Monthly Archives: October 2017

How easily do you get offended?

There’s obviously more important things in the world to worry about right now than if Cam Newton is sexist. Seriously? Are you kidding me right now?  Last night I watched the news to see what the fuss was about.  I sat there and watched Cam Newton’s Q & A and then it was over. I looked at Mr. E and said “I don’t get it what did he say that is getting all this attention?”

His intentions we’re not malicious, clearly playful and probably in his eyes true. Honestly I think he was little turned on. (Wait, wait was that offensive?) Don’t read what everyone is talking about go ahead and watch the conference for yourself.

Why is everyone so sensitive and offended by every single thing that is said these days?

It’s a bit crazy and annoying that people just can’t be who they want to be and everything has to be censored. If I was that reporter I would have come back with something also funny and playful. Come on people lighten up!

Take the poll and discuss.

 

NYT Bestselling Author Tess Gerritsen At Sawyer Free Library October 7

You may already be familiar with bestselling thriller author Tess Gerritsen, whose Rizzoli and Isles series boasts one of the most memorable teams in crime fiction – Boston PD Jane Rizzoli and Medical Examiner Maura Isles. Now, Gerritsen returns with  I KNOW A SECRET (A Ballantine Hardcover), her latest Rizzoli & Isles thriller which was released in August.

Tess will be on tour in Massachusetts from October 5 – 7 and is available for interviews:

Since 2001, when she first introduced readers to newly-minted Boston homicide police detective Jane Rizzoli in the The Surgeon, Gerritsen’s Rizzoli and Isles series has sold millions of copies of books in print, won the acclaim of fans and critics alike around the world and was the basis for TNT’s long-running hit TV show which starred Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander. 

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HOW YOU CAN HELP FUND MY MONARCH BUTTERFLY FILM!

I AM OVERJOYED TO SHARE THAT WE HAVE RAISED 1800.00 IN THE FIRST TWO DAYS OF “BEAUTY ON THE WING” ONLINE FUNDRAISER!!! MY DEEPEST THANKS  TO LAUREN M., DONNA STOMAN, PEGGY O’MALLEY, JOEY C, ELAINE M., CATHERINE RYAN, JOEANN HART, JANE PAZNIK BONDARIN AND ROBERT REDIS (BOTH FROM NEW YORK), AND ANONYMOUS PERSONS FOR THEIR GENEROUS HELP.  

Dear Friends,

Today I am excited to launch the online fundraising campaign for my documentary film Beauty on the Wing: Life Story of the Monarch Butterfly.

This film—more than five years in the making—chronicles the extraordinary story of the Monarch butterfly. Tiny creatures, each weighing less than a paperclip, journey thousands of miles from their northern breeding grounds, of which Cape Ann is an integral part, to the trans-volcanic mountaintops of central Mexico. The most magical thing is that their story unfolds in our own backyards, marshes, meadows, and fields. Beauty on the Wing reveals the interconnection between the butterfly’s habitat and wildflowers and the importance of conserving their ecosystems. The film is unique in that every stage of the butterfly’s life cycle is recorded in vibrant close-up in the wild, both on Cape Ann and in Mexico.

The current goal is to raise funds to create a 55-minute feature-length final cut to distribute to elementary schools nationwide. My fundraising partner is the nonprofit Filmmakers Collaborative and donations are tax deductible. Please consider donating what you can. No donation is too small ($5, $25, $100) and every dollar helps get us one step closer to completing the film.

DONATE HERE

Donors contributing over $5,000 will be listed in the credits as a film producer.

For more information, visit the film’s website here: Monarch Butterfly Film

For an overview of the film’s budget, please go here: Budget

Thank you so very much for your help.

With gratitude,

Kim Smith

Pure magic in the marsh this morning! For one moment, there were eight Monarchs on this single spray of Seaside Goldenrod.

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