Bits and Clips for October 2016

Bits and Clips for October 2016


This is a monthly feature of the best that I read, saw, or listened to on the internet in the past month. I hope you find something here that is helpful, inspiring, entertaining, enlightening or interesting. As usual, I have separated the links by topic to assist you, but this month, because of the coming elections, I have separated the ideas section into “political” and “other” so you can easily find those you most want to see or avoid:


10+ Incredible Before & After Street Art Transformations

Finished not Perfect (video)

Archive of Hand Drawn Quotes By Helen Boggess

UART Tip of the Week: Oil Stain Underpainting for pastels with Karen Margulis

13 Reasons Why Original Art In The Home Is As Important As a Bed

5 Strategies Successful Artists Follow to Thrive in Their Careers


These 100-Year-Old Colour Portraits Of New York Immigrants Reveal Incredible Outfits

The Thrive Portrait Project

Overhead Portraits of Street Vendors


Divine Mind’s Government in Elections

Good Government Starts with Self Government

In the Driver’s Seat

Me Being Ridiculous

Tares Stand Out Above the Wheat

Christian Science and Dentistry

To Be Mentally Tough

Can We Love Our Political Opponent Too?

Elections and Divine Power

The ‘stuff’—or substance—of our being

About Effort

Ideas (political):

We’re with Hillary Clinton. Frankly, Donald Trump’s dangerous.

Donald Trump is not fit for the nuclear-age presidency

First Lady Michelle Obama live in Manchester, New Hampshire (video)

Eric Holder Slams Donald Trump’s Chilling Debate Threat To Hillary Clinton

Stop Pretending You Don’t Know Why People Hate Hillary Clinton

Theologian Miroslav Volf makes a surprising case for one candidate

The Tweet Storm Heard Around the Republican Party

Evangelical magazine publishes scathing anti-Trump editorial

I’m Pro-Life and I don’t Care About the Supreme Court

Speech Ethics in the Time of Trump

Burning Down the House

Before He Left Office Bush Sr Left This Letter for Bill Clinton

5 Reasons (And Then Some) Not To Worry About A ‘Rigged’ Election

Leave it to a Canadian ad campaign to deliver the most inspiring message of this U.S. election

Don’t Go: a Tribute to Barack Obama (video)

Ideas (other):

Bob Dylan Wins Nobel Prize, Redefining Boundaries of Literature

20 ingenious tricks to get your kids to open up about their school day

Benefits of a Little Small Talk

Want to Raise a Trail-Blazing Daughter? ‘The Notorious RBG’ Says Do These 7 Things

You don’t need an extreme bucket list to find happiness. Just eat more waffles

Always Ask For A Small Coffee In A Medium Cup And 21 Other Pieces Of Advice For My Sons

Proofreader’s Marks Every Writer Should Know

Becoming the Person You are Meant to Be

Women Making an Impact: 50 over 40

One Bouquet of Fleeting Beauty, Please

9 Learnings from 9 Years of Brain Pickings

Parenting, Not for the Moment, but for the Long Haul

An Illustrated Guide to Writing Scenes and Stories

Poland Unveils Glow-In-The-Dark Bicycle Path That Is Charged By The Sun

Obituary: Great Barrier Reef (25 Million BC-2016)


From preschool through high school: 24 great books that show empathy, kindness

Girls and Sex: Navigating the Complicated New Landscape

14 Books To Read in a Weekend


Trailer: The Crown Premieres Nov 4

Trailer: Van Gogh


Recipe: Cinnamon Sugar Apple Cake

Recipe: Homemade Tortillas

Recipe: The Best Chocolate Sheet Cake Ever

Recipe: Marcella Hazan’s Tomato Sauce


Season of Mellow Meanderings

In Solitudes of Peace

Keep the Interval for Life

Mary Oliver Issues A Full-Throated Spiritual Autobiography In ‘Upstream’

and Hope:

Yosemite’s Endangered Frogs Show Signs of Rebound

Mural’s message to O.C. jail inmates: You are loved

Renewables just passed coal as the largest source of new electricity worldwide

Community interfaith concert filled with generosity and tolerance

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