22 January 2012

New Weekly Discussion

The second Weekly Discussion for the week of 23-29 JAN is now posted. This week we are discussing school's rights to pass out religious materials as inspired by the current North Carolina incident. The whole situation brings up questions about religious discrimination, separation of church and state, and what it takes to trigger internal investigations at schools when confronted with concerns from parents. Be sure to stop by and add your thoughts today! (Guests and members alike can comment!)

If you did not get a chance to participate in last week's Weekly Discussion, you can now find it under the News & Politics board with the title "Christianity Under Attack? (Past Weekly Discussion)."


18 January 2012

Site & Forums on Strike

For today only the forums and site will be joining in on the SOPA Strike to petition against SOPA and related legislation that threatens current American rights concerning privacy and freedom of speech. The forums will be in maintenance mode and the site's main page will automatically redirect you to the SOPA Strike page.

For more information about the strike, see the SOPA Strike. For more information on SOPA and related legislation and the impact they will have on Americans' internet use, see the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

Be sure to make your voice heard today and stop internet censorship! If you have a website, join in on the strike today! Call or write to your local representatives. Stand up and defend your rights! All it takes is one vote one too many to take away your freedoms. Make sure no votes are made on your behalf to take away your rights!


15 January 2012

New Weekly Discussions!

For the week of 16 through 22 January, the forums is beginning our Weekly Discussions. These discussions take place from Monday through Sunday with new discussions posted on Sunday nights. These discussions may be on any number of topics and are posted in the General board so that both members and guests may participate during the week. At the end of the week, the title of the thread will be changed and the thread moved to the appropriate board as necessary to make room for the new discussions, so if you miss a week, you can still participate in past discussions.

For our first Weekly Discussion we are going to discuss a comment made by a primary elections candidate referencing religious matters. Be sure to check out the new discussion and add your thoughts today!

Also, if you have some suggestions for future Weekly Discussion topics, please stop by the suggestion thread and post a reply with your ideas!

Can't wait to hear what you have to say!


13 January 2012

Quick Apology

As I was going through and making some minor updates, I noticed that a handful of images did not transfer over during the update awhile back. They are all fixed now. However, I want to say sorry for any inconvenience you may have experienced as a result. Also, the sitemap was a bit outdated. It is now updated to accurately reflect the current pages and site structure.

If you run across any other problems while using the site, please be sure to let me know so I can fix it immediately!


11 January 2012

+1 Buttons to Share Pages

For those of you who use Google+ and want to share Messages in the Moonlight (or any of the pages), you can now find the +1 button right next to the AddThis Share buttons. So please be sure to add pages you'd like to share with friends, family, and anyone else in your Google+ circles! (And if you don't use Google+, check the "more" option on the share button to see what other social networks and websites you can share our pages with!)

On a less interesting note, the copyright years have been updated to reflect the new calendar year. Yay!


01 January 2012

Evy's New Tutoring Service

Happy New Year everyone! I don't know about everyone else, but I am so happy to have finally said goodbye to 2011 and hello to 2012! I know I said I would not hound you with updates about non-Messages in the Moonlight news after the HubPages plug. Well, I'm not plugging HubPages this time, and, as before, I'll only bug you with it once. ;)

I've recently started a new tutoring service through WyzAnt in the Colorado Springs metropolitan area. Although the service is aimed at my local area, I am also willing to offer sessions online. I offer flexible pricing in such cases. I also insist on offering a free first session. During the first session, the student and I will get to know one another to determine if we will make a good learning match and cover:

~Expections of each other
~Subject material problem areas
~Required textbooks (if applicable)
~Short- and long-term goals
~And any other concerns

My focus is on English, grammar, and writing, but I offer other subject areas too. I am currently certified to tutor ACT English, ACT Reading, American History, Anatomy, ASVAB, Biology, English, Grammar, HTML, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Psychology, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, World History, and Writing. If you need tutoring or coaching in other areas, please let me know and I can point you in the direction of other wonderful WyzAnt tutors!

If you or someone you know is in need of a tutor in the above listed subjects, please stop by http://www.wyzant.com/Tutors/evylynrose and send me a message there! (Note: For this service, I go by the name Jennifer.)