Virtual Oases, February 18
- Patricia K offers a compelling review of Terry Tempest Williams’ latest book
- Suzie Petunia: Mormons, Yoga, Culture
- Teaching “Eternal Families” — another great post at Beginnings New (if you are a YW leader, bookmark it)
- BiV: When you sacrifice, obey despite yourself — and then the rules change
- Tracy: Reminds me of that great children’s book “Stone Soup”
- Susan: Sock phobias and other adventures in keeping your children clothed!
- M&M: Canneries, mistakes, mercy
- Claudia Bushman at Miller Eccles this weekend
- “LDS Church asks lawmakers to weigh morality, ethics in immigration reform”
- Check out this great photo-post on the “New Woman in Utah”! Here.
- Angela Hallstrom, author of Bound on Earth, interviewed at A Motley Vision. (I read the book — it’s superb). I used the following quote from the interview in my Contemporary Literature class this week:
I also became very interested in the idea of “staying” as a theme in serious literature. So much of the literature I was reading and critiquing in school had to do with leaving—especially when it came to relationships. And I understand why. Leaving is the archetypal launching pad for most good plots, whether it’s leaving the country to go to on an adventure or leaving your husband to take up with a younger man. But I knew there had to be a lot of great drama and conflict in the act of staying, too, because I saw all sorts of drama around me, and most of that drama had to do with the act of staying, of being committed, of pushing through darkness toward hope.