In the spirit of Christmas and the Advent Calendar that has been revamped and re-purposed in myriad ways, I have decided to do one of another sort. Instead of taking one chocolate per day (or wine or whatever goodie is in vogue) or adding one item into a box to donate for a good cause (a very good thing, indeed) I have chosen to send a little love to my favourite blogs.
Day 15 – Live and Learn
How or where to start? I’ll first say that his blog is aptly titled because not only is he constantly learning, by sharing with us, he is constantly teaching. David Kanigan is one of those bloggers who always has something to say even if he says nothing. His wonderful pairings of gorgeous photos with fantastic quotes or sections of the book he is currently reading or favourite poetry are shared on recurring themes some of which bear the titles of T.G.I.F.: It’s Been a Long Week; or Guess.What.Day.It.Is? (A picture of camel(s) for Hump Day); or “Lightly, Child, Lightly”.
My favourite posts of his are his “Running” or “Commuting” series. This well-read, Mint-Chocolate-Chip-Gelato aficionado (really, click the link, I do not lie!) has a keen sense of observation and creative pen when it comes to sharing what he sees/experiences. His humour (he was born Canadian but has eschewed the “u” after adopting the US as home), self-deprecation (must be a left-over Canadian thing) intelligence, empathy, joys and occasional frustrations shine through on every one of those posts.
My reading list has grown exponentially since following this guy… And I do thank you for it, David!