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Arlington National Cemetery: Where My Parents Remain PART I

By BusinessLife, published on Oct 21, 2010

I knew visiting the Arlington National Cemetery would cause some emotions to surface. I hadn't even planned on visiting the place. But with a friend by my side, I wanted to be accomodating to his interests as well. After all, we were in the nation's capital. It was my home as a child. It was Merrman Smith's, my father's home, as Dean of the White House Press Corps for U.P.I. (United Press International). It was my mother's home too. But now, both my mother and father's home was the Arlington National Cemetery.

Driving up to the main entrance, I noticed the throngs of people walking toward... (more)

Tags: memoirs, arlington national cemetery, gillean smith, writing a book, merriman smith, betrayal lies and god

NFL Fines Head-To-Head Hits: Is This A Fair Warning?

By BusinessLife, published on Oct 21, 2010

The National Football League decided to get tough on what it calls "dangerous and flagrant hits on the field." The first players to get fined included Altanta Falcons cornerback, Dunta Robinson ($50,000), Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison ($75,000) and New England Patriots safety Brandi Meriweather ($50,000).

"We can't and won't tolerate what we saw on Sunday. We've got to get the message to players that these devastating hits and head shots will be met with a very necessary higher standard of accountability. We have to dispel the notion that you get one free pass in these... (more)

Tags: gillean smith, nfl fines, james harrison, brandi meriweather, dunta robinson, head and neck injuries

Almost Time To Vote & I've Got Issues With The Issues

By BusinessLife, published on Oct 21, 2010

Not too long ago, there was a rally held in Washington, D.C. Though I wasn't in the District of Columbia for the rally, I had a friend with me and the two of us decided to take advantage of all there was to see as a tourist in the area. So, as the rally was held right in front of the Lincoln Memorial, and that was on the list of things to visit, there was a lot to hear and see whether one wanted to or not.

Many who spoke before hundreds who were on hand that day, talked of the need for change in leadership. This was nothing I was surprised to hear. And this was nothing that I felt was... (more)

Tags: politics, vote, gillean smith, time to vote, issues with the issues, issues, political candidates, running for office

From Sun To Moon

By BusinessLife, published on Oct 19, 2010

Her buttercup fingertips made lazy circles in the sand.She dreamed of her memories once shared with her man.How long had it been since she felt his caress?He had shown her the light that was sparkling, no less.He had captured her heart and made a crystal clear day.What more could she want? What more could she say?The day now turned dusk and left her alone.She felt a cool breeze that made a chill known.Her heart skipped a beat or was it a few?Her man was now here, the crystal day too.

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Tags: poem, poetry, gillean smith, from sun to moon

Daisy Talk

By BusinessLife, published on Oct 12, 2010

I love him. He loves me not.I need him. He needs me not.

I await his arrival with anticipation.He looks forward to wine with dinner and later...proposing.

I take his hand in mine and feel a tingling sensation.He shakes my hand with eyes smiling upon my sister.I talk to him at dinner.He nods at my comments and asks my sister to a movie.I watch as two shadows come to form one.They have enjoyed the evening.He touches her cheek and they kiss.I watch her lips touch his, where mine should be.My sister is getting married...I still love him.I love him. He loves me not.I need him. He needs... (more)

Tags: gillean smith, daisy talk, daisy poetry, relationship poetry

My Dinner With Helen Thomas

By BusinessLife, published on Oct 11, 2010

Say what you like about Helen Thomas but don't lose sight of what she gave women across the country and Americans as a whole, as far as representing us during every Presidential press conference. She never stopped asking the tough questions. Never. It was 1970, a time when men worked and the majority of women stayed at home. But you would have never known it following Helen Thomas. In fact, I'm pretty sure she didn't get that memo or wire, in those days. Following the death of my father, then Dean of the White House Press Corps, Merriman Smith, Helen Thomas stepped in as Dean of the White House... (more)

Tags: israel, palestine, gillean smith, helen thomas, palestinian war, palestinian conflict, helen thomas lifetime achievement award

My Son Has Lost His Mind!

By BusinessLife, published on Oct 7, 2010

Let's face it. I am not the first mother to go through the parental trials and tribulations dealing with teenage boys, hormones, girls and the change from focusing on grades to focusing on having a 'cool rep.' But let me say that today was indeed a day for complete insanity to take over in a discussion I had with my 13 year-old son, Jordan.

It began simply enough. I went to pick him up after a football game. I am not attending the games because my son is recuperating from a fracture to his ankle. As soon as he is able to practice and be a part of the team, I will be at every game whether... (more)

Tags: teenage boys, single mothers, raising boys, school work troubles

New Business Steps

By BusinessLife, published on Sep 30, 2010

Once you have defined your new business parameters, it’s time to gather your leads. And of course, you want to catch as many as you can to store them in a user-friendly database.

Selecting The Right Database Software For Your Needs: There are many from which you can choose. Some are free. Some come with a monthly charge and there are software packages you can purchase outright. The point I want to make is – do your research thoroughly and make sure your database is able to meet all of your needs to categorize leads by region, industry as well as print out reports that showcase... (more)

Tags: gillean smith, new business, business development, gathering new business leads, growing your business

Movie Review - "It's Kind of a Funny Story"

By BusinessLife, published on Sep 30, 2010

NOTE: This isn’t a movie for kids.

This is possibly a movie for those who know someone living with depression. Since I haven’t seen it yet, I can’t know the movie’s full content. I don’t like hearing the Lord’s name taken in vain in the music. My hope is that the movie clip’s message is just a whisper of what we may see in the film about the reality we face trying to understand the world around us when you’re just a teen.

It’s not any easier dealing with depression at any age. But in the clip, the one line that I think is strongest comes from the teen’s friend. The teen... (more)

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Someone's Been Investigating Me! Yikes!

By BusinessLife, published on Sep 30, 2010

So, I'm checking out BlogCatalog and visiting different blogs I find interesting. Then, lo and behold, it's me! That's right. The blog "Be Your Own Detective" is actually featuring me on its latest post! Must have been a slow day in the detective business. Actually, the point of the story was pretty neat. How often do you take the time to see how much information is available about you on the world wide web? You may think you know. Then again, you may be surprised! Check it out for yourself! Visit Investigating Other Bloggers - gilleansmith.wordpress.com. Check out some of the other posts and... (more)

Tags: gillean smith, online information about you, online detective, investigating people online, online information thought private, investigate your online profile

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