Wednesday, October 31, 2012

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

Bench, Georgia Photo Walk by Neil Kramer

Welcome to the October edition of my monthly "What I Loved on OTHER People's  Blogs" feature. The place where I share what has caught my eye (and brain, and heart) on the internet over the past month.

As usual, I hope you will find old friends here as well as wonderful new reads.  

Also, as usual, I am featuring many photos from my friend and amazing intstagram photographer  Neil Kramer - of the blog  Citizen of the Month. October was a traveling month for Neil, so besides NYC we get his wonderful and unique view of Georgia as well as LA, his other home.


Watching the World, LA by Neil Kramer

Bits and pieces by Veronica (V-Grrrl) of Compost Studios

Freedom of Speech by Spectrummy Mummy of Spectrummy Mummy

I talked to a bunch of third graders... and I liked it. by Lizbeth of Four Sea Stars

Out of Business - Queens, NYC by Neil Kramer

Are We Allowed To Talk About The Rampant Objectification And Sexualised Violence Towards Women? by Eden of Edenland

Dear Rep. Joe Walsh: I DO EXIST by Cecily of Uppercase Woman at Babble Voices

Shadow by Neil Kramer

Because "love" should be a verb and "retard" should never be a noun. by Kimberly (Grady Doctor) of Reflections of a Grady Doctor

An Open Letter to Ann Coulter by guest John Franklin Stephens at The World of Special Olympics

Wall, LA by Neil Kramer

To Friends by Jennie of Anybody Want a Peanut?

The healing quality of the dance party. by Jo-Ann of Punky Mama

Bittersweet Amazingness. (The ghost of PPD) by Jenni of Mommy Nani Booboo

Sunset, LA by Neil Kramer

Married with Children… Special Children by Jim of Just a Lil' Blog at ChildsWork's ChildsPlay Blog

bob dylan’s brain by Meredith (camerashymomma) of the~spirit~of~the~river

Three Stories by Neil of Citizen of the Month

The Valley, LA by Neil Kramer

Hope you found something new and interesting to read. Or re-discovered an old "friend" of a blog that fell of your reading list.

And if you come across anything in the course of your reading that you think "This is a fantastic thing that is just up Varda's alley, she should read this and feature it in her monthly round-up post!"? Let me know about it via Twitter - @SquashedMom.

Rockefeller Center, NYC by Neil Kramer

(And finally three more wonderful Neil photos, just because...)

Photos by Neil Kramer


  1. WOW I am so super honored. Thank you!

  2. Hi Varda. Just found wifi for few minutes so read your blog. We are literally in dark from Sandy and going back into dead zone in a minute, but a big howdy to everyone out there in blog land. I've been AWOL anyway and missing everyone, but now more so, of course. But we have house and health so luckier than many.

  3. Hey, thank you for sharing my post and for your kind words. Now I can go to bed happy and when I pour my morning tea, I'll have a reading list set and a chance to "hear" new voices.

  4. Thank you so much for the shout out. I am a HUGE fan of LTYM (and Ann Imig, too.) When it comes to Atlanta, I am so going to audition. :)

  5. Wonderful post, as always, with so much to delve into! I'm grateful that you gave Grady Doctor that shout-out -- she's quite extraordinary!

  6. Varda, thank you so much for including my words... and I seriously can't get enough of Neil's photos. I stalk him regularly.

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