Author Athol Dickson talks about why he writes magic realism (and he does; I’m reading his latest novel The Opposite of Art right now). Kathy Richards comes to the defense of a fellow Texan. How about a nice day for a white? Or taking a poem and pitching it into something called Prezi? Then there’s the last glimpse of summer, through the camera’s lens. And a mix of Beatle songs that made me nostalgic for my last year of high school. All that, and a whole lot more.
“What would Pat Robertson have done with my dad?” by Ken Davis.
“Choose Joy.” Jessica Turner at The Mom Creative is hosting a link-up for Sara, who is in the last stages of a fatal disease. More than 100 posts have been linked.
“Why I Write Magical Realism” by Athol Dickson for Rachelle Gardner.
“The Creative Arts” by Leland Ryken for Summit Ministries. Justin Taylor has a summary version, “Seeing the Implied Assertions in Art,” at Gospel Coalition.
“Hidden Treasures” by Billy Coffey at What I Learned Today.
“In defense of a fellow Texan” by Kathy Richards at Katdish.
“Hooray for Shaun King!” by Chaplain Mike at Internet Monk.
“Quilts” by Nancy Rosback at A Little Somethin’.
“Praise Creates the World” by L.L. Barkat at Love Notes to Yahweh.
“Hey Mister, Go Mister, Soul Mister, Go Mister” by Greg Sullivan at Sippican Cottage.
“My quilt of friends” by Louise Gallagher at Recover Your Joy.
“Consider it Pure Joy” by Jason Vana.
“Art from the Inside” by David Griffith for Image Journal.
“Fog” by Corinne Cunningham at Trains, Tutus and Tea Time.
“Mood Board: The Light Hydrangea” by Kelly Sauer.
“Dead Pier” by M.J. Duggan.
“Moth vs. Man” by Tim Good at Photography of Tiwago.
“The Caryatids’ Last Stand” by Geoff Pope.
“Acheron” by Matt Quinn at Poemblaze.
“Mary Karr” by D.S. Martin at Kingdom Poets.
“Cloud Cover” by Maureen Doallas at Writing Without Paper.
"Nice Day for a White Wedding" by Claudia Schoenfeld at Jaywalking the Moon.
"If You Read This" by Brendan MacOdrum at Oran's Well.
"The Wine Cellar" by Ed Pilolla.
"Vocation: A Prezi Poem" by Marcus Goodyear at Good Word Editing.
"Vitality Still" by David Wheeler at Dave Writes Right.
"Traffic Jam" by Milton Brasher-Cunningham at Don't Eat Alone.
"Questions They Don't Answer" by Karen Eck at Karenee Art.
Paintings and Photographs
“Deep Forest Shallow Pool,” mixed watermedia on Yupo by Randall David Tipton at Painter’s Process.
“Stand Still and See” by Sandra Heska King.
“It the Fort That Counts” by J of India at Neither Use Nor Ornament.
“Flying Solo” by Susan Etole at Just…A Moment.
“Easily Overlooked Wonders” and “Memories of Summer’s Last Day” by Tim Good at Photography by Tiwago.
Video and Podcasts
“A mix of three Beatles songs” with clips that will take you back down Penny Lane (or Abbey Road).
“An interview with Larry Woiwide” by John Wilson of Books & Culture, via Justin Taylor at Between Two Worlds.
“Woman Untitled” by Maxronanldo for YoutTube.