meanwhile, elsewhere

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



  • Mi’kmaw artist Sarah Hannon beaded together Indigenous History and Pride for this month’s (CBC Arts) logo (CBC)
  • The death of the girlboss – If Hollis’s fetish for relentless, unstoppable work and comparison of herself to the creator of the Underground Railroad is a prime example of a girlboss gone wild, so was the swift backlash. (Vox)
  • Hey mom, here are some garlic scapes recipe ideas (Food52)
  • ETHAN HAWKE on being creative (Open Culture)
  • Lin-Manuel Miranda Addresses ‘In the Heights’ Casting Criticism (NYT)
  • But the trailer gives me goosebumps
  • “I’m a girl, no biggie” – Three Transgender Kids Share Their Stories (A Cup Of Jo)
  • Good news, I can keep applying DOVE – Are Natural Deodorants Really Better for You? Much of the marketing suggests that they’re safer than more traditional underarm products, but that hype is not based on science. (NYT)
  • My love language: Summer + Sandwiches (Kitchn)
  • And Now, Crocs with Stiletto Heels (NPR)
  • Should I put a houseboat on the Wallace River and rent it out? (Thrillist)
  • I’m rereading books I read when I was way younger. Up next: A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
  • Sometimes I show up for myself, and sometimes I show up for Benji! (Texas Monthly)
  • Very important information for the strawberry season (Kitchn)

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meanwhile, elsewhere

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



  • A human library (Upworthy)
  • Who designed the eighties? (Open Culture)
  • Silver Linings. The pandemic obliged—or enabled—many women to go gray (The New Yorker)
  • There’s nothing moderate, or convivial, about the way many Americans drink today.
    Although both men and women commonly use alcohol to cope with stressful situations and negative feelings, research finds that women are substantially more likely to do so. And they’re much more apt to be sad and stressed out to begin with: Women are about twice as likely as men to suffer from depression or anxiety disorders—and their overall happiness has fallen substantially in recent decades. (The Atlantic)
  • Bird-friendly coffee! Check out my friends at Totem Roasters collaboration with bird conservation organizations including one supporting of the Nova Scotia Bird Society! (Café Bird Friendly Coffee)
  • Oliver Burkeman’s last column: the eight secrets to a (fairly) fulfilled life – After more than a decade of writing life-changing advice, I know when to move on. Here’s what else I learned (The Guardian)
  • My Ear Hustle buddies have a book coming out. I have been very invested in this podcast since day one and their success is such a joy (honestly, I cried the day Earlonne was released)
  • Fingerspelling
  • YouTube is my biggest enemy when it comes to parenting (Motherwell)
  • Fake Famous is the sad reality, and BuzzFeed is not happy.
  • A Guide To Gender Identity Terms (NPR)
  • Summer water (Joy The Baker)

(image: “I booked a hotel room with a clawfoot tub the color of eggshells and a window with a fire escape and a view of the street below. because on my fortieth birthday, I needed to feel a little bit like I was living the life my fourteen year-old self dreamt of.“)

meanwhile, elsewhere

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



  • Self-Care That’s Free (A Cup of Jo)
  • Somewhat related… Joanna Goddard, of Cup of Jo, is interviewed by her twin on the new podcast Gravity. I very much recommend the listen.
  • Swatch’s Bold Move Toward a Post-Plastic Future With BIOCERAMIC (Design\Milk)
  • The hybrid workplace probably won’t last. Having some people work from home while their teammates are in the office runs counter to much of what makes organizations tick (Boston Globe)
  • In Giphy search, type in the year you turned 13. Me:
1992
  • The Underrated Pleasures of Eating Dinner Early – yes! Although not coming home to the babysitter until the kids are asleep is way more pleasurable. (The New Yorker via Anna)
  • Speaking of babysitters… I introduced David to the classic, Adventures in Babysitting and he loved it.
  • Making herself vulnerable, she joins other noteworthy athletes in pushing the once-taboo subject into the open (NYT)
  • David-approved career idea (Colossal)
  • At-home learning push(ed) many Nova Scotia parents to the breaking point and I am one of them (Saltwire)
  • Step Inside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’s Sustainable L.A. Farmhouse (AD)
  • Creepy but true says the person who’s currently shopping for a better smartwatch: We Know What You Did During Lockdown (Kottke)
  • Why do you want to unsubscribe {{not to this, obviosuly}} (McSweeney’s)

(image – 10 Thrilling Facts About Adventures in Babysitting)

meanwhile, elsewhere

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



  • A friendship counter – The evolutionary psychologist Robin Dunbar explains the limits on how many connections humans can keep up, and the trade-offs involved when you invest in a new relationship. (The Atlantic)
  • Who wouldn’t want a strawberry table (Apartment Therapy)
  • Fun fact, I have never made it through this theme song without crying (HuffPost)
  • What If I Run Out of Time to Decide About Kids? (Outside)
  • An Architect’s Breathtaking Mid-Century Home (The Design Files)
  • Enjoy TODAY with a cute bag (KroftSudio via Beth)
  • Bookmarking this for Sundae Buddy Sunday – 9 Sundae (Funday) Sauces (Food52)
  • Something I already try to do is send real mail on birthdays, as thank yous and just because: I Want To Thank YouHow a Year of Gratitude Can Bring Joy and Meaning in a Disconnected World
  • Work remote, but not at home (The New Yorker) but whatever you do, know that commuting is psychological torture
  • At last: Hugs (NYT)

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meanwhile, elsewhere

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



Happy long weekend y’all! It’s especially (painfully) long in Nova Scotia with the extra restrictions in place AND a PD day tomorrow but if we all get vaccinated, stay away from each other and stay away from the cottages, we can be together this summer and our kids can be kids.

Tomorrow is the start of 100 Days of Summer. Let’s do this.

  • Mi’kmaw student creates lab at Acadia to share traditional knowledge with future scientists (CBC)
  • Here is a submission to an on-going back-and-forth with Kristin of other places we’d happily be during a lockdown
  • Yum (Cookie+Kate)
  • STACY LONDON, y’all! (A Cup Of Jo)
  • There’s a Perfect Number of Days to Work From Home, and It’s 2 (The Atlantic)
  • Rewilding, or letting native plants run their course, can be a boon for urban environments (The Globe and Mail)
  • “The pavement surgeon” repairs gouged sidewalks and splintered facades with colourful mosaics (Colossal)
  • The Oldest Productivity Trick Around – Too often I spent my days wanting to write and not writing. The simple power of the check mark helped me get back on track (NYT)
  • I am very impressed. I had difficulty breastfeeding sitting on a couch… (People)
  • The Absolute Best Way to Cook a Hot Dog, According to So Many Tests (Food52)
  • In the documentary Through The Night, we follow three working mothers and a 24-hour child-care provider (Latonya Yvette)
  • A Once-in-a-Lifetime Chance to Start Over (The Atlantic)

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