meanwhile, elsewhere

Friday’s online finds: Cozy up and dig in.



  • Dancer Boy—cheering so hard for him! (swissmiss)
  • Simone Biles Doesn’t Need a Gold Medal to Win (Lindsay Crouse for NYT)
  • And if you are still not sure about Simone’s decision, take this quiz: Are You Allowed To Criticize Simone Biles – A Decision Tree (McSweeney’s)
  • Go out and play’ was once the norm. Extreme weather is making that harder—Climate change is forcing us indoors —and childhood will never be the same (The Washington Post)
  • Whoa, should we all do a life audit? (for Medium)
  • Now I want to go to Perth, Australia
  • Frozen pizzas are what you make when you’re short on both time and love for yourself… and more things we’re never spending money on again (The Cut)
  • Whipped Lemonade (I Am A Food Blog)
  • Why So Many Millennials Are Obsessed With Dogs (Atlantic)
  • Here’s Why It Feels Like This Year Is Going By Too Quickly—and What to Do About It (Apartment Therapy)
  • ‘Julia’, A Fascinating Documentary Detailing the Remarkable Career of Trailblazing Chef Julia Child (Laughing Squid)
  • Inspired to pull out my pile of miscellaneous coloured pencils (Colossal)
  • I laugh but I will be the one who replaces all of my lighting fixtures with boob lights before I sell my house (NYT)
  • Speaking of selling—not selling but—Bad neighbors. What can you do about them? (This American Life)
  • Swimming is good for your brain (The conversation)
  • And speaking of swimming, David is doing the 3km BrigaSwim Challenge again—raising money for Brigadoon kids. Please check out his personal page and donate if you can.

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