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