Saturday, September 18, 2010

Saturday Good Reads

From the power of songs in our lives to fainting goats, from dreaming of empire to a young family on the Isle of Palms, it was a good week for good reading on the web.


Remember, Reflect” by Maureen Doallas at Writing Without Paper.

Traffic in Hope” by Anne Lang Bundy at Building His Body.

Once I Built a Tower Up to the Sun; Brick and Rivet and Lime” by Greg Sullivan at Sippican Cottage.

Maybe it’s God who is looking for a sign” by David Rupert at Red-Letter Believers.

Wind Sails” by Ed Pilolla.

The Lost Art of Letter Writing” by Dyana Herron for The Image Journal.

When God Comes By” by Shaun Groves.

Surrender, It’s All Down Here from Here” by Jay Cookingham at Soulfari.

New Clothes” by Joel Workman at Soul Grit.

Unwrapping the Good Stuff” by Erin Kilmer at Together for Good.

Empty Seat” by Duane Scott at Scribing the Journey.

In the Shadow of Me” by Deidra at Jumping Tandem.

Love Stories: The purse – the unhiding” by Kelly Sauer at A Restless Heart.

Some Song is Gonna Jump Me” by Harriet Gillham at The Other Side of the Mountain.

Spinning and Walking” by Sandra Heska King.

Thoughts on kitsch in fiction” by Athol Dickson for Novel Journey.

Epic Mommy Fail; Also, Fainting Goats” by Rebecca Ramsey at Wonders Never Cease.


Amen” by Pete Marshall for One Stop Poetry.

Inspiration” by Steven Marty Grant at Urbanality.

Soothing Insomnia” by Karen Eck at Karenee Art.

September Sky” by A Simple Country Girl.

Final Sentinel” by Rob Kistner at Image & Verse.

Presence” by Melissa at All the Words.

Do I Love” by Heather Truett at Madame Rubies.

Four by Justinian at Delight and Glory and Oddity and Light: “The tired, lonely heart,” “On philosophy,” “The Eternal Choice” and “Talliesin’s Dream of the Empire.”

Unexpected” by Nancy Rosback at Poems and Prayers.

Fistula Girls” by Kathleen Overby at Almost Paradisical.

Letters for Dad-O” by John BlasĂ© at Dirty Shame.

In the Mist of Autumn Falling” by Louise Gallagher at Recover Your Joy.

Harmonic Sounds of Nostalgia” by Lorenzo at Crowned with Laurels.

We Walked Across the Ohio River at Night” by Laura Boggess at TheWellspring.

Curve” by Bradley Moore at And the Other Thing Is.

Writing a Poem is like Opening a Window” by Hadassah Fey at Pass the Eggs.

In a Quiet Place” by Cassandra Frear at Moonboat CafĂ©.

Imperfect Prose: Unpreservable” by Firefly.

Paintings and Photographs

East of Mosier,” oil on paper by Randall David Tipton.

H Family – Isle of Palms” by Kelly Sauer at A Restless Heart.

Photoplay – ZOOM” by Jessica McGuire at Jezemama.

Photograph: Lamp by Nancy Rosback. Used with permission.


Deidra said...

Wow! An amazing list! I'll be reading all weekend! Thanks for including me here, Glynn.

HisFireFly said...

I'll be clicking links and eating up words today!

IU'm quite humbled to be included in your list Glynn, thank you.

H. Gillham said...

Glynn, I've only been through the first two, and I'm already inspired and awed and grateful.

Thanks for the list you give us each week....

I remember an educator, a consultant that the school system I worked for -- paid to come to talk to us teachers about how we needed to prepare our students for the future, and, I rolled my eyes at his message. (Unfortunately, I am a career eye-roller.) He said, and this was about ten years ago, that at some point in the next twenty years, man would not need to write to communicate -- he would be using other means. Here I was an English teacher who spent much of her time encouraging students to learn to write effectively because it was a life skill, and one that can bring much joy when done well.

After reading posts like these this morning, I am so thankful for words and writing. I am grateful for the gift of language, the gift of expressing it, and of course, the Internet, which has given me the opportunity to read what others have to say -- others who I will never meet, but get to journey with as they express their thoughts, reflections, and ideas on this community that you pull together each week. What I am getting from all of these blogs is a chance to meet and hear from people -- it's like I am having coffee and listening to friends talk about their day or what's going on in their lives.

Good morning, Glynn, and thanks.


Red Letter Believers said...

Glynn...becoming a must read post for me every week. Thanks for inclusion as well!

dustus said...

Great post in both info and link quality. Nice!

Maureen said...

Indeed, it was a great week for Web reading. And what you give us here is some of the best of the best.

Thank you for including me.

n. davis rosback said...

oh you!
i'm so glad i get to come to your saturday gatherings :-)

you are such a wonderful host!

i brought some cheetos, would you like some?

Pete Marshall said...

hi glynn...i am so glad to be honoured here again..thanks you and have a wonderful week..pete

Rebecca Ramsey said...

Ooh, lots of good reading ahead! Thanks for compiling the list, Glynn. And thank you for including me.

Laura said...

I just love to come by on Saturdays and catch up on the good reads I've missed! Thanks for including my poem, Glynn; it was a special moment for me.

Have a blessed sabbath.

Jessica said...

Thank you for encouraging... finding what might be overlooked or forgotten. Giving a space.

JC Dude said...

Thanks Bro' for honoring me, I do appreciate it!

Anne Lang Bundy said...

Glynn, I'm sorry that being out of town delayed my adequate expression of gratitude for your mention. I must certainly share credit with Maureen, though—and with OK Go.

Thank you. I'm honored.