Wednesday, August 5, 2009

+ things you should know about. +

"12 moves and four high schools. I don't have to write anything more if you are or were a Brat. You know what I mean. I'm not whining. I'm not contemplating my navel. I hope to pass onto others what it's like growing up with a father who was a career soldier during a war. The war was Vietnam. A long time ago. A war a lot of people want to forget. It will be a part of me until the day I die."

The blogosphere is full of women, and the few men that make an appearance seem to be around just long enough to help us ladies figure out all this html, css, widget, 3-columns-at-once, best-computer-of-the-year nonsense. (No offense, boys.) We also were primarily born in the 70's or 80's. (No offense, old people. We all love vintage!) I was shocked when I stumbled upon a veteran/army brat in his 60's blogging regularly about his life, from day one. I need more of this in my life. Read it.

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Gotta love all of our social networks for our social selves! I've been pretty overwhelmed by them lately, but I think I'm liking the Twenty-Something Bloggers. And yes, it's for we/us (grammar help, anyone?) bloggers in our 20's!

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We all need more financial advice in our life. Follow this guy: @fiscalgeek

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Attention bloggers & anyone with a website! If you haven't made use of Google's free (yes, free!!) Analytics tool yet, you will never forget the girl that told you about it. Go here, now, grab the code, and dump it somewhere on all the websites you've got. Easy, simple, and free - for extensive and detailed tracking of every single person visiting your blog.

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Article for your education & entertainment from How to Behave; New Rules for Highly Evolved Humans.

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"Marx called religion the opiate of the masses while offering the drug of happiness in some future revolution. Faith, far from making us apathetic, enables us to be present to what surrounds us. It also provides a sense of peace, which is always a better platform for action than anger or grievance. Saint Francis didn’t stand on a soapbox in Assisi hectoring the rich about the plight of the poor; he asked those who had bread to give him some and then he delivered it to those who didn’t. And you can be sure that as he did so, he didn’t feel important at all." - Fighting The Urge Towards Declinism

From one of the best articles I've read in awhile. Thank you to my friend Paul Shanks for sharing, and to Gregory Wolfe for writing it.


chantelle said...

I love all these cool sites you always tell us about. I'm gonna get my bum onto 20-something bloggers. Merci merci!


Wow, you've moved quite a lot! I'm sure it has made you to be a more interesting & also stronger person...
Thanks for those links & have a lovely weekend~

Cheryl said...

From one world-traveler to another, I feel you!

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