Friday, October 19, 2007

Friday Favorites Intro

My friend Angie jokingly refers to an imaginary site called dokrecommends.com, because I love to share my enthusiasm for new discoveries. You've inspired me, Angie, because on Friday's, it now exists.



When I worked at the UA, we all thrived on sharing ideas and info with each other. I felt good about contributing that spirit to Crater's English department. Eight of us shared one large office, and if DB or Ed discovered a great poem, they'd read it aloud at lunch. James might bring in a CD to play for us. Or a new novel would get passed along to each of us. Or we'd make each other copies of a new assignment that had worked well.



I miss the daily interaction of having coworkers. Yet I'm incredibly lucky to have Brian as my partner, as well as five sisters (albeit in four different states), the community of friends I have here, and my close friends who are long-distance. I don't know of anything as challenging as raising a family and running a home, and love when I get a tip or idea or even just inspiration that makes it feel a little easier---or reminds me that I'm not alone in trying to balance all these roles.



So Friday favorites are just that: the latest thing I'm excited about, often trivial, and probably old news to many.  I strive to avoid much of our consumer-crazy culture, but I still get joy out of discovering a great new product:-)



All of which is a long-winded way to introduce my next post. Every Friday I'll try to update with recent or classic favorites.






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