This weekend we will in the incomparably gorgeous Yosemite Valley, celebrating the wedding of a friend I have known since we were in high school on the other side of the world. It will be glorious: community, trees, glacial valleys – and NO internet.
But, I did have internet during the past week, and so even though it’s not quite the weekend yet – here are some of the things that caught my eye 🙂
This beautiful reflection on genetics and all the things (good and bad) that children inherit from their parents, from Ellen Painter Dollar: Resemblances.
This encouraging post for writers so afraid of the pressure to market themselves, from Deidra Riggs: Why We Don’t Need to Cringe About the Platform.
This little piece of economics-satire-parenting brilliance from Susan: I Will Not Follow The Herd. It’s about why she is choosing, based on research, not to use car seats for her children. Make sure you read to the end.
This, on what Caryn Rivadeneira learned about being wealthy by going broke.
This, from Suzanne Burden, on Being Childless on Mother’s Day (or loving someone who is).
This, from Jen Wilkin, on Complementarian Women: Permitted or Pursued? (And if you, like me, are in a church where women do not lead or teach men – this is a MUST read)
This, from Lorraine Yeung, on Life, Death, Obedience, Goodbyes and a New Personal Mission. This post has all the beauty of Psalm 131: “I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with its mother; like a weaned child is my soul within me.”
This, from Kristen Howerton, who fully deserves the Best Blog of the Year award which she won earlier this week – she is so sane, so wise, so on-it. I appreciated this piece on White Privilege: it doesn’t mean what you think it means.
And this, from Shaunti Feldhahn, Everything We Think We Know About Marriage and Divorce is Wrong.
This, the 17 most beautiful steps around the world.
This, from PhD Comics, on what to call your academic event. Can someone say ‘symposium’?
Happy clicking, everyone!