Wednesday, July 30, 2008
My niece, Serena, did a post on her school blogsite about the bushmeat crisis. Some of the research is worth reading, and at least buying a t-shirt.
Check it out here: http://www.bushmeat.org/portal/server.pt?open=512&objID=888&mode=2&in_hi_userid=2&cached=true
And here's a photo of my environmentally aware niece, rock wall climbing:
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Monday, July 28, 2008
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Friday, July 25, 2008
There was a bumper sticker on a car that announced it
had redeemed its carbon footprint by buying a
carbon offset at TerraPass.
I logged on today and it is really easy to plug
in the year, make and model of your car, and
estimate the number of miles you drive a year.
It immediately tells you the number of your
carbon footprint and gives you the
price for a year's offset. Mine was $59.50.
If I buy the offset they will mail me a decal
for my car. The website gives detailed information
about where the money goes, and you can choose
between various options such as wind energy.
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Poetry Contest: http://contest.writersdigest.com/poetry/
Writer's Digest Popular Fiction Contest:
And here's a new magazine with a call for submissions:
Max It Magazine –
’s above-ground “subway” system Portland, Oregon
is called “MAX” which stands for Metropolitan Area Express, this is a new magazine looking for 1000 word articles
that are family friendly. You can send submissions to:
firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their website at www.maxitmagazine.com
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Portland, Oregon, we Recycle probably more than any city in
this country but, if you visit
, you’d be impressed Denmark
with their ability to limit use.
If you’re interested in recycling, and reusing:
these articles will help motivate you:
Monday, July 21, 2008
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Friday, July 18, 2008
Check it out and let me know what you thought.
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
But BookEnds Agency had some good answers to questions about agents: http://bookendslitagency.blogspot.com/
Monday, July 14, 2008
Editorial Ass questions the truth of Shakespeare writing the stories he has been so famous for, here: http://editorialass.blogspot.com/ but no matter what anyone decides, I choose to believe. How can I not, when I've visited his birthplace and seen his gravesite?
And Hamlet's Castle has a plaque attributing the story to William so what's a simpleminded person to believe. I want to be like Virginia and say "Yes there is a . . .Shakespeare who wrote the tales."
To rewrite history, would create too much chaos and wreck havoc on the people who celebrate him.
I joined one group that wanted to meet about once a month and liked it so much I had to join another that meets every other weekend. Here's a picture of the group that meets every other weekend - but we're missing Kerry (who just had her baby, Rowan) and Pam.
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Saturday, July 12, 2008
If you click on Product Info and then features, the girl on the screen is my niece, Serena. She took the laptop for a test drive and thought it was super cool and light weight. It might be worth taking a look at.
Friday, July 11, 2008
In the beginning, when I was a kid, I started writing for pleasure. When my kids started heading off to college, my oldest son told me to, “Get a Life.”
I thought how hard can it be? Well, after devoting 23 years to raising kids, it’s not so easy. It’s difficult to change focus and break habits but I’m trying - by writing.