Anne Lamott is a rare breed — a liberal Christian who writes publicly about faith, politics, and family. Her writing about spirituality has bothered me in the past — but a new interview may have won me over.
A new biography tells the story of Phoebe Snetsinger, an unfulfilled housewife who, after her terminal cancer diagnosis, turned to bird-watching with obsessive fervor. She lived another 18 years, dying in a car accident. [NPR]