Writing ought either to be the manufacture of stories for which there is a market demand -- a business as safe and commendable as making soap or breakfast foods -- or it should be an art, which is always a search for something for which there is no market demand, something new and untried, where the values are intrinsic and have nothing to do with standardized values.
— Willa Cather
Today's roundup of good weblog entries is brought to you by Planned Parenthood, cyber-dating, ex-wives, stalking Ralph Macchio, Generation Y, marriage counselling, John Peel, adoption, anniversaries, house fires, immigration from Poland, renovations, autumn, chrysalis, mincemeat pie, April Flores, Brave Girl Camp, African drums, Baby Einstein, books, birthdays, connections, heart defects, and internet feuds.
"This Whole Episode Should Count As Community Service and As Another Example of Why I Shouldn't Be Allowed to Mix With Famous People" from The Bloggess
"Me... In the Raw" from The Bare Essentials
"Top Ten Signs You Might Be Dating an Ex-Wife" from The Trephine
"Wax On, My Friends, Wax On" from Free Anissa
"Ask My Intern Monday" from Life's Crazy Joke
"Marriage Counseling 101: The Dialogue" from Miss Britt
"John Peel: 1939 - 2004" from Dick Jones' Patteran Pages
"Girl Talk Thursday — Ideal Lunch Date" from dashoff
"Rites and Rituals" from Belgian Waffle
"Would You Write One About Me" from Drowning in Kids
"Six Years Tomorrow" from Issa's Crazy World
"Tearin' Down Walls" from Woman In a Window
"My Favourite Season" from marymuses.com
"Va Pensiero" from Slouching Past 40
"A Pinch of Love" from The State of Discontent
"Super-Star April Flores Unintentionally Makes Me Feel Bad About Myself" by The Bloggess at Sexis
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"Born to Fly" from A Bushel and a Peck
"Cats and Mice and African Drums" from Jen Lee
"I Want My Money Back" from Magick Sandwich
"Books and What They Know" from Lemoncraft
"Your Last Post (A Love Letter, On Your Birthday)" from Okay, Fine, Dammit
"Connections" from Momalom
"Brown-Eyed Boy" from Not Going Postal
"Deb vs. Deb: Cage Fight With a Neil Diamond Soundtrack" from Deb On the Rocks
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