Here is this week’s list of blog posts and other tidbits from my favourite corners of the web.
Annabel Lee. There’s something about early November that reminds me of this poem.
Umbrella. Imagine that Rhianna and Jay Z were born 700 years ago. Maybe they would have performed something like this instead of the songs they’re currently known best for.
Who’s the Sexiest, and Why Do We Care? via LoriLSchafer. What’s really weird about this phenomenon is that it’s seeping into the actual news. This is one of the many reasons why I avoid watching the news whenever possible.
The Diagnosis. This is what happens when you try to self-diagnose.
Lessons From My Choose Your Own Adventure Walks via empoweredlife1. I’ve talked about my love of walking a lot on this blog. This type of walking is something I used to do regularly, but I stopped several years ago. Now I think I should jump back into it next spring. There are still a lot of neighbourhoods in Toronto that I’ve never visited.
Thanks to my mom for sharing this video with me. It’s fantastic:
The Copernicus Complex: Our Cosmic Significance in a Universe of Planets and Probabilities stretched my mind. I took an astronomy class in college, but this was a nice refresher of just how unusual earth is in so many ways. It orbits around one, small sun instead of two (ore more) big ones. It has an elliptical orbit. It has continents. It’s rich in minerals.
Based on the projections in this novel, there are a lot of planets that have some (or none) of these qualities. Thinking about what those worlds must be like blew my mind. You sometimes hear about the search for “earth-like” planets, but what does this really mean? It’s entirely possible that life has evolved in places that are nothing at all like the planet that we call home.
If you had any interest at all in that Cosmos TV show that aired last year, I think you’ll love this book.
What have you been reading?