Happy Week-end! Week-ends in August are always Great!
Friday was a busy day for Clay Aiken. He was all around, meeting and talking to the people of his district.
The day started with a tweet from Team Clay:
Then, another picture and message from Instagram:
Do you know Margaret Maron? According to Amazon:
MARGARET MARON is the author of twenty-seven novels and two collections of short stories. Winner of several major American awards for mysteries (Edgar, Agatha, Anthony, Macavity), her works are on the reading lists of various courses in contemporary Southern literature and have been translated into 15 languages. She has served as president of Sisters in Crime, the American Crime Writers League, and Mystery Writers of America. Visit her at www.MargaretMaron.com.
A native Tar Heel, she still lives on her family’s century farm a few miles southeast of Raleigh, the setting for Bootlegger’s Daughter, which is numbered among the 100 Favorite Mysteries of the Century as selected by the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association…
Ms.Maron has been a vocal supporter of Clay Aiken during the campaign. Yesterday, she wrote a lovely short article about Clay:
To understand why I support Clay Aikin for the House of Representative, this is from Wikipedia: ‘Clay Aiken makes it clear that he is aware not everyone shares his religious beliefs and it is not his intention to press these beliefs on others. When he worked as a camp counselor at the YMCA, he challenged other camp faculty by insisting that singing “overtly Christian songs” was inappropriate, as some of the kids were Jewish. “I stood firm… no child is going to have a spiritual crisis on my watch.” His public philosophy, geared towards inclusion and service to others, reflects his stance that decisions about religion should be made at home.’
Wouldn’t it be lovely if the whole House had this philosophy of inclusion and service and respect for others?
Thank you, Ms Maron, for speaking so beautifully about Clay. If you want to know more about this lovely lady, you can read more about her and the many award winning books she has written at MARON
Nancy Miller Martin wrote a short blog about Clay at bluenc. I especially liked this section of her blog:
….The first people I saw when I went into the ballroom were people I have known for a long time. They are friends of my bother and also friends and big supporters of Clay. One of them was telling me that for the longest time they couldn’t believe or figure out why Brad had such phenomenal numbers in his wins. (his words). When he told me what they had figured out I knew Clay could do that too. It’s amazing to see someone come on the scene in politics and win so many people over so fast. After he made his speech and walked back down to the floor, he was mobbed again. In a crowd like that, you need to win people over, but with his charisma, that’s not a problem. They loved him. Everywhere he goes, the people love him.
I didn’t stay long, but I stayed long enough to meet Parker….
I hope you will visit the site and read the entire blog. Martin makes you relax when you read her blog. You can read it at BLUENC
We started with a tweet and we will end with one from the end of the day.