Monday, August 4, 2008

advice from the upper brackets

Mark Daniels wrote a good post about things he has learned from his marriage.

While I am relatively new at both marriage and parenthood, I can say that they almost seem to be living entities separate from ourselves. It has benefited me to remain open to being changed by them, and by accepting those changes when they come.

It has also proven beneficial to be willing to consider the kind of advice Mr. Daniels gives. Being a father and a husband are the two biggest projects I've ever been involved with. I will take all of the help I can get.


I've added some new links to the free refill section.

Lodo Grdzak Stays Put and Watches the World Go Round : I became aware of this blog when Lodo Grdzak decided to click on the links in his favorite music category, and found me. After looking at his musical interests, I presume he clicked on the link for Dave Douglas, the great jazz trumpeter (and heir to Miles Davis in my estimation). He left a comment on one of my posts, and I responded and then checked his blog out. Very good writing, very interesting character, very large font, lots of pictures. Check it out.

The Skeptic Society & Magazine: Because Skeptic is one of my favorite magazines, and skepticism should be taught to kids in elementary school. Skepticism (often confused with cynicism) is the thing that keeps our minds functioning and free.

Conblogeration: helmed by a guy named Pastor Jeff. He seems to be decidedly a man of the right, and (no surprise), writes about Christianity alot. If this is a turn-off, I can say that he is also frequently funny and insightful.

and, not a new link, but Brian Foley has a new story called The Hook at Hobart magazine. It's good, and short. You could print it up and read it on the toilet.

More writers should strive for such precision.


Lodo Grdzak said...

Thanks for the shout out my man. Like I mentioned, I've got you bookmarked and always stop at the Medicine Cabinet when I go blog scrolling. Enjoy the week!

Mark Daniels said...

Thank you, Spencer. You're right about the importance of this husband and father stuff, I think.

God bless!