Friday Recommends 5-20-2011

Happy Friday! I’m getting ready for the Victorian Chautauqua at the Howard Steamboat Museum in Jeffersonville, Indiana this weekend. I’ll be in the Authors section with the Southern Indiana Writers. If you’re in the area, come on by–it’s a blast, with arts and crafts, games for kids, food, music and information about the area’s past.

I got a notice of an article from the wonderful Brenda S. Peterson: “Why I Still Want to be Left Behind“. She explains, better than I could, why I’m sanguine about tomorrow. If the Rapture is real, and it does come within my lifetime, and I’m left behind (which is what I would expect under those circumstances), the trees and the animals and I will be fine with that.

It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter Heaven.” — J. of Nazareth

So why are so many rich folks convinced they’re going to leave anybody behind? Just sayin’.

Anyway, I recommend Brenda Peterson’s wonderful blog and her Huffington Post articles on religion and nature.

Go to Anthony Stemke’s Grits and Groceries if you want some wonderful food blogging, recipes and information. Makes me so hungry, I could eat my keyboard.

I’ve probably recommended her before, but please drop in on Damyanti at Daily (w)rite. She’s a wonderful writer. Her site contains some of the best flash fiction I’ve ever read.

The fabulous Mindy Milburn is back! Mindy did a 365 project, during which she posted a photo a day. Now she’s doing a 52-week project, and putting up some lovely stuff.

Leslie R. Lee, another 365 alum, is still posting a new photo almost every day. Sometimes beautiful, sometimes whimsical, he’s worth checking every day.

WRITING PROMPT: Write a character who could leave an uncomfortable situation if he or she left behind everything and everyone he or she loved.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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