A Thanksgiving Day lesson in political philosophy – Jeff Keren guest posts at Not PC on individual effort vs collectivism.
TVNZ Whizzing through the years – Brian Edwards looks back with the help of YouTube.
Twelve Days of Christmas – Keeping Stock puts a price on the gifts and includes the Irish version of the song.
Movie Economics – Macdoctor and the difference between giving and not taking.
Political crystal ball – the Veteran and No Minister looks ahead to 2011.
And now for something completely different – Food court flashmob does the Hallelujah Chorus at Inquiring Mind.
Welcome to Commissioner Marshall – Stephen Franks on the Police COmmissioner to be.
Uesless information for you – Lindsay Mitcehll on who’s paid for what.
Dulce et decorum est – Monkey with Typewriter on miners.
And a couple I missed from Tuesday’s Poem:
Orphans by Michele Amas – Mary McCallum on losing parents.
Not A Tuesday Poem – Ballad for Molly – Cadence pays a musical tribute to her Scottish grandmother.
The Time of the Giants by Anne Kennedy is this Tuesday’s Poem.
Among contributions from other Tuesday poets are:
Deep Sea Swimming by Pam Morrison at Cadence.
Harvey McQueen’s Reading Janet Frame at Stoatspring.
Sotto Voce by Clare Beynon at All Finite Things reveal Infinitude.
Thanks by W.A. Merwin at Belinda Hollyer.
Savai’i by Mary McCallum, at O Audacious Book.
And Mariana Isara at Type What You See chose Being the Poem from Walt Whitman’s preface to Leaves of Grass.
A couple of days late: this Tuesday’s Poem is Leaving The Tableland by Kerry Popplewell.
It was chosen by Tim Jones who said it showcases her skill at exploring the palce where landscape and memory meet. And it does.
Links on the right hand side of the page take you to others who write or feature a Tuesday Poem.
One of this week’s is Mother Ease by Pam Morrison at Cadence. A poem she says she wrote when being mother was a defining role in my life. I wondered about other shapes ‘motherness’ might take.
Apropos of matters poetic, Beattie’s Book Blog has a couple of gems on old age by Owen Marshall.