Well, this is my 200th post. I can't believe it. I keep wondering how much longer I'll keep blogging, and the answer is-I have no idea. I guess when it stops being fun.
I have talked about the fact that I am an author groupie. That includes poets as well. One of my favorite poets is Lucille Clifton. If I were ever fortunate enough to meet her or even attend a poetry reading, I would more than likely turn into a giggly mass of schoolgirl. I am so in awe of this woman.
Ms. Clifton just won the $100,000 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize. The prize is an annual lifetime achievement award. The prize is given to a poet whose accomplishments warrant extraordinary recognition. Past winners have been Adrienne Rich, Donald Hall and Maxine Kumin to name a few.
While I was searching for information on Lucille Clifton I found that the Poetry Foundation has a blog.
Interesting article on why Bush hasn't been impeached. And speaking of that I heard a great word while I was watching the Spelling Bee last night-kakistocracy. Hmm.
I would have loved to attend the National Stationery Show. I can just imagine the samples.
I could easily go broke purchasing so many unique items from The Curiosity Shoppe. Lots of cute bird-related goodies.
Has anyone tried out this Gift Card Buy Back site?
Look at these cool stair drawers. I wonder how far up the stairs they went with the drawer design. Even if it's just 1 or 2 drawers it's still very cool.
A plethora of summer reading lists for kids.
Ava Lowery is a 16-year old peace activist who has received death threats because of her website PeaceTakesCourage and her very professional animations/slide show presentations. What a creative and courageous young woman.
If you want to read two great posts go to Dirty Laundry and read her May 31, 2007 post. The posted image and the Laundress' wonderful prose really makes one think. Also, read Maryam's delightful post of May 26, 2007. Trust me you won't be disappointed.
I promised myself that I wasn't going to complain about the heat, but I think I am going to allow myself this one complaint, and then I promise I will stop. I HATE summer. I don't like heat, don't want the sun on my aging skin, the humidty makes it hard for me to breathe and it also brings on more flashes, I really hate seeing people's ungroomed feet, and I am tired of hearing about the HEAT INDEX. Okay, I 've gotten that out of my system.
I hope all of you have a nice (cool) weekend.
I'M HAVING ISSUES WITH PARAGRAPH SPACING WITH THIS POST SO PLEASE EXCUSE (I'LL GET THE HANG OF THIS EVENTUALLY)
And Jazzy, if your mommy is reading this tell her that Uncle A. and I say Happy 5th Birthday sweet girl.
"What dreadful hot weather we have? It keeps me in a continual state of inelegance." Jane Austen, letter of September 1796