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Links of the Week – April 17, 2015

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* 18 Puppies On Their Way To Their New Homes!

* The Great Garden Gnome Massacre

* Long Exposure Light Photos – (Gorgeous!)

* Doctors To University: Fire That ‘Quack’ Dr. Oz

* Defeating Polio: The Disease That Paralyzed America

* Anne Lamott Shares All That She Knows: ‘Everyone Is Screwed Up, Broken, Clingy And Scared’

* MLB Teams Boost Mental Health Support Systems

* Love Is Not Supposed To Hurt… Then Why?

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* New Study Says Tylenol Numbs Emotions – (Rushes to weekly grocery list…)

* 7 Things To Do When Your Kid Points Out Someone’s Differences – (Great stuff!)

* Hidden Cameras Reveal Airport Workers Stealing From Luggage – (Why are people so sorry?)

* Yogi Berra, Ready For The Game!

* Mindfulness Meditation Can Help Relieve Anxiety And Depression

* How To Trust Again

* What Self-Love Means: 20+ Ways To Be Good To Yourself

* Anne Lamott – Becoming The Person You’re Supposed To Be: Where To Start

* How To Get To Know Yourself In 5 Fool-Proof Steps

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* Baddest Mother Ever: Ten Signs I’ve Found The Right Biscuit Joint – (Link of the week!)

* A Boy and Her Dog: Owning My Shame – (I feel so much of this.)

* Fisticuffs And Shenanigans: Pride, You Made Me Proud

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“You can only go halfway into the darkest forest; then you’re coming out the other side.”

— Chinese proverb
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Dreaming Of Going Pro

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Literally every night for the last two weeks I’ve dreamed that I and another woman or two have broken down the sex barrier in baseball and made a professional  team. Every dream is different. The settings are different. The teams are different. The people are different. Each dream also usually includes a man I know from real life, who isn’t a baseball player in the waking world, but in the dream is also on the team with me.

Last night’s dream had me trying out for the Cincinnati Reds as a catcher. This is the first time in the dreams that I wasn’t sure I was going to make it through final cuts and actually make the team. Andy, who I worked with for a week last year on a youth retreat to Hinton Rural Life Center, was clearly going to be the starting catcher.

I usually have a softball dream or two this time of the year, a dream that I’m late for a game and stuff keeps happening to keep me from getting there. Stuff like needing to put in my contacts, but they’re the size of breast implants. Or I’m lost. Or a flood happens.

Softball season is imprinted in my brain after all this time, even though I haven’t played in six years. But I don’t remember having any baseball dreams before. And I’ve never had a dream that has recurred every night for weeks.

I wonder what this is all about. My brain is full of mysteries!

Links of the Week – February 27, 2015

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* 10 Ways To Be Her True Life Superhero

* How I Feel About My Responsibilities

* Christianity Without The Cross

* 24 Times Your Favorite Kids’ Cartoons Suddenly Got Really Deep

* Fun With Kirk And Spock – (WHY do I not own this book?)

* 27 Times Tumblr Used Art History Perfectly To Make A Point

* How We Talk About Our Teachers – (Turns out we use different descriptors depending on if they’re male or female)

* Star Trek Spock With Ears Socks

* The “Golden Years” Are Gone: Why Retirement Is Hell For Women – (Oh good. Something else to look forward to.)

* How Much I Was Distressed During “Fox and the Hound”

* Julia: Turn Turn Turn

* Game Day Program – Ohio State vs. Indiana – Thanksgiving Day 1903 – (So cool!)

* When I Hide In The Bathroom Stall Until I Hear My Coworker Leave So I Don’t Have To Make Small Talk With Them – (Every time.)

* Check Out Ambidextrous Pitcher Pat Vendittes’ Chthulu-Like Glove

* Adventure Time Oreo Necklaces

* Subway Riders Can Be Animals – (Awesome paintings!)

* You’re Not Happy Because You Never Learned To Be

* The Emory Wheel Editorial Board: Gender Neutral Pronouns Necessary For Inclusivity

* Just Let Them Kiss Already: Why Are TV Shows Are So Weird About Male Relationships?

* I Can Haz Cheezburger?: Extrovert vs. Introvert – (As illustrated by cats…)

* Why Each Sign Is Dangerous – (Scorpio)

* Stained Glass Backboards Are Completely Unnecessary And Beautiful

* 10 Things I Wish I Knew At The Beginning Of Sobriety

* 19 Anti-Social Motivational Posters That I Really Want To Hang In My Office

* Study: What Are The Most Addictive Foods? – (This is why I have frozen pizza six nights a week…)

* “My Mom Can Kick Your Ass” Kid’s T-Shirt

* After His Brother’s Suicide , Writer Seeks Comfort “In All The Wrong Places”

* Inflatable Toupee

* Get The Picture: Stubborn Is As Stubborn Does – (You can only do so much)

* 19 Pictures That Will Hurt Your Fragile Soul – (Owwwwwwwwwww!)

* The Refuge: A Healing Place – Depression

* The Center: A Place For Hope

* Photos: Evan Gattis The Astro

* Unlocking “The Woman Code”: 4 Tips To Know Your Value

* Unexpressed Emotions, Rage And Depression

* NASA Sees “Bright Spots” On Dwarf Planet In Our Solar System – ( OoO )

* This Wondrous Dutch Light Installation Mimics The Northern Lights – ( ❤ ❤ ❤ )

* A Tortured Soul, Josh Hamilton’s Battle Was Never Over

* To Boldly Go: Uhura

* GPS In Shoulder Pads: Vanderbilt Goes High Tech

* The Frisco RoughRiders Have Your New Favorite Presidential MiLB Logo – (Must have a cap with Big Head Teddy!)

* “I’m Scared” T-Shirt

* “Worthless” T-Shirt

* Reviewing My 2015 Goals Thusfar – (11 out of 26. Eh.)

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“As other girls prayed for handsomeness in a lover, or for wealth, or for power, or for poetry, she had prayed fervently: let him be kind.”

 – A Spy In The House Of Love, Anaïs Nin

“I turned over in bed and listened to the traffic in the rain. A few cold, clear truths rose one by one through my consciousness like a flock of birds: I wasn’t even remotely worthy of William and I wasn’t ever going to have him; I’d asked my mother to lend me money and she’d said no; I’d given all the change to the cabdriver; no one was going to pay off my debts; no one would save me from myself. I fell asleep to the soft beating of wings in my head.”

 – In The Drink, Kate Christensen

“One fine spring morning I awoke in my own bed alone, with an ache in every orifice and a memory of bending over on the Christopher Street Pier at four in the morning with my drawers around my ankles while John stood behind me, holding my hips. As I gripped a piling to keep from tumbling into the Hudson, I gazed down into the filthy water and thought gaily to myself, Well, here I am, and this is me.”

In The Drink, Kate Christensen

“Throughout these long afternoons outside with her, I was always conscious of being a speck at the bottom of a vast, ragged bowl of rock under the empty sky, buried in the silence and heat, surrounded by blank sand. The foothills, with their gray-green mesquite fur, rolled away to faraway mountains that sat sharp-spined on the horizon, unconnected to the valley floor, as if they’d been set down ready-made. The buttes and mesas to the west glowed deep red; veins of magenta and green spidered along rock formations shaped like tablets or giant hands, stacked in layers of cinnabar, crimson, brick. Masses of clouds echoed the rock shapes in their charcoal or ocher strata, wind-shaped crags so dense they looked mineral. The air was thick with the breath of sage and hot dust. At sunset the air hung low, striated like a weird plowed field of pigmented earth, backlighting the mountains with shirred, neon clouds, leaching all the color from the rocks, abstracting the bushes to dark cutouts. The wind moved like a huge hand through the valley, filling me with a restless, empty impatience I later identified as loneliness.”

In The Drink, Kate Christensen

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2014 In Pictures – My Favorites

Last one!

Links of the Week – December 5, 2014

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* For These Millennials, Gender Norms Have Gone Out Of Style

* Man Admits To Being Spider-Man In Touching Obituary – (LOVE this!)

* Sprinkle Bakes: Baklava Cheesecake – (Lawd Jesus! This calls for another…)

TAMBOURINE PRAISE BREAK!!!

* How I Learned To Love The Holidays

* Will Riker – Thug Life!

* NASA Prepares To Test New Spacecraft

* It’s A Sad Day: Clip Art Is Dead

* Woman Launches Into 4-Minute Self-Deprecating Preamble Before Speaking Mind

* No One Should Have The Right To Die Before God Is Done Toying With Them

* Temple University Receives Anonymous Donation To Build Center For Discrediting Rape Allegations

* Bill Cosby Offers To Sit Down With Us And Explain The Allegations Against Him Over A Glass Of Wine

* Major League Baseball Umpire Dale Scott Reveals He Is Gay

* Panaluu Beach – Rogellio Bernal Andreo – Deep Sky Colors – (Awesome – in the true sense of the word.)

* Orion Poised For First Trip To Space – (A really good overview of the mission)

* What Should We Call Me: When Everyone Around Me Is Excelling In Their Careers, And I’m Just Like…

* 5 Ways To Keep Her Happy – (Yes, yes, yes! Surprise me!)

* Handwriting/Signature Bracelets – (Cool!)

* 35 Pictures That Prove The World Isn’t Such A Bad Place – (Sniff!)

* A Quest For The Unattainable Unification of Knowledge – (Whoa…)
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* 5 Overlooked Qualities Of A Great Romantic Partner

* The Sellers Of “Cards Against Humanity” Sold Actual Bull Poop To Customers On Black Friday

* Kennesaw Mosque Deemed Too Close To Ground Zero

* From UVA To Cosby, The Rape Denial Playbook That Won’t Go Away – (THIS!!! Preach, sister!)

* 10 Ways A Good Woman Will Make You A Better Man

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“I’m going to take responsibility for all my pain looking beautiful and all I’ve made out of my strife.”
– Lady Gaga

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Links of the Week – November 21, 2014

 

This Dreamy Glow-in-the-Dark Bike Path Was Inspired By Starry Night

Things You Need To Know About Child Molesters

hula seventy: this is a picture i did not take – (So amazing…)

11 Really Cool Space Missions

Why Landing On A Comet Is In Our DNA

‘Skyscrapper’ Trended And Nobody Can Spell

Common Core Reading: Difficult, Dahl, Repeat

Former Georgia Governor Sanders Dies – (I never realized all he did for this state.)

Male TV Anchor Wears Same Suit For A Year; Nobody Notices

Casual Sexism: When A Shirt Is More Than A Shirt – (This is insightful!)

PostSecret: Drugs

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One-handed Basketball Player Zach Hodskins Makes Debut For Florida – (From Milton HS)

Heyward Thanks Braves Fans And Teammates Via Twitter

Take Cosby Allegations Seriously

Object 2014-28E – Space Junk Or Russian Satellite Killer? – (WOLVERIIIIIIIINE!)

Personalized Storybook Art – Brave – (Oh, I want ‘Deanna the Brave!!!’)

‘I’ll Be There’ Necklace – ❤ ❤ ❤ *sigh!*

Coca-Cola Santa Paintings Come To Callanwolde – (I gotta go!)

The Forgotten Value Of Commitment

‘After Deadline’ Podcast – (Wherein my nephew the sportswriter talks about Dalton sports and his engagement!)

Distant Horizons – Mosaic Of Worlds Humanity Has Set Upon – (Onward!)

2015 Norway’s Aurora, Culture, And Scenic Wonders Tour – (Who wants to give me $12,000?)

One Easy Way To Know You’re With The Right Person


Lighthouses don’t go running all over an island looking for boats to save; they just stand there shining.”

Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird
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Farewell Tybee: On The Way Home

Sunday morning was cold and rainy. I had thought about going into Savannah for a trolley tour of the city, but I decided I just wanted to get home. I walked in the rain across the street from Ocean Plaza over to The Breakfast Club for a waffle and their hand-made sausage, went back to my room, fed the seagulls from my balcony and then headed out. But I knew there was one more place I had to stop for pictures before I got to the expressway. The beauty, wonder and joy of baseball knows no season!

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