Recommended reading

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Here are the blog posts I liked most this week.

Anybody who writes about coffee and God in the same blog post gets my attention. Alyssa Mallgrave did. Read The Keurig, the Chemex, and Dietary Gnosticism

An old friend of mine very nearly lost his son in a car accident last week, and then Heather Munro wrote how her husband’s friend did just lose a daughter in a car accident. Heather reflects on love and loss. Read A love letter … to love

Writing for Curbside Classic, Paul Niedermeyer tells the story of Ford’s first V8 engine in the context of its time, and how it ignited America’s love affair with eight-cylinder power. Read 1932 Ford V8 — America’s V8 Love Affair Starts Here


3 responses to “Recommended reading”

  1. hmunro Avatar

    I am so honored you’ve chosen to feature another of my blog posts, Jim! Though I’m a bit red in the face to admit I took this post down the following day. It felt gratuitous somehow to talk about cheering my husband up with a photography book when a dear friend is facing the unimaginable horror of losing a child. But if I may, I can sum up my post for your readers in a few words: Life is fleeting, no matter how long we live. But if we’re lucky enough to love — and to be loved in return — then at least our brief existence has meaning.
    Love is the meaning of life.

    With my sincere apologies to you and your readers …

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Heather, I’m sad that you took the post down. What I liked so much about it was that while you could do nothing for the family that suffered such a devastating loss, you took care of your husband’s emotional needs. That’s so loving, and I liked it a lot.

      1. hmunro Avatar

        Aw, Jim … what a sweet observation! I hadn’t thought of it that way — I was only considering it from the perspective of the father, who stops by my blog often. I was afraid that seeing mention of the accident might be jarring for him if he was stopping by for a little distraction and entertainment. Anyway, I’m very sorry to make you sad. :( But thanks again for your kind words.

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