Bits and Clips for October 2017

Bits and Clips for October 2017

Bits and Clips for October 2017

This is a monthly feature on this blog where I share the best that I read, listened to, watched, or saw on the internet during the month. I hope you find something here that is helpful, interesting, enlightening, or inspiring. The links below are compartmentalized by topic for your convenience:


How is Your Art Like Orange Juice?

How Helen Frankenthaler Pioneered a New Form of Abstract Expressionism

Introducing The Top 5 Winners of This Year’s Pastel 100 Competition

Drawings that Show the Beauty and Fragility of the Earth

Zaria Forman


Photos of a Wedding on Mount Everest 


One Nation

Christian Science Resistance: Still Standing Porter at the Door of Thought

I Walked Out Healed

Joy is Mine


This Airbnb Alternative Lets You Vacation in Modernist Homes Designed by Famous Architects

Ron Shaich: Panera’s Success Comes Down To These 3 Things

How to Break Hearts and Risk Losing Everything

I am the Keeper

The unfeathering of the nest as my son leaves for college

With Love, From the Naked Ladies in Goggles

Night walks with my teens (who are about to leave me)

The Family Making Billions from the Opioid Crisis

The Work of Matriarchs

Where to Travel in 2018 

Working to Disarm Women’s Anti-Aging Demon

How a new era of astronomy will ride on gravitational waves

The anti-Washington: College group offers a model for debating politely

Shaping a Memoir from Essays

Miss These Guys Yet? You Betcha

Beware Online “Filter Bubbles”


Reading List: Books to Base Your Life On

How And Why To Keep A “Commonplace Book”

This Simple Note-Taking Method Will Help You Read More (and remember what you’ve read)

The Best 28 Books on Writing

A new study shows that students learn way more effectively from print textbooks than screens


‘Loving Vincent’: a big-screen tribute, painted by hand


This Tiny Country Feeds the World


Never Enough

Love’s Unfolding Day


An 82-Year-Old Broke the Appalachian Trail Age Record

St. Louis, Long a Coal Capital, Votes to Get All of Its Power From Clean Sources

Former Presidents Enjoying Each Other

Tesla aids Puerto Rico in relief efforts, sends Powerwall systems to help restore power

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