Daily Archives: April 20, 2011

Noteworthy Links #17

Spread the word

  • Piles of books were burned in the Colorado City, Az, the polygamous community that borders Utah. These books were meant for a new library, and instead found themselves turned to ash.
  • Three Cups of Fraud – Author Greg Mortensen is facing accusations of making up most of his highly acclaimed memoir, Three Cups of Tea. Watch the 60 minute segment with the author as he tries to defend himself against the allegations.
  • What could be the missing element of my life…the happiest and most wonderful book I ever stumbled upon… Bear With Me by John Pollack, the 1995 O. Henry Pun-off World Championship Winner.
  • My best friend since high school was one of my bridesmaids at my wedding this past weekend. She has always been a great support system for me, as well as my primary source for new and interesting authors to read. She is the one who introduced me to Neil Gaiman, and I felt it was only fitting that she read Neil Gaiman’s Wedding Poem during the ceremony. Here is a print of the poem that Mr. Gaiman wrote on the fly in the guest book of his friend’s wedding.

This for you, for both of you,

a small poem of happiness
filled with small glories and little triumphs
a fragile, short cheerful song
filled with hope and all sorts of futures

Because at weddings we imagine the future
Because it’s all about “what happened next?”
all the work and negotiation and building and talk
that makes even the tiniest happily ever after
something to be proud of for a wee forever

This is a small thought for both of you
like a feather or a prayer,
a wish of trust and love and hope
and fine brave hearts and true.

Like a tower, or a house made all of bones and dreams
and tomorrows and tomorrows and tomorrows