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?