Kelly, thank you for this. I mostly take creative license with the work of others but I'm glad it makes you want to come here. I'm really honored.
I've probably not followed all the rules on this one - I'm afraid I've been a lazy blogger of late.
Kelly is a Sky Watch participant and I think that's how we found each other's blogs. She takes great photos, values peace and tolerance and is among one of the people who has supported my family posts. It always an honor to be connected to one who cares about justice and tolerance, love and peace.
Oh, you're supposed to name six things that make you happy.
1) Belting out loud songs with the radio while I drive 2) Keeping in touch with friends and family. I talk to each of my kids every day. Sometimes for a long time. 3) Picking up my SG2 at the train from Boston when she comes home from college. 4 ) Hanging out with my feeeeeonsay, W.P. 5) Art 6) Little children and all the animals 7) Helping SP1 do errands near her school, which is only 45 minutes from home. I helped her buy a warm jacket today. 8) Realizing how much I have to be grateful for
My post Civil Union & Domestic Partnerships are NOT Equal to Marriage, is up at The Peace Tree. It would mean a lot to me if you'd stop by and take a look. Especially if you don't understand why same-sex couples are so passionate about marriage.
As I was reading aloud the story Millions of Cats earlier today to one of my young students, we came upon a passage in the picture book with the word "homeley" in the text. The child asked me what that word meant. When I explained that it meant the same as the word "ugly", nothing in his facial expression appeared to register the meaning of the word. So I asked him if he knew what ugly meant. He said no. I didn't define it but continued to read aloud to him.
I believe that the images and writing posted here fall under the "fair use" section of the U.S. copyright law http://www.copyright.gov/title17/92chap1.html#107, as they are intended for educational purposes and are not in a medium that is of commercial nature.