Monday Morning Coffee
I collect little bits of unknown facts, otherwise known as useless knowledge. Especially invigorating to me are the books that help me collect those facts.
A Ton of Crap (Kleinman/Adams Media) is my newest acquisition to my growing library, and it is filled with a lot of, well, tidbits of information that you might find fascinating.
Here is the first fascinating crumb I’d like to share:
I know you have been sitting around wondering where punctuation started. Well, Paul Kleinman says,
“Use of punctuation dates back to Ancient Greece and Rome. Orators placed marks in their speeches to indicate where and when to pause. These marks were given names such as period, comma, and colon, correlating for eh kind of pauses needed. Punctuation was used infrequently, and it was not until the fifteenth century, with the introduction and rise of printing in England, that the punctuation we know today began being used.”
I subscribe to 113 blogs here at WordPress and a handful of others from miscellaneous other sites. The following blogs are not in order of importance, and the only reason they are alphabetized is because I keep my Reader alphabetized. Easily found things helps me combat my ADD.
1. Against All Grain – This food blog changed my life. I have suffered from a grain intolerance my entire life and didn’t know it. I never knew that how I was feeling wasn’t normal. It took being diagnosed with hypothyroidism cause by Hashimoto’s disease to get me researching. Danielle’s story, although much more dire than mine, connected to mine, and her transparency helped me to find the answers that I wasn’t getting from my doctors.
2. Brevity – The literary creative nonfiction blog that coincides with the literary creative nonfiction magazine of the same name. Inspiration, challenge, craft development are the reasons why I read this blog. Plus, they publish some awesome essays. 🙂
3. Bad Christian – Created and maintained by Matt and Toby from Emery and a pastor by the name of Joey Svendsen. Breaking through the ideal many Christians have about the way Christians are supposed to act and think. They are honest and crisp and will clip you off at your knees. I love this blog and podcast.
4. The Book Shelf of Emily J. – This chick read 72 books this year. 72 books! This is one of my favorite touchstones when deciding what to read.
5. J.S. Park – His byline reads “Atheist turned pastor: A blog for the busted-up, beaten down Christian (like me).” Read the “Bad Christian” blurb above. Same goes.
7. The Thesis Whisperer – Because one cannot read too much about writing.
There you have it. My favorite blogs in no certain order.
If you have a favorite blog, please leave it in the comments below. I am always interested in new things to read!
One of my favorite wintertime movies is Little Women. Marmee March is a woman of outstanding character and great wisdom. Although she is a fictional character, I want to be like her.
Do not store bed linens in the same closet as deodorant tampons.
Not exactly the fragrance that promises sweet dreams.