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Marie Flint

Joined 3 years ago from Jacksonville, FL. Last activity 6 hours ago.

I write on a variety of subjects. Feedback in the form of votes, sharing, or comments is always welcome.  

Thank you for taking the time to visit,  and God bless! 

 

About me:

 

I have over 25 years of administrative assistant and customer service work, over 100 hours of substitute teaching, and over 40 years of quilt making.

Apart from life experience, I took a basic English course at American Public University System (APUS) online, earned certificates in medical terminology and transcriptiion from Torrance Adults Schools in California, and have a certificate in medical office practicies from North American Correspondence Schools based in Scranton, Pennsylvania. My Alma mater is Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan, where I completed three years' curriculum toward a bachelor's degree in English with an emphasis in creative writing and cognates in German and Math.

I was a member of the National Honor Society in high school and obtained a Kelly Elite Award for being a dependabe professional temporary in San Francisco, California.

My most recent volunteer stints have been as a food servicer for Clara White Mission here in Jacksonville, Florida, and, previously, an Ogemaw Literacy Council reader for the elderly at Bortz nursing care facilities in West Branch, Michigan.

My life-long hobbies include writing, organic gardening, and sewing. My other interests are too numerous to mention. I currently reside in Jacksonville, Florida. ***

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  • 7

    The Serotonin Power Diet

    2 weeks ago

    A weight-loss program to succeed where other diets fail, especially for weight-gain associated with anti-depressants, and an aid for premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and migraines. An in-depth book report.

  • 5

    Rosenfarb on Macular Degeneration (AMD)

    6 weeks ago

    Acupuncture in China dates back to 100 B.C. and has become integral in modern alternative medicine practices. Based on a webinar presented by Andy Rosenfarb, N.D. , answers are given on AMD.

  • 13

    Anne Raphael Germain: An Interview

    4 months ago

    A spiritual aspirant steps out of herself for an inspirational interview. Learn how her life experiences have shaped her individuality and keep her going in spite of seeming setbacks.

  • 11

    Sew a French Seam Curtain

    7 months ago

    An illustrated, step-by-step example of the French seam and a creative design for a basic window curtain. Includes estimated yardage requirements for three window sizes.

  • 14

    Robert Frost, American Poet

    8 months ago

    Exploration of the life of Robert Frost with a poetic foreword. Commentaries on "The Road Not Taken" and "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening."

  • 8

    Adjust a Pattern and Sew a Bolero Vest with a Back Pleat and Roll-up Sleeves

    10 months ago

    A friend needs a vest to go with a purchased skirt for a wedding. Measurements, fabric, pattern adjustments, and sewing sequence are presented with photos and detailed explanation.

  • 0

    20x20x20: Corrective Surgery for Blindness

    11 days ago

    Updated consumer research on a Washington, D.C.-based charity to restore vision to 20 million blind persons. This article is to increase awareness of world blindness and help donators' decisions.

  • 22

    The Stealthy Groundhog or Musing Marmot

    7 months ago

    A creatively informative look at the scurrying rodent, also known as woodchuck, whistle pig, or land beaver. An essay of Groundhog Day, a video, and a Robert Frost poem.

  • 12

    John Gavin: Former Actor and U.S. Ambassador to Mexico

    12 months ago

    Slated to become a movie icon, John Anthony Gavin turned to a business-political career after 22 years of acting. Why the change?

  • 10

    Two Quilts from 1970 and 2007

    12 months ago

    A comparison between two quilts--a full pastel sampler and a queen nine-patch with some authentic 1940's fabrics--made over a 37-year span. Includes yardage chart and Attic Windows video lesson.

  • 11

    The Amazing Wolverine

    13 months ago

    The size of a medium dog, the wolverine is remarkably adapted to wintry climates and ranges in Canada, Alaska, and Russia. Learn about the animal's aggressive behavior and why it's called "glutton."

  • 20

    How to Fix Misplaced Participial Phrases

    5 months ago

    Participial phrases use verb phrases to act as modifiers. When these are misplaced, the sentence can be confusing. Don't misplace your participial phrases!

  • 8

    Learning: Brain, Body, Music, and Aromatherapy

    4 months ago

    Students use different methods for retaining information. Know your learning style and maximize your potential. Includes an aromatherapy recipe to aid memory.

  • 14

    Nagano, Japan: A Solid Gold for Longevity

    13 months ago

    Nagano, Japan, ranks No. 1 for longest life expectancy in the world. What makes Nagano so special, and what can the rest of us do to accomplish a long, quality life?

  • 6

    Epilepsy and the Ketogenic Diet

    14 months ago

    Until 1920 epileptic children used the ketogenic diet. Modern anticonvulsant medications sometimes cause side effects. "Let food be your medicine” still works today.

  • 10

    Star Trek Next Generation Patrick Stewart and Post-Traumatic Growth

    2 weeks ago

    AARP articles review: Patrick Stewart of Star-Trek: The Next Generation and Post-Traumatic Growth (PTG), a 1995 term. What you'll learn about "Captain Picard" may surprise you.

  • 7

    Emile Munier: 19th Century French Painter, a Master of Realism

    14 months ago

    Emile Munier, known for his oil paintings of children and animals, mastered light. This hub explores his life and his art.

  • 8

    Eye Care: A Holistic Approach

    10 months ago

    Myopia, astigmatism, presbyopia, and mild cataracts are common eye problems. Topics: breathing for relaxation, eye exercises, walking, diet, supplements, and affirmations.

  • 20

    A Day at the Jacksonville Zoo

    15 months ago

    A fun article about the author's day with her step granddaughter at the zoo located in Jacksonville, Florida. Literary narration, information, and many original pictures.

  • 1

    Backing and Sandwiching a Queen-Size Quilt

    8 months ago

    How do you use those left-over fabrics from your quilt top? How do you layer the front, batting, and back for hand quilting? This hub will show you how the process works and explore alternatives.

  • 4

    The Panda, China's Goodwill Ambassador and More

    11 months ago

    An exploration of the history, habitat, behavior, China's policy, and popularization of the panda in television, comics, and video games. Two videos showing real panda behavior are included.

  • 4

    How to be Successful at College

    8 days ago

    You've been accepted to a college or university and may be feeling a bit apprehensive of the challenge ahead. Follow these guidelines and you'll guarantee your success!

  • 10

    Designing an Original Sunflower Quilt

    9 months ago

    This is a presentation on author's original design, estimating yardage, fabric selection, and needle-turn applique. Video on the blind hem stitch and details of the blind applique stitch are given.

  • 14

    Edmond Bordeaux Szekely, Espousing the Essenes

    13 months ago

    Hungarian-born linguist and philosopher, Prof. Szekely inspired many with biogenic living and the Essene Gospel of Peace.

  • EDITOR'S CHOICE24

    Dolphins: Our Kin of the Sea

    13 months ago

    Intelligent and social, dolphins have helped mankind in scientific research, military maneuvers, and are known to aid swimmers back to shore. Read about this amazing mammal.

  • 14

    How to Make a Patience Corner Quilt Block

    17 months ago

    A simple pieced block using three templates. One-fourth of the block is constructed and rotated. Great for samplers, as a fill-in block, or by itself. Covers pattern, color, and grain of fabric.

  • 14

    Katharine Hepburn: The Madam of Movies

    4 months ago

    Strong-willed and versatile, her acting career lasted over 60 years with four Academy Awards and many honors. A detailed biography.

  • 7

    The Lowly Jicama

    17 months ago

    A gluten-free vegan tries jicama. Thoughts, observations, nutritional research, and a few ideas about how to use this Mexican vegetable, as well as common names and a bit of history, are given.

  • EDITOR'S CHOICE12

    How to Make a Basic Apron

    18 months ago

    A good, basic apron can be a wardrobe-saving garment when cooking and cleaning around the house. Step-by-step instructions for a lined, pocketed apron from pattern to finish are presented.

  • 7

    How to Piece a Love Ring Quilt Block

    19 months ago

    The Love Ring, also called Drunkard's Path, is a block using only two curved templates. This article covers drafting instructions, fabric selection, and a video showing various pattern layouts.

  • EDITOR'S CHOICE23

    Marian Anderson, First African-American Operatic Singer

    17 months ago

    Classified as a contralto, she could sing three octaves. Patriotic and spiritual, she sang at the Lincoln Memorial in 1939.

  • 31

    How to Fix Dangling Prepositions

    19 months ago

    Although speech is the language, good writing follows rules and often serves as a reference. Preposition lists, sentence examples, and a quiz are given to aid the writer.

  • 9

    Shocking Oats by the Full Moon

    19 months ago

    A first-person account of one late August night in 1962. A bio-sketch of the author's father and a detailed description of the family's old farmhouse in Tawas, Michigan.

  • 10

    Critiques on Three Classical Poems: Housman, Kilmer, and Magee

    11 months ago

    With rue my heart is laden, Trees, and High Flight. First publication dates and bio-sketches included.

  • 8

    Korean Ginseng Tea

    9 days ago

    A product review of an instant Korean ginseng tea. Ginseng is well known among herbalists for supporting the immune system, increasing energy, aiding weight loss, and enhancing sexual response.

  • 8

    Tales from the Old Country

    4 days ago

    Two stories from the Austro-Hungarian Empire. passed down through oral tradition. The Waternick (an audio video) is also a Slavic tale.

  • 14

    Comma Usage and Syntax

    13 months ago

    Language changes, and the most commonly misunderstood punctuation mark is the comma. This article discusses how syntax affects uses of the comma and includes a helpful quiz.

  • EDITOR'S CHOICE4

    Altering a Waist for a Smaller Fit

    20 months ago

    Weight loss rewards the dieter with a smaller figure, but what can one do with those favorite shorts that are now baggy and no longer fit? The seamstress-author takes you step-by-step for a solution.

  • 13

    Pearl S. Buck, American Author of China

    4 days ago

    First American woman Nobel laureate, Pearl Buck touched the hearts of generations. Her legacy lives as the East West Foundation and Pearl S. Buck International.

  • 8

    Ear Candling: A Different Way to Remove Ear Wax

    19 months ago

    A product review of an ear candling product, also known as ear coning or thermal-auricular therapy. Causes, methods of controlling and removing ear wax are given.

  • 8

    Altering a Sleeve to 3/4 Length

    21 months ago

    How to alter a cuffed sleeve using another blouse as a model. Well illustrated, useful tips, and ideas for alternative methods are included. Useful for adding a fresh look to the wardrobe.

  • 9

    Archangel Michael's Rosary

    3 days ago

    Review and commentary of Archangel Michael's Rosary and it's potential in eliminating war, cataclysm, child abuse and infanticide.

  • 4

    What's Really Undermining Our Economy

    7 months ago

    An opinion piece about office politics and how social attitudes contribute to economic instability in the United States. Lifestyle changes are absolutely necessary to balance the nation's debt.

  • 4

    Kinuko Y. Craft, Fantasy Artist

    16 months ago

    Kinuko Y. Craft uses a unique combination of oil paints over watercolor. A biography, art samples with commentary, and a video interview are given.

  • 29

    Developing Character: The Value of Fairy Tales

    7 months ago

    Fairy tales can reinforce good values in the developing child. Grimms' Fairy Tales, Cecily M. Barker, and Hans Christian Andersen are included.

  • 9

    Archangel Uriel

    21 months ago

    Archangel Uriel serves God's sixth ray of ministration. He tended Jesus in the desert and greeted the two women at Jesus' tomb. Milton's Paradise Regained lines and a Rome Reports' video supplement.

  • 3

    Understanding and Recapturing Innocence

    16 months ago

    A parent encourages a growing babe to take its first step and lovingly assists when there is a fall; so does God encourage us when we make mistakes. Recapture your innocence!

  • 12

    My Quilt Album and Quilting Basics

    18 months ago

    A quilter-author shares nine of her quilts. A basic chart of colors, suggestions for beginners in choosing colors and fabrics, and a Kay Wood video are included.

  • 6

    The Rewards of Volunteer Work

    6 months ago

    This is a discussion of why you should volunteer, where to find volunteer work, and the deeper, spiritual aspect of volunteering.

  • 16

    Alliteration: A Literary Technique

    9 days ago

    The technique of alliteration is expressed in a first-person essay. Learn the technique while sharing a riverside experience with the author.

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