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Cleo_Serapis
post Aug 9 03, 08:45
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Real Name: Lori Kanter
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Let us introduce our staff to you...

Our Praetorians are the moderators of our forum board, the subject matter experts of topics discussed within the site. They are responsible for education and enforcement of our Terms of Use policies, forum participation rules, feedback and support. Our Centurions support our site by offering ideas and opinions for the betterment of the site and our membership. In addition, both participate in contest voting and site improvement topics. Below is a list of our staff members with a brief resume of each.

We have assigned individual forums to Praetorians who have an expertise in those areas. police.gif cloud9.gif Please know as a member that you can always contact any of us (including me) for questions, concerns, input.

Regards!
~Lori Pharoah.gif

I will give an introduction here and ask each to tell you a little more about themselves. The Admins, Praetorians and Centurion team of our Mosaic are:


Administrator & Praetorian - AMETHYST

AKA Elizabeth DiBenedetto. Liz makes her home in Florida, USA and has a prowess for writing and camaraderie. While she works for the 9-1-1 system, she is also a published author and always brings to us a keen sense of interpretation and camaraderie with a fun, yet, serious flair as well as Moderator experience. She misses her Mother, loves her daughter and is now a grandma! She writes with the aspirations of someday creating something that might out live her, but then again, she did that when she had Kelly! She is still trying to figure out who she is and who she'd like to be! You can find some of her works at various poetry forums under the pen name, Poetprincess. princess.gif



Administrator & Praetorian - Cleo_Serapis

AKA Lorraine Kanter. Lori makes her home in Massachusetts, USA where she was born and raised and enjoys nature and the four seasons. "There's nothing like an Autumn walk in the park, a summer stroll along the seashore, a spring rendezvous in the garden, or a cold winter's night cozied up by the fire!" She started to write poetry in October, 2002, and did attempt a few novels in the mid-late 90's. With the exception of a few poems, Linda Balboni ignited her MUSE with her poetry and art. She was Lori's inspiration to join poetry forums.

Lori was first published in July, 2003 in Shadow Poetry's chapbook, "An Array of Triolet, The Poets Respond", which includes eight of her triolets. Since then, she has been published in five additional Shadow Poetry chapbooks and also won their 2003 Shadows Ink poetry competition, the prize being her first published chapbook, Chimerical Cleo. You can also find a sampling of her poetry and short stories in various Mosaic Musings chapbooks.

In January, 2004 she created the poetry form known as 'Swap Quatrain' for R&M poets and in December 2004 a second fixed form called the Trois-par-Huit (Three by Eight), followed with a third variant form called the Quatre-par-Huit (Four by Eight) some months later.

She has been a Banker, an EMT and is most widely known as a hybrid Business Analyst and Project Manager, who specializes in supporting payment & financing management options in the corporate world. "I have always had a fascination for ancient civilizations and enjoy learning and sharing new ideas and challenges. I am thrilled to share with you the talent and desires of our team here at the Mosaic. May we initiate your intellection by expression? Let your imagination soar! Pharoah.gif



Administrator - Imhotep

AKA Peter Clark. Like the original, "Imhotep" likes to be mysterious. You may not find him posting works of poetry or prose, but he is most definitely wandering the halls of our ancient civilizations, keeping the network up and running and maintaining the forum board's 'technical aspects'. He manages and owns the site with Cleo , even though he'd tell you, "I'm only technical, Cleo's the content!" tut.gif



Praetorian - Eisa

Eira Needham is better known as ‘Snow’ which is the English interpretation of Eira. Her life began in Seven Sisters, a small mining village, in South Wales. She now makes her home in Birmingham, UK.

Her career as a primary school teacher was interrupted when her first son was diagnosed with autism and severe asthma. She decided to devote her time to him and after giving him 21 years of care, he now lives an independent life in a residence for autistic adults. Her youngest son left home in 2002 to study Chemistry at Nottingham University, leaving her with ‘empty nest syndrome’ which aroused a desire to write poetry.

Today she makes and decorates items for selling at Craft Fairs. Her most unusual interest is breeding Leopard Geckos and Corn Snakes. Any spare time is spent on the internet interacting on Poetry Forums, learning from others and trying to improve her poetry. Through this interaction she has made treasured friendships all over the world. She’s had her work published in Dreamer’s Reality Anthology of Poems, Illuminations, Mosaic Musings Chapbooks and achieved a few ‘honourable mentions’ in recent poetry competitions. She finds poetry therapeutic and addictive, playing a big part in her life. Viking.gif



Praetorian - Psyche

Sylvia Maclagan was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, but grew up in the southern region of Patagonia. She moved back to the city to study journalism, counseling and philosophy. Her poetry collection "Patagonia Lost" has been published by Mosaic Musings and is on sale at the bookstore. She now lives alone, or, better said, with her cat Scarlett. She had three children by her first husband, and has two grandsons, who are musicians and live nearby. Her second husband was also a prolific writer of prose and poetry. Sylvia continues to write in English and Spanish, as well as translate for a living. She loves nature and books, as well as making new friends! queen.gif



Centurion - Arnfinn

John Macleod makes his home in New South Wales, Australia. John writes: "G'day my friends! I think one thing is important - Have no malice towards others. The next is to enjoy life. Lastly... Think about ourselves. Work towards survival. Stick around and interact with friends. We all can learn so much." troy.gif


Centurion - JLY

John Yelavich makes his home in New Jersey, USA and is a published author. He has a BA in Economics from Heidelberg College and an MA in Economics from New York University. John is currently a Quality Assurance Manager for a Mechanical Engineering Company and has previously held jobs as a Teacher, Counselor and Sales Manager. John has always had a love for English and originally wanted to be a Sportswriter for a major Newspaper. He studied journalism in college and wrote for the college newspaper and was director for the yearbook, making his new role at MM the wonderful fit.

In August of 1998, John's life changed dramatically. He suffered a near fatal accident; actually having a near death experience. Subsequently, he has participated in research studies with the Near Death Institute. As a result of his bedridden incapacity for 5 months, he began writing, particularly about his recent rehabilitative experiences.

John's other interests include: Gardening, landscape design, watching sports on TV, ½ devoted fan of the NY Yankees.

"Since 2000, I have been diligent in writing poetry and have worked at it each and every day. I am fond of poetry that rhymes and much of my poems have a prose like nature. My Lifelong goal has been to write a best-selling romance novel." vic.gif




This post has been edited by Cleo_Serapis: Feb 1 16, 16:54
Reason for edit: Congrats to Psyche on her promotion!


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Cleo_Serapis
post Nov 6 07, 12:45
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Real Name: Lori Kanter
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Here are some pictures of Liz and I (Liz on the left, I on the right) that were taken when we went to Florida in October.

Cheers
~Cleo Pharoah.gif




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"It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step into the Road, and if you don't keep your feet, there is no knowing where you might be swept off to." ~ J.R.R Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings

Collaboration feeds innovation. In the spirit of workshopping, please revisit those threads you've critiqued to see if the author has incorporated your ideas, or requests further feedback from you. In addition, reciprocate with those who've responded to you in kind.

"I believe it is the act of remembrance, long after our bones have turned to dust, to be the true essence of an afterlife." ~ Lorraine M. Kanter

Nominate a poem for the InterBoard Poetry Competition by taking into careful consideration those poems you feel would best represent Mosaic Musings. For details, click into the IBPC nomination forum. Did that poem just captivate you? Nominate it for the Faery award today! If perfection of form allured your muse, propose the Crown Jewels award. For more information, click here!

"Worry looks around, Sorry looks back, Faith looks up." ~ Early detection can save your life.

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post Nov 7 07, 07:55
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Hi Lori

Thank you for all this. How lovely to see you both!

Thank you as always to you, Peter and Liz for your hard work and dedication!

Bev


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post Nov 9 07, 15:58
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Lori and Liz:

Great photos, thanks for sharing.

JLY


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Nominate a poem for the InterBoard Poetry Competition by taking into careful consideration those poems you feel would best represent Mosaic Musings. For details, click into the IBPC nomination forum. Did that poem just captivate you? Nominate it for the Faery award today! If perfection of form allured your muse, propose the Crown Jewels award. For more information, click here!


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Cleo_Serapis
post Nov 10 07, 08:04
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Hi Bev and John. wave.gif

Thanks so much! We had great fun, but as always, time went by far too quickly! devil.gif

Cheers,
~Cleo galadriel.gif


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"It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step into the Road, and if you don't keep your feet, there is no knowing where you might be swept off to." ~ J.R.R Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings

Collaboration feeds innovation. In the spirit of workshopping, please revisit those threads you've critiqued to see if the author has incorporated your ideas, or requests further feedback from you. In addition, reciprocate with those who've responded to you in kind.

"I believe it is the act of remembrance, long after our bones have turned to dust, to be the true essence of an afterlife." ~ Lorraine M. Kanter

Nominate a poem for the InterBoard Poetry Competition by taking into careful consideration those poems you feel would best represent Mosaic Musings. For details, click into the IBPC nomination forum. Did that poem just captivate you? Nominate it for the Faery award today! If perfection of form allured your muse, propose the Crown Jewels award. For more information, click here!

"Worry looks around, Sorry looks back, Faith looks up." ~ Early detection can save your life.

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