Link Love

Every week, I curate a list of the best links and articles to make you think and keep you informed. Enjoy!

Every week, I curate a list of the best links and articles to make you think and keep you informed. Enjoy!


Boy, has this been a week! I have spent the week finishing up grading and to-do lists from the semester and recovering from the exhaustion of writing two term papers last week (I know, my fault, I procrastinated!). 

It's been good, though. Over the weekend, I got some really good news and spent a lot of time with my framily. Reego and I went to go see Civil War and we did some fun shopping and she took me to P.F. Changs to celebrate my surviving the semester. I have great friends. 

This week's list is rather large--given that I haven't done one in a couple weeks!

My Writing

Two years ago: Love for the Journey (Spiritual Uprising Magazine) Two years ago, I was getting ready to leave Butler and wrote this post about transition. I'm so grateful that right now, I get to stay exactly where I am, which is where I want to be. 

Last week: Unbreakable Willy Women: With Love to our Littlest on your Graduation (Popery, Pens, and Paperbacks): Last week, while in the depths of term paper writing, I wrote a blog post about the women in my family, particularly my little cousin who is graduating from high school. Love you, Maddie!

What I read recently:

Popery (Catholicism/Spirituality/Religion): With a lot about Fr. Dan, because I haven't done a link love since then. 

Pens/Pencils/Stationery:  

  • A $341-million fountain pen market set to be bigger (China Daily): For all of you who thinks fountain pens are outdated, check this out!

  • Controversy in Chicago Part II: Getting to Know Each Other (The Pen Market): I've never encountered this problem at pen shows. Maybe it's because I have a tendency to become bffs with anyone I meet over the age of 60 or maybe it's because the vendors at smaller shows like Dallas have more patience. Either way, I have LOVED the vintage pen dealers I met. In fact, in spite of the fact that I'm a poor, starving college student, I tend to buy from the older guys because they're adorbs and sweet and talk to me with genuine interest about my life (you're getting a PhD in Literature? Wow, congratulations, you must work really hard!). Still, this is a great article for those who have a hard time getting what's going on with the other "side" of pendom. 

Paperbacks (Reading, Books, and Writing):

Movies and TV:

Life in General:

Tough and Awkward Topics: Warning: there are a lot of "bathroom" articles in here. 

To Make You Laugh:

Academia, Education, and Teaching: 

Parenting: