Gearing up

firstladyI’m gearing up for the big International Blog Action Day to highlight the topic of Human Rights on October 16th. I haven’t yet settled on a topic to share but I thought I’d share a little of my research along the way.

In 1946, President Harry S. Truman appointed brilliant First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt as a delegate to the new United Nations Human Rights Commission. Long committed to human dignity and compassion, she brought that perspective to the table. Here’s a notable quote several years after her appointment:

“Where after all do universal human rights begin? In small places, closes to home – so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any map of the world. Yet they are the world of the individual person: The neighborhood he lives in; the school or college he attends; the factory, farm or office where he works. Such are the places where every man, woman, and child seeks equal justice, equal opportunity, equal dignity without discrimination. Unless these rights have meaning there, they have little meaning anywhere. Without concerted citizen action to uphold them close to home, we shall look in vain for progress in the larger world.”
~Eleanor Roosevelt — Remarks at the United Nations, March 27, 1958

What is this blog action event exactly? A global discussion on human rights. So far, nearly blogaction1500 bloggers are linking hands across 116 countries and 26 languages. There’s still time to join in on this extremely important discussion. Find out more here:

Why would a romance writer want to take part? Because the subject concerns us all, and I wear my heart upon my sleeve.


6bd34-bee1I’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

And, at Author Lisa Chalmers’ blog on October 11th – TODAY


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For 100 days,
I’m posting a little something from my chosen topic of Words & Quotes of Love. There are 60 entries to come. Here’s one for today:

“Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness.”

~ Oliver Wendall Holmes


rb4u guest author Maggie Berkley

Win prizes on the RB4U website. Find those blinking ghosts. 🙂


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About ~RoseAnderson

Rose Anderson is an award-winning author and dilettante who loves great conversation and delights in discovering interesting things to weave into stories. Rose also writes under the pen name Madeline Archer.
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2 Responses to Gearing up

  1. mikey2ct says:

    The principles ER lived by are foreign to most Conservatives. The issues vary by location. A rancher in WY doesn’t identify with gang violence in Chicago.

    • True, we all have our own lens. Coming off the atrocities of WWII, the UN document she helped forge covers the bases for everyone. I’d like to know how, if this is the UN standard, then how is it that horrible things occur in Somalia et al without intervention. Stand up for one, stand up for all, I say. And that’s why we have this global discussion next week. Thanks for stopping Mike. 🙂

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