Friday, August 25, 2006


I made an offhand comment yesterday about the date of my upcoming craft show, and then learned that it was a week closer than what I'd thought. Eek!

So in lieu of fresh Rurality content, I'm phoning in a few links.

When I was a kid I went with a friend to church camp. One night a missionary spoke to us, and went around the campfire circle saying everyone's name in Spanish. Even though mine turned out to be just "Karen" pronounced with an accent, I was entranced. That's the exact moment I became interested in foreign cultures.

I like reading blogs from other countries, and especially those written by people who aren't natives. My old favorite blog My Blue House (Hispanic-American in France) may be gone, but here are two others I've been enjoying recently.

View From Iran - American in Iran

Tokyo Girl - Brit who was in Tokyo but who's recently moved to Australia


And of course it's Friday so you should visit the Friday Ark.


Floridacracker said...

Good luck with your tasks. See ya when things calm down.

pablo said...

Life is full of bitter ironies, and today's is that none of your posts since last Saturday were showing up when I visited Rurality. Now they've all popped up, and you say you may be taking a break.

I've always been intrigued by the idea of some foreigner living in the USA and writing back to the folks at home about the quaint and colorful ways of the Americans. I wonder if there are books about us the same as those Year in Provence genre books.

Rurality said...

Pablo, blogs like that do exist - I'm sure books do too - but for the most part they aren't in English!

gawilli said...

Appreciate the link to View from Iran. Enjoy your posts. Thanks!

chiefbiscuit said...

Always enjoy your blogs. :)