Friday, August 31, 2012

August Round-Up: What I Loved on OTHER People's Blogs

Power, Queens by Neil Kramer

Hurrah! It's time for my "What I Loved on OTHER People's Blogs" feature again. The place where I share what has caught my eye (and brain, and heart) on the internet over the past month.

OK, I figured it's August... summer... summer vacation... like "summer reading" this month's round-up would be light and frothy, enjoyable little nibbles of sweetness, mixed in with some funny shit.

But reading through the list I've compiled over the course of the month - holy hell it's a heavy, intense, thoughtful, meaning-fraught bunch of posts. So, um, THAT didn't happen.

But please don't let this scare you away from reading, because there is some seriously amazing writing in these posts, much magic here. Just be prepared to be transported... let's just say not to the beach on a sunny day.

And this month?

Roosevelt Island Tram by Neil Kramer
Reflection by Neil Kramer

My all-time favorite intstagram photographer (and friend) Neil Kramer - of the blog  Citizen of the Month - was in New York City (as opposed to LA, yes he's bi-coatal) and so his photos here reflect the nitty and gritty of my fair city. A good fit for this particular collection of posts, I must say.


Pigeons, NYC by Neil Kramer

Dear Hypothetically Gay Son from John of ask your dad

If not me – Who? by Spectrum Scribe of  Postcards from the edge of the Spectrum

Everything After by Laurie of LaurieWrites

Morning by Neil Kramer
Woman Texting by Neil Kramer

The Meaning of Married { Scenes From A Marriage } by Maggie May of Flux Capacitor  

Slow train coming from Eric of I am a broken man/You can't break me

How We Do It - Part XV in a series by Elizabeth of a moon, worn as if it had been a shell

Outside Apartment on Way Back from Pizza Place by Neil Kramer
Woman Sitting Against Metropolitan Opera by Neil Kramer

Gabby Douglas Doesn’t Care About Your Cause by Liz of The Six Year Itch 

Who Are The People In Your Neighbourhood? by Eden of Edenland 

On Writing. by Lori of Random Ramblings of a SAHM

The Return Back by Neil Kramer

Julie Sheehan, Constituent Bartender: You Had Your Chance, Job Creators by Julie Sheehan at The Best American Poetry blog 

I want to talk to you about love by Maggie of Magpie Musing 

When We Lie to Ourselves & Others About Beauty by Jane of Jane Devin

Afternoon shadow by Neil Kramer

Finally, something lighter and sweeter, but still way deep (because that's the way I roll):

A tiny corner down by Kris of Pretty All True

And a few more photos because Neil was ON FIRE this month!

Photos by by Neil Kramer


  1. Thanks for linking, Varda. I'm so glad you liked the post. It has been a heavy month, hasn't it? I'm hoping for a lighter September.

    1. So glad you found it - I usually tweet out that I've linked folks up, but yesterday all I had time to do was post and run off with the kids to the beach. didn't get back til nearly midnight - oy!

  2. Love the ones mentioned here.

    There is a new one I need to check out BUT you're always spot on with what I like.

    Hope mama is doing better, V.


    1. Thanks, my dear. Mom is a bit better every day, but she's still never leaving that nursing home and I'm a wreck. Her 90th birthday is tomorrow.

  3. thanks for including me, varda. ((hugs))

    1. You're very welcome. Love you, always. (Also thinking about you a lot as I'm spending so much time in Port these days.)

  4. these are wonderful choices. thank you.

    1. You're very welcome. So glad we connected at BlogHer.

  5. Wow. You get around! And I mean that in the best of all possible ways. I saw you in passing on Twitter and thought I'd drop in and introduce myself. I don't do Instagram - yet - but your friend Neil's friends tell me that I should.

    1. And I just came to visit you today, too! (But didn't stop to leave a note - so sorry.)


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