Here are websites and blogs I've come cross that might be of interest to some people. Made hot and fresh daily. Okay, maybe not daily in every instance. But some things are at their best when a day old and had time to marinate.
Even if each site here isn't for everybody, they're all well done, and for their own niche. In some cases, that niche might be all known sentient humans, but others might be a tad more focused, like, say, cobblers. (The shoe-making kind, not not peach.)
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In no particular order, to make it more fun like a treasure hunt...
The Movie Mom On "The BOB Page" (under "Good Things to Know"), is a profile of the remarkable Nell Minow, a leading expert on corporate governance. She's also an accomplished movie reviewer. (Hey, I told you she's remarkable.) This link here is where you'll find her reviews of current-releases, of new DVDs, and archives. Although she's "The Movie Mom," she doesn't favor treacly movies. Just well-made ones. Her "mom" point is to inform parents honestly what's in a movie before their kids go.
News from ME Another article you'll find on that same "BOB Page" is titled, "The Fourth Best Blog on the Internet." It's about the remarkable wonderful website written by my friend Mark Evanier. It's just vibrantly wonderful. And while you might think I'm biased, that doesn't mean I'm wrong. Several years after I wrote my piece, Time magazine did a review in 2013 on the best blogs, and they rated Mark's as #15. Personally, I think they're a bit off, but still...not shabby. Rather than tell you more about it, check out the article under the "Good Things to Know" section. Or just jump to it now.
Katz of the Day From writer, photographer, and fisherman and my friend Michael J. Katz. (I believe he stole the "J" from me.) Various essays, insights, jazz music reviews, photos, and perhaps on occasion, camping tips.
Rick Telander Telander is one of my favorite sportswriters, in part because he actually played the game and knows the realities. (He was a talented defensive back on the mighty Northwestern football team, and drafted by the pros.) More than that, he's simply a wonderful writer. He's written eight books, one of which, Heaven is a Playground, was made into a movie. And he was a senior writer for Sports Illustrated. He's now a columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times.
Mary Schmich So, have you had sent to you the graduation speech supposedly written by Kurt Vonnegut, giving a lot of advice, starting with "Wear sunscreen"? Well, as things often happen in the Internet, it wasn't written by Kurt Vonnegut. It was written by Mary Schmich, a wonderful, thoughtful, sometimes funny, often very serious columnist for the Chicago Tribune.