Announcing Martie Coetser-Pozyn
Martie Coetser-Pozyn is a force to be reckoned with, and also my dear friend from South Africa.
She is fiercely intelligent, passionate, diligent and endearingly direct. She writes with a visceral in your face style while wearing her heart on her literary sleeve.
I was thrilled to see Martie's first article in a series about current events in South Africa published on Sunday. Check out her post as you have the time. I am forever reminded of our universality across the miles.
I'm also greatly looking forward to following this series, which will publish every Sunday.
The humble opinion of an ordinary white, female, and by the way, middle-aged South African.
In Martie's own words:
"Since 2010 the articles I published in Hubpages have been read by thousands from all over the world. The series "Photo tours of South Africa" has given me the 'nickname' SAA (South Africa's Ambassador), and has led to the request that I write more about current events in South Africa...
“...I’ve decided to be only myself while writing about events that capture my interest, and by airing my personal opinions as they come to my mind. I am very aware of the fact that I am only an ordinary white, middle-aged, female, perceiving reality from a specific perspective..."
There is nothing ordinary about you, dear Martie. Thank you for demonstrating this quote from Voltaire, you included in your post...
"I do not agree with what you have to say, but I'll defend to the death your right to say it." (Voltaire)
Hot off the press
As if she could read my mind, the talented Sannel Larson has illustrated and published her second coloring book for Adult Relaxation.
While I loved the theme of Teatime Pastimes in her first coloring book, the second theme promises to be an instant favorite, Whimsical Cute Animals with Flowers and Gardens.
Here are links to both books, for you or someone on your gift list:
Click either image to view and/or purchase via amazon.com
A final note
I was thrilled to learn that Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. I agree this is a "bold gesture to expand the definition of literature" by the Swedish Academy.
Why Bob Dylan's Nobel Prize is the best thing that can happen to the book world
I appreciate the humility in this quotation and the vastness of Bob Dylan's book of songs.
"It's not me. It's the songs. I'm just the postman. I deliver the songs..." Bob Dylan
While impossible to identify a favorite song by Bob Dylan, "Blowin in the Wind" seems like a fitting choice to share here with you:
Until next week, wishing you a balance of curiosity and relaxation,
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