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My boyfriend are losing weight this year as our New Year’s resolution. This poem is to commemorate that. 🙂

Poetic Bluebonnet

Between he and I,

our New Year’s Resolution was made,

on New Year’s Eve

that neither he nor me

will be considered two fat cats in the shade.

 

Between he and I,

we created salads galore

so that we could think lean

and no longer mean

that we’ll be fat forever more.

 

Between he and I,

we thought about proteins

and balancing carbs and fats

fibers and all that

so that we can be lean t’weens.

 

Between he and I,

we’ve lost almost 80 pounds

since January

which brings us quite cheery

and we’re only 5 months down.

 

Between he and I,

we’ve got to know the grocery store very well

learning to read the labels

so that our plans will be no fables

and we’ll boldly have something to tell.

 

 

(this is a work in the making)

 

 

Between he and I,

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What is really disturbing is that it was fought so strongly for the humanity aspect — including non-citizens with the VAWA bill, etc. treating all victims as a human being. If the same folks were in a different country, wouldn’t they like to know that they would be protected as a victim as well??? Pure hogwash and insanity to think otherwise.

Being a survivor from domestic violence can mean many things to many different people. Here is my story, and my journey after that in order to have a voice in helping others through a variety of advocacies that I do.

National Domestic Violence Survivor Law Project

The story of my past experiences with domestic violence and how I have moved forward throughout the years to provide advocacy to others.

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How far CAN we go?

How far CAN we go?

It’s worth a try to see how many changes that we can make to help make this world a safer place for victims and survivors of domestic violence.

Come check out the National Domestic Violence Survivor Law Project that we’re working on…. Love to hear from you!!

Just out… a very serious matter that needs a continued look into. 🙂

Madagascar Cyclone: “Getting ready to respond”

Posted by: Daniel Fava at 10:16AM EST on February 16, 2012

John Uniack Davis, Country Director CARE Madagascar

February 15, 2012

Impact of previous cyclones in Madagascar, such as wind damage. Picture taken by� by Katia Rakotobe– Location : Mananara (North East)

“On Wednesday morning, CARE sent a helicopter to the areas affected by cyclone Giovanna to assess the damage. The storm made landfall on Tuesday, February 14, on the east coast of the country and it brought heavy winds and rains. Our staff have been preparing for this as we could monitor the storm coming close. Luckily, when Giovanna made landfall, it lost some speed and was therefore not quite as strong as the Category 4 storm that had been predicted. But still, it left a path of destruction through several districts. �Two districts in particular, with a total population of over� 400,000 were particularly hard hit. What was really unusual was that after hitting the coast and traveling inland, the cyclone passed directly over the capital city, so I and the rest of our staff had to stay home until late Tuesday morning. There were extremely strong winds. Giant billboards were blown down and debris was flying around. I am glad that all of my colleagues are safe and accounted for. Here in “Tana”, as we call the capital, there has been quite some destruction and people were not really prepared for the storm.

via Notes from the Field.

via Notes from the Field: Getting Ready to Respond to the Madagascar Cyclone.

 

 

 

 

 

Create Dunkin’s Next Donut.

How about this for a DVAM (Domestic Violence Awareness Month) creation donut?