Here is this week’s list of blog posts, quotes, recipes, photographs and other tidbits from my favourite corners of the web.
Never shave too much off of yourself to fit into something. You are fine how you are. Sometimes the holes you try to fill just don’t fit. – @CoyoteSings
Peacefic. An interesting idea for the writers out there.
Imitation Pasta and Cheese. After a long hiatus my friend Teresa is back to blogging! Go check out her blog for vegan and vegetarian recipes. This one uses a surprising ingredient to reinvent macaroni and cheese for people who don’t or can’t eat cheese.
An Open Letter to the AGO About Frida Kahlo’s Unibrow. In local news some Torontonians are unhappy with the Art Gallery of Ontario advertising their new Frida Kahlo gallery by encouraging visitors to wear unibrows. I don’t know what I think about it all yet. What are your thoughts?
She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry. I’m rooting for this documentary on the rise of the Women’s Liberation Movement to raise enough money to be made. The western world seems to be forgetting how terrible life was 50-60 years ago for women. Even if you aren’t old enough to remember a society in which help wanted ads were segregated by gender, you had to show a marriage license to get birth control and women weren’t allowed to sign up for a credit card without their husband’s approval your mother or grandmother lived through this. This is not ancient history.
Travelling Colours: Great Salt Lake. Achingly beautiful aerial shots of Utah’s Great Salt Lake.
A lot of people have phobias. And phobias aren’t just everyday worries—they’re serious, intense fears that sometimes (or often) interfere with day-to-day life….But new research shows that there’s a quick and simple way to temper any type of phobia. All it involves is a certain kind of self-talk.
The Book of Mormon Girl is a funny reminder that childhood influences are not easily forgotten. In it Joanna Brooks tells the story of her Mormon upbringing and how even though she no longer agrees with many of the things she was taught she still deeply appreciates the good it brought into her life.
Joanna, if you ever read this and are visiting the Toronto area this former preacher’s kid would love to meet up for a cup of tea and swap stories with you!
What have you been reading this week?