This week I learned that the day Dave Cournoyer started daveberta is the day I went into labour with my second child. Coincidence? Utterly. But two good things born around the same time is worth noting, I think.
“Blogging is a great hobby and Alberta politics continues to offer great content,” Dave writes in his 10th anniversary post. We’re lucky he feels that way. Daveberta is essential reading, not only on the subject but as a demonstration of passion and intelligence in action. (Photo of Dave Cournoyer courtesy of Mark Blevis, used under Creative Commons licence.)
What else caught my eye?
- Marliss Weber is resolved to learn how to knit, and has found just the teacher.
- Nikki Van Dusen has some useful tips on how to blog when you think you’re not a blogger.
- James Leask and Brandon Schatz talk to Kelly Thompson, the writer who is reviving the Jem and the Holograms comic.
- The artist behind Breakfast Jones explores her influences.
- Dajana Fabjanovich has found a breathing technique to calm her brain down at bedtime.
- Lindsey McNeill is feeling the fear and doing it anyway.
I’ve got a soft spot for history. To wit:
- Elizabeth Walker’s tea-party research led her to the history of Reed’s China and Gift Shop.
- Lawrence Herzog recounts the remarkable life of Alex Decoteau.
- Vintage Edmonton finds a truly bonkers civil defence survival guide from 1957.
- Jaron Williams recalls the time Winston Churchill visited Edmonton.
Back to politics:
- Natasha Chiam has had it up to here with “boys will be boys” excuses for misogynistic behaviour.
- Janelle Aker argues that the debate over gay-straight alliances is not the time for raising other reasons kids are bullied at school.
- David Climenhaga reminds us of the subversive nature of poet Robbie Burns.
And, since we started with a stalwart of Edmonton’s blogosphere, let’s end with two more: Sharon Yeo and Mack Male document their very Edmonton wedding in classic Mack-and-Sharon fashion.
You could find just as many blogs that suit your particular fancy at ShareEdmonton. That’s where I find most of mine.
I collect my picks in this Flipboard magazine, too. If you’re ever wondering what I’m on about, ask me @karenunland.