Here is this week’s list of blog posts, photographs, poems, games, and other tidbits from my favourite corners of the web.
Fleeting Thoughts and Butterfly Nets via jdubqca. My longterm readers might recognize this blog. I’ve featured J. Matthew Waters poetry here a few different times in the past, but occasionally I have to mention his site again. It’s not only good writing, it’s consistently good writing. That isn’t easy to do.
Snow Rollers: Nature’s Winter Treat. There aren’t many things that I like about winter, but this is one of them.
Into the Light. I sat and stared at this photograph for several minutes. It took that long to think of all of the incredible things that might exist just beyond its horizon.
The Chocolate Game. If I were a teacher, I’d play this game with my students.
Do I have any real kids or normal kids? All of my kids are real. If you pinch them, they will make a noise. (Don’t actually touch my kids, k?) Normal is up for discussion.
The Rush: America’s Quest for Fortune, 1848-1853 is the first history book I’ve finished this year.
I learned about the California gold rush briefly in high school, but there was a lot about this time period that those classes didn’t have the time to cover. What I enjoyed the most about this book was how readable it is. You don’t have to know anything about this topic in order to understand what the author had to say, yet I never felt like he was talking down to me.
It was a great blend of historical analysis and storytelling. I’d recommend to anyone who is interested in learning more about this fascinating time in history.
What have you been reading?