meanwhile, elsewhere

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



  • How Would You Describe Yourself in Five Words? (A Cup Of Jo): mom + partner + mover + planner + dreamer
  • “It’s almost like cilantro: People either love them or hate them,” – Porcelain Christmas trees (Lindsay Jones, The Globe And Mail) *Mine is from my Grandmother, so the love for it is strong.
  • A good pitch for a year-long advent calendar: As we stare down the barrel of 2022 and the two-year anniversary of the pandemic, I think we can all agree that desperate times call for desperate measures. The Advent calendar being one of the few remaining sources of joy on this Earth, it’s time to unshackle ourselves from silly societal mores that dictate that we should only get these daily treats one measly month a year. (Slate)
  • The 2022 Book Tracking Log (Love Reading)
  • Joan Didion Wrote About Grief Like No One Else Could (Time)
  • Critic’s Picks: The Best (and Worst) of the Major ‘Little Women’ Adaptations (THR)
  • “All the evolutionary psychologists talk about the need to affiliate with others, that we evolved with this need to be around others. And that’s 100% true. I also think there is a need for solitude, which has been less well defined and less well discussed.” – How solitude can help you regulate your mood (NPR)
  • I think I love museum gift shops more than museums (New Yorker)
  • The sun-filled home to brighten your day (The Design Files)
  • And finally, here’s David’s class project with his friend, Archie. Merry Christmas to all and to all a good day! Stay safe, please. (YouTube)

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