Posts Tagged ‘Links’

I finally updated two features of this blog today: First, the list of links, and second, my book lists on Goodreads, which appears in the sidebar along with the links. 

I simplified the links to three categories: First, the blogroll proper; second, other sites where I may be found; third, websites I particularly like that aren’t blogs. I think I have included all the blogs I’m currently reading through Feedly. *crosses fingers*

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Nancy Johnston, who blogs for my local paper, tells us what she learned from AmazonFail.

Neil Gaiman recommended this analysis via Twitter.

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Do you read Head Butler? I get his recommendations by email.  This morning I read yesterday’s offering and thought, “That’s Severus Snape all over”.  Read his review of Teacher of the Year by Lawrence Meyers–pay special attention to the excerpt from the book–and tell me that’s not a real-life Snape in the classroom.

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From author Brendan Myers, “How to fight bad books“, specifically bad books about the ancient Celts, their druids, and their religions.

From Havi Brooks, habits educator (and her partner Selma the duck), a wonderful series of blog posts on blogging.  (I’ve linked to the most recent post as of today, which contains links to the earlier entries.)  Her motto is, “Blogging is therapy you don’t have to pay for.”

From Donald Grayston, a deeply moving article about his pilgrimage in the footsteps of Thomas Merton in Asia and his encounter with Chadral Rinpoche, the hermit lama whom Merton considered taking as a teacher.  (Thanks to Bernie Simon for the link.)

Photo courtesy of photohome.com

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“On the edge….”

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If you don’t usually read Wil Wheaton, don’t miss this entry at his blog. I shouted “Die, Wesley, die!” with the rest of the fandom when I was a know-it-all twenty-something, but the reinvented Wil Wheaton, husband and father, writer and occasional actor, is a pretty cool dude.

Snopes.com confirms that the world’s most scathing obituary for a private person is actually a real obit written about a real woman by one of her daughters. Whoa.  I think I’m secretly envious of the writer’s nerve.

In case you’ve ever wondered, MentalFloss.com relates “The Early History of LEGO”. (But please, don’t squeeze the Charmin call them “Legos”.)

MF also offers this fascinating article on a photo series about an abandoned hospital where patients who died alone, their bodies unclaimed, were cremated and stored in copper canisters. Touching and creepy at the same time.

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