A woman with a burning desire for education

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HORN BILL’S DAUGHTER

A woman with a burning desire for education.

By Ramona Frye

 

Freedom from oppression through education

          Angela Raduk Miller is one of the rare human beings who was born with a sense of their life’s purpose.  She was born during the baby boomer era in the small village of Sarawak, located in the tropical Islands of Malaysia.   Her parents knew she had this extraordinary gift and gave her the name, “Raduk” which means in her native Badayuh language, “A girl of burning desire.”   It is this natural burning desire to survive and triumph over all obstacles that helped her to survive and pursue her mission.   She has written this extraordinary inspirational book called “Horned Bills Daughter.”  This book takes you on an inspirational adventure of one woman’s determination and courage to survive.  She struggled through all odds to become educated and fought for educational rights for the women of her small village and around the world.    Education became the way to connect to the world community and learn about all different types of cultures.   She learned to respect others more and honor all of humanity regardless of their cultural differences.   Winning through education helped her obtain the courage to inspire women to pursue education for empowerment worldwide.

Using difficult challenges to gain courage and determination

          We live in a world of many obstacles and experience many unexpected challenges.   Women face specific challenges every day that require them to be strong and courageous.   They need that extra inspiration and determination to triumph over any obstacles that may be challenging them in their business, social, career or romantic life.   Angela Raduk Miller reveals in her book how you can use many of the challenges in your life as a way to build courage and determination.  In this book you will be entertained as you are inspired to learn how to gain that ultimate power that will help you manifest your destiny.    It is a tropical journey in which she fights to triumph over poverty, discrimination, lack of modern healthcare, debilitating superstitions and opression.    

Changing disempowering beliefs

          Angela Raduk Miller’s book has been rated a five star read by amazon.  It is an informative book that will help you to start letting go of disempowering beliefs or negative mind conditioning.   Please visit: www.amazon.com  to purchase her astounding book “Hornbills daughter.”   It is time for a universal equalization that stops women from being held back based on old distorted beliefs that were created to help males stay in power of the planet.   We now have the resources to fight any discrimination or disempowerment that we may experience as women.   We have made it to “2014.”  Let’s make this a year we start on are great path to great change for the empowerment of women.

          Ramona Frye is a universal creative freelance writer specializing in creative fiction and non-fiction short stories, articles and screenplays that inspire and encourage women to create a winning spirit.   She happily admits to being a dedicated optimist and a movie fanatic.  She specializes in writing supernatural scripts and stories surrounding women’s issues.   To learn more about her writings visit:   www.awakeningofmyra.wordpress.comwww.elavationsun.com, www.ramonamewrites.com.

          Ramona Frye encourages you to find out more about how you can be involved in helping women and yourself in gaining empowerment to live an extraordinary life visit: www.braveheartwomen.com.               

Donny’s Blues

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Requiem for a way out of poverty and despair

          Donny paces back and forth in front of his apartment window waiting desperately for Jimmy to arrive.   He lives in one of the roughest areas of town.   Most nights Donny and his girlfriend can’t sleep due to the constant sounds of gunshots firing through the neighborhood.  Donny’s  only wish is to finally finish college, get a good job in advertising,  then move as far a way from the hell whole neighborhood he lives in as he can.   Donny frowns and feels a turning in his stomach as he nervously holds his pathetic college report card in his fragile thinning hand.  The room is dimly lit, and it is so quiet that you can hear the subliminal rugged sound of the apartment’s dusty old ceiling fan.  In his living room is two worn down mix match leather recliners and a faded coffee table.   They didn’t even have a television any more.   Donny had to sell all of their decent furniture in order to pay for his college tuition this semester.  The only thing they had for entertainment was Donny’s grandfathers old radio that only picked up a few stations.   Things had gotten so bad that Donny couldn’t even afford very much to eat.  His body is now only a fraction of the size it was when he was in high school. 

    Donny walks over to the window and opens up the dusty curtains.   His girlfriend had been so busy she didn’t even have time to knock down the dozens of spider webs that were clinging on to the corners of the ceiling walls.  He looks both ways to see if Jimmy’s car is coming down the street.    As he stands there nervously, he starts reminiscing on how he was once a buffed up quarter back in high school.    He thinks about how perfect every thing seemed back then.  He remembers how popular he was and how all the girls wanted to go out with him.   In his graduation year book he was named the most likely to succeed.  His temporary joy quickly changes when he thinks about how he is being supported by his girlfriend who’s working two jobs.  

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       With a sullen expression on his face, Donny walks over to the counter and grabs his lighter and a pack of cigarettes off the counter.   He anxiously pulls a cigarette out of the carton, then lights it up as his fragile hands shake.   He steps over to the refrigerator in his small out of date kitchen and opens up the refrigerator.  He shakes his head as he notices the nearly bare shelves.   There is nothing left in the refrigerator but a jar of old pickles, a container of eggs  and a carton of milk.   He grabs the carton of milk out of the refrigerator, then takes a huge sip.   He nearly vomits on the floor. He quickly holds his hand over his mouth, then rushes over to the sink and spits the curded milk out. “How come every thing in my life sucks?” Donny yells out. He dumps the carton of spoiled milk into the trash can.  He takes a few more puffs off his cigarette than puts it out in the sink.   He looks up at the ceiling and notices that one of the florescent lights are out. 

       Donny is about to strut over to the pantry and get a new light bulb, when the roaring sound of a car horn startles him.   He rushes over to the window and notices Jimmy’s car in the drive way.   He feels a small sigh of relief as he rushes to the door and opens it up.  Jimmy runs up to the door with an agonizing look on his face. 

    Donny and Jimmy had been best friends since grade school.   They went through everything together and they were always there for each other.   Donny immediately opens the door. Jimmy rushes frantically pass him.

  “Donny! God dam it!”   said Jimmy.   “Those Bastards.”

   “What the hell is going on?”  said Donny.

  “I didn’t get the promotion so I can’t give you the money for the tutor.”  said Jimmy.   “You’re going to just have to take some of the classes over next semester.”

   “Jimmy!” said Donny.   “What the hell do you mean?”  I loaned you the money to pay for your new car.   That’s why I didn’t get the god dam tutor last semester.  Now you’re telling me you can’t give me the money because you didn’t get the promotion.”

   “You can wait til next semester.” said Jimmy.    “My uncle’s selling his boat and he’s going to give me five thousand dollars next month.”  “I told him I needed it for you now.”  “He said he has to make some repairs on the boat before he can sell it.   “I promise you Donny.”  “You’ll get the dam money back.” 

Donny rushes over to the coffee table, picks up a glass vase then throws it against the wall.   The riveting sound of glass sputters.   Bits and pieces of glass are all over the living room floor.   Donny rushes into the kitchen and starts taking glasses out the cabinet and throwing them on the ground.   He takes the eggs out the refrigerator and throws them on the counter.    He angrily takes his hands and smashes the gooey egg mixture all over the counter.  “This is what’s happening to my life Jimmy.”   said Donny.   

“Come on Donny.” said Jimmy.  You can still graduate next semester.  Don’t try to make me feel guilty.  I couldn’t help that I didn’t get the promotion.  I promise you that if I don’t get the money from my uncle before the beginning of the semester,  I’ll sell my mom’s old Mercedes Benz.  It’s in excellent condition. She left it to me before she passed away.  I swore, I’d never sell it.  But you’re my home boy.  You know I’d do any thing for you.” 

  Jimmy walks up to Donny and grabs his hand as he is about to destroy one of his high school football trophies.   Jimmy takes the trophy out of Donny’s hand and sits it back on the fireplace mantle.   Jimmy grabs Donny’s shoulders and looks intensely into his eyes.  He escorts Donny over to the recliner.   They both sit down and listen to the rugged sound of the ceiling fan.   Donny slightly smiles as he leans back and fantasizes about his college education, successful career and new home in a new safe neighborhood.

 The End

How to remember a universal legend?

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How to remember a universal legend?

Many living legends have gone down in history intriguing are minds through generations. Most of us are well aware of historical legendary figures like Leonardo Divinci, Mozart, Albert Einstein, Thomas Edison and the list goes on and on. These historical legends are generally known for the positive contributions they have given to us. Their spirits linger with us every time we view there art, listen to their music or hear about their phenomenal discoveries. These historical legends personal life, for the most part, remains a mystery. It enables us to easily focus only on their various accomplishments. In are modern day minds they are like angels of light that once walked the earth and shared their various gifts. We also have what we call are modern day legends like Liberachi, Elvis Presley, John Lennon, Marvin Gaye and now the king of pop Michael Jackson. Not only are these modern day legends famous, they are known as celebrities. Celebrity is a label that brings more than just glitter and admirations. It also opens up the can of worms that brings out all the dark baggage. All the skeletons that were once in or out of the closet come alive. We thrive on them. We crave the knowledge of there wounds. We search for their faults and their dirty little habits that seem to light up the television screams. They clog up the blogs, forums, chat rooms and u-tubes on the internet. We become so engrossed into their personal private misfortunes, human mistakes and personal failures that we lose something very vital. We lose the greatest focus of their life. We lose the very things their souls came to this earth to share with us. We cloud up the treasures they gave because of our nasty little habits that crave dark drama.

Most humans claim they want more positive media. We all want to see more love, happiness, joy and compassionate things on the news and on the internet. However; when ever a negative story comes out we thrive on it. And when it’s about a celebrity we eat it up like vultures. What does this say about us? If we want to truly remember a legend admirably we must focus on the magnificent gifts they shared with us. They gave us a precious gift that touched us in some way. Throw their garbage and skeletons into the trash of your mind. Delete it from your subconscious. Whether you are a legend or a regular Joe, We all want to be remembered for the beauty with in us. Even if we’re not aware of it. Let’s remember are most recent living legend, “The incomparable Michael Jackson” for his beautiful music, dance and amazing stage performances. Let’s treasure those memories and make them the dominate thing we remember about him. If we start now then the next generation won’t have to carry the burden of using vital energy on dark useless baggage. In this new generation we will see the birth an era where we will all live on the level of legends.

By Ramona Frye

Who should you love?

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The first thing we really should ask our selves is who has the right to tell some one who they should love. What deity gave them the right to choose for some one else. What person or persons decided that this person was worthy of being a deity. I know for generations people have spoke about how their religion dictates to them who they should love. But doesn’t every one deserve the right to choose what religion they should have? What happened to free will? Have those two precious words been stripped from our memories? Free will to many is only valid when the free will is in line with their beliefs. So lets get back to who should you love or how should you love. We know about love when it comes to our parents, siblings, relatives and friends. This is usually agreed upon by all regardless of what religion or culture we come from. However; when it comes to an intimate partnerships that’s when the various judgments are activated. Many people put on their judges robe and decide what the sentence should be for not loving the right person. Some people belonging to a certain mindset will read this article and automatically say that the author is promoting homosexuality.

This is far from the truth. This article is about the fact that no human being has any authority to tell two consenting adults who they should love. It would be a modern day miracle if people in the judges robes, The ones who have been systematically brainwashed could finally open up their minds. If these personal judges could start putting their selves in the place of some one who for what ever reason falls in love with another person in the same gender. How would they feel if some one told them they could not love some one from the opposite sex. It would truly blow their minds. They would probably need serious psychiatric help after being told they could no longer love the one they longed for. Many people will continue to argue that because of their belief they can not and will not approve same sex relationships or marriages. The problem is not that people disagree with homosexual relationships or marriages. The real problem is when they try to take away some one’s free will because it is different from theirs. No one says you have to condone homosexual relationships. It is a matter of respect that is the real issue. If we could create a society in which we see every being as divine and allow them to view the world from their own perspective. When we can learn to accept them even if their perspective is different from are own. If mankind can ever get to this idea state then the question of who you should love would no longer be relevant. We will finally reach a state in which the only thing that matters is the fact that love is being experienced.

Can we save the Earth?

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The most precious thing we have is the ability to live on this planet. If the resources on this planet are diminished to the level in which we can not survive on it, then we lose are vital ability to save the planet earth. It is a well known fact that the ozone layer is being depleted at a alarming rate. It is not possible to reverse the clock, but it is possible to start taking care of are most vital treasure. Some of the very simple ways people can start saving the earth is to really start appreciating the fact that it can be taken away. For so many years huge corporations and the average citizen have automatically assumed that the earth was ours forever no matter how we treated it. Most of us are now aware that we can not continue to abuse the planet with out any ramifications. I am going to introduce just a few steps the average citizen can help save the earth. The first one is recycling. A plastic bottle takes thousands of years to degrade in the earths soil causing harm to the quality of earth. Small animals often get sick from chipping away at this re-usable plastic. It only takes a few seconds to store all your plastics in a separate bag then your regular trash. At the same time you can have a small automatic savings plan just by collecting cans, plastics and glass. Another way to help save the earth is to walk as much as you can. If the store is just a few blocks down the street , start taking the time to walk instead of getting in your car zooming off. You’ll save mileage, help keep the air cleaner and get your self some much needed exercise. Utilize in scents instead of constantly spraying with aerosol sprays. It’s much more economical and will allow you to breath easier.

If you’re a smoker try at least cutting down. Try some of the great products on the market which help smokers quit or cut down. Cigarettes have carcinogenic toxins inside of them that help to slowly eat into the ozone layers. Saving the planet is also a spiritual mind-set we must continue to develop and utilize. We must look at the earth as our extended body. Do some research by going to your local library or use a search engine on the internet and search on how to save the planet. Just changing our mindset and putting the time into research and use that knowledge by taking action. Utilizing these few simple but powerful methods is what will truly save the earth. We will be giving future generations to come the opportunity to enjoy life on this planet as we and our forefathers have enjoyed for thousands and even millions of years.

What is happening to Karen?

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It seemed like time had stopped, as I stood there waiting for
the light to turn. My feet felt like they were on fire. Suddenly, I felt a light tap on my shoulder. I immediately turned around and this black woman was about two inches from my face. Sweat was dripping down her face profusely. I could sense terror in her eyes as her body shivered and she stood their breathing like her lungs were about to collapse. Tears rolled down her somber face as she pouted and moaned. The old raggedy scarf she had on her head looked as though it was about to wither and fall off. Her dingy blouse sleeves were
rolled pass her elbows and dirt and mud covered her hands. Her skirt was so long that it touched the tip of her toes and dragged along the ground. It was as if she had stepped out of the eighteenth century and walked into my world.

“Excuse me I said as I moved around her. “I looked up and
the light had finally turned red. An urgent feeling of fear abruptly consumed me. I could feel my heart racing as I started walking frantically across the street. She seemed so odd and out of place. I almost couldn’t believe I was seeing her. My mind started grabbing on to any thoughts to make me feel some sense of reality. I started thinking about all the strange homeless people that are constantly hanging out downtown. I quickly glanced back and she was gone.

As soon as I got across the street, I slowed my pace. Why did I have to be so cheap and park nearly two blocks from work I thought? I had been parking there for nearly eight years? At that moment, I would have given an extra hundred bucks to park in the parking lot under are prestigious law office. I couldn’t have been more than half a block away from the economy parking lot when I felt my heal loosen up and collapse. Before I knew it I slid and fell backwards on my head. My briefcase and purse flew up in the air and came tumbling down. I felt a hard thumping sound on the back of my head and passed out. When I opened my eyes people were standing around me. The images of them were blurry and I felt almost like I was still dreaming.

I instantly noticed the strange homeless black woman standing about a half a feet away from me. She was more real and vivid than anyone else. It was as if they were transparent ghostlike beings standing around her. I could suddenly feel the emotion of her tears. Tears started dripping down my face. I felt like I had just came from a dear friends funeral.

I reached my arms out and suddenly, felt the strong arm of a man helping me up. I frantically glanced around to find her. She had surprisingly vanished again. I quickly straightened up my clothes as I continued searching for any sign of her.

“Miss.” “Are you ok ? asked the tall thin blonde haired man standing in front of me. He reminded me of the typical lawyers that walked up and down the busy streets of Cedartown, Ohio. He had that typical proud professional look on his face. It was the look of endowed success. He was on top of the world and was a part of the untouchable Harvard educated attorney’s that financially flourished in the small town. He wore the basic black designer suit, with a white shirt and grey striped tie. He carried a thick leather brief case and had the perfect short professionally styled hair cut. I reached out my arm and shook his hand. He smiled and handed me my purse and brief case.

“Yes” “Thank you so much I said. “The heal of my shoe
broke.” I stooped down and picked up my shoe and broken heel. I was fanatical about finding any sign of her. I felt like I had to prove to my self she was real. “Dam it” “I just bought these shoes a couple of months ago and paid over a hundred dollars for them I said angrily. “Well you know they don’t make them like they use to he said. “I know I said. I did a three hundred and sixty degree turn as the man stood their looking at me as if he wondered about my stability. I was so anxious to find her I almost forgot he was their. I didn’t even see the rest of the people leave. I quickly turned back toward him.

“Sir” “Did you see this strange looking black woman. “She,” “She was wearing these dirty old fashion clothes.” “I think she’s probably one of the homeless people that hang out downtown. “No” “I would have noticed that right away. “But just around the corner near the train station there’s dozens of homeless people. “I’ve stopped there and gave them a few bucks a couple of times he said.

“I can’t believe you didn’t see her.” “She was standing about a half a feet away from me. “I saw her before about fifteen minutes ago. “She was at the stop light a few buildings down from where I work. “Excuse me Miss.” “But are you sure your ok? “Because there was no one around you that even remotely fit that description. “Maybe you should go get your head checked.” “You fell back on your head pretty hard when your heel broke.” “I was just a few feet behind you when I saw you fall. You could have a slight concussion. You were out
a few seconds. I saw your eyes close and open up. I was about to call 911” “In order for you to pass out like that you had to have been hit pretty hard.” I could feel a sore spot at the back of my head. I rubbed it, then looked at my fingers. I didn’t see any blood on my hand. I felt a small sense of relief just knowing I wasn’t going to need any stitches. “I’m not bleeding.” “Thank god.” “I felt it but it just stings a little.” “It happened so fast. “This woman she must have been following me. “She was closer to me than any one else.” “I know I saw her.” “Karen I said to my self. “I know I’m not crazy she was standing within a inch of my face I said. “Where the hell did she go that quick.

What’s going on in your kids head?

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What’s on going on in your kids head?

We live in a age in which kids are getting involved with things that would have never happened twenty years ago. We ask are selves why are children doing such horrendous acts now? There is something wrong when we have nine, ten, and fourteen year olds killing their parents or shooting up the neighborhood. What is going on when a perfectly normal kid ends up overdosing at teen party off of ecstasy? I don’t know how many times, I’ve read about parents who have had children who have committed these horrific acts say they couldn’t believe they would do something like that. During the Columbine shootings several years ago the parents didn’t have a clue their teenage sons were building bombs in the garage. We ask are self how can we know? How much time do you really spend with your kid? Really ask your self this question sincerely. How often do you and your child actually spend time talking to each other. Notice how much time your child spends watching television, surfing the internet, listening to his or her Ipod, text messaging on his cell phone. And this doesn’t even include the time that he or she is at school and your at work. Honestly, most people probably spend a half hour a day talking to their kids. This is the type of stuff that needs to stop in order for you to really know what’s going on in your kids head. Sit down and right out a schedule where you plan at least three hours a week where you and your kid are actually just communicating together. And don’t include while your watching television. Television is the biggest distraction. It’s what is raising the kids these days and it needs to stop. The more quality time you spend with your kid where your communicating, the more you will really know what’s going on in their head. Don’t wait until he does something wrong before you start talking to him. This is the main reason kids hide things from their parents is because their afraid you’re going to nag them to death. If you take the time to build a relationship with your kid you’ll be able to read him like a book.

Why tail gators make me sick.

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I will never for the life of me understand why people tail gate. Is there ego so big they think they own the road and every one is suppose to jump when they say jump? Are they so ignorant that they don’t realize it usually doesn’t solve anything? Most of the time they just piss people off and start the process of road rage. It has happened to me a million times where some one is tail gating me and I pull over to the next lane. The next thing I know their tail gating some one else. I’ve seen times when I get to my destination much faster than the person that was rudely tailgating me. Tail gators are the main cause of accidents on the freeway. Their in such a hurry that they wind up getting in a accident, then they don’t get to their destination at all. Even if they do get to their destination it takes them triple the amount of time. All you tail gators out their I am here to inform you that tail gating usually just slows you down, piss you off and pisses the person your tailgating off. And for all of you that don’t know what tail gating is then I’ll educate you right now. It’s when your riding some one’s bumper. When you don’t have enough sense to put your blinker on and get in the other lane, then switch lanes and get back in front of them. Next time you think of tail gating remember this article it will reduce your stress and the person you would have rudely tail gated.

How to use nature as a stress reliever

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Most of the time we take nature for granted. We’re so busy watching are television, surfing the internet, listing to are ipods that we forget about the most precious things we have. We forget about the beauty of the planet that we’re living on. We become so consumed with all are electronical gadgets that we forget about the most valuable thing we have. The only time people usually focus on nature is when there is some type of power outage. Then we’re forced to light candles and look out side at all the trees and plants around us. We can hear the beautiful sounds of birds, crickets and even the leaves swishing in the wind. Something really wonderful happens then because we can finally slow down. We learn to appreciate everything more. Take some time every day to just breath in the air. Stop to smell the flowers sometimes. You will be surprise how it relaxes you. There is no cost for this. It’s ironic how the most valuable inexpensive thing we have, we rarely stop to appreciate and indulge in it. May be we should take one day a week and turn off all are electronic gadgets for a few hours and just sit out side and enjoy nature. Start walking more and playing out side like we did when we were kids. Kids and senior citizens are usually the most peaceful beings because they appreciate and enjoy nature the most.