Bits and Clips for January 2019

Bits and Clips for January 2019

Bits and Clips for January 2019

This is a monthly feature of the best I saw or read on the internet in the past month. I hope you find something in all the links and tons of memes below that inspires you, motivates you, encourages you or challenges you. I’ve sorted the links by category to assist you in browsing…


How to Paint the Background Successfully

Download 502 Free Art Books from The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Two Artists 500 Years Apart Asking the Same Spiritual Questions

A Design Lover’s Guide to Letná, Prague’s Booming Art Capital

How To Improve Your Painting – 20 Master Pastellists Spill The Beans


The Early Christians Were Focused on Solidarity Across Race, Class and Gender. Then Things Changed


Open Your Sails 


Know the end from the beginning, it’s very good…

Divine Trust in the Majority Rule

The Healing Power of Forgiveness


Marie Kondo and the life-changing magic of just buying less

Redefining Representation: The Women of the 116th Congress

Wildlife and the Wall (video)

Intuition Is The Highest Form Of Intelligence

This Professor Teaches Advance Mathematics Through Knitting

Kindness is a Skill

Holocaust Timeline of Events

Free Wilderness Science and Mountaineering Program for Adventurous Girls

Four Ways to Be Happier in 2019

I’m Only 9, And I’m Already In College. Here’s What Life Is Like For Me.

Earth’s magnetic field is acting up and geologists don’t know why

Why Perks No Longer Cut It for Workers


Review and Quotes on “Becoming” by Michelle Obama

Booksellers’ Favorite Titles of 2018

20 Kid-Approved Books for Advanced Second and Third Grade Readers

Dani Shapiro: By the Book

100 Notable Books of 2018

Inside ‘The World’s Most Beautiful Bookstore’ In Argentina

What we gain from keeping books – and why it doesn’t need to be ‘joy’

The Iliad as a Graphic Novel

So Pressed for Time


What Crops Are Sprayed with Glyphosate? Over 70 of Them To Be Exact

Brownie Roll-out Cookies


Mary Oliver, the poet who saw the wilderness in humanity

Mary Oliver: Listening to the World

Beloved Poet Mary Oliver, Who Believed Poetry ‘Mustn’t Be Fancy,’ Dies At 83

The Third Self: Mary Oliver on Time, Concentration, the Artist’s Task, and the Central Commitment of the Creative Life

and Hope:

Sweden Bans Mandatory Vaccinations Over ‘Serious Heath Concerns’

Grizzlies Saved by Court

Miraculous Hope of Climate Realists

This Town Built a Market Where Neighbors Can Take What They Want for Free

Puerto Rico May Hold the Answer to Saving the Bees






I work to amplify good wherever I find it. I love color, texture, beauty, great ideas, nature, metaphor, deliciousness, genuine spirituality, and exploring new territory. I encourage authenticity, nurture creativity, champion sustainability, promote peace, and hope to foster a new renaissance where we all are free to be our most fulfilled, multifaceted, and terrific selves. Read more here.


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