Bits and Clips for May 2017

Bits and Clips for May 2017


Thank you to all you veterans out there!

This “Bits and Clips” post is a monthly feature on this blog of the most interesting, helpful, or important things I read, saw, heard or watched on the internet this month. I hope you find something in the links below that is inspiring, transformational, intriguing, educational, beautiful, yummy, or motivating in some way:


11 Female Abstract Expressionists You Should Know

Living Sketchbook App trailer by James Gurney

These Women Were Missing from your Art History Books

I Hide Giants I Make from Wood in the Wilderness of Copenhagen

10 Best things we saw at the Venice Biennial

Ice Skating: Vanessa James / Morgan Cipres FS – World Team Trophy 2017 (video)

Painting Art to Trick the Eye


iPhone Photography Tips (video)

Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

10 Photos that Look Like Paintings


Seeing Past Labels (short podcast)

New Birth

Consecration (poem)

The Need is Met

Let Grace Persuade (short Podcast)

Extinguishing Tensions of Conflict

Mary Baker Eddy: Trailblazer for Women and Religion


Gardening and the Secret of Happiness

You Owe Your Life to This Man

Tomatoes Hate Cucumbers: the Secrets of Companion Planting

Kurzweil Claims Singularity will Happen by 2045

Silent Tragedy Affecting Today’s Children

9 Amazing Things to Do in Maine

My Family’s Slave

The One Most Important Factor to Human Happiness

The Man Who Planted a Forest

A Hands On View of Education

Bald Eagles Keep Dying and No One is Talking About It

Seeing My Body with Fresh Eyes

10 Most Expensive Places to Raise a Family in the US

Trump, Jackson, and Ourselves

American Trees are Moving West; No one Knows Why

The Most Racist Places in America

Belonging to One Another and Taking Back Stolen Time

There are Zero Women Working on the Senate Health Care Bill

National Park Sites Added to the Chopping Block

Trump May Open Giant Sequoia National Monument to Development

Goodbye Public School. It’s not me, it’s You.

Parents Who Raise Good Kids Do These Five Things

How Trump Could Get Fired

Paradise Found

Anne Lamott Tells Us How to Be Merciful to Ourselves

Dear White Parents of my Black Child’s Friends

Tracing the Waterways Beneath the Sidewalks of New York

The Value of Striving for Truth


30 of this Summer’s Hottest Beach Reads

Jean Fritz, Who Wrote Children’s History Books, Dies at 101

20 Books About the Prison Industrial Complex


Fancy Donuts in a Plain World: ‘Amish Crack’

Ultimate Veggie Burgers

Eggs Poached in Marinara Sauce

The Best Mayo You’ve Ever Made

“Dump” Ranch Dressing


7 Fairfield County Food Trucks You Should Know

What Food Geniuses Eat for Lunch

Why Paul Greenburg Spent a Year of His Life Eating Fish

China’s Appetite Pushes Fisheries to the Brink

Salmon in Parsley Sauce


Effortless Effort of Creating: Jane Hirshfield on Storytelling, the Art of Concentration, and Difficulty as a Consecrating Force of Creative Attention

18 Short Poems


Supreme Court Strikes Down North Carolina Gerrymandering

100 Best Climate Solutions and Why They are Going to Work

Barcelona Makes Space for Urban Forest

US Quietly Lifts Limit on How Many Refuges are Allows In

By posting this list on Memorial Day instead of specifically at the end of the month, my hope is more of you will have the time to noodle around with it! Enjoy your Monday off if you have it! I am so grateful for each of you.

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1 Comment

  1. Julie Yates 7 years ago

    Thank you so much for including my post in “Bits & Clips”!
    Love the quotes!

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