To follow up my last post, in which I lamented the loss of a favorite childhood tree, I wanted to share a couple of other great posts that center on the Saying Good-bye theme .
First, Dan Verner, author of Biscuit City, deconstructs that saccharine pop-song-that-you-say-you-hate-but-you-really-love — “Another Old Lang Syne” — but he does so in the form of a Unit Quiz, as only a former English teacher would ever dream of doing. Brilliantissimo!
Then, the delightful young writer Miriam Hodgkins has a fantastic post on her blog Gomad Nomad, in which she says good-bye to her dreadlocks after three years. It’s wonderfully written, and if you are considering growing dreads (Mr. Verner, you know you’ve thought about it) this is a must-read! Miriam has also just come home from an insanely adventure-filled jaunt around the world, and she’s done some stellar writing about her travels.