Commonplace Links 11/18

It's been a quiet week for me online. I've been working ahead on some things, and hopefully I'll have some more regular posts up next week. While this is a few days late, here's some great reading to ease the end of your weekend. The Gifts and Benefits of Doubt, Experimental Theology Preaching Grace is Risky … Continue reading Commonplace Links 11/18

Commonplace Links 11/9

I feel like I should have posted more this week. I know I wanted to write another Immodesty Rail post, and I wanted to tell you about the author readings and book signings I've been to this last month (Lorin Stein, Mary Oliver, Billy Collins). But it's been an exhausting week, and some people took … Continue reading Commonplace Links 11/9

Commonplace Links 10/26

Here's your week's list of reads. Discuss in the comments if something rubs you wrong or you're curious about why I chose to feature a piece. Some politician named Mourdock made a statement that, out of context, was highly offensive to feminists/rape victims. Basically he believes that Babies = Gift From God, so he assumes … Continue reading Commonplace Links 10/26

Commonplace Links 10/19

I'm dashing out the door to go to a wedding in Atlanta this weekend (and a quick stop to see my family on our way south - I haven't been home since July, and I miss them!), but here's this week's links. I think you'll notice two themes: "slut-shaming" (look it up) and how to … Continue reading Commonplace Links 10/19

Commonplace Links

Have you heard of a "commonplace book"? It's an old idea, and has been most recently resurrected by hipsters bearing Moleskines. Basically, it's a notebook full of  accumulated everyday notes - your shopping list, a quote from the book you're reading, the recipe copied from your mom's cookbook, a sketch from the metro of the … Continue reading Commonplace Links

Today I love the internet

This week has been full of fantastic blog posts. Better writers than me are saying things that I have been thinking for months or years, and it's delightful to read their clear, succinct essays on these subjects. I'm not Emerson, so I don't have a problem with hearing my thoughts in another's words.  Happy reading! … Continue reading Today I love the internet