One of my friends reminded me this week of how she enjoyed seeing what other people posted as important links on their blogs and facebook pages. I don't take an old school newspaper unless I want the coupons. Besides books I am studying, my learning happens on the web. I'm probably not alone in this form of information consumption. Much of my world revolves around the people I am connected to and the tasks I need to finish by email or otherwise.
I enjoy reading other blogs and newsfeeds. There are some great writers out there and often I see ideas that really stimulate my ideas when I am off the computer. It's often helpful and encouraging. Obviously they are not official resources for writing term papers or verifying medical accuracy, but if you haven't set up a blog feed through one of the services I encourage you to do so. It is a great way to customize your reading material.
Two links that I found interesting this week were from blogs you might enjoy also:
"Robin Raskin's Raising Digital Kids" is an awesome resource if you are parenting a child. In a former life I developed children's software so I've found it a wonderful collection of ideas to supplement our homelife.
Raising Digital Kids
You might be surprised to find a blog called "GeekDad" in my blogroll. It is written by a collection of writers who work for Wired Magazine - some women, some men - who offer a great selection of new ideas and thoughts on "Raising Geek Generation 2.0". After all, our kids are certainly the first set of kids who have wired parents. Here is a recent article on something called a sugarstick...it looks like a thumbdrive, but is proposed as a way to bring computing to kids around the world in a different way.
And, lest you think I am a total techie, let me offer a blog which has intrigued me recently. It's Pioneer Woman by Ree Drummond. She's just a career woman who fell in love with a rancher and moved to the further regions of land ownership and cattle rustling. Know why I'm intrigued? She's like a renaissance woman. She takes awesome photos and features photoshop tutorials in one area of her blog. The next blog post might be some yummy recipe or photos of her basset hound making funny faces. She's wickedly funny and she just wrote a cookbook that is wildly popular. I like her and I haven't even met her. Now, that's good. Here is a link to her homepage:
The Pioneer Woman
We are off to spend a weekend full of Christmas cheer and craziness. Dave has his barbershop shows all weekend - The Big Chicken Chorus: Have yourself a Merry-etta Christmas! and the kids have a sweet play at church which is guaranteed to be fun to watch. Tonight we have a company party for Dave's work. Did I mention the other thousand things that need to be done for the holidays? 'Tis the season, right?
Have a great weekend yourself. Let me know what you think about the links and what you are doing this weekend. I'm interested.