Saturday, August 8, 2009

Best of the Week - August 2-8, 2009

Arnold Lobel, author of the popular "Frog and Toad" books for children, died in 1987 but apparently left behind an undiscovered story (until now) that has just been published as "The Frogs and Toads All Sang." It's neat because it precedes the friendship of Frog and Toad.

I'd heard some of this information about bottled water before reading this post on Twincere Twinkles, but it's a good reminder.

And speaking of beverages, is that mom-and-pop coffee shop really an independent, or is it a secret Starbucks?

Seems a few of us 'round the blogsphere are having similar thoughts as I wrote about my post on Thursday. ("Slipping Through My Fingers"). Emily from Remodeling This Life writes about time slipping away too.

Adventures of a Young Feminist is a new blog (to me, and to the blogosphere - although you'd never know it). She has a great post about filmmaker John Hughes, who brought the likes of "The Breakfast Club" and "Sixteen Candles," and "Uncle Buck" to Generation X .

Leo from Zen Habits gives us The Little But Really Useful Guide to Creativity and this, Your Life Simplified.

Strangling My Muse challenges us to Write Something Bad, in the hilarious spirit of the lame analogies submitted for a Washington Post contest.

There's no bad writing going on at Sterling Cooper, the ficitious advertising agency that is the workday (and sometimes "work" nights) home of the bad boys of Mad Men, which returns not a moment too soon for a whole new season on August 16. Beth Kephart gives us one of her trademark insightful posts about Why Writers Should Watch Mad Men.

Hope you've had a great week!

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