Last week, we asked Red Roomers to blog about the worst thing they ever lost. This week, we'd like you to blog about the one discovery you made—an object, new idea, or best friend—that has meant the most to you. Please tag your post best thing I have found.
"A DISCOVERY IS SAID TO BE AN ACCIDENT MEETING A PREPARED MIND." –Albert Szent-Györgi (1893-1986), Hungarian physiologist known, among other things, for the discovery of vitamin C. Like scientists, writers are great discoverers, passionately digging with purpose for new truths. Red Room is home to many science authors who write for both expert and general audiences. (Here are seventy nonfiction and fiction books about science, by the way.)
We'll choose one blogger to feature on the homepage, and three will win books by Red Room authors. Dick Bolles has helped thousands find their life work (and created a cultural institution) with his What Color Is Your Parachute series. The life/career-purpose guru has returned with the 2011 edition, subtitled A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career Changers. Annabelle Gurwitch and Jeff Kahn's You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up: A Love Story is a memoir of finding marital success through humor and hard work. Catherine Ryan Hyde is the author of sixteen books, including Pay It Forward and last year's groundbreaking Jumpstart the World. Her 2008 novel When I Found You is about a man whose extraordinary discovery of a newborn child changes several lives forever, including his own.
So post a blog entry today about Red Room's topic of the week
"the best thing I have found"
For help on how to blog, please see the directions here. We'll choose one of these blog posts to be featured on Red Room's homepage next week. Post your entry by Friday at 10:30 a.m. PST (GMT-08:00) for consideration, and be sure to tag it with the keyword term "best thing I have found" in the Blog Keyword Tags field so we can find it. (Please don't forget the exact tag. For more information about tags, click here.)
Thanks as always for blogging!
–Huntington W. Sharp, Senior Editor, Red Room