Friday, July 01, 2005
BEST OF THE BLOGS 6/24 - 7/1
So what were the five best things written on blogs in the past week? It's an intriguing question, but straight out of the box, let me admit I haven't got a clue.. And what's more, neither does anyone else in the known world. There are so many blogs floating through the sphere at this point that trying to find the five best posts would be something akin to trying to name the five best thoughts anyone had on the planet this week.
In fact, I visit so many blogs and invite so many diverse voices inside my head in the course of a week that these may not even be the best things I read. What they do represent is five things that stayed with my scattered brain after my mouse pressed me relentlessly onward. And in this age of pervasive A.D.D. and virtual wandering, anything that sticks to the brain has got to worthwhile.
1. The always intriguing Sarah Weinman's thoughts on the BTK killer. Chilling is the word.
2. The following quote which I found on Postcards from the Imagination and promptly transcribed into my notebook:
"My self-confidence comes from the fact that I have discovered my dimensions. It does not behoove me to make myself smaller than I am." Edith Sodergran, Swedish Poet
And while you're there, do a little scrolling and read the excerpt from the Jorie Graham poem.
3. The wonderful Dave Pollard, who aspires to no less than saving the world has a great piece on "Business Advice for Young People and their Parents" which is more like life advice for everyone. You'll need to print and read since it deserves much more of your attention than a typical blog post.
4. Dan Wickett's blog. Yes the whole thing. It's new, it's good, and anything coming from Dan is a must-read for anyone who is even mildly interested in contemporary literature.
5. Train to Chennai. Hey, we all love a train ride, and this particular one written by a blogger called mangs will take you from Outrage, through Indignation and all the way to that rare destination called Justice.
Meanwhile, if anyone sees the woman pictured above, will someone please tell her to come out of her study and head for the beach that's only a mile down the road. She's looking awfully pale.