Friday, September 16, 2005

Another look at Rosie DiManno

Longtime readers of this blog may already be familiar with my admiration of Toronto Star columnist Rosie DiManno’s writing. In case you haven’t seen her work, a quick visit to her home page should serve as an introduction to one of the country’s sharpest-penned journalists.

The reason I write about her today is to call attention to her recent trip to the U.S. Gulf Coast in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. So much has been written and said about the tragedy and the country’s response to it. But few have managed to illustrate the scene so poignantly as she. Here’s a quick rundown of some of her dispatches from the region: Your turn: Who else are you reading? Whose words really move you? What is it about these folks that makes you want to read them?

14 comments:

Christine said...

Just stopping by to say hello. I'm not around much lately, but that doesn't mean I don't think about my blogging friends. Happy Birthday to your beautiful wife and goregous daughter, and thank you for the pictures of Seattle - I miss it there!

dena said...

Well today, CArmi, I'm reading you! And enjoying it.

Garnet said...

Hello! Michele sent me! :) I'll be back!

Kevin said...

Rosie I like. I just wish she wrote for a different paper.

As for who I like, I don't read him that much any more, but I've always enjoyed Dave Barry. Even when he was Harry Anderson.

Star said...

Hi Carmi- At the moment I am here via Michele. During the Sept 11, 2001 terrorist attack I learned it is often good to get an idea what the rest of the world is saying, and not to just rely on American newcasts.

dena said...

Took a trip to your wife's blog this morning. After all, it's all in the family, right?

Jon the Intergalactic Gladiator said...

Hey, Michele sent me.

I like reading Richard Roeper's columns, he can be found at www.suntimes.com.

My wife is a reading specialist and devours books, especially young adult type stories. I am currently reading Lemony Snickett's second book.

Carmi said...

Absolutely, Dena. I like reading the world through her eyes. It's a much nicer view than mine.

Jo Jo The Monkeyboy's Ghost said...

I am reading Curious Georoge!

Hoo hoo hoo ha ha ha!

Pieces of Me said...

Here from Michele's!! Hope you are having a great weekend...I like to read from people in the US I just feel like others have a bad idea about us to begin with but if you read from American's they are more about whats going on...do you know what I am saying??? hm oh well...TTYL!!

Mrs. Fun said...

Here via micheles again. I really haven't read anything about the Hurricane lately. I am trying not to b/c it gets to me. Puts me in a bad place.

patricia said...

Rex Murphy from The Globe and Mail. An extremely intelligent man with a rapier wit. I once wrote a post about him, extolling his many virtues:

http://storms.typepad.com/booklust/2004/05/sexy_rex.html

callaghan said...

dimanno is as low as you get. In Iraq she wrote of seeing US soldiers gun down Iraqi troops wading with hands over their heads in surrender in the Euphrates. When asked by CBC Morning radio to speak about it, she said "I don't do radio." As she left Baghdad she said some Arab tweaked her tit. I think she should be locked up. She hates Arabs. Zionists, of course, are pleased with her. But this is the stuff that stokes fires of hatred throughout the world. Her best stories are about how some old fart chased her around the office years ago when she was a girl.

How about Siddiqui?

callaghan said...

dimanno is as low as you get. In Iraq she wrote of seeing US soldiers gun down Iraqi troops wading with hands over their heads in surrender in the Euphrates. When asked by CBC Morning radio to speak about it, she said "I don't do radio." As she left Baghdad she said some Arab tweaked her tit. I think she should be locked up. She hates Arabs. Zionists, of course, are pleased with her. But this is the stuff that stokes fires of hatred throughout the world. Her best stories are about how some old fart chased her around the office years ago when she was a girl.

How about Siddiqui?