I’ve thought, written and preached a lot about hospitality over the past few years. But I’ve never accepted as much of it from other people as I have in the last ten months. Here is the first part of a set of reflections on just the overnight hospitality people have extended to me and my […]
Monthly Archives: October 2012
The Girls-Can-Do-Anything 1980s seem to have melted into the Girls-Can-Be-Princesses 2010s. Is there any other costume option for girls in kids’ media? Pop culture has become a morass for parents of little girls. You have to sidestep sexualised clothing for 6-year-olds and billboards of unusually skinny women in their knickers before you even get to questions of […]
Today is A Bad Day. It didn’t start out that way, and I don’t know quite how it slipped into the chasm, but at about 1.15pm I suddenly felt deflated. I don’t want to be a downer, but I thought it might be helpful to describe what A Bad Day can be like. Quite a […]
Ok, this is a-mazing. These days she works at a fancy business school as a social scientist, but Amy Cuddy knows what it’s like to feel incompetent, to feel like an imposter. Watch this TED talk for her science and her story. This video has everything: it leads you through exciting, easy-to-understand science; you can […]
Hip, hip, hurray for funny feminism. These satirical reviews of Bic’s new pink pen ‘for Her’ are the laughingest thing I’ve read so far this year. I think I’m too earnest, a lot of the time. Not to say self-righteous… Funny is better than scoldy, right? I care about things, though. When I was thirteen […]
Fresh for the new month, I’ve written a wee round-up of creative, physical prayer ideas for kids at Kiwi Families, where I write an occasional column on families and spirituality. Also, as a bonus, you get to see me brag about this cool thing I made for our nephew’s christening. I am awesome!