Saturday, December 11, 2010

Saturday Good Reads

As you might expect, Christmas themes are popping up in a lot of online posts. The season prompts us to think about family, including family mambers no longer with us; how we celebrated when we were children; and how we celebrate today with our own children.

There’s also a solid strand of humor in a number of the posts, from squirrels (or something) in the attic to an all-out nuclear attack on that holiday horror known as the Christmas sweater.


The angel in the grocery cart” and "Unopened" by Doug Spurling at Spurling Silver.

Return to me: my father’s face” by Ira Wagler at Ira’s Writings.

The Ghost of Christmas Past” and “He Hung the Moon” by Laura Boggess at The Wellspring.

You Need Other People, and Here’s Why” by Peter Pollock.

Puke and Love” and “Excitement” by Michael Perkins at Untitled.

One Boy’s Special Gift” by Dan King for Christmas Change.

No God without Thunder” by Kelly Foster for The Image Journal.

Seeing the price tag” by Jason Stasyszen at Connecting to Impact.

Gifts in the Snow” and “For Unto Us” by Jay Cookingham at Soulfari.

Prayer for My Father” by Sara Zarr for The Image Journal.

Advent Journal: Nothing New to Say” by Milton Brasher-Cunningham at Don’t Eat Alone.

That’s What We Are” by Jeff Jordan at To My Children, If they Are Listening.

A Straight Road” by Jessica McGuire at Jezamama.

Perspective” by Tony Alicea for Katdish.

Breaking My Silence” by Kathy Richards at Katdish.

Critters in the Attic” by Harriett Gilham at The Other Side of the Mountain.

So Very Many Simple Things” by Jeanne Damoff for The Master’s Artist.

It’s Beginning to Look” by Kelly Sauer.

"My First Video" by Louise Gallagher at Recover Your Joy.

"Your mama lied to you" by Billy Coffey.

"Advent for Believers" by David Rupert at Red-Letter Believers.


Starting at the End” and “A Life Less Illustrious” by Arron Palmer.

Winter Advisory” and “Jesu” by Jerry Barrett at Under the Door Frame.

A Reckoning at Eventide” by John Blasé at Dirty Shame.

O taste and see” by Melissa at All the Words.

The Quandary of Wandering Nighties” and “The Battle” by Karen Eck at Karenee Art.

Faith, hope & other things” by Brian Miller at WayStationOne.

"Anticipation" by Maureen Doallas at Writing Without Paper.

Sonnet II – Winter Love” by B.K. MacKenzie at Signed…bkm.

When the honey is gone” by Amy Everett at War Commander.

Taking Flight” by Diane Walker at Contemplative Photography.

Paintings and Photographs

Tree Hunt” by Kristenkj at No Small Thing.

B Family, Whippoorwill Farm, Hollywood, S.C.” by Kelly Sauer.

Patchogue Alley” by Steven Gravano at Take a Look Around.
Photograph: Lamp by Nancy Rosback. Used with permission.


Kelly Sauer said...

oh wow! Look at all that great company the kids and I get to hang out with!

Thanks Glynn - I love your Saturday lists. You're awesome to include me!

Maureen said...

I've had to be mostly offline for the past several days and will be most of today, so catching up on some of these posts will keep me occupied when I return.

Thanks for the encouragement and for including me.

Laura said...

Thank you for linking me, Glynn! Such an honor to be among these. Lots of good reading for this Saturday morning, looks like.

Unknown said...

Thanks for including me here this week, Glynn. I'm going check out some of these that I missed!

Unknown said...

Thanks for including me on your awesome list bro' many good reads there!

Dan King said...

I made the list! Sweet dude! thanks for including my Christmas Change piece! there's lots of great work being done over there and I'm glad that you enjoyed what I had to contribute!


Louise Gallagher said...

Thanks so much for including me in your list Glynn -- you're like Santa's list. Special and full of wonderful surprises.

I posted the video I wrote of today -- I hope you like it! :)

H. Gillham said...


"Critters" made it?



Anonymous said...

Thank you again for including me. What a great list! I've read many of these already and couldn't agree more with you. Thanks Glynn.