Saturday, May 19, 2018

Saturday Good Reads

Today is the royal wedding for Harry and Meaghan. Spitalfields Life has a story about another royal wedding dress – the one worn by Queen Victoria in 1840. She didn’t do the expected. 

It is the image of our times – a person, any person, anywhere, bent over as if in prayer, while reading a smart phone. Tim Challies saw it for what it was and found a way to break his addiction. 

Eleanor Parker, aka The Clerk of Oxford, writes about her favorite movie – A Canterbury Tale (1944). Stacy Horn considers New York City’s old, and infamous, workhouses. Annie Holmquist compares high-school reading lists of 1922 and today; today does not compare well. Aaron Earls describes the oldest and most ignored social media command.

The photography: a winter sky in Bath, a street and a park lodge in St. Louis, spring emerging in the woods, and spring emerging in a garden. And the poetry. And more. A final note: in all the years I've been doing the Saturday Good Reads, I've never included one of my own posts. And I'm still not doing that. But I am posting the KSDK-TV interview with me about my novels and the royal wedding as the featured video. My wife said I had to.

Life and Culture

The Oldest, Most Ignored Social Media Command– Aaron Earls at LifeWay Social.

High-School Reading Lists: 1922 vs. Today– Annie Holmquist at The Imaginative Conservative.


Are you my god?– Richard Chess at Image Journal.

Spring Blossoms– Chris Yokel.

On Creation– Robert Hudson via Kingdom Poets. 

Writing and Literature

How Crime Writing is Like Music– Emma Viskic at CrimeReads.

In the #MeToo Moment, Publishers Turn to Morality Clauses– Rachel Deahl at Publishers Weekly.

On Full and Empty Nests– Laura Boggess.

Art and Photography

Winter Evening Sky, Bath, U.K. – Tom Darin Liskey via Facebook.

Botanical AvenueandSouth Entrance Lodge, Tower Grove Park– Chris Naffziger at St. Louis Patina.

Did You See?– Tim Good at Photography by Tiwago.

Look at the Flowers– Susan Etole via Facebook.


Influencing the Culture through All the Spheres of Our Lives– Hugh Whelchel at the Institute for Faith, Work, & Economics.

American Stuff

New York City’s Infamous Workhouses– Stacy Horn at CrimeReads.

British Stuff

The Pilgrim’s Way– Eleanor Parker at History Today.

My interview with KSDK-TV on my novels and the royal wedding

Painting: Portrait of Edmond Duranty, oil on canvas by Edgar Degas(1879); Glasgow Museums and Art Galleries.


Martha Jane Orlando said...

You know I absolutely loved this video, Glynn, as did Danny and his Mom, who is one of your biggest fans. :) And yes, that wedding was awesome today!

Glynn said...

Martha - thank you so much!