Bloggerhood Etc. 8/11/14

Exit 152. Bucksnort, 1 Mile

Photo: Spencer Hall/SB Nation

It’s been an eventful week here—and not in a good way. But now that the drama has settled and life is returning to normal, it’s time to get caught up. So here’s some of the best from around the blogosphere from the last two weeks in an extra-large edition of Bloggerhood Etc. …

Best List.Staff Picks: Worst Highways in America” by Spencer Hall and the SB Nation staff.

Best Demand.I Want My Christianity Back—Without the Ugly Baggage” by Mark Sandlin at

Best Realization.Your Lifestyle Has Already Been Designed” by David Cain at Films for Action.

Best Correction.They Call Us the ‘Nones,’ but We’re So Much More” by Courtney E. Martin at On Being with Krista Tippet.

Most Empowering.Geared Up For Robotics” by Haley Hanson at Huff Post Impact.

Best Dad Post.Hunting Live Dinos” by Don Jackson at Daddy Newbie.

Worst Examples.The Lavish Homes of American Archbishops” by Daniel Burke at CNN Belief Blog.

Best Review of a Bad Product.SPAM” by Spilly at SB Nation.

Best Devotional.His Glory Appears” by Cara Strickland at Little Did She Know.

Best Comic.Outbreak” by xkcd.

The outbreak started with Patient Zero …

Outbreak (Panel 1)

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Bloggerhood Etc. 2/24/14

Toddler on the beach

Photo: Mike Baird/Flickr

From parenting to the Olympics, and from lots of great writing to a really trippy video, here’s the best of the week from around the blogosphere.

Best Parenting Post.Why Parenting Has Gotten More Difficult” by Anna Sutherland at Family Studies.

Best Commentary.Why Middle-School Girls Sometimes Talk Like Babies” by Jessica Lahey at The Atlantic.

Best Special Needs Post.Diversity in Language” by Robert Rummel-Hudson at Support for Special Needs.

Must Read.A Mom and a Dairyman Plead: Don’t Feed Children Raw Milk” by Cookson Beecher at Food Safety News.

Best (and Funniest) Olympics Post.Cross-Country Skiing, or Why You’ll Never Be a Secret Scandinavian” by Spencer Hall at SB Nation.

Best Reply.A Reply to Reno” by Michael Sean Winters at National Catholic Reporter. (In response to R.R. Reno’s Our Secular Future at America.)

Most Heartbreaking.Broken Stride” by Luke Cyphers at SB Nation.

Best Advice.Feed Yourself First” by Elizabeth Esther.

Most Honest.I Don’t Want to Stand on Your Shoulders” by Natalie Trust.

Best Video.Pharrell Mashup (Happy Get Lucky)” by Pomplamoose (via YouTube).

Kind of freaky in parts, but really amazing.