Day: January 19, 2015

Grantchester reviews

Grantchester reviews Production still from Grantchester showing the star

Did you see the opening episode of Grantchester? It was reviewed favorably in a number of newspapers, including the New York Times and Wall Street Journal. From the Times review: “Grantchester” will be breezy fun for fans of the form, though the more discerning will be put off by how rudimentary the actual murder mysteries are […]

Benefits of having women in leadership

Benefits of having women in leadership Photo of women leaders

Although science has never found a link between biology and leadership qualities, women in leadership is often treated as an open question. Perhaps because women have been barred from leadership roles for so long, both by custom and law, many people publicly question the quality of candidates in a pool made up exclusively of women. […]

Martin Luther King Day and Stevie Wonder

Martin Luther King Day and Stevie Wonder Photo of Stevie Wonder, Gil Scott Heron, Reverend Jesse Jackson, Gladys Knight and Sam Courtney at a press conference at Rafu Gallery, Washington, DC, January 15, 1981.

Dr. King was assassinated on April 4th in 1968, but his holiday wasn’t celebrated until November 17th, 1986, nearly 20 years later.

Writing for Cuepoint on Medium, Marcus Baram, journalist and author of the biography “Gil Scott-Heron: Pieces of a Man”, explores how the holiday came to be through the dedicated intervention of Stevie Wonder, musical prodigy and multi-Grammy winning recording artist.

Cycling community on Cook, Palermo

Cycling community on Cook, Palermo Photo of Tom Palermo memorial; a bike painted white (colloquially known as a 'ghost bike'), and locked to a street post, surrounded by candles, flowers, and other items of remembrance

Photo by Brian O’Doherty In the days following the death of bicyclist Tom Palermo, after he was hit by Bishop Suffragan Heather Cook, much of the news has focused on Cook, Episcopal Church policies, and perspectives on alcohol in the church. Rev. Laura Everett, executive director of the Massachusetts Council of Churches and a cyclist, writes about […]

Speaking to the Soul: No Ordinary Rock

Confession of St. Peter (transferred) [Go to Mission St Clare for an online version of the Daily Office including today’s scripture readings.]   Today’s Readings for the Daily Office: Psalms 66, 67 (morning) // 118 (evening) Ezekiel 3:4-11 Acts 10:34-44 Today we celebrate St. Peter’s bold confession of faith in Jesus Christ, earning himself the title (or […]