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A Coffee and An Assortment Friday

A Coffee and An Assortment Friday

Need. More. Coffee"Michelle," you may be thinking while you read the title of today's post, "that is not a grammatically sound title." To which I, at this point in time, will respond with a hearty "Pfffft!" Not that I look down upon grammar, but today's post is a bit of a delightful mishmash, so I’m keeping the title. Assortment #1: My husband has designed a T-shirt! There may be a number of you who know my husband, Jeff, who do not know he is also quite the artist. Well, he is. And I’m not saying that simply because he is my husband. He truly is talented, and if you are interested in picking up a snazzy T-shirt, then check out his shirt at TeeSprings.com! The shirts are priced at $19 plus shipping, and 30 shirts must be on order by Jan. 21st before any will be printed. So if you’d like a limited edition T-shirt, then please place an order (and share the link!) before the deadline. Thanks!

Assortment #2: See the nifty new blog button in the upper right corner just below the blog header – the one that says “Peace one word 2013”? It was designed by the lovely Melanie who blogs at Only a Breath. She graciously volunteers her time and talents to make these buttons for anyone participating in the One Word 365 challenge, so show her some appreciation and check out her blog. And feel free to request a One Word button of your own!

Assortment #3: I can’t help but hear the voice of my teacher in Social Studies 30 class telling us the world was going to change whether we paid attention or not as I catch snippets about the Idle No More movement making its way across Canada and international borders. So I’m trying to become better informed so I don’t wake up one day to an unrecognizable world. But I must confess, sometime it is hard to wade through the rhetoric, commentary, and unpleasant parts of a nation’s history to get to the roots of the matter.

As such, I’ve been checking out the Web page for Idle No More along with the Wikipedia page. I also plan to try to wade through the Indian Act on the government’s Web site, particularly after having read the “plain English” version put together by Nora Loreto. It is sobering stuff, to say the very least, and if you have anything to share about the matter in terms of links, etc., then please share them in the comments section.

Assortment #4: In case you haven’t read it yet, you should check out humorist Dave Barry’s annual Year in Review piece for The Miami Herald. I would summarize it here, but it would be only a sad shadow of the actual piece. So take the necessary minutes to check it out for yourself.  :-)

*Photo Credit: Quinn Dombrowski ©2009 (Flickr via Creative Commons)

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