I tried to keep this one at 12, but these are all so good I just couldn’t leave any out! So, I present to you 16 of the best things I’ve read this week:
- Is there anything good about men?: This transcript of a talk given by Roy F. Baumeister is really thought-provoking. My husband emailed it to me with the subject line “one of the most insightful things I’ve ever read”.
- Remembering Billy: Dom Bettinelli excerpts a touching story by a man whose life was saved by an unlikely hero.
- A day in the life of a homeschooling mother of eight: I have a fascination with other moms’ daily schedules, so I really enjoyed Danielle Bean’s post…although it made me tired just reading it!
- Michael Crichton on G.K. Chesterton: I thought Crichton’s comments about Chesterton’s Eugenics and Other Evils was very interesting. Some things never change.
- The effects of a home’s architecture: This is a long post but definitely worth a glance. I’d never thought about just how much a home’s architecture can influence a family’s life. Very interesting.
- Married on a crucifix: A beautiful piece about making the Cross the foundation of a marriage.
- To fly free in space: One of my favorite NASA pictures of the day in a long time. Click on the photo for the full-sized version. Simply amazing.
- How to make your wife’s day: MamaBlogga has 7 great tips for showing a mom in your life that you appreciate what she does. Personally, #5 is my favorite.
- Conquering pornography: Catholic Dads have some good tips for people struggling with temptation to view pornography.
- The two million women robbed by WWI: This is a fascinating and heartbreaking article about what happened after World War I. More than two million young men were killed or incapacitated in the war, leaving a generation of women left with no one to marry. An interesting, touching read. (via Tea at Trianon)
- Moms’ guilty secrets: My guilty secret is that I really enjoyed scanning this post and its comments. There’s something really refreshing about moms coming together and admitting that we’re not perfect.
- Nuns in Sydney: A quick article about some nuns from Tennessee who have already arrived in Sydney for World Youth Day 2008 (that expects a turnout of more than 500, 000 people!) Whenever I heard about WYD I wish I was Catholic when I was younger. I would have loved to go to that. (via A Shepherd’s Voice)
- Weaker vessels: Jessica has a nice reflection about St. Peter’s reference to women as “weaker vessels”. This is definitely true in my experience.
- Those nebulous “what if?”‘s of parenthood: Red Cardigan has a great post about how we parents tend to waste time worrying about vague “what if?”‘s. Though this post is specifically about homeschooling, it applies to all of us.
- Mid afternoon of the soul: Darwin offers an interesting post on God, faith, emotions, and dark nights of the soul. This post on a similar subject is good as well.
- Tons of good tips: Check out this huge list of useful tips, on everything from blogging to photography to food. If the whole list is a bit overwhelming, you can skip straight to the winners list.
I have quite a few great links I wasn’t able to fit in, so I would like to request that the entire internet go on a two week hiatus so that I can get through my link backlog.
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