Linkfest 2021-09-03: Rest for Those Who Labor and Are Heavy Laden

Saint Joseph the Worker

Saint Joseph the Worker

The feast day of St. Joseph the Worker is of course May Day, but Labor Day is also an appropriate occasion to remember and appreciate the Sons of Martha that quietly make the world go round.

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I Might Believe in Faeries

Internet friend Aaron Irber has a new podcast about stories, myths and Catholicism.

Boston Magazine: Lost at Sea

This is an absolutely heartbreaking story of a capsized sailboat off the Carolinas.


A Twitter thread on the Cimbri and Burgundians.

Freddie deBoer: Some Friendly Advice on Reviewing

Freddie offers some thoughts on reviewing books that matches up with my experience over the years here at With Both Hands. I started off reviewing books in imitation of John J. Reilly, but over time I feel like I’ve got my own thing going and I’m pretty happy with it, but I’ve never thought about quite as explicitly as Freddie does here.


Brian Niemeier’s Nethereal does a remarkable job at telling a compelling and interesting story with really despicable characters. I wonder whether part of the motive was like Evelyn Waugh’s in Brideshead Revisited, who made the Marchmains horrible so they wouldn’t get in the way of the reader seeing God’s grace in action.

The Long View: The Flame is Green

R. A. Lafferty is almost impossible to find anymore, which is a real shame. Ktistec Press is working on republishing In a Green Tree, and Tor recently came out with a Best of R. A. Lafferty [Amazon link] collection.