Monday, October 09, 2006

It's Monday, which means . . .

. . . it is once again time for the Kansas Guild of Bloggers' weekly Carnival. This week's Carnival is comprised of a couple of submissions received via the Submit button and a sampling of recent posts from other Guild members that I've selected. I hope you'll visit them and maybe even find a blogger whose work you like but hadn't known about before.

In view of the length of today's Carnival, the rest of the post is below the fold.

First up are those posts received via the Submit button:

Over at Three O'Clock in the Morning, emawkc submits photos and commentary documenting the felling of an especially-large tree in his neighborhood in Timber.

In his post, Gemini space suit in Kansas, Josh of Thoughts from Kansas links to a story about the recent finding of a space suit from the Gemini program found in a Kansas antique mall.

And now, my selection of recent posts from KGB members:

Ariel of Bittersweet Life recently attended, and came back intellectually and spiritually fired up from, a conference called Desiring God; he's been posting summaries of and responses to the talks of the various speakers. In this post, he provides links to summaries by the speakers and to mp3s of their talks, along with links to his own, earlier posts.

Joel Mathis of Cup o' Joel puts the Royals on notice that their blame-it-on-the-small-market strategy no longer holds water when this year's division playoffs are dominated by small-market teams.

At his blog, Becoming & Staying Debt Free, The Prince of Thrift assures us that financial guru Dave Ramsey has not gone to the dark side that is accepting credit cards as payment for books sold at his site.

Having apparently gotten past his recent blogger's existentialist angst/crisis of faith (you may choose), j.d. of evolution is now participating in and blogs on what he's so far learned in The Citizen Journalism Academy, hosted by the Lawrence Journal-World with the goal of fostering love and harmony (and mutual respect) between/among traditional media and bloggers.

I liked Happy in Bag's brief post on her just-as-brief reveries at new-home construction sites. There's a poem lurking about those exposed wall studs, methinks.

Bruce Alderman of It Seems to Me has a brief but fine post on the relationship between faith and authority.

Many KGBers members posted remembrances of the passing of Buck O'Neil, the unofficial goodwill ambassador of baseball's Negro League. Here is Kelly in Kansas' post.

'Tis the season: Over at My Thoughts, KS Cowboy decides to talk a little politics.

Pat Hayes of Red State Rabble meditates on the ironies of "fiscal conservatism" as practiced by the Kansas State Board of Education.

Paul Decelles of The Force That Through . . . announces that he is something of the blogosphere's version of a media star!

The Science Ethicist reviews the reviewers in a fisking of the Citizens for Literary Standards in Schools' criticism of Toni Morrison's novel, Song of Solomon, presently on the reading list for Kansas' Blue Valley School District. Funny . . . I don't remember any of that stuff in Song of Solomon as I was teaching it at my previous school (a Baptist-affiliated college, I might add); but then again, my students and I weren't, you know, looking for the naughty bits.

Gwynne of The Shallow End meditates on the unhappy nexus of refrigerators and technology.

And last but not least, The "D" of What the Deuce? tells some jokes.

Thanks for coming by. Be sure to catch next Monday's Carnival at the above-mentioned Thoughts from Kansas.

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emawkc said...

Excellent roundup! Thanks for doing all the extra legwork. I've updated the Blog Carnival link.

Paul Decelles said...

Great job!

sorry I didn't get anything in...personal life does interfere but have one all set for the nexr carnival!


"The D" said...

Thanks for the link John! I appriciate ya!

John B. said...

Thank you to all of you. It was fun to have a look at what the KGBers are up to . . . and a little sad to see the number of bloggers, some quite prominent, who have fallen by the wayside. But others will join our ranks, I hope.

Thanks again.