The past week has certainly born witness to lots of really monumental events, both on a worldwide and an on an individual scale. A lot of the blogs I read regularly have had really excellent content too, which is always nice. While you're perusing the following, I hope you find something that strikes your fancy or gets your brain juices flowing.
One of my favorite sources for reviews, The Good, the Bad and the Unread, had a really interesting and personal post by Gwen on aging, change, and time. I enjoy reading the posts there anyway but this one really jumped out at me.
One of my most distinct memories from seventh grade was on the Friday before Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, in social studies class, when we were all talking about our weekend plans and the teacher said, "just remember, a man had to die for us to have this opportunity. Let's think about that." I still remember it, all these years later. In honor of the holiday yesterday, there was a really excellent collection of videos posted at By Pen or By Sword that are a great reminder of who Dr. King was and what he stood for.
Gail Carriger, author of Soulless and a smart/funny lady, has a list of fun and interesting podcasts on her blog. I have every intention of listening to some of these in the near future.
On a really serious note, by now everyone should be aware of the situation in Haiti following the earthquake last week. If you can donate, you should, that's all I have to say. BoingBoing had a series of really informative posts and links going all last week- here's a notable one.
Finally, this week's video, via BoingBoing, is hot girl on banjo action. I always wanted to learn how to play the banjo!
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