But the number of religious-theme American selections this year suggests that a...– Turns Out Sundance Thrives on More Than Just Money, Manohla Dargis, NYTimes (via alissawilkinson)
Worship power, you will end up feeling weak and afraid, and you will need ever...– david foster wallace | via danielholter:drinkyourjuice (via texturism)
By honoring one another’s creation we honor something that deeply connects us...– Joyce Carol Oates (via theparisreview)
children who make repetative noises in the library specifically children who seem to be ripping sheets of paper out of endless notebooks or shuffling cards over and over and over and over
Sloth, like the other deadly no-no’s, becomes acutely uncomfortable after the...– Wilfrid Sheed (via nprfreshair)
Wikipedia turned 10 years old this week, and perhaps no entry better captures...– Wikipedia’s 10th birthday, and what Jesus’ page can tell us about it. - By Chris Wilson - Slate Magazine Via The Rumpus (as usual)
I hope you can see the distinction I am trying to point out. In no sense do I...– Martin Luther King, from a “Letter from Birmingham Jail.” Today is the holiday’s 25th anniversary. (via laphamsquarterly)
And we’d think, “Isn’t this whole thing miraculous, the fact that we can share...– TCR: Our Psychic Living Room Rebekah Frumkin on David Foster Wallace.
You can trust us. We’re journalists. And we’re armed.– According to The Dallas Morning News, journalists in Texas are applying for handgun permits in droves. Find out why. (via utnereader)
All Utopias Fell is a three-part, multimedia installation. It’s also a 1970s-era...– the sky is falling « Keri Smith
A PLACE WHERE YOU CAN BE ALONE by Kendra Grant Malone– As It Ought To Be
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I do not believe it is the job of the federal government to teach us anything....– Mario Rizzo: Could Sarah Palin be right about Michelle Obama?! - CSMonitor.com
Love Wins.– Rob Bell (via commonplacebook)
As I argued in my master’s thesis, Christian artists ought to be less...– Alissa Wilkinson: Every Square Inch | Christianity Today | A Magazine of Evangelical Conviction
‘Bird Cloud’ is an especially off-putting book about a wealthy and imperious...– Dwight Garner in his review of Annie Proulx’s memoir about building her dream home in Wyoming. (Snap!)
Frank didn’t set out to address an issue; he was just looking, and reporting...– Robert Frank’s The Americans review : The New Yorker
Portland, Second to Last Stop
In Portland I stayed a night with my cousin and his family. There I was pummeled with pillows and beat at sorts of outdoor games by a pair of young brothers who declared me mean and undid all of my sock pairs. Then both wanted to sit next to me at dinner. To be fair, I myself had earlier undone all of the sock pairs to help build a fort when I was invited to play army, and later the older of the...
Dealing with it
On the bus into Denver the driver “lost control” of the temperature. Hot. Very hot. A full bus and heat. Blasting. Finally a man, a short, skinny, volatile man had had enough and strode to the back where he threw open the ceiling emergency escape with definitive force. It was the purest, coolest air I’d ever felt. That brisk, early morning Colorado air at 60 mph. It got cold,...
I hear music in my head when you walk.– Not the best way to start a conversation, but it was on loop in my head that night in Nashville, waiting for the bus that would take me through the kudzu of Mississippi to New Orleans. He was tall, heavy. Massive. He walked with a slow, lounging stride. Seconds seemed to pass between the time a foot...
10. Write a lot of thank-you notes. You’ll get better.– Perfect Thank You Notes: Heartfelt And Handwritten : NPR #10 of a list. Thank you notes… lovely little things that are easier to write on cards you really like. Today I’d like to write a thank you note to the woman who calls me “sweetheart” and “honey,”...
Do not be critics, you people, I beg you.– eggers Not for the faint of heart, but very, very good. (Austin Kleon linked to this last year.)
There has been many times I’ve sat at a dinner table with french friends and...– alex the girl Alex Beauchamp (who’s wonderful) on debate. Freshman year of college I had a class in which we had group debates. I’d never seen an actual debate before (haha) and so basically argued with everyone involved. Since then debate has kind of scared me a little. But I love a...