Virtual Oasis, June 16
I’m a couple of weeks behind, so you get lots of lovely links this weekend!
- Former Governor Olene Walker, still going strong: “Always a bit of an insomniac, she gets up at 4 a.m. to read newspapers online and catch up on e-mail, including messages from some of the 90 ambassadors she met while serving an LDS public affairs mission to the United Nations.”
- The new Relief Society Presidency has made early calls to increase our humanitarian relief efforts. Here’s a great example of one woman who has been doing just that, from her home in Utah.
- Over at Mormon Momma: “I am just like you, except I don’t have to bring Cheerios to church. My childless state is not by choice, but it is the part of the vineyard of life I am in.”
- Caroline: Patriarchy vs. Heirarchy
- Maralise’s “Things Fall Apart”: “Last summer, a wise friend of mine mentioned that in building their own home after having rented for a number of years, they had in mind how to make it perfect. But instead of making the mistakes of the former homebuilders, they just made new ones.”
- Kathy Soper’s new book up is written up in the Salt Lake Tribune! (Visit her great blog here)
- A couple of weeks old, but worth the link: Please stop telling me how blessed I am!
- Ardis shares her fascinating talk from the Mormon History Association meeting. Corianton the Musical, anyone?
- Ann: “What a Family Does”
- Tracy is painting again — (and if you like this, you should see her quilts and hand-painted chess boards!)
- From Salon.com: It was generally assumed that it wasn’t until preschool — when kids split into gender segregated groups — that they started to recognize gender stereotypes or expectations. But researchers from Brigham Young University found that 2-year-olds are well aware of socially proscribed gender roles and when they’re being subverted.