folks I've been looking at today
offering Christmas Greeting
, talking about Levee Bonfires + Papa Noel
and reflecting on the ghosts who haunted Scrooge
has a holiday comment
and with it a link to Mind.org
, Great Britain's "leading mental health charity
" whose vision is:"...of a society that promotes and protects good mental health for all, and that treats people with experience of mental distress fairly, positively, and with respect."
at Eramosa River Journal
provides us with updates on his Christmas plans and reviving the Green Man for Solstice.
contrasts his thoughts on Christmas with the Bushanistas
Poet and short story writer Michael Gates
shares his perspective at Twists and Turns
. On occasion, he alerts us to other writers like David Moser who penned This is the title of this story
finally joins Blogger and talks about his pictures
.folks looking at me recently
. I may visit his site more often. He sounds to be an enthusiastic traveller and quotes Mark Twain as his opening blog line:"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime." Mark Twain - Innocents Abroad
Two women with "sustainable living" points of view: The first is Clare
, from Washington State, writes in Farm Style Blog
and does a meritable job of recognizing a range of holiday celebrations and looks with humor at life.
The second is Laurie's Slowly She Turned
. Laurie is from Greensboro, NC and occasionally thinks of herself as a Progressive Christian. We need more of them. I'll have to add them both to my list of periodic look-sees.
who has a multi-part story, The Journey
, about a kid kicked out of family home and what happened to him as he hitch-hiked from Maryland to Florida in winter.
Yayu's European Christmas
. Lots of entertaining pictures.
Josh Rubin's Cool Hunting
. An extensive and eye-opening site put together by "a small gaggle of hand picked writers who are out finding great things and looking at all the stuff readers are feeding us
Mrs. Pott's Cup of Tea
Ning Bao's Secret Garden
with a list of photo posts of Las Vegas.
I'll close these wanderings with an Apache Blessing, found at Clare's site:
"May the sun bring you new energy by day, may the moon softly restore you by night, may the rain wash away your worries, may the breeze blow new strength into your being, may you walk gently through the world and know its beauty all the days of your life"