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Madeliaette's HERO blog is up and running. Well, done, my friend. It's a nice contribution.
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Ooh, thank you! I will have to go spread it around and see if I can get a few new readers to your blog!
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^Thank you!! Lupy sent me his latest contribution -- it's excellent as well. I will post it in about 5 days.

The blog is attracting several hundred readers per day and is closing in on 100,000 total visitors. RJ and Lupy's past contributions have received several thousand visits.

The list of 10-most-visited blog posts continues to surprise me. I report the list in the post, STATS ABOUT THIS BLOG, but it needs to be updated. Here's the top 10:

1. John Lennon
2. Rabbi Israel Spira (holocaust survivor)
3. Martin Luther King, Jr.
4. Pretty Boy Floyd
5. Drew Barrymore
6. Sherlock Holmes
7. Lucille Ball
8. Harry Potter
9. Jeremy Lin (basketball player)
10. Oprah Winfrey

A big thank you to all of you who read, comment, and contribute to the content of the HEROES blog. It's been a lot of fun. :)
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I read M's contribution last night. Great article! :thumbsup:
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Thanks - grin n bow - :blush:
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Very well done. It just makes me sick to my stomach to think of those poor people. :no:
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scottydog wrote:The list of 10-most-visited blog posts continues to surprise me. I report the list in the post, STATS ABOUT THIS BLOG, but it needs to be updated. Here's the top 10:

1. John Lennon
2. Rabbi Israel Spira (holocaust survivor)
3. Martin Luther King, Jr.
4. Pretty Boy Floyd
5. Drew Barrymore
6. Sherlock Holmes
7. Lucille Ball
8. Harry Potter
9. Jeremy Lin (basketball player)
10. Oprah Winfrey
That is kind of a strange list. Not that they aren't all interesting characters, but I have a hard time understanding Pretty Boy Floyd and Drew Barrymore getting more hits than Jesus or JFK. :D
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^I agree. I can't explain it, other than the possibility that there are tons of other websites devoted to Jesus and JFK as heroes, and less "competition" for people seeking info about Barrymore and Floyd as heroes.
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I shall have tor ead the John lennon post - I think that was written before I was rsl'd the feed.
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I move in silence with each step taken, snow falling round me like angels in flight.
Far in the distance is my wish under moonlight.

On my way home, I remember only good days.
On my way home, I remember all the best days.
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Heh. It's not often that Catbert gets burned. :D
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I should get along to the post at your blog and show appreciation for the comments that arose soon - I have been focussed on Dad, so a bit lazy minded... but I will get there soonly.... :P
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Lupy's latest heroes blog post will appear tomorrow morning. It's excellent and thought-provoking. :)
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I've posted a very short excerpt of my novel as my latest blog entry: http://nusseymagazine.com/abigailnussey/?p=503

Please feel free to comment, like usual. It's the first time I've put an excerpt up. :unsure: :loopy: :dance:
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scottydog wrote:Lupy and RJ, I'm thrilled that you both may be interested in writing another hero blog post. Any of you other writers out there are also welcome to be a guest blogger on my blog.

The blog is slowly evolving into more than just profiles of individual heroes, so feel free to write a commentary or thought-piece if you like. A profile of a hero is fine, too. I can't wait to see what you decide to write. :)
Would it be okay for me to someday submit a post about Salman Rushdie? I find him amazing and inspiring, both as a writer and a human being who lives with a fatwa on his head for the sin of saying the 'wrong' thing.
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Renie wrote: Would it be okay for me to someday submit a post about Salman Rushdie? I find him amazing and inspiring, both as a writer and a human being who lives with a fatwa on his head for the sin of saying the 'wrong' thing.
A post from you wound be wonderful, Renie. Rushdie is indeed a very courageous man whose story deserves to be told on my heroes blog. :D
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I'd love to read that.

I left a comment about your excerpt, Renie, but it's nothing you haven't heard before. :D
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RJDiogenes wrote:I'd love to read that.

I left a comment about your excerpt, Renie, but it's nothing you haven't heard before. :D
Woo-hoo! I'll wait on writing the Rushdie post until after I've finished MIDNIGHT'S CHILDREN and then THE SATANIC VERSES. I also need to do a boatload of research.

On the comment, thanks! :sweetlove: I feel like this version is much, much improved from the several-drafts-ago version you read, though hopefully it's retained my voice. If anything I've found the better writer I've become, the more clearly my voice comes through.
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I loved your excerpt, Renie. You are indeed a gifted writer.

Lupy's hero blog post is up -- check it out. It's really got me thinking once again about that fine line between heroism and villainy.
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^I know. In retrospect it started me thinking about individuals like Al Capone and the other prohibition crime bosses who the public seemed to be fascinated with.
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Great article on a very interesting phenomenon-- having respect for a worthy opponent seems like a lost art these days.
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scottydog wrote:I loved your excerpt, Renie. You are indeed a gifted writer.

Lupy's hero blog post is up -- check it out. It's really got me thinking once again about that fine line between heroism and villainy.
Thanks! :dance:

Lupy, fascinating post. I've lately been of the mind that whether military and political leaders are regarded a 'hero' or 'villain' depends on who's writing the history books. Case: my high school history teacher said FDR was a hero; my macro economics prof said he was a villain. :book: :conf: B)
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^Much like beauty, it's in the eye of the beholder, which is a major theme of our first heroes book. What really interests me is how our impressions of people evolve over time and across generations. Maybe as society matures, our ability to acquire a "simple understanding", as Lupy puts it, grows.
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That's assuming that society matures.... :lol:
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society as a whole mature? :conf: :no: doubtful.... BUT as for little pockets of individuals maturing and larning, adapting and changing - now that is possible!
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