A Sketch Photo by Terrence Davis called “Fearlessness”

Usually when I come into my favorite Starbucks at Bella Terra in Huntington Beach, I run into a dozen people I know and it is a special place where those I don’t already know-I meet.

Terry came in with a bunch of porfolios of new artwork he did since I saw him last.

This one I especially loved called “Fearlessness”. What does it make you think of?

What does it make you want to write?

Try your hand out!

 

I will show it to Terry Davis.

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Artwork by Terrence Davis
Terrencedavis108@gmail.com

Photography by Paulette L Motzko

“Failure is necessary to success as the oncoming wind is to a bird taking flight into the sky and soaring.” – Mena Habeeb, Writer & Photographer

Ever looked at a shooting star in the night sky and seen it shimmer across the sky? I have. I also have met people who lit up my night sky like stars and Mena Habeeb is one of those “stars”.
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I asked to sit next to him when he was studying to pass a long test to get his real estate license. We sat next to each other but conversation began when his eyes sparkled when I told him I was a writer, photographer & marketer. Two of his passions, even above real estate are also writing and photography.

By the way, he passed his real estate exam and saw this sunset the night all his determination paid off.
It was God’s way of telling him:

You did a fantastic job and I am so proud of you!

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I saw only a few of his photos and I know when Mena takes a photo God smiles from above!

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There are other photos and portraits I saw yesterday that would be the dream of any new bride & groom

He does on location portraits and we are teaming up to do hotels, resorts, food photography and product photography.

I was working on a web site and other things and spent many hours plinking away on my computer that night and I wrote stories about the homelessness epidemic on The Political Think Tank and met 4 new friends and 4 new readers who were as politically active as me that night.<

Mena and I are going to be working on some projects together that I will keep under wraps until they get further along.

This is one of many to come from Mena about how failing is a process to learn to do things right.

After all, think about how many times the batter swings the bat until finally he hits the home run!

Written by Paulette Le Pore Motzko, Copyright Jan 2014
Photography by Mena Habeeb, Copyright Jan 2014

Feel free to contact Mena Habeeb at MistaMenaHealth@gmail.com

5:34 p.m.

A Great Day & Even Better Weeks Ahead….

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There are a lot of awesome things happening in my world this week. New friends, finishing the Feature Story for Marri’s Pizza & Pasta Italian Family Restaurant in Anaheim, CA and continuing shooting the photos for what will be a new picture menu for the prize-winning Italian restaurant.

I was asked to be the writer on a family cook book illustrating recipes handed down generations and also being the food photographer and food stylist on the project.

I was elated, excited and honored at the same time.

I am bringing three new talents to my first blog & cooking site “Cooking Up a Storm All Over The World” and you can stay tuned as you see the new features on my site being created specifically for each person to highlight their innate special talents.

Have a great day and remember this is Thanksgiving week. According to Twitter Butterball has a shortage of turkeys, so get your bird now, if you’re planning on serving one.
Nomatter if it is a feast with family or volunteering you cooking prowess and serving abilities to a local soup kitchen, have a BLESSED WEEK.
Thanksgiving is November 28th.

What are you doing this week that is new and different than you have done before?

If you cannot think of anything,; create a lasting memory!

Paulette Le Pore Motzko
November 18th, 2013
6:42 a.m.

Paulette Le Pore Motzko-The Lady Behind the Award Winning Blog-Totally Inspired Mind

Thank You For Giving Me The Versatile Blogger Award

Some Interesting Facts About Paulette Le Pore Motzko

Her 15 Nominees for The Versatile Blogger Award

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After a very long day and a 30 minute bus ride home after sitting outside waiting for the bus almost an hour-due to a bus breaking down-I made it home and just missed the rain.

I made a wonderful salad with mixed greens, spinach, and roasted sweet peppers put it on <a href=”http://www.CookingUpaStormWithMissPolly.com”

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>http://www.CookingUpaStormWithMissPolly.com and then I saw a notification from my friend Amreen on the blog called “Paint The World With Words” http://painttheworldwithwords.wordpress.com/2013/10/29/the-versatile-blogger-award/

Amreen said she nominated me for the Versatile Blogger Award! Thank you Amreen. You give me a warm feeling about the work I put into my words and crafting them into what I hope has merit, to not just myself but the world.

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She made my day and made me really pleased that I spent so many hours fine tuning the last post about having a moral consciousness in the world, and then making it come alive with images yesterday.

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Some interesting things about Paulette Le Pore Motzko

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1.     I was diagnosed with complex partial epilepsy when I was nine years old. She almost died before she was a year old…high fever, went into convulsions and then a coma for many days until Dr Storks saved me life so I could eventually write the words that the world was supposed to read years later. I almost died 4 times in my life and before my epilepsy was under the great control it is now, I used to have 50 or more seizures a day and was what the super specialists call “intractable”. I was nearly killed in a car crash-when I was driving-over 15 years ago, and God was on my side as nobody was injured. I will never forget the applause and standing ovation I heard when all my neighbors all lined up and down the street saw the car I was in enmeshed in the chain link fence of a school yard! When I finally moved I heard people screaming and clapping and the firemen saying “Thank God She’s Alive!” So, it didn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out at that moment, it would be buses and drivers for me for the rest of my life. Driving isn’t all it is cracked up to be any how. The next standing ovation I hear and see will be for my award wining books or a song I wrote or a fabulous dish I created that is healthy and good. That will be more like it!

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3.     I love music playing classical guitar and piano and writing music. I taught piano for 20 years ages 6 to 86. I couldn’t earn a living with it after my divorce so I  re-created myself and read every writing book out there…and am a Copy Writer, Content Writer and earn money as a freelance writer, product photographer, food photographer that works with restaurants shooting interiors/exteriors and the food for digital menus like these:

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4.Was married to a real rocket scientist for 15 years and even though have been divorced since 2001, I learned a lot from him and will always take that wisdom through life.

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5.     My mother Ramona Lea Le Pore gave me life, confidence, was my cheerleader and is responsible for the attitude I have towards life-that with passion, and drive-anything is possible. My best friend when I was nine years old was Cheryl Lightcap, who was totally blind. She and I were hated by everybody but we were different. Children can be ruthless that way. They will throw a rock at anyone or anything they don’t understand. Mom was my “Anne Sullivan” and my teacher and taught me to read when I was 4 years old and once I learned phonetics, the world was my pearl. (I don’t like oysters!)
Mom has Alzheimer’s disease now but she is alive and well and I will see her very soon bearing gifts and great news of my new place.

Paulette and her dear mom Ramona Lea at The Corner Bakery at Bella Terra where it is like family. This was taken last year 2012.

Paulette and her dear mom Ramona Lea at The Corner Bakery at Bella Terra where it is like family. This was taken last year 2012.

6.     My grandfather Alberto Le Pore was a chef. He was from Argentina. My Nanny (Dad’s mother) lived with when I was 9 years old, an important age in my life. I was diagnosed with epilepsy, began playing the piano and writing music, began my love of cooking and cook books, read and wrote voraciously.

7.     I only associate with kind, caring, compassionate people who care about the world, the environment and those around us. I am not a hypocrite. I say what I mean and mean what I say but I am not Popeye!

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8.     I have a good sense of humor and a young attitude towards life and living. Even though I am amazingly five decades old, I know my best years are still ahead of me. Your attitude is the single most important thing you will need every day to be successful, achieve your goals and be selective on who you associate throughout your life. The more positive people you have in your life, the better your life with be, like sunshine coming through a window. The sunshine is them, the window is YOU!

9.     Writing words that I know the world will read and remember and hopefully look back to is extraordinarily gratifying. I took every class my high school offered and had the best English teachers to this day. One of them in Creative Writing said to me: “Pretend you are looking through the viewer of a Nikon camera and describe what you are talking about to someone as though they have never seen it in the world. Pretend you are seeing through a telephoto lense.” Her words, along with Mrs. Eva Covington’s, who gave me a Buxton jewelry box for graduation were timeless. She said: “ Some think I am an old lady that doesn’t’ know what she’s talking about and think the class is boring but I say this:  “You will want to learn to love English and grammar class not because it is exciting but because it is the technical side and mechanics of the language you will use the rest of your life. When you have a command of the English language you will: Speak Better, Get Better Jobs, Be Have More Friends, Be able to get up in front of people without hesitating and you will be more successful. She was right.

10.  I was the CEO and Founder of The Epilepsy Connection, a grassroots organization that I created and maintained until my divorce in 2001, when the needs of the one-me-came first before the needs of the many. Last time I looked at the domain that I bought and created, someone else was running an organization by that name, but it was not me. I might work with him some day to help raise money for services for those with the disorder because I care about it very much.

11.  I am writing a cook book that I hope will be completed this time next year.

12.  I love traveling, even though I don’t do enough of it.

13.  I used to collect tea pots. Now I just love using and enjoying what I have and own.

14.  Other topics that interest me are: Music, Politics, Astronomy, Science, Children and Education, Business, Marketing, Computers, Photography, Web Development, Reading and Fashion, Self -Empowerment and Psychology.

15.  I have 50 songs I wrote and copyrighted in the Library of Congress and want to see on a CD one day

 

 

 

Paulette Le Pore Motzko’s personal choice winners of The Versatile Blogger Award:

1.     Paint The World With Words at http://www.Painttheworldwithwords.wordpress.com

2.     Susan Lattwein at http://www.SusanLattwein.wordpress.com

3.     Looking  For Reasoning To a Complicated World   http://prayingforoneday.wordpress.com/2013/10/30/pictures-that-will-make-you-smile-all-about-love-sometimes/

 

4.     http://www.lavenderreflections.wordpress.com

5.     Caterina at http://www.kissmeunderthepinkblossomree.wordpress.com

6.     Luki Lutvia at http://www.lukilutviasite.wordpress.com

 

7.     Alina who created http://www.Alinamor.wordpress.com

 

8.     Sara Frye who created Living Life and Testing Limits One Step at a Time- http://www.sarafry.wordpress.com

 

9.     A Small Act of Kindness: http://www.smallactsofkindness.wordpress.com

 

10.  Don Charisma at http://www.doncharisma.org

 

11.  Sally Ann Frederick at http://www.SallyAnnFrederickTudor.wordpress.com

 

12.  Karin at http://www.middleofmystory.wordpress.com

 

 

13.  Rupa at http://www.RupaCoach.wordpress.com

 

14.  Dave at http://www.ThePhotography.wordpress.com

 

15.  Anna Maria at http://www.HappinessSecrets.wordpress.com

 

After doing this and the many wonderful and talented people I have “met” via the world of computers and WordPress, I am going to create a database on Excel of the first and last names, blog names and URL’s of the people I am becoming great friends with on Word Press. My dad had me memorize the school rosters when I was a kid. He said it will help you remember people’s names, which will be a great asset when you get older. It also shows that you care enough to remember it. Sometimes I have trouble remember first names alone, but never the whole name. I have a photographic memory and remember what the name looks like on paper and then what it sounds like phonetically. It is a trick I might teach people in the future when my books are closer to being printed.

 

After 1,043 words are typed, I think it is time to sign off now!