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I am in the NaBloPoMo Doldrums

Rockford was out of town until late last night, and so my brain is pretty well out of thoughts for now. So here are some links for you. NaBloPoMo!

I was sure I’d read more internet this week

One thing that caught my eye this week

Casting My Vote at Thoughtful Pop was featuring on Five Star Friday last week, so there’s a good chance you’ve already read it. I love what he says and how he says it so much, though, that I wanted to share it here anyway.

Regardless of which side wins, the wars will continue, the bankers will profit, the corporations will grow and the people will be left behind. … But there is at least one big difference that I can see. One side has made it very clear that a vote for them is a vote against women. That side is standing proudly and proclaiming women’s bodies are not entirely their own and something to be legislated against. … Theirs is not a world to which I would choose to subject my daughters.

Regular reads

  • I’ve been reading Jenn Mattern’s Breed ’em and Weep for a billion years. Jenn is a powerful writer who has had a vicious last few years, emotionally and financially. If I were in charge of all the things, she’d be a fabulously wealthy author. Because she writes like this:

    For her part, she loved you without worrying whether you would die and leave her, or whether she would die and leave you. She understood that this dying thing and this living thing are nothing to take personally. She understood that the only way to manage in this life, truly, is to make an afterschool snack for a lovesick granddaughter, and leave the rest to sort itself out.

    I’m in charge of hardly any of the things, sadly, so I’ll just have to keeping hoping good things for Jenn.

  • Natalie Dee writes a web comic, and she gets me. She really, really gets me.
  • Heidi at 101 Cookbooks makes lots of things I’m pretty sure I’ll never make, like rose petal granola and something called black sesame otsu. She takes gorgeous pictures of the food, though, and the way she writes makes me want to hang out in her kitchen.

I can’t stop with the politics


Andrea’s Who Gets Your Vote? series at Li’l Kid Things asks readers to share some thoughts about politics. It’s been very interesting.

Superman Comes to the Supermarket” is a super-long read by Norman Mailer about the Democratic National Convention in 1960.

Regardless of your political affiliation, Julian Castro’s DNC keynote address is a beautifully written speech.

And also

Rivers. It’s about parenting, philosophers and high school. It’s not G-rated.

A few regular reads

Meyser at A Cat on the Window Sill said she’d like to take a peek at the blogs I read, so I’m going to start adding a few of them to my weekly link roundup. (Which was going to be every Friday, and then I think it was Saturday once, and today it’s Thursday. We like to keep you guessing here at Butterscotch Sundae.) (No we don’t, really. It’s probably going to be a Thursday thing.) (Probably.)

Kottke.org is not a small, obscure site. It’s been around for nearly 15 years, and it’s popular for good reason. Jason Kottke scours the internet for interesting content, and then he shares the links with a little bit of commentary. He and the occasional guest editor never fail to find great stuff, and I like the site’s simple, clean design, too.

I’ve been reading All & Sundry for a long time. Linda has two adorable little boys, and her family enjoys things like hiking and camping and being generally rugged and outdoorsy. Linda is not afraid to write raw and honest posts about parenting (see: “Mishandled“) and other facets of her life, which makes this one of those blogs that makes me feel like a weirdo stalker if I think too deeply about it.

Heather, on the other hand, doesn’t often get personal at Home Ec 101. The site is “designed to teach real skills as they apply to real lives,” such as how to cook cabbage and how to mop a floor. And if you were to do something like melt a plastic bag on your flat-top stove? Heather would be the person I would turn to for an answer. This is not to say I did that, but … OK fine, I did that. And she knew just what to do.