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. [ted id=1569] This video has everything: it leads you through exciting, easy-to-understand science; […]
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!