In the spirit of #WorldsOkayest, today’s Ten for Tuesday has only nine links. Because I like alliteration more than I like accuracy.
A series of galleries are featuring art created with items of trash and junk. I love that—the ultimate improv.
Anyone want to do an art pilgrimage with me?
Long but worthwhile article.
Years from now, we will look back in horror at the counterproductive ways we addressed the obesity epidemic and the barbaric ways we treated fat people—long after we knew there was a better path.
Denise Sauriol, who’s the team trainer for Chicago Lights and other charity teams for this weekend’s Chicago Marathon, is an amazing athlete with an incredible personal story of comeback after being hit by a car on the way to the start line of a race. This weekend will be her 100th marathon.
By the way, you can still donate to my fundraising efforts on behalf of Chicago Lights here.
Many of us know the famous passage, “First they came for the Communists, and I did not speak out…” written by Pastor Niemöller. Did you know that he was a supporter of Hitler in the early years, and had a change of heart?
Speaking of apologists…
Will Willimon, on Franklin Graham and his disgusting apologetics of Donald Trump:
It’s my conviction that the preachers who have sacrificed so much in order to gain a seat at the king’s banquet will soon discover that they have done grave damage to evangelicalism, to say nothing of the harm they have done to the profession of gospel preaching. When the time came for evangelicals to stand up and say, “No!” they had lost the theological ability even to know that there was something worth saying, “No” to.
Will Franklin Graham and his ilk have a change of heart as Niemöller did? We’ll see.
This one left me speechless. Just read it.
He is gravely ill and his entire neighborhood is helping him celebrate:
An erupting volcano, a forest in Madagascar… amazing recordings of the Earth doing the things Earth does. Amazing.
I’ve always loved Fantasia 2000, especially the Firebird Suite, a story of destruction and rebirth. Here’s a recounting of the real-life version.
Yes. Yes. Yes.
Onward in courage, friends.