- Boston Strong: Branding Charity or Branding Tragedy?
- Negative Emotions are Key to Well-Being
- What Does It Feel Like To Be Racially Profiled?
- Historically Authentic Sexism in Fantasy. Let’s Unpack That.
- Principal fires security guards to hire art teachers — and transforms elementary school
- Something to consider: The Sidebar in Your Blog is Hot Garbage.
- Caitlin’s post On Being a Non-Believer pretty much mirrors my thoughts exactly.
- 10 Ways Your Brain Is Screwing With You. Actually quite fascinating.
- Know when and how to end a conversation.
- This koala had the worst day ever.
- Why I Despise The Great Gatsby. YES! Thank you. I am not a fan either.
Things of Note:
First off, if you want in on the Blogger Book Club, the winner of the May book poll is 1984 by George Orwell with 45% of the vote. We will have a review link-up on the 30th, and a Google Hangout chat that night at 7pm CST. I hope you’ll join us!
Secondly, earlybird registration for the Texas Style Council summer conference is open! It’s August 2-4, right here in Austin. Indiana, one of the organizers, has this to say about this summer’s line-up: “We’re calling it TxSC Summer School, and the focus is on learning. We’ve scrapped the panel / audience format in lieu of hosting two days of smaller, intimate, hands-on / face-to-face classes. […] If you are a woman who has a lifestyle, fashion, DIY, or mom blog -or- if you own a business that caters to women-centric industries, you will get a ton of bang for your buck at TxSC Summer School.” I’m pretty excited about it, and have already snagged my ticket. Let me know if you plan on joining in!
Thirdly, it is noon and I’m still in PJs. 😀 Yesterday was pretty busy and errand-filled, and today seems to be the opposite. I’m ok with that. I do promise to get dressed in real clothes shortly, though, if only so I can walk to check the mail with Sienna.
What are you up to today?
I agree about Gatsby. I hate that book. The writing is sub par and the story line was just kind of “meh”
I don’t get why it’s an American classic. It’s nothing special at all.
I guess because it captures a specific, significant era in American history? I don’t know. I don’t get it either.