Sunday, September 9, 2012
See how faithful I've been to In Case You Missed It? Almost two months now.
Because I believe in it, love it, want the world to hear of the wonder I've found. (I was a great girlfriend.)
Here's the choicest of what was out on the internet this week:
--Carl Sagan's Pale Blue Dot, set to whimsical animation, from BrainPickings; a free weekly interestingness digest. It comes out on Sundays and offers the best articles. "... To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we’ve ever known."
--There are some blogs that become like a daily devotional, a habit that begins your day the way a cup of coffee does. For me, that's Smacksy. I've been following Smacksy for over three years now, because of posts like this one: The Mayor of Afton Place. As you read, you can't help but think that the power of a prayer is that it simply exists. (Lisa-FYI, I could do with about 64 more of these vignettes. Thank you)
--The Listen To Your Mother Show videos are here! Click on that link and you will be told how you can access alllllllllllllll the videos of the LTYM shows. Listen To Your Mother is a national series of live readings by local writers in celebration of Mother's Day, performed in ten cities in all. I'm telling you - each and every single story read, a treasure. "...the LTYMShow YouTube channel will boast over 200 stories–each unique iterations on mothering, daughters/mothers, and a few sons/fathers too! Digest each story slowly over time, or take a weekend with your sisters (biological or chosen) and make a marathon of them."
--One of my dearest friends, Suniverse, has teamed up with a fellow funny lady, The Bearded Iris, to host the motherload of Craft Contests. I'm not crafty. Not in the definition hands on creation sense. I'm crafty like figuring out another way to get out of doing things I don't like to do. But making something from nothing or something from anything that will impress someone? Not a chance. BUT if you are gifted in the Martha Stewart sense, please stop over at Suniverse's and see the entry guidelines here. (*supercool plus: some cool judges involved. See who they are.)
Have a good Monday, everyone. We still have some time before winter. Soak it all in.