Canary in a Coal Mine – Our big push to the finish line

From Jen (who has ME) and Kiran, makers of the upcoming feature length film about those living with the invisible illness ME/CFS: Canary in a Coal Mine:

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Daily we are moved by the support and embrace of this film, by all the messages, words of support and the stories you’ve shared.

Thanks to that support, we’ve raised a tremendous fraction of our budget through the power of the crowd, far more than we ever imagined. At $159,417, and with one week left, we are in striking distance of our goal!

We just wanted to answer some questions about our budget. Even when we were aiming for our first $50,000, some wondered why we needed even that much to make a feature-length film. Why are we now shooting for four times that goal?
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Kicking Back And Crocheting

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Pioneer Becky Doll

Good morning, all. Today’s post is going to be on a light note, with lots of pictures to fill it out. I’ve mentioned before that I suffer from a number of chronic illnesses, including Fibromyalgia, Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, Thyroid Disease, GERD. and many more. Unfortunately, they leave me in constant pain, day and night. Things have been a little rough lately, and I’m feeling pretty exhausted. So, to get back to the light note, I’m going to tell you about one of my favorite hobbies: crocheting. Continue reading

Words Come in Many Sizes

Hi Folks. Glad you came by. It’s my birthday today, so thanks for sharing it with me. In return, I’d like to share a couple of things with you.

First, I’m hard at work writing a novel. Throughout a good part of my adult life I’ve wished that I could simply stay at home and write. Well, I couldn’t, because I was a single mom of three kids. We were on our own since they were all under five years of age, and I had to work to support us. As they got older, I did spend time in the evenings writing, but honestly, I let too much of life distract me. Excuses aside, time passed, my children grew up, my career got more demanding. Continue reading