Bloggerhood Etc. 2/23/15

Kid on a bus.

Photo: Sarah Ruttan

Best Parenting Post.Stamps in Their Passport: The Highs and Lows of Travel with Children” by Sarah Ruttan at Alice Calahan’s The Science of Mom.

Best Commentary.School Is About More Than Training Kids to Be Adults” by Michael Godsey at The Atlantic.

Best List.Want to ‘Take Up,’ Rather Than ‘Give Up’ Something for Lent? Try the Acts of Mercy” by Elizabeth Tenety at America.

Most Infuriating.How The Boss May Be Quietly Pocketing Your Server’s Tips” by Dave Jamieson at Huff Post Business.

Best Reflection.When Your Life is Out of Control During Lent” by Natalie Trust.

Best Special-Needs Post.A Fashion Breakthrough for Those with Developmental Disabilities” by Melissa Hart at Oregon Live.

Most Monastic.De(tales): Mystery” by Hope Lyda, guest-posting at Cara Strickland’s Little Did She Know.

Best Profile.Is the College of Faith for Real?” by Evin Demirel at SB Nation.

Best of the Bunch.Spiritual Assault: How Not to Run a Parish” by Barbara Parsons, part of a series of stories on the Catholic priesthood at Commonweal.

Best Video.Zeppelin!” by Louisville Leopard Percussionists (via YouTube).

To catch up on the great posts I’m reading online and to get a sneak preview of next week’s candidates, check out my new Around the Blogosphere board on Pinterest.

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Bloggerhood Etc. 6/9/14

DDAY/

Photo: Reuters

Last week marked the 70th Anniversary of D Day. This means that the Second World War is as distant an event to my daughter as the Civil War was to my parents. That’s kind of mind-blowing, isn’t it?

On to the best of the week …

Best Photoblog.D-Day Landing Sites Then and Now” by Charlotte Meridith and Elliot Wagland at Huff Post UK.

Best Dad Post.That Telling Moment” by Bill Peebles at ihopeiwinatoaster.

Best Hack.LEGO Figures Make Perfect Cable Holders” by Melanie Pinola at Lifehacker.

Most Truthful.If Strangers Talked to Everybody Like They Talked to Writers” by Lincoln Michel at Electric Lit.

Most Inspiring.Every Brave Breath” by Randi Bjornstad in The Eugene Register Guard.

Most Thought Provoking.What Both Sides Completely Miss in the Abortion Discussion” by Benjamin L. Corey at Formerly Fundie.

Best Dystopia.All is Lost: In the Season Finale of of NBA Y2K We Bear Witness to the Slow, Miserable Death of Basketball” by Jon Bois at SB Nation.

Best Special Needs Post.Special Needs School of Life—Just Keep Going” by Gillian Marchenko at Not Alone.

Best Parenting Post.30 Things I’ve Learned in 18 Years of Parenting Boys” by Alexandra Rosas at Scary Mommy.

Best Poem. Dolorosa” by Boze Herrington at Sketches by Boze.

Most Heartbreaking.Empty” by Alise Chaffins at Knitting Soul.

Most Informative.Your Family Tree Explained” by CGP Grey (via You Tube).

Which makes everybody my cousin? That was easy!

Bloggerhood Etc. 4/28/14

Redskins and Dolphins in SB VII

The Redskins of my childhood (Photo: Getty Images)

Happy Monday! Wait … is there such a thing?

Here’s the best of week …

Best Article.A Decade Without a First-Round Pick” by Mike Tanier on Sports on Earth.

Most Honest.Infertility Awareness Week: A Catholic Perspective” by Aimee Murphy (and numerous contributors from a Facebook infertility support group, some of whom chose to remain anonymous) at Ramblings of an Interested Party.

Most Poetic.The Popular Poet” by John Blase, guesting on Addie Zierman’s How to Talk Evangelical blog.

Best Reflection.Shared Sacrifice” by Msgr. Micheal Heintz at America.

Best Photoblog.Pattern” by Evelyn Shoop at Momsicle.

Biggest Blowout (in any sport, ever).NBA Y2K: OutKast’s quest for 404 points in one game” by Jon Bois at SB Nation.

Best Special Needs Post.3D Printers: The Future is Now” by Jolene Philo at Not Alone.

Best Guest Post.In which we’re telling a new narrative about gender roles and racial reconciliation” by Osheta Moore at Sarah Bessy’s blog.

Most Thought-Provoking.The Day the Place Cards Were Burned” by Natalie Trust.

Most Nostalgic.Traveling the Oregon Trail” by Cara Strickland at Little Did She Know.

Best List.Top Ten Ways to Misuse the Bible {from an ex-fundamentalist guilty of ALL ten}” by Elizabeth Esther.

Best Video.Play House” by Alex Allmont on Vimeo.

If only LEGO did that when I was a kid!

Bloggerhood Etc. 4/14/14

Photo: Scott Cunningham/Getty Images

Photo: Scott Cunningham/Getty Images

Welcome to Palindrome Week! That right, this week (at least in the US) every date is a palindrome. Exciting, huh? Well, here’s the best of the last, semi-palindromic week from around the blogosphere.

Best Remembrance.Hank Aaron’s Homer and the Most Revered Record in Sports” by Grant Brisbee at SB Nation.

Best Special Needs Post.The Exquisite Joy of Nothing” by Robert Rummel-Hudson at Support for Special Needs.

Brightest Post.Bright Spot” by Cara Strickland at Little Did She Know.

Most Hopeful (in Spite of its Title).The World Would be a Better Place if We All Died …” by Brandon Andress.

Best Psychological Analysis.REF RAGE: A Study of Our NCAA Tournament Frustrations and Hatreds” by Jon Bois at SB Nation.

Best Parenting Post.The Saint of the NICU” by Jennifer Fulwiler at Conversion Diary.

Best Headline.Meet the Prizewinning Catholic Biologist Creationists Can’t Stand” by Karl W. Giberson at The Daily Beast.

Best Synchroblog.The Day it Felt Like Church” by Chris Morton (and several other bloggers) at Growth and Mission.

Best Question.Why Can’t My Son Receive the Eucharist?” by Anna Nussbaum Keating at First Things.

Most Likely to Make You Cry.The Lessons of Princess Lacey” by Kurt Mensching at SB Nation.

Best Advice.How To Be A Christian Without Being A Total $@#& About It” by Benjamin L. Corey at Formerly Fundie.

Best Video Mashup.Spoiler Alert – Supercut!” by Screen Junkies (via YouTube).

And like that … the movie’s ruined!

Bloggerhood Etc. 3/3/14

Summer Beach

Photo: Natalie Trust

Second straight beach picture? It’s been a long, cold winter, and we’re already planning our summer coast trip. In the meantime, we’re taking each week as it comes, and here’s the best (and worst) of the last one from around the Blogosphere.

Most Mystical.This is the Part Where My Mystic and the Ocean Meet” by Natalie Trust.

Best Comebacks.Snappy Answers to Stupid Stay-at-Home Dad Questions” by Kevin McKeever at The National At-Home Dad Network.

Craziest Schedule.A Day in the ‘Life’” by Jennifer Fulwiler at Conversion Diary.

Best Second Chance.We Change; We Are Being Changed” by Addie Zierman at How to Talk Evangelical.

Best Special Needs Post.A Thank You Note to Mumford and Sons” by Nish Weiseth.

Worst Computer Game.Jon’s Basketball Game” by Jon Bois at SB Nation.

Most Timely.Now” by  xkcd.

Best Commentary.Walking the Second Mile: Jesus, Discrimination, and ‘Religious Freedom’” by Rachel Held Evans.

Best Question.Ashes to Go or not to go, that seems to be the question …” by The Rev. Michael Sniffen at The Church of St. Luke and St. Matthew.

Best Answers.Glove and Boots Responds, #3” by Glove and Boots (via YouTube).

CLICK HIM!! HE DEMANDS IT!!!

Bloggerhood Etc. 10/28/13

Hot Pockets: Every bite is a different temperature.A lot to choose from this week leads to an extra-long list. Think of it as a top ten (plus one) in no particular order.

Most Honest.Famous brands updated with honest taglines [21 pictures]” at 22 Words. Featuring the above logo and 21 others. How many times have I burned my mouth on one of those things?

Smelliest.Axes of Evil: What happens when a grown woman wears Axe fragrance for an entire week?” by Dalia Lithwick at Slate. I can almost smell it through the screen.

Best Sports Essay.The March Toward Midnight” by Craig Fehrman at SB Nation. We all love the “Cinderella story,” but not all Cinderella’s are created equal.

Coolest Invention.Say hello to a radically redesigned cello — with optical effects” by Tim Hornyak at CNET. I want to see—and hear—this instrument play. Anything but Pachelbel’s canon.

Best Dad Post.Tears of our Fathers” by Dad on the Run. A great review of the 2013 At-Home Dads Convention.

Best Followup.Map: Six Decades of the Most Popular Names for Boys, State-by-State” by Reuben Fisher-Baum at Jezebel. After last weeks map and this one, I find myself wondering how many 90s wedding invitations read …

You are cordially invited to celebrate the wedding of

Jennifer ______

and

Michael ______

(Please fill in the last names before printing)

Best Photoblog.This Is The Stuff Nightmares Are Made Of. And Most Of It’s On You Right Now” at ViralNova. Actually quite beautiful and not really nightmarish, except for this …

Flea under electron microscope.

AAAAAH!!!

Biggest Rout (EVER).Breaking Madden: The Buccaneers and their 44 Greg Schianos” by Jon Bois at SB Nation.

Challenge extended …

Challenge accepted.

22? Eh, let’s double it.

Most Thought Provoking.Those People” by Jennifer Ball at Scary Mommy. Some of us have been “those people” at one time or other. And if what Jesus said is true, he is “those people.”

Most Heartbreaking.A Man Chronicles His Wife’s Battle with Cancer in Heartbreaking Photographs” by Katy Waldman in Slate. October isn’t just about fighting breast cancer or celebrating survivors. It’s also a time to remember those we’ve lost.

Best Video.How Many Countries Are There?” by C.G.P. Grey (via YouTube). A great geography lesson with no easy answer.