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Maria Jordan (marcoujor)

Joined 12 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

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  • Lookout Mountain

    Lookout Mountain

    7 years ago

    This short is in response to Bill Holland's writing challenge. Read on to learn of Sammie's relationship with Lookout Mountain.

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    Ponderings: On Promise

    7 years ago

    "Keep every promise you make and only make promises you can keep." (Anthony Hitt) What songs make you feel a sense of promise...?

  • 33

    Ponderings: On Patience

    6 years ago

    Patience is not passive; on the contrary, it is active; it is concentrated strength. (Edward G. Bulwer). Explore and discuss those songs that you reach for when you are displaying patience.

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    Ponderings: On Loyalty

    7 years ago

    “If I were not to put my arms out; would I have not caught you when you fell” (Jeremy Aldana) Explore and discuss those songs that make you think of or feel a sense of loyalty.

  • 19

    Ponderings: On Persistence

    7 years ago

    "Persistence is not a long race; it is many short races one after another." (Walter Elliott) Explore those songs that make you feel a sense of persistence.

  • 30

    Ponderings: On Humility

    7 years ago

    “Humility is not thinking less of yourself but thinking of yourself less.” (C. S. Lewis) Explore those songs that make you feel a sense of humility.

  • 25

    Ponderings: On Commitment

    7 years ago

    “Commitment is an act, not a word” ( Jean-Paul Sartre) Explore those songs that make you feel a sense of commitment.

  • Ponderings: On Compassion

    Ponderings: On Compassion

    6 years ago

    "The dew of compassion is a tear.” (Lord Byron) Explore those songs that make you feel a sense of compassion.

  • 32

    Ponderings: On Belief

    7 years ago

    “Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” (A.A. Milne) Explore those songs that make you believe in something.

  • 26

    Ponderings: On Kindness

    7 years ago

    "That best portion of a man's life, his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love. " (William Wordsworth) What songs inspire kindness in your daily life?

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    Ponderings: On Understanding

    7 years ago

    “The development of understanding for others can bring the tranquility and happiness we seek.” (Dalai Lama) Explore and discuss those songs that make you think of or feel a sense of understanding.

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    Ponderings: On Forgiveness

    7 years ago

    They say forgive & forget, but if someones worth forgiving you'll never forget them.. (Unknown) Explore and discuss those songs that make you think of or feel a sense of forgiveness.

  • 25

    Ponderings: On Joy

    6 years ago

    Music was my joy, my home, the one place I felt happy and secure. (Lawrence Welk) Explore and discuss those songs that make you think of or feel a sense of joy.

  • 25

    Ponderings: On Practice

    7 years ago

    Practice isn't the thing you do once you're good. Its the thing you do that makes you good. (Unknown) Explore and discuss those songs that you reach for when you are practicing your passion.

  • 28

    Ponderings: On Courage

    7 years ago

    Courage is being scared to death...and saddling up anyway. (John Wayne) What songs give you a feeling of courage in your daily life?

  • 26

    Ponderings: On Hope

    7 years ago

    God puts rainbows in the clouds so that each of us — in the dreariest and most dreaded moments — can see a possibility of hope. Maya Angelou What songs give you a feeling of hope in your daily life?

  • 20

    Ponderings: On Peace

    7 years ago

    " All we are saying is give peace a chance." (John Lennon) Explore and discuss those songs that make you think of or feel a sense of peace.

  • 32

    Ponderings: On Energy

    7 years ago

    “Music has always been a matter of Energy to me, a question of Fuel. " - Hunter S. Thompson Explore and discuss those songs that bring you energy.

  • 24

    Ponderings: On Strength

    3 years ago

    “Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.” (Maya Angelou) Through my life, music has made me feel a sense of strength and confidence. What songs make you feel strong?

  • 30

    Ponderings: On Inspiration

    7 years ago

    Music cleanses the understanding; inspires it, lifts it to a realm which it would not reach if left to itself. (Henry Ward Beecher) Explore and discuss those songs that bring you inspiration.

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    Ponderings: On Faith

    7 years ago

    A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song (Maya Angelou). Through my life, music has connected me to my spirituality. What songs remind you of your faith?

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    Ponderings: On Love

    7 years ago

    "If you have only one smile in you, give it to the people you love." — Maya Angelou Through my life, music has made me feel a sense of love. What songs make you fall in love with love?

  • 14 Life Lessons My Dog Taught Me

    14 Life Lessons My Dog Taught Me

    7 years ago

    "There is no better psychiatrist in the world than a puppy licking your face." (Woodrow Wilson) Dogs are natural teachers by their very actions and the role they play in our lives.

  • Celebrations in Virtual Communities

    Celebrations in Virtual Communities

    8 years ago

    The variety of communities, both real and virtual, that we belong to are vast. In a virtual community, members can meet decent people and in some cases, find a best friend - a reason to celebrate.

  • Time Management Tips

    Time Management Tips

    7 years ago

    Time is a precious and short commodity. We need to take responsibility for how we manage our time. Minimizing interruptions and gradually increasing time spent on single projects is a great start.

  • Holistic Health -  The Subjectivity of Pain

    Holistic Health - The Subjectivity of Pain

    8 years ago

    Pain can be physical, emotional and spiritual. Leading to the feeling of agony, pain is subjective to all of us. Wounded healers promote holistic health and show that healing is possible.

  • Musings on Wawa, Nike and Veterans

    Musings on Wawa, Nike and Veterans

    8 years ago

    I wonder about those people drawn to health care or people - related professions like teaching counseling, ministry where the holiday giving spirit is present all year long.

  • A Father's Wisdom

    A Father's Wisdom

    7 years ago

    We can learn so much about life by a Dad's wisdom and example; mine was no exception.

  • A World of Wonder

    A World of Wonder

    8 years ago

    Wonder can be experienced each and every day in a myriad of ways. Wonder has many facets and perspectives such as curiosity, speculation, astonishment, admiration, marvel and miracles.

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    Loyalty: The Invisible Bond

    7 years ago

    Invisible bonds of loyalty can go beyond trust, including a blind devotion with deep - seated feelings of guilt to keep family secrets according to Nagy's contextual approach to family therapy.

  • Haiga -  Surrounded By Sunshine

    Haiga - Surrounded By Sunshine

    7 years ago

    A haiga is a haiku with imagery, a beautiful form of poetry that can be used to honor any occasion. Six examples enclosed in fifty things that can be learned from turning fifty years of age.

  • What Matters:  Sleep On It

    What Matters: Sleep On It

    8 years ago

    Based on the quote by Jonathan Kozol: "Pick battles big enough to matter and small enough to win", this article explores what truly matters in life.

  • What You Don't Know: Intellectual Humility

    What You Don't Know: Intellectual Humility

    8 years ago

    Intellectual humility is the wisdom of discovering your ignorance or lack of awareness of information in certain, or even many, subjects.

  • The Charitable Spirit: Good Deeds

    The Charitable Spirit: Good Deeds

    8 years ago

    Some of us are situationally charitable. Still some view life as being of service to others. It seems easier to be charitable when it is your choice. Organizing food and clothing drives, taking a senior to a doctor's appointment or making a donation to a meaningful charity can provide...

  • Social Issues:  Teach A Man To Fish

    Social Issues: Teach A Man To Fish

    8 years ago

    Poverty has a direct impact on health. It is understandable, yet unconscionable, for seniors, veterans and young mothers to have to choose between food and medical treatment. As nurses, providing health education and needed referrals may be the most effective and long-term manner that we can make...

  • Gratitude:  Welcome to Holland

    Gratitude: Welcome to Holland

    8 years ago

    To even begin to think about the subject of Gratitude, I would have to start with Mom. From the time I was a little girl, Mom showed me the importance of being thankful for the smallest acts of kindness. I learned early in life that giving felt so much better than receiving. I always felt blessed...

  • Interview: Paula

    Interview: Paula

    6 years ago

    Paula, also known as fpherj48, is a strong, inspirational and balanced writer. "The Beat Goes ON-Surviving a Heart Attack" gives an idea of Paula's amazing instincts, written in her one-of-a -kind style. "How to Weigh Advice" is an example of Paula's life lessons she has learned along the way. ...

  • Writer's Interview: Shauna Bowling

    Writer's Interview: Shauna Bowling

    6 years ago

    In this second interview, Shauna, also known as bravewarrior, answers the same questions that were posed of the men in HubVille in the It's Raining Men series. Shauna has a writing style that ranges in subject from her Green Tip series, to her Perspectives to musings on her life philosophy.

  • Getting to Know Shauna Bowling

    Getting to Know Shauna Bowling

    6 years ago

    Shauna, also known as bravewarrior, wears her rose-colored glasses 24 / 7 and reminds her readers of the power of positive thinking and determination. Learn what puts the sparkle in her step.

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    Perspectives on Vanity

    6 years ago

    Vanity is defined as taking great pride in one's appearance and accomplishments. A synonym for vanity is conceit. In Latin, the word vanity is translated to irritum. The mythological story of Narcissus is a perfect metaphor for vanity.

  • Interview: Dana Strang

    Interview: Dana Strang

    7 years ago

    Dana Strang, also known as DanaTeresa, demonstrates committment, strength and passion in her writing style. From Haiku's to her "Crazy Cemetary Series", Dana's writing is fresh, creative and interesting. In Dana's words: "I have a lot of learning and growing to do. I am excited to see where the...

  • Interview: Nellieanna Hay

    Interview: Nellieanna Hay

    6 years ago

    Nellieanna Hay writes poetry that is reflective of a life well lived. Her style is filled with love, hope and beauty, written in a graceful and flowing manner. Like the author, her work is timeless, thought - provoking and reaches the heart of the matter.

  • Interview: Becky Katz

    Interview: Becky Katz

    7 years ago

    Becky Katz writes in a unique, 'slice of life' style. She can relay both family fun and hardships in a relatable and engaging manner. She is writing a fictional series," Finally, A Family to Love", that is charming and authentic about her family's ancestors.

  • Interview: Linda Bilyeu

    Interview: Linda Bilyeu

    7 years ago

    Linda Bilyeu (also known as Sunshine625) has a fun, upbeat and creative manner of writing about all sorts of subjects, from soup to nuts. She has a passion that is embraced throughout her work, which is truly like a ray of sunshine...! She was awarded the Most Helpful Hubber in the 2012 Hubbies.

  • Interview: Pamela Oglesby

    Interview: Pamela Oglesby

    7 years ago

    Pamela Oglesby (aka Pamela99) writes a wide variety of informative and comprehensive medical and health - related articles. Rather than giving up when diagnosed with lupus, she readjusted her life goals. As a writer, Pam now reaches a much larger audience in the same thorough and responsible style...

  • Interview: Ruby Fuller

    Interview: Ruby Fuller

    7 years ago

    Also a nurse, Ruby Fuller ( aka Always Exploring) has a compassionate and nurturing manner. Ruby writes with her heart. She feels life so deeply that the reader is quickly swept into the meaning and imagery of her words. After reading this, you will quickly grow to love this jewel named Ruby.

  • Writer's Interview: Daisy Mariposa

    Writer's Interview: Daisy Mariposa

    7 years ago

    Daisy Mariposa is a consummate writer. From parodies on art to Comet Halley (Halley's Comet), voted the Most Interesting Hub in the 2012 Hubbie Awards, Daisy writes with a commanding, informative and unique style.

  • Making a Habit of Happiness

    Making a Habit of Happiness

    8 years ago

    As a writer, it can be more comfortable to write about others. As a nurse, it can be easier to make everyone else happy before yourself. We all need to discover what makes 'us' happy physically, spiritually and emotionally. This is my perspective on self - happiness.

  • Interview: Rasma Raisters

    Interview: Rasma Raisters

    7 years ago

    Rasma Raister, also known as Gypsy Rose Lee, writes with a diversity ranging from travel to modern day fairy tales to poetry. There is a decency, goodness and faith that shines through every piece of her work.

  • Interview: Tammy Maticic

    Interview: Tammy Maticic

    7 years ago

    Tammy Maticic (aka tammyswallow) writes on a wide variety of subjects and life experiences with a uniquely powerful, and oftentimes funny, voice all her own. Tammy received a 2012 Hubbie Award for 100 Great Things You Can buy For/ With A Dollar $1.

  • Interview: Mary Craig

    Interview: Mary Craig

    7 years ago

    Mary Craig, aka tillsontitan, writes on a rich variety of subjects and life experiences. She also received the 2012 Hubbie for Best Avatar. Read on to learn more about this amazing lady and writer....

  • Interview: Genna East

    Interview: Genna East

    7 years ago

    Genna East is a gracious, lovely and warm presence in HubVille. With a compelling, well - composed and creative style, you will definitely want to check out her fiction, poetry and inspirational writing. Like fine chocolates and champagne, Genna's work is meant to be savored.

  • Interview: Gail Sobotkin

    Interview: Gail Sobotkin

    7 years ago

    Gail Sobotkin, aka Happyboomernurse, is supportive, compassionate and nurturing. She also happens to be a passionate and multi-dimensional writer and an amazingly inspirational photographer. She is a beautiful right and left brain mix of skills, abilities and sheer talent.

  • Writer's Interview: Martie Coetser

    Writer's Interview: Martie Coetser

    6 years ago

    Martie Coetser is a force to be reckoned with. She is fiercely intelligent, passionate, diligent and endearingly direct. She writes with a visceral 'in your face' style with a talent that is hard to come by. Enjoy this 'up close and personal' glimpse of a writer you will never forget.

  • Writer's Interview: Alastar Packer

    Writer's Interview: Alastar Packer

    7 years ago

    If history and the paranormal are your passion, Alastar Packer is a writer you will need to check out. The following interview sheds some insight into what puts the heart behind the words on his page.

  • Interview: Jim Trimble

    Interview: Jim Trimble

    7 years ago

    A cool combination of salty and sweet, the following interview from Jim Trimble, aka The Frog Prince, will be sure to show you why. With a style that tends toward political commentary, every so often Jim will "bust loose" with some wisdom on relationship issues that you may also wish to check out.

  • A Solid Foundation from a Good Mother

    A Solid Foundation from a Good Mother

    6 years ago

    Maria Couchara Jordan, aka marcoujor, has decided to participate in her own "It's Raining Men" Interview series. With a mantra of "be true to yourself and what you write", Maria currently writes mostly about her love of people and life experience, whether real or fictional in style.

  • A Mother's Legacy - To My Daughter With Love

    A Mother's Legacy - To My Daughter With Love

    8 years ago

    My Mother will always be the smartest person I have ever known. I believe it is a tragedy that times did not permit her the opportunity for college education. With her brilliant mind, I can only imagine where an advanced degree would have taken her in life.

  • Interview: Dusty

    Interview: Dusty

    5 years ago

    I was truly honored when Dusty, aka 50 Caliber, agreed to participate in the It's Raining Men Interview series. I thoroughly appreciate the authenticity of his writing and the emotions it evokes in me. Please join in reading this interview where you will be enthralled by his thoughts, filled with...

  • Interview: Vinaya Ghimire

    Interview: Vinaya Ghimire

    6 years ago

    Whether poetry, fiction, thoughtful essay or research on human behavior, I am always delighted and intrigued by what I read from Vinaya Ghimire's corner. His Interview with Women Series to celebrate the International Month of Women in March of this year was inspirational to me. As such I was...

  • Interview: Vincent Moore

    Interview: Vincent Moore

    6 years ago

    I was thrilled when Vincent Moore agreed to participate in my "It's Raining Men" Interview series. There is a range of poetic expression that comes out of his quill. His writing is visual,visceral and vulnerable, something to delight every reader.

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    Interview: Mike Friedman

    6 years ago

    It is my privilege to present Mike Friedman (aka mckbirdbks) in this interview, as he is a most creative writer with an incredible range. He pens a story about "things that 'might could' happen at a Texas (Emerald Wells) Cafe". His poetry and more compelling stories are also sure to please and...

  • Practicing What I Teach

    Practicing What I Teach

    7 years ago

    Thanks to my first mentor, I learned that some people in life teach me what to do and some, what not to do. Also, that we may never know of the positive impact we make on others.

  • Poem: Cats and Dogs Of Our Journey

    Poem: Cats and Dogs Of Our Journey

    7 years ago

    These have been the most beautiful fur babies ever in the entire land in this Mother's eye! We thank each of them for the fun, the personalities, the lessons learned and the unconditional love!

  • Tips on Tipping

    Tips on Tipping

    7 years ago

    This is the kind of shop that is sort of like a second home to many of us. It has seen us coming in "at our worst" and leaving "looking like movie stars"!

  • More Than A Veterinarian - A Friend

    More Than A Veterinarian - A Friend

    7 years ago

    It is hard to sit by when you care about someone... Right now I can imagine Mom saying: "You don't really have all the answers now. Don't borrow trouble."


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