The End is Near (and we deserve it). . . . Bacon Coffin

You get a slice of life. The Bacontrepreneurs have this bacon coffin for those who would like a slice in death.

Well, I suppose jihadis would never disturb your final resting place…. And if you buy it now, you can take a page from the Kiss Coffin and use it as a beer cooler.

Blogs and Articles in No Particular Order

For quite some time, the publishing industry has been going the way of Kodak and the music industry. Hear that bell tolling? The Big Six don’t. Good thing best selling author Kristen Lamb is on top of this as Microsoft now weds with Barnes & Noble in a move that makes traditional publishing obsolete. A must read for authors. Big Six Publishing is Dead–Welcome the Massive Three

Brace yourselves. If you’re not moved by this, don’t bother checking your pulse. You don’t have one. . . . On Good Friday, 5-month old Avery was diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (“SMA”), the number one genetic killer of babies under the age of two in the US. Avery’s parents spent several days in shock, and then got busy working to give their daughter the fullest life she could have. They made Avery’s Bucket List and posted it online to raise awareness of SMA. Then they set to work checking it off. Taste a cupcake, play with Playdoh, go to a ballgame, and so much more. But mostly, Avery and her parents are making millions of people aware of SMA.

Avery’s last smile.

Avery’s motto? Whatever I bring to life, because I don’t have time to wait for life to bring anything to me. Avery passed away in her parents’ arms on April 30. Click here to find out how much this little girl accomplished in twenty-two weeks, and how you can help in the fight against SMA. Avery’s Bucket List

To lighten up a bit, we can always count on the seemingly endless wit of Paige Kellerman. Whether or not you share her horror of health food, this post is funny. Farmer’s Market

Ellie Soderstrom brightens our day, as well, with Hilarious Old Ads. Yes, I actually remember a couple of them.

Every bit as interesting as the horses, but in a very different way, the Kentucky Derby brings all manner of hats out of the woodwork. Don’t Get Poked! — Kentucky Derby Hats Gallery

Tiffany A. White brings out the Oooo! Factor with this week’s Why It’s Worth a Watch Wednesday. Can Sex Mend a Broken Relationship?

Fantastic Twitter advice from Author Kait Nolan. 10 Things Writers Shouldn’t Say in a DM

Teen Girl Petitions Seventeen Magazine to Stop Airbrushing Models. You go, girl!

I love having teens in the house. My son turned me on to the Ultimate Rap Battles of History, and I ended up watching these things for half an hour.

Would you want a bacon coffin? Would you use it as a beer cooler? How about one of those hats?

All the best to all of you for bringing a slice to life.

Piper Bayard