Since my creative time is limited this week but I must create (I must, I MUST! [cue dramatic music]) I thought I’d try something a bit different. Below, in no particular order are some of the posts that grabbed my attention today.
My new blogging buddy Barbara and kindred spirit was kind enough to reprint her recipe for pear chutney. I promised to send a jar to M-R in the fall if she behaves herself. Those of you who know Margaret Rose: what are the chances?
Recently Freshly Pressed, and therefore freshly followed, I am smitten by the author of the blog Gunmetal Geisha. You might feel the same when you read her posts about online dating, and today’s report on the endeavour. The two lines that jumped off the page today were:
It’s counter-intuitive to my nature not to acknowledge people…
and then this:
But how do you learn someone isn’t right for you unless you get close to them and connect to their insides?
How do you learn, indeed.
And the commenting thing, the need to acknowledge people. It’s a conundrum. On top of that, WP Reader has been wonky lately, and some of my favourites haven’t been showing up, including Outlier Babe, another firecracker in my suite of go-to blog authors. You might relate to her response to my apology for not commenting in a timely manner.
More about comments: If you’ve been following me for a while, you’ve met my mother, Jean. I’m not much different from most daughters in that the relationship is, or rather was, a challenge. For some of my blogging friends, the relationship is (and was) beyond challenging. With that in mind, you might find some insight in Phoenix Fights post today, Mother Mine. I was at a loss for words on how to respond to the post. It seemed wrong to just click “like” without saying something. But it felt profane to comment on the writing, or to describe how it made me feel, or to dilute the impact of her work by sharing my story. In the end I did think of something to say.
Finally, I would love for you to meet Nina. At the moment she is recovering from an ailment and is not posting regularly. But she did take the time to comment today at length on a question I asked her about moms and daughters.
Now, go! Read! Enjoy!
I’ve got essays to write and calculations to… um, calculate!
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