Wednesday, September 28, 2011


Let me preface this post by saying, the blog that I'm about to share with you is not a NEPA Blog, but the most recent post there ties in with NEPA as you'll see below....

What is PostSecret?

PostSecret is an ongoing community art project where people mail in their secrets anonymously on one side of a homemade postcard. New "secrets" are posted every Sunday early in the morning. If you are so inclined, you can submit a new secret via the following snail mail address: 13345 Copper Ridge Rd Germantown, Maryland 20874. You can visit the blog going to

Personally, I've been following this blog since approximately 2005. The online community has grown tremendously and Frank Warren has published 4 books with people's secrets. He is an advocate for suicide prevention and has teamed up with 1-800-Suicide to raise awareness and funds for the cause.

The secrets every week are a mashup of all different topics. Some controversial in nature, some comical, others about love. You never know what you are going to get (much like the swath of blogs we feature here). Sometimes there is a theme to the postcards secrets selected that week. For example, On Sunday, 9/11/11, most of the secrets carried a somber theme in remembrance of that tragic day 10 years ago. The secrets that were posted last Sunday (9/25/11) included the below post card.

I hope that showing this does not offend anyone as that is not my intention (especially those of you who have lost loved ones in 9/11). You simply cannot compare one tragic event with another. Suffering, no matter the circumstances, is not a contest to be won. I just wanted to bring attention to the fact that NEPA was represented on the PostSecret Blog this week.

My family lost 3 homes in this month's flood in Pennsylvania. I feel guilty for thinking that you can't bring the 9/11 victims back, but you can help the ones suffering right now from the flooding in Pennsylvania.

If I may say so myself, we need all of the help we can get right now. While the major river flooding is over, there is much clean-up to be done from well as the renewed threat of flash flooding with the heavy rains this week. I also want to reiterate that we have a Blog Post dedicated to Giving/Receiving help for flood victims and potential volunteer opportunities. CLICK HERE to view the most recent information. I try to update the list as soon as I get new information. If you have any tips on where new donation drives are being held or know of somewhere that needs volunteers that we do not have on the list....please email with the info, and we will update accordingly.

Stay safe AND DRY out there NEPA!


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