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Links Love – It’s All Good!

Posted on Sep 20, 2017 by Lisa Ricard Claro   12 Comments | Posted in The Naked Truth

This week’s Writing in the Buff is all about links love, and I don’t mean golf or Jimmy Dean breakfast sausage. There was some pretty great stuff on the internet this past week, and I’d like to share it.

Before I jump in . . . if you missed my interview with actress Pam Dougherty last week, please visit HERE. There are still free codes available from Audible for the audiobook of LOVE BUILT TO LAST, and Pam will still answer questions if you have any, so it isn’t too late to comment there. If you didn’t see last week’s post, please check it out! 🙂

Now, on to the links love!


Cathy C. Hall’s posts are always worth reading, but her post on gratitude really hit home. In the wake of hurricane Irma, I have more things to be grateful for than I’m able to count, and I’ve spent some time cataloging my blessings, which are legion. What about you? Visit Cathy HERE to see what she has to say, and add your own two cents.

Sioux Roslawski kept me awake at night, thinking about her post for the Muffin at WOW! Women on Writing. The question is, what’s your BHAG (big hairy audacious goal)? Do you have one? If not, you should. Visit the Muffin HERE to read about this and share your BHAG.

Tierney James wrote a great blog post with do/don’t tips about finding an editor. If you’re a writer, then you need an editor, and Tierney’s post is a good place for advice. While you’re there (get there HERE), take a look around. She’s got a lot of great stuff on her website.


Ancient shipwrecks were found in the Black Sea—preserved! This is amazing and interesting, and I can’t wait for the History Channel to get a hold of it and do a special. Whole ships were found dating back more than 2000 years. “Among the wrecks are ships from the Roman, Ottoman and Byzantine Empires…” This article includes photos and descriptions of the vessels, the equipment used to study them, and information on how they were preserved for so long. Incredible:

Need good news instead of the depressing stuff doled out by most mainstream media? Give the Good News Network a look. You might not agree with everything they tout as good news (some might depend on your political orientation), but for the most part this site offers positive and uplifting stories you probably won’t read about anywhere else, like the 8-year-old Welsh boy who saved five lives in two days, or the young cop in Trenton whose body cam recorded both his rescue of a suicidal man and his obvious care and concern for that man’s welfare. Need some good news? Here you go:

At what point did space exploration become so commonplace that we stopped being amazed by it? Have you read about the explorations of the Cassini spacecraft or all the amazing work at the International Space Station? Did you know that NASA posts podcasts and transcripts about everything space related, such as this one (HERE) by Takiyah Sirmons, a food scientist at the Johnson Space Center, who provides information about space food: “what it is, how they make it have a very long shelf life, and what happens to an astronaut’s palate after living in space for several months.” Visit and poke around a little. You’ll be entertained, informed, and amazed.

Have you read any great blogs lately or stumbled upon interesting/fun websites? Please share in the comments!

Have a great week. I’ll see you next Wednesday!

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12 Responses to "Links Love – It’s All Good!"

  1. Comment by Diana
    September 20, 2017 at 12:14 pm  

    A very eclectic round up of links. You must an curious mind. But I will say that reading this before breakfast has me craving sausages! I blame you and Jimmy Dean for that 🙂

    • Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
      September 25, 2017 at 9:24 am  

      Haha . . . I’m a bacon girl, myself. 🙂

  2. Comment by Tierney James
    September 20, 2017 at 12:57 pm  

    This was incredible. Thank you for sharing so many good people. You are amazing.

    • Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
      September 25, 2017 at 9:25 am  

      Thanks Tierney! There’s a lot of good stuff out there, and including your link was an easy choice. 🙂

  3. Comment by Pat Wahler
    September 20, 2017 at 1:19 pm  

    Great links. Thanks, Lisa! Now I have another excuse not to write.

    • Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
      September 25, 2017 at 9:26 am  

      I know better than that, Pat. You’ll be following your muse in no time. 🙂

  4. Comment by Cathy C. Hall
    September 20, 2017 at 4:01 pm  

    Remember that show LOST IN SPACE? I think there should be one called LOST IN THE INTERWEBS where readers zoom from one interesting site to the next because holy moly, the world is a fascinating place! (And I’m including you and your site in that show, Lisa! 🙂 )

    • Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
      September 25, 2017 at 9:28 am  

      Thank you, Cathy! I used to love LOST IN SPACE. Is it weird that my crush was on the Dad, Guy Williams, and not Billy Mumy? And I still remember the episode where Angela Cartwright became a go-go girl. I coveted those white boots! lol

  5. Comment by Sioux
    September 20, 2017 at 11:11 pm  

    Lisa–I like these kinds of links (since my ever-widening waistline makes me look like a sausage link ;).

    I love Cathy’s “Lost in the Interwebs” idea. Danger, Will Robinson. There’s a fascinating world out there.

    • Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
      September 25, 2017 at 9:31 am  

      There really is a lot of amazing stuff available to us on the internet, and I’m sure I’m not the only one who gets caught in the site hopping. One thing leads to another, leads to another, leads to . . . and the next thing you know you’ve gone from reading about Pluto to which bullet casings retain the better fingerprint. lol No wonder I have a hard time falling asleep at night. Too much to process!

  6. Comment by Karen Lange
    September 25, 2017 at 6:21 pm  

    Good links, Lisa! Thanks for sharing. Great minds think alike. Or at least this week, anyway. lol 🙂

    • Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
      September 26, 2017 at 10:17 am  


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