Bits and Clips for September 2015

Bits and Clips for September 2015

bits and clips

This “bits and clips” blog is a monthly feature that is a summary of much of what I though was worth seeing, reading, or listening to in this past month. For your convenience, they are divided by topic, so click on the links below and enjoy! I hope you find something inspiring, thought provoking, stimulating, helpful or interesting.

Also don’t miss at the bottom of this post, an eclipse photo by blog reader Helen Eddy, who makes greeting cards that you might want to check out. And thank you to all you blog readers that send me things you think I will like; they often, like this month, end up on this list. In that way, this is becoming a bit of a group discussion…


Nordic Hoard: Scandinavian Ceramics

14 Excellent Pieces of Advice every Artist Should Remember

Artist Workspace to be a Sacred Sanctuary

7 Keys to Using Color

Picasso Sculpture Review



Why you can Trust the Process

Lifted out of a Quicksand of Fear

Seven Spiritual Consequences of Living a Busy, Hurried Life

Why is God Not Female?

Superimposed Pictures

How I Know God Loves Me

The Paradox and Promise of Christian Science

Good Choice

Owning Our Health: Fear, Cancer, and the Healing Effect of Spirituality

Could This Quran Fragment Really be Older than Mohammad?

An Always Present Love


Free National Park Passes for Families are Now up for Grabs

The Top 25 Kid-Friendly Museums

My Visit to Alaska: The Signpost of Climate Change

Trust me, I’m a Curriculum Expert

What Your Messy House Really Says About You

When Mexicans Crossed Our Border to Feed Americans in Need

5 Phrases to Stop Kids from Begging

How Curiosity Leads to Creativity

Hear the Homemade Jet Engine Built by a High School Student (I scooped this story on my blog by two years)

17 Things We Need to Do to Fix the World

What One College Discovered when it Stopped Accepting SAT Scores

New App that Lets Users’ Friends Virtually Walk them Home at Night is Exploding in Popularity 

Apple vs. Google vs. Facebook: The Slow Death of the Web

The 6 Biggest Myths About the Moon

When Students Have Choices Among Top Colleges, Which Ones do they Choose?

I Can’t Stop Reading these 1 Star Yelp Reviews of National Parks

SAT Scores Hit Lowest Level in 10 Years

As States Change the Use of ACT and SAT, Disadvantaged Students Get a Boost

Best Drug Commercial You Will Ever See

VW Emissions Scandal For all of you that asked, yes, my Jetta TDI is one of those recalled :(

Payment Plans for Paying Back Student Loans


Free College Textbooks

20 Quotes from Children’s Books Every Adult Should Know


The New Trailer for Downton Abby’s Final Season

This Gorgeous New Video Makes Sense of the Solar System


An Eye-Opening Look at the Additives in Our Food

The Secret Ingredient from Your Homemade Jam May be Coming from the Lid

7 Recipes that Reinvent the way you eat Zucchini


Gregory Pardlo, Pulitzer Prize Winner for Poetry, on His Sudden Fame

and Hope:

Southern Justice Now Comes with Diplomas

Take it to the Bridge: Tehran Architect Striking the Right Chord in Iran and Beyond

Stuck? Do the Next Thing

How Vermont Became a Clean Power Powerhouse


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