Fantastic Friday: "Check It Out" List

Time for some weekly recommendations. Please feel free to post your own recommendations as a comment.

Blog-spiration: http://everyphototellsastory.blogspot.com/

Listen Up: Griffin House

I'm going to their Chicago show on Saturday with some lovely gal pals, and I am super excited. I was not familiar with their music until Lynds introduced me, but it is fabulous. My very favorite song right now (that I listen to on repeat for many too many hours) is: "The Guy that Says Goodbye to You is Out of His Mind." Really great lyrics. I think it could also be "The Girl that Says Goodbye to You is Out of Her Mind." It's a good song for any person, straight or gay, that has ever felt rejected. Also, it is a good song for any person who has ever done the rejecting. I guess that pretty much covers every human. :)

Podcast it Please: Dinner Party Download; I know I recommended it earlier this week. But really, download it. It's so hilarious and fantastic.

Take a Look, In a Book: Surprised by Hope by N. T. Wright

Movie/TV Worth Watching: Season 1 of This American Life on DVD; it is quite amazing, of course. Several episodes are tear-worthy.

Yesterday, I had my fourth class of the week: Ministry to the Incarcerated and their Families. I think it is going to be such a useful, applicable, meaningful, life-changing class. I feel really thankful for some experiences I had on internship last year that opened my heart and mind to issues of restorative justice and the necessity for jail/prison reform. More to come about this course in the future. I just wanted to take a moment to express how very relevant these issues are because almost everyone is impacted at some point in their lives: either as a person who has perpetrated a crime, a family member of an incarcerated person, or as a victim or victim's family member. It is important that we educate ourselves about just what's going on across the country in the Department of Corrections.

My Creative Everyday 2009 project for today is a song I've been writing the last couple days. Too bad I don't have a way to record and post songs. Maybe someday. I'll just post the chorus:

I want a little bit more than that.
I deserve a little bit more than that.
Give me some credit, I'm not that naive.
I want to build something real; do you hear me?

I hope you wonderful readers are having a great Friday. Thanks for reading.

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