This week’s featured followers include a ecclectic mix of gifted artists producing work on a wide range of subjects, working in a vast array of genres and creating a wonderful blend of blog-worthy material. Check these out, and tell them Tony who has “A Way With Words” sent you.
lyriquediscorde - Laura Morgan is a “music-obsessed and caffeine-fueled grown-up girl” who serves up some of the best songs available on the Internet, and often accompanies them with soul-ful reflections full of life and pathos. But wait, there’s more! Movie reviews. Book reviews. Original prose and poetry. My oh my. When does she sleep? She must have an IV pole next to her laptop, dispensing “extra bold” Columbian main-line. Laura also serves as my digital disc jockey, preparing some wonderful Spotify playlists like, “Make All the Rest Just an Afterthought.”
Songs for the Pure in Heart - Mary Macgowan presents music of a different sort, playing and singing along to tunes on the mountain dulcimer. Mary is a versatile woman, serving as an art therapist and composing poetry while sitting along the dock with her “doggie.” Mary also features the work of other artists, such as a mountain dulcimer group from Germany playing “Wildwood Flower.”
Not the Worst News - Part-network news, part-comedic monologue, this blog serves up some daily funnies, taking a light-hearted perspective on all the bad news that proliferates the airwaves. Check out “Hey Swedish Jellyfish, Open Up Your Eyes and See the Sign (Stay Away From the Nuclear Reactor)”
The Writing of Life - Zach Foster is an articulate young man who expresses well his distinct struggle battling bipolar yet also connects closely to the shared human experience, such as “Overcoming Loneliness.”
Lights All Around - Jackie Sommers is a young writer with a heart for Jesus and a thing for nerds. She writes book reviews, reflections on her journey toward publications, witty lists, and insightful commentary, such as “Obsessive-Compulsives are Creative. OCD Itself? Not So Much.”
The Rivendale Review - Launched in 1999, the Review is home to the wide array of writings (fiction, short stories, poetry,essays) of Michael Graeme. Michael is a thoughtful writer with a spiritual perspective who also happens to be one of my best Brit blogging buddies. He offers a distinct and refreshing look on the writing life in “Why be an independent writer?”
from Lisa Layne