Welcome to the Georgia Blog Carnival. I guess we could think of this edition as the Spring Break version or the “Gee, I’m tired of all this pollen” issue. At least the blooms are pretty to look at as we sneeze, wipe, and look for another sinus pill.
The next carnival will be hosted here Georgia on My Mind on Friday, April 25th. If you maintain a Georgia blog and would like to host the carnival at your site e-mail me to set up a date. It’s a great way to put your own personal spin on the carnival.
The last edition of the Georgia carnival can be found at here, and the carnival archives are found here.
Now… on to the highlights of Georgia blogging during the past two weeks. Please support these fine Georgia bloggers by letting them know you have visited them with a comment. Your continued support with your links and shout-outs at your site helps to alert others to what we Georgia bloggers have to offer:
Politics Foundations and Issues Regarding Government
Paw Paw Bill provides his recap of 40 Days and 40 Nights or as some Georgians refer to it…the Georgia legislative sesson. He also tells us to Buy a Ticket.....Head on over to find out about the event.
The Oconee Democrat presents Beer and Wine pouring passes predictably; Bell tosses hat in the ring, saying, "Oconee County now has beer and wine in area restaurants while at least one member of the local Republican party is now going to run against the G.O.P. status quo for the chair of the Board of Commissioners for at least the nomination in the July primary"
“The National Taxpayers Union just released its Congressional Ratings for the first session of the 110th Congress. The results for the Peach State delgation are striking,” so says James. Read all about it over The Other Athens.
James also has all the info regarding running for elected office in Clarke County. Find out all about it with the post Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is.
“I think we are now paying the price for changing the senate to an elected body,” Find out more regarding what Freddie Sirmans has to say in his post Mob Rule and what about economics?
Do you think we could have another depression in this country like the Great Depression? Freddie give us his thoughts on that as well.
James presents What Price Fungibility? posted at The Other Athens where he discusses some of the actions of the Athens –Clarke Heritage Foundation.
ATypical Joe alerts us to an ever-growing problem of sexual preditors preying on nursing home residents with his post NBC on Nursing Home Preditor Problems.
A classic sketch from Satuday Night Live and a discussion regarding the use of “tar baby”. Is is a racial slur? Find out in a post over at The Wren's Nest.
I’ve been focusing a bit more this week on church and church growth or lack thereof over at Got Bible?. My post, 13 Reasons Why Members Leave and Visitors Run, has received some interesting comments. Feel free to add your own.
Travel and Relating to Nature
Felicia reminds us that nature abounds in Georgia with a walk in the woods and a tour of azaleas. Interesting things can be seen at street corners as well.
WillThink4Wine presents Springtime in a Georgia Pecan Orchard.
Sandi has just gotten back from London and like any good tourist she took pictures. Her post involves posting her pictures and the pleasant surprises that can come of such a simple action.
Discussions Regarding Science or a Lack Thereof
First time carnival participant Dave over at The MTheory says, “I try try to be polite when commenting on other people’s blogs because I don’t generally comment on blogs written by people I don’t respect but also because I was just raised to be polite. As common courtesy has become un-common in this era, I’m afraid I run the risk of being misunderstood, so I’d like to set one record straight……” Head on over and read/react to this post Perhaps I Didn't Make Myself Clear.
Getting There is Half the Fun
Steve Williams presents Cable Barriers, Overhead Gantries, and Other Things. What the heck is an “overhead gantry”? Head on over to Steve’s post at The Georgia Road Geek to find out.
Online Media and Journalism
Have your checked out the front page at CoastalViewpoint.com?
….and living in Georgia don’t forget the Moonshine! No, not that kind…Moonshine is a magazine of southern arts. Sometimes inspiration comes in unexpected forms. Unseen epiphanies, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind.” Take a moment to find some inspiration in the work of Southern writers and artists. Read, see, and listen!
Leonard Witt, another first timer here at the Georgia Carnival shares information regarding Representative Journalism and their advisory board.
Russell presents CECWTWSPD; Part 2 posted at Beer Pong is Never a Good Idea. Now before you think the subject of this post is some sort of new computer language let me set your mind at ease…..Russell’s subject matter is his review of the Cobb Energy Centre. You have to see the picture of this building….Russell’s description is very on target!
Hmmmm……did you every think about combining science fiction with a plot centering on the business world? Not your usual combination. John Ottinger presents Book Review: Infoquake by David Louis Edelman.
Dave from Atlanta Trails takes us along on his latest run….The Oak Mountain (50K) Experience
Education and History
Over at The Other Athens the topic is education with The Truth About QBE Austerity “Cuts” ?
Have YOU been watching the John Adams miniseries on HBO? I have, and I have been posting some of my observations regarding the actors, the historical characters, and the events over at History Is Elementary. If anything, the series is important in that it is providing Americans with the events following the ratification of the Constitution. This part of early American history tends to be forgotten. The series is a nice revival of dim history.
In case you missed it….I posted recently about Love Seats and Kissing Rocks here at Georgia on My Mind. To discover why these two items could be placed under the education and history categories you’ll have to go read the post. :)
The next edition of the carnival will be found at Georgia on My Mind on Friday, April 25th. Posts can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or use the handy submission form. Submissions are due Thursday, April 24th by 6:00 p.m.
Thanks for your continued support of the Georgia Carnival!