Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Recommended Blogs

Y'all, I have a bad case of political/social news burn out. I have to admit it. I am a news hound. I love to read articles on the net, travel to some wonderful political blogs, and watch CNN and MSNBC. I even watch the news when I work out.

But as of late, I realize that I need to take a break from political and social issues, even if it’s only for the rest of the week. I didn’t even watch the debate tonight.

I guess it is because I am so extremely tired of the unfounded attacks on Senator Obama, the free pass that the mainstream media has given Senator Clinton in regard to her lying about the so called assassination attempt, the polygamist camp in Texas, and the capture of the murderous marine.

So, while I’m taking a break from some of my regular political blogs, I am going to spend some time with some of my favorite “breeze to read” blogs. I say that they are a breeze to read because the content is nice, personable, well written, and a break from all the stories that Anderson Cooper gets paid by CNN to sensationalize every night.

I thought I would recommend a few of the blogs that I love to read to the few folks that stop by my blog.

Excerpts from the Diary of a Diva, written by a very close friend of mine. She's kind of blogging anonymously, so I won't call her out. And even though I talk to this sista almost everyday and know pretty much everything about her, this blog still gives me a closer, more intimate look at my friend. Plus, it's good reading. It's well written, insightful, and a sneak peek into the diary of a mack diva. Check her out.

Divalicious Opinions is a wonderful, wonderful blog! This sista just celebrated her blog's one year anniversary. But you wouldn't know it though... She blogs like a vet. Plus, her writing is cheerful and sassy. I like that.

African American Dad Y'all, I love black men that take care of their children. Praise God for an African American man, who has stepped up to the responsibility of doing the hardest job in the world, loving and rearing a child in today's society.
Anyone that reads this blog, knows I love my daddy. Like I said, a black man that loves his children is some kind of special.
Well, this brotha out of NYC writes about his experiences as a responsible, committed father. Check him out.

The Jose Vilson is a blog authored by a black man that is a middle school teacher. This brotha writes about his experiences as a teacher in today's schools. Yes, he writes about other things as well. But I really enjoy his essays on teaching and education.
I'm the child of a teacher. I got teacher blood running in my veins. Perhaps thats the reason why I love to present and train. It's just in me. I'm looking forward to the day that my entire career will be devoted to training and development.
My hat is off to a black man, who decided to be brave and compassionate enough to go into our schools and invest in our African American babies. It's quite a testament to a man's honor and faith.

And finally...
Lovebabz: A Life in Transition
The other day, a friend of mine told me that he was a people person. He went on to say that he loves meeting new people, and hanging out with people. Well, I'm not sure how much I just love to be around people. Honestly, I somewhat value my alone time. Right now, silence is the most beautiful sound to my ears. But that's a different post all together.
Although I dont get a big thrill out of spending a lot of time with people, just for the sake of being with people, I do love to hear and read beautiful stories about the human experience. I love to encounter the jewels that are birthed as a result of many of the hardships that people rise from. This sista, Babz, does a great job at detailing some of those life experiences that many of us have faced in life, and will continue to face before it's all over with.
Here's the truth... I guess when it all boils down to it. I do like people. I am just not impressed with the shallow part of a relationship with others. It's depth, intimacy, openness, and honesty that I connect with. That's why I like this blog.
I also want to thank Babz because she helped me shake the ashes off of my head after the house fire. I was still grieving, sad, blowing up baloons for my pity party, and even neglecting my blog. Well, Babz, a sista that doesn't even know me, thought enough of me to challenge me to shake off the ashes and rise above the destruction of my tragedy.
She challenged me to stop writing about the fire, and to start writing about topics that best represent the theme of Nuvision for a Nuday, life, love, and healing.
It took me a quick minute, but I came around. I still think of her as I'm writing new posts. She's my inspiration.
Thanks Babz for helping me to not stall too long. You really are a God-sent. May the Lord richly bless you.

Well, happy reading. I hope you enjoy these blogs. I know I have, and I will continue.

Love and peace,

Angela

3 comments:

jose said...

Angie, thank you for the love. I'm always humbled by every time someone links me or shows me love. Thanks again, and I'm sure I'll be around. Peace ...

Keith said...

Thanks for the shout. Sometimes I wonder if anyone is paying attention to, and feeling what I'm trying to accomplish. Thanks for the support.

Angie said...

Hey Jose and Keith. Thanks for being there, blogging your wonderful thoughts and experiences, for all the world to read. Linking your blogs is no thing. No thing at all... If anything, I consider it an honor that I lucked up on your blogs. I've been blessed and challenged by the content.

Peace,

Angela