Monday Link Love

Ok folks, here’s this week’s list. I want to also let you know that I don’t mind opposing viewpoints. But if you are profane, disrespectful of another commenter, or simply are acting like an um… unpleasant person, I won’t publish your comment. That being said… As always, (Yes, this is the DISCLAIMER) no criticism or financial support is implied or promised by sharing these links. And my views do not represent my church, my family, my workplace or my cats’ reason for their latest hairball.

Without further ado (and in no particular order)…

  • There’s a conventional wisdom about the concept of men and women’s communication patterns. The old Mars/Venus dichotomy, you know? Well it has been taken to its extreme in a book that is wildly popular at Christian youth conferences. Jessica Crispin takes it to task. See what you think.
  • Food Day (October 26th) is coming! Here’s a great site for finding your closest Farmer’s Market! And read about how some companies put wood in your food.
  • Junk science abounds… but I never knew there was “mystery science” (other than MST).  Apparently electricity has been explained to fourth graders as a “mystery”… (You can’t make this stuff up — I just report it.)
  • Despite childhood dreams, most of us didn’t grow up to be astronauts. So if you ever wondered what you would see as your craft orbited the earth, here’s a video.
  • Kudos and giggles to the editor of this video!
  • OK, without comment… just go read about it… Apparently women are not crazy.  “The Good Men Project is a glimpse of what enlightened masculinity might look like in the 21st century,” the press raved when we launched, and that was exactly what we were hoping for. Finally, “a cerebral, new media alternative” to glossy men’s magazines was born. In fact, The Good Men Project is not so much a magazine as a social movement; an ongoing in-depth discussion that has by now involved millions of people, all getting back to a core question of “what does it mean to be a good man in these modern times?”
  • The TV series “Glee” is not a fave of mine. Mostly because it reminds me of all of the issues I had with high school. The cliques, the acne, the teacher who played favorites. The choir drama. Yeah. I’ve not gone back and I probably never will. But I sure enjoyed Sesame Street’s spoof on Glee.
  • Stories from the Texas wildfires. This will take you to a firefighter’s blog and his story. It’s heartbreaking.
  • Humorous Latin phrases you always needed… beyond the one my family said (“Salve, nautae, novus in oppido?”)

Until next week — and thanks for all the links you send my way! 🙂

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