Hello Everyone. Thanks for showing up on this fine sunny very cold Sunday.
Time to get off my own website and find out who is saying what.. It’s definitely warmer out in the heliosphere. There are so many smart, interesting, beautiful, and diverse websites, a regular treasure chest of subjects, issues, and fun. Here is where I have been,encouraging you to go for yourself, and let them know I boldly invited you to their place!
Want to thank Mindlessfloyd for the gift of my very first REBLOG last week! I’m new to this WordPress community, and really was so happy when I saw that.. Thank you.
First stop was Andrew’s View of the Week .
Andrew writes about his faith, his woodworking and marquetry (with great videos of the process), sea shanties, does literary criticism, makes so so jokes, and claims all this can change in a heartbeat because it’s his space …so get over there now!
What I want to speak about is his First Sunday of Last Week Chapter 1 Death and resurrection – A very detailed and articulate well written piece on Jesus entering Jerusalem from the perspective of confrontation with the domination system. Whatever your faith or nonfaith, this is a very thoughtful piece about ‘them and us’, applicable to so many social, political, spiritual, relationship situations. Have you ever considered what Pilate was doing ‘on the other side of town’ when Jesus rode into Jerusalem on the colt? Or if Pilate even lived in Jerusalem? Go read this. I’m going back to read it again.
Nancy, at Two Trails, One Road recently moved to Arizona. I love all things Arizona, have a few thousand of my own photos of Arizona, currently am working a plan to go home to Arizona. But Nancy’s photos are so much better than mine. Fresh Eyes! Shows off not only her skill as a photographer, but will have you making plans to visit wherever she has focused her lens . Must see is Spring in the Desert. She also travels into California and down to Mexico, and let me not forget the cruise she took on Valentine’s Day. Make sure you click on the three bars at the center top of her home page as they open into a well organized world of photo choices that are just splendid.
The Wayward Warrior is where Rob McShane offers for purchase his books, booklets, poetry and thoughts as his life unfolds. With a training in classical music, midwifery, sales, marketing, business management and consulting …you just may want to go see what he has birthed here, a site to offer and promote his creative work that is smooth and easy to navigate, and really gets the job done.
Donna George is enjoying her life. After thirty years as a buyer for a retail chain store, she is staying home in her beloved Wilmington NC, and sharing her knowledge and experienced expertise on fashion, lifestyle, and there is a reason she got the Versatile Blogger Award. Six Reasons To Celebrate Being A Night Owl digs into science and personal experience to show the differences between being an insomniac and being a person who is nocturnal. She articulates clearly the importance of finding our individual internal clock. Has a whole lot of positive things to say about staying up at night! If anyone is nagging you to call it a night…go read this article and stay up as long as you want.
What possible influence could a hunky thirty something weightlifter, international photographer, entrepreneur have on this wandering Grandmother trying to figure out blogging? Well, his name is James Clear and he wrote this article called Successful People Start Before They Feel Ready. Alot of other great things too, but this was my tipping point. His methodology is that he reads a very large number of books, over thirty a year and many of them are biographies, memoirs, health, or history about people and events. He then takes what he has learned, sources them to his readers expertly, and writes no nonsense, get off your ass and do your best life articles, which after reading stick in your head/heart/spirit until you can’t even think of not getting off your ass and doing your best life. I’m convinced the weightlifting, and travel contribute too. Reading his writings which he freely shares is a big part of why JoHannaMassey.com. exists. Thanks James.
Juliets Journal is serious thoughtful poetry with gorgeous graphics. I enjoyed The Beasts Run Free immensely .I also really thought Trust In Absentia expressed the phenomenon of instinct and trust for women succinctly. Her site is so visually and creatively organized for it’s impact on the person arriving, that I just don’t want to say anything other than go there.
Smiley Like I Mean It is writing a novel in the evenings, weekends, on his coffee breaks, and any other time he can carve out time. I visited some of those excerpts. I will tell you a little about Visiting the Monster. Begins as a well written graphic metaphoric description of Southwark, a section of London. Then the realization that it’s a metaphor but much more. It really is clear eyed graphic of what poverty and slums look, feel, smell, and taste like everywhere. And the words are so powerful you are there, and you want to know why. You are hoping that ole Smiley quits his day job soon, and writes full time so he gets this story finished and you can buy the book.
I just met Noirfifre from the Poetry 201 Class through WordPress. She likes Jane Austina and History, but I’ll let her tell you about herself:
As a romantic person, I often gush about love, lust, attraction and these memories in poetry. As a trained history student, I explain Slavery, Protest, War and many other amazing historical account. As a reader, I will share quotes and articles from wiser minds. As a movie lover, a thinker, a being: I share general tidbits which move me to excitement or anger but I do not write on every topic underneath the sun. I specialize in love Poetry and some Historical Content[whatever vibrates my heart].
I read this piece she did this week about Justin Timberlake titled Animal What Is It and knew I was coming to visit her this Sunday!
Melissa is from Maine and moved to her husbands homeland of Ireland. To a place called the Inis Mor, the Aran Islands. They are building a family business around this farm, and I like being there. They are writing about their garden, what goes on in the kitchen…would love to have dinner with them, but will make the orzo salad from their site this very afternoon several thousand miles away; so could you! Melissa is in the best place for wool and cloth and shows off her skills for what to do with it. Go visit this family having their very best adventure!
That is it for this week. Hope to see and hear form you soon.