Archive for April, 2008

Well, it looks like we will be having a repeat of last year, and the Maidens of Virtue Poetry Contest deadline will have to be extended! I will let you in on a little secret and tell you that I have had an amazingly low number of entries. I won’t tell you how many, :-) but I will say that chances of winning are extremely good as of today.

If possible I do not want to have to cancel the contest… and it is that bad… so I beg of you, if you enjoy poetry, PLEASE consider entering! You have nothing to lose except 41¢ (unless you submit electronically, which is free!) and there are fantastic prizes…

The contest is now in effect until Tuesday, May 20th, 2008. And if you need to see the complete contest details, click here.

Just a reminder that the deadline for the Maidens of Virtue poetry contest is just one week away!

Get your entries in soon!

(Haven’t heard about it yet? Click here to find out more!)

mailboxDo it today – send a letter or even a short note to someone you know. Letter writing is becoming a lost art in today’s world of fast, free email. It’s sad, because letters are such wonderful things, both for the sender and the recipient. Who doesn’t like getting “real” mail – something other than catalogs and bills? Sure, it costs 41¢ (and counting…); but think about it. You’re paying 41¢ for a relative miracle that will bring joy to someone else – I mean, really, isn’t it amazing that you can simply write a person’s name, and some more words that are represent where they live, and it will get there even if it’s somewhere on the other side of the world (most of the time…)?

So, that said, write a letter to someone. It can be a simple note card or a volume that’s bordering on breaking the world record. Just do it. When you mail it know that you are sending off a day-brightener – and it only cost you a little time and 41¢.

(End note: Rumor has it that letter writing can be a double blessing – if you send mail, you are more likely to receive it! Makes sense to me…)

Some people complain that God put thorns on roses, while others praise Him for putting roses on thorns.

- Anonymous