Ten Things Everyone Should Know About Time →
eredit: This is neat real info, not the kind of conversation you have at 2am in college. My favorite bit: A lifespan is a billion heartbeats. Complex organisms die. Sad though it is in individual cases, it’s a necessary part of the bigger picture; life pushes out the old to make way for the new. Remarkably, there exist simple scaling laws relating animal metabolism to body mass. Larger...
So I’ve never seen an episode of Dawson’s Creek. Lindsey sent me the first two seasons on DVD. I’m blogging this, aren’t I?
On Being Blog: An Advent of Doubt and Struggle →
beingblog: by Debra Dean Murphy, special contributor Advent is my kind of season. No, not the pseudo-Advent of most Christian piety with liturgically-correct hymns and texts on the Sundays of the season and full-on Christmas hoopla all the other days, but this one: the ancient, autumnal interval of darkness and foreboding with its achy uncertainty blanketing landscapes both inner and...
What is notable about these would-be writers is how crest-fallen they are when...– What Editors Think of Writers: Real Life Part 4 - Brainstorm - The Chronicle of Higher Education I recall the reactions of my grad student peers the first time they got magazine pieces back. (I, too, was stunned—that they didn’t see it coming.) Maybe this is the result of having...
I’m grateful for taking out the trash. Every time I gather up the debris of the...– DEAR SUGAR, The Rumpus Advice Column #90: 94 Ways Of Saying Thank You - The Rumpus.net
New 'Risk' Game Remembers Where You Left Off : NPR →
Nobody’s running a literary blog or magazine to get rich. Most writers who...– A Moment of Jen
Grandma: see you in the morning!
Woman: I hope so!
I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude...– G.K. Chesterton (via wordpainting)
Okay, so I just painted my nails, so I’ll be the delegator.– Stacy
thank You God for most this amazing day: for the leaping greenly spirits of...– e.e. cummings (via fishingboatproceeds)
Let’s be real about how awesome my life is and how grateful I am about that.
The string on boxes of animal crackers was...
mentalflossr: One of my favorite treats ever.
comedycentral: South Park’s Best Thanksgiving Moments I don’t know about you guys, but at our house, it’s not Thanksgiving until Martha Stewart shoves a whole turkey up her ass. Click through for more Turkey Day-themed South Park clips. One of my favorite episodes ever.
Or take that Happy Days Thanksgiving episode in which it’s revealed that...– Sarah Vowell
I haven't had the patience to watch a whole movie...
talkofshame: ….which combined = approximately the length of Avatar. If I get a movie from Netflix, it’ll sit on my coffee table for a month at the least before I can commit. New disc of a TV show? Gobbled in two days max.
Revelation did not mean every word of scripture had to be accepted verbatim, and...– Karen Armstrong I find this incredibly inspiring (the word of God being infinite). Also, I continue my assertion that Christianity could do well with a midrash revival.
Things I’ve learned today: per year, Pittsburgh averages 59 clear days, 103 partly cloudy days, and 203 cloudy days. (What I’m trying to say is that I’m productive for two months out of every year.)
In order to understand it, I have to write about it. A lot of writers have that...– Joan Didion
NORTH CAROLINA BAPTIST CHURCH: NO MARRIAGE UNTIL EQUAL MARRIAGE | The Pullen...– North Carolina Baptist Church: No Marriage Until Equal Marriage | ThinkProgress
Angela Chase and Virginia Woolf Yes, Virginia Woolf is known for penning...– Flavorwire » TV Characters and Their Literary Counterparts
For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to read like the dead. Not just to...– The wondrous database that reveals what books Americans checked out of the library a century ago. - Slate Magazine
I could buy things and make a replica of myself instead of just becoming myself,...– Dar Williams
That’s my entire career…hearing the little thing and following it.– Dar Williams
Prop 8 Ruling a True Test of Liberty (Religious or... →
The Difference Between WASPs and Irish-Catholics
T: Yeah, my family runs a Turkey Trot 10K every Thanksgiving morning.
Me: Mine fights over who gets to puke in the downstairs bathroom.
New double issue of Peripheral Surveys is live! →
ashleybethard: This special double-issue, with themes of mise-en-scene and chaos, is absolutely stunning (kudos to Ian Surraville for the design). There is some great work by some very talented people. Please take some time to check it out and enjoy it. It was also my first issue in the role of managing editor of PS+, and hey! I survived! Happy reading.
Sometimes Dar Williams says your full name (and some really nice things about you) from the stage, and you don’t know if you should puke on your shoes or burst into tears.
Sarah Vowell Joins The Daily Show As a Contributor This is the best thing to ever happen in my life.
Jason Segel’s Opening Monologue
Really!?! with Seth & Kermit
Jeanne Marie Laskas on hidden lives, the search... →
When Did Great Sitcoms Have Their First Great... →
Why the World Needs Religious Studies | Culture |... →