Friends I Haven’t Met Yet have been busy posting:
Shane asks Where Are All The Male Teachers?
My son was in an all-boys’ school where he had several excellent male teachers and to this day is inspired by their example.
GM Roper asks, Will Texas Hispanics Abandon Hillary for Obama?
Mamacita remembers the Fractured Fairy Tales on Leap Day:
Kevin is now nine years old today.
Via Marc, Obama Offers Wild Revision of His Own History
My friend Horacio of The Money Map Report sees Better Times Ahead
Special thanks to Larwyn
It’s time for a Friends I Haven’t Met Yet roundup:
The Anchoress says Michelle Obama is just Hillary redux, and The Anchoress is right.
Siggy tackles Confusion And The Crumbling Nation and hits the ball out of the ballpark while I mix my metaphors.
Laurie Kendrick comes across The Stamp of Disapproval.
Jeremayakovka quotes U. S. Grant.
Spanish Pundit has a bilingual post on why Kosovo’s independence is not a good thing.
John Chappell ponders the news in Barcelona.
ShrinkWrapped opens the archive on The Arab Mind.
Mamacita goes shopping.
Since I was at CPAC I haven’t done a roundup of posts by my Friends I Haven’t Met Yet for a while, so here it is:
GM Roper asks, Iraq: Who to believe – Terrorists or Democrats?
Siggy revisits his devastating post on abortion in It’s A Tough Life
It’s Lent, and The Anchoress wants to know Do you keep holy water in your house?
One of the best things about Sundays is that you can look forward to Francis Porretto’s ruminations. Yesterday he wrote about Pain and desire.
Laurie Kendrick lets it all hang out in An Utter Obama-Nation
Mamacita has a vase or two of Fresh Flowers.
I was planning on going to tango lessons tonight but maybe I’ll stay home and rest; maybe I’m coming down with a cold.
Matt Sanchez was at CPAC (therefore he’s not a FIHMY) and flew to Paris to appear in TV5’s Kioske. He was sensational.
It’s been a busy Monday here at casa de Fausta but I came across some really interesting stuff while waiting for dinner to cook:
Friend I Haven’t Met Yet (FIHMY) Arthur Chrenkoff has an excellent article Good News From Iraq? More than in the Past
At Cafe Hayek, I Worry Much Less About the Reality than About the Reactions and I agree with Brian Wesbury when he says that the economy is fine.
The Anchoress, also a FIHMY, has another lovely post on beautiful music.
And last but not least, Dreams Into Lightning has an excellent roundup, “The thugs in Tehran stay busy, Palestinian officials like to create a little atmosphere, and more.” Go read it.
I was on my way home yesterday afternoon when I saw this in a bookshop window:
I love bassets, and had to take a look.
Well, it’s the old Strunk and White, only this time it’s been improved with witty illustrations by Maira Kalman. The full color pictures highight the text at the same time that they add humor and sometimes insightful nuances to the rules.
I bought it, recommended it to two other FIHMY, and sent one for a birthday gift.
Yes, buy it for the pictures!
Siggy posts about the podcast,
We talked about the natural and spiritual relationship between food and religion- feeding the body and feeding the soul, and the similarities between communing with family over meals at home and communing with God in a House of Worship. We hope to be able to expand on these and other issues in a follow up podcast.
Julie masquerades as the author of a couple of blogs, but in fact she’s a terrific writer, literary and film critic. More than that, she writes cogently and with clarity.
Siggy also talked about ice cream emergencies, a tradition we all must start in our own homes.
You can listen to the podcast here. I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as I enjoyed talking to Julie and Siggy.
Tim Blair has been diagnosed with cancer and has a difficult battle ahead of him.
GM Roper urges him to fight on,
This coming February 6th will be the 2nd anniversary of my surgery and I count myself two years in full remission as the CT scan and P.E.T. scan following surgery were both clean. But I didn’t do it by myself. I had God in my corner, my family, my friends, my readers and my medical staff. They all pulled me through and what ever comes for you (or for me for that matter) we can never overlook their kindnesses and generosity expressed through their love, their skill, their knowledge and their caring for another human being.
Hang in there, a good attitude and a determination to “Fight On” is more critical than you can ever imagine. We are all pulling for you and don’t ever forget that.
You must go read the rest of GM’s post.
GM Roper was my podcast guest last September. You can listen to the podcast here
Betsy says, Poor Hillary: they’re just not into you.
Friend I Haven’t Met Yet (FIHMY) Jeremayakovka’s having huckmares, while Beth (another FIHMY) calls Iowa an archaic, stupid, expensive, absurd process that gives undue weight to voters that do not represent America as a whole.
Iowa caucus critique
FIHMY Laurie Kendrick is celebrating her first 100,000 views. Go say hi and help her get to 200,000.
Maria – a very dear friend who’s put up with me for decades – tells me that A cold spell soon to replace global warming. Right now it’s 14F outside, so I want to know where’s my global warming, or has it been replaced already?
Another friend I haven’t met yet, GM Roper, posts on healthcare: Just Give Me A Corner To Die In. The Anchoress (also a FIHMY) realizes that If you’re not perfect you might as well just die, while Doug Ross (also a FIHMY) finds a sickening punchline.
After Wednesday’s troubles with my podcast, which had to be cancelled, I’ll be doing a 15-minute podcast today at 11AM. FIHMY Siggy will be calling in, and you can join us by calling (646) 652-2639, and I’ll also have live chat. It would be a big help if you could join us.
Hopefully this one will go better than Wednesday’s!