A Benedictine nun is not the first person you might think of for advice on digital communication, but Digitalnun is as 'tech savvy' as most of us need to be. Her post Minimial Geekdom: Blogging by Request summarises for the ordinary person the 'must-haves' and the dreamland 'nice to haves'. I like the way she writes about skills as the essentials e.g. you don't have to own a computer (go to a library or internet cafe) but you do need to learn how to use one.
Good in Parts has a beautiful story about a crying child in Crying for Love.
In 'Gay Bishops, angry Archbishops, and Deans speaking from beyond the grave' the Church Mouse has the most balanced post I've read on the leaks about the secretive process of selecting bishops that has hit headlines in the Guardian and the Telegraph. He points out how damaging the leaks are but how much more damaging the fact that the Church of England "operates under these farcical and outdated rules and procedures".
Maggi Dawn writes about the value of reading old books - going for the first-hand experience and knowledge rather than starting with someone else's thoughts about them. Good Cambridge academic advice with a substantial quote from Oxford's C.S. Lewis.
Chris Beck, who blogs as BRUSH-PAPER-WATER has a post highlighting the vibrant watercolours of Amanda Spencer. Now why can't I paint like that?
In reaction to some of the absurd claims for hair care products 'Archdruid Eileen' has a fun post 'The Science and Spirituality of Hair Care Products'. Enjoy.
That's it for today.
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