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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