Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Around the Georgia Blogosphere/This n' That

I feel rotten because as I look around the Georgia blogosphere, I see some wonderful tributes to the memory of Martin Luther King, Jr. Time got away from me yesterday before I could put something personal out there. But if you haven't done so already, please take a look at Drifting Through the Grift and Will Hinton on Peach Pundit.

One of the things I did get a chance to do while out and about was attend the book signing of Sandra Lee at the Alpharetta Costco. She's even more beautiful in person than she is on televsion - if you can believe that. Since I love to use a crock pot, especially during winter time for stews and soups, I'm sure I'll be enjoying her crock pot cook book for a long time to come.

I want so badly to attend The Carter Presidency: Lessons for the 21st Century at UGA this weekend. President and Mrs. Carter will be there along with former Vice President Walter Mondale, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, amongst others. I've heard and met each of the others before. But I've never had the chance to see Mondale up close. I feel that I should. After all, I almost got beat up in the 7th grade for having a Mondale bumper sticker on my bike and my trapper keeper. Maybe things will break for me so that I can catch at least one session.

Rusty, from Georgia Podcast Network and Radical Georgia Moderate, was kind enough to send a link to GPN's latest podcast. It happened to be about the Titanic exhibit at the Atlanta Civic Center that I blogged about last week. Rusty, Amber, and the gang from GPN produce high quality feautures and discussions on a variety of topics. Most of my Georgia readers will already by very familiar with their work. But some of you from Oshkosh, Yokohama, and Escondido might want to check them out.

I also want to hand out some linky love to 3 of my favorite bloggers. First, Rocky from Rambles by Rock has returned from his trip to Ireland. He's got some wonderful pictures from his trip. Take a moment to wander over there and give them a look.

Second, I can't remember ever highlighting Eddie's blog, Chicken Fat. Eddie's content is usually a lot different from mine - so maybe that's my excuse. But it only makes sense to call attention to him because Eddie is one of my favorites. He has the talent of story telling in the traditon of so many great southern story tellers. I think a lot of my readers are already readers of Eddie's. But in case you aren't, start now. His stories make me laugh and they make me think.

And last, but by no means least, Steve made a great entry on his blog, Aging Hipster, about kids in war torn countries such as Somalia going from orphans to killers with no childhood in between. I'm glad Steve blogged about this as we don't pay enough attention to what's going on in somewhat politically less conventient places like Somalia or Darfur. It also reminds me of why so many of our excuses for involvement in Iraq are such b.s. These things happen in too many countries every single day.

P.S. Griftdrift highlighted a neat new Georgia blog, Georgia On My Mind. Looks like the same proprietor as the one that does such a great job on History is Elementary. Check them both out. Eddie, I have a feeling that you and Ms. Elementary School Teacher will like each other's blogs a lot!


Rusty said...

Thanks for the plug Button! We're glad you enjoy the podcasts. We have a lot of fun making them.

Steve said...

Button, thanks for the link, my friend....hey, I voted for Mondale in 1984, but he lost our precinct 85-15%. Ha! My first vote got washed away. Is this event free???

elementaryhistoryteacher said...

Thank you for the kind words and links. I'm doing the happy dance!

Just a reminder that the Georgia Carnival is accepting submissions from any and all Georgia bloggers through Thursday. The carnival will be Friday.


Rocky said...

Thanks for the kind words, Button.

I also wanted to post something about the King holiday - but the post I had written in my head never made its way to the keyboard.

Steve said...

BG- clicked through the olinks on the Carter event- a bit too much for my bloood, though it was interesting.

Button Gwinnett said...

Steve, do note that the town hall meeting with the Carters on Saturday is free. It will be from 4pm to 5pm. You usually have to get there early in order to make sure that you have a seat.

I've seen a few of these type meetings with the Carters at the Carter Center, and they're always free. So if you can't make it for at least that, check the Carter Center website (I have a link in my roll to the right) to see when more of these are to take place. It's a unique chance to sit in the same room with a former president and first lady and hear them field questions about a variety of topics.

griftdrift said...

Voted for Mondale?!?!?! HAHAHAHAHAHA!

Next you will tell me you voted for Dukakis!

Oh wait. That was ME who voted for Dukakis! D'OH!!

Steve said...

So YOU are the other person who voted for Mike D. I have always wondered about that.