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Friday Pix: Recommended Reading For The Weekend

Every Friday I point you towards some recommended reading for the weekend: 1. In case you missed it, Mona Simpson’s eulogy for her brother,...

Every Friday I point you towards some recommended reading for the weekend:

1. In case you missed it, Mona Simpson’s eulogy for her brother, Steve Jobs, was absolutely breathtaking.

2. One of my favorite parenting bloggers – Lisa Belkin (formerly of Motherlode) – has a new home at The Huffington Post. Here’s one of her provocative, early posts on her new Huffpo blog, Parentlode, on whether we’re actually preparing our children well for the future.

3. Sam Leith has an absolutely fascinating piece in Slate on the history of the meme.

4. Aspiring novelists like myself will be deeply inspired by Leslie Pietrzyk’s story of how she came to write and publish her first novel. (Hat tip: Practicing Writing)

5. Finally, academics will get a huge kick out of this visual quiz – courtesy of a University of Toronto student –  appropriately titled: Prof or Hobo? (Thanks, Jane!)

Have a great weekend!

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  1. Kim November 5, 2011 at 12:51 pm #

    The Prof or Hobo quiz made me giggle!

    I enjoyed your post on wednesday too. I’m job hunting at the moment and finding it a bit daunting. It’s good to hear from someone who is throwing herself into the experience. Definitely made me approach my own applications more positively yesterday!

    Kim

    • delialloyd November 6, 2011 at 4:00 pm #

      Thanks Kim! I got a huge kick out of it too. I think the deeper you get into it, the better it gets. It starts to feel second-nature and less daunting, bit by bit. Good luck!

  2. Hilary November 15, 2011 at 8:24 am #

    Hi Delia .. many thanks for all your posts .. I’ve linked across to Mona Simpson’s Eulogy about her brother, Steve Jobs, in my blog .. courtesy of your highlighting it for me .. it’s a very good read … giving us a greater insight into the man himself and many lessons we should be using ourselves. Thanks -Hilary

  3. delialloyd November 15, 2011 at 9:12 am #

    Thank you, Hilary. Great to see you again! I was completely wowed by Mona Simpson’s eulogy and thanks for the cross-link. Appreciate it!

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