I find myself with too many things to blog about these days, but without much interest in the whole fingers-to-keyboard aspect of blogging. So instead of writing, I'm reading, playing catch-up with my google reader. And do you know? There are a lot of really great blogs out there. Here are three of my current favorites: if you don't have them bookmarked, you must run and do that right away.
The Afghan Plan. Okay, so everyone loves this blog. I happen to know the writer personally, so I can tell you that he's just as funny and smart in real life as he is in blog form. Also: he drinks way too many bottles of water on a daily basis, though I never did figure out why. I have already volunteered to edit his book, whenever he chooses to write it - hopefully soon.
Life in the Land of the Long White Cloud. I only found this blog recently, and I don't know the writer in real life, but he is a foreign service blogger. He's also a recovering journalist, which means his blog isn't just a family blog - he's telling travelogue-style stories about life in New Zealand, and he's making me really want to go there - it's a beautiful place, at least in his telling (despite the recent devastating earthquake, which both he and his wife recounted on their blogs).
Hyperbole and a Half. No connection to the foreign service here. But this writer/artist might be the funniest person alive today, with the possible exception of David Sedaris. She doesn't update often, but when she does, you're guaranteed a laugh or four. Every time her blog pops up in my reader, I abandon whatever I was doing - dinner can wait! - and rush immediately to her site.
So. Go check out these blogs, if you haven't already. But first, tell me: Who am I missing? What are your must-read blogs, foreign service or otherwise? I'm looking for some new reads to keep me inspired.