Saturday, October 10, 2015

Saturday Good Reads

 London Waking Up

We’re skewing back in a British direction this today. Above, you can see “London Waking Up,” via Londontopia. Having taken a few while early-morning walks there when we were on vacations, I can say it’s just like that (Hat top: my wife, Janet Young). At the bottom, you’ll find “London Going to Sleep,” and that’s my wife’s godson singing in Spitalfields Market in London.

In between, you’ll find a video tribute to the poet Seamus Heaney (who was Irish, not British). And a lot of other good stuff, too.


Faith in the Wibbly-Wobbly Universe of Doctor Who – Sarah Bessey at Christianity Today.

“How is Your Spiritual Life?” is the Wrong Question to Ask – Hugh Whelchel at Faith, Work & Economics.

Miracles in the Middle East: is there hope in the chaos? – David Rupert at Red-Letter Believers.

Preserving a nation’s integrity requires diligence – Dr. Melvin Banks at Urban Faith.

Good Ol’ Words: Glory – Winn Collier.

The Sympathy of the Puritans – Bria Sandford at Fare Forward.

Twelve Syrian Martyrs – Rod Dreher at American Conservative.

Life and Culture

Debunking the Myth of Generational Gaps – Daniel Weinzveg at Thin Difference.

Why ancient Rome matters to the modern world – Mary Beard at The Guardian.

Weird Lessons from Macbeth – Travis LaCouter at Evangel.

Human Fallibility a Historical Constant – Rod Dreher at American Conservative. And the essay by Tish Harrison Warren in Christianity Today that he cites.


Octoberal – Brendan MacOdrum at Oran’s Well.

The Pearl Poet – D.S. Martin at Kingdom Poets.

Screen Time (A Found Poem) – Maureen Doallas at Writing Without Paper.

The End of Fifty Two - Steven Marty Grant at Urbanality.

For Seamus (Heaney) – Elaine McMillian Sheldon and Kerrin Sheldon for The New York Times:


How to Break Your Writer’s Block – Tania Runyan at How to Read a Poem.

Face your shame – Mick Silva.

Photography and Art

Spring Rainforests – Randall David Tipton at Painter’s Process.

Beautiful Poison – Tim Good at Photography by Tiwago.

Planned Parenthood

London Going to Sleep

American Andrew Duhon sings “Too Late” at The Spitalfields Market in London as vendors are closing up their booths for the day.

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