Short Excerpt from Mystery of the Pharaoh's Treasure

Mia and Max were the best of friends, and they both shared a big love for history. They enjoyed spending time in the library at Crestwood Middle School, where they would read about the past and look at interesting things from long ago. One day, when the rain was pouring outside, they were helping the librarian organize the books when something amazing happened. They found a secret door they had never seen before. Curious, they decided to explore what was behind it.

The door led to a small room filled with all sorts of exciting things. There were old scrolls covered in dust, colorful pottery with intricate designs, and a huge object covered by a cloth that looked very mysterious.

"Hey Max, have you ever seen this room before?" asked Mia, her eyes wide with wonder.

"No, I haven't. It's like we've discovered a hidden treasure trove!" Max replied with excitement in his voice.

They moved closer to the mysterious object covered by the cloth. With a gentle pull, they unveiled it and couldn't believe their eyes. It was a clock, but not like the ones they were used to seeing. This clock had lots of gears, cogs, and shiny metal parts.

"Look at all these gears and shiny things," Mia said, her fingers gently touching the intricate designs.

Max pointed at the clock face. "And check out these special numbers and symbols. They look like they're from a magical world!"

As they examined the clock, Mia and Max reached out to touch its gears. Suddenly, the clock started to emit a soft, warm glow.

"Whoa, what's happening?" whispered Mia, her eyes wide with amazement.

"I think we made it do something!" Max said, just as surprised.

Their excitement was interrupted by a strange sensation. The room began to shake gently, and right before their eyes, a swirling portal appeared in front of them.

"Should we step into it?" Mia asked, a mix of excitement and hesitation in her voice.

Max's eyes sparkled with curiosity. "I say we go for it! Who knows where this portal could take us?"

Hand in hand, they looked at each other, took a deep breath, and with a leap of courage, they stepped into the swirling portal, ready for an adventure beyond their wildest dreams.

At first, everything turned dark around them. It felt like being inside a cozy blanket. Then, slowly but surely, they found themselves standing in a place that felt different. The sun was shining brightly, and they could hear birds chirping. When they looked around, they realized that they were not in their own time anymore. They were surrounded by buildings that looked very old and different from what they were used to seeing.

"Max, do you see what I see?" Mia exclaimed, pointing at the big triangular structures in the distance.

Max's eyes widened as he grinned. "Those are pyramids, Mia! We're in ancient Egypt!"

Mia's heart raced with excitement. "No way! We're really in the past!"

As they took in the sights of the bustling city of Alexandria, they noticed people dressed in clothes they had only seen in books, market stalls filled with exotic goods, and, most impressive of all, the gigantic pyramids standing tall in the distance.

"I can't believe it. We're really here!" Mia said, her voice filled with awe.

Suddenly, a friendly voice called out to them. "Welcome, travelers! I am Ahmed, and I'm here to guide you through the wonders of ancient Egypt!"

Mia and Max turned to see a man with a warm smile, dressed in colorful robes that flowed like a river.

"Hi, Ahmed!" Mia greeted him with excitement, feeling like they were about to embark on a grand adventure.

"I sensed that you are not from this time," Ahmed explained. "So I came to offer my help. What brings you to our land?"

Max eagerly shared, "We found a clock at our school, and it somehow brought us here!"

Ahmed's eyes lit up with recognition. "Ah, the time machine! You must have stumbled upon Professor Montgomery's creation. It's a marvelous invention that can transport you to different moments in history!"

Mia and Max listened closely as Ahmed began to explain the magic behind the time machine. The clock, known as the Steampunk Chronometer, was made by a clever inventor named Professor Montgomery a long time ago. Using a mix of ancient artifacts and special technology, the clock could create portals that would take them to different times in history.

"With the Steampunk Chronometer, you have the power to travel anywhere in time," Ahmed said with a smile. "From the mysteries of ancient Egypt to the unknown future, the possibilities are endless!"

The idea of exploring different times in history made Mia and Max's eyes shine with excitement. But they also had questions about how safe it was and whether they could change anything in the past.

"Be cautious," Ahmed warned them. "History is delicate, and even small changes can have big effects. Professor Montgomery made sure that major events can't be changed, but it's best to observe and learn without interfering."

"We promise to be responsible time travelers," Mia assured him with determination.

As their conversation continued, Ahmed shared stories about Professor Montgomery. He was a brave and curious inventor who loved learning about the past. He had created the time machine to explore history, but he had disappeared after a mysterious trip through time, leaving the machine hidden away until Mia and Max found it.

"Some say that Professor Montgomery discovered something incredible during his travels," Ahmed said, a twinkle of mystery in his eyes. "But no one knows for sure what happened to him."

Feeling a mix of wonder and anticipation, Mia and Max knew that they were about to embark on an extraordinary adventure through time. With Ahmed as their guide, they started their journey with a sense of excitement and curiosity.

9 Steps to Endless Writing Inspiration

Maybe you're starting to feel like your writing well has run dry. You've got the perfect title, but no content to fill it with. Or maybe you started writing your book and can't seem to get past chapter one. It's time for some inspiration! Check out these 9 steps that will keep your imagination flowing, and give you endless ideas for new stories!

Step 1

Make a list of your favorite books and movies. What made them so great? Is there something you liked in particular that could inspire an idea for your own writing or story?

Step 2

Join a community like Reddit (r/writingprompts) to get ideas from fellow writers and readers. These prompts can be inspiring and offer great ideas. I also provide writing programs to help, such as Journal Prompts for Writers, and a workshop for How to Build a Dynamic Character.

Step 3

Take a day off from writing to do something else you enjoy. Go for a walk or read your favorite book! Let your mind wander as it tackles another task, and see if interesting thoughts pop up about stories to tell. If they don't at first, keep them in mind and come back another day.

Step 4

Try writing a story from the perspective of someone with an opposite job or responsibilities than you have now. You could be a garbage man instead of a doctor; put yourself in their shoes to see how they might experience your own world. This is great for building characters that have a fresh perspective.

Step 5

Check out your local bookstore and take notes of sections that interest you. Then head to the library or a used bookshop and see what they have in those genres. You never know when inspiration will strike! If nothing grabs hold, research new authors who write similar styles to try something different from what you normally enjoy.

Step 6

Write what your characters want and then throw roadblocks in their way to keep them from getting it! This is a great trick for building conflict that can drive the plot forward. It's also helpful if you're stuck on ideas after writing chapter one - go back to an earlier point where they didn't get what they wanted and try to fix it.

Step 7

Take a look at your writing notebook or document files on your computer. If you've been jotting down ideas as you think of them for future use, check if anything sparks inspiration now! You can also go back through old work that didn't make it to your final draft or write a prequel for an old story.

Step 8

Try writing in the third-person point of view instead of the first-person if you normally use the latter. This will give you different insights into events and let you explore characters that might be more difficult from another perspective. You can also go all-out and try writing in a second-person point of view where you refer to the main character as "you" throughout. Think of how that might give a reader more insight into what's going on!

Step 9

People watch! Go to a cafe, bookstore, library, park, or restaurant and sit and watch the people pass by. If you can, listen in on some conversations. You'll be amazed at what characters you'll discover and the stories you'll find.

I've found that by simply giving myself permission to write about anything I want, whenever I want, I am more likely to just sit down and start writing. This has also opened me up to the idea of using this blog as a place for creative expression. You can get inspiration from just about anywhere! The key is making sure you give yourself the time and space (or permission) to explore your creativity. What's your favorite way to find inspiration?

Find more writing advice from author Kim Bartosch by visiting her blog Kim's Book Reviews and Writing Aha's. Kim's debut young adult novel, ASK THE GIRL, is The Haunting of Hill House meets The Lovely Bones in this evocative and mind-bending psychological thriller following three teen girls solving a treacherous murder.

Our Children are being poisoned

Children have less knowledge in matters of health, and pound for pound they eat more food, breathe more air and drink more water than an adult. Their hand-to-mouth behaviors and activities close to the ground increase their chances for exposure to hazardous substances. Children’s metabolic pathways are more fragile and immature, so they detoxify and excrete pollutants less efficiently than adults. In addition, children develop rapidly and their growth can be disrupted by hazardous substances. Because of today’s marked increase to toxic exposure, the behavioral disorders and the incidence of infant and childhood cancers in particular are rising at an astronomical rate.

Studies have shown that leading causes of today’s childhood disorders is a combination of dietary issues and environmental toxins. Children are especially vulnerable to toxic chemicals, pharmaceuticals and manufactured artificial substances, as well as to the processed foods and drinks pushed by the unconscionable food and beverage conglomerates. A substantial number of childhood allergies are attributed to an underlying toxicity and blood tests reveal deficiencies in many important nutrients. It has also been found that some of the drugs children are being given for their conditions actually further deplete some of these necessary vitamins and nutrients.

Leading causes of child poisoning are personal care products, cleaning products, medications, synthetic vitamins, topical creams, tobacco products, antihistamines, pesticides, hydrocarbons, batteries, drugs, alcohol and toxic plants.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention state that every day 374 children up to the age of 19 are treated for poisoning in emergency rooms in the USA. At least two of them die every day.[i] Each year, more than 500,000 children under the age of 5 experience poisoning related to medications. More than 60,000 children are treated in emergency rooms due to accidental unsupervised ingestions each year.

Heavy metals like mercury, manganese, arsenic, aluminum and lead, even at low levels, are extremely harmful to children and can cause ADHD (Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder), autism, depression, spectrum disorder, ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) and other cognitive disorders.[ii] Heavy metal testing, including blood, hair and urine samples all have drawbacks and are often not conclusive. If metal poisoning is suspected in a child, a comprehensive detox program and elimination diet under the supervision of a highly trained professional is essential. Thankfully, researchers are beginning to uncover many of the causes of child maladies, such as the nutritional deficiencies, toxic chemicals, processed foods, GMOs, food additives, food coloring, preservatives, pesticides, herbicides, phthalates, refined sugars and junk food.

It is normal for children to emit excess energy, get distracted, upset or argumentative, but when these behaviors are out of control and cause harm to the child or others, a diagnosis of a behavioral disorder is often made. Sadly, there is an epidemic of such disorders affecting children worldwide. Research indicates that one in six children in the USA alone is afflicted with developmental and behavioral disorders.[iii] In third world countries, no firm statistics are available, but the disorders are much worse as children are exposed to many more risks, including poverty, malnutrition, lack of education, lack of industrial controls, lack of health care, untreated infectious diseases and unfavorable home environments. One-third of children in low and middle-income countries fail to reach developmental milestones.[iv]

Unfortunately, many allopathic doctors and psychiatrists do not recognize these underlying causes and simply dispense pills and pharmaceutical cocktails to our children that artificially increase the level of chemicals in their young brains. These pills include Ritalin, allergy medication, Trileptal, Concerta, antidepressants like Prozac, painkillers, Adderall and a host of other pharmaceuticals. One in ten children are now on drugs, an increase of over 300% in the last few years. Of course, there may be an organic, underlying medical problem to some of the disorders and all possibilities must be explored, but there is also the potential that a child experiencing these issues is just toxic. These toxins, as we have noted, are everywhere, even in the mother’s womb.[v]

The brain is connected to everything in the body and brain disorders can be caused by what is in the body. Children exhibit a myriad of cognitive symptoms, generally coming from brain malfunctions or the weakest parts of their constitutions. Adverse symptoms can include sleeplessness, anxiety, autism, irrational behavior, hypersensitivity, pain, muscle spasms, cramps, fear, inflammation, a craving for sweets and the many psychological deficit disorders we have noted. For some of these children, the treatment can be relatively simple. We can discontinue their medication and address their nutrient deficiencies. We can also modify their lifestyle by adding natural nutrition and antioxidants, exercise, fresh air, proper rest, and most of all an effective detoxification program. In one study, conducted for at least three months, ADHD was reduced by 60% simply by switching to a healthy diet called a few-foods diet (FFD).[vi] There are a number of other studies that come to similar conclusions. [vii]

To reduce heavy metal toxicity and other toxins, it is imperative to clear and strengthen detoxification pathways, replenish natural vitamins and minerals and supplement the diet with probiotics, which several studies have shown to be effective.[viii] But before diving headlong into any treatment, and before stopping any medication for a child, it is imperative that a person consult a reputable and knowledgeable physician.

Wouldn’t it be great if you could find answers to your child’s infirmities and watch them experience a renewed vitality. What if you could find your child’s optimum level of health and provide them, as well as yourself, a way of living a longer, healthier life. Fasting Firepower provides a compelling overview of what we are all being subjected to and provides genuine solutions. NO ONE SHOULD LEAD A DEBILITATED LIFE FOR LACK OF THIS VITAL INFORMATION. Marjan combines science, history, spiritual wisdom, and over 50 years of personal experience in one of the most insightful books ever written on fasting, detoxification and natural healing. The straightforward answers may surprise you, challenge you, and quite possibly transform a life!

Are you or a loved one suffering from one of today’s mystery illnesses?

Maybe you don’t feel quite like yourself. Perhaps you are experiencing aches and pains, feeling down and your ailments are interfering with the quality of your daily life. You may simply be suffering from toxic overload, which can manifest anywhere in the body and in a multitude of debilitating ways. Toxins can be found in processed foods and beverages, in our water and soil, and in the air we breathe. A few common symptoms of toxic buildup include brain fog, shortness of breath, headaches, hair loss, fatigue, bad breath, nausea, depression and weight gain. Due to the thousands of chemicals that have been released into our environment, toxic symptoms can run the gamut from mild to excruciating.

It is quite possible that the root cause of your affliction is a toxic buildup in an organ or hidden in tissues deep within. Maybe you’ve been misdiagnosed or told that your discomfort is all in your head. Your doctor may have even prescribed you pills to cover up your symptoms and make you feel better. But left untreated, numerous chemicals and toxins can damage your organs and body tissue, which can lead to disease and possibly death if left untreated. Everyone is at risk.

Wouldn’t it be great if you could find answers to your infirmities and experience a renewed vitality. What if you could find your optimum level of health and live longer? Fasting Firepower provides a compelling overview of what we are being subjected to by the food, beverage, chemical and drug conglomerates and provides genuine solutions. NO ONE SHOULD LEAD A DEBILITATED LIFE FOR LACK OF THIS VITAL INFORMATION. Marjan combines science, history, spiritual wisdom, and over 50 years of personal experience in one of the most insightful books ever written on fasting, detoxification and natural healing. The straightforward answers may surprise you, challenge you, and quite possibly transform your life!

Neurodiversity and a Positive or Toxic Work Environment

Today after almost being done with my second Friday on my new job I took some time and looked back at the many different working environments I been in the past and how these affected me.

People often describe a 'Positive Work Environment' by using simple words, common ones like are fun, recognition for their effort, motivation, opportunities to grow and engagement. And while all of these words represent a positive place for people to thrive in, many don't realize that words such as respect, inclusion and equal opportunities should be the first words that should always come to mind.

As a neurodivergent person I have lived all kinds of work environments and it is truly amazing what a good or toxic environment can mean to me. I have found places where all was painted in wonderful colors which promised inclusion, equality, good work and life balance and while this remained true for a couple weeks and even months sometimes, these bright colors slowly started fading and with them the motivation to continue working effectively.

One of the key factors that influence how neurodivergent people work is knowing there is a difference in the way we interpret the world and what happens around us. And what does this mean exactly? It means of all the neurodivergent people I have met and shared experiences with around 95% of them have the logic I have had for years...

Since we are different we need to always give 110% at our jobs so people won't notice we are not the same as them.

A lot of amazing actors, scientists, innovators, have reached the pinnacle of their careers and even received awards that distinguished them among others. And now you are probably thinking why is that?... The fact we perceive the world differently also comes with the amazing gift of natural intelligence. It doesn't necessarily means you get straight A's in school or graduated from University with honors. It means we can handle situations differently, come up with new ideas and be more approachable than others (this varies if you don't know how or can navigate your way around people). We are unique and as much as many feel this is something that makes us less capable it is a wrong assumption.

People feel having a difference in the way they think and function, is like a bad trait that people will discover if they are not careful. In my personal case, I can tell you I have worked weekends, stayed until 1 AM at the office only to start at 6 AM sharp to work the next day. These events were almost never paid for or even recognized, but that extra commitment was key for me to feel I mattered. Meaning I was so worried about failing that I overworked myself over the years. This, as I mentioned, has happened to a lot of my colleagues and the way you hear them remember old jobs or the one they are currently at is truly discouraging. We don't realize we don't need to make up for anything and being neurodivergent is actually an amazing trait to have.

Companies offer all these amazing benefits like extra vacation days, your birthday day off and even bonuses. But, as the years pass you learn a very valuable lesson... money is not everything. You might have a good salary, good benefits and a friendly team, but if they don't really support your ideas, ignore your attempts to contribute to the team no matter what your role is, and the idea of growing within inside the company is a promise and nothing more you become like candle, with a slowly extinguishing flame. The moment you wake up in the morning and the first thing you think is... the work you 'HAVE' to do and not want to do then a toxic environment is behind it.

People might smile at you, HR might promise an amazing event to give back to the community and your boss can tell you: 'you are doing fine'. But, what does it all matter when you lack time to even join or when you bring new ideas and people don't listen, this is exactly what makes people lose faith in the company or organization they work with.

Today as I look back as these past two weeks I can tell you there are still some companies that promise a positive work environment and you see signs of it from the very first days.

I had a meeting with my new boss last Thursday where he wanted to hear how I felt the first week, if I needed help, if I needed more tools to work and most importantly he emphasized work was only 8 hours a day, anything that was not done that day could be done the next. I was really surprised! Since its been so many years since I had someone actually sit down and truly practice active listening.

While I still remember amazing friends and contacts from previous jobs I realized the culture affected me so much... I would end up parking the car and just crying before I enter the building and start working, crying over the breaks, lose appetite and just feel miserable those 8 hours I had to work. This ultimately made me so ill mentally and physically I had to quit to be able to take some time off and get back on my feet. So, today after 11 years of experience and so many experiences, good and bad, I have faced I want to tell you something important:

Money is not the answer, nor is the fact that the company is super famous and you should feel lucky to be part of it... The answer is phrased as: "how do you feel?"... "How was this past week?"... "Do you need help?"... "Do you have everything you need to do your job?" and most importantly remember you should always be your main priority.

600 Devils, by Marjan - From refugee to redemption, a life impacted by smuggling, cannabis, psychedelics, conmen, cops and assorted holy men.

This intriguing, never-before-told story has remained hidden for over forty years. Travel the world with a surreptitious cast of cunning smugglers. Meet an elusive and reclusive international kingpin named Mario, drug lords in tropical jungles, obscure mobsters, the man the FBI dubbed the world’s greatest conman and a bevy of questionable government officials. Learn how Mario’s smuggling crew flew under the radar while it supplied America China White heroin and the world’s most potent marijuana.

From the Alps to the Mexican border to the Burmese jungle, Thailand, Florida, Venezuela, and on to a Senatorial chamber in Washington D.C., this brutally honest generational struggle for freedom is highlighted by Marjan’s relentless quest for truth and the profound pedigree he inherited from his Uncle Aloyz’s daunting display of courage.

600 Devils is a powerful story about humanity's brokenness and cruelty, and the pattern that develops when people try to fill the void in their hearts with whatever it takes, sometimes costing them their lives. An outlaw with a spiritual conscience, Marjan cheekily engages alcoholics, druggies and those suffering from PTSD, low self-esteem and deep-seated anger issues. If you ever smoked pot, chanted a mantra, dabbled in psychedelics or pondered the meaning of life, this quest for truth and survival is a great read.

Your Business Could Be Owed £Thousands in Mis-Sold Energy Contract Compensation

Despite a tough few years for UK companies who have not only faced a crippling rise in energy costs, the effects of inflation, loss of

business during the pandemic and now the threat of a recession looming, there’s finally a glimmer of hope on the horizon that will help many weather the storm and keep their doors open until the brighter days ahead.

Thousands of UK companies have finally been given the green light to claim back up to six years of hidden fees within their energy

contracts, thanks to a damning investigation and new industry regulation by Ofgem (Office of Gas and Electricity Markets).

Unbeknown to many companies, the UK Energy Market has been unregulated until now. However, the UK Energy Regulator Ofgem finally put its foot down after conducting a long and damning investigation into the shady practices of 3rd party energy broker firms, also known as Utility Management Companies, that have prayed on unsuspecting businesses for years.

Spotlight Shine Bright

Being creative while doing pandemic life was reinforced with this collaborative work we achieved. #pb flip-book time capsule 3 years together during COVID-19.

By author Freeman Ng & 14 illustrators: @schwab.alicia, @leigh.vivian221, Olivia Pinney, Annie Kuhn, Rebecca Hoenig, @brigitte.west, _cherylannillustrator, @eshanthiedraws, @gabyyvega_, @haley.s.grunloh, @jesschrysler, @drawingsjuli, @rubywenttospace, @sara.nintzel, and @redbean.carp



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How Advocating For Others Can Sometimes Become a Double-Edged Sword

This latest newsletter article talks about something that happens to many people in their daily work life. Is it worth to speak up and be an agent of change? To me it will always be the right decision.

#workculture #respect #caring #empathy #workenvironment

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Embracing Inclusivity: The Importance of Special Needs-Friendly Events

When parents of special needs children, like myself, attend “autism friendly” events and find they are lacking extra safety precautions and trained staff, concerns and worries often multiply exponentially. In stark contrast, attending specifically designed events or those with additional measures in place provides a sense of relief and acceptance. 

This article delves into the reasons behind these emotions, exploring the societal expectations placed on special needs children, the need to "tone down" their differences, and the significance of creating inclusive environments for all.

1. Navigating Society's Expectations:

Parents of special needs children often face the pressure of conforming to societal norms that are geared toward neurotypical children. In mainstream events where extra precautions or specialised staff are lacking, they might worry that their child's unique needs will cause inconvenience or disrupt others' experiences. This concern stems from the perception that their children's behaviours and noises are somehow unwelcome or unacceptable.

2. The Need for Inclusive Environments:

Special needs events provide a haven of understanding and acceptance, where parents can relax, knowing their children will be embraced as they are. In these spaces, there is no need to "tone down" or suppress the unique qualities of special needs children. The environment is thoughtfully designed to accommodate their needs, fostering an inclusive atmosphere where social interferences are not seen as disruptions but rather as natural expressions.

3. Breaking Stereotypes:

One of the main reasons parents feel compelled to worry about their special needs children's impact on others is due to societal stereotypes and misconceptions. These stereotypes often associate special needs with inconvenience, disruption, and a lack of control. However, it is crucial to challenge these assumptions and foster a more inclusive mindset that recognises the inherent value of every individual, regardless of their abilities.

4. Advocating for Accessibility and Understanding:

Creating non-special needs-friendly events with bare minimal safety precautions perpetuates a cycle of exclusion and reinforces the notion that individuals with special needs are somehow separate or burdensome. By advocating for accessibility and understanding, we can work toward eradicating these barriers and ensure that all events are inclusive and accommodating to everyone, regardless of their abilities.

5. Educating Event Organisers and Staff:

Event organisers and staff play a vital role in making events welcoming and safe for individuals with special needs. Training programs that raise awareness about different disabilities and provide practical strategies for inclusive event planning can significantly enhance the experience for both special needs individuals and their families. By equipping event staff with the knowledge and tools necessary to support diverse needs, we can cultivate an inclusive culture across all events.


The concerns and worries experienced by parents of special needs children at non-special needs-friendly events highlight the need for greater inclusivity and understanding in our society. By acknowledging and addressing the challenges faced by these families, we can create environments that embrace diversity and accommodate the needs of all individuals. It is our collective responsibility to advocate for change, foster empathy, and ensure that every event becomes an opportunity for inclusivity and celebration of our differences.

Authentic Tanjore Paintings for Sale - Mangala Tanjore Paintings

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Chris Van Allsburg Knows How to Capture Children's Attention & Get Them to Read

 What is it that captures children’s interest about Chris Van Allsburg’s work? His ideas are only part of his ingenuity. The other part is his flare with illustrations. They appear alive and authentic. It’s as if characters and objects moved moments ago out of the corner of the eye. 

Allburg has published many children’s picture books and they all have an ability to blur the lines between real life and art, to take readers’ hands and coax them into an exciting journey. Three of his books became major motion pictures: The Polar Express, Jumanji, and Zathura, A Space Adventure.

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