Saturday, December 5, 2015

Saturday Good Reads

It’s the Advent season, and a number of writers are talking about it, including Justin Taylor at The Gospel Coalition, who has a post about what’s behind the Christmas carol “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day,” written, in case you didn’t know, by American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

If you ever questioned the presence of blatant bias in the American news media, the anecdotal evidence continues to pile up. As the story of the San Bernardino shootings was developing, Bloomberg Business tweeted that the Social Services site in California was less than two miles from a Planned Parenthood facility – attempting to infer that this must be about the “climate of hate” directed at Planned Parenthood. At first I couldn’t believe they were this blatant (and stupid), but I checked their Twitter stream, and sure enough, that’s what they did. Bloomberg did eventually apologize (to “any who might have been offended”) – after Planned Parenthood said the shootings had nothing to do with their facility. Rod Dreher has the story.

We still have poetry, and several good articles on writing. And Placido Domingo teams up with The Piano Guys.


Elizabeth Jennings – D.S. Martin at Kingdom Poets.

November Fog – Tim Good at Arts by Tiwago.

Love – Seth Haines.

One a Day - Maureen Doallas at Writing Without Paper.


'People Need Other Things to Live By' – Rod Dreher interviews novelist Eugene Vodolazkin at American Conservative.

Life and Culture

Censors on the Flagship – Wendell Berry at the Lexington Herald-Leader.

San Bernardino Spite – Rod Dreher at American Conservative.


Clark Monument – Bellefontaine Cemetery – Chris Naffziger at St. Louis Patina.


Thanks, Santa – Winn Collier.

Noel – Amanda Hill at Hill + Pen.

I Lay Myself Before Thee – Martha Orlando at Meditations of My Heart.

Advent Reflection #1 – Chris Yokel.

Silent Night by Placido Domingo and The Piano Guys

Photograph by Sergey Klimkin via Public Domain Pictures. Used with permission.


Doug Spurling said...

Thanks my friend. Have a Mary Merry Christmas and God bless us everyone

Martha Jane Orlando said...

Thanks again, Glynn! Would have gotten back to you sooner, but this was a day with granddaughter. Busy and fun!