The Highlights of Writing

Sometimes the words flow smoothly from my finger tips. The stars align and every­thing comes together into a beautiful post or story.

Other times writing is like pulling teeth.

Tonight writing is hard. I have a lot to say and I want to say it. I want to tell you about the things I have been reading about, the things I observed in Jamaica, and the sweeping changes that have been intro­duced into my life. Instead I’m sitting here strug­gling to find words.

So today you get a high­lights. Over the past few days I’ve come across some things I think you’d enjoy more than the rubbish I would hammer out tonight.

Onto the links!

Lessons in Funem­ploy­ment — If you missed it, Mike of The Bleacher Seats guest posted for me last week. The three part series had some great insights into unem­ploy­ment and over­coming the emotions of being unemployeed.

Play Dead — This is what you get when you mix Dawn of the Dead with Homeward Bound. Yes, you heard that right.

C40X — Brandon has just started “C40x” where he will read the entire new testament in 40 days. It’s ambitious but worth doing once! Check out what he’s already learned from day 1 and 2 and join him if you’ve got a few spare minutes over the next 40 days.

Parents, Dress Your Daughters — This article by LZ Granderson really hits the nail on the head. I could not agree with it more. “That is the purpose of a push-up bra, right? To enhance sex appeal by lifting up, pushing together and basically show­casing the wearer’s breasts. Now, thanks to AF Kids, girls don’t have to wait until high school to feel self-conscious about their, uhm, girls.” (there’s a great follow up video at the top of the page that is worth a quick viewing)

Every Life Has A Story — This amazing video was produced by Chick-Fil-A to “remind us that everyone we interact with is a chance to create a remark­able expe­ri­ence.” It’s worth watching a few times.

Regular posts are back on Tuesday.

6 Responses to “The Highlights of Writing”

  1. dustin April 28, 2011 at 7:48 AM #

    YES! Loved that Chickfila video.

    Welcome back!!

    • Alex April 28, 2011 at 5:40 PM #

      Thank you, Dustin!

      I loved that video too. I keep watching it over and over again to remind myself of how important it is to remember that everyone around me has a story

  2. Brandon April 28, 2011 at 9:01 AM #

    Cool. I loved all of those links. And thanks for sharing mine…I really appre­ciate it!

    • Alex April 28, 2011 at 5:41 PM #

      No problem, Brandon. I’m root’n for you!

  3. Mike Luna April 28, 2011 at 11:21 AM #

    Let me sum up this post:
    “I’m Alex and I’m too lazy to provide any real content.”

    Then you take a nap.

    • Alex April 28, 2011 at 5:42 PM #

      don’t give away my secrets!

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