Let them KNOW

It was unpleasant. It was hard-hitting. It told Truths (admittedly through the filter of one person’s experience and ten years’ distance) and it was, somehow, still well-received. But with reservations. Because Our Land, last week, took on a different tenor. It was despairing. Desolate. Desperately sad. And it didn’t end well. But it was only…

JFK knew this job would break my heart

On February 21st, 1963, John F. Kennedy addressed the US Congress with a special message about the needs of the nation’s senior citizens. His opening line: On the basis of his study of the world’s great civilizations, the historian Toynbee concluded that a society’s quality and durability can best be measured “by the respect and…

TToT: Meet the Co-hosts 7

Last week we heard from the ever-awesome Joy, and learned lots about her life, her blog and her motivations for being a TToT Co-host. This week (in at last place, as is her wont) it is my delight and privilege to introduce Kristi from Finding Ninee – a completely awesomerockin’ blogger, all-round gorgeous person and…

Come and see Our Land

Sometimes these things start not with a germ of an idea, or even an inkling, but a flood; a rush of knowing that this is what you want. Then comes the slog. So it seems to have been with Our Land. Conceived by the marvellous Kristi (of Finding Ninee fame – blogger, mother, drawer-of-own-illustrations and…