We’re heading toward the end of another week. Get ready for the weekend by getting your mental corn popping. Or just entertain yourself. There’s never any pressure with thoughty Thursday 🙂
May first was Beltane. Claire Schofield explains when the Gaelic May Day festival is, blessings, rituals, and pagan origins. The Scotsman
Rosie Flanagan considers the impossible architecture of dreams. gestalten
How science is trying to understand consciousness. SciShow
Cynthia Gorney reveals the funky science of yeast, the gassy microbe behind your bread. National Geographic
Laura Regensdorf interviews Jessica Meir about returning home to a completely different planet. Vanity Fair
Carol Off interviews David George Haskell, who says trees have their own songs. CBC, “As It Happens”
Dave Deibert reports on the first bison calf born on Wanuskewin land since 1876. Saskatoon StarPhoenix
I’m just a wee bit sceptical about this one, but TimeOut claims that animals are reclaiming cities now that humans are staying inside more.
Karen McVeigh: silence is golden for whales as lockdown reduces ocean noise. The Guardian
True facts about killer surfing snails. Ze Frank
Lydia Schrandt lists ten wild animal cams that will take you on safari. USA Today 10 Best
Michael Waters explains why your pet is acting like a weirdo now that you’re working from home. Vox
Kermit – The Rainbow Connection. The Muppets
Thanks for stopping by and a hope that you’ve taken away something to inspire your next creative project, even if it’s in the percolation stage. Percolation is important.
Until next Tipsday, be well and stay safe, be kind, and stay strong. The world needs your stories.
I’m back, and it’s time to get your mental corn popping.
Juhyundred examines colonialism in Parasite. Amazing analysis. Tropics of Meta
SciShow investigates a possible cure for cancer (that was discovered by accident).
How unprocessed trauma is stored in the body. Medium
David Keys: a treasure trove of fine textiles reveals the importance of fashion to Bronze Age Britons. The Independent
Catherine Boeckmann shares the meanings of flowers. The Old Farmer’s Almanac
Sarah Barnes introduces us to Matt Burgess, the photographer who captures the moods of waves. My Modern Met
Madeleine Stone reports that the Antarctic peninsula is setting heat records, but they won’t stand for long. National Geographic
Does consciousness influence quantum mechanics? PBS Space Time
Lori Dorn shares an amazing video of an industrious mouse tidying up a retire electrician’s tool shed each night. Laughing Squid
The mating dance of the peacock spider. Ze Frank (who else?)
And that is your edutainment for the week. Thanks for stopping by. I hope you’re taking away something to inspire your next creative project.
I might get my next chapter update out on the weekend.
Until then, be well, my writerly friends 🙂
Right now, I’m down in Orillia, Ontario, attending CanWrite! 2014. Started the day with a light breakfast and yoga, and I’m going to get Thoughty Thursday out before the sessions start up after lunch. Life is good.
Dame Judy Dench and Daniel Craig explore the question: Are we truly equal? See what you think . . .
What’s new in the war on Alzheimer’s Disease? from the Psychiatric Times.
Why we need creative confidence from Ideas.TED.com.
The quest to understand consciousness, a TED talk by Antonio Damasio.
Let these stunning photos of incredible storms inspire you. Also from Ideas.TED.com.
More inspirational ideas from i09: 12 futuristic forms of government that could one day rule the world.
All our patent are belong to you (did you catch the pop culture reference?). Tesla Motors makes its patents open source.
The most important sci-fi film never made from the Japan Times. Jodorowsky’s vision of Dune launched the careers of several notables in the field, including Geiger, and influenced moviemaking to the current day. I really want to see this documentary now.
Wired’s absurd creature of the week: the lion’s mane jellyfish. When I visited the Vancouver Aquarium last fall, they were featuring jellyfish. Apparently, they really do like global warming.
This week was pretty thoughty 🙂
Enjoy, my writerly friends, and I hope you garner some inspiration for your writing from this crop of curation.