If you read my "Monday Stuff" columns, you know that I wander about the Internet a lot. (More than I should sometimes, to my embarrassment.) Partly, it's to find good stuff for you, Gentle Readers. And partly I Just Enjoy Being Nosy. A typical writer's stance, I guess. I'm the one sitting at the back table in the coffee shop, quietly listening and absorbing the conversations around me. It may not look like I'm paying attention -- but I am.
By the way, I just realized that Blogger hasn't been notifying me about reader comments...there were 18 waiting! I've put some on the posts, and kept some (like yours, Barbara) to enjoy for myself.
I read a number of bloggers regularly. They're often traveling somewhere (like A Life By Design), figuring out ways to stretch their budget (A Thrifty Mom in Boise) or have a totally different life than my own (Tight Fisted Miser).
Some bloggers are pretty radical (Short Little Rebel); some can be rude (Len Penzo -- especially his weekly 'Hot Coffee' diatribes). Some, like Money Beagle, share my Christian faith (and interest in frugality). Many do not.
Now and then, I post comments on these 'friends' blogs. Yes, I choose to think of them that way. Sometimes I agree with their viewpoint; sometimes not. But I try really hard to be as tactful as possible, when disagreeing. After all, it's their turf -- I'm just visiting.
I'm making you, Gentle Readers, a promise. Right here and now.
If you visit this blog regularly --
You. Will. Never. Be. Insulted.
Or condescended to.
NO MATTER WHAT.
You can disagree with me. In fact, I welcome the chance to hear other viewpoints on whatever subject we're talking about. You can even be obnoxious about it. (Just a little, I hope.)
I will never treat you like an amiable idiot. Or brand you as scum, if you aren't this, that or the other thing. I just won't.
Let me hear from you now and then.
Sunday lunch was barely finished when the text came. 'We just pulled into Castle Rock,' it read. 'We'll wash off the ...
You couldn't tell it by looking here ... But as I mentioned last Monday , Quilter's Newsletter magazine will be no more afte...
Sue Garman, of Friendswood, TX, died recently of lung cancer. She was an amazing quilt designer, an aficionado of applique (it was her...
Since Donald Trump has been elected as the next American president, that is? Apparently not. I am growing increasingly tired of bloggers...