This week has a little room for celebrations and social media alongside some incisive thinking. I mean, if Donald Drumpf (his ancestors’ original surname) is really the Republican candidate for POTUS, there must be laughter in the celestial spheres.
I invite you to discover two of the most perfectly written prose poems that you may ever find on WordPress. Or anywhere. (Is that really a thing — poestry? prosetry?) Argue if you must, but I welcome you to show me any better, any more diabolically wrenching expressions of truth.
A proud truth from 1966 San Francisco, pre-dating 1969 Stonewall, puts another face on LGBTQ history. Take a brief look at religious history to see how personal responsibility may be the only way to end religious terrorism.
Then indulge in a champagne-infused afternoon tea at Claridge’s in London, described so personally and with such art, you’ll feel you were there. And while you re-charge, consider social media: What are you doing on WP to up your blogging stats? Does it matter? Should you care? What is Facebook doing so wrong that Pokemon Go is doing so right?
I hope you’ll find writing, thoughts, and artistry to question, enjoy, and admire. I’m happy to hear what you think about any or all of these offerings.
Albino Phoenix: Appetite
Art by Rob Goldstein: Paying for their Right to Party
Hijacked Amygdala: Day of Birth / Night Crawlers
Karolin Kazi: Oh La La! Afternoon Tea at Claridge’s
Kirsten Lamb’s Blog: Is Facebook Dying? What’s Killing It?
My Scribbles: the only solution
Notes from the U.K.: Nine reasons I ignore SEO