Bits and Clips for April 2017

Bits and Clips for April 2017

bits and clips for April 2017

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:


New MoMA Show Unearths Female Abstractionists That Have Languished in Storage

‘Hallelujah’ played on crystal glasses – gorgeous sound

Arts and Culture Aren’t an Elitist Extravagance. They’re Essential to American Life.

Weeds by Mona Caron

The Women of the Bauhaus School

Da Vinci’s iconic depiction of Easter’s beginnings has a violent history it barely survived

The How of Clouds and Sky

Few people can name five female artists — can you?

Philomene Bennett: Inspiring Budding Artists


The Profound Connection Between Easter and Passover

Easter Day—Every Day

What’s an Angry Quaker to Do?

The Power of “Let”

Ask God First


Our Nation in Numbers

I’ve been in education for 20 years, and there’s a disturbing trend afoot in kindergartens around the US

Brené Brown: Be the adult you want your children to be

These 11 Trails In Connecticut Will Lead You To Unforgettable Places

Swinging Into Ella Fitzgerald’s Centennial, with Six Tracks Hand-Picked by Our Announcers

People With This Personality Trait Literally See the World Differently

A Timeline for When Kids Should Master Basic Kitchen Skills

Plants That Repel Mosquitoes Naturally

9 New Apps That Are Making Farmers’ And Gardeners’ Lives Way Easier

Bill Gates: This Will Be the Biggest Technological Breakthrough of Our Lifetime

7 Ways Focused Hard Work Crushes Self-Limiting Beliefs

The world’s greenest island

Change Your Words, Change Your Life

To Be a Genius, Think Like a 94-Year-Old

The Unsinkable R.B.G.

Here are the national monuments being reviewed under Trump’s order

Stifled Grief: How the West Has It Wrong

Peggy Whitson logs more space hours than any other US astronaut: A history of women and NASA

Courage Is Born from Struggle — Brené Brown

Young, Gifted, and Not Getting Into Harvard

Psychologists recommend children be bored in the summer

Sheryl Sandberg: How to Build Resilient Kids, Even After a Loss

Biggest Employers by State

A Positive Outlook May Be Good for Your Health


A Count Becomes a Waiter in a Novel of Soviet Supremacy

Are You Reading The Wrong Books? What Science Is Saying About Fiction Readers


Pan-Baked Lemon-Almond Tart

Coconut Red Lentil Soup Recipe


The Ancient Poem That Will Put Your Life in Perspective

Who Are These People?


She found a way to make plastic waste useful

Nature Conservancy protects 13 miles of North Shore

Meet the Math Professor Who’s Fighting Gerrymandering With Geometry

Pope Francis gives a surprise TED Talk, calls for a ‘revolution of tenderness’

His Holiness Pope Francis: Why the only future worth building includes everyone

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  1. Laura D'Angelo 7 years ago

    This list is a gem! Thanks so much for sharing!

  2. Khayrie 5 years ago

    I really really like the first quote. With love and inspiration, nothing is impossible and we really can never go wrong because we can us our goals as guide to never lose track.


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