It’s the end of the year, so time for the best of the year! Here are my twenty favorite posts from around the Blogosphere for 2013 …
Best Humor Essay. “Tim Tebow in the CFL: A Memoir” by Jon Bois at SB Nation.
Best Opening Line. “Hiding from the Children” by Evelyn at Momsicle.
Best Question. “Why Is This Not A ‘Weapon Of Mass Destruction’?” by Andrew Sullivan at The Dish.
Most Inspiring. “Guiseley woman completes 1,000 mile challenge for Smile Train charity” by Chris Tate at The Bradford Telegraph and Argus.
Saddest Post. “When Father’s Day Hurts” by Tamára Lunardo at Tamára Out Loud.
Best Video. “Candy Crush Saga is Evil” by Glove and Boots.
Most Encouraging. “Why My Christian Memoir has R-Rated Words” by Addie Zierman at Convergent Books Blog.
Most Likely to Give Fundamentalists (Yet Another) Aneurism. “Everyone’s a Biblical Literalist Until You Bring Up Gluttony” by Rachel Held Evans.
Best Open Letter. “An Open Letter to the Worst Wax Museum in America” by Jamie Lee Curtis Taete at VICE.
Best Video Game Character. “Breaking Madden: The Return of BEEFTANK, the Jaguars 5 Foot, 400 Pound Quarterback” by Jon Bois at SB Nation.
Best Excerpt. “Someone just stabbed that man” by Cheryl Strayed at Slate.
Best Interview. “A Big Heart Open to God: The Exclusive Interview with Pope Francis” by Antonio Spadero, S.J. in America.
Best Comic. “Calvin & Hobbes’ Daddy Bill Watterson Proves Why Stay At Home Moms and Dads Rule” by Gavin Aung Tang. Reposted by Andrew Kardon at Mommy’s Busy, Go Ask Daddy.
Best Guest Post. “One Small Change: Tipping My Hand” by Carla Strickland at Addie Zierman’s How To Talk Evangelical.
Most Heartbreaking. “A Man Chronicles His Wife’s Battle with Cancer in Heartbreaking Photographs” by Katy Waldman at Slate.
Best Dad Post. “An Everyday Dad Job Description” by Thomas Blevins at Elevate Dads.
Best Tribute. “A Southern Cross Love Song” by Lisa-Jo Baker at A Deeper Story.
Best Special Needs Post. “The Reality of Special Needs and How You Can Help” by Nish Weiseth.
Best Parenting Post. “A Spanking Manifesto” by Natalie Trust.
Best List. “What Little Girls Wish Daddies Knew” by Tara Hedman.
A good place to end. Keeping up with that list will make a good resolution for 2014.