Poor Faulkner. Does he really think big emotions come from big words? He thinks I don't know the ten-dollar words. I know them all right. But there are older and simpler and better words, and those are the ones I use.
— Ernest Hemingway
Today's roundup of good weblog entries is brought to you by growing up, a small kitchen, awol marriage counsellors, therapy, divorce, gravity, dogs, pediatric blood pressure, Canadian heavy metal music, a joke gone wrong, good Samaritan-ism, faking it for personal gain, learning to read, nostalgia for an old house, the continuing evils of Wal-Mart, the children of gay marriage, worrying, intolerance in Maine, and Judy Chicago.
I am going to go beat my head against the walls that are NaNoWriMo and NaBloPoMo.
"IS" from B. Hockey J.
"If I Could Do It All Over Again" from AmyMusings
"The High Cost of Saving Money" from The Eleventh
"Re: The "Fear On Behalf of Children" Meme" from Lesbian Dad
"My Heart Will Go On" from TurtleHead
"The Kitchen Is Closed... To You!" from ARE YOU KIDDING ME?
"My Marriage Counselor Is Going To Have To Pay That Hooker He Stiffs" from Miss Britt
"Where Were My Wild Things?" from Out-Numbered
"Some Divorce Advice, From Me to You" from The Trephine
"I'm Just One Super Nova Away From Creating My Own Black Hole" from Carolyn... Online
"Day of the Dog" from Minnesota Matron
"The Cock-Eyed Optimism Would be Refreshing, if It Weren’t So Wildly Unfounded" from Flotsam
"Anvil Made Me Cry" by Kurt at MamaPop
"I Did a Bad, Bad Thing" from Another Hot Mess
"Would You Do Something?" from My Tornado Alley
"Showtime" from Clever Title TK
"On Wasting a Life" from Hah!
"...And Your Lobsters Are Overpriced" from One Nerve Left
"Meeting Judy Chicago, Shedding Light On the Potato Eaters, and a Journey That Feels Like Home" from Finding My America
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