Saturday, November 19, 2011

Womanizers on HP!

I've noticed one consistent phenomena on Hubpages, the same womanizing guys who just jump on every damned hub, especially the new women.  

Hell, need I say more?

These guys are desperate or trying to get laid in my estimation.  Kind of like the former candidate for governor of Arizona who got stranded in another country.  Supposedly a victim of a dating scam.  He was the victim of his own penis, wanting to get laid so he goes to a foreign country, less rules than America.  Something wrong with American women?

Knock it off guys, you are so damned obvious!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

How it works on HubPages

So it seems that HubPages has revamped itself.  By revamping I basically mean that all the original writers are shunned aside, unless of course, they want to blow smoke up a person's arse and then they ask a select few to be judges and the like.

The rest of the original writers that actually  made that site what it is today, are not selected for hubnuggets, nor even hardly, if ever selected for hub of the day.

In fact, HubPages is so busy taking down the original writer's hubs they think are offensive that they never notice good quality of the older site members. So it goes with money I guess.  Blow smoke up new writers' butts, for a short time anyway, and increase HP's owner's revenues.  

The site is suffering for it because the quality now stinks on featured hubs when they could be picking top quality hubs from many writers I follow who are excellent writers.

Hey!  Also, what in hell kind of 'writing' site ranks writers and their posts by numbers anyway?  Crowdsourcing at its finest!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Nursing home blogs don't fly?

I guess blogs concerning nursing homes don't fly so well, although my nursing home books are still my best sellers.

I haven't a clue why they aren't popular, but I do know, in college, students were just looking forward to working with kids and families.  It seemed like a more worthwhile endeavor I suppose.

Well, elderly people have families too and they are a worthwhile endeavor. 

Fixing nursing homes:  We can fix them by:
1) Get nursing stations out of the hallways
2) Stop making people share rooms with virtual strangers
3) Use medicine cabinets, and give medications at the proper times, not to everyone because it's convenient for staff
4) Have more staff, less psychotropic medications, this is much more cost effective, even for nursing home owners, happiness does not come from a bottle, it comes from quality of life.
5) Listen to the residents, don't blow smoke up their asses or even their family's asses, it's undignified
6) Treat the residents as individuals, not like some human cattle to be herded to meals, activities, etc.
7) Offer choices when it comes to meal times too, not just what is cheaper for the facility

God knows these are not the only ways to improve nursing homes, but it's a good basic start any facility can do, right now.  

• Assisted Living Care Guide:
• Memory Care Guide:
• Nursing Home Guide:
• Care Home Guide:

• Independent Living Guide:

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Ahhhhhhhh Nursing Home Corporations

In order to be competitive, nursing homes offering a Culture Change environment, will find the list for people who actually want to live there will be long. Most people will flock to a facility that resembles their home, not some hospital.
It’s true, it will be hard for the elderly to maybe have to move, but moving to a nursing home that treats them right is a plus, not a bust. Certainly I have seen nursing homes forcing residents move anyway, for the nursing home’s convenience, so it is not as if residents have not been forced to move before, it is just that, maybe now, the moves will be for the better, for the improvement of their welfare and not at the whim of nursing home staff.
Elder care has become increasingly more competitive, like any other business. Baby Boomers are not willing, like the generation before them that was willing to simply conform and settle for rules and regulations of the ancient facilities. It’s time for a change and perhaps Medicare will be the catalyst to usher in some of the new changes.
While working in a nursing home I already knew the MDS, the instrument nursing homes and Medicare use to be able to justify the Medicare reimbursement money, has been redesigned to supposedly implement big changes. The changes are to, hopefully, make the MDS less generalized, sort of one size fits all mentally, to reflect much more individuality for each resident.
This is supposed to reflect a single resident’s personal challenges and needs much more than generic criteria that have been used, in my opinion, far too long to deliver good services to our nation’s elderly population.
Maybe the new Medicare cut backs will eventually help keep more nursing homes honest.
For far too long many facilities have, in my opinion, used Medicare to cheat the federal government out of tax monies, simply because the nursing home was able to slap a nursing home sign on their doors. Maybe this will also force facilities to have to train their nurse aides better to be able to deliver better services, since nurse aides have always been the primary care givers there. It is a popular belief, in traditional nursing homes, that treating people like humans with rights and with dignity, must be more expensive, not true.
If money were the only answer, then residents in a nursing home would be treated like kings and queens and be living in a palace. I have seen the money Medicare and residents pump into nursing homes, money that lines the pockets of a CEO or a COO and buys corporate mansions complete with swimming pools and expensive vacations. I have seen it even buying huge meeting halls and fabulous buildings called corporate offices. But I have not seen it buying a wonderful final chapter in the lives of the older people who have made the corporate head’s life wonderful.

Are the corporate heads the only ones entitled to a nice life, a life provided for them by riding the backs of older American’s miseries?
I have also seen the big money that buys the heads of pharmaceutical companies the same luxuries. It's not uncommon for a pharmacy charging older people, especially in a nursing home, $100 per pill simply because it is in the pharmacy’s best interest to prolong a life that pays $100 per pill and residents are forced to use the in-house pharmacy.
These are older people, who as a captive audience, have to sign agreements to buy medicine, while in the nursing home, from the company pharmacy because it is simply their policy under the guise that it is for the old person’s own good to do so, or that a corporation has their best interest at heart.
Traditional nursing homes are places where misery and despair come home to roost like chickens in early evening on a farm. People go to war these days and are called heroes, yet once they too are old, all of that will be forgotten until a few shovels of dirt cover their coffins and if they are lucky, when old, they will be able to live life out in their own homes, but probably not.
I look around a traditional nursing home and I see an old man slumped in a chair, a man whose parents probably once loved him and nurtured him.  A man who probably loved his children and nurtured them, who now needs some assistance with everyday tasks that we, in our younger years, take for granted.

Monday, October 17, 2011

'Official' poetry contest on HP,such crap

So I stop in at HubPages once in a while, if I didn't have a few people I like on that site, I would not stop in.  Mainly because HP has become such a farce and is just getting crappier.

They run 'contests' to pit writers against each other, while HP owners rake in dough from advertisers.  The more people who sign up for a site,the more owners of said sites can entice ads.  

Google hates HP and the love loss isn't getting any better. So HP, when it took a big hit from Google Panda just does business as usual, not learning one thing.  Sounds like politicians.  So they continue to run those bogus contests and with everyone writing about essentially the same thing, Google doesn't see any need to raise HP's status on the search engine.  

The latest 'contest' was suggested by their 'resident poet'?So out of curiosity I read that poet's stuff. Most are too short, and that is something most other writers would get flagged for.  But not this guy, hell they'll likely make him another of their HP Elite. Another who can't write either, yet he's gonna be a judge.  Hell, sure,why not!  He also has a picture, on one of his crappy poems, of a scantily clad woman,something others would also either get flagged,or have their hub pulled by the idiots running HP.  Believe me, I had a hub pulled for a much less racier pic. Guess I should have sucked up to the owner,like him, or added a crappy poem,like him. Ho Hum  HP gets the crap site award, neck and neck to another site I cannot stand, but that's another blog entirely.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

This must be said

I think the anonymous blogger in the news who ranted about school lunches is commendable. However, just like when I attended Social Work classes, the news is about kids,what they eat and so on.In college, young students said:"I want to help kids, that's so worthwhile."  Really? It seems in our society kids are a more worthwhile endeavor. 
 When I was in public school we were served gooey french toast, fatty macaroni and cheese, hot dogs until they came out our ears.  Cake and ice cream for desserts, pizza, and pizza burgers.  Were we fat?  Nope. We got off our asses and went outside, rode our bikes and mom and dad had to yell at us to come in when it was dark.  We exercised it off, no video games,no sitting in front of a TV shoveling chips and soda pop into our faces.

So this brings me to how we worry about our kid's meals at school.  Blame everyone but the parents allowing those fat kids to sit and sit.  But when it comes to the elderly,we can shove mom or dad,grandma or grandpa into impersonal nursing homes because 'someone else must care for them.' 

I've written a book concerning this subject,but,alas,the elderly just don't concern much of society or TV talk show hosts.  Shame on America.  But for those who do care, I am listing some great literature concerning alternatives to nursing home care.  I sincerely hope people will check this information out and once again,give a damn about the elderly.  We have become one ungrateful nation to treat our elderly loved ones so shamefully.

 • Assisted Living Care Guide:
• Memory Care Guide:
• Nursing Home Guide:
• Care Home Guide:

• Independent Living Guide:

The aim with these guides is to help people faced with deciding what type of care to choose for a loved one make the best possible decision. 

Saturday, October 1, 2011

I'm out of college now what part one

In this economy and with a college degree, the job market can look daunting and bleak.  Well, first off, just because you have a degree does not mean you cannot take a lower, base type job.  If you take a lower job, you'll learn, you'll stretch and may find either a job that has qualities you like or a job you definitely do not want to do forever.

Relax, you don't have to do a lower base, entry level job forever.  But what you should be doing is planning for your future in a job you would like to do.  A lower entry level job will probably have some features about it you do like.  So learn to glean those good qualities out and go from there.  Maybe the job is dealing with people, and maybe, just maybe, you decide public relations is fun.  I worked with many college grads who thought they would, and should, start at the top.  Yes, it's been said before, here are dues to be paid.  I don't care if your lower jobs expect you to push a broom once in a while, you will still get paid the same, so why fret?  Maybe you didn't learn that in college, but you will learn from life experience on any job and that's invaluable.  Even emptying wast cans will prove useful if you pay attention.  In this economy you need every edge of experience you can get, so make use of it all.  Every job is also good on a resume and if you do a bang up job, any job is great for a reference, even a temp job.

In the next installment we will look at how to glean some useful training from jobs to help you sit down to plan what you really want to do when you grow up. 

                                                           No THIS alone won't get you that job

                                                          No job is too lowly, learn from it!

Eventually you'll end up here!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Old Woman Where Did You Come From?

She sits looking out the window
She knows she got old somehow
She used to be a raving beauty
But she never let it make her snooty

In a nursing home she rocks and looks
She used to go dancing, she loved to cook
Now she's doing something she'd vowed never to do
She went from a mansion to living in a shoe

She once wore satin and laces
She once was beautiful
She could tell by the looks on their faces
She once traveled to far away places

The young people taking care of me
This frail old woman is all they now see
I was once young too, she wants to cry
But all she can do is sit and sigh

I lived in big houses
I once wore fancy blouses
Now I'm stuck in this miserable place
I'm stuck with you louses

I'm still a human, don't you see?
I've not changed inside
Just because you now take care of me
You herd me around, just allow me to be

You young ones tell me what to do
Do I tell you what's good for you?
At five in the morning, I'm out of my bed
Where do I need to be, are you out of your heads?

An old woman now I may be
I once was young too
Why can't you see?
You live long enough, you too will be me

Friday, September 23, 2011

Why do we apologize as women?

What bugs me most about many women is that when we complain, state our cases,point out injustices or whatever, we tend to make apologies especially when some guy brings it to our attention.  Why do we do this?

A guy bitches, he's a go -getter, a person who forges ahead, a guy with vision.  I love a particular episode of Sex and the City, when Samantha is trying to land a contract with an executive.  He bitches that Sam slept with one of his big employees.  Her response:  If I were a guy, you'd pour me a drink, offer me a cigar and say, way to go.   The line is something along that order.  But she was right.  We've come along way?   Sure we have.

Why did society want women in the work force anyway?  To compete with men, because billionaires think women need equality, pretty unlikely.  It's because big companies want women to buy, buy, buy!  Just like men do.

Do you see men buying anti-aging creams,getting boob jobs, getting eyelash and eyeliner makeup?  Well,maybe some do,but women makeup that billion dollar industry,keeping it afloat.  Why?  Well not only do women apologize for saying and acting on things, we apparently think we don't look good enough either. We apologize for our looks.  Men,paunchy, old men, seem to be some prime catch, but women, well not so.

A picture HubPages bitched about.  OMG,women have boobs!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Growing old and counting

Soon I will be giving a presentation at the college where I graduated as an undergrad.  I'm looking forward to it and I hope to help students, soon to be graduating, understand what they are up against,should they work with the elderly.

I hope I do well and I hope I can get a grassroots movement going to bring Culture Change to every nursing home in America.  That is my aim.

Over stimulated and blogging

So it's 4AM and I'm drinking coffee and have been awake since 2AM.  Would I say I have insomnia? Naw, I simply went to bed at 8PM (ya following me here so far?)   So I getup in the wee hours of morning to be creative.  Many people get creative early mornings,some late evening. Me?  Well, just anytime will do, depends on how bright eyed and bushy tailed I get.

So I've been thinking of perming my hair.  Is curly still in?  Well it is with me since I look best with curly hair,even if it has to come from a bottle.  Being an ex-hairdresser, I will tell you that if you want a salon quality perm, Ogilvie is the best quality over the counter.   I give myself perms at home all the time. It's all in the wind of the rods.  But this perm gives soft,salon quality results every time.  Do I have stock in this perm company?  I wish I did!

So,now,at 4AM you learned about great drugstore perms. 

Friday, September 9, 2011

Why do people need how to blogs?

OK  Maybe I'm just getting old,or something similar, but for some time now I've noticed instructions on things like vacuum cleaners, of all things.  My food processor even warns people to not stick their hands or fingers in the blade.  These instructions are for adults?  Seriously!

Since I was four years old, I've known certain truths:
A) hot stoves can and do, burn your skin if you touch them
B) If you step in front of a semi, it can and usually does, hit you,it hurts like a bitch and can and often does kill you!
C) looking both ways before crossing a street or road, can give you that run down feeling if not careful.
D)  I even worked in retail as, get this now, a teenager, in the old days when we had to know how to count. Wasn't that expecting an awful lot of young employees?  But we did know how to count out change to customers.  Wow!  What a strange concept,knowing math!  Go figure!

I noticed, recently, that when I bought items at the Dollar Store, the kid waiting on me had to LQQK  at the computerized cash register to know the exact change, it was a whopping 20 cents too!  We not only had to know the change, we were expected to count back the exact change, out loud if front of the customer!   Must have been caveman days when we actually had jobs and knew things like math and customer service.

These days there is a ton of managers who cannot manage their way out of a wet paper bag!  Hey,remember those paper bags?

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Hubpages career?

I used to write on, or maybe I should say,for HubPages. I laid that exercise in futility to rest a few days ago. But I do stop in there sometimes to see what the writers I've followed have written.  OK  Call me a lurker or troll, I don't care.  

I ran across a new post by a new person, who said 'let's have a 15 day challenge to kick start newbies HubPages writing career.' Talk about making me laugh.

I was a member of HP for about one year.  Then the Google Panda hit and took its toll on all writing sites but really went after HP.  Why?   Well maybe HP was not that great to begin with in order to be hit so hard by Panda.  After all, Google took out the worst of the worst so this tells me a lot about that little site.  It got targeted, big time!

HP owners still don't get it because they, HP themselves, started to target their best writers, in their sheer panic to fix the damage and in the name of damage control. They began to censor, disable and pull excellent writing in their panic state of mind.  All that accomplished was to piss off their seasoned writers.  You know, the ones outsiders would really read.  Good writers went out the door like smoke.  Did HP still get it?  Nope.  So the only career newbies will ever see, is the pats on the back of other hubbers.  HP started their own ads showing up on your writing,like it or not, in an endeavor to salvage the owners' $10 million per year that writers like you and me raked in for them.

Some paid writers on HP will blow smoke up your ass trying to convince you they make $50 a day or more from those ads.  I say they are liars.   Ever since HP fixed their site, the only lookers you will get are other members of HubPages.  All you get from them is pats on your back.  Nice,but they don't click ads and pats on the back don't translate into earnings of any kind.

You now have your own domain name, because supposedly Google told them that would work. I'm sure it works to line HP owners' pockets quite nicely.  Will it line yours? Not at all. So now HP has to kiss butt of newbies because the veteran writers have long since wised up and moved on. 

So if my domain name must stand alone, I choose Blogger because at least Google listens to their customers.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Is Ignorance So Bliss?

You know, there was a time, before we relied on the Internet, that most people, when they wanted to read a book or find out about a book,they would actually pick up that book and read it.  We didn't have to rely on places like Goodreads to tell us if we should be reading that damned book or novel.

I even used to belong to something called The Book of the Month Club, long before NetFlix and long before I had to reduce myself to reading, on book sites, opinions of strangers to sway my thinking.  Yes, back then we did our own thinking, wasn't that a novel idea?   Probably, today,it isn't just a novel idea, it's hard to imagine,thinking for one's self. Wow!

So you will have to excuse me if I goff at the idea of not reading anything that may look interesting.  People do not read any more, they do not allow a book to spur their imaginations,because, frankly, no one has much imagination left anymore. More's the pity for it too.  Imagine if a whole generation had actually read history, they might have understood 'no interest mortgages' to be double speak for 'balloon payments.'   Wow!

I have a great vampire series yet I wrack my brain about how to advertise the series,especially in a day and age when few people read.  A day and age when ignorance is worn like a badge, a cloak, is admired in our entertainers (The Cable Guy?)  he was someone my friends and I used to talk about as being the poor ignorant soul who didn't get it, he still don't git it, but then, neither do many other people.  So how do you 'git er done' by being clueless?