Wednesday, October 01, 2008

A fellowship

I keep meaning to mention this, and then think I should wait, but now I'm thinking if I don't say something, I'll forget completely. The Louisiana Division of the Arts has kindly awarded me a Fellowship to support the completion of a collection of short stories. I got the news in late August; the awards ceremony is next week in Baton Rouge.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Vote for The Sula Foundation and help us win a grant

Some of you know that The Sula Foundation recently took in several dogs abandoned after Gustov, including three heartworm positive dogs. And many of you have sent donations to help cover their expenses. The good news is that several dogs now have new homes: Grover, Kaspar, Bandit, Bess, Sable and JP all have foster or permanent homes. Maude, the female bulldog, had to have a hernia repaired, but hopefully she and Harold will soon be in a foster home receiving their heartworm treatment. Even more exciting, we're talking with an organization that works with at-risk youth about teaming on some educational programs.

So, if you want to help out but don't have the cash, please vote for The Sula Foundation at The Animal Rescue Site's Shelter Challenge. You can vote everyday through December 14th, and they will be awarding $100,000 in grants based on the results. Just follow the link and type in The Sula Foundation and select LA for the state. Then follow the directions to vote.