6 Incredible Blogs Before Breakfast, 24 Jan 2014

Good morning readers! Today is the first (and obviously not the last) Friday edition of #6IncredibleBlogsBeforeBreakfast! Let’s put the spotlight on great writing and reading.

Or, come to think of it, both. Half-and-half counts, right?

Lisa Yow-Williams writes various forms of what I like to call “Shenanigans” and what she calls “Chronic Nonsense” — and she does it well. In this piece, Farmer McDonald gets what’s coming — justice from the cattle. Check it out, you won’t be disappointed.

Writer Ryan Dueck knows how to grab your attention, and keep it. In “Richer,” a third-person limited narrator follows wealthy businessman James — the anti-hero of anti-heroes — while he interacts with the less fortunate. An exploration of entitlement and privilege, this story evokes a strong sense of anti-elitism in painting James as the asshole he is. Well worth the read, and thank you again Ryan.

This one is the artistic piece of the week, for me. The plot, one might say, is nonexistent — but that would be reductionist. You see, the beauty of this story is not in its plot or character development or the typical elements of storywriting; the beauty of this story is in its accurate depiction of writing, reading, and cognition. Everything that Marissa writes is gold, and “The World in a Word” more than exemplifies this. She just recently started her blog, so do her and myself a service: click, read, like, and follow. She shows much promise.

“The Cost of Discovery” is a single well-penned effort by a fantastic author, Paul Clements. “The Cost of Discovery” is a bit enigmatic in its prose, with a fantastic and suspenseful delivery. Let me put it this way: I wish I had written this, and I hope you’ll give it a read.

Nature photographer and poet Tyler Pedersen has a lot to say about the pictures he takes. In fact, his art is his own inspiration for further art. And, as poetic as that sounds, you can be sure that his poetry is all the more prosaic. Read “Embracing every breath” slowly and feel each word. One of the better poems I’ve come across of late.

To wrap up today’s edition of #6IncredibleBlogsBeforeBreakfast, a thoughtful blog on linguistics. From the perspective of an Irishman, the English language is discussed in Stan Carey’s “Sentence first,” and his lovely wit comes through in commentary. Glad I found this; not so glad it was at two in the morning.

Thanks for joining me, I’ll see you next time. Be sure to click the links, sit back, and thank God it’s Friday.

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