Stuff I’ve Been Reading #11

Here’s to the weekend! And to good reading! Here are some of my favorite things from the week.

  • We cannot close our eyes to the place of racism in the case of Ferguson. Joe Hendren showcased that by compiling a number of racist quotes from a GoFundMe page that was set up to make donations to Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot Michael Brown, an unarmed black teen.
  • One of the most clear posts about how the police have treated the citizens of Ferguson over the past 2 weeks was put together by Slate. It is a great timeline to see how things have de-evolved since the shooting of Michael Brown.
  • Shawn Smucker wrote about how he can address some of the larger issues at play in Ferguson in his own hometown. Something each of us can think about.
  • I loved this cartoon about the nature of patriarchy in the Church that David Hayward drew this week.
  • In the midst of a lot of hard things, I loved this little slice of beauty from the beach, brought to us by my friend Tamara Lunardo.
  • This week I finally downloaded Thomas Was Alone and started playing. It is, as it says in the description, a game about friendship and jumping, and it is absolutely beautiful. But the soundtrack is also fantastic writing music. If you’re looking for something new to listen to, definitely check out David Housden’s soundtrack.

What have you read/written/watched/listened to this week that moved you? Link it up in the comments!

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About Alise

I’m a lot of things, but more than anything else, I’m a woman in progress. I’m finding that out more and more all the time. Knitting is just a series of knots. I hope as my tangled thoughts are put out there, they will weave together into something that adds a little bit of beauty to the world.
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