What a week on the internet: I've been all wrapped up watching the dizzying spiral that Hurricane Sandy is--though it's a cool graphic, I know so many of you on the East Coast, and have got you on my mind.
I'll be checking on twitter for your updates, and sitting here, with you all in my heart.
So, prepare, batten up **or down** and take care.
For some good reading stuffs, here you are. The In Case You Missed It Best of the Internet:
--Hilarious, deep, and the queen of the turn of phrase, Shari of Earth Mother Just Means I'm Dusty, with a tale of Sandy, and tights, and sandy tights. "Forget Sandy, I'm losing my tights," click over and see for yourself, she's an easy woman to fall in love with.
--Do you know Erin of I'm Gonna Kill Him? I've been reading her steadily for over three years--she has that kind of talent. I love her honesty, about her domestic attempts--and fails--and her truths about this mothering gig. What she writes is sisterwife stuff; serious get-the-date-on-the-calendar I think I wanna marry her. Her video up today, about taking the kids to the park, is smirkable funny. And she does the park just the way I used to. (did I come here with three? or just two? I can't remember ...) Also: bonus--her About Page is something I like to read over and over.
--From Jennie, of A Lady In France, on a topic that took all the courage in her to write about. I can say this, because I know her. And by the comments left on her post, it was a dangerous subject for her to put out there. Jennie, with The Reverse Prejudice.
--My beautiful friend, Vikki, writes at Aiming Low with me. I love all the regular contributors at Aiming Low, but it's no secret V is one of my favorites. She keeps a personal blog, Up Popped A Fox, and posted this past week with a piece that was a clear view into her life: her words left me speechless and moved me to tears. Beneath a Cloudless Sky, filled with words that are as beautiful as the title--telling us how she keeps going in a world that tries to stop you. (loved this so much ...)
Read. Share your links. Tell about the good stuff you find on the internet.
**STAY SAFE MY EAST COAST GANG!!
**I have to say thank you to all of you, for reading "Red Flags." I received an email from someone thanking me, and I hope to at least have put a seed of understanding of how very complicated Domestic Violence is. Let's have love and empathy for the victims, not wagging heads of how it would never happen to them.