Bits and Clips for October 2015

Bits and Clips for October 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 on the internet. 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.


Practicing Intuition: Nine Underpainting Exercises

Jose’s Moleskin

Art History Inspired Halloween Costumes

Video: Adjusting Values

Erin Hanson Interview

Artist Paints on Fallen Leaves


18 Year Old Photographer’s Conceptual Self Portraits

What America’s Immigrants Looked Like When They Arrived on Ellis Island

Colors of Fall in Photographs


Just Love

Oprah’s New ‘Belief’ Series Shows how Dramatically the Nature of Faith is Shifting

Why I Believe: A Response to Oprah’s Belief Series

Oprah: what Do You Believe?

Consciousness: Why Materialism Fails

Is Religion Vs. Science a Real Divide Among Americans? Poll says No

Agreed: One Easter for All

Earliest Known Draft of the King James Bible is Found

Jesus Fed Them All

A Government You Can Love

Does Religion Have an Image Problem?

Show Up Everyday

Phyllis Tickle, Who Energized a Market for Books on Religion, Dies 


Best Thing You Can Do For Yourself and All the Women Around You

Podcast: Sylvia Boorstein on What we Nurture

George Sanders: My Writing Education: a Timeline

Kicking Curriculum to the Curb with Living Learning Lists

Why Successful People Are Choosing to Wear the Same Thing Everyday

Gifted Children: the Differences are Real

Podcast: Brene Brown on the Courage to be Vulnerable

The Remarkable Way a Little Money Can Change a Kid’s Life

Periscope: Julie on TV

Katch: Homeschooling Bravewriter on Periscope

Families Sponsoring the 2016 Presidential Election

Video: Fold and Cut Theorem

20,000 People Came to See Bernie Sanders this Weekend

The Benefits of Rising Early and How to do it

Socialization: What I Learned in School


Recipe: Creamy Pumpkin Soup

Recipe: Grandma’s Pumpkin Snack Cake

Recipe: Pumpkin, Feta, and Spinach Thing

Recipe: Simple Asparagus and Eggs on Toast

Recipe: Roasted Yam and Black Bean Dip

Recipe: Roasted Cauliflower Gratin with Tomatoes and Goat Cheese

Recipe: Kale and Roasted Red Kuri Squash Salad

Next Food Revolution: Fish Farming?

Urban Run-off is Killing Salmon. What to Do About it

Best Food Writing of 2015


Leaves and Blossoms Along the Way: Poem by Mary Oliver

and Hope:

Federal Appeals Court Upholds Connecticut Gun Law

Behind One Supreme Court Case, Tale of Forgiveness for Sister’s Killer

There are Whales Alive Today that Were Born Before Moby Dick was Written

How One American Found a Way to Help Syrian Refuges: Baby Carriers

California Just Signed a Landmark Bill to Tackle Climate Change

California Governor Considers Landmark Law to Limit Antibiotics in Livestock

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I work to amplify good wherever I find it. I love color, texture, beauty, great ideas, nature, metaphor, deliciousness, genuine spirituality, and exploring new territory. I encourage authenticity, nurture creativity, champion sustainability, promote peace, and hope to foster a new renaissance where we all are free to be our most fulfilled, multifaceted, and terrific selves. Read more here.


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