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Plain and simple, what is love?

By BusinessLife, published on Aug 5, 2011

What doesn't make sense? Everything. All these years gone by and still the same issue. How does one recognize real love? I'm not without some bit of understanding. Yes, I know that love is more than an emotion. I know love is action and sticking through the worst of times and not just enjoying the ride...er relationship. But I'm sick. I really mean it. My stomach gets all turned upside down even thinking about it.

Why can't love be like a great meal? I love shrimp cocktail, Caeser salad, T-bone steak or Prime rib. And oh, let's consider a nice chocolate mousse. But I can't find it made... (more)

Tags: love, creative writing, gillean smith, what is love, searching for love, understanding love. defining love, love tests, making love, finding love, getting love, hugs and kisses

Whale Wars 'Battle Stations' Pt 2

By BusinessLife, published on Aug 4, 2011

The Yushin Maru actively tries to clip the Gojira’s stern. However, video from the Yushin Maru that is released later to the public is shown with comments that state it was the Gojira that tried to cut the ship off.

Pottsy, one of the small motor boat’s captains is now ready to deploy another prop fouler line to stop the Yushin Maru.

As they come across the front of the ship, it's the small boat that is clipped by the Yushin Maru.

Radio calls go out to the small vessel. Luckily this time both the crew and the motor are intact.

Pottsy calls into the Bob Barker... (more)

Tags: tv, gillean smith, animal planet, whale wars, paul watson, steve irwin, bob barker, japanese whaling, nisshin maru, chris aultman, reality tv series, pottsy, yushin maru 3

Whale Wars - Enemy In Their Grasp PT2

By BusinessLife, published on Jul 29, 2011

Captain Paul Watson must decide to follow the Nisshin Maru into the path of ice or go down around and hope the Japanese whaling ship and its crew don’t double back to continue whaling.

Watson decides he would rather go around and possibly lose them rather than possibly damaging the Steve Irwin vessel and losing the opportunity to stop their whaling for the entire whaling season.

After the helicopter pilot, Chris Aultman flies 5 trips – 9 hours flying during a 19-hour day, Aultman has to stop and rest. He is exhausted.

Captain Watson is now afraid that he has also... (more)

Tags: gillean smith, animal planet, whale wars, paul watson, sea shepherd, steve irwin, bob barker, japanese whaling, nisshin maru, chris aultman, reality tv series

Whale Wars

By BusinessLife, published on Jul 26, 2011

An anonymous tip gives the crew of the Steve Irwin a chance to locate the Japanese whaling factory ship, Nisshin Maru. But because the tip is 2 days old, the crew is working within a 200-mile radius.

With this guide, helicopter pilot, Chris Aultman takes to the sky in search of the Nisshin Maru. It's 5:00 am. Despite the tip, the Steve Irwin is running out of fuel and they are alone.

Two thousand miles from the Steve Irwin, the Sea Shepherd's fastest vessel, the Gojira is stuck in port. Problems with the motor still persist.

Meanwhile, the Bob Barker is tailing... (more)

Tags: reality tv, gillean smith, whale wars, paul watson, gojira, steve irwin, bob barker, japanese whaling, nisshin maru, sun laurel, chip aultman, sea shepherd conservation society

Whale Wars

By BusinessLife, published on Jul 18, 2011

As they approach, it becomes clearer that it's a life raft of some sort. You can hear the tension mount as crew members are holding their breath wondering what they might find.

The life raft has been destroyed - ripped to shreds. As they finally approach the remains, the crew is concerned that they will find bodies. Finally, close enough to see what is left from the destroyed, black life raft, they only find the raft. No bodies are found. There may still be hope for the crew from the Beserk.

The Steve Irwin makes a call into the New Zealand Search and Rescue to give them... (more)

Tags: gillean smith, animal planet, whale wars, paul watson, sea shepherd, steve irwin, bob barker, norwegian yacht, the beserk

Whale Wars -

By BusinessLife, published on Jul 16, 2011

Last week, two crew members from the Bob Barker suffered hypothermia after waiting in small motor boats for more than 12 hours. Finally, all Sea Shepherd crew are now back on board the Bob Barker.

Meanwhile, the Steve Irwin has received a distress call from the New Zealand Search and Rescue. They are asking for the crew onboard the Steve Irwin to help find the five missing crew members who were onboard a Norwegian-registered yacht, the Berserk.

The Berserk sent a distress call approximately 18 nautical miles (33km) north of Scott Base in the Ross Sea. This is the point of... (more)

Tags: gillean smith, tv series, animal planet, whale wars, sea shepherd, steve irwin, bob barker, japanese whaling, beserk, search and rescue, nisshin maru

One of NC's youngest entrepreneurs plans more success PT 2

By BusinessLife, published on Jul 13, 2011

Beginning your own business is a great deal to consider. From financing for more than just the first year to taxes, employees…well, you get the idea. Sometimes, you can start your own small business and keep most if not all of the work under your own roof. Just ask 18-year-old Madison Carroll from Greensboro who started her business when she was 8-years-old.

In Part One of my interview with Madison, she shared her love for jewelry design and how she has used it to make a positive impact for JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) on behalf of her sister, Brittany. But as... (more)

Tags: entrepreneurship, entrepreneur, gillean smith, business success, business tips, madison carroll, small business ideas, small business tips, north carolina entrepreneurs

North Carolina entrepreneur started young to shine brightly

By BusinessLife, published on Jul 8, 2011

With the ongoing concern for business success across the U.S., one young entrepreneur in the Tarheel state has been finding sparkling success for the past ten years.

18-year-old Madison Carroll from Greensboro, North Carolina will be headed into her junior year of college at Wake Forest this spring. When I asked her a few questions about her interest in designing jewelry, Madison says her focus wasn't really on the success of selling her jewelry. She just enjoyed the creativity of designing one unique piece after another.

Gillean: How long have you been designing jewelry?

... (more)

Tags: entrepreneur, gillean smith, small business success, jewelry designer, madison carroll, small business ideas

Decisions...no not really.

By BusinessLife, published on Jun 29, 2011

Raw, naked and intense. That's the way I awoke. I couldn't quite remember what caused such powerful emotions. But I was definitely wanting to feel more of them. Like a distant memory, my thoughts left me and soon I was remembering what was next.

All about warm. It took me, not for granted but just took hold of me and pounded against me, really warm and steamy water beating against my face, my body, which felt so amazing. Why ever leave?

I knew what was next. Dry off and begin the lotion and oils. What scent reminded me of the experience I wanted to know today?

I found one....mmm...or... (more)

Tags: creative writing, gillean smith, starting my day, decisions decisions, what will you decide to do, deciding to do what you want and not what you are supposed to

When Soldiers Come Home There's America Helping Heroes

By BusinessLife, published on Jun 2, 2011

With a number of ways to help our military men and women already available, you may also want to become familiar with America Helping Heroes with chapters across the U.S.

America Helping Heroes is touted as working neighborhood by neighborhood to do whatever they can to prevent the needless hardship that can fall upon returning troops and their families.

According to the organization's website, the focus is on military members and their families and the multitude of challenges that face them and even carry with them following war.

The goal of every community chapter of... (more)

Tags: post traumatic stress disorder, war, gillean smith, military forces, soldiers coming home, military deployment, military returning home

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