This week was super chill. I enjoyed my first full week of only three hours of tutoring (that’s three hours a WEEK people – down from three hours a day) and wrote a chapter a day of Grayson! Now, it’s Spring Break, baby. To the movie theater I go… then to the beach.
- NPR Pulled a Brilliant April Fools’ Prank On People Who Don’t Read at Gawker – Got ’em.
- when a “good girl” meets the gospel. at my cup runneth over – “The truth is: there are no good girls. And let me tell you why that is GOOD NEWS: There is a Good God who redeems and washes sinners.” Amen.
- On the Importance of Being Weird and the Super Heroes in Our Midst at Five Kids Is A Lot Of Kids – “The super isn’t predicated on the doing, you see. It’s predicated on the being, and, more specifically, on being ourselves. On finding out who we are. And then living into the fiercest, truest, deepest versions of ourselves we can be, which is a mess, of course, and divine.”
- Amtrak officially rolls out writers’ residency at CNN Travel – A free train ride to look out the window, listen to music, and write? Yes, please! Where do I sign up?
- Good news, fellas! Only women are required to be modest, apparently. at The Matt Walsh Blog – “Modest is hottest might work as a bumper sticker, because it rhymes and it’s three words long, but it makes for a woefully abysmal defense of modesty. The point of modesty isn’t to better achieve the intended results of immodesty. Modesty isn’t virtuous because it’s ‘hot,’ it’s virtuous because it’s concerned with something far greater than being hot.”
- Using your poor kid to teach my rich kid a lesson. at The Very Worst Missionary – With three different groups at our school in the past two weeks, I needed to re-read this. And then ask for forgiveness and wisdom. Short term missions is tricky, people. If you’re going to do it, please do it well.
My most read post this week: The Palms Needs Teachers! Just in case you missed it. 😉
Words to live by:
“THIS is the day You-Know-Who has made, let us rejoice and be glad and goofy in it. Get in a walk, and practice radical silliness. If you want to have loving feelings today, do loving things: Flirt with everyone, especially old people and yourself. Pick up some litter in your neighborhood, even though there will be more by Sunday. Get your work done, one inadequate sentence and paragraph at a time. Then go through your draft and take out all the lies and boring parts. Left foot, right foot, left foot, breathe…..Those are the things I am going to do today.” – Anne Lamott
Collage of the week:
That’s it, gang! I stayed off of YouTube this week and only used Netflix for copious amounts of 30 Rock for background noise while I cranked out those chapters every day.
What caught your eye on the internet this week?