A selection of favorites from the editors of Ordinary Times
Please don’t defend Roy Moore. At least not where I can hear it.
[CN: more or less the same as yesterday’s feature, to which this one relates. Relationships with a very large age gap, where one partner is a teenager. I was personally very upset by one sentence in here, but because of how very well it articulated something the author criticizes, a thing that my father also wanted and shouldn’t have wanted – a thing that another old man I know who is on trial right now also wanted and shouldn’t have wanted – not because of anything explicit. The essay was more than worth the resulting flashbacks, but I was grateful to have been warned before I read it. Can you have a trigger warning for insight? (Don’t get distracted into debating that in the comments, please.) — Maribou]
Sleeping on the sofa in a den of iniquity. (CN: Will thought this might need a content note if Maribou wanted to write one. Maribou, who of all readers usually needs a content note for anything to do with underage people and sex, doesn’t really think this essay needs one though? Um. Serious age imbalances in the context of relationships, some of which were illegal, but nothing graphic. Honest discussion of being a 17-year-old on the internet. Quite possibly the comments may stray into bleaker or cruder territory than the essay does. That’ll do.)
Insufficient ethical boundaries lead to some odd situations for some men and the women they abuse. (Content note: Not safe for work. Unpleasant subject material. Also, language, though that’s the least of it.)
When Donald Trump’s extremely selective outrage isn’t just embarrassing, it’s also arguably illegal.
The Case of the Amazing Shrinking Zacharias.
I had this sneaking suspicion that the reason I’d been born at all was to rid the world of Ferris Bueller.
Virginia may well be a blue state now. But the GOP should press the panic button either way.
Forcing political parties to adapt is reasonably close to a no-brainer, in my view. The only people who would disagree are the political parties that would be so forced.
Because adoption and doctoral education as practiced in the United States are hallmarks of multicultural policy
This Week: Immigration, Housing, Space, Healthcare, and Sex Crimes.
The rule of the road is less risky is better than more risky, but there is no unrisky.
A few quick observations on the indictment of Paul Manafort
The Ins and Outs of a Polynesian Halloween.
How much should cities even want Amazon’s HQ2? What should be they be willing to pay and do?
In which I write a fan fiction.
It can’t feel like work
Mike Dwyer’s recent piece on changes in the Boy Scouts got me thinking about the world my young girls will inherit.
Ignorance is not only ignorance, and we need to understand why others make the mistakes they do.
There’ll be weather, whether or not.
Towards a shorter MLB game.
Tomatoes are daunting!!! DAUNTING!!!
Hopefully the last (possibly the first) piece you’ll ever have to read about gentrification (in Hamilton, Ontario).
Get off my moisture-vaporator farmed lawn
Sharing Scouting values with girls seems like a pretty good idea.
Another trip to Qatar. Another handful of anecdotes.