Friday, June 25, 2010

Farrah Fawcett - One Year After Her Death

Friday, June 25th, 2010
Farrah Fawcett Doll by Mego Corp 
Various versions of the Farrah Fawcett doll were issued by Mego Corp in 1997 during the success of the series "Charlie's Angels."...
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Farrah Fawcett (9999) - Swimsuit Poster - 1976 - 20 x 28

Farrah Fawcett succumbed to cancer on June 25, 2009, at Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica, California

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Skin Care & Acne

Some tips on preventing acne:

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010
What Is Acne? 
As defined by an online medical dictionary, acne is a common skin disease characterized by pimples on the face, chest, and back. It...
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Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010
How to Prevent Acne 
As reported in What is acne? Common causes of acne, dirt, oil and bacteria are the main causes of acne and can come from...
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Speaking of keeping your skin clean... 
Thursday, June 24th, 2010
I was in a Walgreens in West Nashville tonight when I happened to see some bright promotional stickers in front of the Neutrogena skin care products....
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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Nashville Skin & Beauty Examiner

I just started writing a new column for Examiner yesterday on Skin and Beauty. Here are my first four articles:

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010
What is Beauty? 
Beauty is a characteristic of a person, animal, place, object, or idea that provides a perceptual experience of pleasure, meaning, or...
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Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010
True Beauty - "Finding the Ring" Episode 4, June 21, 2010 
On the ABC television series "True Beauty," contestants are judged each...
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Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010
True Beauty with Vanessa Minnillo, Carson Kressley & Beth Stern 
Season two of "True Beauty" premiered on May 31, 2010 on ABC, and...
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Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010
Are Tanning Beds Safe? 
When I bought my house Nashville, the former owners kept a tanning bed set up in the bonus room which they allowed neighbors...
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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Interview with USA Today about 'A Christian look at Twilight'

Today I was interviewed by USA Today's Maria Puente about a two-part article series I wrote some time ago about the "Twilight" movies. It was an interesting experience and we spent about an hour discussing the pros and cons of the Twilight books and movies. Maria says the interview should be out in USA Today the first week of July.

Here's part 1 of the series Maria Puente and I discussed for the USA Today article: "A Christian look at Twilight books & movies - Part 1

Update: Here is the USA Today article I am quoted in. You sure can't tell Maria and I spent an hour on the phone discussing my Twilight articles!

Adults fret that 'Eclipse' lacks good role models for teens -- By Maria Puente, USA TODAY, 7/7/2010

Here are some more Twilight articles:

Friday, June 18th, 2010
With Twilight: Eclipse hitting theaters on June 30 and the official announcement that The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn will be split up into two...
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What is the Hillywood Show and why were they at the Nashville Twilight Convention? As reported in Twilight Convention heats Nashville up with Peter Facinelli and Gil Birmingham...
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Several inches of snow did not seem to slow down the attendance at the Official Twilight Convention in Nashville today. The Tennessee Ballroom at the...
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Twilight Convention Comes to Nashville without Kellan Lutz! 
 
Summit Entertainment and Creation Entertainment Bring the Official Twilight Convention Tour to Nashville, TN, January 29-31, 2010 
Local fans of Twilight...
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If you have read my two-part series A Christian look at Twilight books & movies, you have read my thoughts on Twilight, written by a Mormon mom, Stephanie Meyer...
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Sequel to Twilight Now Playing 
Last year I wrote about going to see Twilight at Midnight and wondered where the throngs of young girls were. This year I found them!
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A Christian Take on Twilight

Sunday, June 20, 2010

For Father's Day


All the things I never told my father:

For all the times
I never told you thank you,
For all the times
I ignored what you said,
For all the years
I acted so indifferent,
I want to say
how much I thank you, Dad.



These are the things I should have often told you,
But usually they were left unsaid;
Now these are words that weigh heavy upon me -
How much I want to say, I love you, Dad.

For all the times you reached and I rebuffed you,
For all the years I scoffed at things you said,
I want to say how much I miss my father,
And how I wish I could tell you now, Dad.

© Kathryn E. Darden

Read more:
Father's Day Poems - Poetry for Father's Day

Top Ten Quotes And Bible Verses For Father's Day & Birthdays - The Best Quotes For Dads

Top Ten Quotes And Bible Verses For Father's Day & Birthdays - The Best Quotes For Dads
A list of the top ten quotes and Bible verses to add to your Father's Day cards, messages or meditations.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Gospel Music Updates: Michael W. Smith, Natalie Grant, Twilight

Friday, June 18th, 2010
Michael W. Smith has been giving his suitcase as much of a workout as his vocal cords recently as he has performed more than 20 shows around the world...
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Friday, June 18th, 2010
The Choir - Burning Like the Midnight Sun 
One of gospel music's longest-lived rock bands, The Choir, announces the upcoming release of their 12th...
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Friday, June 18th, 2010
With Twilight: Eclipse hitting theaters on June 30 and the official announcement that The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn will be split up into two...
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Thursday, June 17th, 2010
Christian Websites Preview Voyage of the Dawn Treader 
A select group of Christian websites, including Nashville's Christian Activities, was given the...
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Monday, June 14th, 2010
Natalie Grant Announces Three New Projects 
Christian artist Natalie Grant has become known around the world as a powerhouse vocalist, social activist...
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Twilight at Midnight

Friday, June 18, 2010

Mattel Lord of the Rings dolls: Aragorn, Arwen, Legolas & Galadriel

The Mattel Lord of the Rings set is one of my favorite doll  collections:


Mattel Lord of the Rings dolls: Aragorn, Arwen, Legolas & Galadriel
Thursday, June 17th, 2010
First published over 55 years ago, Tolkien's timeless masterpiece The Lord of the Rings has had a profound impact on both the literary world and the...
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Thursday, June 17th, 2010
Barbie Doll as Galadriel 
Since it was just announced that the Robert Tonner Doll Company is producing a Galadriel figure for their Lord of the Rings doll collection...
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Professor Tolkien's birthday was this week. J.R.R. Tolkien is the author of the classic The Lord of the Rings trilogy, beloved books which became a...
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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Tonner Doll Company to release Lord of the Rings character dolls in June

Ever since I started my new doll blog, I have been pretty good about not posting too many doll-related posts here. However, there is a new collector series coming out this month that I am pretty excited about, so I thought I would share a couple of links!

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010
Tonner Lord of the Rings Figures 
The Robert Tonner Doll Company has unveiled the upcoming Lord of the Rings dolls, a new collection of character dolls based upon The Lord of the Rings movies...
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Tuesday, June 15th, 2010
Tonner Doll Company Lord of the Rings Collection 
The newest doll unveiled in thr Tonner Doll The Lord of the Rings series, Lady Galadriel, is stunning.
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CMA Music Fest in Nashville: Brantley Gilbert, Leah Seawright, Mark Herndon, Mindy McCready, Josh Turner, Danny Gokey &More!

2010 marks the first year I have ever attended the CMA Music Festival, formerly known as Fan Fest. Although the weather was hat, and I am not a fan of country music, I enjoyed the festival more than I though I would! Here are some highlights:
The Country Music Association's CMA Music Festival (formerly Fan Fair) is in high gear in Nashville this week and is experiencing a record turnout to see stars like Josh Turner, Keith Urban and Reba McEntire
The Country Music Association's CMA Music Festival (formerly Fan Fair) is in high gear in Nashville this week and is experiencing a record turnout. I had the opportunity to check it out on Friday, June 11, 2010 when I visited the Nashville Convention Center and LP Field.
via CMA Music Fest in Nashville - June 11 Highlights: Brantley Gilbert, Leah Seawright, Mark Herndon, Mindy McCready & More - Associated Content - associatedcontent.com.

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Saturday, June 12th, 2010 · 4 comments
Josh Turner at CMA Music Festival
Gospel and country artist and film star, Josh Turner has released four studio albums since he signed to MCA...
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Thursday, June 10th, 2010 · 2 comments
Danny Gokey at CMA Music Fest 
Today "American Idol" gospel singer and church music director Danny Gokey kicked off his day in Nashville...
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The CMA Music Festival brought country music stars Reba McEntire, Keith Urban, Kid Rock, Miranda Lambert, Josh Turner and Julianne Hough to LP Field in Nashville on June 11, 2010.