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Sunshine Award

You may recall that I was given an award on February 9th of this year. The rules of the award require me to give the award to twelve people that I feel are deserving of the award. I was supposed to post the twelve on February 10th but I forgot. Here now is my list:

My List Of Twelve

…And The Lived Blogging Happily Ever After
JeLisa Sterling-Smith

exCOMMUNICADO
Judy Marie Santiago

Jace’s Tried Bites
Jaclyn Ting

Lakia Gordon
Lakia Gordon

Kaleidoscopic
Charmaine Ng

The World According To Sylvia Garza
Sylvia Garza

MissViola’sBlog
Ollie

Valencia’s Blog
Valencia

Miss Busy Bee
Keri Cheng

Confessions Of A Smitten Soul
IrishPrecious

Jia’s Blog
Jia

Random Musings
Tasha

Well there you have it. Now I just have to notify them that I gave it to them!

Our Guest blogger for March is Nathan Pralle from PhilosYphia. Saturday March 6, 2010 is when you can read Nathan’s post. Stop by his site to get a feel for the kind of reading you can look forward to next Saturday.

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I Was Given An Award I Probably Don’t Deserve

The Sunshine Award

There are conditions to this award. I have to now pass it on to twelve other deserving blogs. This award come from Ishabelle from the Chocolate High blog. For your reading pleasure below you will find the other eleven recipients as well as the rules.

Here are the rules:

  • Put the logo on your blog above or below your post.
  • Pass the award to 12 bloggers.
  • Link the nominees within your post.
  • Let the nominees know they have received the award by commenting on their blogs.
  • Share the love and link to the person from whom you received this award.

http://drj3kyll.wordpress.com

http://gerardinebaugh.wordpress.com

http://justthinkingloud.wordpress.com

http://mcfloetry.wordpress.com

http://www.waystationone.com

http://tonydowning.wordpress.com

http://terriblywrite.wordpress.com

http://gargoylesroost.wordpress.com

http://starsimplified.wordpress.com

http://cweenmjsphotos.wordpress.com

http://livlovelaugh.wordpress.com

As for my twelve choices, I will be posting them tomorrow because it is difficult to decide. Do I give them to people I already know, do I find new people who have blogs and give it to them or do i just find twelve colts members who blog and send it to them? What to do, what to do… Drop by tomorrow to find out.

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B L A C K   H I S T O R Y   M O N T H   N U G G E T   O F   T H E   D A Y

From CNN Correspondent Kathy Nellis

HOUSTON, Texas (CNN) — In February 1995, Bernard Harris, Jr., made history. One of only seven black astronauts, he was the first black astronaut to walk in space. A year later, as the U.S. celebrates Black History Month, Harris reflected on his accomplishment, and pondered the future of space exploration.

“To be the first was great, it really was,” he said. “But to me, it signifies that there would be many more behind me. For Harris, the experience was a high point of a journey that began years ago. From the time he was eight-years-old, he dreamed of becoming an astronaut. On the way to his dream, he reached many other personal goals — pilot, flight surgeon, scientist, mission specialist. As Harris explained, his dream — his trip to the stars — had its roots in history.

“I think it’s kind of ironic,” he said. “When we look at history itself, you realize that astronomy — the study of the stars — that whole origin … (was) being done by people from Africa. And now I get to fly amongst those same stars.” Harris emphasized that people should know and understand the importance of history, especially from their own perspectives.

“If you don’t know where you are and where you came from, you’ll never know where you are going,” he said. Harris said that he believes space and space technology will have a great impact on the technological, environmental and economic future of Earth. But, he added, the view from space inspires a sense of universal community that stretches well beyond Black History Month. “I don’t think there’s an astronaut alive … that doesn’t come back with a great sense of humanity,” he said.

And that is a compelling reason to shoot for the stars.

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