Welcome to the Georgia Blog Carnival…
The bloggers featured here are all part of the extensive list of bloggers from Georgia I have listed in the right sidebar of this site. Any Georgia blogger can submit a post to the carnival, or a blogger from another state or country can submit a post for inclusion if the topic is Georgia related.
I remain engrossed in my efforts to categorized all of the Georgia blogs on the blogroll. Several new categories were added this week, and I will be adding new categories every few days for the next month. Check back often.
The next carnival will be published here at Georgia on My Mind on Friday, August 28th. Submissions will be due Thursday, August 27thth.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 carnival can be found here and the carnival archives are found here.
Now on to the carnival:
Hot Topic…..Health Care Reform
Slyram provides an opinion over at Project Logic GA with the post Palin Isakson and the Healthcare Debate stating, “Stop right there and let me give my take on the difference between misinformation and lying.”
Hmmm…..does something smell fishy????? James is all about the “fish” aspect of the health care reform debate. Check his post out titled Red Fish Blue Fish over at The Other Athens.
and here are the latest postings from some other political blogs on the blogroll:
Erick at Confessions of a Political Junkie offers CBO Tells Congress That Should Obamacare "Work", It'll Drive Up Costs.
GriftDrift at Drifting Through the Grift gives us Town Hall Twist and Shout….his take on Hank Johnson’s recent town hall meeting with voters.
Jason at JasonPye.Com weighs in with a notice……Jim Marshall to Hold Two Town Hall Meetings
Religion and Culture
Recently my pastor gave a series of sermons on building in margin in our lives…..slowing down, concentrating on what’s important….that sort of thing. Doug Payton over at Considerettes discusses a different kind of margin in his post Marginalized by the Bible. Doug tells me his post is part of a segment he does for the Shire Network News. He discusses an exhibit in Glasgow, England where patrons were allowed to write in the margins of a Bible. The results were not what the artist intended.
Out and About in Georgia and Beyond
Over at Fluffy Flowers Felicia shares with us a colorful visit to Lockerly Arboretum in Middedgeville, Georgia….. a former home of Georgia author Flannery O’Conner.
Speaking of Flannery O’Connor, Paw Paw Bill visited O’Connor’s Savannah home on Lafayette Square and shares pictures and tales of O’Connor’s backward walking chicken in his post Flannery O'Connor's Savannah.
I have to agree with Paw Paw Bill concerning his love of Savannah. I have my own love affair with the place well. My husband and I spent the day there on July 28th, our anniversary. Over at History Is Elementary I posted a video of images from various squares and other areas of Savannah complete with music and a little text thrown in here and there…….the video is titled Street Scenes From Savannah.
Mr. Elementaryhistoryteacher and I had actually been to MY St. Augustine….and hit Savannah on the way home and in case you missed it –
last weekend was spent at the West Georgia Balloon Festival.
Over at Atlanta With Kid Travel Blog we are given glimpse into one family’s trip to Asheville, North Carolina…..a great destination. Check out Weekend Escape From Atlanta....Asheville, NC. There’s so much more to Asheville than just the Biltmore estate.
Passing the time with our Passions
In her post Slow Exposures 2009 Donna, The Barefoot Photographer, provides a look at her two submissions to this years Slow Exposures photography exhibit, a showing that celebrates the rural south and preserves those images and scenes that we all remember and are gone.
Amy over at The Q Family Adventures Travel Blog provides 5 Tips for the Newbie in Family Backyard Camping……Amy states, “As a newbie in the camping world, I have learned a lot during our first family backyard camping. The vast varieties of camping products are mind-boggling. Who knows, there are that many types of tents, sleeping bags and sleeping pads.”
Hmmm…..Blogging and using social media can be a passion, can’t it? At least it is around here at my house. Sometimes I’m a little too passionate about it.
Mostly Media's own SpaceyG has decided to help us muddle through the social media jungle by providing us with Social Media Cooking School. I sincerely hope episode two isn’t far behind because I recently jumped into the mix at Facebook much to the chagrin of my 20-something son and teenaged daughter. Help me, SpaceyG!!!!!!
And what about security on the Internet and our privacy…..
Ariel Silverstone's blog has a tagline that states, “Leadership and innovation in risk management and information security”, and he’s also passionate about physical security, technology evangelism, and public speaking. In his most recent posting, The Maine Event....a Discussion Regarding Maine's New Privacy Law…..he gives us the good, the bad, and the ugly.
Literature and Art
Over at the Wrens Nest Online Lane has posted a great analysis titled 1967 Editorial Condemns Segregation at the Wren's Nest and Praises Uncle Remus. Lane states, "The editorial is a damning criticism of the Joel Chandler Harris Memorial Association that ran our museum until 1983. But it’s also an eloquent defense of Joel Chandler Harris and Uncle Remus that is just as relevant today as it was 40 years ago.” Go….go now and read……the post is top-notch!
Paul’s blog, Classic Ground, is a site that mixes beliefs and premises related to art, cultural literacy, and even a little Notre Dame football. He recently wrote about R.A. Miller, a folk artist. In his post titled, Lord Love You, Paul states, “[The exhibit] Lord Love You [is] drawn entirely from the private collection of Carl and Marian Mullis, [and] presents many of Miller’s best known themes – God, country, popular culture, and animals – plus some art highlighting his social and religious commentary.”
This Southern Thing of Ours
Where Insulin Meets Insolence: Lynne's Pancreatic Prattle is a brand spanking new blog to the Georgia blogroll. Lynne writes that she is a freelance writer and registred pharmacist (those are good to have around, ya know?) and she resides in North Georgia where she is very proud of her native status as a Georgian and loves the fact that she grew up in the rural south of our fair state. She also tells me she’s so full of herself that she maintains two blogs. Gee, do you think I should tell her I maintain three? :) Enjoy Lynne’s post, Southern By the Grace of God which examines all of those stereotypes that we native Southerners must endure.
Lynne’s other blog, I Have Measured Out My Life in MP3s also recounts her journey as a born and bred Southerner who is married to a wonderful man, a mother to a precocious four-year old, characterizes herself as intolerant, vain, opinionated, somewhat lazy, verbose, and fluent sarcasm. Yep, she’s a Southern woman, all right! Yet she continues that she does believe in Jesus, Rick Bragg, family values, childhood innocence, shoe shopping, and the Harvard comma. Lynne does have a secret though……..read her post She Don't Use Jelly to discover what it is.
Another new blog on the Georgia blogroll is the blog of Michael Lawson Neff, an Atlanta based personal injury attorney. His topics range from national law topics to topics of local interest from a legal point of view. In his postDo Red Light Cameras Prevent Accidents?, a particular camera is examined that was reactivated in Duluth, and he provides some interesting data.
Colleen over at Facing the Sharks asks the questions, “Should the Georgia Court of Appeals candidates for judge be allowed to solicit donations from lawyers and corporations, even though they may appear before the judge for litigation?” See her post Justice For Hire ...Now Pay the Nice Judge a Campaign Donation
Education News and Views
Well, it’s begun…..the schoolyear, that is. Donna, over at Sew Blessed has posted the annual back to school pictures, yet something’s a bit different this year. Ian is beginning the 11th grade…..head on over to Yet Another First Day of School and see something unusual. Yes, examine the pictures very, very carefully. Let us know if you find something amiss! :)
Switching gears to address the money side of education James at The Other Athens compares one school system to the one in his area and asks, “What Do They Know That We Do Not?”
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 here at Georgia on My Mind on Friday, August 28th. Posts can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or use the handy submission form.
Submissions are due by Thursday, August 27th by 6:00 p.m.
Thanks for your continued support of the Georgia Carnival!