This website by a pencil collector called Bob Truby is a thing of wonder. It will also make you start looking at pencils lying around your house in a different light. Clearly the man takes photographing, categorising and acquiring pencils to a level beyond what is probably good for him. But looking through this site I can’t help wishing I had a collection of something this good.
Indelible Grace – Dear refuge of my weary soul
Indelible Grace are a coalition of musicians which take old hymns whose words they like and rewrite the music. I love this haunting track.
Thomas Friedman in the New York Times does a great job redefining the term ‘pro-life’. Why do we let it simply mean from conception to birth? And why do many ‘pro-lifers’ in American seem happy to ignore all the other issues which have a devastating effect of people’s lives after birth as well?
Ever had to deal with the ‘turny buttons that lie’? Eddie Izzard has.
Why a Bible belt conservative spent a year pretending to be gay
This is the amazing story of a Bible belt American conservative Christian who grew up hating homosexuality but decided to live in the shoes of a gay man for a year. He came out as gay to his family and friends and even got a job in a gay café. Worth a read.