Bloggerhood Etc. 1/12/15

Lit candle

A candle for Cornelia and Chris. Praying for a full and fast recovery.

Before I get to the best of the week, I have a prayer request to pass along. Fellow writer and parent Cornelia Seigneur and her husband Chris were hit by a car Friday evening while taking a walk. A hour before the accident, Cornelia wrote a post about appreciating the people in our lives… ..saying “you just never know when you’ll see people – savor moments with people…” I’ve featured her post here before and I want to start off this week’s blog roundup with her writing …

Most Poignant.Having a Mary Mindset in a Martha World” by Cornelia Becker Seigneur.

Best Special Needs Post.A World of Fairness” by Robert Rummel-Hudson at Support for Special Needs.

Best Advice.To Get Nominated for an Oscar, it’s Still Best to be a Mediocre Movie About a White Guy” by Todd VanDerWerff at Vox.

Best Dad Post.Dad, Am I Pretty?” by John Kinnear at Ask Your Dad.

Best Commentary.The Limits of Philanthropy” by Fran Quigley at Commonweal.

Most Creative Prediction.Who Will Win the Oregon-Ohio State Championship Game? Let’s Ask ‘The Oregon Trail’” by Matt Brown at Land-Grant Holy Land.

Best Response.I’m Tired of Hearing That Everything Crappy is Feminized” by Simcha Fisher at I Have to Sit Down.

Best LEGO Creation …

Robot made from a LEGO Juice Bar

JUICEBOT! (Photo via Imgur)

Best Interview.Looking Past the Pain of Alzheimer’s to Find the Unexpected Poetry of the Aging Brain;” John Allemang interviews Cathie Borrie, author of The Long Hello, at The Toronto Globe and Mail.

Most Thought-Provoking.The Feminist Case Against Abortion” by Serrin M. Foster at America.

Best Satire.Dirty Slush Machine Provides Children In Florida Taste Of Winter” by the staff at The Onion.

Most Moving.The Parents” by Rachel Held Evans.

Best Reflection.On Going to (an Episcopal) Church” by Jonathan Martin at Medium.

Best Farewell.Breaking Madden: The Quest for 18,356 Rushing Yards in One Game” by Jon Bois at SB Nation. 

And BEEFTANK wept, for he had no more worlds to conquer. But then he smiled, for he always had more milks.

Bloggerhood Etc. 1/20/14

hat orientation blueprints

Image: Spencer Hall (SB Nation)

The best of the week, including three hilarious posts from SB Nation, which features some of the best sportswriting on the Internet, and three fantastic special-needs posts. Some weeks it’s so hard to narrow these down, so why try?

Best Diagram.Hat Angles are Important: A Helpful Guide” by Spencer Hall at SB Nation (image above).

Best Guest Post. “Promise, an Apraxia Monday Guest Post” by Stacey Shubitz at Leslie Lindsay’s Speaking of Apraxia blog.

Best Microstory.On a Bus Ride of Redemption” by Tamára Lunardo at A Deeper Story.

Best List.5 Tips for Loving People Through the Loss of a Marriage” by Natalie Trust.

Best Special Needs Post.Here be Dragons” by Robert Rummel-Hudson at Support for Special Needs.

Worst Pants.Pantsform: Jim Harbaugh’s Pants, Reviewed” by Spencer Hall at SB Nation.

Best Statement.I Am Not Diabetes” by Scott Benner at Huff Post Parents.

Best Win.What Happens When the President Sits Next to You at a Café” by Robinson Meyer at The Atlantic.

Best Essay.A Toast Story” by John Gravois at Pacific Standard.

Best End to a Trilogy.Breaking Madden, 49ers vs. Seahawks: BEEFTANK’S Path to Self” by Jon Bois at SB Nation.

“Oh how good it is to have fled, to have become free!” —Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha.