Blog of the Year 2013

Blog of the Year Award 6 star jpeg

A very special thank you to my nominators Hunt4Truth and Dr. Rex, who gave it to me twice (she’s so sweet)!

I am truly touched and honored to have all my stars for 2013.

My nominees all are bloggers who work hard at their craft, and try to make a difference in people’s lives.  They are kind enough to give me good feedback on my blogs and opinions — by which I do not mean only positive feedback which agrees with me, but feedback that is honest, true and thought-provoking even if we disagree.  I love to read all their blogs, and I hope you will to.

  1. Bill Hayes
  2. Carrie Rubin
  3. Gede Prama
  4. Jackie Saulmon-Ramirez
  5. BlackButterfly7
  6. IAmForChange
  7. Barefoot Baroness
  8. Clanmother
  9. Linne
  10. Petitemagique
  11. jenny cecilia
  12. Emma Lewis
  13. Marina Kanavaki
  14. TheENglishProfessoratLarge
  15. Hunt4Truth
  16. William Hickey

Awesome Blog Content Award

awesomeblogcontent-awardThank you Amelia at  Mungai and the Goa Constrictor for nominating me for this “awesome” award.

The acceptance of this  award requires the blogger to complete the following steps : 
1. Display the logo in a post √
2. Thank the blogger who nominated you and link back. √
3, Using the alphabet, describe yourself in a word or a phrase. √
4. Nominate eight (8) deserving bloggers and inform them of the nomination. √

My nominees are:

  1. Austin
  2. Ted
  3. Elfkat
  4. Scottishmomus
  5. BarbaraFranken
  6. AshiAkira
  7. BooknVolume
  8. TomorrowNewsNetwork

About me A-Z

A – Art lover

B – Ballet Lover

C – Claustrophobic

D – Dance — Loved to in the day

E – Elephants are amazing animals – love ‘em

F – I”m a Fabulous Wench!

G – Good Friend

H – History lover

I – Idealistic

J – Jewish

K – Kind

L – Loving

M – Maternal

N – Nana

O – Outre

P – Peace

Q – Quilter (well, I tie the squares together)

R – Reading

S – Sarcasm is a new-ish skill

T – Talkative

U – Understanding

V – Vibrant

W – Wild Woman

X – NOT Xenophobic

Y – Youthful at heart

Z – Zealous for goodness & justice

Bob Bowers- One Tough Pirate***messymandella***

Aids is a disease most of us don’t have to live with. I am a certified HIV counselor. This disease so destroys people and families.


Bob Bowers is an AIDS Survivor and determined man!
He has abandoned the victim role and became a fighter who believes with diligence and self awareness you can live your life, but take your meds. Bob is a part of my selective Twitter Fam, and I love him for his courage and bravery.
Here is a glimpse of A mortal that will remain unchanged by his diagnosis, but will vow to give reassurance to those men and women that have contracted the disease. Even The HIV negative family must  support the HIV Positive family. No one should fight alone.


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“The Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline” …..

This issue involves the entire planet.

It Is What It Is


The Keystone Pipeline System is a pipeline system to transport synthetic crude oil from the oil sands of Alberta, Canada, and crude oil from the northern United States, “primarily to refineries in the Gulf Coast” of Texas

The products to be shipped include synthetic crude oil (syncrude) and diluted bitumen (dilbit) from the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin in Alberta, Canada, and Bakken synthetic crude oil and light crude oil produced from the Williston Basin (Bakken) region in Montana and North Dakota.

Two phases of the project are in operation, a third, from Oklahoma to the Texas Gulf coast, is under construction, and the fourth is awaiting U.S. government approval as of September 2013. Upon completion, the Keystone Pipeline System would consist of the completed 2,151-mile (3,462 km) Keystone Pipeline (Phases I and II) and the proposed 1,661-mile (2,673 km) Keystone…

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If Ruth Bader Ginsburg Is Replaced By A Republican, Here Is What Happens To The Law

The Fifth Column

It doesn’t look good if The Court is packed with a Conservative majority

Think Progress

At a forum in Reston, Virginia on Tuesday, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg threw her most recent bucket of cold water on Courtwatchers urging her to retire while President Obama is still in the White House. A justice should remain “as long as she can do the job full steam,” according to Ginsburg. “At my age, you take it year by year. I’m OK this year.”

Ginsburg also cited Justices William Brennan and Thurgood Marshall, both liberal justices who retired under President George H.W. Bush. Yet, while Bush’s selection of the moderately liberal Justice David Souter to replace Brennan only moved the Court marginally to the right, his decision to replace America’s most significant civil rights attorney with the staunchly conservative Justice Clarence Thomas may be the most consequential Supreme Court appointment since…

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