The Moon is Made of Gold by Rickie Lee Jones

The song just came up on my Spotify playlist and it always transports me back in time 17 years ago when I was first divorced from the Polish rocket scientist I had been married to for 15 years.

I dated a Cuban computer software developer for 6 years who oddly developed software that Boeing used that my ex-husband still works at.

I remember simply watching sunsets by Newport Harbor and the sea air so fresh and clean and the casual southern California mentality I miss so much living in the dusty, hot desert of Nevada.

I swear that moon was really made if gold.

He has moved on and so have I but good memories are worth playing back in the “Theater in Your Mind”.

In life, you just have to focus on positive memories and discard the rest.

Kind of like your throwing them into a ravine but they disintegrate right before your eyes like fairy dust!

How’s that for a nice visual?

I hope you all cherish and remember the great memories in your life and make some new great memories today too!

Written and compiled by Paulette Motzko

Watch “12 Household Uses for Borax That You Should Know” on YouTube

My mom used to use this simple cleaner all the time when I was a kid growing up and I just used it for my kitchen sink and it worked fantastic! I bought a whole bunch of borax and put it in a cleaned out glass Nescafe jar under my sink. That way, I can use it for all kinds of cleaning uses from laundry to the sink, or scrubbing counters. Tomorrow I’m going to use it in the bathroom sink since it works so well and bathtub.

I recommend you wear really good rubber gloves when you use it though. Even though it’s a natural product, it has a really powerful enzyme affect on whatever you put it on.

Tonight I’m going to put one cup of it in my toilet and tomorrow it’s going to be almost effortless to clean, which will be awesome.

For my sink in my bathroom I just got an old bath back scrubber that I never liked and I just put on rubber gloves and put my cleanser on and then I use that back scratcher now a dedicated bathroom cleaner. I should call it my “back saver” now.

When I do the tub I can just reach inside there using the long handle it cleans a lot better and easier and my back doesn’t kill me, hence back saver.

In the video you definitely may not need anything to do with fleas, or bugs or any of those things they talked about on there but, nonetheless it’s good knowledge.

It’s nice when you find the simple product like that that endures hundreds of years and you can use it for a multitude of uses and it really works well and it’s eco-friendly.

Written and compiled by Paulette Motzko.

July 10th, 2018. 10:57 p.m.

From CNN: They wanted to see their soldier son-in-law. They ended up at a detention center.

They wanted to see their soldier son-in-law. They ended up at a detention center.

Such a sad story and I’ll do too good old Trump. I would say 95% if every action Trump has taken since he was president his head ill effects on not just the United States with the world. Trump has no conscience that’s how we can do stuff like that nor does he have any compassion.

Commentary by Paulette Motzko.

July 10th, 2018. 7:40 p.m.

From CNN: Officer points gun at group of children

Officer points gun at group of children

Anybody who aims a gun that’s loaded at a kid that has no weapon or anything shouldn’t be a police officer.

Office duty isn’t in order but rather the guy shouldn’t be a police officer. That’s crazy. It’s a prime example of overtraining and overdoing it, and a sad commentary on what the world come to in 2018.

Commentary by Paulette Motzko.

July 10th, 2018. 7:37 p.m.

Life before cell phones: Do you remember a time when you looked into someone’s eyes when you spoke to them? Do you remember when you had a real up close, memorable, enjoyable conversation?

Turn your phone off and turn on and tune in to life! It’s not too late!

Written by Paulette Le Pore Motzko.

Photography, digital art and graphic design by

Paulette L. Motzko,

PLM Studios.

Copyright July 10th 2018.

2 p.m.

When you’re over 50 years old as I admit I am, you become a walking piece of History.

I remember Walter Cronkite’s telecast on Channel 2 News on a black tube TV when I was a kid announcing the first lunar Landing.

I remember looking up things in the library system and using the Dewey Decimal System.

Are there any kids today that would know how to look something up in the library in the Dewey Decimal System?

If they had to do a research paper to get a Ph.d would they know how to do it? Or would they just sit there talking into Google all day?

Did you ever think that in the time that you told all your friends what you’re doing on Facebook you could have done something really cool instead?

When I was in high school I looked up things quite often in the Encyclopedia Britannica, and I always found the information I needed, with the help of some great, extraordinary Librarians with Master’s degrees in Library Science, rather than using my Vocal Search that I use daily on my Galaxy Note 4 phablet.

Technology has its place and the incredible technologies we possess enable to do things faster than we ever dreamed and information is accessed at a rate that is almost abnormal.

Instead of parents reading to their children, teaching them phonetics as my mom did me, and exposing them to reading books, and exposing them to new ideas and helping them become more well-rounded human beings, quite often a parent in 2018 will stick a smartphone in the kids hands at an unusually early age.

Unfortunately this doesn’t give any kind of bonding at all for the child and the parent gets an easy time out but the child is greatly deprived of the kind of attention that old-school parenting and reading and nurturing gives.

I see babies in strollers basically raised by apps or babysitters and not by the parent learning any kind of language skills whatsoever which is really sad and pathetic compared to what it used to be. The sad thing is the kind of talking I hear a lot of parents say is simply “shut up” so you wonder where the kid turns out to be a real loser later in life if he doesn’t have any positive role models to encourage him or her.

Watch what you say around children because they absorb it like a sponge and they will live up to your words.

Spend more time talking to your children and your family and really spending quality time with them. After all, they won’t be around forever.

Here’s the test to see if your addicted to the internet.

Remove Facebook and Twitter off your Smart device and free up all the space on it. Now watch how much time you just gave Yourself by doing that!

Just think about all the cool software you can put on your smartphone that does something really awesome with the 4GB Facebook takes for the app and the messenger.

Now ask your absolute best friends to share cell phone numbers with those friends that you called friends and see how many really share the number.

I was on Facebook 10 years and maybe a dozen gave me their cell phone number out of 1000!!!!

So in retrospect I was really wasting my time wasn’t I?

You want to have high quality friends even if it’s only 5 of them rather than 5,000 you don’t even know.

If you’re brave and courageous enough to remove those apps off your device and you don’t feel any kind of remorse or anything else once they’re off you probably weren’t addicted and it’s just something you did as a hobby.

If you noticed you feel anxious, and it kind of bugs you haven’t not having the networking sites there, go ahead and stick them back on.

Watch it though, Facebook and Twitter full of a lot of people doing a lot of nothing substantial that truly matters.

Give yourself a certain amount of time on them then happily walk away, and then get off of it and go do something else.

I call it be out with life in the living not behind a monitor or a cell phone

Make sure we don’t replace people with robots and take the very technology that we created to make our life as human beings easier and instead minimize human being’s ability to think, reason and to communicate in a normal way in the real world.

Do something wonderful that you’ve been wanting to do for a long time but you haven’t had the chance.

For every hour that you’re doing computer work get away from it for an hour or more.

Life’s too great to just simply look at computer screens.

Impress Yourself and Be True To Your Heart and Don’t Compete With Others – Paulette L. Motzko

Image of Paulette Motzko photographed by “T”

Photo editing and Digital Art by Paulette Motzko,

PLM Studios

Copyright July 2018

Sunday, July 8th, 2018.

11:39 p.m.; 2:12 a.m.

There are a few simple guidelines I operate by in life and some of them are:

  1. Put Integrity and value first, no matter what anybody else does.
  2. If you’re in business don’t be afraid to turn jobs down that would undermine your integrity or would be beneath what you represent.
  3. Fine tune your game plan every day.
  4. Be a voracious reader and lifelong learner.
  5. If you wonder how some thing is done, do research and then find out how to do it. Then, if you really want to do something cool, show someone else how to do it afterwards. You might learn to do it so well that you are able to mentor someone else in the future!
  6. Spend time in nature or at a minimum sunshine everyday. If you don’t have sunshine and the weather is dismal or rainy, then put on nature sounds for listen to the rain outside your window. Open the window slightly so you can hear it. Nature sounds are calming because we’re connected to them.
  7. Exercise and spend time building your balance, stamina, and concentration through exercises like yoga and Tai Chi.
  8. Keep only quality people around you who represent your ideals and ethical beliefs.
  9. Try to make as many voice-to-voice phone calls as you possibly can instead of texting. You will find that you’re going to be building more quality relationships because you’re going to hear vocal intonation that you wouldn’t have heard otherwise. It’s a much more human, highly personal way to communicate too- the way we did things before cell phones were invented! Another Fringe benefit that will blend over into other areas of your life, is that you’ll have fewer distractions while you work on more important projects.
  10. The satisfaction from communicating in a more old school way and avoiding some of the new School Technology is incredible. It will make you feel more relaxed and less like a tech geek.
  11. Try to minimize multi-tasking, and instead focus on quality, quality and more quality. Work on one specific thing at a time and keep your concentration level high into the best that you’re able.

Written by Paulette Le Pore Motzko.

Above image created by Paulette L. Motzko

“The Beach Life” Digital Painting and Poem by Paulette L. Motzko

This photo was taken prior to me moving to Las Vegas in about the year 2012 with my Nikon 24 megapixel DSLR camera. I then imported it over into my Note 4 that has a high definition camera and then recreated it using two different photo apps.

Copyright June 30th/July 1st, 2018.

PLM Studios.

Written by Paulette L. Motzko,

Photography and Digital arts by Paulette L. Motzko.

The Beach Life

Palm trees swaying.

People playing in the Sun smiling down on everyone.

People walking their dogs….

Smiles on faces because it’s one of the most amazing places…

To simply be…

To live….

To enjoy…

Feeling the cool Pacific Coast Breeze…..

Savoring a casual way of living and an appreciation for nature everywhere in sight.

Life is good, life is great.

Look around, hear the sounds, the ocean waves,

The wide expanse and how one’s Soul connects to a power greater than us all.

Copyright July 1st 2018, Paulette Le Pore Motzko

God provides. Say that out loud and believe it with all the conviction you posses.

On Thriving Thursday I simply wanted to tell all of you to keep aspiring to do the best at what you’re good at.

Don’t let any disappointments you may have sway you against moving towards your noble goals.

Keep those around you who support you in wonderful ways trade those ways could be motivation, cheering you on and other ways. Stay away from people who are downers and who I look at his balls and chains who drag you down.

The image in this post is of a Joel Osteen book I got at Barnes & Noble entitled “An Abundant Life: 8 ways to invite blessings into your world.

I had lucite magazine hangers that I found on Amazon, that I had a friend put up on my wall by my desk so that I can open books up to the pages I wanted.

Share a comment in the comment box of something you did this week that you think you could tell others to help them Thrive too.

Written by Paulette Motzko.

June 2018. 8:12 p.m.