Sunday, January 24, 2016

Weekly Blog Roundup #2

Today, welcome to my 2nd Weekly Blog Roundup (organic, I promise) of some other bloggers I enjoyed in the past week.  I will try to maintain this at least through the rest of January, and February.

Before I launch into the roundup, I want to blog a bit more about all the people in big cities and small on the east coast of the United States, like Philadelphia and New York, who endured a blizzard yesterday.  At least 14 dead, thousands stranded, thousands more without power.

But, at the same time, everything shut down - mass transit, restaurants - and what did many these people do?  They embraced joy.  To quote a old and tired expression one more time, they took the lemons handed to them and made lemonade.

Today, I am determined, in my own life, to do the same.

Too often we pay attention to our own blogs and don't thank those bloggers who inspire us, give us ideas, entertain us, make us think, or introduce us to worlds different than our own.

Today, I link to several blog posts I enjoyed this past week.

Roy Ackerman, one of the most intelligent people I have met in the blogosphere, notes the passing of a man with a special lesson to teach us.

Alice blogs about a wonderful online crochet group she's belonged to for years and the "comfortghans" they make for group members going through a rough patch.  
(Have I mentioned I've been a crocheter for some 45 years?  Not recently?  Well.....)

Carol Cassara blogs about people who go off the grid.  In a big (and ice cold) way.

K. Lee Banks, a blogger from Maine, blogs about the rules of happiness - this is a series; I suggest you read them all.

Emma from the United Kingdom blogs about a trip she wants to make - for most people it would be an easy one - for her, harder in ways many of us wouldn't think of. 

Do you love to read?  Would this list brought to us by Indian blogger Parul surprise you?

What were some of your favorite blog posts of this week?

What are your favorite topics of blog posts?

19 comments:

  1. Being a new mommy, my current loves are mommy blogs :-D

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    1. I wish there had been such a thing when I was a young man.

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  2. Yup - to take the lemons handed to you and make lemonade:-) That was quite a snow storm for sure, happy you handled it well. Thanks for mentioning some blogs- will check them out - always looking for inspiring reads:-)

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  3. I love reading different blogs. You did such a wonderful job telling about the wonderful bloggers and what they write about. I thought about doing this too. I think it is a great idea.

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    1. Yes, please, consider paying the blog love forward with your favorites.

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  4. There are so many I could never list them all. This week I have not done much of my normal blog reading, hoping to get back into it this coming week.

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    1. Just listing a few is enough - the blog authors you love will appreciate the shoutout.

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  5. I didn't realize you were a crocheter. Cool.

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    1. I have slacked off in recent years. When I was in college, I earned small amounts of money - way before Etsy. Now, it takes me years to complete a project (just ask my grown son still waiting for his afghan I started in 2013.)

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  6. Thank you, Alana, for sharing my blog!!!

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  7. Honored to be included in that list, Ms. A.
    I think it's pretty funny that the Weather Service in DC failed to follow protocol, so they DO NOT have accurate snow fall results. Kind of like the rest of the government in DC failing to perform...
    Is there a Viagra or Cialis for government?

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    1. We wish, Mr. A. We wish! A good, swift wake up kick in their posterior would be good, too.

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  8. I love getting recommendations of new blogs to follow! Thanks for doing this. :)

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  9. Thank you for sharing my post - I'm glad I made you think because hopefully by making enough people think things might eventually change for disabled people like me.

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    1. There is a long way to go, Emma. But I also think of the progress made in my 63 years. Growing up, my husband's next door neighbor gave birth to a child with a defective heart. This boy, who died in his teens, didn't even have a legal right to a public education. May things continue to change.

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  10. Great post! I enjoyed reading each of these blogs and have followed them. Always enjoy your round-ups :)

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