Kindness may be described in many ways. It is the poetry of the heart, the music of the world. It is a golden chain that binds society together. It is a fountain of gladness. Kind hearts are more than coronets. Kind words produce their own beautiful image in man's soul. Everyone knows the pleasure of receiving a kind look, a warm greeting, a hand held out in time of need. Such gestures can be made at so little expense, yet they bring such dividends to the investor. -Author Unknown
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I've got some new assignments coming to me now, instead of having to query every idea. Mama like!
From Dewey:
Editor-in-Chief, Society for Public Health Education (SOPHEE),
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From Cal:

poetrySPARK is a series of events 9/18-20 in Downtown Raleigh - part of SparkCon. Please check out online page and let Cal Nordt know if you want to help organize, read at the events, get more info, or participate in any way!
www.sparkcon.com (and click on poetrySPARK's icon).
Thanks to Nan for the heads-up:

Enter at http://goodhousekeeping.com/shortstory by submitting a short story no longer than 3,500 words, on a theme that focuses on the lives of women today.

Submission must be original, not previously published or
a finalist in another contest. Please include your full name, address,
daytime phone number and email address with the submission. Manuscripts will be accepted June 5, 2009 to September 15, 2009. Only one entry per person.


One grand prize winner will get $3,000 and published in the May 2010 issue. 2 runners up will get $750 and may be published. Winners will be notified by the judges in December.
The Statue of Liberty’s crown re-opened today after being closed by the September 11th attacks nearly eight years ago.

The base, pedestal and outdoor observation deck re-opened in 2004, but the crown remained off-limits. (The torch has been closed since 1916 when it was damaged by a saboteur's bomb.)

So while you’re grilling out and watching fireworks, chalk one up for personal freedom being restored, and remember how lucky we are to live in this great country.
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Attention writers:

The Southern Women's Review is an online literary journal which was inspired by the biennial Berry College Southern Women Writer's Conference - a conference whose theme we share: "showcasing the works of well known and emerging southern women writers, expanding the literary canon, and developing critical and theoretical understandings of traditions and innovations in southern women's writing."

Whether you are a born and bred Southerner, a Southern transplant, or merely a frequent visitor, we welcome you to submit your poetry/prose, fiction, creative nonfiction/memoirs, and photography. Submissions should be from women who were born in or grew up in the US South; currently live in the US South; or write about the US South. For editorial purposes, we consider the US South to be a region comprised of the following areas: Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Maryland, Washington DC, and West Virginia.

Beginning August 1st, the Southern Women's Review will take submissions for our next issue to be posted on-line beginning January, 2010. Please submit your poetry/prose, fiction, creative nonfiction/memoirs, or photography along with contributor's notes beginning August 1st to southernwomensreview@gmail.com. Allow 4-6 weeks for response and please include type of submission in the subject line. Call for submissions will end October 31st.

Note: Your submission gives us permission to use your work extensively online. At this time, we do not pay upon publication.