Welcome to the Georgia Blog Carnival!
The next carnival will be hosted here at Georgia on My Mind on Friday, August 29th. Submissions will be due Thursday, August 28th.
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.
Have you ever been smoked like a cheap cigar? Splitcat Chintzibobs has. Go visit him over at The Ohoopee Letter News for his post Monday Miscellany: Like a Cheap Cigar which discusses how each generation is destined to rise up, challenge, and ultimately prevail over the generation that gave it life, nurtured it, and offered it the world as its inheritance.
O happy day! Angela M. Otwell from amo shares with us prints and notecards from many of her paintings are now available for purchase. Check out her post Prints Now Available! for the link.
Disturbed is a post of mine from my Bible blog, “Got Bible?” where I post a prayer attributed by Sir Francis Drake and explore Drake’s life a bit. The whole thing left me a bit disturbed.
Over at Ashes and Glass, Salmongirl tells of her latest trip over to Lakewood Ampitheater with her post Rockin Like Dokken... with a little Poison too. Her experience reminds me that even though we try we just can’t relive those teen years exactly as they were….they were too perfect or imperfect as the case may be. They cannot be relived in exact form.
Want to see an interesting and refreshing take on a candidate’s run for office? Check out John Heneghan’s Dunwoody North Civic Association site where John advises he has decided to run for office without accepting any political contributions. He further states that his thanks goes out to all of those who have not put signs in their yard and are therefore supporting him. Read all about his run in his post titled John Heneghan announces candidacy for Dunwoody City Council, District 3 at large.
Shell, over at Shell's Stuff, is getting her family ready for a Disney cruise. The crafts she posts at her site usually involve paper, but the title of this post shows she’s venturing out into other mediums.
Here are some more great images from Felicia Haywood over at Fluffy Flowers……a trip to Red Top Mountain where The spirit of YoungDeer (actually more than one) was encountered, Red Top Mountain revisited, and some blooming mushroom flowers.
Over at Paw Paw Bill, William Cotter writes about the John Edwards' confession in his post, If You Drink, Don't Drive.
….and what about the Booth Museum of Western Art in Cartersville? In his post Cowbows and Artists Paw Paw Bill relates the museum will be celebrating its fifth birthday on Saturday, August 23rd.
Single Moms Rock!, a blog that will be added to the blogroll here at Georgia on My Mind in the next batch of additions, shares Back to School is Exhausting, Part 1. Rockin’ Single Mom Sam shares, “This post is the first of a three part series of my exhausting experience with back-to-school activities in Georgia.”
Over at Sew Blessed Donna advises, “The party is over. No more lazing around in their underwear or PJs all day long. No more veggin’ out in front of the TV, Computer, Gameboy and/or Playstation all day…or at least while Mama is at work.” Head on over and check out the lovely faces of her boys….they seem to have the back to school blues.
Of course since it is that time of year when my own thoughts return to the business of school I’m focused on reforming education over at History Is Elementary. The video included in the post is from a BBC television show, but I swear I’ve heard some of the same conversations around the education table. It's amazing what educrats think parents can and can't do. I may just be a teacher, but I have faith in parents nine times out of ten.
The latest edition of of the Georgia Art Exchange Bulletin is available here. The Georgia Art Exchange consists of a group of real estate professionals supporting Georgia arts and culture. Check it out for gallery and class information as well as calls for submissions and much, much more.
Earlier this week I was contacted by Georgia Tech. Seems they are going to have a series of four environmentally/sustainability events this fall sponsored by the Innovations in Economic Development Forum which brings together researchers, students, economic developers and policy-makers to discuss leading-edge ideas and practices in economic development and innovation policy. The first event, Shrinking the Carbon Footprint in Metropolitan Areas will be September 3, 2008 and is free and open to the public. The program will begin at 12:30 and last until 2:00 p.m. You can arrive early to meet the speaker, Marilyn Brown, Professor of Energy Policy, Georgia Tech School of Public Policy, at noon for a brown bag lunch. The event location is Centergy Building @ Technology Square, 75 5th Street, NW, Atlanta in the Hodges Conference Room, third floor. Event planners can be reached by email at email@example.com . Look for my post later this week where I’ll relate more details about the other events this series.
Moonshine, a magazine of the southern arts is available online and free here. This month’s edition includes original writings, essays from the studio, writings on creativity and the culture of art, art and technology, and of course various reviews.
Well, that’s it for this edition of the Georgia Carnival. 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:
The next edition of the carnival will be found at Georgia on My Mind on Friday, August 29th. Posts can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or use the handy submission form. Submissions are due by Thursday, August 28th by 6:00 p.m.
Thanks for your continued support of the Georgia Carnival!