Me: can you tell me in the car?
Girl-child: I'll tell you lots of things in the car
coming clean about the women in ministry issue →
You guys, there’s this entire world out there that I’m just really realizing exists. I mean, I’m no stranger to gender disparity in the church (raised Catholic), but that there are all these other debates in other areas and words (“complementarian” being one of the big ones) that I’ve never heard before. Wow. Watching this whole segment of the population play...
A Mountain I’m Willing to Die On » Momastery →
For an early-morning weep fest.
Children make up the best songs, anyway. Better than grown-ups. Kids are always...– Tom Waits (via thebronzemedal)
Some people just don’t have passports that will allow them to access the...– Prairie Tides and Ocean Eyes: Secrets of Suburbia
At three-thirty that afternoon Max, Tom, and Sharon placed tabs under their...– Joan Didion, “Slouching Towards Bethlehem” I never get over the amazing simplicity of this paragraph or the example it sets for dedicated reporting.
Don’t apologize for working. Writing is work. Banish the inner and outer...– 5 Ways to Get Yourself Writing Today | Psychology Today
If I did not see light in the story, I could not tell it.– —Tiya Miles Our interview with the public historian who is unearthing the “complex interrelationships between African American and Cherokee people in pre-colonial America” is in the final stages of production. Look for our interview next week. ~Trent Gilliss, senior editor (via beingblog)
If you are homophobic and you’re out there, you better be positive...– Todd Glass, WTF with Marc Maron
Needing money, he turned to journalism…– Phillip Lopate, introduction to William Hazlitt
Alain de Botton: Atheism 2.0
If you have, let us say, a theory about man, and if you can only prove it by...– —G.K. Chesterton, from the chapter “Spiritualism” in his 1908 book All Things Considered Image by Bill Rogers/Flickr, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 (via beingblog)
“Mom, I’m Fat:” One Mother’s Inspired Response to... →
The 7 Most Baffling Things About Women's Clothes |... →
BLUE DUETS: The Diary of Virginia Woolf and the... →
It’s always seemed to me that writers like Woolf wrote their letters and diaries with the assumption that there would be a larger audience—either in that moment or in the future—than either form reasonably demands. So be it saved in a notebook, a folder, a blog, or Facebook, I really see no difference. Maybe it’s because I came of age when blogging wasn’t called...
Lists of Note: Things to worry about →
May Day Cafe: Dreaming of the Dead →
Degrassi High | TV | Beaver Hour Index | The A.V.... →
I have sweated through a blouse that is too big, wrinkled, and at least five years out of style. This makes me more of an English professor than anything else that has transpired since September.
Kara noted on Facebook that, aside from eight months in 2004, my parents have been raising teenagers since 1996. This ends tomorrow when Kara hits the big 2-0.
Green writes books for young adults, but his voice is so compulsively readable...– NPR Review of tfios http://www.npr.org/2012/01/17/145343351/the-fault-in-our-stars-love-in-a-time-of-cancer (via supercrazypurplegirl)
Experimental Theology: The Fence of Matthew... →
I’m not entirely sure I’m following the logic behind this (which could be the post itself and/or the fact that it’s 6:30 in the morning), but it’s registering as something worth thinking about more.
Two New Poems →
ecantwell: Splash of Red just published two new poems of mine - go check them out, if you’re into that kind of thing.
[Martin Luther King, Jr.] concluded the learned discourse that came to be known...– Sarah Vowell
My favorite thing about Pittsburgh being on the WaPo In/Out list is that the Post-Gazette is just now writing about it.
Life to Her Years →
Well this just makes me super weepy. And, okay, I already know my dad is an awesome dad, but still, I’ll brag about his having done most of what’s on this list.
If you get embarrassed every time you drop a pad or tampon — and it will happen...– Rookie Mag (via eredit)
Girl-child: only girls can use pink Play-Doh.
Me: ...because you like gender conformity?
Many people who just see Rick Santorum as another GOP candidate with a chance to...– Rick Santorum | Dan Savage | Google Santorum | Mediaite
To Ms. Foley and other political reporters: When someone like Elizabeth Santorum...– Savage Love | Savage Love | Pittsburgh City Paper
Not remembering what Joan wore in the Haight (a skirt with a leotard and...– Caitlin Flanagan, “The Autumn of Joan Didion”
If we spent as much time obeying God’s two greatest commandments, which are that...– My Lesbian Daughter, The Bible And Sex | Fox News
My great aunt Irene died when she was 11 in (…the early 40s? Late 30s?) and is /has always been this mythical creature to me. There’s this rumored First Communion picture that no one seems to have seen for a while, though I have always heard of it. I assumed it was the only picture of her. My cousin recently posted pics from her recently deceased mom’s scrapbook, including...
What hurts so bad about youth isn’t the actual butt whippings the world...– Mary Karr, Lit
I’m encouraged that the Bible says to me over and over again that the Christian...– The Bible is a Good Book, But God Didn’t Write It | (A)theologies | Religion Dispatches
Still “Lying to Children”: How No Child Left... →