meanwhile, elsewhere

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



  • When you’re a woman over forty, a tunic wears you. (McSweeney’s)
  • Ticketmaster’s apology to the Swifties
  • And are they the only ones at fault? (Washington Post)
  • In Fiji, the climate crisis means dozens of villages could soon be underwater. Relocating so many communities is an epic undertaking. But now there is a plan – and the rest of the world is watching (cough cough, Atlantic Canada) (The Guardian)
  • I ate cereal with milk when I commuted to work – No Hardboiled Eggs on the Road, and Other Highly Subjective Car-Eating Advice (Bon Appetite)
  • What the Success of Women-Led Protests Tell Us About Iran’s Future (Time)
  • I Went to a Concert Alone to Find My Pre-Mom Self (Gloria)
  • The Decline of Etiquette and the Rise of ‘Boundaries’ – For centuries, strict social norms dictated what people could politely talk about. Now we have to figure it out for ourselves. (The Atlantic)
  • I am a freelance neurosurgeon, the only job that is both well-paying enough to afford $30,000 in tuition and flexible enough to deal with all the school holidays. School holidays are the three months of summer, plus a week each on Indigenous People’s Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year, Presidents’ Day, and Easter. The school is also closed for all federal and state holidays, Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Diwali, Lunar New Year, Eid al-Fitr, and seven staff-learning Wednesdays. – A Parents Typical Day As Envisioned By My Childs Preschool (McSweeney’s)
  • Happy Turkey Trot weekend to all of my American family and friends. I miss you. (NYT)

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meanwhile, elsewhere

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



  • This Just In — Dark Green Is *The* Chic Nail Shade You’ll Want To Wear All Winter Long (TZR)
  • I am pretty sure I have already gushed about this episode of You’re Wrong About, but an update: everyone else loves it, and I am now listening to Blair Braverman’s book Small Game.
  • Home is Where Your Best Friend Is (Harpers Bazaar)
  • How To Be Successful
  • Kurt Vonnegut: “There Are Six Seasons Instead of Four” (Kottke)
  • Recommend The Noodle Group short doc on CBC Gem. (via Sarah)
  • If I lived in East Hampton, I’d get this
  • Mr. and Mrs. Powledge Renovate Their Dream House “While my arm didn’t heal properly, the ceiling job is beautiful.” Renovations are not for the faint of heart – (Curbed)
  • Loving these birth month flower necklaces (GLDN)
  • And finally, in case you missed it – my 2023 Desktop Calendars are ready, and I am taking orders. All the details are here.

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meanwhile, elsewhere

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



  • Lest we forget (The Guardian)
  • Y’all: the Most Inclusive of All Pronouns (NYT)
  • Tami Taylor agrees (YouTube)
  • I’m interested – what if a water bottle was online dating?
  • I need to try this next time I make muffins (Kitchn)
  • Intensive Parenting: It’s expensive and time-consuming. But the data prove that kids benefit. (The Atlantic)
  • “…Your teen is like the popular kid at school who rarely acknowledges your existence. So, when they do, you try too hard!” – 11 Reader Comments on Parenting Teens (Cup Of Jo)
  • Has anyone ever done something like this? I am kind of interested but don’t want to do it alone
  • Half the World Has a Clitoris. Why Don’t Doctors Study It? (NYT)
  • Oh! I think I need a new hallway runner. Love Ruggable (Apartment Therapy)
  • I’d live here (House and Garden)
  • Would anyone even care about what we were doing? Yes – Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey Go Behind the Scenes of She Said (Vogue)
  • Julie Powell, Food Writer Known for ‘Julie & Julia,’ Dies at 49 (NYT)
  • I’ll take bad photos ALL DAY, EVERY DAY, over reels in my feed. (PetaPixel)
  • And finally, in case you missed it – my 2023 Desktop Calendars are ready, and I am taking orders. All the details are here, but in less than 24hr, $200 has been raised for Shelter Nova Scotia. Thank you!

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Bring home a 2023 desktop calendar!


The Hello Twenty Twenty-Three Desktop Calendar is here, and I am now taking orders. This year I am donating $5.00 from every calendar sale to Shelter Nova Scotia – Barry House.

Barry House is a 17-bed emergency shelter serving individuals who identify as female or are gender diverse. Guests are 16 years of age and older. They could be people living with mental health concerns, disabilities,  unemployment or under-employment, struggling with substance misuse, post traumatic stress,  abandonment, rejection and poverty. (Read more below)

Calendars are $15.00 each ($10.00 if you don’t want a case/stand).



If you are interested in one (or more!), please send me an email or DM before December 2 **and let me know if you want a case**. Please e-transfer payment to meghanrushton@icloud.com. When the calendars are ready, I will contact you and make arrangements for pickup. **Non-local shipping costs are additional.**

Everyone near and far will receive their calendars by December 20.

I hope you enjoy this year’s calendar as much as I enjoy making them.

Thank you for your support!

xomeg


Here’s some more information on Shelter Nova Scotia’s Barry House:

At Shelter Nova Scotia, we believe in a client-centred approach. This means we meet people where they’re at, working with them in a non-judgmental environment while promoting compassion and dignity. We own and operate two emergency shelters, providing beds to 47 individuals each night. All our services are based on Harm Reduction and Housing First principles.

Barry House is a 17-bed emergency shelter serving individuals who identify as female or are gender diverse. Guests are 16 years of age and older. They could be people living with mental health concerns, disabilities,  unemployment or under-employment, struggling with substance misuse, post-traumatic stress,  abandonment, rejection and poverty.

For those who stay with us, we provide three meals a day, phone and laundry, personal care & comfort items, and assistance in securing independent housing. We collaborate with onsite support from Halifax Regional Police, Mobile Outreach Street Health (MOSH), and the Department of Community Services Income Assistance Worker, as well as liaise with many support programs that serve our guests.


Barry House Statistics collected in 2019:

  • Provided a night’s rest for 155 people
  • 21% of guests were age 24 and under
  • 3% of guests identified as Veterans
  • Some guests staying at Barry House have a history of being in various types of child protective care during their childhood and youth.
  • 40 of the people who stayed with us self-identified that they had been children or youth in the care of the government.

Past donations have gone to the Emily Fry Society, Hope For Wildlife, Feed Nova Scotia, Welcome Housing and Support Services, Shelter Movers and the Canadian Association For Williams Syndrom.

meanwhile, elsewhere

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



  • How a Dog’s Killing Turned Brooklyn Progressives Against One Another – After a sudden confrontation that left a golden retriever dead, neighbors came together online to support the owner of the dog. But then things changed. (NYT)
  • Climbing the hill of life is challenging but marvelous. The way down is slippery. Literally. It’s easier to walk up than down. Even though gravity helps you. – ‘Nature Has Its Way of Ending Life. I’m Changing the Manner and the Time.’ As her grandpa-in-law prepared for the end, Rachel called to say good-bye. (The Cut)
  • Bad Sisters is about to give (GAVE) us the most satisfying TV finale of the year (The Guardian)
  • How many van Goghs is one Earth worth? (Vox)
  • Speeding Up Your Daily Walk Could Have Big Benefits (NYT)
  • I’m basically Diane Keaton (Instagram)
  • Reflection From My Summer Sabbatical (Brené Brown)
  • In Ejaculate Responsibly, Gabrielle Blair Makes Abortion a Men’s Issue (Vogue)
  • What “take care of yourself” means in a crisis (not much) (Evil Witches Newsletter)
  • Portugal Announces A One-Year ‘Digital Nomad’ Visa For Remote Workers (Apartment Therapy)

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