Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Weekly Smorgasbord

Well, last week's links consist of some old bookmarked posts and a lot of Kony posts. 

Posted: 10 Mar 2012 08:24 PM PST
"I want to say everything in moderation now, but you come from a long line of people who don't do moderation well at all. So just, be careful."

 "Gossiping is gross, you'll feel that in your heart-gut,I guarantee it. And anyway, you can like just about anyone as long as you lay your self-righteousness aside."

"I don't really care if you're good at algebra and that's not just because I'm not either,but because I think your brain's energy is better spent elsewhere, like on words of poems or other things that have more potential to stay in your heart."

"Get your hands dirty. Work so hard that you are bone weary, often." "Protect. Seek justice. Fiercely fight for the underdog."

Such good advice. Love.
Posted: 10 Mar 2012 08:01 PM PST
I can't wait to do some of these exercises.
Posted: 10 Mar 2012 07:57 PM PST
"If you wouldn't use a word in a spoken sentence, don't use it in your prose."... and other good writing tips.
Posted: 10 Mar 2012 07:47 PM PST
Might have to try this!
Posted: 10 Mar 2012 07:46 PM PST
What a neat idea!
Posted: 09 Mar 2012 09:33 PM PST
"In the battle to renew and rebuild the wobbling edifice of the Church in the 21st century, I'd put my money on the 30-something apprentice with an iPod, some business experience and a day job over the 20-something with a piece of paper and a huge load of debt every time."

I kind of wish our society favored the apprenticeship model more in a lot of professions. 
Posted: 09 Mar 2012 09:18 PM PST
Very, very interesting article. We need to get that "missional impulse" of John Wesley back!
Posted: 09 Mar 2012 09:09 PM PST
This is a good summary of the negative point of view on this whole phenomen. I'm not saying I agree, but it's a good summation. Also, the post scrip did interest me..."campaign marketing that uses clever new media techniques to stress the role of the supporter rather than the cause. Instead of showing you the victim or talking about the issues, it focuses in on how you feel about being 'engaged' or 'active'."
Posted: 09 Mar 2012 08:57 PM PST
"But aside from that, the truth about Invisible Children is that we are not an aid organization, and we don't intend to be. I think people think we're over there delivering shoes or food. But we are an advocacy and awareness organization."
Posted: 09 Mar 2012 08:39 PM PST
"Criticism is needed. The difference comes between constructive criticism and adverse criticism. The latter only deals with trying to deconstruct something. In the end, this is lazy and irresponsible criticism. The former sees an issue, highlights a problem, and then works to have a hope filled answer." "Whatever you do, abhor the sideline. Jump in. "

This preaches on so many levels. So much of this article is applicable to much more than just the Kony/Invisible Children issue.

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