Sunday, February 28, 2010

EWR: Man Alive! It's Twenty-Five!

Welcome to the February 28, 2010 edition of Everything Worth Reading. Enjoy posts about all different stuff from anecdotes to poetry.

Madeleine Begun Kane presents Fight Firewalls With Kindle posted at Mad Kane's Humor Blog.

Terry Anzaldi presents Mortified Oblivion posted at The Liminal State.

Simpsonsparadox presents Of Other Days posted at Simpson's Paradox.

Greg Laden presents Our Conversations Are Like a Cold Fruit Salad on a Dusty, Hot, Summer Day posted at Quiche Moraine.

Yeah they are!

Arian Adams presents My Dog, My Hero posted at The Dumbass Chronicles, saying, "This is the tale of my mischievous youth as told through the eyes of my dog. Give it a read, you'll feel better about yourself ."

What's that word again? The one that means finding happiness in other people's pain?

Jessk presents On Dying. posted at Jessk Is It.

Scott Lee presents What Brought Scott Out of Slumber? posted at Scott Free Thinking.

john c erianne presents iDon'tPad, YouPad? posted at Diary of a Mad Editor.

Missy Frye presents Strengthening my Verbs a Guest Post by Janet Morris Grimes posted at Incurable Disease of Writing, saying, "As a writer on a quest to discover Publishment, Janet Morris Grimes had to let go of whatever held her back, beginning with spineless verbs."

Sandy Ackers presents My Muse Strangles Me posted at Strangling My Muse: Struggling to Live a Creative Life in a Stressful World.

Whatever happened to the glory of slackerdom?

old-wizard presents Top 10 Worst Things People Say posted at

Laura Grace Weldon presents The Beauty of Ordinary People posted at Laura Grace Weldon, saying, "Daily simple acts by wonderfully ordinary people may go unnoticed and uncelebrated, but they hold our world together."

Ordinary People is also a book in 9th Grade curriculum as well as a movie starring Donald Sutherland about a kid who tries to commit suicide. Probably not relevant here.

Peta Jinnath Andersen presents Reading YA: Are Fast-Paced Novels Engaging? posted at *Insert Literary Blog Name Here*, saying, "In recent years, there’s been a lot of chatter about attention spans. Increased television watching among preteens has been blamed for a rise in ADD/ADHD. Parents are encouraged to read to younger children, or get older kids reading as a first step in engaging their minds. But what if the books we so blithely hand around don’t engage? What if they’re too fast, too short, too thoughtless?"

Robert Terrell presents galactic dreamers ? haiku posted at the existential poet, saying, "The Existential Poet Blog contains my original haiku poetry. I maintain a strict form, the 5-7-5 syllable structure, which suits my poetic creativity very well. I write about all sorts of subjects, with an existential (human feelings) attitude. Many of my haiku have seasonal references, and many focus on inner states of being. And, I love moon haiku!"

Sarah Clark presents Sarah...Phenomenally: Life...unrequited? posted at Sarah...Phenomenally.

Yvaine presents Too Much Snow posted at My Vanilla Nook, saying, "Snow is good but you can only take so much."

Which means snow is bad, right?

swagat presents tasting your own medicine posted at Its all in here.

Words2Words presents Déjà Vu in Dreams posted at Dreamer - Dream analysis., saying, "Examining the feeling of Deja Vu and its connections to dreams."

cs presents Acid Attacks and Real Nightmares posted at Cold SnapDragon.

Jim Murdoch presents Poetry as self-medication posted at The Truth About Lies, saying, "Is poetry your drug of choice? Would you wonder if your doctor prescribed a course of poetry rather than a bottle of pills? There's no denying that both reading and writing poetry can make you feel better but is poetry therapy worth a second look?"

Belle presents Happy Tree Tapping and Sap Collecting! posted at Homesteaderbelle's Blog.

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Sunday, January 31, 2010

EWR: Twenty Four Evermore

Welcome to the January 31, 2010 edition of Everything Worth Reading. A quick plea to Blog Carnival: can we please find a way to crack down on the spammers? Seriously, I had 83 submissions, and half were spammers. Ugh! In the words of that old lady in the Monty Python skit, I don't like spam! For all you non-spammers, thanks for a great bunch of posts.

anto.patterson presents Singapore: We're Gonna Be Cougar Town Baby! posted at HelloMissPatterson.

Khan Ben presents Chic Resolutions posted at Women Weblog, saying, "This year, resolve to get your chic together."

Andy Hayes presents Epic Travel Alters Your Perspective posted at Sharing Travel Experiences, saying, "Take a vacation. A long one. It might just change your life."

Sweepy Jean presents What Men Can Get Away With That Women Can?t posted at Sweepy Jean Explores the (Webby) World, saying, "Although everything I wrote is true, this is meant to be satirical!"

That's the definition of satire, no?

Darryl Lepik presents I Can Remember When.... posted at For Dads Only.


Howling Duck Ranch presents Searching for that 1% posted at Howling Duck Ranch, saying, "20+ months ago I quit my job with a goal of learning to provide all my own food. This is the story of my first successful moose hunt!"

conditional cognition
presents Feeling the Breeze: Dreadless posted at conditional cognition, saying, "After nine years of growing dreadlocks, I’m back to where I started: bald. This post recounts some of my experiences as a dread, from DC to the OC."

Graham Phoenix presents Travel is in my Blood posted at Earth Pilgrim, saying, "Where my lust for travelling came from."

Madeleine Begun Kane presents We Don't Think We Can Dance, But We Do It Anyway posted at Mad Kane's Humor Blog.

Jim Murdoch presents Reimagining the wedge posted at The Truth About Lies, saying, "Do women write female poetry? Could you pick up a piece of writing and tell the gender of the author? Is it important? Should it make a difference? As long as marketing exists books will always be targeted and the most obvious demographic split is between males and females. So are we ever going to get to a point where it doesn’t matter? If the gender divide something that will always exist can we find a way to stop thinking about it as a bad thing?"

Cyclops4415 presents Jason's Warped TV: Mama's Family Parody posted at Jason's Warped TV, saying, "My parody of "Mama's Family"."

karen alonge presents postcards from nowhere: You say "Narcissist" like it's a bad thing! posted at postcards from nowhere.

Steve Chasey presents South Bank of the Thames posted at S&S Travel the Long Way Round, saying, "My wife and I are gearing up for a 6-month round the world trip. We just got back from the UK where we had a chance to practice our travel blogging chops!"

Steven and Debra presents The END TIMES Hoax: Airline Passenger Profiling: Why Not Do It Yourself (DIY)? posted at The END TIMES Hoax, saying, "Would you get on a plane with this guy?"

Good question.

JennH presents The Farewell (Part One) posted at Mixed

Sarah Clark presents Stupid Products: Kidz Bop posted at The Mother Load.

Peta Jinnath Andersen presents Book Love and the Kindle – A Match Made in Purgatory? posted at *Insert Literary Blog Name Here*, saying, "With the proliferation of e-readers such as the Kindle, book borrowing may soon go the way of cheap, non-Starbuckian coffee. Borrowing books is an important part of the zeitgeist. And while borrowing a book from a library or swapping one online may be a simple matter, borrowing a book from a friend is an essential process. Libraries and book swaps are impersonal. But borrowing from a friend? There’s an element of recommendation, a shared love of books and genres and particular authors."

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Sunday, December 27, 2009

EWR: 23, It's A Movie and a Blog Post

(FYI: The movie starred Jim Carrey and made me completely loony for a solid week. Moving on. )

Welcome to the December 27, 2009 edition of Everything Worth Reading. Whoo-hoo! Last post of the year, and of the decade! My heart leapt with joy as I read through the linkage, finding some really hot stuff. Then it sank when it got into the spam, business, and how-to (really, Gracie, it's not gonna happen). Then it rose once more with tales of lard and beer. Ah, it's the little things, isn't it?

Jim Murdoch presents Haiku and its related forms: an introductory essay posted at The Truth About Lies, saying, "Haiku has become increasingly popular in recent years. On the surface it's a simple form of poetry but thousands of words have been written about what an acceptable haiku is and most of these begin with a discussion of whether the number of syllables makes any difference in an English haiku. This essay is no different. It begins by asking that question and then discusses the fundamentals of writing haiku followed by an extensive glossary and many links."

Phillip Jeffers presents The Suffering of Modern Travelled Youth ? by Oliver Mitchell posted at The Global Guru articles & travel blog.

Susan Gaissert
presents The Tragedy of the Birthers posted at My Political Side, saying, "This is something I felt passionate about, and I very much enjoyed writing the piece."

Ryan Murphy
presents Forever will we climb the monkey bars posted at Eleven Degrees North.

Madeleine Begun Kane
presents It Is Hereby Resolved (New Year?s Resolution Humor) posted at Mad Kane's Humor Blog.

presents LACK OF SLEEP posted at Gomerville.


Shaun Duke presents Why Avatar Will Suck, and Everyone Will See It Anyway posted at The World in the Satin Bag.

Post Of The Month. Because of an Awesome Title.

Chris presents Analyzing The James T. Kirk Fighting Method posted at Martial Development.

Um? Yeah, this is about Star Trek without really being about Star Trek.

A Markle
presents About Death and Housekeeping posted at Andrew Markle.

I thought housekeeping was death. We'll never know. I kept this in because I thought it would be a good read only to find that the link is 404'd. Dangit! A Markle, resubmit!

C. J. Stegall-Evans
presents Writing and the Art of Procrastination posted at Writing as a Sacred Art.

Walter J. Shumate
presents DeBloWriMo Day 3 - A Little Bit Fruity posted at, saying, "A humorous essay as to why I like fruitcake."

Fruitcake is fun.

Seth Plummer
presents The State of Now: Is Beauty in the Eye of the Beholder? posted at Cranky Commentary, saying, "Any and all correspondence and critiques are welcome and encouraged."

presents Consumed By Collective Fear posted at axel g.

Howling Mad Jay
presents Holiday movie time posted at The World's Greatest Blog. Better

Off Dead references!!!

Tim Smith
presents The Beer Tree posted at NADMIT.COM.

A tree? You can grow beer? Really? Almost Post of the Month because, no, you can't grow beer.

Annette Bagley-Martin
presents Lard Cookies posted at Cheese In My Hair.

From post title to blog title, this is so wrong that it's right.

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Sunday, November 29, 2009

EWR: No One's Blue At 22

Welcome to the November 29, 2009 edition of Everything Worth Reading. I am actually not hung over this morning even though I drank last night, and so your carnival is on time. Wow! It's been a while. Thanks to all who contributed; this month is quite a trip.

Sidhusaaheb presents Televised War: A Story Within A Story posted at I, Me, Myself.

Katy Unitek presents Historic Energy Legislation - Boots on the Roof posted at Boots On The Roof.

Not like a cat on a hot tin roof.

Kerry Dexter presents Music Road: reflections with Maura O'Connell posted at Music Road.

Jim Murdoch presents Where are all the poetical prodigies? posted at The Truth About Lies, saying, "Music has its Mozarts, art its Picassos but what about poetry? Where are all the poetical prodigies? What is there about the nature of poetry that stops youngsters creating works of genius? There have been young poets in the past who have been successful, a few have even become successful as adults but they're very much the exceptions. Is it simply lack of life experience or is there more holding them back?"

Madeleine Begun Kane presents Office Party Follies posted at Mad Kane's Humor Blog.

Remember Elaine's dancing? Yeah, good times.

Post Of The Month!
Kallen Johnstone
presents The bastard stole my shoes! posted at The Rambling Journey, saying, "An amusing story that took place on my recent trip to Japan..."

The Beatles and Japan. Good mix.

Christopher Brooks presents Very Top Five... Ways to name a chemical element posted at Very Top Five Blog, saying, "After studying the periodic table of elements, as I am wont to do, I noticed that scientists are often very lazy when it comes to names. There are only five different ways of naming elements! Could be handy knowlwdge if you ever happen to discover a new one..."

Clumanium. Bizarniam. Plinc. Klonk. This is fun.

Sarah Clark presents The Mother Load: Your kids are trying to kill you. True story! posted at The Mother Load.

Pooja Nair presents The Triumph of Hope Over Despair posted at Istroller's Diary.

Michelle Bell presents Marriage, or why I really really want same sex couples to be able to marry. posted at The Gaytheists, saying, "Why I support gay marriage, and why anyone who has a slightly modern relationship and enjoys it should, too."

Every now and then, I let the politics slip in. Especially when I agree. Especially when it's on a blog by a gaytheist. I like new madeup words.

Lucynda Riley presents The Crazy Neighbor Strikes Again posted at Quietly Into the Night. What do you do when a neighbor sets fire to a towel and throws it into your backyard?

Lucynda, you should try lighting a bag of dog crap on fire and leaving it on the porch. That's what works in the movies.

john c erianne presents I?m Busy Writing, So Leave Me Alone, Chris Baty! posted at Diary of a Mad Editor.

Marcus Hochstadt presents Reflecting And Celebrating The Fall Of The Berlin Wall posted at The Germany Blog, saying, "The Berlin Wall left a major mark on German life. 20 years after the Fall of the Berlin Wall, Germans gathered at the Brandenberg Gate to reflect on the impact and celebrated the collapse of the Wall."

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Saturday, October 31, 2009

EWR: We Can Finally Drink Legally At 21!

Welcome to the October 25, 2009 edition of Everything Worth Reading. This month's edition is a little shorter than the others. That's okay, though. It's jam-packed with good reads. Check 'em out.

Surbhi Bhatia presents The Blair Witch Project posted at The Viewspaper » The Viewspaper.

Lynette Marchiano presents Top 10 Free Open Courseware Classes on Pregnancy and Early Childhood posted at ultrasound tech school.

Rodney Sutton presents Uh...I Thought You Took Care Of That! posted at Happy Hog Speaks!.

Lucynda Riley presents My Skirt around my hips and Enikk between them posted at The Alien Princess.

john c erianne presents Damning With Faint Praise posted at Diary of a Mad Editor.

Richard Shelmerdine presents Some Random Haiku Poems « posted at Richard Shelmerdine.

Post Of The Month!
Madeleine Begun Kane presents The Price Of Facebook Friendship posted at Mad Kane's Humor Blog.

Lisa Illichmann presents Lisa Illichmann » Busy Bees posted at Lisa Illichmann, saying, "As a young girl, I dreamt of big business and fame and fortune. Unfortunately, I still had a few lessons to learn before I could go that path. Fortunately, I learned them. :-)"

Elisha Webster Emerson presents Healthcare: My Private Politic posted at My Inconvenient Body, saying, "My personal experiences with our current health care industry."

Lucynda Riley presents Concrete in a Gas Tank posted at Lucynda Riley.

Jim Murdoch presents Wanted: a home for used poems posted at The Truth About Lies, saying, "How many times do you read submission guidelines and discover that they only want new poems? Most of the time. But why? There are so many magazines and e-zines on the go and most of them don't have the greatest readerships so what is the chance of people chancing upon your poem in both places? And if they did, would that be such a bad thing? And what counts as published anyway? If there is no chance of rejection does publication count? And what does one do with all these used poems then?"

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Monday, September 28, 2009

EWR: Roaring 20

Welcome to the September 27, 2009 edition of Everything Worth Reading.

Susan Howe presents 7 Lies About Pirates You Learned From Movies posted at Star Costumes Blog.


Kerry Dexter presents work of autumn: music posted at Music Road.

Justin D presents posted at The Dark Grin, saying, "Enjoy some of my best writing... laughing about my struggles!"

nubia presents project art poetica » i ran like a rat with pearl in her mouth posted at project art poetica.

Aspirant presents Four Dead in Ohio posted at Ravings of an Aspirant and a Wikiphiliac.

Malaika presents I get my best sex from Craigslist posted at Back to the drawing board.

It's gotta come from somewhere.

Tiffany Colter presents Tiffany Colter's Fiction: A Face in the Shadow Part 1 Chapter 1 posted at Tiffany Colter's Fiction, saying, "A Face in the Shadow is a full length novel by author Tiffany Colter.
Is her life finally falling into place or about to fall apart? On the edge of happiness there is a face in the shadow. Someone is killing young women in Woodhaven. And now he has his eyes on Rachel. Rachel is a woman wise in the ways of the world and confident in her own abilities. She has a take charge attitude and ambition on overdrive. If only she was as wise in affairs of the heart. Thanks to her mom’s matchmaking two men pull her in different directions. Drew is handsome, charming and successful. He doesn’t want to change Rachel but loves her for who she is. Curtis is down to earth with boyish charm. He is determined to win Rachel and show her love isn’t about proving who you are but rather being who you are."

Gabriel presents - Identifying Crazy Women posted at How To Attract Women, saying, "For guys in the dating scene, it is best to avoid women who are crazy."

I know this is a How To, but I've given time to the posts about crazy men, so this inclusion is only fair.

Toni presents A Grandfather's Love posted at Wifely Steps.

Madeleine Begun Kane presents Working Stiffed posted at Mad Kane's Humor Blog.

Amanda Garcia presents Martha's House posted at Relateable Me, saying, "Her broken world of squalor and insanity suddenly looked more appealing than my heart."

Mauzzie presents Daffodil Day posted at Ponderer.

John presents Vulture Awareness Day: Vultures I Would Like to See posted at A DC Birding Blog.

I couldn't not include this post. Vultures are cool. I'm saying that only because I fear them.

Deanna Mavis presents Boys & Food posted at Gathering Orange, saying, "I'm a college freshman at the University of Miami trying to share my experiences with the world!"

Leah L Burton presents Leaving on a Jet Plane? posted at God's Own Party?.

Melissa Hedding presents Siblings and Spouses posted at Finds For Families, saying, "So many things go into making a marriage tick. Here's some info about an angle we don't often consider in our marriages."

Scientific Living presents Why Diet Matters (Iron Filings Found in Cereal) posted at Scientific Living, saying, "Iron filings intentionally added in cereals (why you should care about your diet)."

Does that make me magnetic?

Jon Chambers presents Conformity (Article) posted at The Mind Of Jon.

jeanroy presents The meaning of “Freedom” posted at Cherry·Vomit My Life Outloud & In Transition.

Cherry vomit? This stuff just gets better and better.

SVB presents Should You Quit School Because You’re Brilliant? posted at The Digerati Life, saying, "Should you quit school?"

SlapStikSix presents Dairy of a semi-retired Paperboy posted at I'm Bloginit!, saying, "A post about my experiences as a paperboy, I quit to some extent, hence the title "Diary of a semi-retired paperboy".

Mike presents The Simple Pleasures of Toast and Strawberry Jam posted at Writers Anonymous, saying, "Sometimes life gets overwhelming, and it's nice to just take a few moments and relax, taking pleasure in some of life's simpler pleasures."

Lisa Illichmann presents Lisa Illichmann » Me and the Mountain posted at Lisa Illichmann, saying, "A short story about me, my mountain bike and a mountain."

Harpreet Kaur presents Love and Flowers posted at Love Poems, Love Stories, love Tips, Flirting, Long Distance Love, saying, "Flowers and Love"

I wonder what this post will be about.

Tim King presents :-p :^) to Prospective Employers J. Timothy King's Blog posted at J. Timothy King's Blog, saying, "A humorous rant on the way that our employers manipulate us, and how we let them get away with it!"

Greg Laden presents The Mystery of The Returned Outboard Motor : Greg Laden's Blog posted at Greg Laden's Blog.

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Monday, August 31, 2009

EWR: The 19th

Welcome to the August 30, 2009 edition of Everything Worth Reading. Once again, I'm a day late. Once again, I blame it on the booze. To make up for the lateness, I've cut down on the sarcasm. Enjoy.

Mauzzie presents She posted at Ponderer.

Now this is very cool.

Quentin Sherman presents The Wanderer posted at The Playgroup.

Caution--graphics may make you dizzy!

Jon Chambers presents Why Can't a Left and Right Wing Sustain Flight? (Article) posted at The Mind Of Jon.

Kerry Dexter presents Gretchen Peters: One to the Heart, One to the Head posted at Music Road.

Lena presents As We Grow Up Things Change posted at The Colors Magazine.

108Stylez presents Apparantly women can multiply and enlarge stuff. posted at JeRaze Kicks Ass!.

Yes, of course we can

Glowing Face Man presents My Anime Story posted at Glowing Face Man: Awaken the Badass Within, saying, "The amazing and true story of how Japanese animation changed my life"

Mike presents A Bird in Hand (or The Rescue!) posted at Writers Anonymous, saying, "A true story about how inspiration can be found in any small act of kindness."

Madeleine Begun Kane presents Satirical Blind Date Contract posted at Mad Kane's Humor Blog.


Dean Davis presents Beautiful Man, Ugly Stranger posted at WORLD SAVING RANTS, saying, ""It may have been an unorthodox way to ask a stranger for the time, but it struck me how orthodox it was to assume that an unkempt man is out to steal...""

Richard Shelmerdine presents Taoism 30 day experiment posted at Richard Shelmerdine.

Eldon Sarte presents This is My Night Job posted at, saying, "Writing is everything. Or is it? Sometimes, even with the best laid plans, it needs to take second place. Temporarily at least."

Marjorie Morgan presents Jessica Watson posted at GO! Girls Outdoors, saying, "this is the profile of Jessica, who wants to become the youngest person to sail solo around the world at the age of 16 - a young girl with the spirit of adventure!"

P presents Chef Gordon Ramsay on In-N-Out Burger posted at Book of Randomness.

I've been to In-N-Out once in Vegas and they made me a bun with veggies and sauce without the meat upon request. Good people.

Greg Laden presents The loudness of coffee shops : Greg Laden's Blog posted at Greg Laden's Blog.
"Why are you banging the muffins?" HAHAHHAHHAAAAA. Pure genius, Greg. That makes you the writer of our Post of the Month!

Kizie presents Hawaii paradise on earth posted at Kizie blog.

Ah, Hawaii. How I miss it so.

Jim Murdoch presents Son of So who in their right mind writes a sequel? posted at The Truth About Lies, saying, "Scottish author Jim Murdoch introduces his new novel 'Stranger than Fiction' in which the hero of his first novel is once again pitted against the personification of truth."

I do believe Stranger Than Fiction was also another book as well as a movie, but I could be very, very wrong. Read the post and prove me wrong please.

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