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Got my love of people from the gracious ones in Texas, my love for the mountains and biking them from California, my joy of writing from the big orange-covered biographies in the 4th grade, my love of relationships from the giving ones I've known and the thrill of creating from the Creator who is easily seen when you know how to look.

Joy for You and Me

Abraham Lincoln, Rival Slayer - Affirm Your Way to Success

".....even if it kills me" The unfortunate positions we take to prove we are right --Forgive, Forgiving, Forgiveness

Wanted: A Friend for the End of the World

Spend your summer in the Moonrise Kingdom

Outsourcing retirement to The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

The real story behind the founding of Pasadena

Improv Love at the Pasadena Playhouse--Jane Austen Unscripted-Review

Democrats vs Republicans--How Many Polemics Does it Take to Change a Demagogue?

Lethal beauty off the coast of Italy--Who's the Fairest of Them All?--Murder by Chatroulette IV

Getting Mindjacked by the Most Beautiful Woman in the World

Do you remember when it happened to you? Genesis -- A Poem

How far would you go to find the woman you love--Anabasis

Courage takes practice--Things to Do Today That Scare You

Jim Henson was The Man Who Loved Being Green

How about Exchanging What You Can't Keep for Something You Can't Lose?

It's easy to start in a family, harder to return: Warrior Review

How to save the planet with Nonsense and Toilet Paper.

A review of Woody Allens: Midnight in Paris

Who is Michael and what is he doing in my rainforest? - More Murder by Chatroullette

More foul play and dastardly deeds: What Happens in Russia, Stays in Russia - Murder by Chatroulette #2

Foul play and dastardly deeds: Murder by Chatroulette

One of our best-kept secrets is out: Why Men Love a Muse

Ever wish you could Slow Down Time?

Gas giants can be controversial: Eleventh Planet Discovered to be a Hoax.

She's come undone: Birds that Never Land, Stories That Don't End

Isn't it time you programmed yourself?..Habit Your Way

Couples wanting to succeed need to plan for When Business Meets Bedroom

Who knew seeing up close would be so prestigious--The Myopia Club

The Most Watched Movies of All Time--or "what to take with you if you are stranded on an island with only a dvd player."

Life lessons from the busiest stage of our lives: Toddler CEO, A Success Story

Ever feel like love is hiding? When Love Won't Come

A movie review and bio look into a woman on hold: Secretariat-Some Risks are Worth Taking

Maybe you don't want to know everything--The Couple Who Knew Too Much

Trivia and music--stump your friends with these Crazy ABC's and Barenaked Ladies.

Would you rather have a chat with God or stay in the kitchen?--Choosing What Really Matters

Put your gloves on and weigh in--Five Guys vs. In-N-Out

Get ready to laugh yourself skinny in the Belly Laugh Gym.

A story of the creative power of love--Loving You Into My Life.

If you have a sufficient "Why" you can meet any "How" in life. Why is the secret to How - Lessons from Viktor Frankl.

Just in case you were wondering, it's Ok to be you -I Decided to Be Myself Since Everyone Else is Taken

Get ready to Dance Like the Whole World's Watching. and for inspiration: Ten Awesome Dance Scenes

If you think you just don't have time: How to Play

For a look at the poetic side of love you might enjoy Love is the Happiness...  or Rapunzel's Gold... and if you want to stir it up, try Fanning the Flames of Love.

If you just want to have fun, check out How to be Funny 101, Ten Way Cool Hubs or I'm Beginning to Look a Lot like Christmas and Everything I Need to Know...I Learned From my Dog.

For a look at the answers to  life, discover Five Secrets to Peace of Mind, the surprising steps of achieving satisfaction in A Simple Guide to Happiness and an unorthodox look at religion in Jesus Would Look in Your Refrigerator and Jesus Won't Stay Where You Put Him.

And speaking of looking....What if God Was One of Us?

You are cordially invited to an HP get together: How to Succeed in Hubpages Without Really Trying.

Don't you wish you had seen some things coming: Warning! Read this first!

Serious players in the game of love and relationships may enjoy the "When" trilogy: When It's Time to Listen, When It's Time to Speak and UPDATED: When to Take a Bullet.

Thinking Creatively: A Giraffe is a Horse that Ran Out of Grass

For a little motivation CPR, try How to Keep Motivated When You're Barely Hanging On


For a kiss that stopped the universe-Singularity-The World's Best kiss

A new perspective on yourself and your neighbor Everyone is a Weed in Someone's Garden.

mysterylady 89 has written an absolutely delightful tribute to the metaphor featuring this humble writer: The Controlling Metaphor and Winsome.

Eleven year old Chloë Grace Moretz dominates in the action movie "Kick-Ass" as Hit Girl

After you stop laughing you just might find your car keys: I've Lost my Mind and I Don't Remember Where I Put It.

A peek at Winsome's soul in Children Under the Armor.

This one showcases the glorious amphibian: The Frog as Prince.

When you need a perfect day:  It Was One of Those Surprise Days

The Hubnuggets Team picked my hub, Be the Best or Die Laughing Trying, for a Hubnugget Award and your vote made it official! Thanks to all of you who voted and thanks to the Hub community for your warm and very much appreciated friendship and support.

All of Winsome's articles are copyrighted by Winsome Publishing and all rights are reserved. =:)




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    The Most Beautiful Places on Earth - Why I Want a Villa on Lake Como like Clooney, Madonna & Pliny the Elder

    2 years ago

    Santa Maddalena, Italy It makes sense why people want to live here, just look at the picture. Have you ever seen a more beautiful place on earth? Technically this is not on the lake, it is a little village called Santa...

  • 28

    Pasadena--Why You May Never Want to Leave

    3 years ago

    Pasadena has given the world Jackie Robinson, Julia Child, the Rose Bowl, the Cheeseburger, the Mars landing, See's Candy and its most famous "little old lady." When Marty visited the professor in "Back...

  • 22

    How Many Polemics Does it Take to Change a Demagogue?

    3 years ago

    According to Aristotle, the worst type of democracy is the one in which those who govern do not do so because they deserve to, but govern because they are able to pervert the rule of the majority by demagoguery. In a...

  • 36

    Mindjacked--The Perils of Finding the Most Beautiful Woman in the World

    3 years ago

    Miranda Kerr, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Candice Swanepoel, and Doutzen Kroes. Photo Credit: TMZ Ok I admit it. Women, I adore you. I love your smile, your hair, the way you walk, the way you laugh and yes, if you are...

  • 25

    Things You Can Do Today that Scare You

    3 years ago

    Living fearlessly is not the same thing as never being afraid. It's good to be afraid occasionally. Fear is a great teacher. ~ Michael Ignatieff You gain strength, courage and confidence by every...

  • 31

    Nonsense and Toilet Paper (and saving the planet)

    3 years ago

    Did you know that the average person uses up over 384 full-grown trees in his lifetime just by employing the soft fluffy toilet tissue we have all come to love and at times, desperately need? Put another way, did you...

  • 38

    Why Women Love Mr. Darcy

    3 years ago

    Ok, the wet shirt scene made women swoon, but that's not the only reason. What makes this man the heartthrob of millions of women and the grudging hero of the many men whose significant other made them watch or read it?...

  • 0

    If a Man Falls in a Rainforest...Murder by Chatroulette III

    3 years ago

    Graham sensed, rather than heard the dart and ducked just as it buried itself in the tree where his head had been. He didn't have to look, had it reached its intended target, the curare would have caused a paralysis of...

  • 47

    Midnight in Paris - In Search of La Belle Epoque

    3 years ago

    I saw Midnight in Paris tonight. and I finally experienced what I have been wanting for years--a superbly written Woody Allen script with him forgoing the acting role to concentrate on directing.  Allen was able to...

  • 21

    What Happens in Russia, Stays in Russia--Murder by Chatroulette

    3 years ago

    The van pulled out of traffic and viciously cut us off, the limousine forced into incoming traffic. Our driver was good but he overcompensated, ricocheted off a couple of cars and barely missed the divider before coming...

  • 29

    Murder by Chatroulette

    4 years ago

    I was the latest version of Doctor Who and my current traveling companion, Scarlett Johansson, was on the phone saying: "You'd better get over here, I wouldn't call you this late if it wasn't important."...

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    Why Men Love a Muse

    3 years ago

    What is it about an attractive or intriguing woman that turns an ordinary man into a creative whirlwind? What magical process enables him to invent, to sculpt, to paint, to write or to compose a masterpiece out of thin...

  • 35

    The Myopia Club

    4 years ago

    Ever since I was a teenager, I have awakened every morning in a kindly and forgiving haze. No sharp edges, no shocking self images in the mirror, just a cozy, comfortable view of my surroundings. When necessary I would...

  • 115

    The Most Watched Movies of All Time

    2 years ago

    I love movies. Next to a good book there is nothing that can capture your attention and fuel your emotions like a well written and superbly directed movie. In this article I have listed my personal pick of movies that...

  • 21

    Secretariat - Some Risks Are Worth Taking

    4 years ago

    What if you knew a secret that few others knew or could even understand. What if there was something in your life that so captured your hopes, dreams and imagination that you risked everything to see the dream develop...

  • 30

    Crazy ABC's and Barenaked Ladies

    3 years ago

    Please Play the Video Below While You Visit this Hub Steven Page and Ed Robertson were long time friends and schoolmates in Canada. When they were bored at a Bob Dylan concert, they came up with crazy names for singing...

  • 56

    Five Guys vs In-N-Out Burgers

    3 years ago

    Starting in Virginia and the East Coast, Five Guys has expanded to over 625 locations in over 40 states and 4 Canadian provinces and is now in California In-N-Out has grown from a single drive-through in Baldwin Park...

  • 57

    "Why" is the Secret to "How" - Lessons from Viktor Frankl

    4 years ago

    What man actually needs is not a tensionless state but rather the striving and struggling for some goal worthy of him. What he needs is not the discharge of tension at any cost, but the call of a potential meaning...

  • 84

    What if God Was One of Us

    5 years ago

    What if God was one of us? In the movie Bruce Almighty, Morgan Freeman is delightful as God and also is the homeless dude holding up cardboard signs throughout the film. The homeless guy morphs into Morgan in the last...

  • 34

    When to Take a Bullet

    4 years ago

    Would you take a bullet for someone? Who would it be? Under what circumstances? What if the bullet wasn't a bullet, but something just as hard. Suppose someone you love is going through a tough time and they turn on you...

  • 77

    How to Stay Motivated When You're Barely Hanging On

    2 years ago

    The shrill sound of the heart monitor sends everyone in the room to action: "Patient is crashing! Get me the paddles! Clear! " Zap!...."Again, clear! " Zap! "He's not responding. Listen! You...

  • 43

    Singularity-The World's Best Kiss

    3 years ago

    You touched my cheek and folded into me I looked into eyes that smiled into my soul Your arms encircled me, drawing me close My lips touched yours and the taste of you flowed into me An underground spring ...

  • 73

    Everyone is a Weed in Someone's Garden

    2 years ago

    I have always been fascinated by the concept of weeds. Tenacious, frustrating, masters of survival. They have been referred to as "nature's graffiti." Some have been so successful they have earned their own...

  • 80

    I've Lost My Mind and I Can't Remember Where I Put It

    5 years ago

    What would an extra year or so of life be worth to you? Now don't get the wrong idea, I am not the devil. There will be no bargaining for your soul at the end of this article. If I do , however, show you how to gain the...

  • 18

    The Frog as Prince

    3 years ago

    Imagine a hero, a tall, handsome, charismatic, dashing figure of a man with a perfect smile, a twinkle in his eyes and charm to spare. Now imagine a slimey-skinned, no-tail creature with protruding eyes, a long sticky...

  • 22

    Ten Coveted Jobs Requiring No Experience

    5 years ago

    Yes Virginia, there is a job you can love doing without actually having done it before. There are jobs in national parks, health care, zoo keeping, newspapers, cruise lines, fashion, airlines, the NBA, the White House,...

  • 37

    How to Be Funny 101

    5 years ago

    Learning to be funny starts with appreciating unusual perspectives. After a while, the things that make you laugh start to alter your own perception and when you describe your reality that way, others start to laugh....

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