This is the last Pick of the Clicks for a month – so savor these and read a couple a week : all great reads!! Enjoy 😉
I have a post up at SheLoves today: Take Time to Train.
Dorcas Cheng Tozun’s reflection on how her grief over her Father’s death nearly led her to suicide herself, and what happened after that, is a give-me-goosebumps read: Substance and Empty Space.
This was a fascinating story: The Mixed-Up Brothers of Bogota (by Susan Dominus): a tale of two sets of identical twins, switched at birth and raised as two sets of fraternal twins, and how they found each other…
Oh wow: I wish I’d read this before I had my kids… Many Moms May Have Been Taught to Breastfeed Incorrectly: Surprising New Research (by Sarah Sites). One of the first things I realized when I started breastfeeding was that I’d never seen it done before, which surely put me and other first time moms at a huge disadvantage. But then, reading about breast crawl (and of course, I watched half a dozen youtube videos to confirm it all), and I was a believer….
Christine Organ’s article Mommy, the martyr: How the over glorification of motherhood hurts us all is an excellent and worthwhile read for all moms, and all those in relationship with new moms.
Carolyn Custis James has just released a new book—Malestrom—and this essay on The Rise of Women and the Manhood Crisis gives an excellent glimpse into why she’s a voice to be listened to on these topics.
I can’t help but nod and agree with Celeste Brinson’s essay A Plea for Boyhood and Rough Play. My boys are now 3 and 5, and more and more I’m realizing they just need to wrestle, sometimes.
I’m always alert to this issue, so of course I couldn’t help noticing Jane Brody’s Screen Addiction is Taking a Toll on Children. sigh.
A conversation with a friend who is considering buying her first home reminded me of this excellent resource: the New York Times calculator on whether it is better to rent or buy. You plug in the numbers of how much you’re paying in rent, how much an equivalent house costs, what the various lending percentages and costs are, and it spits out a calculation on how long it will take you to take to buy, and whether it’s better to buy/rent in your situation. When we bought our home, this was the #1 tool we used to try and figure out what the various costs and factors were to consider, and which were the more savvy options. THIS IS ONE TO BOOKMARK FOREVER.
I’ve linked to Tyler Vigen’s excellent website before: my favorite, hilarious, and SO BRILLIANT sit in which he maps out genius spurious correlations. For example, this one:
Causation is NOT THE SAME as correlation, folks. Check out his site for more awesomeness.
This article—Who Has the Right to a Dignified Death—on euthanasia laws in Belgium, is a fascinating read. An excerpt:
The laws seem to have created a new conception of suicide as a medical treatment, stripped of its tragic dimensions. Patrick Wyffels, a Belgian family doctor, told me that the process of performing euthanasia, which he does eight to ten times a year, is “very magical.” But he sometimes worries about how his own values might influence a patient’s decision to die or to live.
On the blog this week: A review of Natalie Eastman’s book Women, Leadership and the Bible, a link to a video in which I talk about interpreting the bible and a GIVEAWAY of the book. Don’t miss this one.
Thanks for reading, and enjoy!