meanwhile, elsewhere

It’s Friday’s online finds: read on.


  • “While some may prefer to be overcareful, we may prefer to be under-careful,… It’s about being free and finding yourself. If a child falls from a tree and breaks an arm, that might not be ideal, but it can serve a larger purpose. A children’s program featuring naked adults might be taking the Danish approach to the extreme, she admitted. But the Danish way of dealing with easing children’s anxieties over body issues is “to expose them” to naked bodies. (NYT)
  • Are Your Texts Passive-Aggressive? The Answer May Lie In Your Punctuation – I often type “k” when asked to do something, which makes my co-worker uncomfortable – I mean no harm (NPR) *Shout out to Binghamton
  • Maya Gabeira got whipped into an absolute mind-blowingly large wave at Nazaré, setting the Guinness Record for the largest wave ever surfed by a woman at 73.5 ft (YouTube)
  • Math Problems for Fall, 2020: This 8:30 a.m. class has twenty-four students. Yesterday, twelve of you were still asleep when class began. Five of you minimized the Zoom call so that you could play Animal Crossing. One of you joined the call and then obviously fell back asleep. What percentage of the class noticed that I was still in my pyjamas and also drinking wine? (The New Yorker)
  • WHO is offering a free Basic microbiology course if you’re interested.
  • I love eating out. (NYT)
  • Maybe if I tried hard in the kitchen, things would not feel so grim (Love and Lemons)
  • How To Be At Home (NFB via Amanda)

Until we meet again, xo

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meanwhile, elsewhere

It’s Friday’s online finds: enjoy.


  • Problem solved: Students Without Internet Access To Attend Remotely By Peering Through Home Window Of Wealthier Classmate (The Onion)
  • Naomi Osaka Received A Surprise Message From The Families Of Trayvon Martin And Ahmaud Arbery (Elle)
  • Land Ark RVs. Yes, please.
  • David’s grandmother worked with him on math in the Spring and it was a huge help so I agree. However, if we go back to online learning – I hope teachers get online daily and teach math and science rather than send a few Youtube videos and hope that both the kids and parents can independently navigate the new math. (The Atlantic)
  • The balloon baby killed me (BuzzFeed)
  • SHOOT FOR THE MOON!
    EVEN IF YOU MISS, YOU’LL MAYBE LAND
    IN NEW ZEALAND!
    Middle School Hallway Posters For The 2020-2021 School Year (McSweeney’s)
  • Can’t stop watching (Instagram)
  • Business is blooming (The Desing Files)
  • How Tracey Deer Processed Her Trauma & Made The Best Coming-Of-Age Movie At TIFF = Beans (Refinery 29)

Until we meet again, xo

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meanwhile, elsewhere

It’s Friday’s online finds: enjoy.


  • Nobody is judging your posts (twitter)
  • Leaf blowers… why?!? (NYT)
  • Your ‘Surge Capacity’ Is Depleted — It’s Why You Feel Awful. Here’s how to pull yourself out of despair and live your life (Elemental)
  • What We’ve Stolen From Our Kids (The Atlantic)
  • IKEA kataloger 1950-2020
  • I hope my friend Jenny doesn’t mind but am sharing her thoughts on this because I feel the same: “I find this so disappointing. World Athletics sat back while Nike sponsored athletes were permitted to wear shoes unavailable to competitors, giving them a 1-2 minute advantage (some would call that a type of technology-based cheating) but comes to battle on a Black woman’s body because it defies their centuries-old white supremacist based ideals of what a woman’s body should look like. I sure hope all the wealthy companies and athletic communities that took a day out of advertising to post a black square realize that this is the type of systemic gender-based racism that needs to be rooted out. (The Guardian via Jenny)
  • Why I Hope to Die at 75. An argument that society and families—and you—will be better off if nature takes its course swiftly and promptly (The Atlantic)
  • These dollhouse kits are amazing (City of Industry)

Until we meet again, xo

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meanwhile, elsewhere

It’s Friday’s online finds: read on.


  • Artist Spends 113 Days Covering a Wall in Her Home With Doodles About Life During COVID-19 Quarantine (My Modern Met)
  • Do your dead-of-winter self a favor. Freeze tomatoes. (Basically)
  • QUIZ: ARE YOU THE WORST FUCKING PARENT? (McSweeney’s)
  • DIY Sunglass & Mask Chain (honestly wtf)
  • Ryan Coogler remembers Chadwick Boseman with emotional tribute (EW)
  • These kids, this joy:

  • 31 Reasons Why (we should quit Facebook) and 10 solutions #byebyefacebook
  • How to Add More Play to Your Grown-Up Life, Even Now (NYT)
  • My latest obsession: Smørrebrød, The Art Of The Danish Open-Face Sandwich (NPR)
  • So, this 2016 SNL skit must be where Atlantic Canada got its plan from:

Until we meet again, xo

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meanwhile, elsewhere

It’s Friday’s online finds: read on.


Pardon the absence last Friday. I’d love to say it was because I was at the beach but sadly I was overloaded with work.

  • Drive and listen is the best we’ve got
  • Being Jessica Fletcher: How binging Murder, She Wrote in quarantine is helping me be a better person (CBC via Kathleen)
  • Remember when before March everything you did as a parent was judged? Now it’s worse: Why Parents, With ‘No Good Choice’ This School Year, Are Blaming One Another (NYT)
  • Americans Can’t Stop Mask Debating (Kottke)
  • Peeking into pantries (Pineapple Collaborative)
  • Speaking of peeking… if you have to go, could you go to a transparent public washroom? (NPR)
  • Bring on Diana, bring on season 4 (Vulture)
  • Kindness Toward Disabled People Is More Complicated Than You Think (Time)
  • Never has “winter is coming” felt so gloomy (lifehacker)
  • But if this was in the forecast, I will be okay (twiter)
  • First thought: maybe this should be put away in a deep dark corner (Town and Country)
  • Dear Students,… you have until September 14th to infect someone who lives in our college town and is unaffiliated with the university with COVID. (McSweeney’s)
  • Ha, I bought a pandemic deep freeze! (Kitchn)
  • A Family Looks Back on Their Hybrid Home-School Experience Seven perspectives on home-schooling in the 80s and 90s. “Of course he thinks it’s fine, he wasn’t there! He was at work.” (NYT)
  • Even the first world has its problems: Single people lucky enough to ride out COVID-19 lockdowns with friends with summer houses have found it difficult to go back home, and the homeowners aren’t sure how to kick them out, either. (Vanity Fair)

Until we meet again, xo

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