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Sunday, May 12, 2013

Moms of All Sorts

We get Moms of all sorts in life. Teachers are stand-in Moms when the regular one isn't around. So are friends' Moms, neighbors, older siblings, family members, even people we meet along the way and adopt. I fall into the latter category, and am the luckiest of all Moms, the one that's chosen.

Happy Mother's Day to all who care for others.

Here are some bits to amuse, piss off and inform:

4 sisters take a portrait every year for 36 years
http://twentytwowords.com/2013/04/30/portraits-of-4-sisters-every-year-for-36-years-1975-2010-36-pictures/

what a disgrace
http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2013/apr/30/jobseekers-bogus-psychometric-tests-unemployed

A really good, unusual interview with Greg
http://www.songfacts.com/blog/interviews/greg_lake_of_emerson_lake_palmer/

I'd hate to think what mail GRR Martin gets
http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2013/may/10/charlaine-harris-sookie-stackhouse-true-blood

Not new news but I just read it
http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2011-01/can-our-dna-electromagnetically-teleport-itself-one-researcher-thinks-so

This guy is a real medical marijuana champion
http://irvinrosenfeld.com/

David Mitchell explains town planning
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/may/12/david-mitchell-pickles-planning-laws

I love this show!!! And yes, David Mitchell's on it!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5qgDQhfSnw

And lastly, my column is up
http://www.vermontviews.org/vermontviews.org/Stones_of_Years.html

It really is a beautiful day in the Shire. I hope it is where you are, too.

6 comments:

Geo. said...

I sure like your take on mothers, Austan. It made me realize the only mother I have anymore is my friend Willie. He was my english teacher in 1965. Old mother still corrects my grammar.

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

HA! I like Geo's comment.

I hope you had a wonderful day, Laura. (And an even better week ahead.)

Elephant's Child said...

While I liked all of your links - you saved the best to the last.
Your columns are warm, caring, thoughtful - and make me love you more. Thank you so very much.

Austan said...

Geo.- we get mothers everywhere, don't we? And the old mothers are the best. The Real Mothers.

Austan said...

Susan- So do I! :) And I hope yours is woohoo-worthy!

Austan said...

EC- Your support means a lot to me, girl. Thank you for being a thoughtful, caring friend.