Blogathon for Pearlington

Friday, July 28, 2006

Unfortunate Change of Plans

Due to a sudden, unexpected death in my extended family, we're going to have to postpone the blogathon by one week. We're still going to do it, but it will now take place on Saturday, August 5 rather than on July 29.

We did want to do this on July 29 in conjunction with all of the other charity bloggers signed up with Blogathon 2006, but it's just not meant to be.

Have patience, please, and come back on August 5 for the 24-hour blogging.

And don't forget that you can still make a donation. There is a link on the righthand side of this blog for online donations. There is also a link to the University Baptist Church website where you will find an address for mailing in donations. Please remember to mark checks for Pearlington. The money collected will go toward purchasing building supplies for famies who lost their homes in Katrina.

Thursday, July 27, 2006

If I wake up early Sunday morning to talk about Pearlington and the tremendous needs there, is there anyone out there who will talk with me?

Thursday, July 20, 2006

We Love Pearlington!

I'll be telling a lot more about Pearlington next Saturday when we blog here for Blogathon 2006.

For now I just want you to get a little glimpse of Pearlmart, the old school gym that has been turned into a kind of survival center for the distribution of food and other necessities and for the coordination of volunteers.

If you look closely at the backboard to the basketball goal, you can see the flood line. This is how high the water got in the school during Katrina. It rose even higher in other parts of Pearlington. Now imagine an entire town--full of hopes, dreams, families, pets, life savings, and childhood treasures--washed away in all that water. That's Pearlington.

Come back next Saturday, July 29, for our 24-hour blogathon in support of Pearlington. And if you are able, please don't forget to make a donation. Funds collected through our blogathon will go to the University Baptist Church (Hattiesburg, MS) Pearlington Recovery Fund. You'll find a link to the church PayPal account for online donations in the sidebar of this blog.

Monday, July 17, 2006

You Say You Want To Blog Along With Us?

Here's what it involves:

1. leaving your information as a comment to this post;
2. deciding when you would like to blog and for how long. You can do one hour (that's two posts), two, three, four, five or six, and you can blog in sets, that is, commit to six hours that you'll do in two three-hour sets;
3. being willing to post on this blog rather than your own (though we will be putting your blog on our blogroll);
4. alerting you family, friends and fauna that this is serious business and you can't do anything until you've done your stint;
5. asking family and friends to supply you with only the finest beverages and snacks during this time and forever;
6. having an abiding interest in writing about anything during the blogathon. I will probably work on my long overdue paper from this past spring, or mayhap I will begin developing my syllabus for Mythology, The Secret Language .

Interested? Let us know!

Saturday, July 15, 2006


Welcome to Blogathon for Pearlington. Be sure to join us on July 29 when we participate in Blogathon 2006 to raise money for hurricane recovery efforts in Pearlington, MS.