Interesting things: My own mini blog carnival.
Too many compelling blogs, too little time….
Here is a mini-roundup of bloggy thoughts I’ve found interesting in the last few days.
Hey, also, if you have a blog, or know of a blog that you think might interest me, leave a comment with a link! (I’m always looking for interesting blogs, even as I sigh about there not being enough time to read them.)
- Joy writes an amusing post, a retrospective on her eighth wedding anniversary, of all the anniversary camping trips she and her husband have taken. She also posts other thoughts, both beautiful and heart-wrenching on the ups and downs of their eight years together… I’m trying to figure out if I find these posts particularly compelling because I know (knew?) Joy in real life… They’re worth a read, even if you don’t know Joy. 🙂
- Really compelling thoughts by Amy Romano at Science & Sensibility, regarding the nature and value of research (stemming from thoughts on the connection between endometriosis and c-sections). As always on that blog, the ideas presented are quite learned and heady, and I’m always hesitant to comment. I couldn’t resist this time, though.
- A thought-provoking post from Luke Holzmann questioning that specialization automatically equals better science. He relates it, sort of, to education. I think my comments, collectively, are longer than his original post. Thank you, Luke, for your tolerance of my verbosity.
- I WAS JUST THINKING ABOUT THIS! And along comes a blog post, on my reader, as if reading my thoughts. From Pacific NW Birder, a discussion on changes in common and scientific names of creatures, notably the Rock Dove, Columba livia, whose name has recently been changed to Rock Pigeon.
- A “report”, via blog, by my neighbor, friend, and fellow homeschooler, Jeanne on the cranberry. Entitled Pearls of Crimson, it’s a compact treatise on the cranberry’s history as well as some current scientific findings.
- A post, entitled Why I Don’t Watch Glee, by my friend Nicole, on not being a trend-follower. I could relate with so much of what she said!
- Beautiful story by Daja of champagne and cigars on the banks of the Seine with a homeless man… echoes of Matthew 25:37-40 (truly!).