Masha gave us the week off the blogalectic; she had a busy Wednesday and needed the break. For me, this is as good a week as any for that; better than most, actually, as my blogalectic-writing days have been spent planting the vegetable garden, making lasagna, and judging essays for a local school's writing competition.
This blog returns tomorrow with Top Ten Tuesday; the blogalectic, should all go well, returns Wednesday with Masha. In the meantime, here are a couple of things that may interest you:
1) Apparently the oft-prescribed drug prednisone can make you crazy, literally. Katherine Coble speaks from tragedy for the sake of making others aware.
2) Bloggers The Ironic Catholic and Jennifer Doloski are hosting an immense giveaway fundraiser for the sake of a family's expedited adoption of a child with HIV and Hepatitis C. Apparently the child's hope of life is fairly good in America, in a loving home, but her combined condition will likely be deadly (perhaps quickly) in an orphanage in her home country. The adoption is through Reece's Rainbow, which looks like a stupendously awesome charity matching special-needs (mostly Down's) orphans to families and raising funds to help cover the innately high costs of international adoption.
3) John C. Wright talks about the relationship of Christianity to science and science fiction in Science, Romance, and the Scientific Romance of Christendom. It's got the standard Wright-blog length and handful of editing mistakes, but makes some very good points about the nonsense we tend to believe about the Middle Ages. Admittedly, it also has a strongly-stated helping of my own disdain for modern art; be ye fairly warned. :)