Bits and Clips for August 2017

Bits and Clips for August 2017


Happy Labor Day! 

This is a monthly feature of the highlights that I saw, read, watched, or listened to on the internet during the month. I’m a few days late posting it since I was out of town, but I didn’t want to wait another month and double it up, since who knows where we’ll be then? Also, I thought some of you might have the extra time needed to peruse this today. I hope you find something among these links that is inspiring, educational, motivating, interesting or informative here:


Mary Oliver: The Artist’s Task

How Do Artists Get Gallery Representation?

Sennelier Invented Oil Pastels for Picasso and Cezanne


Overcoming Hate

‘Christian Science is learning more about God’

Writing and editing—letting the Christ lead

An interview: She built an international corporation on a spiritual basis

The family bond that cannot be broken

The Children of Light

Honoring the Life of Louise Hay


Obama’s response to Charlottesville violence is the most liked tweet in Twitter’s history

A Story of Extremes- the 5th and 95th Percentile

What I Saw in Charlottesville

Is this Japanese concept the secret to a long, happy, meaningful life?

Friends of a Certain Age

This 3,700-Year-Old Babylonian Clay Tablet Just Changed The History of Maths

Adam J. Kurtz Has Used The Internet To Make The Best Of Things

How to Do What You Love

This Man Spent Decades Befriending KKK Members. Hundreds Have Left the Group Because of Him

A black man went undercover online as a white supremacist. This is what he learned.

The Kind Gesture that Helps Elizabeth Gilbert Find the Light On Her Worst Days

Two questions to help you become more successful in life, according to a Harvard professor

This family produces 6,000 pounds of food per year on 4,000 square feet of land

Why some Students Fail and Other Students Succeed


Better Together: 10 of the Best Friendships in Middle Grade Lit

18 New Historical Fiction Novels to Read with Your Book Club

Braving It: 14 Books That Teach Children to Be Adventurous


How to Make a Summery French Savory Tart

Apple Nachos

Surprise! Some of the Best Spanish Food in America is in Danbury, CT By John Mariani

Egg Roll-Up

How Erin French Made a Tiny Maine Town a Dining Destination

Lemon Blossoms

Italian Lemon Drop Cookies {Anginetti}

Five Ways to Make Tortillas


Guest Poem: “I Cried”

Poe: Stories and Poems

Elemental Haiku


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