Monday, September 22, 2008

Blog Action Day ~ 2008

Blog Action Day is on October 15th. The topic this year is POVERTY.

This is a very serious world wide issue and it should not be overlooked.

It knows no borders
It knows no time
It knows no ethnicity
It knows no religion
It knows no age
It knows no gender

Poverty knows pain
Poverty knows suffering
Poverty knows sickness
Poverty knows desperation
Poverty knows hopelessness
Poverty knows death

Poverty knows humanity

We can make the difference, if we choose to do it.
Join Blog Action Day and be the difference that makes it change.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

The Little Black Box

Vanilla gave me this lovely award (thank you!!):

And she tipped me off about these fun albeit addictive little widgets...
And please drop by Caroline's new book Black Boxes

Click on the box... right on DECIDE... make your choices and see where your path may take you!

Visit HERE if you'd like to add a Little Black Box of your own.

I am compelled to admit it. I am completely addicted to this new form of travel and friend finding. The only reason I stopped long enough to write this post was because someone's Little Black Box brought me home to my own page. Now, it's time to go again.

If you found your way here via a Little Black Box, then please let me know; say hello, and tell us where you are from!

Scarlett & Viaggiatore (the Shameless Lion)

Monday, September 15, 2008

'Tis The Season!

I love our blogosphere for many reasons, but the biggest one is that it affords me an opportunity to meet so many wonderful new friends.

Today I find that Sameera and Suburbia have very kindly and thoughtfully gifted me with some delightful awards. Thank you so much, ladies!

It is better to give than to receive, SO without further ado, let the awards season begin!

I love all the blogs in my blogroll, but in an effort to keep this short and sweet, I will gift this to five of them:
Guilty With An Explanation
Writing In A Vacuum
Absolute Vanilla
The Inner Minx
Bleeding Espresso

Won't Let Life Define Me
Girl With A Mask
The Oort Cloud
Leslie Hawes
The Laughorist

Kat's Random Thoughts
Molly Bawn Chronicles
Thinking About - Jules
Under The Microscope
Made For Weather
The Passionate Palate

Wilde Woman Award

Caroline Smailes
Guilty With An Explanation
Won't Let Life Define Me
Girl With A Mask
Absolute Vanilla
The Inner Minx
Bleeding Espresso
The Passionate Palate
Single City Chick
Made For Weather

And Now...
Because I truly enjoy both Sameera and Suburbia's blogs, I am gifting them with these favorites of mine:

Thursday, September 11, 2008

In Remembrance

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Sign O' The Times

Mostly Wordless Wednesday:
Clipped this coupon out of the phone book. Totally legit...


Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Ladies Choice ~ A Womans Right To Vote In America

Eighty-eight years ago, after long angry battles that raged, arrests, tortured incarcerations, marches, picket lines and a war for equality that drew blood and the attention of the nation, women finally won the right to vote.

HBO created a movie about the women who fought so tirelessly so that all the generations of women after them could have a voice... could live in a society of equality... it's a tough movie to watch, to realize what was sacrificed so that women could step behind the curtain and exercise their choice... their right to vote, to change the nation and the future of our country. I absolutely recommend this Hilary Swank gem: Iron Jawed Angels

Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Both of these ladies worked incessantly to get the vote, and both passed away before their dreams were realized.

~Alice Paul~

Lucretia Mott

~Lucy Burns~

“Well, children, where there is so much racket there must be something out of kilter. I think that 'twixt the Negroes of the South and the women at the North, all talking about rights, the white men will be in a fix pretty soon. But what's all this here talking about?

That man over there says that women need to be helped into carriages, and lifted over ditches, and to have the best place everywhere. Nobody ever helps me into carriages, or over mud-puddles, or gives me any best place! And ain't I a woman? Look at me! Look at my arm! I have ploughed and planted, and gathered into barns, and no man could head me! And ain't I a woman? I could work as much and eat as much as a man - when I could get it - and bear the lash as well! And ain't I a woman? I have borne thirteen children, and seen most all sold off to slavery, and when I cried out with my mother's grief, none but Jesus heard me! And ain't I a woman?

Then they talk about this thing in the head; what's this they call it? [member of audience whispers, "intellect"] That's it, honey. What's that got to do with women's rights or Negroes' rights? If my cup won't hold but a pint, and yours holds a quart, wouldn't you be mean not to let me have my little half measure full?

Then that little man in black there, he says women can't have as much rights as men, 'cause Christ wasn't a woman! Where did your Christ come from? Where did Christ come from? From God and a woman! Man had nothing to do with Him.

If the first woman God ever made was strong enough to turn the world upside down all alone, these women together ought to be able to turn it back, and get it right side up again! And now they is asking to do it. The men better let them.

Obliged to you for hearing me, and now old Sojourner ain't got nothing more to say.”

--Sojourner Truth

Whether you vote Democrat, Republican or Independent...
The right to do so was not given freely, it was hard fought and hard won by the blood and tears of our foremothers.
Make their sacrifices and dreams count.