Essays, opinions and rants

Cool Stuff

On Martha’s Vineyard outside some little store – unfortunately not one where the Obamas hang out
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.kjdellantonia.com – Happiness, families/parenting, work-life balance; I am positive we’d be buds if we lived close to each other.

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

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.motherwellmag.com– Parenting tales from all angles, for all ages. Deep, well-written and emotionally ranging snapshots.

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 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.

Suggestions for others to check out? Please advise.

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