Gary Roszko: Gather Around the Television... →
Rachel Held Evans | Tripp Fuller and Bo Sanders:... →
Not too long ago, I was talking with The Matt about when God became omnipotent, omniscient, etc. This came about mostly because I was poking around Genesis and had forgotten that God wanders up to Adam in the Garden, completely unaware of what has gone on while he was…what? on a walk? Hanging out? Napping? I don’t know. “I think that’s on your people,” he said...
My readers and I did not redefine Santorum because he disagrees with us strongly...– Not-So-Confidential to Noam Cohen at the New York Times | Slog
Children learn through play — through puzzles, games, and questions and answers....– Parents are the biggest obstacle to letting kids play, says study in Pediatrics - On Parenting - The Washington Post
I’m not bitter about what happened to me as a child, and my mother was...– Stephen Colbert, a practicing Catholic, on the 1974 deaths of his father and two brothers, in Charles McGrath’s NYT Magazine profile. (via washingtonpoststyle)
If Famous Writers, Such as Virginia Woolf, Had... →
hold-a-wolfs-ears: My favorite is Jane Austen: “Basically the same as the original, except that Bella is socially apt and incredibly witty…” and Virginia Woolf: “The novel takes place over the course of twenty four hours, during which Bella is painting a portrait of Edward and reflecting on how her femininity circumscribes her role within 20th century society.”
Patient: I used to do triathlons.
Abby: Me, too.
Abby: Smoking, drinking, watching TV.
The Bible is more concerned with time than with space. It sees the world in the...– Experimental Theology: It’s Still Christmas A description of the Jewish Sabbath from Abraham Heschel as a means of comparison to the liturgical calendar, in which it is still Christmas. Though I’ve been singing along to Christmas songs since the day after Thanksgiving, I’ve...
Kansas State has an English/Counseling Service Building. If that’s not the most hilariously appropriate combination, I don’t know what is.
Dave Barry’s Year in Review: The 2011 Festival of... →
It’s here! It’s here! (Happy Sunday and Happy 2012! It’s *almost* like reading the magazine a decade ago. Except, you know, no Jeanne Marie Laskas or Liza Mundy. And I’m reading on the Internet in Pittsburgh and not at my parents’ kitchen table in Virginia. But still. Year in Review!)
Fun fact: 2012 will be the first year since 1988 that I will not have spent at least part of the year in school (1986 if you count preschool). That is the weirdest feeling.
Pittsburgh is IN. →
I have a feeling that reaching my full potential would really cut into my...– Maria Bamford (It’s 6:30 in the morning, and I’ve already procrastinated. Twice.)
The show takes its time, letting small moments unfurl, like Sarah’s reaction...– “Parenthood,” “Husbands” Reviews : The New Yorker Love the Lauren Graham love, and also the Parenthood appreciation: it is far better than many who dismiss it would assume, but it takes time to really grow on you. Then, you’re hooked. (via dianeshipley) There are few shows I love more than...