Saturday, January 30, 2016

Saturday Good Reads

A week about profound things.

For the past year, photographer Elliot Ross has been photographing the life of Colorado wheat farmer Jim Mertens. His photographs, and Mertens’ life, tell a profound story. An equally profound story is the poem by Maureen Doallas, an elegy for the photographer Leila Alaoui killed by the terrorists who attacked the hotel in Burkino Faso.

A mom cares for terminally ill babies. Fear and remembering as a gift. A son’s eulogy for his mother. Good things. Profound things. It makes one grateful to be alive.


Forty-Three Years After Roe, Hope is Alive – Robert George at First Things.

My Eulogy for My Mother – Milton Brasher-Cunningham at Don’t Eat Alone.

Eight Lessons Christians Learn from Facing Trials of Many Kinds – Elizabeth Moyer at Faith, Work & Economics.

Art and Photography

The Textures of Winter – Tim Good at Arts by Tiwago.

Jack Baumgartner and the School of the Transfer of Energy – Elizabeth Duffy at Image Journal.


Robert Wagner – D.S. Martin at Kingdom Poets.

“Elegy: #leilaalaoui” – Maureen Doallas at Rattle Magazine.

If I had no voice – Troy Cady at T(r)oy Marbles.


Are There Too Many Writing “Experts”? – Mike Duran at Novel Rocket.

In Praise of Avocational Writers – Alton Gansky at Novel Rocket.

7 Ways to Get Inspired – Mary Harwell Sayler at The Word Center.

Life and Culture

The Sky is Red – Rod Dreher at American Conservative.

British Stuff

Kitty in Boots: Who is the New Beatrix Potter Character? – BBC Radio 4 (video) (Hat Tip: Janet Young).

Shine on Us – Josh Wilson with a little help from his friends

(And if you look closely, you’ll see Brandon Heath, Andrew Peterson, Steven Curtis Chapman, and a few other familiar faces.)

Painting: Clause Monet reading a newspaper, oil on canvas by Pierre Auguste Renoir (1872); private collection.


Maureen said...

Thank you for the generous words, Glynn, and including me in your wrapup. I was very taken by Alaoui's "The Morocccans", a gorgeous portfolio of work by a young, truly great photographer.

Mary Sayler said...

Thanks for including my article, Glynn. God bless.