Some Soccer Updates, a New Art Blog, and That's about It!

It sounds like the USWNT is going to be missing a few of the usual suspects (four to be exact) for their upcoming matches against China, as they close out an amazing 2008!  Here’s a nice review of the year – as well as a preview of things to come, from Nick Green on his 100% Soccer Blog.

I’m adding  new Blog to my links – artype – exploring the in’s and out’s of the artist’s life with Edibeth, who writes:

I am an artist and art teacher living in rural New Hampshire, relishing the peace and quiet nature has to offer. If I had one wish, it would be for everything to remain exactly the same on my homestead but that I could walk 1/2 mile and be in NYC or Boston or Seattle or London or Halle, GER or Scotland or or or …

Check it out!

Oh yeah – and the Governor of Illinois trying to sell Obama’s Senate seat?  What in god’s name was he thinking?  I am not so much amazed at the corruption as the stupidity!  So far it sounds like Obama isn’t being tainted by this – in fact, his support of an ethics measure in Illinois may have contributed to the Gov’s downfall.  But this is still all unfolding – and you can be sure that Fox news and the GOP are slavering over it.

Oh yes – and on the Fantasy Football front – congratulations to Paula R and HollyCornblog who made the play-offs for the Phantastic Phootball Phanatics.  (Sorry, wannabes – you came awfully darn close.  Next year, for sure!)

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4 Responses to Some Soccer Updates, a New Art Blog, and That's about It!

  1. Wow – I think that sounds like an awesome read for the ‘eaters!


  2. Alice says:

    Speaking of Emily, have you run across this book: “A Summer of Hummingbirds: Love, Art, and Scandal in the Intersecting Worlds of Emily Dickinson, Mark Twain, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Martin Johnson Heade” by Christopher Benfey? In Sunday’s Boston Globe, it was listed as one of 2008’s best nonfiction. I think it sounds intriguing–a possibility for Bookeaters’ perhaps.


  3. Hey Alice – I read the poem this morning, but didn’t read far enough to realize that today was Emily’s birthday. Thank you VERY MUCH for bringing that to light! I am wearing white, in my corner bedroom, in her honor …


  4. Alice says:

    JordanCornblog is usually on the ball with all the news and views needed to keep us–her grateful readers–engaged and humbled enough to keep on carrying on. But today there was an omission I can’t overlook. I thank the Writer’s Almanac for reminding us that…..

    “It’s the birthday of the poet Emily Dickinson, born in Amherst, Massachusetts (1830). She spent most of her adult life in her corner bedroom in her father’s house. The room contained a writing table, a dresser, a Franklin stove, a clock, a ruby decanter, and pictures on the wall of three writers: George Eliot, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and Thomas Carlyle. She wrote on scraps of paper and old grocery lists, compiled her poetry and tucked it away neatly in her desk drawer. She began collecting her handwritten poems into packets of folded paper, stitching the spines herself. She eventually wrote more than 1,700 poems. In the year 1862 alone, she wrote 366 poems β€” about one per day. Emily Dickinson said, ‘To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else.’ ”

    Isn’t that a great line about life being so startling…..?


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