Essays, opinions and rants

Cool Stuff

BLOGS, ETC.

www.brainpickings.org – Thought pieces inspired by and filled with excerpts from the writings of esteemed thinkers of the last several hundred years. You’ll need some time to really absorb what’s on your screen.

www.thedebutanteball.com— Debut writers on their journeys, among other writerly items.

www.onbeing.org – Multi-media extravaganza of life-deepening thought provocation.

www.peopleIwanttopunchinthethroat.com – Hysterical perspectives, as well as great advice for new bloggers.

www.joncarrollprose.com  – Life musings from retired columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle. I have 20-year-old hard copies of my favorite columns of his filed in my office drawers.

www.dooce.com – Sporadic, wide-ranging and delightful bitchy slices of life, profanely fun writing.

www.blogs.herald.com/dave_barrys_blog/ – Dave Barry is a god. The Jimmy Page of humor writing. Maybe even the Jimi Hendrix. This site has stuff by other people too but is very Dave-centric.

www.smittenkitchen.com – The photography, food and tongue-in-cheek writing are so damn fabulous. There’s a black-bean spaghetti-squash taco recipe that has entered my all-time top 20, the first time a new dish has appeared on that list in a decade.

www.theuglyvolvo.com – Super funny lady with little kids.

Suggestions for others to check out? Please advise.

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