Bits and Clips for October 2023

Bits and Clips for October 2023

Bits and Clips for October 2023

This bits and clips post is a monthly feature on this blog of the best that I’ve seen on the internet in the past month. I hope you find something among all this artwork and poetry, memes and links, quotes and photography that spurs you on, inspires, supports, educates, or motivates you:


Helen Well’s Art Making Manifesto

Sally Hirst: Paper, What I Like and Why

Andrew McDermott: How to Loosen Up


Abundant Life

Jewish and Christian Women of Antiquity 

Finding Your Spiritual Identity as a Child of God with Jared Capello


The Essential Skills for Being Human

The Beauty of a Silent Walk

Sally Hirst


Amanda Gorman


Erin Hanson














Jane Davies






Jane Davies


Jane Davies



Jane Davies



Jane Davies



Lana Ballot









Chris Rapa




Susan Wessels


Rosemerry Wathola Trommer












Teddi Parker





Ronnie Gold


Wade Zahares




Mike Ishikawa


Chi Huong Lin







Halla Shaffey




Erin Hanson














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. Lisa 9 months ago

    Absolutely beautiful. This has left me feeling calmer and more hopeful and inspired. Something I have needed for the past 3 days. My State of Maine has just experienced our first mass shooting (which also is the largest one in the US this year) and we are absolutely shattered and shocked and saddened. We have a long road ahead of us to heal, and we will, but things will never be the same. Thank you, Polly, for starting my day off with this blog.

  2. Sue+Krevitt 9 months ago

    Heartfelt compassion, dear Polly’s friend Lisa.
    I send loving hugs to you and the others feeling this tragedy so intensely. It jabs at the heart of one’s faith in the goodness of life… but Life remains GOOD, in spite of it all! We can (do!) know this, feel its truth, trust it to restore us all. Stay strong.

    Sue in California

    And to you, Polly: These Bits and Clips are, once more, wonderfully uplifting and Life-affirming!
    Thank you truly.

  3. Emily Kendrick 9 months ago

    Truly beautiful and inspiring. Thank you.

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