Saturday, April 18, 2015

Saturday Good Reads


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. 

Faith

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.

Culture

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.

Poetry

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. 

Photography


Flowers from Home – Timothy Good at Photography by Tiwago.

Illustration: Scene from the live-action movie version of Disney's "Cinderella."

3 comments:

Doug Spurling said...

Thank you, my friend.

Maureen said...

Thank you for the kind mention, Glynn.

John Blase said...

Thank you so much, Glynn.