Happy Birthday To The United States Marine Corps!

Jump on over to Charles French Words Reading blog. His site is filled with some cool and interesting stuff. While your there, drop a Happy birthday in support to all our military brothers and sisters.

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Happy Birthday to the United States Marine Corps, who are on this day 244 years old. This branch of the Armed Forces of the United States has a long and distinguished history.  They will always have a special place in my heart, because my father was a Marine in World War II.

The Marine Corps is a family, and I saw this clearly one day, when my father was dying of cancer. His body had become a tiny version of the man he had been. He had taken to wearing his Marine Corps cap, and two young men in their uniforms, clearly just out of boot camp, saw him. We had been out for a small meal in my home town of Easton, PA,  and they approached him and began a conversation with him about his experiences. Then one young man asked me with complete courtesy if…

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Happy 20th Anniversary

https://nanowrimo.org/

National Novel Writing Month (often shortened to NaNoWriMo) is an annual, Internet-based creative writing project that takes place during the month of November. Participants attempt to write a 50,000-word manuscript between November 1 and November 30. Well-known authors write “pep-talks” to keep them motivated throughout the process. The website provides participants, called “Wrimos”, with tips for writer’s block, information on where local participants are meeting, and an online community of support. Focusing on the length of a work rather than the quality, writers are encouraged to finish their first draft quickly so that it can later be edited at the author’s discretion. The project started in July 1999 with 21 participants. By the 2010 event, over 200,000 people took part and wrote a total of over 2.8 billion words. source:
Writers wishing to participate must first register on the project’s website, where they can post profiles and information about their novels, including synopses and excerpts. Word counts are validated on the site, with writers submitting a copy of their novel for automatic counting. Municipal leaders and regional forums help connect local writers, holding writing events and providing encouragement. source:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Novel_Writing_Month

So this year I will be attempting to complete the challenge. This will be my first and probably only year to do this challenge. You guys know me by now and understand that anytime someone throws rules, regulations and deadlines in front of me, my mind closes up like a mouse’s butt after getting into the pickle jar. I begin to slowly drift off into the wonderful world of distractions and shiny babbles.
But I figured, “What the hell could it hurt?” It will only cost me a little self-esteem and some confidence. I mean, it’s not like I haven’t lived all my life without them anyway. So wish me luck and here goes…

November – NaNoWriMo

So fellow bloggers, November is National Novel Writing Month (often shortened to NaNoWriMo). Unless you’ve been sleeping under a rock, you probably are very familiar with this annual, Internet-based creative writing project. Participants attempt to write a 50,000-word manuscript between November 1 and November 30. Writers wishing to participate must first register on the project’s website, where they can post profiles and information about their novels, including synopses and excerpts. Word counts are validated on the site, with writers submitting a copy of their novel for automatic counting.
So I’ve decided that this year I will try my hand at the challenge. This will be my first and probably only year to do this challenge. Because you guys know me by now and understand that anytime I’m faced with deadlines, rules and regulations, my mind closes up like a mouse’s butt after getting into the pickle jar. I begin to slowly drift off into the wonderful world of distractions and shiny babbles.
But I figured, “What the hell could it hurt?” It will only cost me a little self-esteem and some confidence. I mean, it’s not like I haven’t lived all my life without them anyway. Who knows, maybe I can get it ticked off my bucket list. So wish me luck and here goes…

Anyone who might be interested in giving it a go can sign up at https://nanowrimo.org/

What’s Going on Tomorrow…10/26/2019

Dad Joke of the Day: Why did the blond woman go stand in the corner when she got cold?…Because she heard it was 90 degrees.
Quote of the Day: “Love can turn the simplest cottage into a golden palace” Today in History: 1958 – America’s first jet airliner, the Boeing 707, entered service for Pan American World Airways.
Born on This Day: 1973 – Kent, Connecticut – Seth MacFarlane, American writer, animator, actor, and producer. Best known for creating the television series Family Guy (1999–2003, 2005– ), American Dad (2005– ), The Cleveland Show (2009–13), and The Orville (2017– ).
Died on This Day: 1902 – New York, New York – Elizabeth Cady Stanton, an American suffragist, social activist, abolitionist, and leading figure of the early women’s rights movement.
National… Make a Difference Day,

Day of the Deployed,

Pumpkin Day

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This is how you change the world. He didn’t have to disrespect anyone in order to do it.

(CNN) — New Orleans Saints linebacker Demario Davis says he won’t have to pay a $7,017 fine for wearing a “Man of God” headband, so he’s donating the money — and more — to his hometown hospital.

Davis was fined by the National Football League for wearing the headband during the Saints’ Week 3 win over the Seattle Seahawks. League rules prohibit players from “wearing, displaying, or otherwise conveying personal messages” during game day events unless they are approved by the NFL.

He announced that he won his appeal in an Instagram post on Tuesday night and said he was giving the fine money and more than $30,000 he raised selling the headbands online to St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson, Mississippi.

“That means yall helped me turn a $7,000 negative into an almost $40,000 positive benefiting people who truly need it!!!” he wrote in the post. “Do y’all see how that worked?? Let’s gooooo. That’s crazy! Ya’ll are a part of this journey too!! I can’t thank ya’ll enough either.”