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  • I beautiful thoughts.

    Posted Jan 6, 2014, 6:55 PM by Gabrielle Poplar
  • Criticism Quote
    I came across this quote on criticism, and felt it portrays a view that is often disregarded by most criticss. The picture may not seem to reflect the thought of Joseph Addison, but it was tagged as smudged, I think it is beautiful.


    Posted Jan 6, 2014, 6:53 PM by Gabrielle Poplar
  • What Inspires Me?

    In alphabetical order, the things that inspire me are:

    Mountain Climber
    Acts of Kindness, Deeds of Valor, Family and Friends, People who overcame great odds, Words of Wisdom.

    1. Acts of Kindness move me to do the same to others.

    2. Deeds of Valor show me I can do the same.

    3. Family and Friends tell me someone’s got my back.

    4. The experiences of people who overcame great odds motivate me into thinking obstacles are surmountable, and that trail blazers are people and I can be one.

    5.Words of wisdom are nuggets of advice to consider. It says to me, nothing is new, someone’s been there before, and this is what they thought about it.

    What inspires you? Follow me on Twitter @GabriellePoplar
    Posted Jul 25, 2013, 3:47 PM by Gabrielle Poplar
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Fit Author

  • Fitness Advice We Ignore Eat more Fruits and VegetablesExercise MoreDrink more Water, avoid SodasDon’t Neglect you Routine Check upsKeep track of what you eatUse the StepsWalk the DogMow the LawnAvoid Fried foods.Park near the end of the lot, and walk. I’m guilty of not following most of these suggestions; they simply are not wired into my daily routine. Although I have found out that the few times I get a weight management wakeup call and I follow them (if only for a short time), I see results and get complements. Fitness as they say is a lifestyle, and since I hope to live long, I’ll be adjusting my daily routine to include ...
    Posted Jul 22, 2012, 7:58 PM by Gabrielle Poplar
  • Congrats! You Chose a Career Behind the Desk. Most writers live out our careers seated in front of a computer. As we pour out our thoughts into the word processor, we start our mornings with the coffee cup, placed on top of the stain right next to our laptops, and we end our evenings with the pizza box on top of stacked books we have abandoned since God knows when. In between are the numerous visits to the refrigerator for the quick snack (especially if you write from home). So, when the time comes for taking the author cover photos for the book we have worked so hard to produce, we look like a stuffed potato sack, with its thread wearing through from overload.Sitting in the same ...
    Posted Jun 11, 2012, 6:20 PM by Gabrielle Poplar
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Author 101: Homework

  • Insert an Image as the background of another Image in PowerPoint Two blogs ago, I started a topic about removing unwanted portions of an image (obtained legally, of course). In this blog, I’ll discuss how to insert an image as the background of another image. I will be using the doggie image we worked on the first time, and we will replace the cute dog we removed in the previous blog, with a cat. Now, I’m sure you get the general idea that as a fantasy writer (I wrote, ‘Custodian of the Luima Legacy’), I am dead sure cats and dogs get on beautifully, same as cats and mice. i) To insert an image as the background of another image, right click on the image and select Format Picture ...
    Posted Sep 3, 2012, 7:54 PM by Gabrielle Poplar
  • Remove Unwanted Portions of an Image in PowerPoint Most times we take a picture or purchase one online (please respect others copyright when using images from online sources) that we would like to use to convey a message, but there may be just one item in the picture that doesn’t flow with our theme. PowerPoint has a very cool feature for removing background, and unwanted items from pictures. Open PowerPoint, and select a blank slide. Click the Home tab, Click the arrow button next to the New Slide Icon and select blank slide. To insert a picture in your blank slide. Click the Insert Tab, and click in Picture. It opens an insert picture browser window which you can use to select your picture from where it ...
    Posted Aug 19, 2012, 9:27 PM by Gabrielle Poplar
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