Things I dig 7.31.12

Thought I would start padding my post totals by throwing in links to things I found on the Internet that I enjoyed. Hope you’ll check them out.

From the first college I attended: a group of Ball State students are covering the Olympics at BSU at the Games. I may not have graduated from Ball State, but it did have an impact on my future as a journalist … and it would have been awesome to have covered the Olympics as a college student. Oh, well, I’ll always have that scintillating feature on All-American punter Brad Maynard …

Showing my “liberal” side here, perhaps: The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s 2012 KIDS COUNT Data Book is out. It provides state-by-state data on key indicators of child well-being. I may not be a parent, but I still feel it’s critical that we as a country take care of our kids. Are we doing enough? …

And from a fellow writer: Stephen Archer and I were in a short-lived, far-flung writers’ group. We’ve never met, but he writes some beautiful stuff (how’s that for being a wordsmith), including this piece. He’s also a great photographer; do yourself a favor and check him out …

Share your words of wisdom.