Wow, I now know how Tashabud felt when she stumbled across my review of her novel. I was playing on Technorati the other night. One of the cool features is that you can see references or links to your site from others. A site I have visited often, but evidently not often enough, had done a review on me. Lisa Reviews, did a post about my site, way back in June, and I missed it. I was flattered, very appreciative, and a little ashamed. I can assure you Lisa, I will be more vigilant and visit on a regular basis. Lisa said she liked my site because I was not in a "Niche", and posted thoughtful articles. She also liked my sister poking fun at me. I knew Kel would become famous due to her comments. I still cannot get her to start a blog, but will gladly let her blog vicariously through me.
Now to get on with the business at hand. I have found some very good site's this week. The first is one, we have visited before, but there is one particular post that is so impressive and thought provoking, I had to add it. LouCeel, posted a poem he wrote back in 1976. The Eastland Disaster, is the story of a shipwreck in Chicago on July 24th 1915. 835 people perished, and 22 local families were completely wiped out. There are still questions about the incident to this day. From reading the poem, you can tell that LouCeel is passionate about the subject. after you read the poem, read his Yesterday's Backstory, and you'll find out why he is so passionate. You will also see that he is a kind and compassionate person. I must admit, I read the Backstory first, then the poem. Strangely enough, having never lived near the water, I have always been drawn to stories of shipwrecks.
The next site I just absolutely love is Before The Sun Sets, The author is known as Grandma Julia. She did a story about her youth and experiences at catholic school, titled Young Witches On Training. Her writing took me back, and allowed me to see through her eyes. I have a hard time explaining the feelings that cropped up. I'm not usually the most emotionally in-tune person, and sometimes I find it hard to figure them out when they occur. She talked about how she felt when the mean girls teased and tricked her. Relating their laughs to that of cackling witches. Much of the reasons behind the bullying was due to social-economical status. She also had a very good paragraph describing her culture in reference to sharing meals with other people. That particular paragraph gave me a warm comfy feeling.
Now I have always been a fan of Merlin from King Arthur's Court. Naturally when I saw a comment on another site from soulMerlin, I had to check it out. I found an interesting character who has four sites. On one of his sites, From Dusk Till Dawn, there was a post that grabbed me, and held my attention. Dreaming of Christina is a touching article about about his finding peace, and reconnecting with his mothers spirit. His mother had passed three years previously, and he had gone through the full range of emotions. This post is so touching and full of feelings, I lack the words to describe it.
Finally, Life Ahead is a blog from an infants point of view, from Japan. The blog is written by the mother, but in the babies voice. Baby Erika is 5 months old, and has a hole in her heart. She is going through regular doctors visits, and seems to be improving. At her last post, the hole had shrunk from 2mm to 1.5mm. Its a fun site, and I will be watching to see how things progress. Infants are just too much fun.