Friday, May 18, 2012

Let Me Get Back To You, I'm Busy Blogging

This weekend I’m on the road and in Ohio at the River Teeth writing conference.  Lots of good people speaking and expanding my mind.  Also on the agenda is one-on-one work with Joe Mackall, whose memoir The Last Street Before Cleveland: An Accidental Pilgrimage needs to be on everyone’s reading list.  Then when you finish that, move on to his look at an Ohio Amish community in Plain Secrets: An Outsider Among the Amish.

Blogger Nadine Feldman pointed me toward another blog that likes to keep it short and sweet.  If you only have a minute, try out Just a Minute, I’m Busy.  After reading an entry you’ll still have time to eat a sandwich before your minute’s up.

When you’re cutting into a fresh, delicious piece of salmon or halibut, think of fabulous blogger and Alaskan fisherwoman, Tele.  Right now she’s out there in the cold northern ocean with iffy internet connection. You’ll be hooked on Hooked when you read her last post just before she hit the wide sea.  It tells us a touching and eye-opening tale of a side of that large, wild state most of us never hear about.

Sometimes a delayed flight is worth it.  What do you think?

And finally, if you’re wondering when I’m going to return your phone call, answer your e-mail, or otherwise take care of business, maybe this has something to do with it.  (If you posted this on your blog this week, please speak up in the comments so I can give you credit.  I forgot to note the source for the link.

What are you doing for the weekend?  Share your plans in the comments box.


Nadine Feldman said...

I have important matters to attend to this weekend! This is the annual Rhody Festival (for rhododendron). There's a carnival, bed races, parades, and all kinds of fun stuff going on. Lovin' the small town life!

Anonymous said...

Catching up on emai, reading blog posts, writing a few myself.
Thanks for sharing the Just a Minute, I'm Busy blog. I like it.

Tele said...

What a lovely surprise - thanks for the kind words, Julie! We've been back on land for almost a week, but it's taken me this long to work my way through everyone's posts. Speaking of, I loved seeing you in East Bay Writer's recent "Follow the Links." So fascinating to watch these ever-growing threads connecting us all!

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