Yesterday, Crabby Old Lady explained that she was light on blogging because she was having a load a fun with a great page-turner of a novel she doesn't want to put down. And so it is, as I write this, on Tuesday afternoon, that after four-hour meeting with a potential reverse mortgage lender, my mind is mush and all I want to do is get back to the book.
You will just have to forgive me; until I finish that story, I'm not going to have much interest in anything related to this blog.
To give you a little bit of something to chew on, let me tell you about two online places I look forward to each morning and one that that was a fascinating surprise.
I've been reading Naked Capitalism every day for several years. It's a financial/economics blog run by Yves Smith who operates a management consulting firm that specialize in corporate finance. Each day, there are two or three original stories from Smith and others along with a collection of links to the best or most interesting or enlightening or infuriating financial stories online.
Although finance and economics is the blogs reason to be, there are often links to science stories and anything else that catches Smith's interest. What they have in common is that all are well chosen, excellent reads.
And then, to help keep up your spirits after all the bad news, there is always the “Antidote du jour” - a to-die-for-cute animal photo, every single day.
It's been around for a good while, but I've only recently discovered The Consumerist, the blog of Consumers Union with the subtitle “consumers bite back.” It's packed tips and complaints and stories about good deals and deals gone bad. It's fascinating.
I mentioned The Consumerist a few weeks ago when the blog gave its annual Worst Company in America award to my new cable provider, Comcast. What I didn't know then is this is the third year in a row Comcast has "won."
To the Supercave
Over a lifetime, I have read a few of stories about caving, spelunking that I found mildly interesting, but it's not much on my radar. Until this link popped into my mailbox this morning. An interview with a writer who has just published about the efforts of “extreme cavers” to find the deepest place on earth. It is fascinating – oh, and I found it on Naked Capitalism this morning.
Now I'm going to go finish that book. See you tomorrow.
At The Elder Storytelling Place today, Brenton “Sandy” Dickson: Seventies Madness