Ready, Set, Go…



It’s May 1, and I just want to open a big ol’ can of posies. Yeah. Just like that right there. Mama Weather has stunted our spring growth worse than a cancer stick. She’s been dishing out rainy-cold-windy for a month, and other unspeakable things. Enough about her. Moving on.

In other news today ~

This is the opening day of Author Brenda Novak’s 7th annual online auction for diabetes research. Writers, readers, friends and neighbors, do not  miss this chance to bid on nearly 2,000  great opportunities/events/items and support diabetes research. Brenda has raised over $1,000,000 so far, with a record-breaking $303,000 last year.

Click on the banner. It will take you right there. Start your engines.

More news ~

Congratulations to the winners of the 2011 Milbloggies Awards (via @milblogging):

Fan Favorite – Ben and Katie
Best U.S. Army Blog – Chief Wiggles
Best U.S. Military Spouse Blog – Ben and Katie
Best U.S. Military Parent Blog – My Yellow Ribbon
Best U.S. Military Supporter Blog – From Cow Pastures To Kosovo
Best U.S. Marine Corps Blog – One Marine’s View
Best U.S. Navy Blog – USNI Blog
Best U.S. Coast Guard Blog – Coast Guard Compass
Best U.S. Air Force Blog – I’m big in Japan
Best U.S. Military Veteran Blog – Neptunus Lex
Best U.S. Reporter Blog – The Unknown Soldiers

I became aware of the milblogging community as a volunteer with Soldiers’ Angels. It is a privilege to read their perspectives and insights on current events, military service and military life in general. Always passionate, often humorous and sometimes heartbreaking in their chronicling, I commend them to you.


P.S. There are currently 1496 deployed soldiers seeking adoption. Let’s get some troop support heading their way.