“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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Jeffrey Overstreet departed the Patheos network in order to escape click-bait advertisements that were offending him and his readers. He will re-launch Looking Closer at lookingcloser.org soon. He is the author of The Auralia Thread, a four-volume fantasy series that begins with Auralia's Colors, and a memoir of "dangerous moviegoing" called Through a Screen Darkly. He teaches creative writing and film studies; speaks internationally about art and faith; served as Writer-in-Residence at Covenant College; and is employed by Seattle Pacific University as a project manager, copyeditor, and writer.

  • 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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