Here is this week’s list of blog posts, comic strips, videos and other tidbits from my favourite corners of the web.
From Why Do I Write?:
“I’m a writer,” I said, scarfing my own little stash of meatballs. Guy lifts eyebrow. “Oh? So waddya write?” “Words, words, words…..” I cleverly parry, borrowing from Hamlet.
Why dance, why paint, why blow notes and air through a tuba…because we have to. But what does that really mean?
Dear Bruised Fruit. I loved this.
From Rewilding Etiquette:
Imagine a future where the most revolutionary changes in our world have not come from nanotech, genetic engineering, artificial intelligence or even space development–but from cognitive science and a deepening understanding of how humans function (or not) in groups.
How Babies Get Out. One of the funniest stories I’ve heard in a long time. It’s hard to believe there was ever a time in which this sort of thing was possible.
Carol Tavris’ Mistake Were Made (but not by me) is one of the best nonfiction books I’ve read this summer. Every single one of us justifies our prejudices or dumb choices by filtering out what we believe about those decisions. Tavris explains how and why we do these things and what we can do to uncover our blind spots.
What have you been reading?