- Firstly, of course, are the readers who support the vision of Ordinary by returning to both blogs again and again and who encourage continued research and writing through their comments and, delightfully, through occasional offers of help.
- Secondly, were it not for the kind folks at Blogger, this blog would not be possible. They provide the software and the servers absolutely free to most of us. I give gratitude for their service and commitment to keeping the Internet free and available to absolutely everyone.
- Jim at Tips for New Bloggers and Greenlava of Blogger Central, both give generously of their precious time to write hundreds of instructional articles to help the web-challenged among us. Through them I learned how to build a three-column blog (TfNB) and how to make the menu that points to this page (BC), and to the "About," "Ordinary Heroes," and "Copyright" pages. Don't be surprised if you see more acknowledgements of their guidance as time goes by. Update 12/28/10: So many people were adding their own tabs to their blogs, that Blogger finally gave us "Pages" and tabs to link to them. Sometime this last year, Blogger also gave us the ability to design our blog layout, including the use of three columns. I suspect the assistance so many of us received from Jim and Greenlava had something to do with that.
- Webweaver provided a dandy little code generator with easy-to-follow instructions for making a copyright notice that automatically updates every year--an invaluable time saver come New Year's Day.
- Wanda of What Would Wanda Do?, whose blog informs and nourishes me in so many ways, posted a quote from the Dalai Lama On December 26, 2010, in I learn a lot from my cats. Deeply moved and inspired, I changed my blog description to "Imagine the world without anger, without greed." Nothing so exemplifies the world of Ordinary as that clear vision. To emphasize the importance of the vision, I added those words, in bold font, to my blog synopsis as well.
Imagine the world without anger, without greed. We have the power, the tools, the skills and the resources right now to build a peaceful world, where people live in harmony with the Earth and each other. This blog explores ways we are doing just that, one post, one change, one day at a time. Join me. Tell your stories. Ask for help. Spread your ideas for making the vision real and, well, ordinary.
This post is updated periodically, and not nearly often enough, to acknowledge the kindness and support of others whose moral, spiritual, emotional and technical support make the blog possible.
Last updated: 12/28/10.
We make peace in a million small ways every day.
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