This week has seemed a lot longer than it probably was. 🙂 But I’m ready for the countdown…lol. Now, if I can just get through the rest of the day.

Fighting Dragons is going well. I’m about 4-5k away from being done. I should be getting most of that done over the weekend, even though I plan on finally overhauling my website. If that happens, and it works (since I’m going to learn how to do it all myself instead of relying on others to do it for me) my blog will probably be moving, but don’t change your bookmarks yet. I’ll definitely post if that happens or not. 🙂

Been sneaking in a little writing on a couple of other stories as well as FD, just to give myself a little break from that story.

Oh, I normally don’t get political or anything like that on my blog, but I have to announce the news. Finally, the Matthew Shepherd and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act passed and will be on its way to President Obama to be signed. It expands the hate crimes bill to include any crimes against people because of their sexual orientation. Matthew Shepherd was a gay college student killed eleven years ago in Wyoming for being gay. James Byrd Jr. was an African-American man who was killed by white supremacists in Texas in 1998 as well. Both murders were gut-wrenchingly horrific. Both the Shepherd and Byrd families deserve our thanks for presevering though all the long years of struggling to get this bill passed. And thank you to all those Congressmen and women who voted for this bill, though I might want to say, it should have been passed much sooner, but at least you did it right this time.

I hope you all have a great Friday and a wonderful weekend.

7 Responses “T.G.I.F…”

  1. Rhonda says:

    I couln't agree more that it should have passed a long time ago.

    Yummy eye candy!

    Great news about your writing!

    TA, have a wonderful weekend!

  2. Kathy K says:

    That's wonderful … too bad ~ and very sad ~ that behaving toward others the way we would like to be treated has to be legislated.
    Sometimes I despair of civilization.

    On another note, Whoo Hoo on nearing the end of Fighting Dragons… I better sit down and dig the first two out of my TBR!

    Have a great weekend TA.

  3. Anonymous says:

    It is sad that we need to fight for that. Isn't it a given?


  4. Melissa Bradley says:

    I'm with you that this should have passed long ago, but it is done, finally, and I couldn't be happier. Glad to hear you got some writing done, can't wait for FD and your other creations. Have a great weekend!

  5. Max says:

    You are right T.A. It was about time they did this. Hate should never be allowed or excused. Isn't it funny though, at one point we are all americans and then we go with the hyphenated thing? African-america, Asian-american… etc? It seems we are kinda forgetting the way this country was founded… our fore fathers left their own countries and came here becasue they could be free from being attacked and prosecuted because of their differences… and now it is us doing it to our fellow americans.

  6. Jambrea says:

    Woohoo! I'm SO glad that passed. I know I signed something for that not too long ago!

    Have a great weekend and happy writing!

  7. Jen says:

    I agree 100% – it's great it's finally getting it's chance to pass – but it should have always been included in the hate crimes bill.

    Great news about your writing! 🙂

    Excited about your website info.

    Great eye candy!!!! lol

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