Today I just want to share two blogs you might not know, but I hope you'll try. The first is Melanie Avila's blog, What Am I Doing In Mexico?
The first book she wrote was a memoir. I can see why. She has adventures every day, and she shares her stories well. She makes me want her life, scary adventures and all! I enjoy learning what it's like to live in Mexico with her every day. And she's a super nice person. She's one of those people who are just good as gold all the way through, inside and out. (She's got pretty feet, too.)
The second blog I want to share is Any One Thing. I know nothing about him. I don't know where I discovered him. But I always sit back and slow my reading pace down when his posts pop up in my feed reader. His poetry makes me see things in an interesting way. Plus it's awesome.
Next, I want to share a laugh (thanks to Mark Terry!). This article, No Members of Congress Left Behind, suggests, in a humorous fashion, mental tests for politicians. The funniest part for me (Ohmigawd, this is still cracking me up!):
House Commerce Committee attended by
teleconference. As he recited from a prepared
statement, he included the stage instructions—
such as “Pause for emphasis”—that had been
inserted by his speechwriter. And where one
line had been inadvertently duplicated, he read
it a second time. Carelessness? Stupidity? Senility?
Don’t voters have a right to know?"
And finally, I want to leave you with J.K. Rowling's Commencement Speech at Harvard.
Her words on failure were true and awesome. Motivating, inspiring. And they made me cry. :-)