A few things I’ve come across in my web voyaging that are too good not to share:
– I shall henceforth think of my life as being divided into two epochs: before I discovered the Guy on a Buffalo videos, and after I discovered the Guy on a Buffalo videos.
(Thanks to Simple Felicity for posting the video in last week’s 7 Quick Takes post and giving my life meaning.) (P.S. That band is from Austin. Of course.)
– A great litmus test for finding balance: “Will saying yes to this activity require me to live in a frantic way?” (via Rachel Held Evans)
– I think I might have heard this astounding story about Olympic athlete Dominique Moceanu’s long-lost sister, but I had forgotten about it, and now my mind is blown again. One of the most amazing stories I’ve heard in a long time.
– Yard Sale of the Mind asks an interesting question: Is “adolescence” even a real phase of life?
– Building a toddler play kitchen from an old cabinet. The kind of thing I’d do if I were talented, frugal, and not lazy.
– Never forget: most people are lonelier than you think (a reflection by “mildly grumpy introvert” Sharon Holland, who used to have the popular Veronica Mitchell blog. So glad she’s back.)
– Grief as “the realization of what you’ve lost”: one mother’s breathtakingly beautiful reflection about what the death of her baby taught her about her adopted son’s grieving process.
– This video about changing the way we understand what it means to be “educated” has some interesting points. Truth be told, it kind of begs for a part II, since many of the conclusions aren’t fully fleshed out, but the animation is so hypnotically cool that I had to post it anyway.