Tuesday Treasure Trove

Tuesday Treasure Trove
 

 


Things of Note:

The only good thing about rainy weather is that I end up reading a lot. I am crushing my reading goal for the year so far, in no small part because of said recent rain-induced reading frenzy. Say that 3 times fast.

On the up-up-upside, good friends of ours recently adopted an adorable little corgi puppy, who I am meeting later this week. I love my Sienna girl, but tiny lap-sized ball of floof she is not. I was sent pictures. The cute is strong with this one.

What’s the upside of your week so far?
 

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Book Review: Children of Earth and Sky

Children of Earth and Sky

Children of Earth and Sky by Guy Gavriel Kay. What do a pirate, a spy, a painter, a merchant, and a soldier have in common? They are all key characters in this book, and they are all more than they seem. Children of Earth and Sky is a story about intertwined lives and how sometimes small decisions can have far-reaching consequences. It’s a beautifully-written epic that muses on the nature of humanity, love, war, and fate. It’s set in a fictional Renaissance-style world and while there are some small elements of folk magic, it is more focused on adventure and […]

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Tuesday Treasure Trove

Tuesday Treasure Trove

  The world’s oldest known tree is 4,800 years old. Its location is secret. Because humans are awful. How Information Graphics Reveal Your Brain’s Blind Spots. More mind-bending: How to Apply Lateral Thinking to Your Creative Work. General Mills announced that it would be reformulating certain cereals to have no artificial colors or flavors. They are stumped by the marshmallows in Lucky Charms. Fancy Juice Doesn’t Cleanse the Body of Toxins. Michael Pollan wants Americans to devote more time to cooking. Is he fighting a losing battle? “Europeans fought for shorter workdays, more vacation time, family leave, and all these […]

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Book Review: Six of Crows

Six of Crows

Six of Crows (#1) by Leigh Bardugo. My husband asked what this book was about while I was reading it, and for brevity I answered “It’s like Ocean’s Eleven, but with magic.” This is not an inaccurate representation, I think. There’s a motley assortment of crooks planning a grand heist, and the mastermind thief has more motivation behind it than just the job at hand. There’s danger, violence, intrigue, a smidgeon of romance, and of course some humor. But on the other hand, it takes place in a fantasy world, some of the crooks are also magicians, and the stakes […]

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Tuesday Treasure Trove

Tuesday Treasure Trove

  Vaccines Don’t Cause Autism, But That’s Not the Point. This will make you reframe some thoughts. As one teen with autism put it: “When people talk about vaccines and autism it makes me feel like I’m not a person but a ‘bad result.’ It reminds me that no one wants a kid like me and parents will risk their kid’s lives and everyone else’s just to make sure their kid doesn’t turn out like me.” Being Dishonest About Ugliness. Unnatural Selection. One marine biologist’s quest to save coral reefs by engineering a species more resistant to climate change. At […]

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Taking Stock

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Taking a page from Pip’s book and using this list to do a life snapshot. Making: a new cover for Pride & Prejudice over on my design blog. Cooking: Nothing at the moment. Drinking: Sweet tea. Reading: The Children of Earth & Sky by Guy Gavriel Kay. Wanting: to get a new laptop (I don’t currently have a functioning one). Eyeing this one. Looking: out the window at the rain. All rain all week in the forecast. 😩 Playing: not much of anything lately, other than fetch with Sienna. Deciding: whether and where to go on vacation later this summer. […]

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Tuesday Treasure Trove

Tuesday Treasure Trove

  Video of the week: What happened when the Free Hugs Project offered hugs at a Donald Trump rally and a Bernie Sanders rally. Top 250 Global Attractions. How many have you been to? I got 56. The next hot job in Silicon Valley is for poets. Because making AI’s talk human is hard. Here’s Why Women Everywhere Will Delete Uber On April 19. A new women-only ride service is coming. Intriguing idea, but their website is kinda sketchy. Your Healthy Lifestyle Won’t Necessarily Make You Healthier. Well great.   Things of Note: There’s nothing like going to the dermatologist […]

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