Bits and Clips for September 2016

Bits and Clips for September 2016


This is a monthly feature on this blog where I share the best that I read, listened to, watched, or saw on the internet during the month. I hope you find something here that is helpful, interesting, enlightening, or inspiring. The links below are compartmentalized by topic for your convenience:


The School that Art Saved

Studio visit: Wayne Thiebaud

Extreme Knitting

So You think You Can Dance

Frank Auerbach: ‘Painting is the most marvelous activity humans have invented’

Scanning vs. Photographing Paintings


The Falling Man

10K Time-lapse of Brazil


Deep Study with Our Pastor—Its Promise and Fulfillment

Finding Peace at Election Time

A Landmark Experience (podcast)

A Wife’s Healing


XKCD Timeline of Earth’s Average Temperature

Michelle Obama: We Need an Adult in the White House

Mental Health In Schools: A Hidden Crisis Affecting Millions Of Students

We Ask Our Kids The Same 3 Questions Every Night

What is a safe space? The mind of a student able to think critically.

In a tense election year, Laura Bush picks an interesting ally: Michelle Obama

Dear Hillary: How Very Dare You

The Unexpectedly Existential Roots of Adjective Order

The Future of Money (TED Talk video)

Every diesel brand in Europe is more polluting than Volkswagen: report

11 quotes from difference makers

Republican Congressman Chris Shays: Why I’m Voting for Hillary

10 Emotional Abuse Tactics That Trump Blatantly Used in the First Debate

Dissecting the Success of Malcolm Gladwell

The Hot New Millennial Housing Trend Is a Repeat of the Middle Ages

Someone Made A Guide For What To Do When You See Islamophobia And It’s Perfect


How to Read to Learn

No, the Internet Has Not Killed the Printed Book. Most People Still Prefer Them.


Review: A Baby in a Boat Changes Everything in ‘The Light Between Oceans’

Netflix’s New $130m Drama ‘The Crown’ Debuts Fabulous Trailer


Recipe: Watermelon, Feta, and Black Olive Salad

Recipe: Stone fruit and heirloom tomato mozzarella basil salad

How the Sugar Industry Shifted Blame to Fat


Sandy Hook School Reopens

Bank That Lost 66 Workers on 9/11 Has Paid for All Their Kids to Go to College

‘I Knew You’d Come’: How a Son Found His Father on 9/11

Montreal Opens First-Ever Zero Waste Grocery Store

Appalled Graphic Designer Shows Girls’ Life Magazine What Their Cover Should Look Like

Rebuilding Communities with Old Plastic (video)

Teen Makes ‘Sit With Us’ App That Helps Students Find Lunch Buddies

Sweden is Officially Moving to a Six Hour Workday

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