Volume 1, #6: The Black Dog


Tilting at Windmills in the Digital Age

Week 6 is here, and you'd better believe that the week off has given us a ton of material to share.

I'm not going to waste time introducing this. Here's issue #6 of The Weekly Watch, Read, & Listen.

(By the way, if you're enjoying TWWRL, maybe you'd like to share it with your friend?)
Matthew Johnstone is a very talented individual who has suffered with depression, "the black dog."

I've had to deal with depression a bit myself, and a few of my friends and family have as well. This video, based upon Johnstone's book of the same title, does a great job describing the symptoms and presenting some common sense solutions to depression.

[HT Idealist Revolution]
I've never read much from Rev. Jim Wallis, though I have a few of his books. I've wanted to read his work, but they always seem to get bumped down the reading list. To be honest, though, part of that could be due to the fact that I've always perceived Wallis as being "too" liberal.

That's a terrible way to think about someone else, so I'm very glad that some of my commitments have forced me to read one of his books, especially this one. Reverend Wallis is a great writer, clear and easy to read. More importantly, however, he has a lot of wisdom to offer about the political divide in our country and how (and why!) we, as Christians, have to rise above the tension and be the unified body of Christ that we have been called to be.

Pick up a digital copy of the book at Amazon.

Listen | The Gist

The Gist is one of my consistent podcast listens. It was recommended to me by a friend because the host, Mike Pesca, does a lot with word play, and I am a huge fan of a well-crafted sentence. (Even though I'm not known to craft them myself. Forgive me. I'm just a non-union writer.) In his show, Mike covers all manners of topics and news events, and while I don't usually agree with his opinions, I do admire and respect the way he expresses them. If you're a fan of the art of words, you'll enjoy The Gist.

Shameless Self-Promotion | Science Fiction and Gender Roles

Did I tell you how much I love Doctor Who and science fiction in general? Oh? Last week? Sorry.

But this is different! This post looks at gender roles in sci-fi, and I was really proud of how it turned out.
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