Things Fun, Petty, Inspiring, and Touching

Hola all! Just a few things to share that will hopefully amuse, inform, and inspire.

First, don’t forget, tomorrow I’ll be at the 5th Annual Spiritual Arts Fair in Oneonta, NY. If you’re in the area, stop by and join in the fun. Author Deborah Blake will be there, selling, and signing, her latest book “The Goddess is in the Details” (save two for me Deborah!). There are loads of events taking place throughout the day, and I’ll be there, dragging my husband around and hanging around Deborah’s table like a total fangirl. See my original post about this event to learn more.

For those of you that missed it, nearly a week ago I shared my incredibly inspiring form letter that I received from the White House. Not that I’m bitter or anything, but here is another news story about someone receiving a personal response from President Obama. To learn the latest about what’s going on in Zimbabwe, click here.

As many readers will remember, at the beginning of April we featured an interview with Cindy Chaney, the creator of the My Nerd Girl website and all around badass bitch. Cindy is an amazing woman who embodies many characteristics that I wish I had myself, for instance being able to figure out Warhammer and managing to look hot while playing Risk. (I bet she could make a Hero character all by herself with nothing more than a calculator and her cunning intellect.) What many people may not know, is that this incredible woman has been battling Lupus for the past 10 years. Her struggle has left her lungs scarred to the point where she has trouble breathing.

I am going to be honest with you all, I am not a fan of fundraising walk/runs. So much money goes into covering the expenses of these sometimes-massive events that not as much money goes to the charity as I would like. For most causes, I prefer to just mail a check straight to the charity, 100% donating power. But when I learned that Cindy, who has so much trouble breathing that she can’t walk, will be taking part in the June 6, 2009 Walk for Lupus Now event by being pulled in a wagon by her fellow friends and Nerd Girls, I couldn’t help but be moved.

Please take a moment to learn more about Lupus, the Walk for Lupus Now event, and Cindy by visiting her page.

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