Tonight I am grateful for my son whom I love dearly. To celebrate his fourteenth birthday tomorrow, we are mountain biking on ruggedly beautiful Mammoth Mountain an ancient volcano lying beside the granite Eastern Sierras of California. The Sierra Nevada mountain range Ansel Adams photographed and John Muir wrote of and advocated to preserve. As I write, I sit beside my husband for whom I am very much thankful. I’d find it far more difficult to navigate life without him. Plus, he fathered our son.
Now that I’m blogging, I’ve befriended many mental health advocates who offer each other and me support. For that support and community, I am grateful. Many of the bloggers I’ve met online, both with and without mental health causes, are incredibly talented writers.
Tonight I focus on two particularly talented writer(s). They are:
- Lizzi the Considerer whose thoughtful blog, Considerings | Life in Silver Linings can be found at: http://summat2thinkon.wordpress.com/. Lizzi emanates love and compassion. She is brave and beautiful.
- Helena Hann-Basquiat, who in her own words, “dabbles in whatever she can get her hands into just to say that she has.” Her writing can be found on Amazon (at quite reasonable prices and well worth it for they are fabulously and artfully written) and on her blog. To learn more about this very interesting woman, please visit: http://helenahannbasquiat.wordpress.com/about
- Jessica B. Bell shares writing space with Helena, but you can find her work at: http://helenahannbasquiat.wordpress.com/jessica-bell/. Honestly, I’m surprised that she tolerates a blog URL without her name in the title. In her own words, “Jessica B. Bell is a writer of strange, dark fiction. She lives in a damp basement and writes her stories on musty old parchment by candlelight.” She and Helena cowrote The Best Medicine, which you can purchase on Amazon for less than one US dollar.
Finally, like my beloved son, husband and Lizzi, I love math(s). Lizzi is a Brit, thus the “s: for mathematics.