Help Disabled Writers: Here’s How

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Hey all you book people out there looking for a book related charity to give to… have I got the opportunity for you!

SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators – what a mouth full!), which I am a member of, is participating in #GivingTuesday by setting up a giving link for scholarships, grants, and accessibility resources for  writers with disabilities.

What could be better than supporting a fellow writer that has a disability?!

So click this link and donate to SCBWI and tag the donation with #GivingTuesday and SCBWI will use you donation to help disabled SCBWI writers.

Click the link below for more details:

Source: SCBWI | Let’s Celebrate GivingTuesday Together – Here’s How

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Ancient Advice For Modern Times

Wise and needed words.

tonysbologna : Honest. Satirical. Observations

What if everything we wanted to know has already been said?

I’m a self-proclaimed nerd. I love dragons, video games, mouth-breathing, and ancient wisdom. Now I’m not saying having an interest in ancient quotes and wisdom makes you nerdy, but I’m saying when you’re at the bar and bring up Confucius, people think it’s a cocktail with a little pink umbrella in it.

Disappointed conversations aside, I’m also a writer. Hence this article, and below are a few quotes filled with ancient wisdom that are worth pondering.

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” — Lao Tzu

This centering advice is often needed when you’re on the shores of starting a new goal and feeling washed over by a wave called “feeling overwhelmed.” I think many of us have grand dreams for our lives, but after we soberly consider the time it will take to see…

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Baby Beep-Beep~

They actually have more color in their plumage than I thought. You can see up close in these lovely images Cindy took.

We have a community of roadrunners living inside our fences at The Holler.

They have become quite used to us, and shelter in our garages or patio when it rains.

This baby roadrunner showed no fear when I approached, but I didn’t press it by getting too close. I would like to stay his friend!

You can see he still has some baby down on his back.

Cheers to you from The Holler’s fearless baby beep-beep~

Note: For those with enquiring minds regarding the tricky controversy over ‘beep vs meep,’ wiki clarifies that although commonly quoted as “meep meep”, the current owner of all trademarks lists “beep, beep” as the roadrunner’s main sound. 😉

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Rat Wins Award!

Now this is a story I can get behind!

In this undated photo issued by the PDSA, People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals, Cambodian landmine detection rat, Magawa is photographed wearing his PDSA Gold Medal, the animal equivalent of the George Cross, in Siem, Cambodia. A British animal charity has on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, for the first time awarded its top civilian honor to a rat, recognizing the rodent for his “lifesaving bravery and devotion” in searching out unexploded landmines in Cambodia. (PDSA via AP)

The Rat’s name is Magawa. They say he is too small to set off the landmines. He is celebrating his award by eating a large piece of watermelon. Go, Magawa, go!


The full piece is here:

https://www.npr.org/2020/09/25/916892377/hero-rat-wins-a-top-animal-award-for-sniffing-out-landmines