Saturday, August 11, 2007

Sunday Blog Chatter: I'm In Love

....with a blog called Love Writes. I stumbled across it today in someone's BlogLog and found it intoxicating. Therefore, I am drunk. Listen to this.......(and make sure your children are not peeking over your shoulder.) "My body could go on no longer and I lay on the bed, spread out in all my womanliness, breathing heavily. My last conscious image before I drifted off was of him on raised elbow staring down at me with glowing, glassy cat eyes." Trust me, you DO want to read what came before. It's from a post called Crescendo.
I know what you're thinking. "Mimi, you've been alone too long." Oh hush. Even without the benefit of this damned dry spell in my boudoir I would love these words. I admire her writing because it is real and snags the reader's heart and senses. A few of my favorites from this site are Silence In the Air and The Ride and Letter To Him. As she writes in her very first post " I may sometimes swoon in my memories like I am a teenager but that is what love does. I fell in love with him when I was a girl and we journeyed together into my womanhood, into his manhood, into our life. These things I must write to see the words......." Thank you, lovely writer, for letting us see them too.

And to add to my semi-scandalous and dizzy behavior there is Kathleen Maher's site. Simply stunning. It is called Diary of a Heretic. Kathleen is a published author with accolades to her credit and rightfully so. Her blog contains daily original fiction interspersed with excerpts from her novel, Diary of a Heretic, presented in serial form. Lately, she's taken to writing non-fiction posts that are, to put it mildly, intensely personal and balm to this reader's soul. I could spend all day wandering through her words. Listen to this (no need to lock up your children this time)"Propose an emotion or belief and my mind automatically acknowledges its opposite. I catch in full the after-image of the black field that comes from staring at stark white. Consider yin and yang, vice and virtue, joy and sorrow, love and hate—and extending my agenda from last week—euphoria and despair. To maintain sanity, most people steer their feelings toward the middle. An old-fashioned romantic temperament, however, gives passion (reason’s opposite) free rein. But then for such high indulgence, she suffers comparable punishment." (C. Kathleen Maher 2007) And there's more great writing where that came from. Her candid recounting of her young sister's death, the various euphoric and painful stages of her life are juxtaposed with a palpable presence of Catholic school underpinnings - and the courage she has to bleed onto the page. Once you start reading her blog, you can't stop. Better bring a hankie for the down moments and your dancing shoes for the other. It's that good.
A few of my favorites are Euphoric Love, Euphoria With a Cause and the excerpt above from
The Total Opposite. Happy reading.

Then along comes Jennifer from The Big Book of You. Just the medicine I needed. She's talking about peace and healing. I like to call her blog an "oasis." Soothing, healing, energizing, positive and always on the cutting edge of new ideas and concepts. In this post she shares with her readers a movement called Unplug For Peace which was started by John Berg.
He merges Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr. with an idea to take one day in January and pause for peace across the world. "Think of it as rebooting the computer known as America" writes John. I'm all for that!

Jennifer recently wrote a chapter in Joe Vitale's new book called The Key, available now at If you don't know who Joe Vitale is, think The Secret.  Does that ring a bell?
She is also working on an exciting writing project of her own and made a Big Book of You mini-movie. Click here to pre-order her book and see the movie. It is endorsed by Jack Canfield (think Chicken Soup For the Soul) and will be published in the fall of 2007. I hope you will take time to read this talented and ground-breaking author in our midst.

UPDATE! Thanks to Colloquium for asking me to be a guest blogger on her fabulous site today. Click here to read the article for Blog Your Blessings Sunday. I am honored!

So that's Sunday Blog Chatter for this week. Lots of reading to do! Hope you enjoy it and have a restful P.E.A.C.E.F.U.L day. I will be here tomorrow with Monday Mimisms and another menacing meme for your pleasure.


Akelamalu said...

Thanks for pointing me in the direction of some brilliant reading.

Have a good Sunday.

Bond said...

ummm I need to stay away first thing Sunday morning ..that blog seems too steamy right now....

But I will spin over and check it sometime.

Anonymous said...

Great referrals, Mimi. I'll have to check them out sometime. You know, it's funny. I get steamed up when I write intimate scenes, when I read intimate scenes. Let's face it. It doesn't take me much to get steamed up these days. When is this going to end? (I feel like I'm in puberty.)

Mimi Lenox said...

Akelamalu - You're welcome. They really are that good.

Mimi Lenox said...

Bond - Wise decision. Even I had to take a cold shower after reading.

Of course, then I re-read it.

Mimi Lenox said...

Gem - I have one word for you, hotstuff. ENJOY.

Sandy Carlson said...

I really enjoyed your post on Colloquium. This is a lovely blog. Thanks for dropping by Writing in Faith and leaving note. I'll be back!

TR said...

I never imagined my blog would ever be referred to as steamy! I feel so titillating now. Which truthfully I quite enjoy!

It is wonderful what you do and I am honored that Love Writes was included amongst so many great blogs.

To use your own words...thank you, lovely writer, for letting others see them too.

Travis said...

Recently my lady has been joining me in my blog rounds. She's also branching off into sites she finds interesting.

The ones you feature here are on her radar now. Thanks!

Mimi Lenox said...

Sandy - Appreciate the visit. Do come back. I don't always talk about dungeons ya know.

TR - You are most welcome.

Travis - Great! I love these blogs and think the writers are of great talent. So many blogs, so little time.

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