Week 1 : Just a little side-note. I will do my best to publish and list all articles and note-worthy websites I encounter every week in this new portion and feature in my blog : The Sideline kid’s Catalogue of Repackagings. I needed a place to store all the articles I’d like to reread and this would likely be what I would really want to do, thank you Eureka! My google keep couldn’t keep up with the links I’ve been copy-pasting. Also, I thought of this as a fun way to practice annotating (even in just a short number of words) and also serve as an archive for the awesome things that are worthy of note and remembering. I will try to do this every Friday for the next millennia.
…and oh, I probably got this from the awesome Tim Challies‘s A La Carte feature in his blog. Thank you, Tim.
Fresh Weekly Finds
- The Suicide Note as Literary Genre // Before hitting the bed last night, I was reading articles and studies involving suicide and literary renowned people. Funny how this articles went right up in my home page early this morning.
- Why You should Aim for 100 Rejections a Year// “The thrill of an acceptance eventually wears off, but the quiet solidarity of an encouraging rejection lasts forever.” : Such an encouraging read for such trying times like…now.
- 7 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Date a Spoken Word Poet// Yes. Yes. and Yes.
- 6 Types of People You Meet At An Alt Lit Open Mic// I remember open mic nights when all I could see are endless possibilities of meeting weird strangers.
- Making sense of 187 Philippine languages: An apology for the background noise// Merlinda Bobis finally said it. The reality of having a multi-lingual tongue in a country oblivious to its linguistic gifts.
- The nation’s poster boy for spoken word poetry // Juan Miguel Severo pushed me to like performance poetry. I love this article about him and the state of the Philippine Spoken Word Poetry Scene. I love how the writer concluded the article :
“People had gotten him wrong. This wasn’t a picture of a sad man, or at least, it wasn’t anymore.”
- Why I Chose to Write in English// also from lithub. Such a helpful read especially if you are an aspiring multi-lingual writer living somewhere in east Asia in an island as big as Mindanao.
- The Surprising Benefits of Marrying Young// A friend of mine asked me how to silent those who argue with him regarding the benefits of marrying young. I took a search and found this article for Early Marriage apologists like me and him. Haha.
- TOP 10 THINGS I LOVE THAT WORSHIP LEADERS DO : Praise and Worship Leaders, please take note.
- On Turning 30// Ricky’s thoughts are beautiful.
“At age 20 you’re told that the possibilities are endless. But I don’t want endless possibilities anymore. I don’t wan’t everything, I want these people and this place. And at age 30, that’s enough.
“I can’t keep doing this,” each person in the country reportedly thought while shopping for groceries, replying to emails, sitting through meetings, walking to or from their parking spot, or tucking their children into bed. “Things can’t go on like this. They just can’t.” – This has been me.
- Why Christians Must Keep Christianity Strange// Russell Moore stated it well :
Christianity isn’t normal anymore, and that’s good news. The Book of Acts, like the Gospels before it, shows us that the Christianity thrives when it is, as Kierkegaard put it, a sign of contradiction. Only a strange gospel can differentiate itself from the culture around us. But the strange, freakish, foolish old gospel is what God uses to save sinners and to build the Church.
Noteworthy blogs to check out:
- http://lithub.com/ -For the satisfaction of the linguistic and literary cravings.
- http://www.artofmanliness.com/ – Not just for the manly.
- http://www.russellmoore.com/ -His blog is precious for the teenage Christian mind.
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