Monday, February 16, 2009

A Couple Blog Links

I took my blogroll down for revision and never got around to putting it up again, but I want to. No time right now; but in the meantime:
Sister and our father are in Paris, and she just posted her first little report--about being in Europe post-Bush (hooray!)-- on her blog, On My Plate.

Speaking of in-depth blogs (below, in contrast to Facebook), I recently found Darwi's blog "Bosnian Girl". It is an excellent in-process memoir about her experiences as a young woman in Bosnia during the war.

[Photo of boys in Sarajevo, 1993, by photojournalist Teun Voeten.]

Her blog's content matches its black background, so you might prefer her everyday blog, here: Nerd-land.

I discovered Darwi because she listed Galaxy Quest (right)--one of my Top Ten--as a favorite movie on her profile. She's a scientist who recently moved to California for work.

Now I am writing an index of Omar al-Bashir, the president of Sudan (or dictator, if you prefer). That and Slovakia are taking me back into the pits of human experience.
That's one reason I like Darwi's writing--people who have lived through hell, well... they don't remind me of being at a frivolous party, even when they're writing about whether or not you can get good coffee and chocolate in America.


Darwi said...

That, about the chocolate and coffee turned into a real discussion on my blog. Apparently it's quite an issue!

fresca said...

Ha! People feel strongly about food! : )

deanna said...

Those Thermians (sp) are quite the characters. Gotta love 'em.

I appreciate that you research places and events that we need to learn about and/or be reminded of. We can't fight the dictators with spaceships, but maybe with knowledge...never give up!