I shoveled a bit today. By a bit I mean 2 feet of snow. Luckily most of my driveway is covered by a bus/was plowed, but there was still some cleanup that had to happen. I unearthed my old car for my little brother, who is scarily close to being old enough to get a license. Eek! When did we get this old?
Going back to college tomorrow for a January term full of contemplative writing (and blogging). But in the meantime while I wait for my laundry to finish and tidy up my childhood bedroom, here are some links:
How timely. The snow outside right now is horrible for sledding but great for building forts and having snowball fights. Don’t use those silly little block makers when you can make snow “boulders” out of Rubbermaid storage containers.
Do you have a parent who has a lot of “tots” (tip of the tongue)? Mmm. Yes. Have them read a book written by the political party they don’t like. Or have them drive a different route to get to work/the market/visit you, etc etc. Confront them (or yourselves for my older readers) with new ideas that they should think about. This keeps their synapses fresh and snappy.
Or you could just play Apples to Apples for money. Nothing like word association and a few Benjamins to get the neurons flowing.
Here it examines online communities as modern incarnations of communes or intentional communities. Kinda anthro-geek, but bear with me on this one.
One of the most under-reported problems of our age. It’s America. This shouldn’t be happening. Read it. Now. Then donate something to your nearest food bank.