothe and to celebrate our individuality.   African American is led down many roads to envy, satisfied or dismissed by material possessions.  The band plays on to satisfy our perverted needs; we're almost like White and White folks.  

Kalexander2

Kalexander2

 

Poetry or More...

I successfully published a poetry book, i entitled, Poetry or More. Now, the original plan I used is to place three year in one book, text side audio. Unfortunately, a 100MB or 100,000KB limit exist on ebooks that can be loaded <that is fair cause that equate to a huge amount from raw text>. Thus, I made four version, one is only text that include all the years. The other three are partials: 2015-2016, 2017 January to June, or 2017 July to December. 
The text only includes all the poem stories, poem of the months or seasons. I placed the links to each Poetry or More variant below, and if you want an excerpt I kept the December solstice 2017/December 2017/December Poem Story 2017/July Aphelion 2017 poem blog entries. All is linked below. Enjoy.    Poetry or More 2015-2017 text only
https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/poetry-or-more-1
Poetry or More 2015-2016 audio or text 
https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/poetry-or-more-2
Poetry or more 2017 January to June audio or text
https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/poetry-or-more-3
Poetry or more 2017 July to December audio or text
https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/poetry-or-more Overdrive links  https://www.overdrive.com/series/richard-murray-short-story-collection December Poem Story 2017
https://aalbc.com/tc/blogs/entry/137-december-2017-poem-story/
December 2017  https://aalbc.com/tc/blogs/entry/134-july-aphelion-2017-poem/https://aalbc.com/tc/blogs/entry/120-december-2017-poem/     July Aphelion 2017  Listen to "January Perihelion 2017" on Spreaker. Farthest from the light 
Is the ancient under water wheel 
Seahorse, crab, anchovy, or like, dance in it 
The last to it's kind 
It's descendent's, kill or betray the old life 
...Long before man, or when dinosaur's began 
Earth made the ancient plant's 
To play side all other children 
But... came a change 
Earth became cloudy, the sunlight distant in essence 
And, nearest penultimate ancient plant's died 
But the heart from Earth, did not want all to die 
And embrac'd the ancient under water wheel 
To usher in the dinosaur 
And, it surviv'd, to today, deep in the water 
Far from the sun , alway's Audio ( https://www.spreaker.com/user/6716082/july-aphelion-2017 )  Check out my ebooks- the free one is noted, please read/enjoy/give me your response:
Sunset Children Stories: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/sunset-children-stories  
Looking West and West: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/looking-west-and-west  
Janidogo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/the-janidogo  
The Gospel of Joseph: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/gospel-of-joseph  
The Nyotenda FREE : https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/the-nyotenda   Includes a comic. The following link is an excerpt LINK     December 2017 Poem    December  I hear some speak to maturity  why am I not convince?  do I have access to a wise diary  am I living behind a fence  nothing literal or from prison is about me  sole support from my sense  kin to all common water's   born from being many schnee  each winter, the former liquid chime, Never  Again!  On the craterous surface, will we be sow  Under only the sky, above all other life, is our remaining time  ... then the sun rise, and maturity prove elusive again  ... I hear few speak to possibility  why do most shun if sense  do they have no craft they fee  are they surround from total absence?  nothing craftal or annihil they don't see  all support from their mince  kin to all warstarter's  born from inherent malflee  each winter, the sanguine rhyme, Always Again!  In the cavernous channels, will we be sow  Under only the hide, between all other life, is our remaining time  ... then the lids rise, and possibility prove all coming again  ...Can a possible be immature  Is immaturity a craft from some possible  to reject all other possible  Do the questions prove sense?     Audio ( https://www.spreaker.com/user/6716082/october-2017-poem ) Check out my ebooks  LINK Short Story Collections  LINK JIHI series
LINK The Gospel of Joseph: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/gospel-of-joseph       December Solstice 2017  Happy December Solstice. Mama Earth in less than a moment tilt her axis farthest from parallel to the Sun, more than any other time save one between the Perihelions. May those in the northern hemisphere, have a collective , communal warmth, may those in the southern hemisphere, have a energetic smooth cool.    A once virgin prince, now white hair king
Ponder to her tomb, the Last Rose, from Hadinchi
On his regal seat, in a cold empty hall
He remember, the fairies dance, on all the jewel pall's
No longer their sprinkle's, in this long fall
He leave his seat, stride slow on broke floor
He see her portrait, made when good time's were more
A goblin weave'd her skin, from hairs on the amber boar
No longer it make step, in this long fall
Open the hall door, and on to the mausoleum
The path shimmer or shine, throughway, to where his woe's sum
From glass depicting her life, molded from dragon fire's, or jitu hum's
No longer they breath or song, in this long fall
Finally, to her body rest, in grandeur timeless
A statue made, from the king mind or hand, to her likeness
Eight ninth from centuries, on the craft, and still a jumble mess
No longer can he remake, in this long fall
And fall... the white hair king, crying My Love! my love...
Time smooth over, and none recall, or only hear whisper, in winter
To the once virgin prince or Tamawari, his lover
...But, the rarest whisper, say a black dove cry in a spring, will end their leter   Audio link( https://www.spreaker.com/user/6716082/december-solstice-2017-poem ) Check out my ebooks- the free one is noted, please read/enjoy/give me your response: LINK Short Story Collections  LINK JIHI series
LINK The Gospel of Joseph: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/gospel-of-joseph   Be Safe   December 2017 Poem Story      Somewhere, or sometime, in existence 
In a temporal expanse 
Tween cluster's from star's or nebula's  
On a planet from like set 
Aside a beach, part to an isle in the caribbean, is waterfall's 
Where she sit 
I don't know her name 
Have not ask'd about 
Been here a few day, and still not approach 
I have no game, or malice play 
A simple joy, watching the sun, shadow, wind, or mist mix, about her, or her dress 
But... time is near done 
The time this somewhere 
Me no romeo, her no juliet 
Nor us two ship, to make a living idol or gret or regret 
Only a woman enjoying the sun, shadow, wind, or mist, mix about her, or her dress 
Or a man enjoying where she sit, honorable distance, no persistence 
Two pleasant, quiet, honest...    model: amber rayne  photographer: Travis Houze  https://www.flickr.com/photos/37051354@N04/27333584943/   Check out my ebooks-  please read/enjoy/give me your response: LINK Short Story Collections  LINK JIHI series
LINK The Gospel of Joseph: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/gospel-of-joseph    

richardmurray

richardmurray

 

PERSPECTIVES ON GLOBAL MODERNIZATION RISKS: THE AMERICAN DREAM REDEFINED

State and community equalitarian building on principles of positivism paradox factored into theories of human rights and individualism, continue to produce the inhumane treatment of society’s marginalized and ‘unfortunate’ individuals and groups. Autonomous mechanisms within applied social, political science, and risks associated with modernization patterns are structured to fit within the accepted parameters of how democratic institutions are defined and empowered. As such, principles on which the state functions, and which sustains the government, continues to invalidate or undermine the effectiveness of those institutions. Thus, encouraging popular discourse, ‘civil/human’ rights policies following this same universal rationale serves to only reproduce state-sponsored inequality and social stratification as just another tried and tested practice at which to be competent. As long as popular discourse is synonymous with ‘positivist’ ideological management and the concept of ‘risk society’ considerations, we shall remain unable to reconcile being a ‘good’ government of humane political and social practices.   Good government recognizing principles of positivism can never adhere to social and economic equality for all; inhumane treatment of the underdog, by the hegemony, must always result in class conflict constantly changing hands until one group is utterly incapable of regrouping; dog eat dog until only one is left standing.

Kalexander2

Kalexander2

 

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TSegal

TSegal

 

Playing the Long Game

I love it when a good plan comes together.    Many who are dazzled by the media and may have missed the plot.    We must remember, we're a civilization rooted in story-telling.   We share information filled with iconic imagery, symbolism, and sounds.     Celebrities are no different.  They use the media to tell stories that voice their platform position or opposition.

  Case-in-point, On December 5, 2017 "Beyoncé surprised free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick with Sports Illustrated‘s Muhammad Ali Legacy Award."     Here's the backstory for those who missed it.   Beyoncé became Enemy #1 when she performed "Formation" during the 2016 Super Bowl.      SUPER BOWL 50.   It was the only time the NFL ditched the Roman numerals.   Like a Trojan Horse, Beyoncé and her Black Panther styled-warriors marched out on their field.  She resurrected Malcolm X and gave corporate America the finger.   Without those who sound off every time a celebrity offends their sensibilities, we'd miss the story unfold.      White folks screamed bloody murder and cops threatened not to provide security for her upcoming concerts.    Butthurt.   Now, 45 and white America are butthurt because Kaepernick took a knee 7-months after Bey danced into Formation.    For a protest to be effective, you got to surprise them on their battlefield.   Awarding the Sports Illustrated Muhammad Ali Legacy Award to Kaepernick is nearing the apex of consciousness raising.    If this were a monomyth, also known as the Hero's Journey; it would be where the Hero gets the gift from the Goddess right before he returns from his journey.    Together, whether it was planned or not, they used their platform to bring attention to police brutality and state-sanctioned murders.    Beyoncé and Kaepernick didn't level a gun. They waged protest in an arena the military used to raise support.    Raise. Support. For. War.     Maybe like me, you weren't aware of how the National Anthem and the NFL wedded at the conclusion of World War II.  The Washington Post shared that part of the story in September. 
 
Up until 2015, the Department of Defense contracted with the NFL using millions of taxpayer money.   I never had a problem with military pageantry.     I do have a problem with hypocrisy.     Neither Beyonce or Colin Kaepernick used taxpayers money to advance the cause of bringing attention to police brutality.   They told a story through their actions.     Proving once again; a storyteller's wheelhouse is winning hearts and minds. 

Mel Hopkins

Mel Hopkins

 

Richard Murray Collages Book 2

This Collage book is based on the 1985 film legend. This Collage was interesting as the themes of Evil/Love/Fairies/Demons encircled each other.  Legend source story is more romantic and the Evil is not as straightforward as some will like to think, to be fair it is darkness not evil. Like the prior week , Please use the kobo mobile app to view. Please tell me your thoughts in private message if you are part of my email list or in guest comment here... Lastly, I am pondering what the next collage book should reference, the private collage series will involve black stories like john henry or three the hard way getting the treatment, so any ideas to another non black story you will like me to collage? https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/richard-murray-collages-book-2 Links exist below to view the film or read the scripts. the film for those that do not know 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1M7N_TSZdicLegend first script- one of the finest scripts I have ever read in terms of flat out imagination and beauty. the opening scene with the princess needed to be made 
http://www.figmentfly.com/legend/script3a.html
Legend second script with the truest darkness- the black unicorn, lovely 
http://www.figmentfly.com/legend/script3b.html
Legend third script made into the film 
http://www.figmentfly.com/legend/script3c.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yamTwflAKNA         Richard Murray Collages Book 1 Good day all, in my attempt to find a way to make the following epub functional on all systems I took time I hoped to present it to you  before next month. As hinted, I was unsuccessful in making the epub functional in every ereader but I can confirm that if you read the epub in the kobo app it can be accessed and viewed appropriately. Now, what is the epub?  Well, it is as the title to this blog entry suggest, Richard Murray Collages Book 1 . It is the epub version to the zenith power collage placed below. I realized after gaining reply that the length or style to my collage needed adjusting. To that end, I hopefully made this form more functional to my readers. But, gardless, I hope you enjoy this. It is free to download so all that is lacking is your interest. If you want more context to the story or how this idea came about read from the boldened or capitalized text "the zenith power collage" below. As it is, this is the 1st in this series and the next story I will make a collage from is the 1985 film Legend. As always your thoughts are welcome to the stories <please tell me your favorite photo> , or to the epub structure, or any other art or design topic. Be Safe  https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/richard-murray-collages-book-1   THE ZENITH POWER COLLAGE 6-28-2017 The following is an update to the original post, appended below the following. From the beginning my goal was to make a screenplay publicly. I admit, I was going to use regular text but luckily found a kobo writing life blog post from Chris Mandeville which gave me the idea to make a collage to begin the process. I thought that was a nice artful way to engender a public view to where WE will go. But, while I was making the collage I already knew I wanted to make a powerpoint for it, with fragments, not complete stories even flash stories. But, fragments, not even spell checked. I wrote them all rawly and intending for them to be discussed or debated. Thus, here is my Zenith Power Fragment Collage. With this tool you guys can note the particular fragments you like, suggest or discuss possibilities where we can go next. Remember, if you are not a member of African American Literary Book Club you can still comment as a guest. I ask that you do so and use whatever monicker from the esocial world you use, so I know it is you. Ignore, the link button on the first page, it is only if people embed or link to the powerpoint in other places away from here. Just click anywhere on the image below outside the link button to begin. One last note...:) I used the side panel space to link to my other ebooks so click where it does not seem like a book cover.      Well, what say you?! If you want another structure, Here are my Writing Islands, will you or have you made one   THE FOLLOWING PUBLISHED ON JUNE 10th 2017 Chris Mandeville presented her collage to a story she wrote and that made me think. Why not present a collage to a story I have pondered and we can discuss collages in an open story, one in which i create in public. Below is my collage to my tentatively titled "The Zero Power"  based on one of my favorite films from the 80s , the first power, starring  lou diamond phillips. It is similar to the film, Fallen, starring Denzel washington, i dare say its predecessor, not a prequel but the same kind of villain. and in both movies,a non beleiving cop in spiritual matters, at least to the level of possession, is warned and does not heed it, and the criminal after murder by the state, spiritually possesses others, against their will and is allowed to act free. In the First Power, more abilities are gained over time while in fallen it is just the one and in both, the end does not convince that the negative spirit is killed. Though in first power, it seems a negative spirit possessed the murderer, while in fallen the murderers spirit is itself the actor.
A few things come to mind, some openings, first the story is not confined. the cause to this negativity is not made clear or who is supporting it is not made clear. All the main characters roles are up in the air, is russ's character possessed or not. who taught seaton and will she grow, what is her true role? the spirit of marguerite is not dead but where is it, what role will she play especially concerning the christian church that opposed invovlement so, i went about making a collage.I first got photos of the people. And i saw the shape of a cross, lou diamond atop, korber the bottom, arlen and williamson to the wings, griffith centrally. between Russ(lou diamond) and the killer(korber) is the nun(arlen), the seer(griffith) and the friend(williamson). 
but then i had a bunch of pieces in my mind: ancient church to satan in spain and zealots in california populated around korber, then excommunicated christian nun next to arlen. I think to late believer to Williamson. I thought seer in love to griffith.lastly, to lou diamond i thought , sleeping christian knight.  This is what I came up with to the story, The Zero Power, which I am thinking of calling The Zenith Power instead. If you read the rundown, which I place below for those unfamiliar to the story, you will comprehend, why Zero and then Zenith.  After you read the rundown or from your general thoughts, any ideas to what images I should add to the collage:)    video full film - better screen
text story synopsis
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0099578/synopsis?ref_=ttpl_pl_syn
wiki 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_First_Power
Collage reference
https://kobowritinglife.com/2017/05/19/cut-paste-your-way-to-inspiration-with-collages/comment-page-1/#comment-83993

IF you do not know the film, here is a rundown, it was written by Robert Resnikoff
-It starts with a nun (Elizabeth arlen) referring to the book of revelation mentioning a link between certain murders and symbols of the devil. She is not believed by the cardinal or monsignor, and sent back to convent. 
-A cop, Russ (lou diamond phillips) is frustrated, trying to find the next locale to the murders. He gets a call from a mysterious woman (Tracy griffith) who tells him she knows the next locale. She tells the cop after he swears to not allow the death penalty to the criminal, the location to the next victim, and even gives him his name. Logan then derives a graphic upon the locations he has marked on a map.
-the law enforcement trap to the killer is set, bored, tired or leisurely. 
-the cop's partner Franklin (Mykelti Williamson) is driving them to the site, trying to convince the cop that it is a hoax. Russ is unconvinced and sees a possibility, jesting franklin's spirituality or fears from boogie men as franklin rubs a charm.   
-The female cop luring the criminal is grabbed by a man with a pentagram on his hand, the killer man (Jeff Kober). 
-The superior law enforcers,commander perkinds side lieutenant grimes , bust the trap to an angry phillips, telling him the time is up. 
-The female cop Carmen (Sue Giosa) is in some subterranean area of the city, bound and wakes to see the killer with a mask on. he takes off the mask and tells her to not be afriad, so that he can help her. 
-Russ and Franklin go to the park , the only place law enforcement has not searched to find Carmen. 
-The killer states his process of going through a small door at his or carmen's third eye reciting christian chants backwards, while Russ side Franklin are searching for him
-Russ and Franklin are still searching when the killer place the mask on carmen and prepares to knife her, but stops when he hears someone outside his cave. He successfully sneaks franklin but russ comes and after a skirmish russ runs after the killer
-Russ chases the killer into a warehouse, where the killer plays the cat and mouse game to russ, and tried to kill him pushing some metal pats on him. Russ is shooting on any sign of him. His gun is out of bullets and russ jumps on the killer and they both go out of the window onto some mess. Russ is stabbed but overpowers the criminal, and before he can beat him to death uniformed law enforcers arrive come and bind the killer
-a news program reports the killer is captured by Russ, russel logan, it is mentioned this is the third time in five years russ as succeeded in a case like this, and that the murderer was a mere water supply manager
-the court date, russ believes the killer will get the death penalty, the killer is happy and asks about russ's stomach, and the killer goads russ to make sure he gets the death penalty, and says he owes him one, "see you around buddy boy"
-Russ and other law enforcers are enjoying their victory, and russ gets a call
-the mysterious woman calls the precint and says, to russ, no death penalty, and to stop it before it is too late
-the killer is in the chamber , while russ side others watch, and the killer is jubilant, and looks happily to russ as they close the door, franklin bids the killer farewell and the killer is gassed
-the killer is dead in the chamber, but Russ thought he saw movement, franklin is unphased. then the killer seem to escape the chamber and russ is trying to shoot him but he is unstoppable and approaches him with his knife, before the strike, Russ wakes up from the dream sweaty, his cat,jack, bouncing on his bed
-Russ has a rose on the other pillow , i iguess for company, and the cat is nervous, hissing, russ takes his gun, which is near his bad and hears noises. he goes to his investigative room and it is covered in blood. the door sounds and law enforcers are there, russ tells them to bring forensics to the room but it is normal when he they arrive and they tell russ that he is needed
-Russ is at the caves agaian and carmen, the female  cop, was murdered with the symbol. Russ is saddened
-A woman beats a man to a parking spot and is walking out when blood spills from the water pipe. She then see no cars and a mysterious man appears. She is startled by the man who then appears behind her when a stranger startles her out. she sees a paper describing the killer being gassed successfully
-in a holding room, the same woman is walking about, while franklin side russ look to her. Franklin tells russ she only wants to speak to you and russ agrees, the other cops entertained by the possible romance that can spew or jest
-Russ and the mysterious woman, seaton, meet for the first time face to face, and russ ask about Carmen's death. She tells him the pentagram killer killed carmen, he says she is playing, she says he was celebrating an execution, and the killer's spirit is back, and describes herself as a professional and that she has helped save a child. Then she tells him, she was the caller unstraightly. Then he questions her, about how she knew the killer and she tells them she saw a child he killed and was compelled to search for him. russ jests and says she used her powers for his phone number and she says, she has a friend at the phone company. Seaton makes it clear, she helped him and he broke his promise and he is after her. She leaves her contact information and leaves the holding room
-russ tell a cop to follow her, and franklin says they got the guy who killed carmen 
-russ is viewing a man, seemingly scarred but very quiet being questioned by a law enforcer angry at carmen's death, the commander say they found him in an ally and he had the weapon in his hame. they say the man has no identification
-Russ coolly goes into the prison room, and sees if the man has any recognition to flame near his eyes, the man is unmoved, as Russ leaves he hears, see you around buddy boy but asks if it was the other law enforcer who said it
-Russ leave, depressed and franklin ask if he is ok, russ ask if that man could kill anyone, and russ smell a setup
-russ and franklin go to the house of seaton, no one is there and russ break in, franklin state a warrant would help. seaton has an expensive place and russ side franklin walk around in it admiring the house searching her place<an early internet site is visible> russ finds a horoscope for him, and a false reference is made
-the cop following seaton, seaton discovers, and tells him he should try internet dating, as he lost her looking to a woman with a red short skirt
-russ listens to her audio messages, and then the killer is on the tape 
-seaton finds both of them i her home illegally searching
-russ then wants to show her the message the killer had for him on the phone, but it was not. franklin tells him maybe he erased the message. Russ then says seaton and the killer are working together, and threatens seaton. seaton warns franklin he is in trouble after she see his lucky charm change to a pentagram.
-russ side franklin take seaton to a fair, or carnival and franklin ask what are they doing
-seaton says the killers spirit is at the fair, franklin is scared, and worries what is going on, and russ says he erased the message.
-russ side seaton is looking around and franklin is alone rubbing his charm
-seatons senses the killer , and franklin gets run over by a horse driving a carriage, and franklin admits he saw the killer as he die
-russ asks for ambulance as he with seaton in the car chase the horse and wagon
-they reach the wagon and horse to a building and russ ties seaton in his car, seaton warns russ he is being played with but russ goes into the building
-the possessed driver to the wagon, appears like the killer then jumps off the roof, but lands easily and runs away
-russ chases down the fire escape and sees two guys and asks them what they saw, they say they saw nothing
-law enforcement is at the scene, the commander asks russ how a guy jumps off a building waves and runs away
-russ back at his car, sees the lietenant who is jesting at the law suit and the scenario, with seaton not there
-the commander gives russ a nod and russ knows, he is on thin ice, no more mistakes, a law enforcer says they found a cop dead
-russ is at the crime scene where a cop was executed , and hung up under a bridge, they show he has a cut across the neck and a pentagram sign and the commander takes russ off the case
-russ says to the chief, i hope i am crazy cause the other cop will not help
-russ goes to a church, and gives a blessing in the christian fashion, he sits alone, he notice a woman praying distantly, and chooses to go to the confessional
-russ asks forgiveness, and admits he parted ways to catholicism, and speaks to the priest about how his father was shot an innocent man and lamented his mother saying her husbands death was god's will
-russ ask the priest, if the spirit of the dead take over the living, and ask about possession, the priest respond possession can happen andthen the killer appears, and throws a knife
-russ see's the killer at the alter mocking the death of jesus and then he jumps through the church window, russ chases him to an old hotel, <like the hotel in they live> 
-russ goes to an upstairs floor in the hotel, gun in hand, and seaton arrives warning him, startled a door opens and an axman gets the jump on logan, before the ax can pierce him, seaton drops a perfume bottle at a store and runs out
-russ is running to the old hotel again, and he asks the concierge where did the man go, the concierge does not know but a hobo point upward, russ follows
-seaton arrives from a cab to the hotel and enters it, the same hobo guides her upstairs and seaton warns russ as a door opens and an axman comes out but his swing missess russ
-Seaton used a star and it stalls channing, the killer, russ scuttles and seaton breaks her concentration, the killer then takes a cieling fan and uses it chainsaw style as russ side seaton run
-russ and seaton go to the end of the hall and enter a room, russ's bullets no effect, and close a door, using a man sleeping on a bed as a doorstop while they climb outside
-the man used as a doorstop is shocked as channing busts through the door and leaps over him
-russ side seaton are on the ground from the fire escape and stop a car driving through a backalley, and enter it, channing then jumps on the car, the former driver scared and unstable
-russ drives the car forward and tries to knock off channing, after a drive, channing is knocked off and russ then stops the car somewhere in the street and tells the owner to give it to lietenant grimes to handle all damages personally
-russ then discusses to seaton. and asks seaton calmly what is going on. seaton says she is not completely certain , but outside of making russ see things, channing needs to possess bodies, the local frankfurter man is unconvinced as he hears in shot
-russ asks how can he see him, she says he can reveal himself to him, and she says she heard of a woman who can help
-russ side seaton drive to a nunery
-the nun at the door tries to disuade them as they ask for her. russ tries to use his badge but does not move the nun. 
-the nun directs them to sister marguerites solace. russ says thanks the nun does not speak to him. Seaton says to marguerite we need your help, an entity has returned and is killing, marguerite ask how it died and seaton says execution
-seaton asks about the first power, marguerite say the church rejects discussion, russ says he does not care
-marguerite says forget the first power, it is not a game, and closes her portal
-seaton asks her but no change, russ escort seaton out. russ then ask what next from seaton, and after sniding or jesting, seaton ask russ to pull over for that drink he asked for before
-in the bar, seaton get a drink for both, russ side seaton let out frustration in words, and proves she knows her drinks to russ
-russ gives advice on drinking, and seaton says she wants to get through, but she then starts to see what caused him to give up hope, and tells him he needs to believe in more than channing
-seaton then touched him and russ was very rude, and seaton leaves. russ follows and they warm to each other a little. 
-seaton says they have to go to channing's home, russ makes a snide comment and they arrive
-at channing's boyhood home an old woman opens the door and russ starts a lie saying they are their to prove channing is innocent and the old lady let them in
-the old woman says light hurts her eyes, from cataracts
-the old woman asks why did they wait so late to see patrick's innocence, russ lies and says that is why they are here
-seaton see a photo to the old womans' husband and patrick's mother, russ asks questions about a father and says channing was illegitimate
-the old woman contests that extremely and say her and her husband loved patrick channing, and seaton ask to see the room, the old woman agree
-in channings boyhood room, the old woman says no matter what anyone says he was happy here, and he could not be a murderer, he was quiet and considerate
-seaton starts to sense the room, and opens chanings mothers old trinket box, she then starts reciting the occurance when channings mother was being violated by her grandfather
- the old woman demands they leave, and russ says, you were there and let it happen, you let your husband molest your own daughter, and realizes, patricks father and grandfather is the same
-the old woman then realizes who russ is  and calls him a murderer, and seaton leaves, the old woman cries for russ to burn in hell
-russ is chasing seaton outside , and they reach the waterworks, russ chases seaton into the dark places in the waterworks
-russ find seaton who is going through things, a water work operator finds them and says a kid got drowned there, russ side seaton realize this is his first spot and seaton's hands have signs on them from an angry channing. seaton then leaves. 
-in the monsignor's office, sister marguerite grabs a box, he finds her taking the box and is saddened for her, she explains she turned people away who asked for help and says, satan has given a follow the first power, the monsignor is shocked considering the resurrection capability
-leaving the monsignor in shock, maguerite take the box and the monsignor say he will pray for her and she closes the door behind her
-in russ's car, seaton say channing will kill someone close to russ, they must hurry
-russ is driving, seaton in the passenger side, a call on the police radio to a location is picked up by russ. the location is an old plant, russ leaves seaton in the car
-seaton in the car hears another police call and then channing speak to her through the radio and she runs after russ into the old plant
-russ grag seaton startling her and channing giggle from the dark , russ side seaton search for channing
-channing toys with them and russ shoot wherever he sense channing
-Russ falls through an old floor and is separated from seaton, seaton runs and channing appears
-seaton try to back channing using a pentagram but he says she is holding it the wrong way and grabs her wrist roughly
-seaton warns channing he can't go on killing forever, and channing says movielike, you wanna bet
-channing grabs her neck firmly and seaton run away and then he scares her continually appearing wherever she runs to
-russ wakes up from falling while seaton is running from the spirit of channing, and sees her running from channing
-channing overtakes seaton and pulls out his knife, he is about to kiss seaton on the neck when russ appears, gun pointed
-channing through seaton out the way and used a move to disarm russ, channing is kicking russ's ass when seaton knocks him off the platform to old metal pilings
-russ side seaton go downstairs to the pilings and it is a man, grimes, not channing
-at evening, russ is talking to the commander, he can't beleive grimes is guilty, the chief wants to call and the commander tells russ to leave side seaton and no talking to anyone about this
-russ drives seaton to his house and leaves money by an old beggar, in the house seaton is scared and asks russ what will they do
-russ's plan is to kill everyone channing uses and they argue in frustration
-russ asks how channing got into grimes, and seaton says his drunkeness may have helped and in los angeles russ is more frustrated
-seaton then admits to the fear she has as channing keeps getting stronger, then russ tries to comfort seaton and she rejects the idea candidly but russ goes to her and they kiss, they are startled and begin to kiss again
-they hear a noise again and russ goes to check, the beggar then appears to seaton in the window dancing, excuse me bag lady, seaton cries for russ
-russ ask what is up and he sees nothing then the bag lady jumps through the window
-channing inside the bad lady beat up russ, and gestures to seaton
-russ side seaton leave his home and drive away, seaton tells russ they have no where they can run and the bag lady appear in his car and cause havoc at the wheel
-channing is attacking both russ or seaton while manipulating the car wildly on the road and drives the car into an accident
-russ is bloody in the wreckage, seaton or the bag lady no where around, he cries out for seaton as an onlooked try to attend to him, and seaton side the bag lady are totally gone
-russ is at sister marguerite's and he demands she help him find seaton no matter her views, she warns him he does not know what he faces and he says he does not care, she lets him in her room
-marguerite says channing will take seaton to where he performs his rituals- russ says he knows russ asks how to stop channing
-marguerite says it is stopping a being who has the first power, she explains, three powers can be bestowed by god or satan, the third is the ability to possess another's body, the second is in seaton the gift of knowing the future, the first power is resurrection, immortality
-russ says he does not know about this but he wants to help
-margueurite says one way exist, and reveals the cross in the box, to the only living soul that had all three powers, and the cross has a blade in it
-russ and marguerite go to the waterworks on the hunt to channing
-russ find seaton on a floor candles about in a pentagram, the bag lady sneak him and then marguerite fights him and he stabs marguerite
-russ shoots the baglady in the head and releases seaton, marguerite burns the body of the bad lady in the pentagram
-russ side seaton leave but the wound marguerite got was lethal, seaton till feels channing and russ goes back for marguerite who he see laying in the tunnel
-russ approach marguerite but channing has possessed her and drags him back into the chamber
-russ ask channing to let marguerite go, and tells him not to hide behind her, channing calls russ's bluff that russ would not shoot a nun
-channing points russ's gun to him and russ ask marguerite to fight channing, telling her, she can beat him, not to give up, he is not powerful, channing is a scared little boy
-russ then says the first person channing killed was his grandfather, and channingis rattled by the truth being revealed
-marguerite in control uses the blade and reveals channing , she disaparates, channing attacks russ and they fight
-seaton uses a waterwork and channing drags her into the water , russ sees it and follows, seaton, channing, russ are sliding down a pipe. seaton side channing arrive on a platform, the cross blade drops but channing kicks it away, channing threatens to kill seaton in an acid bath but russ lunges onto him, russ side channing fight, russ uses his lighter and burns channings face and throws him into the acid, then uses the lighter to ignite the acid, covering seaton
-they try to get out the waterworks when channing arrive out the acid fire, the cross blade is present, russ gets it and attacks channing. law officers in uniform appear as channing appears to be marguerite, russ then uses the blade and the law enforcers shoot him after he seems to injure channing, who is visible to the law enforcers after they saw him as the nun
-in a hospital room, seaton is sitting over russ, asking russ to come back to her, russ then gets up from the table, and seaton scared wakes up
-seaton looks to russ worried or uncertain and we here channing, see you around buddy boy

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Best Dissertation Writing Services  Write about Many Forms of Intelligence Intelligence is an important factor in making our way in the world. What we know and how we use our knowlege is part of our intelligence. It is usually termed as academic and verbal intelligence. Often we think how smart we are is only dependent on our ability to do math or science, how we write and speak, how creative we are. I believe even humor is a form of intelligence because things are funny when we are able to look at something in more than one way. Intelligence can also be correlated to how quickly we acquire skills, and there are many other ways we learn and understand our environment. In the world of psychology, intelligence is viewed more as a concept, it is not a concrete thing, for intelligence is abstract. There are many forms of intelligence, one that is often not considered as much, is our emotional intelligence or EQ. The ability to acquire the skills that help us understand emotions of ourselves and others, to be able to empathize with another person, and to be able to relate and negotiate with other people is part of our emotional intelligence. The skills that enable us to inter-relate with people, to react appropriately, and to read the signals that someone else gives off, is largely connected to an individual’s ability to succeed socially, professionally, and in love. Emotional Intelligence and Personality Emotional intelligence is part of our personality, and our personality in directly connected to our emotional intelligence. With our ability to understand emotion, we can learn more about our own thoughts, and influence the actions we choose to take. Emotional intelligence involves the perception, understanding, management, utilization, and expression of emotions. When we look at emotional intelligence, it is important to consider that there are gender differences in the way men and women react to emotions, and therefore emotional intelligence can not be a generalized term for everyone. Emotional Intelligence can be categorized: ·         self awareness ·         self regulation ·         motivation ·         empathy ·         social skills How to Improve Your Emotional Intelligence Self Awareness - knowing your own true feelings and the ability to manage them will help your ability to see how you react, and to realize how these reactions affect others. Being aware of your own self confidence will help you value who you are, how much you trust yourself, and your own capabilities. The higher your self confidence, the greater self worth, the more you believe in yourself, and the more you capable you become, all leading to a higher self esteem. 

Self Regulation - we often can’t prepare our emotions throughout the day. When we experience emotion, it is largely spontaneous. We can’t control when this will happen to us, but we can sometimes regulate how long our emotions lasts, and the sometimes the intensity of it. The ability to alleviate the negative reaction we have from feeling angry, anxious, or sad can start with rethinking about a situation in a different way. Sometimes by taking a long walk, through meditation, or by spending some time in prayer. By doing this we can gain self control, integrity, self responsiblity, flexibility, and innovation. Self regulation is an important aspect in emotional intelligence. When we learn to manage impulses that can be disruptive, when we maintain higher standards of honesty and trustworthiness, when we are conscientous and adaptable, and when we come up with new ideas we can help guide ourselves through emotional impulses, which will lead to better results.

Motivation - helps us achieve and aim towards a clear target with a purposeful and positive attitude. Learning to think in a more positive light will yield more positive results. Negative thoughts pop into everyone’s minds, but learning to reframe them can keep you be more motivated and help you develop a can do attitude that will get you over the inevitable obstacles that pop up. People who are motivated have a stronger drive to accomplish. They want to achieve and have high standards of excellence. Being motivated involves committment, and often teamwork so that everyone sees the same picture. Motivated people act when the opportunity arrives and look for opportunities. And when you are motivated you are optimistic about your beliefs, about what you want, and what you will and can do. With this optimism comes persistence, so that no matter what interference you encounter, or what setbacks get in your way, you will continue to go forward. 

Empathy - the ability to recognize and meet the needs of someone else enables you to understand how that other person may feel. It is part of relating to another and greatly helps enhance relationships. People who are empathetic are very good at sensing what other people need beyond the feelings.

Social Skills- are a part of the interpersonal skills a person needs to attain success in your life and your career. Having people skills is very important in negotiating with people, in meeting new people to further your contacts, and to be able to be persuasive. The ability to communicate so that the ideas you express get conveyed properly is integral in good social skills. In addition to sending clear messages, having the ability to inspire and guide will help with your leadership skills. When you have good social skills, you can bring about change and resolve disagreements, which help in conflict management. The ability to understand and negotiate is important in dealing with the many different personalities you will encounter. It is equally important to build bonds and nuture relationships to foster cooperation and collaboration so that the things you are looking to achieve can be accomplished. The Importance of Emotional Intelligence Genetics may be a factor of intelligence, but emotional intelligence can be improved. We all have different temperaments and personalities. We all have different ways we approach things, but everyone can take these qualities and enhance them. This is especially apparent as we raise our children. A child who is naturally shy, might be encouraged to meet new people or experience new things so they get out of their ‘shell’. Challenging children against the norm of their personality can encourage them to take on new situations. By learning to master new things, they may be less afraid and turn out less shy as they get older. 

As an adult, people who are more worrisome and fearful, have a more negative self image, or harbor anger, may blame others for their plight in life and not achieve greater emotional intelligence. The use of our emotional intelligence will always help us feel more satisfaction and fulfillment in the things we do. 

The ability to have social intelligence, to be able to understand people and to relate to them and have them relate to us, is an effective and useful tool for us to learn more about. How we express our emotions affects how people react to us. If we overreact, others will overreact to us. If we are sensitive to the emotional state of another, we can change the emotional climate of those who are around us. Being in tune with someone else and the better we are able to read someone else’s expressions of emotions benefits us all. Some emotions are subtle, some are obvious. The ability to manage and regulate our own emotions is a vital aspect of emotional intelligence relating to interpersonal relationship and for those who lead and those who follow.

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Chant of the week is inspired from Footballcrazy from beinsport and is to Nadia Nadim, you can find her chant on Round 3 from my thoughts. Linked in the ebook you are listening to or the post in social media you are accessing
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Weekend Thoughts

Episode 20 Listen to "Weekend Thoughts from richard murray" on Spreaker.   I have spoken to Washington Spirit many time; looking to the end of the national womens soccer league regular season I find a few simple point, to them. First, the Washington Spirit had a woeful off season organizationally. The players like Krieger they let go, the desire to get Pugh they sacrificed for long term is an example to a gamble. this coming off season, I want to see what the plan is to build around Mallory Pugh for the Spirit, if they don't truly build around Pugh then next season will be filled with as many losses as the current. To that point, Pugh is a midfielder. She is not a winger cause she does not have the speed absent the ball for that. She is not a forward cause she does not have the strength or speed against the most athletic defenders for that. She is a midfielder who can play center left or right or cut into the forward area. Thus, Washington spirit need a powerful number 9 atop Pugh. You need at least one aerial outlet. They need wide players in defense or midfield to maintain width no matter where Pugh end up and who offer overlapping play or moving targets between the lines for Pugh's passing. WashSpirit need at least one enforcer in midfield. Whenever any team play a player in a free role that player leaves defenses gaps that will require termination. We shall see what Washington do over the winter break. 
Portland Thorns is a team built to lift trophies. Christine Sinclair, the historically dominant number 9 in the N.W.S.L. only bettered by Sam Kerr who is having a breakout season. Amandine Henry the U.E.F.L. Champions League winner in Olympique Lyonnais. Nadia Nadim a hard midfield worker who loves to cut into the opposing lines and make cutting passes, who is a high quality penalty taker. Allie Long or the currently injured Tobin Heath who are box to box midfielders that when healthy offer the best midfield balance to Amandine Henry. Portland as a team is athletic/mature/has the goal bug. In terms of administration, what Portland places on the field is an administrative superiority to Washington Spirit and thus the match result. Each goal was inevitable if you watch Washington Spirit. A penalty earned by the spirit keeper behind a slow to react back line. A reaction goal from Sinclair. A free header from a corner. None the Spirit defended well and each was straight forward for the Thorns. Aly Wagner side Jenn Hildreth or Dalen Cuff on Lifetime television said it best. The speed off the ball, the free flowing passing from Portland was what they needed before, aside Nadim or Henry fit and in sync to the squad. Portland have no excuse to compete till the end. 
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