Sunday, March 4, 2012

Stuff I've Been Reading

The weekend. Time for catching up on home projects, relaxation, and a week's worth of blog posts.

  • Absolutely loved this post from Joy Bennett about when she and her husband found that their daughter would need a heart transplant on leap day, twelve years ago. Joy's honesty never ceases to amaze me.
  • Tamara Lunardo rocked it with her poem about personal responsibility
  • Also rocking the poetry was David Nilsen with his piece, St. Lucie
  • Jeff Goins has some really good words to share about finding your passion, and some of the lies that stand in the way of you recognizing that.
  • Mason Slater asks some interesting questions about sacred spaces. I will definitely be looking forward to seeing where that discussion goes.
  • This post may be hard to read, but Caleb Wilde addresses the topic of abortion as an act of mercy. Difficult stuff to sort through, but another look at an issue that can seem very black and white.
  • Last night I stayed up way past my bedtime to watch "8", a play about the Proposition 8 trial out in California. Dustin Lance condensed the trial transcripts and an all-star cast got together for this staged reading of the play. The trial parts are directly from the transcripts - they aren't embellished or made up. David Boies, lawyer for the plaintiffs said last night, "We put fear and prejudice on trial and as you can see, fear and prejudice lost." If you've ever wondered why the word marriage matters to a gay or lesbian couple rather than just being in a domestic partnership, I encourage you to watch this. The words from the testimonies of the plaintiffs are incredibly poignant. You can catch the whole thing here.
What have you read/written/watched/listened to this week that moved you? Link it up in the comments!


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