Me...publisher, lifelong learner, all things rescuer, often gluten-free, all times chocoholic
The scars from September 11, 2001 run deeper than any visible skin can cover. Many survivors face continued struggles.
Yesterday I had a conversation with a friend who shared more details of his horrific story: he was one of the first responders critically injured.
After we spoke, I returned home and began my evening routine. But the emotional knot of the interview needed release. I pulled out my watercolors and pastels and here’s my outlet.
911 Remembered and Redefined
No critiques please, this is my raw emotion. And that’s what today is for – remembering our raw emotions.
I wish you comfort and peace as we give pause and rightful respect to our heroes.
Cheeky – that’s all I’ll say.
We have important issues on our political plate. But nothing compared to freedom, and life versus death. One look at the refugee crisis and we’re reminded how fragile we all are. Ah, you know me, a sentence isn’t enough for a writer. Descending soapbox…
On to my pick for this week, of the two things to cross my mind/desk.
Just emailed, our newsletter, inSCRIBE. We hope to inspire you each month to write, read and share. This month’s topic is BUTTONS: as a writing prompt, a sensory stimulant, and editing ideas. Curious? Check it out.
An important pairing: Literacy and Reading. Today is International Literacy Day, in the news the migrant camp “New Jungle” in Calais, and we are now in Library Card Sign Up Month. Ahead, Banned Book Week, September 27 – October 3. What are your plans to promote literacy, are you for or against banning books, and would you send assistance to another country’s library?
Want to read another Top Twos-Day? Find them all here.
Like cooking and reading? What about playing word games? NPR’s Ask Me Another’s recent podcast offered a sweet break from the norm. (Read previous Sunday Funny mashups.)
Here’s a taste for you, “Laura Hillenbrand’s 2001 nonfiction book about a legendary championship horse reveals why he ran so fast. Waiting for him at the end of the finish line was a delicious Southern breakfast dish featuring round breads drenched in a savory sauce.”
Guess? Yep, Seabiscuits and gravy!
Catch all the crazy Ask Me Another mashups
to tickle your ribs.