Bits and Clips for December 2016

Bits and Clips for December 2016

Bits and Clips December 2016

Here is the best of what I read or saw on the internet this month. I hope you find something here that is interesting, helpful, enlightening or inspiring:


Japanese Art of Gluing Colored Wood (short video)

12 Amazingly Creative Examples of Environmental Art

Best Workshop Ever!

17 Emerging Artists to Watch in 2017

The Top Emerging Artists of 2016

Oil Painting Demonstration: Figures in a Sunny Café

Jeri Ledbetter Artist (video)


National Geographic Best Photos of 2016


Sending Portions

An Irresistible Place

Satisfaction Inheres in Godlikeness

Unmask the ‘serpent’ of racism—a call to action

How Great Thou Art (music video)


10 Ways to Have a Better Conversation (TED talk video)

Know the Signs (Sandy Hook Promise video)

Do Not Go Gentle

Obama Signs New Law Giving Protection to Atheists

Our Schools Don’t Teach People Basic Life Skills

What Doesn’t Work: Literacy Practices We Should Abandon

To the First Lady, with Love

Scientists: Earth Endangered by New Strain of Fact-resistant Humans (satire)

What’s Wrong with this Generation (video)

8 Simple Steps to Start Getting Your Finances Under Control This Week

Ending Extracurricular Privilege

The Art of Becoming a Boring Writer and Embracing it

This School Replaced Detention with Meditation (short video)

How to Find the Right Tires for Your Car or Truck at the Best Price


Children’s Publishers Choose Their Favorite Reads of 2016

NPR’s Guide to 2016’s Great Reads

Catastrophic Happiness: Finding Joy in Childhood’s Messy Years

New York Times Book Review: the Year in Reading

25 Authors on the Best Books They’ve Ever Received

The Surprisingly Complex Principles of a Successful Picture Book


Hidden Figures (trailer)


Pan-Baked Lemon-Almond Tart

Cacio e Pepe


Obama Designates Atlantic, Arctic Areas Off-Limits To Offshore Drilling

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