Bits and Clips for December 2020

Bits and Clips for December 2020

Bits and Clips December 2020

This Bits and Clips post is a monthly feature on this blog of the best that I read, saw or heard on the internet during the month. I hope you find something in these many links, memes, photos, quotes, paintings and photographs that inspire, encourage, amuse, admonish, engage, advise, educate, find beautiful, or intriguing:

Art:

Magical Ice-Skating Video From Northern Finland Wows Viewers

Figure Skating Duo Perform To METALLICA “Nothing Else Matters”

Photography:

Best of 2020: Top 60+ Photographs From Around the World

Spirituality:

NIH Director Tells Churches To Do The ‘Altruistic, Loving Thing’ And Stay Closed

What about the science in Christian Science?

Spiritual Highlights and Insights from 2020

Ideas:

What the Night Sky Would Look Like If the Other Planets Were as Close as the Moon

In Denmark, Empathy Is Taught As A School Subject That Kids Must Learn From A Very Young Age

It’s not just an election that divides America, it’s where to go for facts

Mark Shields and the Best of American Liberalism

Teresa Thayer Snyder: What Shall We Do About the Children After the Pandemic

Autonomous Vehicles Take Another Big Leap

No Place Like Home

Kamala Harris Deserves a More Important Job

How to Set Achievable Goals: Step by Step Guide

Farmers’ protests in India are not just about land rights. They’re about our very identity

Will You See The ‘Christmas Star’ On The Solstice? Why 2020’s Longest Night Of The Year Is Unique

Dear Joseph Epstein, BA – Your Time is Done

Supreme Court Shuts Door On Texas Suit Seeking To Overturn Election

Online misinformation is rampant. Four tips on stopping it.

Chuck Yeager, Test Pilot Who Broke the Sound Barrier, Is Dead at 97

Advanced Gratitude Journaling: 5 Practices for Increased Happiness

The Queen’s Christmas Speech

The Social Life of Forests

Books:

The real deal: Nonfiction books our readers loved in 2020

See the world differently with the best fiction books of 2020

NPR’s Book Concierge

Stacey Abrams has written 8 romance novels. Now her fellow authors are raising money for Georgia Democrats.

The Ten Best History Books of 2020

The 15 Best Books of 2020

Movies:

25 Feel-Good Films You’ll Want to Watch Again—and Again

Does it matter if “The Crown” fictionalises reality?

With ‘Soul,’ Pixar animator finds an outlet for life’s big questions

Poetry:

Jena Schwartz: Day 209

55 Great Rumi Quotes to Give You a More Positive Outlook on Life

Poems to remind us of our strength during quarantine

Hope:

In Historic Move, Biden To Pick Native American Rep. Haaland As Interior Secretary

In Denver, Residents Agreed to Disagree

After 250 years, Native American tribe regains ownership of Big Sur ancestral lands

Pulling together: Lessons from first all-Black high school rowing team

Court Rejects Trump’s Arctic Drilling Proposal in Victory for Polar Bears and the Climate

Air Force graduates its largest class of female test pilots and engineers in history

7 Wins for the Environment in 2020

                                          
                                                 

                                        
             

                               

                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                          

 

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 Comment

  1. John gregory 10 months ago

    So much wonderful stuff!

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