I’m pretty excited that my niece, known out there in the blogging world as Vanderbilt Wife, is the new moderator of a Saturday link-up. I’m proud of her and of the success she has had as a writer, so I’ll be supporting her efforts on Saturdays.
If you’re unfamiliar with the concept, my goal is to connect you with some bloggers and writers that you might have missed, and will share stories that I think are worth reading.
- For the word-lovers and haters among you, this post from The New Yorker discusses words that should be eliminated from the English language. Of course it’s witty and beautifully written; it’s The New Yorker! There’s also a warm tribute to Adam Yauch from the Beastie Boys here that is quite touching.
- I ran into Tracy at iOS Affairs this week when she visited my blog. I was entranced by her concept, All Apple, All Apps, All the Time. There’s a lot to be learned from Tracy (and a lot of time you might waste playing with her recommendations!).
- Although I’ve been teaching English for fifteen years, I used to be a music teacher. I really enjoyed this look at student motivation and what we can learn from it in our classrooms.
- If you’re not up on your Australasia news, you might not know that there is a Marmite crisis going on. Apparently a factory that makes Marmite was damaged in an earthquake and it’s big news that for the moment, stores are on their last jars of Marmite. The blogger made it REAL with her photograph.
- I was really excited when I found that my friend Tricia has launched mini-meal planning at Once a Month Mom. With just two of us in our empty nest, the once a month bulk cooking isn’t really necessary, but I can make a recipe and freeze it in smaller units that we revisit twice in a month. Another thing I can try when I retire!
- Finally, whenever I have a chance, I encourage people to visit my friend Michelle. Her gentle way of looking at the world of reading at The Great Read never ceases to inspire me.
As always, I welcome your feedback. Who do you think we should have read this week?
Thanks for linking up with me! Those mini-menus are great for empty nesters, huh? I shld guide my mom to those, since she hates menu planning. Will read the New Yorker article when I click send on this comment. I miss having the time to curl up with a whole issue.
What a nice aunt, to support your niece! I did not know there was a Maramite shortage, but I think I’ll manage to get along just fine anyway! 🙂
Thanks for the nostalgia trip downunder, great links.