Some previously published samples of my work, along with excerpts from articles published under a psuedonym.

A Lesson Learned

Coping With the Return of an Old Flame

Making Money With Homemade Items

How to Deal With a Toxic Friendship

How to Cheat Without Getting Caught

Best Sex Positions to Get Pregnant

How to Cook Turtle Meat


Finding people on the internet is much easier these days then it was years ago. Free people-search sites and social networking sites are reuniting lost friends and family more every day. There are also phone book sites that can find numbers and addresses in any city in the world. If you are planning a family or school reunion, or just simply want to find an old friend, the internet is a great place to start.

Start with a phone book type site. Many people can be easily found if you know the general area in which they are living. Some sites will even let you check one name with in an entire state rather than having to narrow it down to one city or town. Other sites to use include and

Create profiles on social networking sites. You can also search for people by name, email address and location. Social networking sites like Facebook, myspace, and Twitter also enable you to keep touch with the old friends you find with instant messaging, comments, picture sharing and status messages. Some other networking sites are, and

Ficus trees are also commonly known as weeping fig trees. Ficus trees are popular houseplants and can also be grown outdoors but do require extensive care, as they can weaken easily, which can cause massive leaf loss. There are many different kinds of ficus trees but the most popular is the benjamin ficus, or Ficus benjamina.

Ficus trees can be planted indoors in a container or outdoors as a hedge in USDA zones 9b, 10a, 10b or 11. When planting indoors, plant it in a pot that is large enough for the roots with several additional inches to allow for growth. Place a layer of pebbles or gravel in the bottom of the pot before adding soil.

You can place the ficus tree in different lighting levels but watch it carefully. Initial leaf loss is normal when the tree is acclimating to new surroundings, but if it continues or if leaves turn yellow, change the lighting environment. If it is in a very dark area, you should move it to a brighter area. If it is in full sun, move it to a spot with less light.

Ficus trees do not require a large amount of water but check it for moisture periodically. If the soil is dry to the touch, water the plant enough to make the soil damp several inches down. Fertilize the tree once a month using a slow-release fertilizer or a general liquid fertilizer that is reduced with water to half strength.....