Friday, December 19, 2008

Blogs you should be reading

By now you probably know that I don't blog often enough. I'm always caught in the dilemma (that's not a "real" dilemma at all) of "Do I have a story to tell?" or "Do I just have something to say?" I enjoy blogs -- other people's -- who do both of those things...some bloggers tell great stories. Others just have incredibly witty things to say. Some, I suppose, do both. I'm not sure why mine should be "one or the other," but I think I use that psuedo "dilemma" to justify why I don't blog. Silly, lame excuses, I know.

With that being said, I spend much free time (and some working time -- oh well) reading some really great blogs. I thought I'd share a couple with you, and I really encourage you to check them out.

Homeless Guy Blogs

Kevin Barbieux blogs from Nashville about his experiences with homelessness. It's always good to see the world through someone else's eyes for a bit, and their words can help you do that.

Ta-Nehisi Coates Atlantic Blog
A black, D&D loving, WOW playing, self-described nerd writes funny, smart and beautiful commentary on politics, the ridiculous notion of 'post-racialism,' fatherhood, hip-hop, poetry and --most importantly -- football. Some of the funniest stuff I've read paired with some of the most beautiful. I really encourage you to read the comments section, too. It's rare to have such intelligent and witty commentary on the internets these days.

Oh...and PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE read this post on Rick Warren and Obama's inauguration. Read through the entire comments thread if you have a chance. It's beautiful to see the dialogue between opposing points & the changes of heart that come from such an open dialogue. It'll make you glad you took the 5 minutes to do so.

More blog recs later....The good part's coming, I promise.

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