Introducing: a couple new, and new to me, blogs to check out:
My Uncle Jack, Dad’s brother, started a new blog Clipper Ship Log a couple weeks ago. He is still fine tuning, but I’ve already learned things I didn’t know, like my uncle is a poet, he watches birds, and he worked for the US Geological Survey about a hundred years ago. Just kidding, Uncle!! Only about 55 years ago or so. Give or take a decade.
Another blog I’ve started following by Stephanie Stout Staley. Stephanie was in our youth group in Brush Prairie Washington when we away to Bellingham 19 years ago. She is an amazingly talented young woman who describes herself as a “full-time wife and mom and part time English Professor”. WHAT!?? A girl in my youth group is an English Professor!? That’s just not possible because that would make her XX years old and then that means…oh yeah. That’s right, I’m 49 and usually ok with it. Until I run across a young girl I once know who has remained 18 years old in my mind all this time, only to find out she has three kids and is a college professor! Sheesh. Slow down! Actually, Steph, you look exactly like I remember, only better. Just beautiful.
When I joined the ‘Post a Day 2011’ project that WordPress rolled out last December I started reading several bloggers who had also joined. One of the two or three that I added to my Google Reader is Judith Baxter. A woman who lives in New Zealand, who is a wonderful writer, and deep thinker. She works with Grief Counseling and lives a life rich in relationships and wisdom in her golden years. (I hope that was okay to say, Judith). Judith comments often on my blog and I always look forward to what she has to say on hers. Someday I hope to go to NZ and meet her face to face!
This is another one I added to my Google Reader: It’s Not All About Me, How Quickly I Forget. He writes mostly about leadership and management, but also some family and spiritual lessons as well. I love his writing style and always feel inspired to be a better leader when reading him.
I’ve tried to get my Dad to start a blog, but so far, it’s a no go. He has too much on his plate with taking care of Mom and going to school. Dad is a wonderful writer and a life-long learner. Maybe someday I’ll talk him into it and when I do, I’ll link to it here! (Just a little plug for you Dad!)