Welcome to September! It’s time, once again, to get your mental corn popping.
Kristin Corry says that
the new era of Black reality TV feels more like real life. Vice
the pandemic put adult pressures on many young girls. Prism
hundreds join the final leg of residential school survivor’s 79-day “Walk of Sorrow.” CBC
Elissa Carpenter reports that the
former residential school sites at Piikani Nation are being investigated: “It’s not going to be an easy task.” CBC
Ryerson University to (finally) change its name amid reckoning with history of residential schools. But we’ll have to wait until next spring to find out what the new name will be. CBC
Kory Floyd explains
why we missed hugs. The Conversation
Alain de Botton on existential maturity and what emotional intelligence really means. Brain Pickings
Why are so many autistic adults undiagnosed? Kip Chow | TEDxSFU
Christy Ann Conlin:
the old lady who waits within me. CBC
A two-for from Livia Gershon. First:
the changing meaning of “mysticism.” Then, she describes a holy trinity in ancient Egypt. JSTOR Daily
Vermeer painting restoration reveals a cupid painting obscured for over 350 years. My Modern Met
Why we should be thinking about energy storage. Physics Girl
Alyse Stanley invites you to
go on a panoramic video tour of Mars with the Curiosity Rover. Gizmodo
Tom Metcalfe reports that
Hubble captures an “Einstein Ring.” NBC News
is democracy getting in the way of saving the planet? The Guardian
Alex Young shares
Nandi Bushell’s performance of “Everlong” with the Foo Fighters at the Forum. I’m not ashamed to admit, tears of joy came to my eyes when Nandi started playing. Consequence
The real reason dogs kick when you give them skritches. SciShow
Thank you for stopping by, and I hope you took away something to inspire a future creative project.
This weekend, I should be posting my next chapter update for the month of August.
Until then, be well and stay safe, everyone!
As you prepare for the coming weekend, don’t forget to get your mental corn popping.
Laila El Mugammar announces that
an emotional documentary about Canada’s legendary Black cowboy is streaming free now. Chatelaine
Samantha Kubota reports that the
brand formerly known as Aunt Jemima reveals new name. NBC News
KKK member who drove into BLM protesters gets more than three years in prison. The New York Times
Emotional intelligence, racial stereotypes, and the politics of emotional expression | Khadija Mbowe
new spacecraft named after Katherine Johnson honors the pioneering NASA mathematician. Mental Floss
How did the Milky Way get its spiral? SciShow Space
WHO says coronavirus unlikely to have leaked from Wuhan lab. CBC
extraordinary patient offers surprising clues to coronavirus variants. NPR
Jaclyn Diaz reports that a
second person dies of Ebola in the Congo, marking the virus’s return. NPR
tens of thousands rally in Myanmar, protesting military coup. NPR
Eric Levenson, Stephanie Becker, and Dan Simon report that the
rise in attacks on elderly Asian Americans in Bay area prompts new special response unit. CNN
Leah Brennan and Josh LaBella report that a
Yale graduate student identified as the victim of Saturday’s fatal shooting in New Haven. New Haven Register
Michelle Ghoussoub announces that
women’s rights activist Loujain Alhathloul released after 1,001 days in Saudi prison. CBC
Oliver Milman shares that
air pollution in US subway systems stuns researchers. The Guardian
Sharon J. Riley explains
how a public uprising caused a province built on fossil fuels to reverse course on coal mining. The Narwhal
Sandy Schaeffer compiles
all the Joss Whedon abuse and misconduct allegations. #metoo ScreenRant
now is the time to ask what you can do for Laurentian. The Sudbury Star
Health Sciences North faces lawsuit over misread breast imaging results. CBC
Why you read slower as you age. SciShow Psych
Brenda Knowles examines
imposter syndrome and how it can be a blessing in disguise. Space2Live
Stonehenge may have been first erected in Wales. Aljazeera
Listen to the sweet, soft warble common ravens sing to their partners. Audubon
Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you took away something to inspire your next creative project.
Until next tipsday, be well and stay safe, be kind, and stay strong. The world needs your stories.
It’s time to get your mental corn popping 🙂
Sabrina Imbler covers
the forgotten trans history of the wild west for Atlas Obscura.
Nicole Cliffe interviews
Alanis Morissette on being pregnant at 45, childbirth, post-partum depression, and #metoo. You might be surprised, but I like Alanis Morissette. I’ve been a fan since she was on “You can’t do that on television.” I’ve only really liked her music since Jagged Little Pill, but, ya know, I was never into the pop princesses. And Alanis wasn’t either. She didn’t want to follow that path. I’m glad she didn’t. Self
SciShow Psych explores whether you can learn emotional intelligence.
Kris Newby recounts one family’s journey to a diagnosis of Lyme disease.
It felt like the flu. It took ten doctors, a year, and $60,000 to find out the truth. Vox
It’s okay to be smart looks at what it takes to create a world-sized telescope to see a black hole.
This is just something cool:
ceramic skulls for your fire pit or fireplace. Can You Actually
Michael Greshko reports that
these capuchin monkeys are 3,000 years into their own “stone age.” National Geographic
The White Wolf Pack shares a sweet video of
raven courtship. Have I ever told you that corvids rock my world?
dogs’ eyes have changed since humans befriended them. It might be argued that dogs domesticated us 😉 The Atlantic
Thanks for stopping by.
Until next tipsday, be well, be kind, and stay strong. The world needs your stories!
Just a small batch of informal writerly learnings this week. Things are heating up at the day job and it’s curtailed my curation (!) There’s still some good stuff in here. And you won’t be backlogged … maybe?
K.M. Weiland shares
five ways to use theme to create character arc (and vice versa). Helping Writers Become Authors
Nancy Johnson invites you to embark on
the quest for your muse. Donald Maass looks at the extraordinary world: how soon and how little? Bryn Greenwood writes … about a book (panic and pitches). Cathy Yardley is keeping (and losing) the faith. Writer Unboxed
Tamar Sloan wants you to be an
emotionally intelligent writer. Writers Helping Writers
Colleen M. Story:
the best decisions are made with three brains. Later in the week, Janice Hardy explains why the word “conflict” frustrates so many writers. Writers in the Storm
Chris Winkle explains
how to write a travel story. Then, Oren Ashkenazi looks at five setting details with horrifying implications. Mythcreants
Jim C. Hines offers some
Kassandra Flamouri shares
five ways to write strong female characters. DIY MFA
I do hope you found something you need to improve your creative practice or craft.
Thanks for stopping by and I invite you to return on Thursday for your weekly dose of thoughty inspiration 🙂
Until then, be well, my writerly friends!
The thoughty is a little more substantial this week.
Jim C. Hines considers all that
“pro-life” encompasses, or what it should.
Darius Foroux says,
the purpose of life is not happiness, but usefulness. Medium
Emily J. Smith:
the art of being completely alone. Medium
Christopher D. Connors lists the
ten qualities of an emotionally intelligent person. Medium
Brian Handwerk reveals that
the benefits of probiotics might not be so clear cut. The Smithsonian Magazine
Sarah Chodosh explains
how much your food waste harms the environment. Popular Science
Jane C. Hu goes
inside the all-female trek to the north pole. Wired
New Evidence of Water on Jupiter! SciShow Space
Eric Mack celebrates
NASA’s 60th anniversary: all about the space agency’s past, present, and future. CNet
True Facts: Bobbit Worm and Polychaete Pals – Ze Frank
I hope something in this modest curation got your mental corn popping.
Until next Tipsday, be well, be kind, and stay strong. The world needs your stories!