Sunshine Award


Live and love the colors of our lives.

Live and love the colors of our lives.






Thank you, my dear friend Dr. Rex, for nominating me for this word.  It is especially lovely coming from you, as you bring sunshine to my live every day!

The rules of this award are as follows:

Use the award logo in a post and/or on your blog.
Include a link back to whoever nominated you.
Offer 10 pieces of random information about you.
Nominate 6 other bloggers who positively and creatively inspire others in the blogosphere.

Let your nominees know about their much deserved award.

  1. Inavukic
  2. 2summers
  3. JazzyBeatChick
  4. Prewitt1970
  5. Himani B
  6. K.A. Brace

1. I am a  sunshine lover, but watch sun and skin

2. I am a collector of hand blown glass

3. I collect pottery

4. I love to read. I read more non-fiction than fiction

5. I love to read poetry, but I don’t write it

6. I love to cook.

7. I am a nester.

8. I love movies

9. I paint, but seem to spend more time blogging than painting lately

10. I love to be in the French Quarter. I have been many times and always stay in the quarter.

Humanitarian Award

I created this award several days ago, and now here I am again, spreading it out to more worthy people. I can do it because I designed it.

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The Rules:

To be eligible for this award, a blogger must blog about the importance of One World, One Family of Mankind, and One Love.
Recipients should Nominate 5 people who have demonstrated through their writing a love of the Human Family that encompasses all without regard for differences.
Give credit and thanks to the person who passes the award to you.

The my next 3  nominees for this award are:

  1. RoSy
  2. Dr. Rex
  3. Shaun

Fox Nation Readers React To Death Of Nelson Mandela With Racism, Death Wishes For Obama

This is free speech but it is filled with hatred and mean evil energy. It is just the opposite of the concept of one world.

The Fifth Column

Some might ask why bother to publish this stuff.  To that, I reply, why not?  Why protect the SOBs by not publicizing their inanity?


Fox Nation posted a respectful article about Nelson Mandela’s death – and many of their readers responded in kind. But many erupted in such shocking racism and/or death-wishing hatred for President Obama that words fail us. You really need to see them for yourself. (H/T Andrew S.) UPDATED

This is what passes for “tolerance” and “civil discourse” on Fox Nation:






















UPDATE: Apparently, Fox is embarrassed enough by their own readers that they have now removed the comments section along with the previously existing comments.

H/t: DB

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The 2013 Honour Role.

This is very wise.

The Paperbook Blog

So, as you are all probably aware by now, the final Issue of The Paperbook Collective for 2013 has been published.

It’s been quite a journey! Despite a few hurdles we have managed to put together five issues of this creative, collaborative magazine. Suffice to say it has far exceeded the humble expectations I had for it back in July. I honestly envisioned a magazine of perhaps five pages, mostly my work with perhaps one or two articles contributed by other bloggers. The response I have had to this magazine has been overwhelming, it has achieved exactly what I hoped to design: a magazine that showcases creative talent from across the globe.

Yesterday I spent several wonderful hours visiting as many contributor blogs as I could to write a little personal note of thanks for being a part of The Paperbook Collective in 2013. But there are several contributors who…

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