You can participate too. Just make a video on your computer. Upload it to You Tube and include the words, “I have a say” as well as your name (I just used my first name) and city (or state) in the title. Then go to the Coalition to Protect Women’s Health and fill out the form to include the video as part of “Share Your Story: I Have A Say.”
I don’t want to be angry. I don’t want to be preoccupied with politics. I don’t want to feel like I have to write something. I enjoy writing. There is sheer unadulterated joy in putting words on a page or a blank screen.
I don’t want to have to write articles about anything other than the wonder that is whatever new discovery I am involved with at the moment. So instead of actually writing the articles that are peppering my thoughts with sneeze-worthy brain spasms about disturbances in the force, inequality, freedom of religion, various state’s sponsored rape of American women, and what the hell happened to the America I loved? I’m just going to write the titles of these less than pleasurable articles I feel I should write and then go on to some real writing that I want to do.
Titles of articles I OUGHT to write:
Shove This Trans-Vaginal Ultrasound Wand Up Your Ass Mr. Against Big Government Intrusion
What part of “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” don’t you understand?
Where Is Your Community’s Public Square Where You May Peaceably Assemble At Any Time Of The Day Or Night?
Christian Sharia Law: Women Must Marry Their Rapists (Deuteronomy 22:28-29)
Keep Your 3000 Year Old North African Patriarchal Tribal Segmentary Lineage Laws Away From My 21st Century Daughters and Grand Daughters
What Ever Happened To Love And Compassion As The Heart Of Our Civilization?
Recent Female Kansas Lawmaker Believes Women Should Not Vote! (Kay O’Connor – retired 2005.
These are just some of the thoughts roiling around in my head. Here is to hoping that giving them a home on this page will tame them.
I had forgotten all about this image I created last fall for a Done Nesting “logo” sometime last fall. I like the focus on all the activities once again open to me without needing to check with someone.
There are several of these logos now. Which one do you like? The one above?
Or this one:
Are we shifting to a post lexical society? The success of Pinterest may be a bit more evidence in support of one of my societal suspicions – that we are changing the ways we get information in what may become a limiting rather than enabling constraint for individuals and society at large. A picture may be worth a thousand words, but a thousand words can convey far more detailed information than can an image.
But that said, I like all the pretty pictures. No really, it is about visual aesthetics. But it is also about marketing. I have had a Pinterest account for months but done nothing with it until a couple weeks ago. So now when I am trying to figure out the new linking and presentation of information tool the marketers have found it bigtime.
I’m just starting to get my boards together and my descriptions thus far are not very meaty but you can check ’em out if you want at: http://pinterest.com/donenesting/
Not that I’m complaining. I still have a wonderful life. Wonderful family. Wonderful friends. And a former hosting company that sucks big time. Today did not go as planned.
Did you ever wake up and find your self-hosted sites all disappeared along with the hosting company you have used for years?
Let me tell you, it sucks. Big time!
But, for me, recovery comes easier than it once did. When things go wrong you realize what you have learned since the last time you were tested. Yes, even finding out you will have to reload all your sites from not really up to date back-ups onto a new hosting company’s servers after you find that company, set up accounts, and initiate name server transfers.
At one time all this would have left me in a dark, absolutely no fun, pillows over my head in a dark room, funk for several days, at least, while I tried to figure out what all the steps to starting over with a new hosting company would be. Then actually doing the steps would have taken another couple of days, or weeks. So a few hours of work and a beer and a Cobb salad later, things are as under control as they could possibly be, and I’m just waiting for the DNS migration to happen.
So really things are good even though the day was, well, challenging to sucky. I now have even more shareable information about what every person who has a self-hosted website needs to know.