Making a Difference

There’s an opportunity every day. All you have to do is seize it.

League of Gay Voters
Walking the Talk

Blue Voters League
Blue Team Go!

Homophobic Voters
Oh, You’re Tired of Hearing About Chick-Fil-A?

Honolulu Book Club
Catching Fire News

Red Voters
Lil’ Bit ‘o Hillbilly

Cat Report
Sometimes You Just Have to Let Go

League of Right to Bear Arms Voters
Gun Regulation? Yes, Please

Science Report
Spiders Say No Means No


Take Action for Animals, Environment, More

Click through these articles for several easy web-based actions to take for important causes.

League of Green Voters
Take Action for Animals and the Environment

Boston City Talk
Way to Go, Boston!

League of Women’s Health Voters
Fight Violence and Injustice

Green Voters League
Act for a Clean Planet

Economy Voters
Arrest Bankers, Help Citizens

Household Talk
Proof That the Law of Attraction Works

House Report
House Buying Advice

Gorillas and Green Schools

In other words, news I like to share!

Cool Animal Blog
Baby Gorillas Baffle Poachers

E Daily
A Green School is Born

Meat Talk
Buying Pork From Wal-Mart

Energy Self-Sufficiency Voters League
Rhode Island Teen Helps Homeless by Recycling Oil

San Francisco Journey
Good News for Whales

Delaware Single
Go on a Wonder Walk

Space Report
Rest in Peace, Sally Ride

Is it hot enough for you?

Where I live in the Midwest, we haven’t had rain in weeks. Our garden is pretty much kaput. And it’s make us wonder some things, like the status of an energy policy from the current administration…

Letter to Senators
Pass a Sustainable Energy Policy

Great Experience
Cool News to Share

League of Children’s Services Voters
Hunger Action Friday and More

League of Blue Voters
Blue State Blues

League of City Voters
Hans Zimmer Song to Benefit Colorado Shooting Victims

Miami Book Club
Goodnight Goon

Farm Subsidy Voters
Urban Gardening Could Save Us All

Daily Deals This Week

eShopper Forum
Longhorn Steakhouse: Free Appetizer
Lucky Vitamin: $10 for $20 of Wellness Products
Tanda Zap Acne Treatment: Save 51%
Souper Salad: Unlimited Buffet for $5.49
Pet Play Pen: Save 69%
HP Pavilion: 27% Off Laptops
Las Vegas: $39 Package Deal
Hobby Lobby: Save 40%
LCD-HDTV: Save $100
Aquafresh Kids: FREE Toothpaste at Target

Muppets Cut Ties with Chick-Fil-A

Go Muppets! I’m SO with you, Miss Piggy.

Homophobic Voters
Muppets Sever Ties with Chick-Fil-A

Los Angeles Book Club
Dark Places

Hunting Voters League
And the Gun Nuts Go Wild

Exercise Report
Walking Workout Tips

Homophobic Voters League
What Supporting Chick-Fil-A Does

HIV Talk
Stand for Human Health and Rights

Health Care Voters League
Disturbing News You’ll Want to Know About

The Tuesday Currents

The awesome Mexican salamander, or axolotl, we saw at the Science Center!
Here’s a bit of what I’ve been up to this week.


Listening to: Def Leppard mix

Eating: Pepperjack cheese

Drinking: Unsweetened tea

Reading: Dark Places by Gillian Flynn; Free Range Learning, by Laura Grace Weldon

Watching: Nothing this week; it’s just been too busy!

Wearing: Light blue t-shirt and pirate pants

Writing: blogs, novella edits (!), forum starters, daily deals, postcrossing postcards, journaling

Creating: A career as an author! Also: Medusa mask, Mexican mirrors, Lego drama and creations, painted pottery, and general doodles with Wood Sprite

Thinking: I’m on cloud nine. My first book will be available in November, right before my birthday! I also had the chance to see the axolotl salamander (see photo) at the Science Center, which is one of the first things I wrote about after becoming a full-time freelancer. It meant a lot of things to me, all of them positive.

Feeling: I am pretty much high on life right now. I dare you to make me frown. It ain’t gonna happen! I’m also feeling tired from my new walk-a-mile-a-day habit, which is only two days old.

Wanting: To shout out this news from the bottom of my lungs to every person I meet!

Needing: Hmmm… I don’t think I need anything at the moment. 🙂

Enjoying: The obvious!

Wondering: How many many people I’m going to annoy with my uninhibited elation and general giddiness…

and, the Weather: Hot as ever. The pumpkins are still taking off, but the rest of our garden is pretty much kaput.

This format comes from the blog CrazyBeautiful.

I Won the Spring Fling Contest at Changeling Press!

I still can’t believe it. My novella, Nobody Rides for Free, is being published at Changeling Press this fall! I am so honored and excited and my face hurts from smiling. You can see the blurb about the contest by clicking below and scrolling down half the page.

(Before clicking, keep in mind that Changeling is an erotic fiction company intended for adults only.)
Changeling Press: Spring Fling has TWO Winners! Razor: Sara Jay with Nobody Rides for Free

This marks the fourth writing contest I’ve won in about a year; I won the Jefferson County Library 14th Annual Poetry Contest this spring, as well as two contests in my Facebook writing groups, WordStew and In a Sentence. This, however, is the largest contest I’ve ever won, and it marks the begging of, forgive the cliche, the dream I’ve had since age six coming true. I’ve been a full-time working writer for several years now and can honestly say I’ve made a living and supported my family with my writing, and now I can also honestly say that I’m an author. A novelist. A writer coming to a Kindle near you!

I will keep a section on my blog devoted to my fiction soon; in the meantime, you can follow me at my new author Facebook page, Sara Jay, which is the name I will be using for my erotic supernatural romance.

Thank you so much for your continued support. I am so excited to share this journey with all of my friends, family, and readers. Who knows what’s in store next?

Take Action for the Animals

Below is a roundup of different actions you can take to help animals this week. Please visit and see if you’d like to make a difference.

Animal Sounds
Be a Voice for the Animals

Parenting Book Club
Parental Love Should Be Unconditional

Blue State Voters League
Progressive Actions to Take Today

Mom Loves Entertainment
Jack and Jill

Dolphins Now
Big Miracle

League of Parental Consent Voters
No More Magic Words