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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  • Reply Shelley

    April 24, 2010, 2:09 pm

    Yes, I saw that first comment from Lawyer something and was amazed at how spiteful it was. I clicked on his name and looked at some of his comments on other websites. All were very in-your-face worded and whilst some of it was perhaps confidence born of some sort of expertise, I decided he was a jerk that I wouldn’t wish to know. Hope you manage to ignore the nastiness.

  • Reply Mike T.

    April 25, 2010, 3:57 am

    Delia, don’t let the turkeys out there get you down!

  • Reply Cecilia

    April 26, 2010, 3:54 am

    Delia, Thank you so much for this. I thought this was a great post and then was so surprised and touched when I got to the end. I actually have been thinking about your post/experience on Motherlode and then had my own negative experience there a few days later, and was toying with the idea of writing about this. I’ll be sure to check out the link you gave on cyber-bullying. Again, thanks so much for your kindness…It’s nice to know that there are, I’d like to believe, more friends than foe on the internet :-)

  • Reply Cecilia

    April 26, 2010, 3:12 pm

    Sorry for the confusion – I didn’t have an article but simply responded to one of the posts…only to have one rude commenter single out mine to shoot down…I ended up feeling a bit burnt out reading all the back and forth (among all the posters).

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