If you’re like me, you don’t like to spend much time reading blogs. (That’s one reason I keep this one to 300 words or less.) However, there are many blogs out there that are clearly written and full of interesting information. These are my five favorites and their links.


Well Columns from the New York Times
Short informational columns about health matters of general interest. I particularly appreciate Jane Brody’s wise, well-written advice. A recent one about Reinvention is quite good, though I believe that the beauty of growing older is in not inventing anything about oneself but rather coming to terms with who we truly are.

Whether you’re wondering exactly what Donald Trump’s diagnosis is (see “How to Spot a Narcissist”) or looking for ways to feel better about life (The Ten Daily Habits of Extremely Happy People), PsychCentral contains of wealth of short, informative and readable articles as well as resource links.

Cup of Jo
Joanna Goddard’s weekly blog not only has sections on motherhood, relationships, travel, food and design; there’s also a style section that gives me a peek at what women thirty years younger than I who live in Brooklyn are wearing. This is not information readily available in Hartford, Connecticut and is fun to read.

James Fallows
My hero. Fallows is currently a national correspondent for The Atlantic Monthly and has written for many other important journals. His areas of expertise include China, aeronautics, reviving American cities and beer. Besides that, he is married to Deborah Fallows, author of Dreaming in Chinese. I was once invited to a wedding the two of them were going to attend but I chickened out at the last minute because I was afraid I couldn’t hold up my end of the conversation. I’ve regretted that for years.

The Anxious Gardener
I’m not sure what he’s anxious about. David Marsden’s blogs are gentle, humorous essays (accompanied by his gorgeous photos) about the creatures and English landscape he lives and works in.




About Alexis

Alexis Rankin Popik, author of Kiss Me Over the Garden Gate, is an award-winning short story writer whose work has appeared in The Berkshire Review and Potpourri Magazine. She has penned numerous articles about local history that have been published in Connecticut Explored and the University of Connecticut School of Law and The Hartford Seminary publications. A former union organizer, Popik traveled the country educating shipyard workers about health and safety and founded a labor-management health plan before turning to writing fiction full-time. She lives with her husband in New England.
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