Today in furthering my discussion of time, I’m honoring Indigenous People’s Day. What has that to do with time, you ask? It’s time we honor our indigenous people not just with pictures but with time spent learning and honoring. They are people we have abused, misused, and ignored for far too long. Did you expect pictures of Native American’s in their headgear or in teepees? This day needs to honor all Native American’s and not all Native American’s wore headdresses or slept in teepees. Learn more at the links below. If aliens visit us, the outcome would be much as when Columbus landed in America, which didn’t turn out well for the Native Americans. Stephen Hawking WHAT IS IT? Wikipedia describes what Indigenous People’s Day and how it came about. If you think it’s about time we honor our indigenous people, check to see if your city has a plan to celebrate. Here is a list of cities and states that celebrate Indigenous People’s Day. Tribe follows tribe, and nation follows nation, like the waves of the sea. It is the order of nature, and regret is useless. Chief Seattle NATIONAL MUSEUM Did you know there is a National Museum of the […]
The redesign of this website is done and I think it looks FABULOUS, don’t you? Many, many thanks go to web maven Laird Sapir of Memphis McKay for her patience in working with me. Completion of the redesign is worthy of a celebration all by itself, but I don’t want to party by myself. Come on! Celebrate with me! Tell me, what makes you: Jump for Joy? Sing Along? Dance in the Sand? “The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is to celebrate.” – Oprah Winfrey So come on! Celebrate with me. Share what you are celebrating.
I am grateful for the calendar. What? Did I just say that? Yes, I did. Without the calendar, I would not be able to mark this week, this birthday. Happy birthday, WANA1011. Did you know that birthdays weren’t celebrated until after the calendar was perfected? Once there was a calendar, then the days had to be named. Historians credit the ancient Egyptians with creating a calendar whose days were named after their gods and goddesses. Each day then had significance – it portended good or bad things. The WANA1011 Meet October 3, 2011, must have been a day that portended lots of good things. That was the day I downloaded Lesson One of “Blogging for Author Brand” taught by Kristen Lamb. I wasn’t the only one. There were one hundred of us in that class. All of us had a reason to blog, all of us had heard of Kristen, the queen of social media, author of the best selling book, _We Are Not Alone_. Many of us were writers, some had published, others hadn’t. Geographically we were all over the map, literally. Following Kristen’s guidance we learned to blog, we learned to use social media: Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and more. I […]