Christ is risen (2 min)
The resurgence of sea shanties might be a bit of a lockdown silver lining – a musical form that lent itself to collaboration at a distance.
Needed: teen fashion rebels
A Canadian mom offers some advice for “explaining modesty to teenage daughters.” I found some of this helpful, and other bits less so, but appreciated the general goal of encouraging our children to be contra mundum.
How to know you are marrying the right person (30-minute read)
The author of Marry Wisely, Marry Well points us to Proverbs for answers to one of the most important questions you can ask. This is a longer read but rewards the effort. It is also available at the link as a 50-minute listen.
Best critique of the World Economic Forum (WEF) is Chrystia Freeland
Though Rupa Subramanya doesn’t cite Matthew 7:1-2, Christians can see the connection when the National Post writer evaluates Deputy Prime Minister Freeland on the basis of what an earlier, crusading journalist Freeland, thought about groups like the WEF.
Alternatives to YouTube, Facebook, and more
In keeping with the notion that “it is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness” someone has created a website that lists all sorts of alternatives to online social media platforms, word processors, crowdfunding, and much more. The site seems to come from a bit of a libertarian bent (which isn’t a surprise for an anti-Big Tech site) so discretion is advised.
What we can learn from the history of lobotomies
The “inventor” of the lobotomy, Dr. Egas Moniz, won a Nobel Prize for it, though the main impact was “the dismantling of patient’s personality.” The American psychiatrist Walter Freeman lobotomized 4,000 people and the lesson we can learn from him is applicable to transgender surgeries today. A Washington Post columnist put it this way:
“Freeman and his partner lobotomized 20 people in their first four months, and with every operation, I suspect it became more necessary to believe in the good of them, rather than admit you had killed one person and irreparably scarred the brains of 19 more to no good effect.
Vanilla is designed (3 min)
Why did they get vanilla in Mexico and nowhere else?