OK, so I missed Sunday (and I actually missed Pi Day, too), but — since I was busy last Sunday and I’ll be busy next Sunday — I figured I’d try to shoot for a round-up somewhere in the middle. Sorry for any inconvenience.
Anyway, as you know, the big news is the disaster in Japan. It’s hard to round up the news round-ups because it’s not clear it’s over or how things will end up. But there’s some interesting explanation, analysis, personal reactions, and ways to help. Plus, there’s the inevitable “Is it the end-times?” discussion, with its corresponding meta-discussion.
There was also International Women’s Day, which brought some fascinating looks at Mormon women’s history with the priesthood and with object lessons. Also in the week’s wild world of gender, we have both women and men being true to themselves through LDS theater, beautiful male bodies, and learning what it means to be gay, plus further analysis of marriage.
Then there were a number of personal stories about different stages of moving on. Some are sending in resignation, receiving the confirmation letter, coming out to family, explaining temple clothes to the kids, getting over it, and looking back on how their lives have changed! (Why not try curiosity as a purpose of life?)
In entertainment, there was some hilarious discussion of BY-Zoology, send-ups of Mormonism in video and comics, the conspiracy that is grammar, an unintentionally funny/sad video on Christian marriage, and Mormons and Evangelical Christians compare their theological beliefs!
And, since I don’t want to ignore politics completely, I will just dump here a list of interesting mystery links! Also note, here’s another review of one of Johnny Townsend’s short stories — I’ve just finished enjoying two others, and am thinking about what to say about them. Have a great week-and-a-half!