meanwhile, elsewhere

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


  • Martha Stewart Is the Original Influencer (Harper’s Bazaar)
  • Recipeasly Criticized Upon Launch for Stripping Authorship From Recipe Bloggers – Following a heated debate on Twitter, the site has been replaced with an apology (Eater) – This Is What Happens When Tech Bros Attempt to ‘Fix’ Online Recipes
  • Are the Tokyo Olympics really going to happen? (ESPN)
  • Would You Start a Movie Club? Heck, yes! (A Cup Of Jo)
  • The Hamilton Education Program sounds like an awesome thing for aspiring theatre students!
  • Curious about meatless meatloaf (Shutterbean)
  • And for dessert, Chocolate Baked Donuts (A Beautiful Mess)
  • With an order of a pint (or 4 pints) of Tatamagouche Ice Creamery!
  • If you are spoiled with time, here is a beautiful short story by Ann Patchett who had thought this was a story about Tom Hanks, the friendly actor-writer who had recorded my book but was mistaken. – These Precious Days (I am only halfway through)
    There is nothing more interesting than time: the days that are endless, the days that get away. There are days of the distant past that remain so vivid to me that I could walk back into them and pick up the conversation mid-sentence, while there are other days (weeks, months, people, places) I couldn’t recall to save my life. 

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meanwhile, elsewhere

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


  • This is very good news for me! (Teen Vogue)
  • The Lies Hollywood Tells About Little Girls—Our culture builds these girls up just to destroy them. (NYT)
    Hollywood has resolved to tackle harassment in the industry, but I was never sexually harassed on a film set. My sexual harassment always came at the hands of the media and the public.
  • Zendaya’s my current celebrity crush who I don’t think I’ve seen any of her movies. She did however win me over with Lip Sync Battle. (People)
  • Earlier this month, Reply All kicked off an ambitious miniseries, “The Test Kitchen,” which sought to take on one of the bigger stories about the media’s reckoning with toxic workplace dynamics that took place last summer: the implosion of Bon Appétit due to scandal. But shortly after the release of its second episode, Reply All seems to be going through a reckoning of its own. (Vulture)
  • Why the Name ‘Kaffir Lime’ Is Wildly Offensive to Many (read the comments too) (The Modern Farmer)
  • Glennon Doyle’s Honesty Gospel (The New Yorker)
  • The Canadian Butter Crisis, Explained—Happy birthday mom, the ruler of butter – don’t ever forget to refill her butter dish if you’re visiting (Food52)
  • A Quite Possibly Wonderful Summer—Families will gather. Restaurants will reopen. People will travel. The pandemic may feel like it’s behind us—even if it’s not. (The Atlantic)
  • I’m a short afternoon walk and you’re putting way too much pressure on me (McSweeney’s)
    I’m the singular effort you make to maintain your sanity, and your sole means of experiencing joy, hope, and happiness. It feels as if I’m your lover, friend, and therapist all wrapped into one and, frankly, it’s making me uncomfortable.
  • Saying Goodbye With Beans (NYT)

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meanwhile, elsewhere

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


  • And the best-written obituary goes to… This one is getting around (The Daily Mail UK)
    ‘She excelled at giving the finger and taking no sh**’: Son pens hilarious obituary to his ‘penny-pincher mom’ who is survived by three ‘ungrateful sons’, granddaughters ‘who could do no wrong’ and a brother who owes her $600–We love you, mom, a bushel and a peck. A bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck.
  • Travel and the Art of Anticipation – “being a world traveler — or just feeling like one — may undermine our proclivity to savor visits to enjoyable but unextraordinary destinations.” So, in a sense, our current travel deficit may end up replenishing our wonder of exploring. (NYT)
  • And booking marking this sweet spot in Maine for when the border opens. Erin, want to meet halfway?
  • If I had a few extra thousand dollars, I’d get a Vestaboard.
  • Britney Was A New Mom And No One Tried To Help Her – I’ve never met a mother who did not, at some point, but more often lots of points, think of and then itemize ad infinitum all the ways that she might be a bad mother. I’ve never met a woman who did not at some point, in those first early weeks of motherhood, break down. (Romper)
  • Emptying the Dishwasher Can Enrich Kids’ Mental Health. (NYT) But, yelling at them over and over to actually do it could crush my mental health.
  • People Are Hilariously Roasting ‘Target’ Fashion Designers By Taking These Pics Wearing Their Dresses (Bored Panda)

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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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