the strongest links (september 26)

twizzlers copyIrish People Taste American Snacks on youtube.  This is wonderful. There’s one little naughty word and a whole bunch of really funny ones. “It tastes like the color grey.”

How to Become an Actor (or Author or Pastor or Filmmaker or…..) from rebelstorytellers.com. This is so true. I’ve blogged for eight years and did freelance on the side for five before going full-time. If you really want something–not the name in lights version of it, but the real thing–you’ll be willing to pay your dues.

Generation X’s Journey from Jaded to Sated on salon.com. “There’s always speculation about why certain generations are happier than others. …


growing pain

Yesterday I posted this quote from Alice Walker on Facebook:

Some periods of our growth are so confusing that we don’t even recognize that growth is happening. We may feel hostile or angry or weepy and hysterical, or we may feel depressed. It would never occur to us, unless we stumbled on a book or a person who explained it to us, that we were in fact in the process of change, of actually becoming larger, spiritually, than we were before. Whenever we grow, we tend to feel it, as a young seed must feel the weight and inertia of the earth as it seeks to break out of its shell on its way to becoming a plant. Often the feeling is anything but pleasant. …

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