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Folks, it’s been quite a year!
I know that it’s only April, but it would seem that 2020 is trying to throw everything at us right now. From the various storms to record flooding and wildfires, and now this pandemic, it seems that Mother Earth is just sick of our shit.
I know it’s been a minute since my last post but the school year has started and this means coming home exhausted and passing out. For those who don’t know, my day-job is a preschool teacher. The pay is ok but the schedule is very flexible so it works for my acting and writing schedule right now.
My kids are 2- and 3-years old so they’re getting used to the idea that school isn’t a bad place, and that mommy and daddy come back. But anyways, I just wanted to post quickly to say that if you’re in Baltimore, check out the Baltimore Book Festival and the Baltimore Comic Con this weekend. I’ll be around at the book festival, and I’ve got tickets to the opening of Charm Kitty Café so I’m excited about that.
Starting tomorrow, I’ll be doing another week of reposts on my Instagram, so check that out.
This is one of my favorite holidays, as I get to spend it with family, friends and great food. Seriously, I love my grandmother’s cooking. I could only hope to be able to make it when I’m on my own.
I just want to say how thankful I am for all the above mentioned, and you guys! Seriously, I really appreciate every visit, read and comment that I get here and/or on social media. I love the conversations we get into.
Also, I want to give a special thank you to my Brasilian readers! America is 1st but Brasil is 2nd in viewership and I couldn’t be more appreciative!
So I just want to say, “Obrigado por todo o carinho. Eu fico muito feliz!” (I’d gotten help with the translation so please let me know if I didn’t say it right.)
Today I had the chance to chat with Thunder E, founder of Booredatwork. Fresh off a business trip, we talked about his favorites to review, the joys and pain of running a small business and about how I need to see Interstellar in IMAX.
For more information, visit booredatwork.com
This breaks my heart.
For #WriterWednesday, instead of me posting about something I’m doing, I’d like you guys to read this and follow the call to action at the end. Post your thoughts below.
I had the pleasure of chatting with Gina Miller from the ASPCA about their No Pet Store Puppies pledge. As animal advocates, it was important to outline what puppy mills are, the dangers of them and what it means buying puppies from pet stores. You can find out more about taking the pledge at nopetstorepuppies.com and more about the ASPCA at aspca.org.
A couple of months ago, Maryland’s governor, Martin O’Malley, had signed HB 73/SB 247, which undoes the 2012 ruling that pit bulls and pit bull mixes were “inherently dangerous.”
As you could imagine, this is a huge victory for dog owners, many of which were faced with choosing their home over their beloved family pet. There was always room for an owner—of any breed—to be sued if their dog had attacked and bitten a person, but the 2012 ruling had targeted pit bulls owners specifically, and stated that the owner’s landlord could also be sued.