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Friday Pix: Recommended Reading For The Weekend

On Occasional Fridays, I point you towards some recommended reading around the blogosphere:

1. Kindly drop whatever you’re doing and watch the late, great writer David Rakoff give one of his last speeches. You’ll thank me later.

2. I couldn’t have summed up my ambivalent feelings about London vs. New York better. Here’s Sarah Lyall’s take on moving back home after all these years.

3. Deconstructing the French, over at The Guardian.

4. I loved Cecilia’s post on her Only You blog about  what’s on her bookshelf, which was frighteningly similar to my own. (Maybe that’s why we clicked?)

5. And speaking of good reads, I’m all over this new e-magazine, Full Grown People which is all about…adulthood.

6. I was sort of bummed to discover The Death Clock, via The Happiness Project. Did all those cigarettes in my early 20s really take *that* much time off my age?

7. Whenever I die, I sure hope someone writes a song like this for me. (Hat tip: Lisa Romeo Writes)

Have a great weekend!

Friday Pix: Recommended Reading For The Weekend

On occasional Fridays, I point you towards some recommended reading around the blogsphere:

1. I  begin this week with two moving tributes  in the aftermath of this week’s tragedy at the Boston Marathon. Here is Lisa Belkin of The Huffington Post talking about how we collectively deal with these sorts of terrorist attacks.

2. And here is Cecilia of the Only You blog talking about what the city of Boston means to her.

3. If, like me, you loved Roger Ebert, then you’ll love this obituary by Gene Weingarten in The Washington Post.

4. The fantabulous David Sedaris weighs in on what it’s like to buy a stuffed owl in London.

5. If you need a laugh this week – and honestly, who doesn’t? – kindly check out this hilarious set of responses to “Can someone photoshop the sun between my fingers?”

6. Finally, for those who crave that “coffee house” atmosphere when we work, check out Coffitivity.

 

Have a great weekend!

 

Friday Pix: Recommended Reading For The Weekend

On Fridays, I point you towards some recommended reading around the blogosphere:

1. In this election season, it seems appropriate to open with an article explaining why President Obama is an introvert.

2. It also seems appropriate to take a stroll through a photographic history of presidential gaffes.

3. I literally could not stop listening to this fascinating BBC radio programme on procrastination.

4. On a serious note, and because I’m drawn to dark realism, I loved this honest account in the New York Times Modern Love column of a relationship that just wasn’t meant to be.

5. And here’s another brave and beautiful post by my friend Cecilia (of the Only You blog fame), who writes about finding her voice.

6. For lighter fare, check out Shalom Auslander’s take on what it’s like to judge a literary contest…for pre-schoolers.

7. Love, love, love Fuchsia MacAree’s alphabet of untranslatable words. Personally? I’d love to go to a fika. (Hat tip: Brainiac)

8. Finally, via Lisa Romeo Writes, have a go at this little quiz on Sporcle: is the phrase from Shakespeare…or hip hop?

Have a great weekend!

Friday Pix: Recommended Reading For The Weekend

On Fridays, I point you towards some recommended reading around the blogosphere:

1. This news item is a bit out of date now, but for all you who took delight – or umbrage – at the revelation that some GOP congressmen went skinny-dipping in the Sea of Galilee last summer whilst on a fact-finding trip to Israel, I encourage you to read Cord Jefferson’s take over on Gawker, appropriately entitled Let My People Get Drunk and Swim Naked In The Ocean.

2. This is riveting: a first-hand account – via Twitter – of what it’s like to sit next to an unruly passenger on an airplane. What’s amazing is how the author manages to make you, as a reader, actually feel nervous as the suspense builds.

3. I loved Cecilia’s honest take over on the Only You blog about how the death of a colleague – and breaking her leg – made her rethink that most fundamental issue in parenting: control.

4. If you’d like a laugh, check out Mitt Romney’s new video blog, on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

5. Finally, do take a moment and check out these one-star reviews of classic literature on The Morning News. Priceless! (Hat tip: Brainiac)

 

Have a great weekend!

Friday Pix: Recommended Reading For The Weekend

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

1. In response to last week’s post on personality types, Cecilia on the fabulous Only You blog decided to re-assess her parenting strategy in light of the DISC assessment I mentioned. Now I’m re-assessing mine as well. (Is this what they mean by life influencing art influencing life??)

2. As someone who’s had several close friends lose children to the deadly Tay-Sachs disease, I was quite taken with Emily Rapp’s  moving reply over on Slate to Rick Santorum’s proposal that we limit pre-natal testing.

3. And speaking of Senator Santorum, do take five minutes to do this quick quiz on the Foreign Policy website where you try to figure out if the quote comes from Rick himself or the Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. You’ll be surprised…

4. You may know her as an actress and writer from the American hit show, The Office, But Mindy Kaling has an awesome, LOL blog about shopping called The Concerns of Mindy Kaling. (Hat Tip: The Happiness Project)

5. For the musical theatre geeks in the audience (and you know who you are), I give you Stephen Sondheim and Andrew Lloyd Webber doing a piano duet. Heaven!

 

Have a great weekend!

Friday Pix: Recommended Reading For The Weekend

Every Friday I point you to some recommended reading for the weekend.

1. I feel about Michael Kinsley the way I feel about Michael Lewis:  if he’s writing, I’m reading. Here’s Kinsley in his debut Politico column writing about that rare commodity in American politics and journalism: intellectual honesty.

2. I loved this touching essay about marriage, parenting and what we learn from our kids’ drawings by Cecilia (of the fabulous Only You blog), which was featured in the Minneapolis-St. Paul Star’s Cribsheet column. We’ve all been there, I think.

3. For a beautiful visual history of modern art, have a look at the Modern Art Timeline. Way Cool.

4. Also in the department of visual – and funny – here’s a slide show of “Chinglish” (Chinese meets English) at The New York Times. I must say, it’s really hard to top “Fragrant, Hot Marxism.”

5. If you want another really good laugh, check out the “If You Do This In An Email, I Hate You” comic strip at The Oatmeal.com. (Hat Tip: ‘Cross The Pond)

6. Then be sure to go and read the entire entry – “Snakes In A Bar” – at Dating Experiences Of A Woman…In Hollywood. It brings whole new meaning to the concept “bad date.” (Hat tip: Communicatrix)

7. Finally – and definitely not for those who dislike profanity – here’s a mock Twitter Feed for Chicago Mayor Hopeful Rahm Emanuel called @MayorEmanuel. I think they’ve managed to nicely capture Rahm’s…um…voice.

Enjoy your weekend!

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Friday Pix: Recommended Reading For The Weekend

Every Friday, I point you towards some recommended reading around the blogosphere:

1. Many of our lives were dominated over the past week by the cloud of volcanic ash hanging over Europe. Here are some amazing photos of the volcano when it first erupted in Iceland from The Guardian.

2. People aren’t the only ones who go through life stages. So do social movements. Here’s a great walk down memory lane of Earth Day “growing up” on the blog Change Marketing. (Remember that “Crying Indian” ad? Priceless!)

3. I love to think about names and why we choose them. In that vein, here are two terrific posts from the past week on naming: one by my colleague Joann Weiner at Politics Daily talking about why women do (or do not) take their husband’s last name and one over at Big Little Wolf’s Daily Plate of Crazy talking about naming people and cities.

4. I was really touched by this blog post about what a daughter learned from her mother over at Pre-Middle Age. My favorite lesson: There are no shortcuts.

5. I’m not even remotely rural in my sensibilities but I loved this essay about finally getting what you want in life at Cold Antler Farm. (Hat tip: Sarah Fain Has Starfish Envy.)

6. My essay about identity and motherhood earlier this week on the Motherlode blog at the New York Times drew a lot of comments, some supportive and some scathing. But I felt better when I read this article – also in the New York Times – about anonymous internet bullying.

7. I also felt better because amid those many and varied comments, I met the amazing Cecilia of Only You. Read her post on why she’s a writer-blogger. One of the great things about blogging is that you make new friends. Yay for that!

And speaking of friends, please do follow me on Twitter!

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