“Just Right.”

Her blog entries are rare, but Jessica Poundstone’s entries at Utopia Parkway are usually gems that I can’t wait to share with others. Today’s is no exception:

In a story on a new planet European astronomers discovered…

“However, there is the tantalising question as to whether it lies within the “Goldilocks Zone” — a distance from its star that is not too hot, not too cold, just right.”

Meanwhile, my friend and co-worker Margaret Smith, author of Holy Struggle (a profound work of poetry and biography on the life of Gerard Manley Hopkins), noted this poorly-worded headline in today’s New York Times:

Abuses at Prison Tied to Officers in Intelligence

And she adds:

“…since the prisoners were often the ones tied up.”

 

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About Jeffrey Overstreet

Jeffrey Overstreet is the author of a “memoir of dangerous moviegoing” called Through a Screen Darkly, and a four-volume series of fantasy novels called The Auralia Thread, which includes Auralia’s Colors, Cyndere’s Midnight, Raven’s Ladder, and The Ale Boy’s Feast. Jeffrey is a contributing editor for Seattle Pacific University’s Response magazine, and he writes about art, faith, and culture for Image, Filmwell, and his own website, LookingCloser.org. His work has also appeared in Paste, Relevant, Books and Culture, and Christianity Today (where he was a film columnist and critic for almost a decade). He lives in Shoreline, Washington. Visit him on Facebook at facebook.com/jeffreyoverstreethq.

  • Anonymous

    Maybe it’s really Larry Mullen who deserves the award…

  • Foolish Knight

    Sorry, never mind!

  • Jeffrey Overstreet

    Hmm. It’s working for me. I’ll post another link.

  • Foolish Knight

    The link’s not working on my computer. Is it broken?


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