Anna starts her first full week of third grade today, and I’m settling into a writing schedule. Time to get to work. First up—the best of the week from around the blogosphere …
Best Back-to-School Post. “High School: It’s Her Turn” by Andee Zomerman at Nature of a Servant.
Best Commentary. “The Message of Mercy” by Cardinal Walter Kasper at America.
Best Reflection. “The Classical Cloud” by Alex Ross at The New Yorker.
Best Cautionary Tale. “Here’s Exactly Why MacArthur’s Advice On Gay Children Is So Dangerous” by Benjamin Corey at Formerly Fundie.
Best Profile. “A Place to Call Home: The Complicated Story of Colt Lyeria” by Mike Piellucci at SB Nation.
Best Question. “What’s so Important—and Stressful—About Family Dinner?” by Alice Callahan at Science of Mom.
Best List. “Pothead NFL Logos: What if all 32 NFL Logos Smoked Weed?” by David Rappoccio at Kissing Suzy Kolber (via Not Sports Center).
Most Honest. “Death of a Cult Leader OR “How are you doing since your grandfather died?” by Elizabeth Esther.
Most Vulnerable. “On Brokenness and Mole-Whacking” by Cara Strickland at Little Did She Know.
Most Hopeful. “Teen With Cancer Remixes Jay Z With ‘Bald So Hard,’ Shows How To Laugh When Battling Disease” by Eleanor Goldberg at Huff Post Impact.
Best Special Needs Post. “The Other Talk” by Robert Rummel-Hudson at Support for Special Needs.
Best Essay. “The Forsaken: A Rising Number of Homeless Gay Teens Are Being Cast Out by Religious Families” by Alex Morris at Rolling Stone.
Best Video. “Product Testing: Flowbee and Poo-Pourri” by Glove and Boots (via YouTube).
“Have you always wanted to cut your hair with a vacuum cleaner?”
Um … no.