This week’s curation is a mix of ways to entertain yourself, covid-19-adjacent articles, and general thoughtiness. It’s time to get your mental corn popping.
Sydney Perkowitz: how to see the invisible universe. JSTOR Daily
Jamie Cater says, your cosmic address is the trippiest thing you’ll learn today. Travel + Leisure
Space germs were a literal thing. Why the Apollo 11 astronauts were quarantined. Vox
Brian Ferguson reveals Scotland’s claim to fame as the birthplace of the f-word (and an interesting BBC documentary to watch if you have access). The Scotsman
Erin Blakemore explains why plague doctors wore those strange beaked masks. National Geographic
Arthur C. Brooks shares the three equations of a happy life. The Atlantic
Livia Gershon explains how people during the Depression managed to laugh. JSTOR Daily
Mary Alice Miller: digital burnout was coming, and the pandemic is expediting it. Vanity Fair
Jonathan Watts shares his journey into the Antarctic. The Guardian
Jessica Leigh Hester wants you to let your mind wander with these gloriously detailed maps. Atlas Obscura
Zoe Baillargeon recommends the best online cooking classes and tutorials. The Manual
Camryn Rabideau suggests six indoor gardening projects for *any* size of home. Food52
SciShow introduces us to the white smokers of The Lost City and how they may have had a role in the origin of life on our planet.
Atlas Obscura shares images of Puzzlewood, the inspiration for the Lord of the Rings movie.
Corinne Segal shares this livestream of the bird library for you and your cat(s) to enjoy. Literary Hub
Jonna Jinton – The Wolf Song
Thank you for stopping by. I hope you took away something to inspire your next creative project, or just to fill the well until inspiration strikes.
Until next tipsday, be well and stay safe, be kind, and stay strong. The world needs you … and your stories!