I can’t say for certain when the first time I ever heard an Aretha Franklin album was. Her music was simply always there, in the the same way that Ella’s music was always there. I was weaned on her music, and to it.
Linky Friday is Ordinary Time’s Friday tradition of compiling links from around the world and across the web straight to you. This week a special tribute to the Queen of Soul, with links and a soundtrack by the legend herself.
Colorado has recently changed its Blue Laws and it’s CRAYZEEE.
When the supreme court of any country has to step in to settle a bitterly contested question of medical ethics, you know the case has the potential for far-reaching consequences.
Nature, nurture, laws, and gene editing.
Go on and shoot yourself a kangaroo, but beware of tigers.
That instrumental song that you heard 19 years ago and didn’t know the name of.
Or that I did, anyway.
There have been some developments in the saga of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, the four remaining members of which were the subject of impeachment proceedings in the West Virginia Legislature this week.
A Pennsylvania Grand Jury has found more than 300 abusive priests and more than 1,000 of those priests’ victims.
I’ve got a recycling post I’m working on, but finding time to do it justice is an issue. Until then, here are some recent links.
Omarosa is doing the media rounds with a tell-all book to sell, tapes of President Trump, John Kelly, and claims of more to come. While her own credibility issues mean this will probably be a temporary annoyance, this is a headache completely of the President’s own making.
Love on ice.
Batman: The Animated Series is (finally) being released on Blu-Ray in October
Ordinary Sunday Brunch is Ordinary Times cultural quick links for you enjoyment. This week; music, art, history, food, and architecture.
This SeaTac incident could have been a whole lot worse, and there are a bunch of questions beyond the headlines that need to be answered. Rapidly.
I was recently introduced to an awesome board game suitable for, oh, ages 10 and up. 8 and up, maybe.
While others have rightfully covered the bigotry involved in Laura Ingraham’s statement, the lies that sit at its premise must not be overlooked and excused away as trivial.
While on a trip to Israel and Cyprus with my father this past May, I attempted to see as many of its physical remnants as possible.
Linky Friday is Ordinary Time’s Friday tradition of compiling links from around the world and across the web straight to you. This week in Linky Friday: Blood and Guts, inside out, and recovery, soundtracked with music fitting the theme.
The Eye of the Hurricane
After the eulogy, a peculiar hollowness.
More Russians! And American media.
If you are a Dem, liberal, progressive, or a conservative who thinks Trump is awful, Rick Wilson’s “Everything Trump Touches Dies” will reinforce and harden your views. It’s shock jock entertainment in written form. But other than a fan-fiction vignette with Ivanka and a weird homo-erotic fantasy involving Trump and Sean Hannity, there is nothing new here.
An appreciation of the long-running and beautifully weird The Chris Gethard Show, which ended this week.
Meaning and context take a backseat as the language police round up another suspect.
Wrestling, comic books, and chick flicks.
The implosion of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals continues today as the state House of Delegates meets to debate the 14 Articles of Impeachment presented by the Republican majority.
Andrew Sullivan is outraged that somebody else on the internet is making wildly offensive claims about entire groups of people.
As vile as I find Jones to be, if his First Amendment rights were being violated I would defend him and his company. But that isn’t what is happening here.
Linky Tuesday world extravaganza!
The debate is over whether Dems should be more socialist, left leaning, and liberal and whether those things are interchangeable anymore.
Drill Baby Drill
The New York Times’ defense of radicalization is inadequate.
Ordinary Sunday Brunch is Ordinary Times cultural quick links for you enjoyment. This week; music, art, history, and food.
Today is Wendell Berry’s birthday. He’s 84. May his 85th year on this planet be a bountiful and invigorating one. Maribou elaborates on her feelings about his work, inside.
As Donald Trump continues to make a mess domestically and internationally, have his opponents learned anything? Nope.