Welcome to the April 26, 2009 edition of Everything Worth Reading. Amid a record-breaking amount of spam submissions from Farid and MoneyNing, I found a stellar group of posts. Thanks to everyone who contributed something that was not spam.
Here I was, thinking about cheese, and then I see this, which is much more than simply cheese.
Shannon presents 'Make It' - Spice up your Monday with fresh Gingerroot posted at The Daily Balance.
Cold Play, Bens Fold, AND ginger.
Ralph Sparkson presents Why I Love My Dog posted at Best Funny Dog Pictures, saying, "We got another dog about two years ago. It had been over ten years since our last dog, who died just before our daughter was born. With our new dog, we were lucky because our daughter has a small neighborhood business of caring for pets and that is how we found the dog we now love so much."
This one's for the animal lovers.
Matt Willard presents Duke Nukem Is Mantacular posted at Giant Robot Invasion!, saying, "A humor article written by a fictional character named "Badass McKenzie', who is convinced that the video game character Duke Nukem is the greatest man ever to exist."
Samir Bharadwaj presents Taking Stock of Your Life in Short Text Messages posted at Samir Bharadwaj dot Com, saying, "Taking stock of where you have come from and where you are heading is a required activity, a milestone along your continuing journey. Here is one way of going about it, and asking the right questions."
POST OF THE MONTH
Greg Laden presents How I learned to stop worrying and love the city. Three times. posted at Greg Laden's Blog.
Jennifer presents just jen: the coming technorenaissance: part i posted at just jen, saying, "A new age of art, science, and cultural production is emerging from the internet--and it can only be compared to the Renaissance--which is why I'm calling it the Technorenaissance."
Find out what it means to me. Or, actually, what it means to Jon.
Amanda Garcia presents Goodbye posted at Relateable Me, saying, "This is my favorite fictional story about a man who prefers to live in the delusion of others' mistakes instead face his own failures."
Now THAT's a great new word.
Jack Clifton presents Refinishing a Redwood Deck posted at How to Build a Deck, saying, "The problem with having a planter in the middle of a deck is that it completely chopped up the space and made the deck far less useful than it otherwise might have been. A six foot by six foot planter almost in the center of an otherwise flat wood deck that was about 20 feet by 28 feet in overall dimensions was little short of idiotic, but I guess that everything is in the eye of the beholder."
A how-to in personal narrative form. This is how to write and teach simultaneously.
Michael Cohen presents Differences Betwen Men And Women Catch Spouse Cheating posted at Differences Between Men And Women, saying, "How men and women view cheating differently."
If everyone would simply go by the dictionary definition, we wouldn't have a debacle.
I was hoping the title of this post meant that a single man would fall into my lap when I clicked the link. That didn't happen, but I did get to see a shirtless hunk. Oh, good writing, too.
Jim Murdoch presents Read, read, read and then read some more posted at The Truth About Lies, saying, "Newbie writers are usually encouraged to "read, read, read and then read some more," but just how much reading do your need to do to become a writer? Is reading overrated? Could you not get by watching a lot of tele?"
AdmirableIndia.com presents Bhilai to Raipur on bike: Chapter 3: Telibandha Talab, Raipur and Mahant Ghasi Das Memorial Museum, Raipur: Part 1 posted at AdmirableIndia.com.
GrrlScientist presents Land of the Lost Souls: My Life on the Streets posted at Living the Scientific Life, saying, "The homeless are everywhere in New York City. I run across them every day while riding public transit, while walking around the city and while using wireless in the public libraries. After a few conversations with homeless people, I've learned that most of them avoid shelters because of the risk of violent crime there. So where do they sleep? Where do they go to get a shower and clean clothes? Are all homeless people either crazy or crackheads? How did these people end up living on the streets in the first place? Don't they have families and friends? This is my review of a new book by Cadillac Man, who lived on the streets of NYC for 16 years."
Vanessa Wolf presents Confucius say: When glass eye fall in soup, remove with spoon posted at Wide Awake in Wonderland.
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