Wednesday in Outer Blogness: Pi Day Edition!

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! :D

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    Seth R. says:

    A family in our ward celebrates pi day every year. They invite a bunch of people from the ward over for evening refreshments. Everyone is encouraged to bring a pie.

    Usually my wife makes a pretty mean crabapple pie. But she had a tiring week this week. So I just bought one at Safeway instead.

    Oh well…

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    kuri says:

    Shameless self-promotion: FWIW, I also wrote a personal reaction to the quake/tsunami.

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    Kari says:

    We really should celebrate pi days.

    pi is 3.1415…

    So we should celebrate March 14 and 15.

    Just saying.

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    chanson says:

    Right, or perhaps it should be 3 (March) 14, at 15:93. OK, well 15:00 makes sense (in Europe and in the military), but the 93 minutes part is where it starts to break down…

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    pablo says:

    Hi Chanson. I’m very late with this, but I wanted to say thanks for including my post in your Pi Day blogging summary—and for all the other links to some cool posts. (I was gonna email you, but I didn’t see an email address on your profile). Cheers!

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    chanson says:

    Pablo — No problem, it was an interesting blog entry!

    My email address is on the welcome page linked above (chanson dot exmormon at gmail dot com).

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