With just a wee bit of a delay, welcome to the Georgia Carnival. I was shocked to hear on the news this morning that the Atlanta area would be having more 40 degree low temperatures over the next two or three days…and to think I was about to change out all my Fall/Winter clothes for my Spring/Summer clothes Brrrrr…..guess I’ll make some vegetable soup and corn bread in an attempt to warm us up.
These are the times when only a good read will do, so point your clicker to the carnival and curl up with your computer monitor for the newest edition of the Georgia Carnival.
The next carnival will be hosted here Georgia on My Mind on Friday, May 9th. 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 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:
How Do You Do ATL?
Sherry over at What a Concept shares information regarding building online/offline communities with Taking It to the Streets. Head on over and view the video and follow the link to a contest where you can develop your own personal image of Atlanta.
William Cotter presents Shiite from Shinola posted at Paw Paw Bill where he discusses random foreign policy and the danger it poses. In his post Sen. Nunn: "Yes, We Can" he discusses the shape of Sen. Barack Obama’s proposed security team and how it could not be better…especially with a Georgia connection.
Art and Literature
John Ottinger presents Bookshelf or Art? posted at Grasping For The Wind where he admits he is ga-ga for shelves found at the blog of another.
Felicia Haywood presents a tour of roses posted at Fluffy Flowers and provides the the news that her work will be included in the Indie Craft Experience on June 7th at Centennial Olympic Park. She also provides a wonderful scene from a drive in the country.
I just received my latest edition of “Real Georgia”, a newsleter that is made possible through the efforts of many people at the Georgia Art Exchange. This is a group of real estate professionals supporting Georgia arts and culture. If you have any comments, announcements, or events that you would like to include in the next issue, you can contact the editor at the email found at the site.
Freddie Sirmans provides advice regarding raising kids and why talk radio is hate radio to some.
State CRCT testing has been on my mind of late over at History Is Elementary….There is a better way....
How’s your church? Have you noticed changes in worship style? Many Georgia churches have been changing much to the chagrin of older members who like things the way they have always been and place themselves against other members who want to include newer songs, more instruments, and more technology into services What is past is prologue is the last post in a series where I have been writing about churches in the midst of change over at Got Bible.
Out and About in Georgia
Have you been to the Wren’s Nest lately? If you haven’t I encourage you to make plans to do so for a wonderful dose of Georgia history. However, did you know Joel Chandler Harris was a bastard? It seems that recently Lain, the director at the Wren’s Nest got into a bit of tussel over the term with a visitor. Join in on the interesting conversation in the comments.
Past, Present, Future is my post from History Is Elementary regarding Augusta National and one of its most famous members….President Dwight David Eisenhower. Lots of history can be found on one of the most important golf courses in the sport of golf from the clubhouse, to the cabins, and even the trees.
Tony Gibbs, a blogger from South Carolina, presents Sights & Sounds of a Mountain Childhood posted at Birds and Things where he recalls living in a small village in the North Georgia Mountains.
There are free things to do in Atlanta!?! Amy @ The Q Family presents Get out and enjoy free admission in Atlanta posted at The Q Family Adventure.
Susan presents Tour de Georgia posted at Patchwork Reflections. Stay alert and look quick or you’ll miiss them! Susan also recently climbed Yonah Mountain and presents a few pictures including one from the summit.
The next edition of the carnival will be found at Georgia on My Mind on Friday, May 9th. Posts can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or use the handy submission form. Submissions are due Thursday, May 8th by 6:00 p.m.
Thanks for your continued support of the Georgia Carnival!