Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Please call your senators TODAY. I have included our senators' numbers and a script. Even if you don't call today, call tomorrow, or sometime.
Levin (D) 202-224-6221
Stabenow (D) 202-224-4822
I am (your name) from (Your town) and I am one of your constituents. I am calling to urge you to co-sponsor the very important MOTHER'S Act to provide for Postpartum Depression Screening, funding, and research.
[If you would like to tell about your friend Jenna Scott who has suffered from perinatal mood disorders three times over, I give you all the permission in the world to do so.]
This is so important...please help us make a difference for all families and mothers:)
Friday, October 19, 2007
I thought "Somethin' Sexy 'bout the Ring" was one of my better pieces of writing. As I continue to hone my creative writing skills, I think I need to open myself up to the painful reality of feedback. I'm trained for technical/professional communication (like flight manuals, press releases, regurgitating information, etc.) so these pieces are a new experience for me, and one with which I must admit I have no further training than high school English.
I'm going to open this piece up to criticism from all sides. I'd appreciate specific comments. (Of course I'd appreciate positive comments, but I learn best from things I need to "fix" or improve)
For example: the phrase "husky, musky, dusky rollicking rhythms of country music" seemed too contrived. Maybe you could make it a little more smooth and natural by ______
thanx 2 alls of You for learning me on how's I ken rite gooder;
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
This has been the result of SEVEN YEARS of steadfast advocacy. The bill will now proceed to the Senate where it will join forces with The MOTHERS Act.
On October 24, I'll be posting a special blog here and on LAB with numbers and e-mail contacts to call or write our local senators to make sure they know we are interested in seeing this bill pass. I know I sure am. I would be thrilled to request some grant $$ to help fund LAB, and would love to see more research being done, more screening and more help for perinatal mood disorders.
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
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Thursday, October 11, 2007
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
(A) about 50 cents if purchased in a box from the grocery store
(B) $1.50 from the ice cream truck
(C) $2-3 at an ice cream stand
(D) probably over $100 when dispensed from the Emergency Room at Metro Health hospital when your 4-year old splits his lip on the deck stairs of his grandparents' new cabin but thankfully he doesn't need sutures just a Popsicle
Saturday, October 06, 2007
I've been typing and mouse-clicking my wrists carpal the past week in order to not only get a post up each day this week, but also to have all my posts for next week written, illustrated, linked, tagged, and timestamped so they will be auto-published this coming week.
Now, I can sit back and enjoy my parents for the weekend knowing that my work is done. For now. I have to get back to the daily tapping again on Friday.
Thursday, October 04, 2007
I was told, "you can't post that", "too much skin", "not in poor taste, but edgy".
What do you think? Have I gone too far? Have I said/pictured what everyone else was thinking but too chicken to admit? Or is this really in poor taste. I'm sure I could find a picture of the Country Crock hands touching that might be a little less skintimate?