Leadership & Social Justice

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Social justice and direction are very much connected together when we think of creating a change in the world. Without leadership and different kinds of leaders, social justice would be much more difficult to achieve with any success.

Lao Tzu, a Chinese philosopher had this to say about direction “A leader is best when people barely know he exists when his job is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.” This can be interpreted in various ways, Lao is “The Father of Taoism” and contains many metaphoric writings dating back to ancient China. For me this shows the importance of having different types of leaders and the perfect types of leaders involved. I find this quote interesting but I do not think it means that the leader who didn’t receive credit necessarily needs that credit. Bringing together different kinds of leaders will sometimes have the impact of a single person taking the credit or becoming the surface of the success or alter.

Some leaders do not need the credit and want other people to receive the praise. The “best” leader meaning a person does not care about the recognition, because his job is done and that’s all they have to feel accomplished. This can relate to social justice because most if not all leaders working towards any social justice aren’t working for themselves and what they can get from it. But are working to alter the quality of life of others as well as themselves or their surroundings. Social justice requires more than 1 leader and different styles or types of leadership. Leaders who empower others to become leaders? A group of people that are different from one another who share a common goal?

There are various sorts of leaders and fashions. Change can not be made with one chief doing everything to make it happen. It can’t be done without the followers that become leaders and bring more people in. We need different kinds of people with unique perspectives or mindsets to bring great ideas and knowledge. When most people think of a leader they have the picture of an outspoken, vocal extrovert who seems to always know what to say. Today introverts aren’t considered typical leaders, introverts can be successful leaders but in another way. In some situations, an introverted leader wouldn’t be appropriate and there are times where those extroverted skills are essential. Introverts tend to find themselves in leadership positions less often but most are capable of this job. With social justice, having introverted leaders involved is essential, due to their ability to listen.

In conclusion, yes leaders come in all sizes and shapes, some lack certain attributes, but it doesn’t necessarily mean that person would not be a successful leader. A great leader doesn’t have to have every quality required for success. The best leaders are those who recognize their flaws and surround themselves with others who have the missing quality(s). Utilize the strength of the others, surround themselves with successful confident people and give recognition to those deserving.


Antique Statues

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Antiques represent the real art and history of a place. We’ve heard of vanished civilizations. However, their identity is preserved by the antiques we find now. That’s why antiques are priceless. An antique collector probably is interested in the history and ancient art of particular places. Antiques can come in various forms like antique sculptures, painting, coins, decorating pieces, furnitures, and many more.

While referring to the antique statues, they can be classified according to the age and style of the statue. The question may arise, how to identify the antique statues? The following tips can help you to ascertain the authentic antique statues.

An antique statue does not have sharp ends. Due to the friction while handling for so many years, end regions of the statue are scrubbed and the carvings can be seen faded. Some parts of figurines are even shiny. The artwork and the designs on the statue are most useful indicators to know the age and source of the statue. There seems to be certain design and style representing the certain of age once the statue is made. For example plain body with less carving is more notable design of 17 th century than the carved complex designs of 19th century. Also analyzing the materials used to make statue like brass, copper, Animal-Pros or bronze can help in identifying age.
Also, learning where the statue was made or originated from helps in identifying era of this statue. Similarly looking for out the artist or manufacturer who made the statue will greatly enhance our understanding of the antiquity and era of the statue.
Taking pictures of this statue in questions can do the trick and assist you in analysing it. So, take pictures of the statue from different angles including the carvings, curves, signs or stamps on the statue. Analyzing through images will help greatly in the research.
Certain tools may also be useful in studying antiques like magnifying glass, Black- lighting, Digital Cameras, GPS Navigation Device. These tools will simplify the identification of the antique statue.
A museum can be the very good source to research about antiques. There you can discover similar art and designs to compare and know the age of a statue. Like art and design widely utilised in creating statue in 17th century. You can see the reference of the statue in museum to check the age and its corresponding artwork and designs.
And finally, really taking help of an antique expert can help you greatly in identify age, value and legitimacy of the antique in hand.

Soups On!

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Regular use of soup benefits over the taste buds. Due to its high fiber and water content, it helps flush out harmful toxins in the body without being hard on the stomach. This is also the reason why it is an effective dish to help one lose weight – the water it contains helps one fill up quickly compared to other food.

So whether you are aiming to shed a few pounds or simply love soup, here are 3 creamy soups you’ll surely fall in love with:

3 1/2 cups chicken broth
3 cups peeled and cubed potatoes
2 cups milk
1 3/4 cups whole kernel corn
1 cup Mexican-style processed cheese food
1 cup sliced celery
1 cup sliced onion
1/2 cup diced green chiles
1/4 cup country-style gravy mix
2 tbsp margarine
Melt margarine in a large pan over medium-high heat cook onion and celery for 3 to 5 minutes or till tender. Stir in potatoes, lower heat and cook, stirring occasionally, until potatoes are tender, about 20 to 25 minutes. Add corn and chiles and bring to a boil. Dissolve gravy mix in milk then stir in the pan. Lastly, add cheese then cook and stir over low heat until cheese is melted and mixture is creamy and thick.
Milky Mushroom Soup

What you need:

2 shallots, chopped
1 3/4 cups chicken broth
1 cup Portobello mushrooms
1 cup shiitake mushrooms
1 cup half-and-half
1/4 cup butter
2 tbsp all-purpose flour
1 pinch ground cinnamon

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Salt and black pepper to taste
In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium-high heat then cook shallots, Portobello mushrooms and shiitake mushrooms until tender, about 5 minutes. Add flour and stir until smooth. Gradually add chicken broth and cook, stirring, until mixture is thick. Insert half-and-half, season with salt and pepper and sprinkle with cinnamon. Stir and heat through (don’t boil).
Carrot-Curry Cream Soup

What you need:

1/2 kilogram carrots, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks
1 large onion, diced largely
3 large garlic cloves, thickly sliced
3 cups chicken broth
1 1/2 cups whole milk
2 tablespoons curry powder
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
1 pinch sugar
Salt and ground pepper to taste
Chopped roasted pistachios for garnish
In a large pan, heat oil then saute onion and carrots for 2 minutes or until slightly golden brown. Lower heat then stir in garlic, butter and sugar. Cook for 10 minutes then add curry powder. Pour in broth, allow to simmer, partly covered, until carrots are tender, about 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from heat and puree in a blender until mixture is smooth. Return to pan, add half-and-half then heat through. Add salt and pepper if needed. Transfer to serving bowl and garnish with pistachios.
Stay warm and full on a chilly night with these delicious creamy and hot soup recipes!

Let’s Ride In the Snow!!

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If you have an ATV, you probably just get to take it out and enjoy the paths in the summer. Well, you do not need to wait until Malabar Opossum Removal summer to use your ATV anymore. You can enjoy riding your ATV all year long, even in the midst of winter.

Where to Ride

Some states have special ATV trails, whether in the desert, sand dunes, forests or plains. You can certainly find some areas that are available and open in winter. It is open all winter long to ATV riders. This gigantic natural sand dunes area lies right next to the ocean in the center of the Oregon Coast. Since it is so near the ocean, the temperatures year round are moderate, it will not get too hot or cold. It’s also nestled among beautiful rainforests and lakes. The area is just stunning and would make a excellent trip any time of the year, but in the winter, its even better as you’ll have the dunes practically all to your self.

Other terrific stakes for where to ride include the desert, if you have one near you. If you reside in the southwest United States, you can visit the desert in California, Arizona or Nevada. These areas will often provide you with warm, but not hot days and cool nights, so the temperatures are perfect for ATV riding.

Safety Precautions

When ATV riding, particularly in winter, you will need to take some safety precautions. Always make sure you have a communications device with you, should you get stuck somewhere along a road or have an accident. You can carry either a telephone or walkie-talkie or both. Also, be careful of winter weather conditions, get a weather forecast before you head out so that you know what to expect.

Preparing Your ATV

In the wintertime, make sure your ATV is totally tuned up, be sure to check the oil, all of the gauges, belts, and safety harnesses or safety gear. Most of all, remember to do a detailed check of the tires to make sure they have the right quantity of air in them and have no holes or other problems.


When heading out in to the cold on your ATV, you might want to make sure that you have some important accessories that will keep you warm, comfortable and secure. Next, think about a helmet, preferably one with a facemask that will keep the cold from hitting your face. If your helmet does not have a facemask, consider using a pair of goggles to protect your eyes at least.

Tattoo Tips

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Tattoos are used to express feelings or personalities and they are a matter of individual tastes. Whereas there are those who find tattoos inappropriate, others are going to get a tattoo done every chance they get.

It is your body that’s going to be tattooed and you so you want to be sure that you get a designer who knows what he’s doing and has what it takes to get you the perfect tattoo. You don’t want to end up with a badly done permanent tattoo thus the need to ensure that you run a research for yourself the best designer you can find. There is also the possibility of designers specializing in specific tattoos so make certain that your designer can handle the kind or kind of tattoo you have in mind.

Do think about the design

Tattoos take so many forms and it is up to you to decide what kind you want on your skin. You can choose from names, numerical, Malabar Squirrel Removal, animals, plants as well as faces and a lot more designs. Some people even go for their favorite characters and items. You could begin by thinking about the value of the tattoo you’re going for or what you believe would most attractive to you. The tattoo you get must make you happy so carefully think about the design. If you do not have a particular tattoo you want, you can visit your preferred tattoo shop to compare the choices you have prior to making the final choice.

Do think the placement with care

When it comes to tattoo placement, it isn’t all about the part of the body where it has done but also the size of the tattoo. If you want to expose your tattoo to the planet, then you can opt for a sizeable one on areas such as the neck, wrist, outer arm and other areas that are not usually covered. But if you prefer keeping it on your own, then the hip, inner arm and the back among other concealed areas are best. There is practically no place a tattoo can’t be inked but consider how comfortable it’s going to be for you and think long term, so you don’t choose a size and place you may not be content with a few months or years down the road.

Apart from ensuring that you have the cash ready, you also need to prepare for the pain because tattoos do hurt. You also should visit the store full so you do not wind up passing out, especially for huge tattoos which may take longer to finish. Be sober, so you’re fully aware of what’s happening and you can see it all as it transforms into your chosen design.