Each week, I try to collect the best of the web links to articles and blog posts that I read and share them with you. There are generally a ton of great ones out there, and I’m always looking for new material to read. I hope you enjoy them!
There’s been a lot written this week about the Hobby Lobby decision, but I really like these posts:
- Thoughts on the Hobby Lobby Position from Kylene Beers. I really love Kylene. She’s a Rock Star in the realm of middle school reading education, and she’s a former president of NCTE. She’s smart and funny, and every interaction action I’ve had with her has been one marked by compassion and thoughtfulness. Her piece about Hobby Lobby resonates with me.
- Corporations: Still Not People by Norm Ornstein for the Atlantic. My biggest problem with the Hobby Lobby decision is that it is granted the rights of the individual to corporations. As corporations gain more individual rights, it actually erodes the rights of the individual. We can’t compete with the dollars, and thus agency, that individuals had. This began in earnest with the Citizens United decision, and our political process has become mired in more money that I can even comprehend.
In other news, here are a few other links that I really enjoyed this week:
- The Farris Street Project: What Happened to the “Black Mecca” of Mississippi? – a project of the Southern Foodways Alliance and the Southern Documentary Project.
- Deconstructing Flattering – Vivienne McMaster
- Resisting the Voice of Fortune-Telling Perfectionism – Your Courageous Life.
- What I Remember + What I Know – Christina Rosalie.
- 5 Tips for Finding Your Voice in Photography – Helena LaPetite
- The Bite-Size Memoir Challenge – Lisa Reiter of Sharing the Story. (I need to remember this site! I think I want to participate weekly)
- Adam Richman Apologized for the Wrong Thing – The AntiJared.
Did y’all come across anything this week that you enjoyed? Let me know in the comments!