I got up at 6 AM this morning to complete a homework assignment and ended up pondering these things instead:
A Roomful of Yearning and Regret – what it feels like when you have an affair. What a terribly honest (but short) portrayal of a marriage discarded (www.nytimes.com/2010/12/12/fashion/12Modern.html).
“I look at my parents and at how much simpler their lives are at the ages of 75, mostly because they haven’t marred the landscape with grand-scale deceit. They have this marriage of 50-some years behind them, and it is a monument to success. A few weeks or months of illicit passion could not hold a candle to it.”
When You’re 23 – a short post on that awkward between-stage when you can’t go home, you can’t move forward and at 23 you feel simultaneously incredibly young and incredibly old. (brookeodom.tumblr.com//sometimes-youre-23-and-standing-in-the-kitchen).
5 Ways Desensitisation Affects Us – why are modern Christians so ‘unaffected’ by the gospel? I’m guilty of every single one of these (alongthewayscotland.wordpress.com/5-ways-i-think-our-desensitisation-affects-us).
The Education of Dasmine Cathey – One football player took care of everyone else – and struggled to read throughout college. Touching but truthful (chronicle.com/article/The-Education-of-Dasmine-Cathey).
“Growing up, Dasmine Cathey hated everything about school—reading, writing, even the smell of books. To him, school was nothing but a needless burden…
By high school he still hadn’t read a single book….
If not for football, and his hope of one day playing professionally, he never would have set foot in a college classroom.”
So What if Abortion Ends Life? – Wait, what? This article contains some self-centered and horrendous arguments for abortion (www.salon.com/2013/01/23/so_what_if_abortion_ends_life).
ADDED: My Coming Out as a Friend of Dan Cathey and Chick-fil-A – a powerful first-person account by a member of the LGBT community about his newfound mutual respect after a personal encounter with the CEO of Chick-fil-A (www.huffingtonpost.com/shane-l-windmeyer/dan-cathy-chick-fil-a).
Sarah Der Photography – So, I officially have a wedding photographer! This is her!! I’m so thrilled (sarahderphotography.com).