Since this is a weekend for resurrections, I thought I would keep the theme by bringing back to life “Weekend Wanderings”…thoughts, observations, adventures, that have little or nothing to do with news and politics, and that instead focus on the people and places that occupy my rare moments of down time.

Today’s “Wandering” involved fellow bloggers Kathy Frederick who writes the very funny and sardonic “The Junk Drawer”, and Bernie O’Hare who writes one of the best political blogs in the state, “Lehigh Valley Ramblings”. Both Kathy and Bernie have tremendous followings and are very widely read. Blogger Lunch

Blogging is a strange avocation, although for some there’s no “a”…it’s a vocation for which they get paid, but those who make money at blogging are few and far between. Most of us do it because we love to write and enjoy sharing information or stirring the pot, or both. Bernie and I were both impressed when Kathy mentioned that she is now listed on Kindle’s blog list and people are paying to subscribe.

The three of us had so much fun sitting at Pistachio enjoying a gorgeous spring day that we’ve agreed to do it again next month. Bernie wants us to try Thai food at one of his favorite places in Bethlehem. Kathy was less than enthusiastic about that suggestion, but we convinced her to try it if for no other reason than the great material the experience may give her for a blog post. I’m hearing music from “The King and I”.

Wishing everyone all the blessings of Easter and Passover.

7 thoughts on “Weekend Wanderings – April 3, 2010”

  1. Michael Donovan

    I’m pleased. (woops, just learned that your blog software will prohibit short entries. Let’s see if this is long enough!)

  2. Pam, what a treat this was! There’s something really wonderful about meeting other bloggers in person who we’ve only known online. I’ve been mulling over the idea of getting a LV bloggers meet-up planned, but I’m one of the laziest people I know, so don’t count on it.

    Looking forward to next month’s Thai lunch. As a first-time Thai eater, I’m going to need a tutorial and a steering-clear of what will set my face on fire.

  3. Pamela Varkony

    Kathy and Bernie, I had a great time, too. Looking forward to the next blogger lunch date.

    And Michael, you’ve just taught me something about my new blog that I didn’t know…you can’t leave a short entry. I’m sure it doesn’t take much imagination to think of the phrases that the software is trying to prevent being used.

    Hope you’re all having a lovely day…

  4. Ha! I have all of you beat. I had lunch yesterday with 6 beautiful women. True, it was my wife, her 2 Sisters, and three beautiful nieces, but still!
    Maybe someday we will all get together.

  5. The last time I had a meal with Bernie he ordered the primo platter, “went to get something from the car,” and stiffed Dean Browning and me by leaving a wonderful note that told us to be nice to the waitress. What a guy!

    (actually, Bernie paid the bill and went to his grandson’s basketball game while Dean and I talked… i hope nobody had a camera of the affair b/c it was probably the shiftiest group of three guys the diner ever had).

    I am a firm believer that over food/coffee the greatest problems of the world can be solved. Hope the bloggers had such an opportunity.

  6. Geoff,

    I’m a believer in that, too. It’s why, despite all the advances in video conferencing and Skye Talk, etc., there will always be a need to get in a car or on an airplane to have a real conversation. The ability to sit across a table from someone over over a cup of coffee or a bowl of soup will never be replaced by technology.

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