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(My review of Timothy Keller’s King’s Cross.)
If they cannot love and resist at the same time, they probably will not survive.– Audre Lorde (via dreamhampton1)
“In the Republican Party’s war on unions, corporate interests are represented by two separate but equally important groups: wealthy shareholders, who contribute campaign funds, and legislators, who receive them. These are their stories.”
Planned Parenthood is the target of this legislation, and American women the...– Jill at Feministe. (via sanitywatchers)
First Date Questions
So OkCupid has identified six astonishingly predictive first date questions, and here’s how I’d answer them… Make of this what you will. Do you like the taste of beer? No. Do you like horror movies? No. Have you ever traveled around another country alone? No. Wouldn’t it be fun to chuck it all and go live on a sailboat? No. Do you prefer the people in your life to...
If Status Updates Were More Comprehensive
PHYSICAL: Halfway through a 42-pound weight loss plan, and arguably in the best cardiovascular shape of my life. Finding muscles where I didn’t expect to; my back feels like it almost has an exoskeleton now from all the fast, high-incline time logged on the treadmill. Aching joints and dry skin from the cold weather. New glasses arrived, so hallelujah, I can see again. Chronic insomnia,...
Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still...– Henry David Thoreau (via ahjavant)
Sanity Watchers: What I (Don't) Miss About... →
sanitywatchers: So there’s this thing going on, with Penny Arcade and dickwolves and feminist and neckbeards and whatnot. I play video games, but I’m not a gamer as such; my exposure to gaming culture comes primarily through Mr Machine, who is a long-time fan of Penny Arcade and passes along the…
“You know…,” Sumire said, letting a delicate pause...– Haruki Murakami, Sputnik Sweetheart, pp. 29-30.
I have this terrible fear of being lazy. I think it comes from working independently for basically my entire life—first when I was homeschooled, then when I did my degrees by distance learning, then when I became a freelance writer—which gave me no peers with whom I could compare my quantity or quality of work. I’ve done 24 books; assuming something doesn’t interrupt the process,...
Blog Meme: 8 Ways to Win My Heart
People who do this are not necessarily “better than,” or more attractive in a general sense than, people who don’t—most of the items on this list are probably not, strictly speaking, under anybody’s control. But you asked how to win my heart, not how to win a heart, and this is my honest answer: Demonstrate a healthy interest in the world. Show that you care about other...
Looking for Guilt
“[x] is trying to manipulate me with guilt” usually means “I feel guilt surrounding [x], and this guilt is affecting my behavior more than I’d like.” It may or may not have anything to do with anything [x] is doing, and/or it may be legitimate guilt that should affect my behavior. Emotional abuse and manipulation are real problems, and obviously there are cases where...