Thursday, September 11, 2014

Thirteen Years Ago

It has been thirteen years since the tragic event of Sept 11, 2001 and 2996 people lost their lives.

Blogger D. Challenger Roe began Project 2,996 as a way to bring bloggers from around the world together to remember and pay tribute to the victims of Sept 11, 2001.

The point of the project is to celebrate and remember the LIVES of those who were lost rather than focusing on the tragedy of that day.

Birds circling in the tribute lights - from 9pixs.com
I adore the fact that the focus of this blog meme wasn't on the horror, but on the celebration of the lives, the people they had been before 9/11.

Here are my own links to three individuals that I focused on learning a bit about and sharing.  Every year, on this anniversary, I re-read the posts, think about the lives they lived before the tragedy.

 Raymond Meisenheimer

Deora Francis Bodley
  Remembering The Lives of Two Heros (Blog post from 2007)

David Reed Gamboa Bradhorst
  Project 2996 - Sept 11, 2008 (Blog post from 2008)

It's my small way of continuing to celebrate their lives, of not forgetting . . .

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Podcast Alley

My voice has been getting a lot of "airplay" lately with having been a guest on several different podcasts lately . . .

And, of course, I was delighted, as part of my hosting of the Kobo Writing Life Podcast, to get to interview Rainbow Rowell and Faith Erin Hicks (In Episode 22) in a delightful conversation about their work and a new collaborative project they are teaming up for.  (Rainbow and Faith coming together to work on a project is as genius as the merger of peanut butter and chocolate -- two great entities on their own forming something even more spectacular when brought together - and that's definitely something you get listening to the two being interviewed at the same time . . . .)

Rainbow & Faith taking a selfie in the front lobby at Kobo's home office in Toronto