Facepalm

Please look at the list of to-do’s in this blog post!

The Sarcastic Boob

You all know my feelings about Susan G. Komen (see my commentary here, here, and here).  And it has always been puzzling to me that a woman whose sister supposedly died of breast cancer that metastasized would establish an organization that hardly mentions it and funds research for it far less than other organizations.

Komen (as an organization) possesses an innate hubris and avarice that allows them to treat those who infringe on their copyright with very heavy hands.  It has over 200 trademarks all of which are watched over and protected by a well paid legal counsel. Komen thinks nothing of strong-arming charities for use of the words “for the cure.”  In 2010, Komen legal counsel, Jonathan Blum said

“It’s never our goal to shut down a nonprofit,” he said, “and we try very hard to be reasonable, but it’s still our obligation to make sure…

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Lumley’s Lucky Day

In second grade my son Daniel had an assignment, to write and illustrate a story. He was worried about it so we went to the North Carolina Zoo for inspiration. Daniel wanted to photograph the animals and borrowed Dad’s phone. At the alligators’ habitat, he leaned in to get a good picture and dropped the phone. He was devastated. We tried to comfort him and joke about what was happening in the alligator habitat. Lumley’s Lucky Day was born. Mom spent some time revising and creating illustrations in Adobe Photoshop and after a few years, Lumley’s Lucky Day has been published on Kindle. Please take a look and enjoy it! Share this with your friends.