meanwhile, elsewhere

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


  • Because we all want to be 1% as cool as Amanda Gorman (The House That Lars Built)
  • Quarantine is turning you into a stiff, hunched-over, itchy, sore, headachy husk. (The Atlantic)
  • In 2012, I wrote a book called The End of Men: And the Rise of Women. The chipper book jacket reads, “At this unprecedented moment, women are no longer merely gaining on men; they have pulled ahead by almost every measure.” The optimism! The smugness! The tragic naïveté! I suppose even back then I understood, somewhere deep down, that this was a high-wire act. (The Cut)
  • I am excited to make these Crazy Delicious Chickpea Burgers (East Coast Kitchen via Jill)
  • This year has shown us it’s time to stop asking folks: ‘How are you doing?’ (Good)
  • How to read +30 books a year (Twitter)
  • The Thirty-One Percent – in Boston. Curious to know what the number is in Halifax
  • When they say, “We just don’t see colour,” what I hear is, “We just don’t see you.” – Colorblindness does not protect the oppressed. It coddles the complicit majority, by allowing them to ignore the everyday racism that is present. It lets that majority feel good about themselves, like an undeserved badge of honour. Colorblindness is a free pass to stop doing the work. (The Every Mom)
  • A Pandemic Is Hard Enough. For Some, Being Single Has Made It Harder (NYT)
  • ‘Blackbird’ Sung In Mi’kmaq Seeks To Raise Awareness Of Indigenous Language and what’s fascinating is Paul McCartney’s original version took inspiration from the civil rights movement, the Little Rock Nine and the women involved with it. It’s one of my favourite songs. (Wbur)
  • Your Guide to Parenting Teenagers in a Pandemic – #1: Read articles on how to parent your children during a pandemic and get super frustrated at anyone who claims to be an expert on an experience that no one on earth has ever experienced. (Medium)
  • Filmmaker Sarah Polley called it the “best film I’ve seen in a long time.” – Canadian Teen’s Short Film Hauntingly Captures How A Pandemic Loop Feels (Huffington Post Canada)

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meanwhile, elsewhere

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


  • The Dream Job That Wasn’t – A lighthouse keeper, a deep-ocean researcher, a park ranger, and a “Snoozetern” on the pitfalls of “doing what you love.” (TNR)
  • To Brenda, who sat too close to me at the mammogram office, I hope I didn’t offend you by moving over a seat but come on, Brenda. (McSweeney’s)
  • Forget fancy folded tortillas, did you celebrate Uunifetapasta day yesterday? (Food52)
  • I’ve told the Superbowl is still happening and here are the commercials – Enjoy MBJ as Alexa (Vulture via Marie)
  • I think I am boycotting The Golden Globes (Lainey’s Gossip)
  • It’s the Walmart of Apps – Instagram Is Dead (It Just Doesn’t Know It Yet) (Better Marketing)
  • Oh Thank Goodness, Warm Ankles Are Back (The Cut)
  • In Nova Scotia, Homes as Wild as the Landscape Around Them (NYT via Jenna)
  • “Certain momfluencers (mostly white, many Mormon) have nothing to gain from mainstream press. Their audiences want escapism, not uncomfortable questions about feminism and politics” – Momfluencer Content Enrages Me. Why Can’t I Look Away? Motherhood content completely ignores the horrible realities of the past year, and yet, it’s still thriving. (Harpers Bazaar)
  • And can you imagine living life this beige?!? (Katy Rose Prichard)
  • Hey, Let’s Watch Jacques Pépin Fry Eggs (Kottke)
  • This may make you spiral… (via Amanda):

And for all of you who loved this show more than any other

Until we meet again, xo

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meanwhile, elsewhere

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


  • Very addicted to the NYT’s The Hunt – Tag along on a search for a New York City home!
  • ‘Success Addicts’ Choose Being Special Over Being Happy – The pursuit of achievement distracts from the deeply ordinary activities and relationships that make life meaningful. (The Atlantic)
  • A Reminder That Your Tween Really Needs Extra Help Right Now: Eight- to 12-year-olds are in a key developmental stage and may be especially prone to anxiety and depression during the pandemic. (HuffPost)
  • The other side of cancel culture: The Jessica/Sasha story continues (National Post via Erin)
  • Draw Ketchup
  • YES! Instead of “how’s it going?” ” what are you doing this weekend?” let ask “got any good gossip!?” – The Year in Gossip – The brand of simplistic and overzealous moralism that exists online has long been tedious, but the pandemic has made it even more so. (Hazlitt via This American Life)
  • I can be present in ways that I probably couldn’t if I were looking after another human. I love kids and cherish my friends’ kids and my many nieces, but I don’t feel passionate enough about my love of kids to have one myself. I hope that we can normalize that feeling for women! – 7 Women on Deciding Not to Have Kids (A Cup Of Jo)
  • And back when David was five, I wrote about the only child club and I am still a proud member.
  • THIS IS A CRAZY UPDATE! Dakota Johnson does not love limes! If you too are a fan of Architectural Digest house tours, this will come as a surprise. (Glamour)
  • Memory discrepancies happen all the time, but we have a hard time accepting that our memories are rarely accurate. Because we’ve been conditioned to think of our memories like video recordings or data stored in the cloud, we assert that our rememberings are the correct ones. Anyone who remembers the situation differently must be wrong. – Like I remember being a background dancer at the end of this Sloan video but recently, my friends have told me this did not happen (fs)
  • Andrea Zittel: These things I know for sure (baileye)
  • Made it, loved it (Smitten Kitchen)
  • Am I having fun? I wonder. Is this what fun is? I am no longer sure. (Vox)

Until we meet again, xo

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meanwhile, elsewhere

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


  • How beautiful are these garlands of glass and prism suncatchers
  • From Halifax to Hollywood and One Night In Miami – Eli Goree (Men’s Health)
  • And I guess we should start talking about movies! Speaking of One Night In Miami, here’s the story of Kemp Powers who wrote the stage play and then screenplay and is also Pixar’s first black writer/co-director for Soul. (NYT)
  • Like Goodreads but for movies? (Letterboxed)
  • The great bicycle boom of 2020 – Throughout lockdown, rusty bikes were dusted off in garages around the world and sales of new bikes surged. The question is now: can it last? (BBC)
  • It’s called the Chub Stool and I love it (The Design Files)
  • When Did This Become The Rug? There are a million Moroccan Berber knockoffs but — like the Amazon coat before it — one particular brand and pattern is winning. (NYT)
  • The Cabot Trail Relay is cancelled (again) and my heart breaks – very much the best way to run! Probably also why I find this race is fascinating! (via Lee – World Athletics)
  • I only cook rice in the oven, it’s how my mom does it: If You’ve Failed at Cooking Rice on the Stove, Try Your Oven (Bon Appetite)
  • 9 Trends That Will Shape Work in 2021 and Beyond (Harvard Business Review)
  • 23 Great Cabins & Vacation Homes because we all want to escape to cabins and vacations homes (Sunset)
  • How I Learned to Surf in Middle Age – The Joy and Transformative Power of Lifelong Learning,’ (Outside)
  • Meet Biden/Harris Campaign Creative Director Robyn Kanner (design\milk)
  • Now I want to go to Michigan and get a Holland Mill Bowl
  • How to Build a Life (The Atlantic)

Until we meet again, xo

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meanwhile, elsewhere

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


  • Field Mag / HiHeyHello Magazine are drool-worthy (via Malcolm)
  • Now, insoles are smart – we’re turning into walking/running robots (The Runner Beans)
  • I love that everyone is jumping on the Alexi Pappas Bravey train, she’s one of my favourite athletes and I can’t wait to read her book (A Cup of Jo)
  • ‘You can almost taste the typeface.’ – Burger King Rebrand (Fast Company)
  • I finally watched Bridgerton (meh) and all is not magical in the buzzy period drama (Oprah)
  • You often feel tired, not because you’ve done too much, but because you’ve done too little of what sparks a light in you. (A Fabulous Fete)
  • Pandemic Dressing Takes a Dark Turn: Hate Wear (NYT)
  • Finding time for creativity will give you respite from worries (The Guardian)
  • When you can’t fix your kids’ problems anymore (Motherwell)
  • The Beatles: Get Back – I am excited to see this, everytime I hear the Beatles, I am reminded of how much I love singing along… which I just did while watching this sneak peek. (Collider)
  • My worst nightmare is freezing to death in cold water but yet there is something about cold water swimming (wild swimming) that intrigues me (NYT)
  • An object of Desire: A Hanging Laundry Rack (Remodelista)
  • Fran Lebowitz’s ‘Pretend It’s A City’ Is The NYC Trip You Can’t Take Right Now (NPR via Sarah)
  • Left Behind: Persistent Frustrations in a World Designed for Right-Handers (99% Invisible)

Until we meet again, xo

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