Saturday, July 2, 2011
Saturday Good Reads
We visited the Saint Chapelle Chapel when we were in Paris some years back, and it is everything the Wall Street Journal says it is. And how can you possibly rejoice in the midst of pain? Jennifer Dukes-Lee answers that question. A poem about Portobello road in London, photographs of Balboa Park in San Diego, and a wonderful video showing the view from a tram car in Belfast – in 1901. All this and so much more.
“The Parisian Jewel for the Jerusalem Crown:” The Saint Chapelle by Ina Caro for The Wall Street Journal.
“The Assignment” by Karen Eck at Karenee Art.
“Ernesto Cardenal” by D.S. Martin at Kingdom Poets.
“One nation, under God?” and “Fight for America” by Matt Appling at The Church of No People.
“Rejoicing in the Midst of Pain” by Jennifer Dukes-Lee at Getting Down with Jesus.
“Carwashes and Real: My Proposal Story” by Kelly Sauer.
“Prayers and Band-Aids Needed” by Duane Scott.
“Are you a Corporate American? Take this test” by David Murray at Writing Boots.
“Fort MacPherson and the Horror Movie” by Harriet Gillham at The other Side of the Mountain.
“The Autocoprophagy Of Mark Twain” by Greg Sullivan at Sippican Cottage.
“In the Image” by Jeanne Damoff at The View From Here.
“Hope: It’s Not Just for Kids” by Sara Zarr at The Image Journal.
“I am not powerless” by Jessica McGuire at Jezamama.
“On taking the Lord’s name in vain” by Mike Duran at deCompose and "When Not to Take Writing Advice" for Writer Interrupted..
“I am grateful” by Louise Gallagher at Recover Your Joy.
“A father’s presence” by Billy Coffey at What I Learned Today.
“The Symphony of My Days” by Linda Chontos at Linda’s Patchwork Quilt.
“Business Lessons” and “Alive in Every Sense” by Maureen Doallas at Writing Without Paper.
“Poetry by Heidi Stahl” via Mike Dodaro at Lyric Arts Forum.
“This afternoon” by Milton Brasher-Cunningham at Don’t Eat Alone.
“Portobello Road” by Steven Marty Grant at Urbanality.
“Sitting Outside at Starbucks” by Duane Carter at Songs from the River.
“Shame” by Heather Truett at Madame Rubies.
Paintings and Photographs
“Reluctant” and “A Little Cracked” by Susan Etole at Just…A Moment.
“How Small a Whisper” by Jeanne Damoff at The View From Here.
“Location Shoot: Balboa Park, San Diego” by Kelly Sauer.
“Dusk on the Channel,” watermedia on paper by Randall David Tipton at Painter’s Process.
“Tape Drawings” by Chris Hosmer (hat tip: Andrew Piper).
Videos and Podcasts
“Ride on the Tramcar in Belfast, 1901” and “Not on the Football Team, I See” via Greg Sullivan at Sippican Cottage.
Photograph: Red Strips by Nancy Rosback. Used with permission.