Haveil Havalim #275: The “I’m so busy that putting together this blog carnival is actually what substitutes for taking a break” Edition

Welcome to this week’s edition of Haveil Havalim #275: The “I’m so busy that putting together this blog carnival is actually what substitutes for taking a break” Edition. Founded by Soccer Dad, Haveil Havalim is a carnival of Jewish blogs — a weekly collection of Jewish and Israeli blog highlights, tidbits and points of interest…

Another portrait of teen pregnancy & single parenthood

There’s Bristol Palin’s situation. And then there’s Brynn Cameron, profiled in today’s New York Times. In part: Cameron, 22, met Leinart as a freshman when he introduced himself during study hall. They shared a laugh about how they wore the same uniform number, 11. Cameron said she had been uneasy with Leinart’s celebrity but was…

State lawmaker seeks legalization of bloody sport while seeking a ban on Barbie dolls

The Assistant Majority Whip for the West Virginia House of Delegates, Jeff Eldridge (D-Lincoln), is simultaneously seeking to legalize “the emerging full-contact – and often bloody – sport of mixed martial arts” while also pushing to make it “unlawful to sell Barbie and similar dolls ‘that promote or influence girls to place an undue importance on…

Send good thoughts to Seve

This is another person whose name I love to hear pronounced, but mostly, I remember thinking what a good looking guy he was (I watched a lot of golf when I was in high school): I didn’t realize that he’s battling brain cancer, at the age of 51, until I saw a headline that said…