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From Denny: This post is number 601 for The Social Poets blog, my first! Woo! Hoo! :) Who knew where blogging would take me - and you - this past year?
I'm finally getting back into regular blog writing. I took a couple of weeks off early in January to slow down the daily writing on 12 blogs for a well deserved rest. Just when I was ready to resume writing the Haiti earthquake hit. Then the three week saga started with trying to find my cousin who had been visiting Haiti at the time of the earthquake disaster - to donate her time as a music teacher. After three weeks she was given a cell phone and talked to her mother and sister.
Of course, as usual, worried family is not so good on details, not thinking like a journalist, and I still don't know her exact location. Sounds like she's in some tent city on some soccer field, recovered from vague details of bad bruising and a not described concussion from falling debris as she ran out of the music school where she was giving a concert. Apparently, one of her students died, though again, no details or name given. She has gathered several of her other students with her - again no names or updates on their status - since they are separated from their parents or may not know the status of their parents.
Well, one detail I know for sure is that my cousin Jeanne will do all she can to help the children around her to keep up their attitudes and play some music for everyone to cheer them as well.
I just wanted to take the time to thank all of you, my subscribers and blogging friends, for checking back on all these blogs for updates on Jeanne and new posts too. Some of the blogs have languished for daily posts. The past week I've worked at getting caught up and created this post for a roundup of posts on all the blogs so you can get caught up easily too. Again, thanks so much for showing up to check out each blog as it's much appreciated!
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From The Social Poets:
Libations Friday Poetry
*** Blog Carnival for Poets - create a poem about orphans and your poem linked here: Angels Left Behind: Orphans of the World poem - Libations Friday 29 Jan 2010 - promote your blog!
Three Endings and One Beginning Poem - Libations Friday 5 Feb 2010 - *** 4 life stories of people I have known: 3 committed suicide, 1 reclaimed their life.
I Wait, poem for Haiti - Libations Friday 22 Jan 2010 - *** Told from the point of view of an earthquake survivor buried underneath the rubble awaiting rescue. Dedicated to the people of the Haiti earthquake disaster of 12 Jan 2010.
*** Cheeky Quotes Wednesdays ***
Funny Reincarnation and Religion Quotes - Cheeky Quote Day 3 Feb 2010
Inspiring Quotes About Disaster - Cheeky Quote Day 20 Jan 2010
*** Roundup of Late Night Shows *** Mondays
Roundup of Late Night Funnies 1 Feb 2010
Roundup of Late Night Funnies 25 Jan 2010
*** Political Cartoons Saturdays ***
Editorial Cartoons This Week 30 Jan 2010
Editorial Cartoons This Week - 23 Jan 2010
Social Issues News:
Good News: Child Abuse Drops Dramatically
67 Charities to Donate: Helping Haiti Heal
Mission of Hope Run by American in Haiti
This Weeks Posts @ The Social Poets 19 Jan 2010
Popular Posts 2010 at The Social Poets and Thank You!
Popular Posts 2009 and Thank You: The Social Poets
Dennys Global Politics where I pull together several days of clips of ongoing stories into one post:
What Structural Engineers See For Haitis Recovery
Summary: Surviviors Process as They Rebuild Lives
Lucky Haiti Orphans Found Open Arms, New Homes
Politics in America:
How Wall Street Killed the Middle Class in America
Obamas Political Showdown with Republicans: Full Length Video and Text
Political Showdown: Obama in Face-Off with House Republicans
Prez Obamas 1st State of the Union Speech Text and Video
American Public Angry at Prez Obamas 1st Year in Office
From Beautiful Illustrated Quotations for thought-provoking quotes and commentary:
Let Your Silent Voice Sing
How Do Dreamers Create Our World?
How Are Our Lives Like An Open Book?
Popular Posts 2009 at the BIQ Quotes Blog
Photo by Tambako the Jaguar @ flickr
The Healing Waters:
Popular Posts 2009 at The Healing Waters
Famous Nutritionist Joy Bauer Offers 5 Dieting Tips for Success
Clean Hidden Areas of Your Home, Avoid Allergy Causing Mold and Mildew
Weight Loss: Not So Secret Secrets Anyone Can Do
How Many Poisons in Our Food Supply?
Healing Remedies: Food in Your Fridge
Healing Power of Plants and Herbs
6 Good Friends You Need to Live a Long Life
Reclaim Your Life, Reclaim Your Joy Now
Updating Your Home: Decorating Dilemmas Solved
Bobbi Browns Makeup Tips, Great Beauty Buys for 2010
Skinny Foods to Help Us Slim Those Excess Pounds
Good News: Successful Potato Peeler Salesman Joe Ades
Trim Off Obesity: 3 Inspiring Stories, Nutritionist Answers Diet Questions
Photo by Image Editor @ flickr
The Soul Calendar for science:
Last Resort Climate Fix: Geo-Engineering
Videos: Explain Rare Haiti Earthquake
Rare Annular Solar Eclipse
Romancing The Chocolate for more than chocolate and party recipes:
4 Fun Marti Gras and Super Bowl Recipes
Sweet Tooth Alert: Sandra Lees Chocolate Truffles
Chef Sandra Lees Easy Frozen Chocolate Cookie Cake
Chocolate Cake Recipes at Romancing The Chocolate
How to Cook Perfect Al Dente Pasta, Giadas Simple Recipe
Funny Quotes About Chocolate
Oozing with 3 Cheeses and Cheap: White Lasagna
Winter Brain Food: Parmigiano Pasta with Mushrooms
Swapping Food Choices for Less Fat and Calories to Trim off holiday pounds
Valentines Day: Impressive Four Chocolates Cake
Kid Pleasing Easy Brownie Peanut Butter Cupcakes
Popular Posts 2009 at Romancing The Chocolate and Thank You!
Photo of New Orleans in French Quarter on Bourbon Street by Lyndi&Jason @ flickr
GEAUX SAINTS!!! The Saints win the Super Bowl by 31 to 17 over the Colts!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Their first Super Bowl win!!!!! It's going to be the first time Marti Gras becomes a nine day celebration down in New Orleans! :)
Comfort Food From Louisiana for more party ideas for a crowd:
Popular Posts 2009 at Comfort Food From Louisiana, Thank YOU!
6 Super Bowl Junk Food Recipes
9 Easy Marti Gras and Super Bowl Eats
Chef Sandra Lees Quick Baby Back Ribs
Super Bowl Food: Jumbo Shrimp and Gouda Grits
5 Tasty and Weird Bacon Recipes
Secrets to the Tastiest Tailgating Party
Newest Fish Trend: Silverfin Asian Carp, 2 Recipes
New Orleans Saints Celebration Menu: Jambalaya and Crawfish Gold
Paula Deens Shrimp Gumbo Casserole
Easy Winter Comfort Food: Beef Burgundy
Cajun Comfort Food Chases Away Winter Cold, 3 Recipes
5 Recipes: Lemon Chicken, Portobello Fries and Sides
8 Easy Yummy New Years Recipes to Warm Your Guests
Photo by Kjunstorms @ flickr
From Visual Insights, a photo blog:
14 Soothing Tranquil Water Photos
11 Great Quotes and Sayings Photos
14 Photos: Our Love Affair with Weird Hair
12 Funny Things You Can Do Outside With Shrubs
Artist Inspires With HOPE Sculpture
Spectacular Photos of Eyes
Photo by Tambako the Jaguar @ flickr
From Dennys Funny Quotes get a laugh:
Funny Quotes From Curmudgeons: These Guys Need to Lighten Up!
15 Wild Cartoons on Prez Obamas 1st Year in Office
Political Cartoons: Obamas State of the Union
Its Official: Folks Bring Back Thiefing Republicans, Hand Senate Seat to Them
Popular Posts 2009 of Dennys Funny Quotes and Thank YOU!
5 Funny Quotes About Time
Funny Music Video of How Americans Sound to Foreigners
Funny New Years Resolutions Cartoons
Funny Quotes About Coffee
Funny Quotes About Jobs and Work
How Funny! 10 Banned Overused Buzzwords of 2009
Jimmy Kimmels Dumbest 911 Calls of the Decade
Funny Quotes: Hollywood Actress Mae West
New Austrian Zoo Photographer is Fruit Happy Orangutan
Habenero pepper water splash photo by Tambako the Jaguar @ flickr
From Ouch Outrageous Obnoxious And Odd humor blog:
Popular Posts 2009 at OOOO Humor Blog, Thank You!
Funny Video: The Daily Show Declares Scott Brown the 45th President of The United States
Funny Video: Colbert Says Obama Is Doing Nothing and Destroying Everything
Funny Video: Mocking Rush, Robertson, Maddow Who Mock Haiti
Funny Video: Jon Stewart Lampoons Massachusetts Senate Election
Funny Video: Jon Stewart Lampoons Wall Street Bonuses
*** Get a good laugh, watch a funny video, catch up on politics and ongoing news stories, read a good poem, consider some deep thoughts, check out the science and health news, get tips for weight loss and collect some fabulous ideas for great food so you have a good reason to diet! Enjoy life, not war. Works for me! :) Thanks for visiting the blogs this year!