Monthly Archives: March, 2013

A Letter to Victoria’s Secret From a Father

Rev. Evan M. Dolive

An open letter to Victoria’s Secret regarding their choice to make an underwear line aimed at young teenagers. (Read about it here)


Dear Victoria’s Secret,

I am a father of a three year old girl. She loves princesses, Dora the Explorer, Doc McStuffins and drawing pictures for people. Her favorite foods are peanut butter and jelly, cheese and pistachios.

Even though she is only three, as a parent I have had those thoughts of my daughter growing up and not being the little girl she is now. It is true what they say about kids, they grow up fast. No matter how hard I try I know that she will not be the little ball of energy she is now; one day she will be a rebellious teenager that will more than likely think her dad is a total goof ball and would want to distance herself from my…

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Sunday’s Coming

But they don’t know that it’s only Friday …

Why I Call It Good Friday

The goodness (so to speak) of Good Friday …

The Last Painting

A powerful and moving artistic depiction of Christ’s suffering – and how IT. IS. FINISHED.

Hope

Good question …

Literary.Land.of.Alysia

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Is it too much to ask to be both?

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To whatever writing instrument I use …

You demand to be released

And never let it rest until

you leave me with no other choice

But when you do

I can’t help but notice

Your obsessive fondness

For long departures …

 

Library Public Computer Keyboard

Library Public Computer Keyboard (Photo credit: rosefirerising)

© 2013 by Patricia Acevedo

How to Starve a Troll

The Daily Post

For as long as there have been blogs, there have been trolls. A troll is a commenter who hangs around your blog for the sheer purpose of annoying and goading you and your other readers.

Trolling is quite different from merely being critical. Obviously, not all of your readers are going to agree with you about everything, but a troll’s comments will rarely have anything to do with the topic at hand. For example, say you review a certain book you like. Someone might comment that she thinks it is an overrated work and doesn’t understand why anyone likes it. That’s not trolling. Even a comment as abrupt as “I’ve always hated that book” isn’t trolling, because, while it’s not particularly interesting, it’s at least a response to what you’ve written.

A troll, on other hand, is not actually trying to express anything. Rather, a troll is seeking to provoke…

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Source and Attribute Creative Commons Photos Like a Pro

The Daily Post

Miss Manners will be the first to tell you that when someone gives you a gift, the proper response is a warm, enthusiastic, “thank you!” in writing. Did you know that when you accept the “gift” of a Creative Commons-licensed work such as a photo or illustration for use in your web projects, Miss Manners would endorse that same, warm, enthusiastic “thank you!” in the form of proper sourcing and attribution? Being a good citizen on the web means demonstrating proper behavior, at all events. Today, we’re going to share the wonder that is Creative Commons and your responsibilities for sourcing and attributing any material you may download there.

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I’m Grateful for this Grate