Bits and Clips for November 2020

Bits and Clips for November 2020

Bits and Clips for November 2020

This bits and clips post is a monthly feature on this blog of the best I’ve seen, read, or listened to on the internet in the course of this past month. This November edition was supplemented by an election one earlier in the month.

I hope you find something in these links, paintings, photographs, and memes that is interesting, encouraging, thought provoking, and growth inducing:


Clarence Porter – A Colourful Outlook On Life

One Voice Children’s Choir: Memories

Bookbinding at Home: Stitching A Coverless Journal


THE LORD’S PRAYER – Andrea Bocelli

Nothing can deprive you of generosity 


Rethinking perspectives on American criminal justice

Nine Nonobvious Ways to Have Deeper Conversations

An ‘Electrifying’ Economist’s Guide to the Recovery

Is gratitude the secret of happiness? I spent a month finding out

Tips for Adulthood: Five Reasons to Keep Walking

How Gratitude Changes You and Your Brain

The Gift and Power of Emotional Courage

Four Tips on How to Stop Comparing Yourself to Others

How Do I Deal With Cheating in the Age of Zoom?

‘How Did We Not Know?’ Gun Owners Confront a Suicide Epidemic

SpaceX Crew Docks at the International Space Station

Reading versus consuming


When New York’s Strand Bookstores asked for help, 25,000 online orders flooded in

100 Best Fantasy Books of All Time


The Queen’s Gambit and the Dangerous Myth of Drug-Induced Genius


How the Potato Changed the World

and Hope:

Life Lessons from a 97-Year-Old Lobsterman








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.


  1. John gregory 3 years ago

    I am spreading you ❤️

  2. Kristie 3 years ago

    Dear Polly, I am not always able to read your emails each day . . . But I know the last day of the month is always a BIG treat . . . This morning I went from fasting to feasting . . .

    Thank you so much ❤️❤️❤️

  3. Sue Krevitt 3 years ago

    OK! I will …. try … not to be IMPRESSED by you…as you advise, above. (It’s hard, though.)
    And to spend my time n effort being IMPRESSED BY divine LIFE ~ TRUTH ~ LOVE, of which
    we all are expressions and reflections, in absolute FACT.

    How easily distracted hue-mans can be, at times.

    I shall labor on!

    And secretly be sorta kinda wow-ed by your talents, Polly. I mean, gee.

    OKOK…. of which talents we ALL have, by reflection!

    Oh thank you for this wonderful email-FULL of Goodies! :<))))

  4. Ruth 3 years ago

    I really enjoy reading your blog – but I have to say that your monthly ‘Bits and Clips’ posts and your ‘Grace Notes’ posts are my favorite :)

    Thank you for sharing!! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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      Polly Castor 3 years ago

      We did! Great to hear from you!

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