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I usually find the sites I write about by checking commenter’s on other blogs I read regularly. Then when you find a good one, simply go through their blog roll and see what comes up. This week many of the sites I’m going to suggest I have followed for a while, and found though just one or two blogs. The first of which is The Truth About Lies, by Jim Murdoch an author from Scotland. I know some of you already visit his blog, because I have seen you in the comments as I lurked around. Jim has published some books, including Living with the Truth. Jim posts articles about writing, like Jewelweed, an article about where his stories come from. It is an interesting look into how his story ideas materialize.
From Jim’s site, I followed some of his blog roll, and found Dragoncave, by Art Durkee. He describes himself as “A wandering musician, artist, and writer traveling across the face of the earth and sharing what is encountered”. He writes well thought out articles, with plenty of information. Many of his articles, and I’ll keep calling his work article because they are very in-depth, exposes his opinions, and the reasoning behind them. He also posts poems about places he has been like San Francisco, including pictures to add to the effect of the poem.
Jim also led me to Mythology-Fairy Tails, by Daryl Lorette, an actor in film, television and theater. The site is filled with, for a lack of a better term, studies of the ancient gods, goddesses and their homes or realms. It is kind of fun to browse through and read up on some of the ancients, and their activities. I have always had a curiosity of the ancient mythology, that I can only attribute to my eldest sister. I suppose it could also be due to some of my reading material, but some of that I can blame on her also. She was the first to steer me that way by sending me books about Epona the Celtic Goddess of Horses, and The Bard, both very good books.
The next site I have found in the side bar of many a blog. Black Tie and Sneakers, by Canadianredneck, is a poetry site. He has very interesting and thought provoking poems, such as The Winds of Change. I love to read poetry, but will never attempt to produce that wonderful prose. I enjoy finding new poets, and have always been amazed at their talent for capturing those feelings of life with intricate words and phrases. How they do it is beyond me, so I will stick with reading and enjoying their work. He also contributes to The Society of Midnight Wanders, a collaborative blog that showcases poems from many different poetic bloggers.
The Mil Blog for the week is Richard’s Mil Blog, by LTC Richard Phillips, and he discuses the facts of life pre and post deployment. There are some truly moving articles in this blog, and it is well worth the visit. His most recent posting is about how the troops deal with a death within their ranks. I can assure you of a few tears, and that proud feeling we get when thinking of our soldiers. Kel you may not want to visit this one.