Literacy for Tots

Everybody’s heard of the Marine Toys for Tots foundation. Did you know that they have a Literacy Program as well? Because the gift of words keeps on giving far longer than the batteries in that shiny robot. The program accepts new books only: To support the program in your community, please contact your local The UPS Store or Mail…

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AlphaOops: H is for Halloween Auction

…is now up at Do The Write Thing for Nashville: http://dothewritethingfornashville.blogspot.com/2010/05/day-6-item-23.html Bids are already up to $35. (Wow! Thanks!) Come on folks, win it before you can buy it and support a great cause. You have five days to place your bid in the comments (starting yesterday), so keep checking back!

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Doing the Write Thing

Yesterday in my “Muddy Waters” post about the Nashville flooding, I mentioned a few websites, including the Do The Write Thing For Nashville site. They’re getting agents and authors and editors and all sorts of folks in the publishing industry to donate items and time so they can auction them off for big bucks. The proceeds will go to…

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Muddy Waters

For us optimists, it takes a little longer for these things to sink in. When I heard on the radio that a plane had hit the World Trade Center, my mind saw a little private single-engine Cessna, owned by someone with too much money and too little sense, clipping the side with its wing. When we checked the weather…

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