clay ball

clay ball
August 08
hello there! i am clay ball, a tiny visitor from the andromeda galaxy. you can read about my visit to earth at: adventuresofclayball. (just straightforward non-fiction about my travels in space, recipes, & motherhood-in-transit). now that i am back at home, i enjoy reading os to stay current on earthly matters. :) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ p.s.: is a government website to help you find healthcare coverage under the Affordable Care Act

Clay ball's Links

The Healing Blues Project, Greensboro, NC
Finland's symbol of equality & the importance of all children
Jimmy Carter's New Book:
Positive News
The Color of Justice
Wangari Maathai, the first environmentalist and first African woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize
Institute for Economics & Peace ~ Compared to other nations, the US has a major violence problem. Indicators include gun violence, extreme military spending, & overseas conflict...we all lose! Let's put ourselves on a healthier & more peaceful path.
Ron Finley:
Hans Rosling at TED
~~~ Annie Fox ~~~ help for parents, teachers, tweens, and teens...
Some Wonderful OS Posts...


Why the unprecedented growth in the gun industry? 


 "...peace is not only possible, but preferable to everything..."   

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We Love You -- Iran & Israel 

Georgia Winters posted the above video here on OS earlier today, sharing a message of love and hope from a young Israeli father and teacher who is saying no to war, and is asking the world to join in. … Read full post »

APRIL 17, 2011 12:14PM

HIV...forgotten but not gone?

 www.lovelife.chThe Right to Health is a fundamental human right, & includes "access to health-related education and information, including on sexual and reproductive health."   -The World Health Organization

Recently, I read a handful of heartfelt, beautifully written… Read full post »

"It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees."

So reads the inscription at the beginning of  Still Living on my Feet, aptly summing up the spirit and essence of this beautiful volume of poetry by Open Salon's Tichaona Chinyelu.


"Still Living on my Feet  


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 blue sky above

On December 10, 2010, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights turned 62 years old.  This unassuming yet powerful statement was born in the aftermath of the horrors of World War II, and still stands strong today.  It is the first universal statement of basic human rRead full post »

Quietly and without fanfare, the book-selling behemoth, Amazon, was able to get their intergalactic division up and running in late September ( I took this opportunity to order just one book from your lovely planet Earth, and that was:

On the Blue Ridge Line   

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AUGUST 14, 2010 4:12PM

hello there!


...well, here is my home page, at

Someday, I hope to keep blogging onward, but for  now, the reader in me is amazed & delighted to have found all of you wonderful writers here at OS! 

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