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Tuesday

29

May 2012

18

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Tamára’s To-Do List (a book update & a guest post!)

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First, a quick update: I am finally finished with the difficult, months-long process of selecting the essays that will best shape What a Woman is Worth into the book I hope it will be– one that will both open people’s eyes to so many ways women are caused to disbelieve their own worth and offer inspiring messages of restoration and affirmation. We had an incredible turn-out, and in order to make the book a manageable size, I was only able to accept less than half of the submissions. The thirty essays that will comprise the book come from a wide [...]

Wednesday

2

May 2012

77

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Monday

13

February 2012

28

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The Latest on “What a Woman is Worth”

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Exciting things are happening in my little corner of the book publishing world! Whether this is the first you’ve heard of What a Woman is Worth or you’ve already committed your community group to buying an entire case when it comes out this summer (aw hey, thanks!), I think you’ll be interested in these updates and hope you’ll share them. Thanks, friends! Second Call for Submissions After getting an incredible initial turn-out, I’ve made a second call for submissions for What a Woman is Worth in order to fill the book with a broader range of angles and perspectives. Please [...]

Friday

6

January 2012

57

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A Little Less Blog, A Little More Book

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I hope by now you’ve heard about the book of essays I’m editing through Civitas Press, What a Woman is Worth. (If not, then I am not quite as obnoxious as I fear nor nearly as effective as I hope, and I’d love for you to get caught up here.) I had a fantastic response to my call for submissions, and now I begin the work of reading through the stories so many gracious women have entrusted to me. It will be unlike any editing job I’ve had before. The scale will be much larger; the subject matter, much deeper; [...]

Monday

31

October 2011

58

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My Super Big, Super Good News!

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It began as a blog post, written through exhaustion and emotion, posted at four in the morning, hours past deadline. I didn’t even know if it was any good until I asked my husband, who read it in the morning before I woke up. And as the comments poured in from people who got it and got it deeply– people who had lived through some shit and wondered where that left them, wondered who that left them– I realized, it was good. And it was going to do good. But that’s how God works, isn’t it? He lets circumstances stack [...]

Friday

16

September 2011

43

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Guest Post: “Love, Faith, and the Bachelorette”

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Today I am delighted to host my very favorite frenemy in the entire blogosphere, he of the Awesome-est Interview Ever, the superbly named Knox McCoy. But before you read his post, I have to make two essential clarifications: I love the Beatles, and when you get to the name “Bachelorette,” you have to push past your instinctive gag reflex and keep reading. I’m glad I did. –Tamara ________________________________________________________ Tamara and I are like two soldiers from rival armies guarding a shared border. We pace it maddeningly and as we pace we carry a fundamental set of objections towards each other. [...]

Friday

29

July 2011

22

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Who I’m ____ing Right Now: July Edition

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How’s your July been? Hot and fast? Mine too. (Wow, that wasn’t even on purpose.) Here’s how I’ve been keeping busy! Who I’m Listening to Right Now- I found the folk punk band Andrew Jackson Jihad and their fantastically inappropriately titled album while checking out the opening acts for the Frank Turner concert I’m going to in September (!!!!!). Don’t be alarmed by their name– if you like the Juno soundtrack, you should like these guys. (And if you don’t like the soundtrack and/or film, just know that I’m silently shaking my head at you right now.) Who I’m Reading [...]

Thursday

30

June 2011

37

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Who I’m ____ing Right Now: June Edition

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I’ve been playing around with the idea of making “Who I’m ___ing Right Now” a monthly rather than weekly feature. After all, how many of my escapades can I really expect to entertain you with?  So as I continue to feel things out as I go, keep letting me know how you like it. Ahem. Here’s what I’ve been doing in June! Who I’m Listening to Right Now- Brandi Carlile is a favorite at our house, and in fact one of us may even have a little bit of a music crush. (I’m not naming names, especially mine.) I love [...]

Friday

10

June 2011

26

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Who I’m ____ing Right Now

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It’s  been an exciting week around here what with all the action I’ve been getting. (Thanks, by the way– you’re fantastic. Ahem.) But there’s a lot more to life than my blog. Here’s a peek at how I’ve been getting busy: Who I’m Listening to Right Now- Frank Turner‘s new album, England Keep My Bones, is rocking my anglophilic world. Just released this week, it’s a little punk, a lot folk, and entirely fun. Even the theologically effed “Glory Hallelujah” is catchy as hell. So to speak. Who I’m Reading Right Now- Benjamin Nugent‘s American Nerd: The Story of My [...]

Monday

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April 2011

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I Get By With A Little Help From My Friends

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Humans and deities notwithstanding, music and literature have always been my two greatest loves. When I was a child, daughter of long-working parents and sister of a much younger brother, I spent a lot of time alone. But I wasn’t lonely; at least not when I had my records. I’d pop my yellow plastic spindle adapter into my little 45 rpm records so I could play them on the standard record player. I spent happy, uncounted hours transported by songs and stories to places where little girl imagination danced carefree. And songs and stories, they still do that to me. [...]