The moral collapse of the West seems to proceed apace; medical ethicists at Oxford University argue that there is just as much reason to kill a newborn as there is for an abortion. That is not a Saturday Good Read.
And then Rebecca Reynolds at The Rabbit Room writes about the new movie version of Cinderella. We saw it; it was entertaining but not “great film.” Reynolds saw something else, though, and what she found in the production directed by Kenneth Branaugh was a rather surprising encouragement.
Lots of good stuff this week.
Granddad lied – Doug Spurling at Spurling Silver.
The Unselfish Act of Nourishing the Heart – Chris Peek at Trail Reflections.
At 40 – Matt Tuckey at Openhanded.
When Children Grow – Seth Haines.
The Moral Bucket List – David Brooks at The New York Times (Hat tip: Jim Schmotzer).
The Scummiest Clients on Earth – Rod Dreher at American Conservative.
It’s Getting Harder to Listen – Mark Bauerlein at First Things.
The Audacity of Cinderella – Rebecca Reynolds at The Rabbit Room.
Leaving Carolina – Rick Maxon at The Imagined Jay.
We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live – Brendan MacOdrum at Oran’s Well.
The Icarus Myth Retold – Maureen Doallas at Writing Without Paper.
Love Poem No. 24 – John Blase at The Beautiful Due.
Reading and Writing
Iteration – Charity Craig for Curator Magazine.
Who Needs to Read Any More? – Vic Sizemore at Image Journal.
Please shut up: Why self-promotion as an author doesn’t work – Delilah Dawson at Whimsy Dark (Hat tip: John Robinson).
The Quality of Your Thoughts – Mick Silva.
Flowers from Home – Timothy Good at Photography by Tiwago.
Illustration: Scene from the live-action movie version of Disney's "Cinderella."