Welcome to the Georgia Blog Carnival!
The next carnival will be hosted here at Georgia on My Mind on Friday, September 26th. Submissions will be due Thursday, September 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 here , and the carnival archives are found here.
Since the last carnival two new categories have been added to help folks find the Georgia Blog they are looking for. Those categories are Family and Everyday Life as well as Politics. Look for more categories to be added each week.
Now… on to the highlights of Georgia blogging during the past two weeks.
Never Clever Whatsoever’s author….Ethan…..proves once again my own personal education theory that students always see through the insaneness public education has become. In his post Math Class Ethan explains that Georgia has instituted new math standards yet they aren’t even finished leaving his very qualified instructor and his fellow students hanging. Go weigh in on this issue and give Ethan your opinion.
For many Georgians if I say “Chattanooga” they might respond Civil War battle. While others might respond with the word aquarium, but there’s much, much more to our neighbor to the north…..Amy from The Q Family Adventure says, “Take a day trip from Atlanta to A Fun Day at Creative Discovery Museum in Chattanooga.”
Speaking of the word “aquarium” Jennifer from Atlanta on the Cheap provides Dive into Deals to See the Georgia Aquarium saying, “Use one of these deals to visit the Georgia Aquarium on the cheap.”
John over at Grasping for the Wind provides an interesting article where he begins, “This week, I asked our participant bloggers to discuss their opinions on using maps in Science Fiction and Fiction.” See all of the responses in his post Ask the Bloggers: Mapping SF and F.
We’ve heard a bunch of speeches lately due to the political process. How are you at public speaking? I’m very comfortable with nine and ten year olds, but I often quake in my boots when faced with speaking to large groups unless I’m absolutely prepared. Marcus Smith of MarcusASmith.com says, The fear of public speaking is ridiculous. Look inside to find out why.” Check out his post 3 Undeniable Reasons Why Public Speaking Fear is Ridiculous.
From Online Video Hacks Kevin Fleming provides some information concerning how to Watch Heroes Season 1 Online.
Paw Paw Bill provides Drill, Drill, Drill saying, “Democrats just don’t seem to be able to learn. They keep doing the same thing and expecting a different result. Unlike the Republicans, who keep doing the same thing and wanting the same result.”
With his post St. Paul Appeasement Paw Paw Bill takes a look at McCain’s VP choice and states, “Honorable as McCain’s service to his country has been, suffer as he did, a grateful nation will not likely elect him President as its way of saying thanks. He will need an idea or two for cleaning up some of the messes left behind by George Bush. Even if the polls show voters are ready for change, McCain can not just christen himself the candidate for change, while clinging to the failed policies of the Bush economy and Bush war.
Over at Quilts and Creativity Maria Peagler has written to Julia Wallace, editor of the AJC. Check out her Open Letter to the Atlanta Journal and Constitution. Maria’s a long-time subscriber and she’s upset over recent cutbacks and her local reporters who are leaving the paper in droves.
Over at Georgia Politics Unfiltered Andre Walker is discussing DeKalb County Elections Extends Early Voting Hours. I think the extensions are great. I took advantage of the extended hours in my own Douglas County and found it to be very easy and enjoyable. I hate lines!
Andre also has an opinion regarding why Democrats keep loosing……Educational Elitism Is One Reason Why Democrats Keep Losing. Andre had notice something about Democrats. “….they seem to think that they’re smarter than everyone else. And then they scratch their heads in amazement when a “less intelligent” candidate than theirs walks in and hands them another electoral defeat.”
High school football is now in full swing and James over at The Other Athens provides a Stephens County High School Pigskin Update here.
Felicia from Fluffy Flowers has been outdoor walking and is offering mushroom brain redux for those of us questing to see interesting images.
Treatment and Accountability Court?!? Ever hear of it? James over at The Other Athens gives Credit Where Credit Is Due regarding a particular program and in his post Talking Trash he really is…..literally.
Troy Davis is in prison and the State of Georgia has schedule him to die on September 23rd. Perhaps you saw his plight detailed on the news last night. Sara Ashes over at Ashes and Glass has posted some links to educate you regarding Mr. Davis, a video, and a way for you to help if you are so inclined. Read her post titled Do This Right Now.
Angela M. Otwell from the amo site shares another painting with us in her post titled Dogwood Tree
Pastor Bill from Provocative Church says, “Watch this video from a group of friends in East Atlanta and how they showed God love in a practical way by transforming a community.” Access the video at his post tittled You got BENCHED!
Dan Matthews from Oconee County, Georgia Politics - Recreation, News, Art, Music, Culture, Sports and More is discussing rednecks. He says, "Oconee County is the reddest of the red counties in a red state, still with our proximity to Athens we would like to think the rednecks remain due north of Atlanta, but alas...." Follow the rest of his comment in his post Frightening anti-Obama encounter in Oconee County.
Christmas in September? Yes, you can never be too early in book with Christmas planning. Jen from Jen's Genuine Life has found a great source for all of us who dislike the hectic pace and frazzled results the four weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas can become. Check out Jen’s post Christmas (Planning) in September? for some much needed H-E-L-P.
The Georgia Road Geek also known as Steve Williams keeps all of us advised regarding our road conditions and changes. In this edition of the Georgia Carnival he provides An I-520 Update From South Carolina
James at The Other Athens gives us some quick hits on local and state political doings in no particular order with his post Impertinent Observations. He discusses the election for the Clarke County Board of Education here.
Did you know Jackie K. Cooper’s fifth book is coming out this month? The Sun Remembers (published by Mercer University Press) is a collection of stories where Cooper remembers a life well lived. As each new day dawns, the sunrise provides us with memories of our past and in that way helps to shape our present and future. Jackie is avaiiable for booksignings and speaks to various groups. Look for information at Jackie's site or at your local bookstore.
Brandy Nagel over at Georgia Tech has been in touch again to advise the next environmental presentation at Georgia Tech. It will be on Wednesday, October 1, 2008 from 12 noon until 2:00 p.m. The presentation is titled Addressing Environmental Challenges in the Southeast Through Green Building Technology and will be given by Dennis Creech, the Executive Director of Southface Energy Institute. The presentation will be held at the Centergy Building at Technology Square which is also 75 5th Street, NW….3rd Floor…the Hodges Room in Atlanta.
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, September 26th. Posts can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or use the handy submission form. Submissions are due by Thursday, September 25th by 6:00 p.m.
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