One more story to read from Seana called THE NORMANDIE.
And another story from Painting with Footprints.
A check for $125 winging its way to Union Settlement. Thanks for all writers that took the time and effort to write a story. If your story took as long as mine did, it amounts to about $.25 an hour, generous wages for the thirties. You are the best!
This is a topic I have been kicking around all week, asking my book group, dinner partners, everyone we have made contact with--who do you admire?
Who are you a fan of? It doesn't have to be a perfect person and you do not have to be a fan because someone is a world class philanthropist.
Either living or dead counts. Just someone who inspires you in some area.
I am just going to choose two because after that it become an avalanche.
Hillary Clinton, who got lemons and made lemonade. Despite disappointment in her marriage, and in 2008 as a candidate for the Presidency, she went on to be a terrific and tireless Secretary of State. She supported the man who defeated her with, at least public, full-hearted support. She is smart and an advocate for many important causes.
Jeff Daniels, who has done so much to support the state of Michigan and the City of Detroit, by remaining here, opening a fantastic theater which performs plays from local writers and has outreach programs for kids, doing fund-raising for various local causes, being a spokesperson for the State. And for defying our notion of actors as being narcissistic. No one in Michigan is not a fan of Jeff's.
Randy Johnson chooses North Carolina congressman Brad Miller(Democrat) who helped displaced workers.
Charles Gramlich, his wife and fellow writers and bloggers
George Kelley, Chan Gailey, Buffalo Bills Head Coach & writers who take on difficult topics
Chris LeTray, ,Yvon Chouinard, Founder of Patagonia
Jeff M. Paul Newman
Kitty, Her mother