I’m getting ready for the big International Blog Action Day on October 16th. So far, nearly 1500 bloggers are linking hands across 116 countries and 26 languages that day to discuss and highlight the topic of Human Rights. There’s still time to join in on this extremely important discussion.
For the next few days leading up, I plan to post details and bits of the history of human rights. Why would a romance writer want to take part? That’s simple — the subject concerns us all.
Most of us sitting at our computer screens surfing the web and checking email don’t always give much thought to the larger uglier scenes playing out around the globe. I do. Too much, in fact. The breadth and scope of some of the things occurring in the world, and in my own country, often crushes the sensitive and empathetic soul I am. Even if it does, we can never turn a blind eye. I’m so often overwhelmed by it all, I’ll force news blackouts on myself just for a break from the feelings of helplessness. Because too much of that leads me to feel hopeless. After a few days of news-free living, I jump back into the fray.
Surprised? That’s who I am. Romance writer by day, monkey-wrencher by night. lol Sadly, my health issues mean only part of that statement is true. Suffice to say, if I had a super power, I’d fix it all.
I used to rally causes in person back in the day. Photos peg me at more than one civil protest. Now I’m the quintessential armchair activist. I receive all manner of bad news and impending disaster in my inbox and I write my representatives and call DC so often my senator occasionally sends me “If you’re ever in DC, stop by my office for a doughnut” letters. lol Would you believe I stopped by his office last October and received the doughnut-less tour? Well, he didn’t actually know I was coming.
I’m guest blogging all around town this week:
Author Roxanne Rogerson’s blog October 8th
Author Tina Donahue’s blog October 9th
Author Christina Cole’s blog on October 10th – TODAY
And, at Author Lisa Chalmers’ blog on October 11th
“Better to have lost and loved than never to have loved at all.”
~ Ernest Hemmingway
And…over on my Exquisite Quills blog, it’s Genesis of a Story day and Suzanne Rock is our guest. Come see!
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And coming soon….