1. This great post from Rachelle Gardener on how we learn to write. Don't miss the comments either, some great advice in there as well.
2. Also on writing, The Elegant Art of Art of Writing Less at my favorite blog discovery this week, Write to Done.
3. Alex of Gypsy Girl's Guide is having a giveaway of one of her beautiful photos over on Ordinary Courage. Both those blogs are well worth having a good look at as well.
5. Finally, and very much in keeping with the "Zen and the Art of Peacekeeping" theme, this Postcard from a Buddhist in Iraq makes for very interesting reading.