Rebloggy Friday Part 1: Trefology

There are so many awesome blogs out there. Over the coming weeks I thought I would plug a few of my favorites.

Do you know a blog that similarly dazzles you? Let me know in the comments!

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I have no idea how I stumbled upon Trefology, but I don’t care how. The important thing is that I have—and now I’m addicted to it’s warped, poetic sensibility.

Part Confucius, part shower thoughts, all weirdness, Trefology’s posts are like potato chips; once you consume one, you’ll want to dig in for more.

I’ll prove it: Read this. 

 

Nicholas Kristof – Call to Action

I interrupt my usual silliness to reblog a powerful and thought-provoking post from my awesome pal, Jilanne Hoffmann. Give it a read. You’ll be glad you did.

Jilanne Hoffmann

Question: Where was the first reported child abuse case in the United States?

Answer: New York, 1874. Her name was Mary Ellen Wilson. For eight of her 10 years, she had been beaten, cut, starved, subject to hard physical labor, deprived of a bed and warm clothes, and generally tortured by her foster mother. A neighbor who investigated Mary Ellen’s living conditions had no advocacy group to turn to. But she did seek help from one established organization, the Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. They took Mary Ellen’s case to the New York Supreme Court, invoking statutes against animal cruelty since there were no laws protecting children at the time.

Mary Ellen

Did you feel the catch in my throat? Could you feel my heart breaking as I wrote that? How could we have thought to protect animals from cruelty before we protected our children?

This past week…

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