Here are 6 of one or half-dozen of another posts I have found around the web (or are sent to me) that I have found interesting, funny, insightful, or thoughtful:
Beautiful stories are just as important as moral stories. This is a big reason why I am starting Breathed Through Silver.
Excerpt: “Children need to hear beautiful language if they are to speak and write beautifully. They need to hear stories of love and courage and joy and sorrow so their imaginations are fired and their hearts expanded. They need to hear the language of Rudyard Kipling, the whimsy of A. A. Milne, the sorrow of Oscar Wilde, the mystery of Hans Christian Andersen, the wisdom of E. B. White, the terror of the Brothers Grimm, the wildness of Dr. Suess . . . there is no shortage of magnificent children’s literature.”
If works based religion met a variable Mormon like afterlife. I am glad Heaven does not work that way! I dare you to watch this and not think about how the ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ movies would deal with Valhalla.
A very good question!
Excerpt: “Perhaps the news didn’t catch public attention because early on it was mostly Christians being told convert, leave, or die, and it is acceptable to persecute Christians. Christians are the most persecuted religion, although one would hardly learn that truth reading legacy media. When stories of Christian persecution get told, they are questionably dismissed or billed as stories about something else.
How the current generation is paying the price of not thinking, embracing the sexual revolution, and not thinking about life. As always there is hope, as people are people and not aggregates, yet this is a interesting interview.
Excerpt: “If you read the great books, you can’t avoid questions like whether happiness and pleasure are the same thing, and how marital order and social order are related. I don’t have to bring them up. My students do. Of course the students won’t talk if they think you are calling them immoral. I humbly suggested to one class that my generation had invented the sexual revolution, but I thought theirs was paying the price. ”
Is the big virtue of the Millennial generation a virtue at all? Answer: it depends but if vices can be considered virtues, how then do we live in this generation?
Excerpt: “In a day where people disdain hypocrisy more than any other vice and prize transparency more than any other virtue, you can be as obnoxious as you want to be, fail spectacularly, and sin repeatedly, as long as you never pretend to be any better than you really are. It makes no difference what errors you say, think, or do, if only you are true to yourself. This is life in the Age of Authenticity.”
I love board games, and I have one of these 5 games (Spector Ops) and am interested in another one (Codenames). In my opinion board games are a good way to unplug from the electronic sirens and connect back to people in a fun way.