Monthly Archives: March, 2013

Easter Contradictions

Regular readers of my blog might recognize the following post from old blog, but thought it was worth sharing again this year. It’s Easter again, and therefore I’d like to enlighten you all with just a few contradictions in the Gospels concerning the events surrounding Easter. As a Christian I read the New Testament 4-5 …

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Link Love (2013-03-30)

Thought-provoking Danny Hillis: The Internet could crash. We need a Plan B – TED ““I’m sorry” was a desperate plea, a cry for mercy. It was nothing like Sally’s genuine, heartfelt apology for breaking my mug. And how could it be? When the threat of being hit hangs over your head, how can anything be …

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Writer’s Wednesday: The S&M Feminist by Clarisse Thorn

The S&M Feminist: Best Of Clarisse Thorn is an excellent introduction into pro-sex feminism, as well as S&M, polyamory, gender issues and relationships from a feminist point of view. If you’re a regular reader of her wonderful blog you will probably recognize a lot of the articles, but this book ties them all together in a new …

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Link Love (2013-03-26)

Thought-provoking “Activist and fundraiser Dan Pallotta calls out the double standard that drives our broken relationship to charities. Too many nonprofits, he says, are rewarded for how little they spend — not for what they get done. Instead of equating frugality with morality, he asks us to start rewarding charities for their big goals and …

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Link Love (2013-03-19)

Thought-provoking “The essence of Japanese aesthetic is a concept called ‘MA’ (pronounced “maah”) — the pure, and indeed essential, void between all “things.”” When Less is More: Concept of Japanese “MA” – WAWAZA “But just like so many other mental processes, the act of comparing often goes unchecked and unconscious.  Because of that, those who want …

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Link Love (2013-03-16)

Thought-provoking “When I meet someone, I consider how normal their life is. I do this not because it’s a one hundred percent accurate heuristic on how much I’ll respect someone, but because it’s damn close. If you have a totally normal life, then there are only two possibilities: you’ve thought through every aspect of your …

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March Twitterature – Book Roundup in Short Form

It’s the middle of March, so it has become time for yet another Twitterature by Modern Mrs Darcy Roundup (you can see the ones for February and January here). The past month has been good for reading, I have managed to finish 7 books, which is a lot even for me. I have been travelling for work for …

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Link Love (2013-03-09)

Thought-provoking “The most important skill is execution. Having great ideas, wise decisions or clever strategies comes second. The ability to get things done is paramount.” Self-Discipline Comes First – Scott H Young 6 Habits of Remarkably Likeable People – Inc.com “One of my Secrets of Adulthood (and a point oddly under-emphasized by positive psychologists) is: Outer order contributes …

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