Friday, February 3, 2012

Friday Surf Report -- Things I Like

  • There's a common theme running through many of my posts, and that is one of escape. I'm just about dying to escape, actually -- perhaps to one of the cabins featured on freecabinporn, like this one in Finland. No offense, but I don't want company. You'll have to pick your own porn.

  • My friends Erika of The Flight of Our Hummingbird and Phil Dzalio of Healing, Empowering and Thriving continue the struggle with Amber, The Girl Who Would Insist on the Distinction Between Non-Persons, Humans and Persons Despite Being Admonished By Persons Old Enough to Be Her Mother, Wise Enough To Be Shamans and Angry Enough To Rip Holes in the Ozone. Erika, who is not only brilliant but incredibly funny, told me that her comments  to Amber (that were possibly the longest comments known to the blogging world) on Amber's website, where she proudly carries on the discussion using all the knowledge that her recent Bachelor's degree in Philosophy has gotten her, demonstrated her (Erika's) own commonality with the None Shall Pass Knight of Monty Python's Holy Grail. I think it's an apt comparison for many of us in the disability community who just can't give it up. Our formidable strength and resilience, though, is only as strong as our ability to not take ourselves seriously. We do have the most amazing senses of humor, if I do say so myself.

  • I'm savoring the last pages of The Hare with Amber Eyes by Edmund De Waal. I've written about it before and highly recommend it.

  • I love children's books. I really love vintage ones. I really, really like this blog.


  1. I love that children's book site ... Erika and Phil - no more picking at the scab of Amber! Your village is full of people who honor you and your children and all our children.

  2. Is there anything as small as a cabin which we can fill with such huge magic?
    Maybe a children's book.
    Love you, Elizabeth. We all have our own porn, don't we? I feel sorry for those whose porn has to be based on genitals and not much else.

  3. Elizabeth thank you for the link to the vintage book site....I too have a thing for old books, especially children's books. I love finding a book from my childhood that I adored and enjoyed reading them to my children. I rarely give a children's book away.

    I love to get lost in a book.....

  4. I really need a cabin too. My grief counsellor told me as much. At least she told me to get away. I would like to go anywhere with Internet connection and a comfortable bed. I could post and sleep. Bliss.

  5. That scene is one of our favorites: "It's just a flesh wound!" - classic. Thank you for the smiles.

  6. here's to senses of humor, cabins in finland, monty python, and children's books.

  7. And so, as we put the Amber saga to rest for awhile, I'm reminded:

    "The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently."
    Friedrich Nietzsche, The Dawn, Sec. 297
    German philosopher (1844 - 1900)

    Along the way, that youth got corrupted. I have learned after 64 years and accept that no matter what is done, change in some is never possible...maybe in another lifetime?
    So, on to newer challenges and they are there . . .with vigor. My warmest regards...

  8. What a cool book blog. Thanks for sharing. I don't like that cabin in Finland.....I need trees and a Pizza place.

  9. I love your blog. Of course, that is immaterial. But, I do anyways.

    So funny to see those Knights. I almost was removed from that movie because I was laughing too hysterically.

    You are right about the senses of humors and strength.

  10. OMG...Monty Python! I have a brother who can recite that entire skit verbatim. Not to mention, other lines like: "Are you suggesting coconuts migrate?"

  11. I love that Amber and Phil were willing to take up the mantle, but I worry that engaging in dialogue with this woman only serves to help her believe that anything she says has merit. After a while, she has to know that to all rational, loving, compassionate humans her words sound like the Peanuts' characters parents (wah-wah, wah-wah, wah-wah).

    Thanks for the other links!



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