Marcia Whites New Book Teaches Values of Acceptance and Camaraderie


Alstead, N.H. (PRWEB) December 12, 2012

The new illustrated childrens book The Adventures of Ragpatch: Love Lost and Found (published by Inspiring Voices) offers young readers an engaging and compelling tale of friendship and finding their place in the world that proves, as author Marcia White says, there is a place in the world for everyone.

A scarecrow named Ragpatch is hanging in the field when Mrs. Jacobs takes him down from his perch and begins to walk toward the barn. She becomes distracted and puts him on a bench. Farmer Jacobs sees him lying on the bench, puts him into the back of his truck and takes him to the dump. This is just the start of Ragpatchs journey!

An excerpt from The Adventures of Ragpatch:

This was a sad day indeed for Ragpatch. Mrs. Jacob carefully laid Ragpatch on the bench in front of the barn, and she went inside to find Farmer Jacob.

A short time later, Mr. Jacob picked up Ragpatch and threw him on top of the pile of rubbish in the back of his truck. He yelled to Mrs. Jacob and said, I will be back from the dump in an hour, then we can go pick some corn.

The dump! He is taking me to the dump! This cant be happening, cried Ragpatch. This is the thanks I get for standing guard over the field for six yearsa trip to the dump!

Soon Ragpatch meets a one-legged seagull named Mort and a black lamb named Baart. All three are different and lonely; they dont quite fit in. As they try to find their places in their world, they realize that they can depend on each other.

About the Author

Marcia White has always had a desire to write which developed from her love of reading. She has learned a great deal about love from being raised in a Christian family, being married, raising three children and enjoying visits with the grandchildren. All this comes together with imagination and dream to write a book. She and her husband, Howard, reside in Alstead, N.H., where they take time to enjoy the world around them.

Inspiring Voices, a service of Guideposts, is dedicated to helping authors share their words of hope, faith and inspiration with the world. A strategic publishing partnership with indie book publishing leader, Author Solutions, Inc.; Inspiring Voices allows authors to publish inspirational and spiritual books without respect to their specific doctrine, denomination or political point-of-view. Authors published through Inspiring Voices benefit from access to exclusive Guideposts marketing services, with select titles appearing in a special collection at Guideposts.org. For more information on publishing with Inspiring Voices, log on to inspiringvoices.com or call 866-697-5313.







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    Tip Sheet for Surviving Spouse Owning California Real Property as Joint Tenant by Mark W. Bidwell


    Irvine, CA (PRWEB) December 12, 2012

    In California husbands and wives usually own property together as joint tenants. When one spouse dies, ownership under California law passes automatically to the survivor. Mark W. Bidwell, attorney at law, provides tips on the consequences of survivor ownership in joint tenancy.

    If the surviving spouse needs to sell, refinance, gift or trust fund the real estate, the deceased spouse must first be taken off title as an owner of the real property. The deceased spouse is taken off title by an Affidavit filed with the County Recorder.

    The Affidavit is a declaration, under oath, by the surviving spouse. The surviving spouse declares the other spouse has died and attaches a certified copy of the death certificate. The affidavit is filed in the county where the real property is located. It is now of public record the surviving spouse has the authority to take sole control of the real property and may sell, borrow or change title on the property.

    An online service to prepare and record Affidavits for the surviving spouse is at http://www.DeedAndRecord.com.

    The problem remains of what happens to the real property when the surviving spouse dies. If nothing more is done the property passes to heirs through probate. Probate is the process of transferring real property from a person who had died to his or her heirs under the supervision of the Superior Court of California. Probate is costly, usually takes about one year and is open to the public.

    The best way for the surviving spouse to avoid probate is to create a living trust. Title in the real property is transferred into the trust. The surviving spouse maintains control and may sell, borrow, or gift the property. Nothing really changes while the surviving spouse is living.

    Upon the death of the surviving spouse another Affidavit is filed with the county by the successor trustee. This Affidavit is a declaration, under oath, by the successor trustee the surviving spouse has died and a certified copy of the death certificate is attached to the Affidavit.

    The successor trustee also states in the affidavit he or she has authority to act on behalf of the trust and to take control of the real property. The successor trustee can only do what is permitted by the terms of the trust. Trusts most often call for distribution to children of the deceased spouse either by sale or transfer in ownership by quit claim deed.

    A properly prepared affidavit must have a legal description so the county recorders office can add the affidavit to the public chain of title. The legal description is not the street address. The legal description has at a minimum the tract, map, block and lot number of the real estate property. County recorders will not accept affidavits without a legal description.

    Deed and Record is an online service to prepare affidavits for real property in California. This online service records affidavits it has prepared with the appropriate county recorder. Deed and Record markets through websites, primarily, DeedAndRecord.com. The owner of the websites is Mark W. Bidwell, Attorney at Law and CPA Inactive (http://www.BidwellLaw.com). Office is located at 18831 Von Karman Avenue, Suite 270, Irvine, California 92612. Phone number is 949-474-0961. Email is Mark@DeedandRecord.com.







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      Sticky Fingers Songs Confused with Missing Rolling Stones Songs


      New York, New York (PRWEB) December 12, 2012

      On December 6, 2012, Rolling Stones tribute band Sticky Fingers have revealed that the eleven songs that have been circulating the Internet since July 2012 are actually songs from their original CD release titled, Like a Rolling Stone. Rough, demo-versions of the songs have been circulating the Internet for the past six months, making many Rolling Stones fans believe that the tracks were songs missing from a Stones recording session that took place in France circa 1970.

      It doesn’t take much to excite fans of classic rock when buzz about lost or stolen recording begin to circulate, but this was different. Eleven songs were being passed around the globe that sounded to many to be in fact previously unreleased songs recorded by the Rolling Stones. The origin of the eleven songs could not be traced, bringing even more intrigue to the already frenzied situation.

      As it turns out, the songs were the rough, demo versions of songs recorded by Glen Carroll and band, Sticky Fingers. Sticky Fingers has long been considered the world’s best Rolling Stones tribute band, Now, having toured for over 35 years, Sticky Fingers both looks and sounds like the Rolling Stones. It only makes sense that a record released by them would fool even the most skeptical Rolling Stones fans.

      The band is lead by lead vocalist, Glen Carroll. Originally hired to be the drummer, Glen took the vocal reigns in 1990, and has since taken control of the band and toured the globe. Plans to release a CD finally took hold in 2011, when Glen started assembling the talent. Glen Carroll looks so much like Mick Jagger, that he gets stopped in traffic and at restaurants for autographs and photo opportunities. He and band Sticky Fingers have performed in 15 countries, appeared on over 20 television shows, and most recently were the featured topic in Steven Kurutz’s book titled, Like a Rolling Stone: The Strange Life of a Tribute Band.

      In early 2012, Glen and some of the nation’s top rock & roll session players began recording the first Sticky Fingers band original album titled, Like a Rolling Stone. Staying true to the music was the goal, and because of that, Glen Carroll hired musicians who both tour and record with the Rolling Stones. I wanted the record to be mine, but also a tribute to the Rolling Stones and people like Muddy Waters who basically created modern rock & roll. To do this, I hired both Bobby Keys and Bernard Fowler, both have toured and recorded with the Stones, according to Glen.

      Before the Like a Rolling Stone CD was released, many of the rough demo tracks were being passed around between the musicians in order to hone and correct their parts. Apparently, someone got hold of the tracks and spun quite a story. Even YouTube videos were made by Rolling Stones fans claiming they had found the recordings. Even the rough demo tracks sound like the Rolling Stones. In addition to the musicians used to create the CD, the producer chosen for the project coincidentally worked with the Rolling Stones in the early seventies in France. All the parts were there to make the story believable. I hired Andy Johns to produce because he’s worked with so many legends like the Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Eric Clapton, Rod Stewart and many others. If anyone can make a record that sounds like the Rolling Stones, it’s Andy Johns, said Glen.

      The CD Like a Rolling Stone can be bought on CDBaby.com and iTunes.

      Learn more about Glen Carroll, Sticky Fingers and the new CD, Like a Rolling Stone by visiting http://www.StickyFingersBand.com








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        New App Mahjong Prime 3D Features Stunning Must-See Graphics that Represent New Level in Visual Achievement


        Cupertino, CA (PRWEB) December 13, 2012

        Mahjong fans of all ages who want a fun and challenging new way to enjoy the essential tile matching game and be blown away by spectacular graphics that they wont find in any other mahjong app available — can now download the new app Mahjong Prime 3D, and prepare to be amazed by what they see.

        Created by BH Projects, Mahjong Prime 3D features stunning graphics that have to be seen to truly be appreciated, including high resolution tile sets, high quality tile models, reflections and stencil shadows. Gamers can chose from four play modes: classic, two turns, memory or two corner. They can also choose basic graphics, 3D graphics, or they can play in the shadows of Greek ruins or on the beach. Plus, the apps high score counter helps gamers test their improving mahjong skills game after game.

        The first computer tile-matching solitaire majong game was created by Brodie Lockard and Brad Fregger in 1986. Brodie claimed that his game was the opening stack to an ancient solitaire game The Turtle, which was played in China centuries ago. And now, BH Projects has brought a beloved, time-honored game into the modern age in a way that novices and experts alike will appreciate and enjoy.

        Quite simply, we feel that Mahjong Prime 3D is the last mahjong game that people will ever need! commented Hugh Allan of BH Projects. While retaining the fundamentals that make mahjong a popular pastime enjoyed by millions of people the world over, weve reinvented the look and feel of the game. Gamers who simply try Mahjong Prime 3D will never be able to go back to old-fashioned mahjong again!

        Mahjong Prime 3D, the new mahjong app that features multiple game modes, stunning backgrounds and graphics, and hours of challenging fun, is available now on iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/app/mahjong-prime-3d/id582437560. The app is designed for iPhone and iPad.

        For more information or media inquiries, contact Mark Johnson on behalf of BH Projects at +1 408 757 0156 or press(at)appshout.com.

        About BH Projects

        BH Projects first hit the scene in 1996 as a producer of Mac games, including the popular title Mac Invaders. The companys first hit was in 2001 with the release of Mah Jong Solitaire 1. This was quickly followed by Mah Jong Solitaire 2, which in 2003 became the first 3D/Open GL mahjong game for Mac. Since then, the company has published Phoenix Ball, Easy Sudoku and Pool Shark for Mac, and Memory Mahjong HD and Deluxe Sudoku for iPhone. Mahjong Prime 3D is the first installment in a trio of stunning games that will be developed over the next 12 months each one promising to be better than the last.

        Learn more at http://www.bhprojects.com








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          Leslie Linden, Jewelry Designer and Decoupage Artist is Featured in a New Book and Launches an On-Line Business


          (PRWEB) December 17, 2012

          Leslie Linden, (http://www.LeslieLinden.com) Jewelry Designer and Decoupage Artist, is showcased in a new book titled, “Secondhand Treasures” by K. Simpson. Her featured art piece is credited with Taking upcycling to a new level. The decoupage tray table she designed was created from a found sterling silver tray, an oversized candlestick turned upside-down, a trivet, a bit of paint, and vibrant oriental imagery.

          Leslie’s new venture http://www.LeslieLinden.com is a collection of artisan jewelry consisting of pendant necklaces and carefully coordinated necklace, bracelet and earring sets. Her pieces have a very unique signature that combines the beauty of ancient Oriental and Middle Eastern art with the exotic style of the Art Nouveau period. Her use of vibrant colors together with the sparkle of Swarovski crystals, vintage rhinestones, brass filigrees, and bead work, makes her work quite striking.

          A career history in interior decorating and graphic design informs her designs with an exhilarating use of color, texture and arrangement. Each limited edition piece takes seven to ten days to complete, and each is a labor of love for the artist. Believing that looking and feeling beautiful should be a choice, not a privilege, she carefully selects materials for quality, longevity and affordability. These are pieces that transition easily from day to evening and will never go out of style.

          Leslie invites people to visit her jewelry shop, http://www.LeslieLinden.com to browse the many styles offered there. Questions and comments are encouraged. She can be contacted at LeslieSlinden(at)gmail(dot)com. Leslie believes that sharing the experience enhances the outcome and creates rewarding, lasting relationships.








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            New Xulon Press Title Sheds Light On the Darkness of Voodoo


            Maitland, FL (PRWEB) December 18, 2012

            Within the pages of Rev. Dr. Fredo Saint Charless new book, Saved By Grace: From Voodoo to Gospel ($ 15.99, paperback, 978-1-62419-866-3; $ 25.99, hardcover, 978-1-62419-959-2; $ 7.99, e-book, 978-1-62419-908-0) readers will see the journey of a man who was pulled from the trenches and traditions of the voodoo lifestyle. This captivating tale of redemption also examines the fundamental differences between Gods kingdom and Satans kingdom.

            It was for me a real delivery, a true liberation that lived in my skin, soul, and mind. Along the way, I destroy quite a lot of the myths which make the life of the Vaudouisant a living hell, states the author. This small book serves to free reformed Vaudouisants of the fear which they continue to carry in spite of their renouncement of voodoo. Many still carry old beliefs within themselves that make their daily life a moral torment.

            Rev. Dr. Fredo Saint Charles is an evangelist who travels extensively within the United States and Haiti. He is a licensed chaplain, marriage/family counselor, and Christian therapist. Dr. Fredo Saint Charles earned a Masters in Christian Education, a Doctorate in Divinity, and a Philosophy Doctorate in Christian Counseling from Daysprings Christian University. Dr. Saint Charles earned his Bachelor in Ministry from Institute of Theology and Christian Therapy. He is the President of Treasure Coast of Cornerstone Christian University in Florida.

            Xulon Press, a division of Salem Communications, is the worlds largest Christian self-publisher, with more than 8,000 titles published to date. Retailers may order Saved By Grace through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors. The book is available online through xulonpress.com/bookstore, amazon.com, and barnesandnoble.com.








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              New Sleep Blog SleepJunkie.org, Launches to Offer Mattress Reviews & Research for Consumers


              Tempe, AZ (PRWEB) December 18, 2012

              Mattress information blog SleepJunkie.org announces launch, stating a mission to aid shoppers in their search for the best mattress options and better sleep.

              As with many other purchases these days, consumers are researching mattresses and sleep products more and more, before making the commitment to buy. Quite often, this research is conducted by searching internet forums, consumer review websites, social media, and blogs.

              With the purpose of making this product research process a little easier, SleepJunkie.org has launched. The websites format will be that of a blog, with posts occurring on a daily to weekly basis. An interactive commenting feature will allow people to share their own experiences and add to the conversation.

              In terms of topics, readers can expect a range covering individual mattresses and mattress types, mattress brands, and details about bedding and sleep products. These will include assessments of third party reviews, first party reviews, and releases on new technologies and industry innovations. The blog will also offer buying guides and tips from professionals on choosing the best mattress.

              As a preview of the planned topics and niche, Sleep Junkie just released their initial post, titled National Sleep Foundation Poll Reveals the Best Mattress Options. This post covers recent polling conducted by the foundation, which asked consumers about priorities in purchasing decisions and factors affecting comfort. Results indicated that unsupportive mattresses are the biggest cause of sleep discomfort, among many other surprising and expected findings. The write up serves to bring industry news to shoppers in a digestible format.

              Upcoming posts will include tips for selecting mattresses to beat hip and back pain, and reviews of big-name mattresses, toppers, and pillows. Readers can subscribe to the websites email newsletter or Twitter feed to receive new post updates. As the blog gains popularity, editors plan on conducting polls on the website and utilizing social media tools to deliver the most desirable desirable content to readers.

              SleepJunkie.org is a blog dedicated to all things sleep, from mattresses, bedding, to sleep research and more. With a focus on making mattress research easier, the website offers independent assessments and reviews of the latest brands and technologies. Readers also enjoy timely updates on mattress-related news and expert help in selecting the best mattress to fit their needs and lifestyle.








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                N-Motion Auto Transport’s New Division Provides Transport Solutions for All Canada Car Crossings


                (PRWEB) December 19, 2012

                Auto shipping to Canada is a bit more complex than it seems. While the US and Canada are on very good terms and are part of NAFTA, there are still quite a bit of issues to deal with when importing a car into Canada.

                N-Motion Auto Transport’s new Canadian car shipping division has a very experienced staff that works directly with many border crossing locations to make the transport process that much simpler for customers trying to enter or exit the USA.

                Canada has its own set of car regulations; while they mostly parallel US regulations and cars that are street legal in the US will generally be so in Canada, the paperwork to prove the car is up to specs will still need to be done. In addition, there are customs issues to deal with; US customs will require a copy of the title to be faxed to the border crossing three days in advance before letting it leave the country and Canadian authorities will want to make sure that any recall issues have been addressed. Customers may also need to pay Canadian sales tax (GST or HST) on the car.

                That string of paperwork is hard to keep up with on your own. Not everyone with a car hauler behind their truck can handle those issues, so choosing a veteran car shipper is vital. N-Motion Auto Transport deals with customs brokers on a daily basis, so they are well versed in all the paperwork and logistics required to ship your car to the Great White North.

                For more information on Canadian car transport solutions, call the professionals at N-Motion Auto Transport.

                1-855-407-4160

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                  Marin Alsop Leads Pianist Garrick Ohlsson and BSO in All-Rachmaninoff Program, Jan. 17 & 20, and Off the Cuff Program on January 18 & 19.


                  Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) December 20, 2012

                  The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO), led by Music Director Marin Alsop, welcomes back award-winning pianist Garrick Ohlsson to perform Rachmaninoffs Third Piano Concerto as part of an all-Rachmaninoff program on the Classical Concert Series, which also includes Rachmaninoffs Isle of the Dead and Cinq Etudes-tableaux on Thursday January 17, 2013 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, January 20, 2013 at 3 p.m. at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. Maestra Alsop and Mr. Ohlsson will also collaborate for a performance of Rachmaninoffs Third Piano Concerto as part of the Off the Cuff Series on Friday, January 18, 2013 at 8:15 p.m. at The Music Center at Strathmore and Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 7 p.m. at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. Capitalizing on Marin Alsops charismatic way of illuminating classical music, Off the Cuff Series programs focus on one masterwork, allowing Maestra Alsop to discuss the back story of the piece and the composers life. Please see below for complete program details.

                  Rachmaninoffs Third Piano Concerto is considered by many pianists to be one of the most technically challenging works ever written for the instrument. The work was composed while Rachmaninoff was staying on his familys rural estate in 1909 in preparation for his first American tour. Determined to make a lasting impression on the Americans, Rachmaninoff made this work quite a showpiece. Its intricate passages, bold chords and relentless pacing give the pianist little rest and are deftly managed by audience-favorite Garrick Ohlsson. Moreover, its more than a vehicle of virtuosity, but also an expressive work that runs the gamut of emotions, from turbulent drama to tuneful lyricism. The New York Times had this praise for Ohlssons past performance of Rachmaninoffs Third Piano Concerto: Mr. Ohlsson dispatched the rippling passagework and crashing chords with authority and rhapsodic sweep. But this was an uncommonly elegant and lucid Rachmaninoff Third.

                  Also on the Classical Concert Series program is Rachmaninoffs tone poem, Isle of the Dead, inspired by the mysterious painting of the same title by artist Arnold B

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