Sunday, November 16, 2014

I'll Just Put These Here: Random Links

When I browse the internet, I often end up with a bunch of tabs open for sites that I want to share with others, remember for later, or maybe write something about them in a blog post or story.

I can't leave them up for long because Windows 7 HATES to sit and hold them.

One option is to bookmark them all, but without folders labeled by category, I will never want to slog through the list and take care of them. They will sit forever unused.

Then, inspiration strikes. I will post them in a blog for myself and others.

While reading a blog full of random links is not my cup of tea, and I feel really hypocritical for doing it, I am going to have to change my thinking from slogging through a list to creative journaling. After all, this link dump is pretty much a history of my brain's entertainment and changing focus. It's a snapshot of my current interest. What better place than a blog for link dumping?

Ugh. The idea makes me frown, but, here goes:

Education:
http://www.collective-evolution.com/2014/01/07/this-is-what-happens-when-a-kid-leaves-traditional-education/

This is really making me regret two things: 1. that I didn't homeschool when I wanted to, and 2. that I don't live in an area rich in experiences like this kid has, as well as rich in my own children's interests.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2014/11/14/teacher-to-parents-about-that-kid-the-one-who-hits-disrupts-and-influences-your-kid/

This post has been circling social media and is a letter from a teacher to parents to address the questions they have about bullying. It also addresses the extreme confidentiality that governs schools and daycares alike. It reminds me that I cannot tell work stories to anybody, nor trust anybody to maintain confidentiality.

Art:
http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2013/12/jeeyong-lee-dreamscapes/
If you have a passion for creative pursuits, do it. This motivates me to drop everything and do what I love. Though I can't do that and survive at this time. Sadface.

http://marcusashley.com/artists/rob-gonsalves
This link was shared with me by a friend who bought a calendar of these works. As he points out, many of them can be inspiring for a story. (Hey ficlatté dot com, can we have photo challenge yet?)

Culture:
My youngest is nearly at the age where someone quashes his belief in Santa, so this:
http://thewhoot.com.au/whoot-news/crafty-corner/santa-letter

The Autopsy is out on Robin Williams. I know this is a morbid switch from Santa, but mental health is kind of an interest of mind. I mean, I work with disabled kids and I see a lot of different mental health issues. I have lots of friends with mental health issues. It fascinates me. The brain is an amazing organ. Awareness and change in perception is key to understanding.
http://www.salon.com/2014/11/13/autopsy_robin_williams_had_lewy_body_dementia/


Goals:
I want to bake Christmas cookies!
I'm getting links from here: http://kidsactivitiesblog.com/63665/christmas-cookies-intro to recipes.


After I eat them, I need to do these bodyweight exercises:
http://www.dailyhiit.com/hiit-blog/hiit-workout/kickass-bodyweight-series-full-body/

Healthy Cookies so I feel less guilty:
http://www.onehundreddollarsamonth.com/easy-cookie-recipes-chocolate-chip-cookies-with-almonds-cranberries-and-coconut/

http://kidsactivitiesblog.com/60049/2-ingredient-banana-cookies-neither-sugar

http://www.superhealthykids.com/no-bake-cashew-cookies/

http://thesmoothielover.com/healthy-avocado-chocolate-cookies/


You can comment your fave recipes if you want, or even links to your recent interests. Can't say I will read them all... but I will try!
Oh, and I will be thinking about them from my indoor inflatable spa while it snows outside!

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