Sunday, July 14, 2013

You've Been Slimed: Snail Beauty Facials!

The world is no secret to strange beauty treatments (kitty litter face scrubs, bird poop facials...) and now comes the latest beauty trick that is all the rage in Japan (where else?)... slimy snail treatments.

An exclusive salon in Tokyo has been charging a pretty yen for the privilege of allowing the creepy crawlies to slither around their clientele’s pampered faces... all in the name of beauty. Apparently, the slime the snails secrete contains an anti-wrinkle ingredient. According to The Telegraph UK:

"The secreted snail mucus is key to the facial, as it reportedly contains a beauty-boosting cocktail of proteins, antioxidants and hyaluronic acid, which help skin retain moisture, reduce inflammation and remove dead skin."

Indeed, the anti-inflammatory nature of the snail mucus was known centuries ago by certain indigenous South American tribes, but having snails crawl around one’s face? What is involved in that bird poop beauty treatment again? 

You can watch a demonstration of the icky beauty treatment in the video below:

Thursday, July 11, 2013

They Flew Away: A Story of Hope

Friends and family:

My latest book They Flew Away: A Story of Hope has now been published. I am most proud of this book, out of anything that I have written. Although it is a highly emotional story, it is my sincerest hope that readers feel the true weight of the book. I believe it is important that parents and teachers share this story with their children/students, and that it brings about an open, honest discussion about violence in this world. I also hope that it brings about a discussion of spirituality, the acceptance of death, and not to fear and to hold true to your beliefs.

The book is now available directly from the publishers as well as through A kindle version is available for those with digital readers here. I would like to take the time to personally thank everyone who has supported me as well as my writing over the years. You have all been invaluable to me, giving me the strength to persevere and continue writing. You know who you are and you are all the best!

From the bestselling author of Evangeline, Alive & Well: A Story of Hope, comes a moving and inspirational story...

On a beautiful, snow day just before Christmas in a peaceful, small town in Indiana, the children in Mrs. Alcove's First Grade class are preparing for the start of holiday vacation. Suddenly, a stranger with a gun enters their school, shattering the peace of a once serene day.

With courage and grace, the students and their teacher must face pure evil as they each fly away to a place of forever peace and beauty to meet their destiny.

They Flew Away by Miguel Dante is a tale of hope in the face of unimaginable sorrow and suffering and a story never to be forgotten.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Ave-Maria: Salvation? A New Science-Fiction Short

 I wrote and directed my own sci-fi short film titled Ave-Maria: Salvation? Although this is a work of fiction, it is however based on alleged actual events that took place at the CERN Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, Switzerland, involving contact with an extra-terrestrial entity who gave scientists dire predictions regarding the future of our planet, the infamous Me Tel U 2008 predictions, many which have already come to pass:

July 4, 2019: Planet Earth is on the brink of complete economic and societal collapse brought on by the ravages of runaway climate change. In a last ditch effort to save the planet,  astrophysicist Pasquale Goldstein and his colleagues at the CERN facility in Switzerland have initiated contact with ALIEN ENTITY A (Ave-Maria), an extra-terrestrial being from an unknown solar system approximately two million light years from Earth.

The entity has shared information with the scientists, claiming to have a device that could save Earth from destruction, if they can successfully transport the instrument via a wormhole created by the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. With the threat of a global thermonuclear war looming as the remaining populace battle for the few available resources the planet still offers, it is a race against time to bring salvation to humanity...

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