Bits and Clips for November 2015

Bits and Clips for November 2015

November Bits and clips

This post is a monthly feature on this blog of the best articles, podcasts, and videos that have come across my desk. I hope you find something inspirational, informative, interesting, delicious, thought-provoking, or enlightening in these links:

Art:

How Creativity is Helped by Failure

The Seven Ages of an Artist

Photography:

World’s Driest Desert is in Bloom

Video clip: A Portrait Session with a Twist

Spirituality:

My Part in Controlling Terrorism

Short video clip: The Pastor

Gratitude and the Healing of Cancer

Unrestricted Giving

Obedience

Ideas:

Muslims Around the World Condemn Terrorism

Jamming with Your Toddler: How Music Trumps Reading for Childhood Development

A Venture Capitalist Searches for the Purpose of School: Here is What He Found

Letter to Van Gogh on Fear, Bravery, and How to Break Destructive Patterns

Warning Against Utilitarian Trends in Higher Education

The Things They Carry

Podcast: Always Go to the Funeral

Erich Fromm on the Art of Loving and What is Keeping Us From Mastering It

On the Longest Hiking Trails, a Woman Finds Equal Footing

Video clip: I am Not Black; You Are Not White

Everything You Need to Know About the New SAT

The ‘Sharing Economy’ is the Problem

How Twisted Early Childhood Education Has Become

Why are More Businesses Shunning Thanksgiving Day Sales?

Why My State Won’t Close its Doors to Syrian Refugees

Video clip: IKEA Christmas Commercial a Wake Up to Parents

ISIS and Islamic Extremism: Where Did it Come From and How Do We Respond?

Kathryn Johnson was a STEM Trendsetter Before There was STEM

Gate A-4

How to Stand Guard to Stop Senseless Violence

Books:

Three Excellent Children’s Authors You May Not Have Heard Of

Food:

50 Best Brunch Places in NYC

Costco, Trader Joes, and Whole Foods Won’t Sell GMO Salmon

Recipe: Italian Roast Potatoes

Nation’s First USDA Certified Fast Food Restaurant Opens

Recipe: Lemon bars with Olive Oil and Sea Salt

Poetry:

Yet One Rich Smile

Grief Illuminated

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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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