Published 11 February, 2007
family & friends , general , life , personal , Women
Well, after a long hiatus I finally bring you another offering from the fine editors at bestblog.
Have you ever wondered what went on inside the mind of a young woman? Well, Abby over at the Mennogirl blog has decided to give us a glimpse into just that.
Abby is a current Chicago resident who has dedicated her blog to the purpose of self expression. As she says:
I don’t tend to write about much beyond the random thoughts that enter my head, so if you are looking for consistently amazing writing, biting social commentary, deep personal revelations you might want to look elsewhere. But if you are up for some randomness with a bit of dorkiness and a twist of wit, welcome.
Indeed, the writings of mennogirl are rather random but still quite engaging and personable. So for a bit of dorky randomness (in a good way) check out Mennogirl.
In light of it being the day commonly known as Christmas Eve I thought it would be appropriate to bring you a family oriented best blog. So in that spirit I am happy to present to you Joni Ruhs.
Joni is a stay-at-home mom who has, as she puts it, “lots of thoughts on lots of things.” This, thankfully, is something that works to our benefit for Joni manages to blog away the daily trials and joys of family life (as well as her own personal thoughts) with more than sufficient humor, candor, and insight. One of my own personal favorites was Joni’s musings on the issue of teaching Santa to children.
So to satisfy the family-oriented part of all of us I would encourage checking out Joni Ruhs, yet another honoree in our December Blog a day.
photo, “Merry Christmas-From Me & My Tree”, by Kate McElwee.
A Fool and His Words Are Soon Parted
Tim, the author of A Fool and His Words Are Soon Parted, isn’t foolish. Like most court jesters, he just tells it like he sees it. Turns out, he has wise and interesting things to say about technology, parenting, books, and, my favorite, career limiting moments (CLMs).
(Saturday morning blogroll found Tim while scrolling through tags for “vacation.” Turns out, there’s a lot more to Tim than just that.)
It’s unusual to find a blog that’s a tribute to a parent. Rarer still, a tribute to a parent who was a very good poet. Here’s that exceedingly rare blog: Words of My Father. Words of My Father is very simple: every few days, the son posts one of his father’s poems, poems he discovered after his father died.
I wish the son would say more about the father, who seems to have been the kind of man who wore a suit and was a business traveler like lots of other men — the kind of man who probably didn’t say very much about what he noticed and felt. Except it turns out he wrote poems.
They’re good poems. I especially like the one about the statute of Christopher Columbus. And Raisins. Some of them are funny, and some of them are a little sad. As the father says, “knowledge/is/sadness.”
If you have a chance today, stop by and tell Jonathan (the author of this blog) he’s a fine man and a good son, and then enjoy his father’s poems.
And Happy Father’s Day (yes, I know, it’s a day early!) to all you fathers out there.
Published 28 March, 2006
family & friends , people , personal
This is a charming blog following a very down-to-earth family through the daily chores. Sounds great right? Well, trust me it is. I'm not a fan of blogs that are essentially like a teenagers diary ("we did this, I kissed him, we went shopping"), but this blog also follows the story of a pregnancy.
A few days ago we learnt that the baby is (probably) a girl. It's rather exciting!
Published 23 January, 2006
family & friends , general
Unlucky In Blogs
Why Photo? He should really be Funny Steve. If your are not blogging from work, at least read his blog from work. ROTFL.