I have a confession to make. I have been a crap commenter this year.
I try to speak up when I get the chance and I still have a full Google Reader that I work through every couple of weeks. However, between work, trying to post here once a week, my other creative pursuits and family commitments, my commenting juices have run dry.
Twitter has become my new workmate since I started spending more time at the computer, writing and editing. It keeps me from getting lonely and gives this solo freelancer a much needed sense of community. If you want to promote a particular post, I’m always happy to help out with a stumble or a tweet, so feel free to call on me.
Today, I’m sharing a video of my latest celebrity obsession, the quirky, super smart funny-man, Russell Brand. Russell is a British comedian who was recently in Australia. Unfortunately, I didn’t get to see his live show, but I am utterly infatuated with him, and this video of Russell on our popular night-time talk show, ROVE, is not only a perfect showcase for Russell Brand, but it really shows you the Australian sense of humor.
The video is just the beginning. I also have a long list of links to memorable posts I have enjoyed recently.
The following articles and videos have intrigued me, made me reconsider my beliefs and new ideas, had me railed up and shouting, and made me laugh out loud. Hope you find something here to enjoy.
Russell writes about the G20 demonstrations and the British media’s reaction to his peaceful participation. I told you I was obsessed!
And double feature from Tom Volkar – who constantly amazes me with the wisdom he brings. Truthfully, I could link to every one of Tom’s posts because they are must reads, but hey I need to leave some room for…
Another double feature because Vered is on such a roll at the moment, writing compelling and relevant articles for women.
Awake at the Wheel: Trapped by your Ego
Jonathan Fields talks about how hard it is to transcend ego as we make more authentic life choices – a topic I have much experience with because my ego has taken a battering in two different phases in my life. First, when I made the decision to leave my corporate marketing career and become an ESL teacher after years of indecision. Second, when I left my teaching career to become a full-time mom.
With two moves I went from high status to low status to NO status. I’d love to say I was at peace with that, but nothing could be further from the truth. It was painful and humbling. Though ultimately the right choice as both decisions led to my current career/family life balance. I don’t have the mix right just yet, but am definitely on the right path.
Some other great articles are:
Cath has perfected the art of writing about business in the most inventive and humorous fashion. Business will never be seen as boring again.
Laurie wrote this article with business relationships in mind, but I think it has relevance for parenting too. Check it out. Tell me what you think.
Make sure you watch the Elizabeth Gilbert video Marelisa talks about. It’s outstanding.
Barbara takes an opportunity to move away from talking about writing to post spectacular photos from some very talented bloggers.
I’m working on what my empire will be. Right now, it’s the size of an ants nest, but one day, ROME.
I’ll need money to go with that empire of mine.
Lisa really made me stop and think with this article on what role I hope to pay in my child’s life and spiritual development.
From the video:
“I would say 99.9% (of images) are retouched… Maybe five years ago it wasn’t so much… but now it has to be. You can’t have blemishes and …lines under eyes and wisdom lines and all that stuff. They diminish them, they get rid of them”
“When you’re talking about the Hollywood types, they have a personal re-toucher who does this all day long… Not one picture is released without their permission.”
Informative, disturbing and a perfect illustration of why you can’t believe media images anymore.
Because procrastination and writers goes hand in hand…
Okay, have I delivered enough to keep you busy reading all weekend? If your answer is no, then take note of the following..
Get up from the computer now and go outside – you need a life!
Have a good weekend everyone.