Friday Pix: Recommended Reading For The Weekend

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

1. I’m not usually much for New Years Resolutions, but as an impatient and impulsive person, I quite liked this list of 7 Healthy Tips For The Impatient and Impulsive by Charlotte Hilton Andersen at the Huffington Post. I especially liked the admonition to “Call your sister!”

2. I love the concept behind Seth Godin‘s new, free e-book What Matters Now where he asks a bunch of popular bloggers to offer their thoughts on, well…what matters now.

3. If you haven’t yet seen this, it’s worth reading blogger James Chartrand – of Men with Pens fame – come out as a woman and explain why she chose to write as a man.

4. And speaking of lady writers, I was saddened to hear that the columnist Judith Warner would be ending her blog Domestic Disturbances, which has frequently given me food for thought on this blog. Read her farewell column here.

5. If you’ve ever sat through a children’s Nativity Play, you’ll laugh out loud with recognition at this account by the (London) Times On Line’s Caitlin Moran. Equally engrossing are these depictions of the Nativity story by various modern artists at The Guardian.

6. Finally, for those who are interested, here are my pieces in this week:  one on the feasibility of high speed rail in the U.S. and another on how British Courts nearly arrested a former Israeli official on charges of war crimes.

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  • Reply daryl boylan

    December 21, 2009, 1:32 am

    Oh dear, oh dear, as to both pieces in PD. Wouldn’t it be loverly if both the Israeli Foreign Minister debacle & the high-speed rail US ?s had simple answers? (It has been reasonably suggested that in view of the vast US distances, short travel should be by bus, middling distances by rail, & long-distance by air.)

  • Reply charlotte hilton andersen

    December 27, 2009, 3:08 am

    Thanks for enjoying my post on HuffPo! You are so sweet to link to it:) And I loved that piece by Caitlin Moran that you linked to – quite hilarious as I’ve sat through many a nativity (3 just this season). Am off to check out your stuff on now!

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