In recent days, two readers have offered me blogger awards for schietree. However, in lieu of acceptance, I’d prefer to forego formalities and just share a few blogs.
First off Seekraz and Melfrommass, who both were kind enough to mention me on their blogs. Seekraz (Scott) posts beautiful pictures micro and macro of the Utah area where he lives, along with thoughtful, humane commentary. Mel is on a mission to see all 351 municipalities of Massachusetts, and finding all sorts of quixotic and beautiful sights – she also talks to any friendly looking animal she comes across too see if they have the inside scoop.
On to writers. Life, family, toughness, and writing: Lyrical Meanderings. Averil Dean, outspoken in the classiest way possible, also engages with her readerships with windows into her life. I hope many of you will go and read Chris J Rice, and try to tear yourself away – a challenge. I never can, even in the age of many distractions. Her memoir-narratives are affecting and powerful, and not nearly enough – I hope to read her book one day soon. Another compelling voice is a short story writer, Casey Hannan, who I’ve just recently discovered. He has links to many of his clear-eyed, brazen, heart-exploding stories on the side bar of his blog. On process, feminism, and literature of the girl there is Kate Zambreno, whose novel Green Girl I hope to review shortly as part of Endless Reads. Handily, she has a post listing some entries from the past year, just scroll down to find them. For a comic, self-deprecating insight into writing and the nightmares of childhood (and writing retreats) – Molly Laich.
There are many more blogs I read – perhaps in a little while I’ll highlight another group of them? But for now, not so many adjectives as to flood you.