The community voted for a "new content" schedule of M/W/F. TBAT will try to limit any "board business" to posts on Tuesday and Thursday. It is likely that in the future there will be weeks with no "board business" posts at all.
The weekend post will neither be content nor "about the board." Instead we hope to use a regular weekend post to allow members of the community (readers, commentators and writers alike) to communicate important information to other members of the community.
Each weekend post will have three sections; The blogaround, In case you missed it, and Things you can do.
This week, Literata wrote a three-part series that takes Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog as a starting point for examining ethics, health care, social policy, and compassion fatigue, especially in light of a new study which reveals startling disparities in the diabetes rate on a county-by-county basis:
Ana Mardoll added a new post to her on going deconstruction of the first Twilight book.
What’s a small town school to do when presented with a newly enrolled and hopelessly lost big city girl? Why, direct her to the pre-printed stack of school maps and hope for the best, of course! In this week’s Twilight, Unisex Raincoats and White Bread, read along as a nervous Bella Swan attempts to calm her fears by comparing her “translucent” white skin to the “porcelain” white skin of her classmates, and insisting to her new friends that her mother is “part albino”.
Ruby took a short break from Soon to review another Christian youth film. Second Glance is an homage to It's a Wonderful Life, in which high school student Dan fears that he is too much of a nice guy, and is missing out on all the fun. So, he wishes he had never been a Christian. God grants his wish, and in Part 3 of her review, [Second Glance: Part 3] Ruby and her heathen brother Angus learn that nonbelievers cheat on their girlfriends, drive teachers to leave their jobs, and throw really tame parties.
[w]e live in a strange and terrible time for women. There are days, like today, where I think it has always been a strange and terrible time to be a woman. It is nothing less than horrifying to realize we live in a culture where the “paper of record” can write an article that comes off as sympathetic to eighteen rapists while encouraging victim blaming.
In light of the pushback against teachers unions in specific and collective bargaining in general going on in this country, last week a bunch of teachers came together to write about why they support unions. Over a hundred teachers wrote and its worth reading at least a few of their articles just because they have so many different perspectives on the values of and issues with unions.