Bits and Clips for March 2017

Bits and Clips for March 2017

bits and clips for March 2017

As March this year here was more wintery than either December or February, the above meme of the ground-hog seems funny and pertinent. For those in warmer climes, just know we still have snow in our yard…

This bits and clips post is a monthly feature on this blog highlighting the best that I read, heard or saw on the internet that month. I hope you find something in the links below that is interesting, thought provoking, helpful, inspiring, fun, or enlightening:


Face Done in String (video)

5 Strategies Successful Artists Follow to Thrive in Their Careers

Step into infinity with Yayoi Kusama (video)

Andreas Vanpoucke ‘ Writers, poets and musicians ‘ engravings

How Georgia O’Keeffe Styled Her Iconic Self-Image

11 Female Abstract Expressionists You Should Know, from Joan Mitchell to Alma Thomas

The Art of Illusion | Use the Magic of Edges in Your Painting

Interview: Eileen Noonan

Liz Haywood-Sullivan Painting with Pastel

Tips for Better Color Part 2

6th Annual Plein Air Convention and Expo

A man isolated himself in the Arctic for 20 years. What he reveals inside this cave is incredible.

The How of Clouds and Sky


How the golden ratio manifests in nature


The Healing Power of Mother Love

“The most famous, interesting and powerful woman in America”

Fully Grounded

Let Spirit Form You Anew

Seeking and Finding (short podcast)

What is Truth?

Mary Baker Eddy: Trailblazer for Women and Religion

Beyond Church Walls (short podcast)

Millennials haven’t forgotten spirituality, they’re just looking for new venues (video)


The value of striving for truth

The Seasons Aren’t What They Used to Be

Why McCann Dropped a Statue of a ‘Fearless Girl’ Next to Wall Street’s Charging Bull Overnight

Homeschooling in Connecticut: Field Trip Ideas

How Americans Think About Climate Change, in Six Maps

John Etchemendy: ‘The threat from within’

Concrete House Printed with a 3D Printer in one Day (video)

How a Stranger’s Comment Changed the Way I Parent

35 of the Best Places to Travel in 2017

Why Preschool Shouldn’t Be Like School

New Editor at the Christian Science Monitor

Teacher to parents: About THAT kid (the one who hits, disrupts and influences YOUR kid)

Amazing Map Shows Every Tree in the United States

Political strains in West serve Putin goals (video)

How to Use the AmblesideOnline Website for Curriculum Purposes (Video Tutorial)

Why I’m Moving Home

Dr Eric Thomas: You Owe You (video)

Travel Abroad, in Your Own Country

15 Bullet Journal Hacks That Are Going to Totally Transform Your Life

Not Leadership Material? Good. The World Needs Followers.

Could Urban Farms Be the Preschools of the Future?

Rachel Maddow Stopped Covering Trump’s Tweets, And Her Ratings Soared

It’s not just about jobs. Colleges must help students find their passions.

What’s Missing From This Photo of Politicians Deciding the Future of Women’s Health?

Girls Knit Their Way to a Math Career

Homeschooling is the smartest way to teach kids in the 21st century

No, big snowstorms like this aren’t normal

Louis CK Everything Is Amazing And Nobody Is Happy (video)


Good for the Soul: Connecticut’s 10 Best Bookstores

Ohio Bookstore Flips Male-Authored Books, Displaying Them Backwards

These are the most famous books set in each state

A Mother, Her Son, His Grandmother, and Their Lifelong Grief

20 Quotes From Children’s Books Every Adult Should Know

Fifty years ago, a teenager wrote the best selling young adult novel of all time

Best Feminist Books for Young Readers

What to Read if you can’t get enough of Victoria

‘A Piece of the World’ looks deep within the story of an iconic painting


‘To Walk Invisible’ brings to life the Brontes and the genius forged on the moors


LEAD & CADMIUM FOUND IN CHOCOLATE – Is it in your favorite brand? Check here!


Sonnet #3 In Dark’ning Times

What if Each Day We Were a Poem?

Walking Thoughts: Why Bother Writing?

Withering into the Truth

This Is a Poem That Heals Fish: An Almost Unbearably Wonderful Picture-Book About How Poetry Works Its Magic

and Hope:

This Machine Pulverizes Glass Bottles into Sand (video)

Art Meets Tech: Georgeous Solar-Powered Pipe Can Desalinate 1.5 Billion Gallons of Seawater

How a mother-daughter duo has helped inmates read with their kids

Severn Cullis-Suzuki at Rio Summit 1992 (video)

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