Just discovered Jenn Witte’s drawings for Skylight Books and we’re so totally giving her the prize for coolest thing we saw on the Internet today. Here’s her Tumblr with her collection of book cover drawings. How did we not know about this?
Can you be a fraud and still love others sincerely? Can you be a troubled soul and also a loving parent? I am of the Chekhov school in regards to literature ‘posing questions correctly’ as opposed to answering them. Wondering now if I have — even privately — answered these questions — I think no, not conclusively.
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I think there are actually many more parallels between Ginsburg and O’Connor than there are differences, starting with their academic distinction and difficulties getting jobs. Also, I think the affection between them was so real. I remember interviewing Justice Ginsburg once during that period before Justice Sotomayor was appointed [and] when she was the only woman on the Court and she hated that. She really didn’t like being the only woman on the Court and she liked the fact — and O’Connor liked the fact — that they were different in many ways. You know, here you have O’Connor, this tall, outgoing, rangey westerner, and Ginsburg, this bookish Brooklynite, and they both like the idea that it showed that women aren’t just one way in the world, that women are complicated and different from one another, yet it’s important that women also be represented and both of them are fierce advocates for more women judges and more women in all positions of power.
You can listen to yesterday’s interview with Justice O’Connor here. And trust us: we mean ‘Listen.’ The transcript does not do justice to the audio.
Image of Ginsburg via the New York Historical Society
Image of O’Connor by StealMySoul/Flickr
“Apology is really important, because when I apologize to you for something I’ve done, you see me squirming. You see me uncomfortable. You see me trying to reassure you that I’m not going to harm you in the same way again. You see me giving you respect as a human being with feelings. And all of a sudden, I’ve turned on a lot of the slider switches that make forgiveness happen in your head.”
~Michael McCullough from Getting Revenge and Forgiveness
Photo by Bethan Phillips / Flickr, cc by-nc-nd 2.0