…a dedication to all the fallen, and particularly to Cpl Nathan Cirillo in the face of the recent madness…

A truly wonderful dedication from a truly wonderful man, Seumas Gallacher (gifted blogger, author, poet). I feel a kinship with the great man (“… the older I become, the less rational the world appears …”) and (too) often these days ask the question: “Why the Hell did you have to die?”

Seumas Gallacher

…I don’’t often cut and paste my Facebook posts as blog pieces, but so many people have asked me to do so with the post I made on there yesterday, in the hope that the message may go viral… if yeez wish to share it, please do so… LUV YEEZ!… here’s the post:

…the older I become, the less rational the world appears… I care not for the arguments and posturing that dress themselves as nationalistic, religious, political or downright greed… when a young man standing HONOUR GUARD in memory of those fallen in horrendous global conflicts around the planet is gunned down under some pretence of a deluded fanatic’s ‘righteousness’, my soul screams out, ‘Enough’! ….how present are the words of the song that ask ‘when will they ever learn?’ ..the ‘they’ being all of the creeds, nutters, even well-meaning hawks of all nationalities… last year, I unashamedly…

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Versatile Blogger Award

Wow, I have been nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award by Valeriu dg Barbu (http://valeriudgbarbu.wordpress.com/) who writes truly lovely and provocative poetry.  I am honored.  The rules for this award, as I’m sure many of you know, is to:  (1) thank the blogger who nominated me and provide a link to his blog, which I have done; (2) nominate 15 other bloggers for the award, which I will do shortly; and (3) reveal 7 things about myself.

(1) Again, thank you to Valeriu for the kindness of nominating me.

(2) Here are 15 bloggers that I now nominate (and I will try to inform each of them of the nomination as quickly as I can ;)):

http://ericjohnbaker.wordpress.com

http://lionheartwriters.com/

http://literarylandofalysia.wordpress.com/

http://pipnewling.com/

http://culturemonk.com/

http://englishmaninitaly.org/

http://thelissachronicles.wordpress.com/

http://10mh.net/

http://rickmallery.wordpress.com/

http://sarahcradit.wordpress.com/

http://wordsforworms.com/

http://spilledxink.wordpress.com/

http://kmoonstone.wordpress.com/

http://shannonathompson.com/

http://expateyeonlatvia.wordpress.com/

(3) Finally, seven things about myself:

  • I’m comfortable with making lists
  • I spent the first 21 years of my life in central New York state, where there are more cows than people (at least there were before the dairy farms folded)
  • I drove cross-country to Oakland, CA, in a 1966 Dodge van, in the late 70s, a truly amazing feat for a serious introvert
  • I left my heart in San Francisco and eventually moved to the South, to an undisclosed location
  • I have now lived in the South for more years than my original birthplace.  I’m sure that means something but I don’t know what (or don’t want to know)
  • I left my heart in San Francisco … oh, I said that already.  OK, I want to move back to San Francisco before I die
  • Yup, I’m old enough to be most of y’all’s grandmother, but I work hard at keeping my figure and staying sexy at 55 (whoops, TMI!!)

Disclaimer:  At the time of this posting, I’ve managed to only notify half of my nominees because my DSL is tired and wants to go to bed … needs its beauty sleep, I guess:(  Will try again tomorrow!

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