Bits and Clips for January 2016

Bits and Clips for January 2016

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This “bits and clips” blog is a monthly feature that is a summary of what I thought 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.


Green is Envious?

TED Talk by Elizabeth Lev: The Unheard Story of the Sistine Chapel

Video: Meet Artist Nikki McClure

Interview with Alain Picard

Video: The Rules of Abstraction with Matthew Collings


How National Parks Tell Our Story (with amazing photographs)

Photos of Obama with Kids

Photos Inside America’s Last Fabric Factories

Massive Rainbow in NYC


Prayer that Transcends Politics

Waking from the Dream

Bono on the Difference Between Grace and Karma

Podcast: Defeating the Challenge of Aging

Prayer in Mid-Air

Group Dynamics

You Are Not Complicit

Finding Space for Thought and Word

No Reality in Procrastination

How Do Sunni and Shia Muslims Differ?


16 Elevating Resolutions for 2016

16 Goals for the Next Year

TED Talk: What Makes a Good Life?

This Millennial Might Be the New Einstein

17 Things Boys Need From Their Moms

Free Canadian National Park Passes in 2017

21 Lists you Need to Keep

Why Forcing Kids to Do Things “Sooner and Faster” Doesn’t Get Them Further in School

Statistics about How Much Stuff We Own

MIT Makes Incandescent Light Bulbs More Efficient Than LED’s

David Bowie: Pop Icon, Film Star, and Spiritual Seeker

Post Snowstorm Only Women Show Up To Run The Senate

200 Things to Throw Away

Why US Cities are Building Homes for Teachers

10 Emotional Intelligence Skills that Successful People Have

Stay Sane America, Please!

The Curiosity Driven Life


Pretty Sure They Found a New Planet in Our Solar System

Doodling in Math

The Other Side is Not Dumb

52 Places to Go in 2016

Where is All the World’s Money Going?

5 Reasons Finland Has More Effective Schools

How the Phi Phi Islands Surprised Me

The Lawyer Who Became Dupont’s Worst Nightmare

Video: Jet Engine Go-Cart (Homeschooling friend of ours who has been on the blog here)

Transcript of Obama’s Last State of the Union Address

How to Bullet Journal: The Absolute Ultimate Guide

Areas in Your Home to Declutter


Top 10 of 2015: Read these for New Year’s Resolutions Worth Keeping

16 Inspiring Books You Should Read in 2016

13 Books to Read Before They Become Movies in 2016


Chipotle Released its Guacamole Recipe

An Alternative National Food Policy for the 21st Century

16 Exciting things Happening in the Food Industry in 2016

America’s First School District to Serve 100% Organic Meals

Hearty and Tangy Spaghetti Squash Bowl

Lemongrass Turmeric Curry Paste Recipe

25 Reasons to Stop Eating Sugar


12 Awe Inspiring Poets to Read


Video: 365 Grateful

Tim McGraw: Always Stay Humble and Kind (music video)

It’s Hip to Be Sober

Video: Shed a Little Light (James Taylor Martin Luther King Tribute)

Video: Life’s Relationships


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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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