This is one of those announcements I have been waiting to make for a good long while, and I am very excited to know that today is the day!
Ladies and Gentlemen, it is my distinct pleasure to tell you that as of today Simcha Fisher (Somechop to her friends) will be joining the gang here at Patheos, and the gang could not be happier!
Yes, that photo says “don’t get all artsy about it, just take the picture” and it is precisely that sort of authenticity and impatience that makes me love reading Simcha Fisher.
This is, after all, the woman who wrote an innocent column about why she prefers wearing pants over skirts and caused a major meltdown in some areas of the Catholic blogosphere, so much so that it necessitated a follow up from which some people have never fully recovered.
Yes, she can be biting. Yes, a little snarky sometimes. But smart, insightful, honest, funny? Yeah, she’s all that, and when she indulges her inner art critic Simcha has a way of really thinking outside the box and teaching us a thing or two and helping us all to stretch our perspectives.
Do bookmark Simcha Fisher, this self-described “homeschooling failure, a drinker, a sorehead, a slob, a pedant, and, depending on who you ask, a prime example of what’s wrong with religious people, what’s wrong with the Church today, or what will continue to be wrong with the Church tomorrow unless we dooooooooooooo something.” and follow her on Twitter and on Facebook.
She is a very, very bad habit that you will want to cultivate as quickly as possible.