One & Done Sunday #22

Hey. It’s One & Done Sunday. One picture, and five (if you do math creatively) links that are worth your time.

Here’s your picture.

Photo: Elizabeth Cooper

Isn’t it amazing? It is a direct result of today’s first link.

Author/blogger Roni Loren was recently sued for using a photo on her blog without permission. The fact that she credited the photographer turned out to be irrelevant, and that was news to most of us in the blogosphere. This week, Kristen Lamb rallied her WANA troops to create a safe place for bloggers to share photos for the express purpose of using them on their blogs. Check out the details here. I’m most grateful for this resource because, let’s face it: if someone sues me I can pretty much only pay them in dirty laundry and dust bunnies. That’s probably not going to be okay.

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In that realm of pictures and permissions, there’s an event that happened that I really wish I had pictures from but I don’t because I didn’t go. It was the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award in Canada, honoring, among others, theater director Des McAnuff, of Tommy and Jersey Boys fame. Des has a habit of taking the majority of our show’s band away with him to play events such as these. We do the show in their absence with other talented musicians and give them a hard time when they return.

But this time they got to meet Rush and play on stage with Pete Townshend, and frankly, I’m not speaking to them anymore. Neil Peart, drummer for Rush, mentions the event in his blog post: Where Words Fail, Music Speaks.

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I love Betty Londergan. She’s a Heifer volunteer and is traversing the globe looking in on many of their projects. Heifer is an amazing organization- the real deal. They don’t give handouts; they teach people how to be self-sufficient, help their neighbors, and be responsible to the planet. Reading her blog always feeds my soul. This post is simply a collection of amazing pictures that she took in her trip to Romania: La Revedere, Romania!

While you’re there, she has a whole series of recent posts on Heifer work right here in America, in the Appalachians, and my current favorite is Bikers for Broccoli.

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Matt Lambros is a photographer in New York who has a blog solely devoted to “photographic documentation of years of decay and neglect in some of America’s greatest theaters.” His blog is called After The Final Curtain, and here is a short history and some really cool pictures of the dilapidated Shore Theater on Coney Island.

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A great post by Deborah Bryan about clearing: The Imperfect Art of Letting Go

Happy Sunday.

One and Done Sunday #14

Hey. It’s One & Done Sunday. I’m actually on a one & done Sunday schedule again. Cool.

I took this picture months ago at work (at the old job). They were putting in these defibrillator stations and, apparently, it is done in stages.

This would be the Lysol stage. That’s the bathroom right behind it, so I guess it’s not wildly inappropriate.

I’ve tagged some links from posts that I’ve enjoyed and even though they weren’t all put out this week, here they are.

First off, if you’ve ever been around midtown New York, I’m willing to bet my overtime paycheck that you have seen the Dan Smith Will Teach You Guitar ads. They’re plastered up everywhere. There are more Dan Smith ads than there are trash cans. Or mail boxes. Or Famous Ray’s. Even more than Starbuck’s.

There’s an electrician in our business to whom someone made the comment that he looks like Dan Smith.

Which he doesn’t.

But then he made this. Randy Zaibek Will Teach You. . . and I howled. Every time I go back to it, it’s funnier.

A post on gratitude, and why one man runs. Run to Be Fit.

For writers, Kristen Lamb’s Seven Deadly Sins of Prologues.

Christine at QuasiAgitato’s post on, as I like to call it, what the hell happened? Plan Z. For those of us who were planning on being far too famous to have kids.

You probably have said something like this to a child at some point, and this guy made art about it. Deny Designs.

An old post, but SUPER frickin’ cool! A hand-knit skeleton.

Happy Sunday.