Going to Africa – Thumbs up Thursday

I recently befriended a woman who has the goal of working as a doctor in Africa when she finishes university. Honestly, I find this awesome and I feel like there should be more people in the world like this remarkable person. The sheer amount of selflessness required to do something like this is, in today’s world, very hard to find in a person. This woman is going to give up years of her life for the sole purpose of making the lives of the less fortunate better. I am giving a thumbs up to this young lady and all others like her or aspiring to be like her. We need more people like this in the world.

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Indigenous Peoples – Thumbs up Thursday

Today, I am giving a thumbs up to every person involved in getting indigenous peoples around the world treated as equals.

As many know, there have been horrible and disturbing things done to indigenous peoples, some include: Canada’s Residential Schools, hunting indigenous peoples for sport, trying to justify the mass murder of numerous indigenous peoples, et cetera.

I believe that we should not dwell on the past, but instead, need to be reminded of our mistakes so that we may learn from them. So here’s both of my thumbs held high for the people battling for the fair treatment of indigenous peoples.

Christopher Tolkien – Memorial Monday

One literary figure that is often forgotten when it comes to fantasy work is Christopher Tolkien. This man compiled much of J.R.R. Tolkien’s (Christopher’s father) writings and produced the books we now know and love: Unfinished Tales, The Silmarillion, etc.

Christopher also edited a lot of his father’s books and helped bring to life the world of Middle Earth. Good job, sir.

2011 Japanese Tsunami – Thumbs up Thursday

A little over a year ago there was a tremendous earthquake off the coast of Japan. This earthquake caused a 23 foot tall tsunami that changed the lives of many. It was reported that there were 15,839 dead, 5,950 injured, and 3,642 missing.

Today, I am giving a huge thumbs up to every person, country, and organization involved in the rescue, recovery, and rehabilitation of the people and places that were devastated by the earthquake and tsunami.

The Versatile Blog Award – Thanks to Jay Rando

Firstly, I have been nominated for the Versatile Blog Award by Jay Rando. Thanks a lot Jay, I take it to heart. Here is the link to Jay’s inspiring and truly enlightening blog – www.jayrando.wordpress.com

 

Here are the rules to the awards:
Thank the person who nominated you and link back to them when you create a post on the award.
Share 7 things about yourself.
Pass the award on to 15 people you know who have a blog that you follow and enjoy.
Contact those people that you have nominated.

 

Secondly, here are seven things about myself:
1. I love the television show The Big Bang Theory.
2. I love historic/epic/fantasy books and movies.
3. I enjoy video games but seldom play them.
4. I am here to make mistakes.
5. I believe that it is much more productive to be positive than to be negative.
6. I find social protocol seldom rewarding.
7. My favourite number is seven.

 

Lastly, here are the blogs that I am nominating (good job guys!):
1. Jay Rando – http://jayrando.wordpress.com/
2. Doctor Quack – http://doctorquack.wordpress.com/
3. Vilipend – http://vilipend.wordpress.com/
4. Western Influence – http://mythreefeet.wordpress.com/
5. Perpetual Ramblings – http://perpetualramblings.wordpress.com/
6. Rational Absurdity – http://rationalabsurdity.wordpress.com/
7. From the Looney Bin – http://fromthelooneybin.wordpress.com/
8. Elle Feeney – http://ellefeeney.com/
9. The Pipe Smoker – http://thepipesmoker.wordpress.com/
10. Keithy Bob – http://keithybob.wordpress.com/
11. Hear Here – http://hunterfunk.wordpress.com/
12. The Western Influence – http://canadiancowboy.wordpress.com/
13. Culture Capital – http://culture-capital-blog.com/
14. Life in the Boomer Lane – http://lifeintheboomerlane.wordpress.com/
15. About Pipes – http://aboutpipes.wordpress.com/