recent readings

Recent Readings

Here are some of the articles, essays, and blog posts I read recently!

Articles & Essays

30 Strict Marriage Traditions the Royal Family Must Follow – Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, take notes.

A small town Alabama newspaper takes a stand on Roy Moore. A very careful one. – Still, this 12,000-circulation paper, which has won numerous statewide awards for excellence, has not ignored the issue. Instead, mindful of how people feel throughout conservative Lee County (named after the Confederate general), it has taken a cautious approach.

For many evangelicals, Jerusalem is about prophecy, not politics – It is about prophecy. About the Bible. And, most certainly, it is about the end-times.

Future of Gender Equality Relies on Workplace Culture – The most pressing question is why so little has changed in the decades since the Supreme Court made clear that sexual harassment violates federal law.  Why do we still have a gender pay gap 54 years after the enactment of the Equal Pay Act, and why are women so underrepresented in the leadership ranks of so many companies, even as women make up nearly 50% of the US labor force?

‘I can’t forget the horror of my son’s birth’ – Despite medical advancements, childbirth is a major cause of post-traumatic stress disorder – and yet nobody talks about it. Leah McLaren tells the harrowing story of the arrival of her second child – and her fight for treatment and support.

Meet five young people changing the world – From coding to literacy: These youth are changing the game

The mystery of the baby in the box – Robin was 13 when he found out he was adopted. Later he was told he had been abandoned – left in a box on London’s Oxford Street. Now 74, he has spent most of his life wondering who left him and why. But thanks to DNA, and the dogged detective work of one of his daughters, he finally has some answers.

Paris Review – Ernest Hemingway, The Art of Fiction No. 21

What Will it Take to Get a Gay Character in Star Wars? – There’s still one bridge the famously progressive franchise won’t cross—but why?

Zodiac Signs: Your Tarot Card Has a Warning – Each sign of the zodiac has a specific tarot card attached to it that can provide guidance and direction. Tarot cards also come with words of caution— warnings of which each sign needs to be wary.


Blog Posts

Alexandra FranzenThe smallest thing

benebell wenReview of the Good Tarot and Wizard’s Pets Tarot – Tarot [Not Just] for Tots

Crafty ChicaHow to Make Glittered TV Trays

The Tarot LadyAnd now… a word on finding love and How to keep your body, mind, and spirit in good working order

Trout NationThe Big Damn Writer Advice Column

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