Saturday, May 16, 2015

Saturday Good Reads

David Murray at Writing Boots has good work advice for all of us. Elizabeth Dark Wiley visits Tomorrowland, and discovers something different than tomorrow. One of the great sages of writing, William Zinsser, died at 92. Margaret Feinberg describes how cancer changed the way she reads the Bible. And Kristen Powers at Christianity Today describes the rise of the intolerant left.

Good stuff, thoughtful stuff, and stuff that’s both encouraging and worrisome. And who knew the actor Anthony Hopkins composed music?


The Lost Map of Ideas – Matthew Pearl for Strand Magazine.

A Character Story – S.D. Smith at The Rabbit Room.

Becoming Mindful in Place – poet and writer Chris Yokel is teaching a writers workshop sponsored by Tweetspeak Poetry, June 1 – August 23.


The Quotable Agency Executive – David Murray at Writing Boots.


Now You Are Ready – John Blase at The Beautiful Due.

1963 – Glen Armstrong at Curator Magazine.


The Most Important Thing I Can Give My Son – Matt Appling at The Church of No People.

Culture and Society

Forgetting Tomorrow – Elizabeth Dark Wiley at Curator Magazine.

The Table and the Altar – Heidi Johnston at The Rabbit Room.

The Rise of the Intolerant Left – Kristen Powers at Christianity Today. And Rod Dreher responds: Benedictines, Not Fundamentalists.

Christian Radicals – Seeing to the Roots – Rod Dreher at American Conservative.


The Disparity of Honey and Rocks – Jason Stasyszen at Connecting to Impact

The Gain of Losing – Jay Cookingham at Soulfari.


A luminous balance – Diane Walker at Contemplative Photography.

Fancy Pants – Your Shot at National Geographic by Tim Good.

Fun, and Beautiful, Too

Andre Rieu conducts his Johann Strauss Orchestra in Maastricht in playing “And the Waltz Goes On,” composed 50 years ago by Sir Anthony Hopkins, who’s in the audience. It was the first time Hopkins heard the music performed (Hat tip to Janet Young for finding this).

Painting: Landscape from a Dream, oil on canvas by Paul Nash, 1936-38; Tate Britain, London.

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