Friday digest

October 21, 2011

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New today from the Century:

  • John Buchanan on his education in grief and pastoral care: "When I became a student pastor I had no idea what I
    was getting into.
    The first thing that happened after we moved into the tiny parsonage was that Johnny Johnson
    died." (subscription required)
  • Deb Bendis reviews David McCullough: In the 1830s, dozens of young Americans  were heading east instead of west, across the Atlantic to
    France. David McCullough immersed himself in their letters, diaries,
    lectures and memoirs and has shaped the material into a fine popular
    history of both individual travelers and the French era that they sailed
    into." (subscription required)
  • We are the Tumblrs: "If you haven't been following the conversation around Occupy Wall
    Street, it's perhaps best summarized in terms of the Tumblrs."
  • A pro-choice GOP frontrunner? "I don't normally go for gotchas based on political candidates'
    rambling improvisations. But this one is hard to ignore."

 

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