I made some changes to the blog that I wanted to point out. I added Soul Patches to the Blogs of Interest. Michelle has great writing on it. I find many of her entries to be insightful, wry and funny. It's one of my regular reads. Check it out.
I also added a Financial section of links. I'll add more as I find useful ones. My five-year debt reduction plan is still on track despite my recent illness.
I also updated the link for Rantings & Ravings of An Insane Writer. Jean moved her blog to a new address (and also changed the name slightly) and I don't want to miss reading her. I went through all the other links on my page and made sure they still work. I removed one that didn't. I try to check all the links at least once a month.
And in the Change the World section, I added Doctors Without Borders, another worthy charity. A friend asked me if I donate to all these charities. Unfortunately I can't afford to give to all of them all the time, but I do try to give to at least one of them each month. My five and ten dollar donations might not do a lot, but think if we all gave that much. I know that there is probably waste and dishonesty in each of these charities -- after all, they're ran by people, and people are flawed -- but they all have excellent records and are out there on the front lines trying to make this world a better place. Please give what you can.
I had a good Easter. I called my sibs and talked to the ones I could reach. Otherwise I didn't do too much.
Tonight my friend Crystal and I discussed a shared world book that I've been mulling over for a while. If you're not familiar with the term "shared world," basically a group of writers get together and tell several different stories that take place in the same location and share many of the same characters. Thieves World is one of the most famous of the shared world anthologies. Crystal and I talked over a few ideas and made some notes. We'll see what we can do with it, but I think it's a good idea.
And that's the updates for tonight.