Of course, the big news of the week was the death of Robin Williams. I loved his work as a comedian and an actor. The circumstances of his death were tragic, but as a friend posted, so was his mental illness, the periodic substance abuse he engaged in throughout his life, and the effect that must have had on his family. The man touched me. He made me laugh. I’ll miss him. I’m just saying.
On that note, IFLS posted this on identifying and overcoming depression.
And my friend Kim wrote this lovely post. Seriously, one of the best I’d read on the subject.
The Globe and Mail’s offering: Thoughts on depression from an artistic mind, by Michael Redhill.
Shaking my head, not so briefly, to evict the maudlin.
This is verging on the Writerly Goodness, but I decided to put Justine Musk’s post, the art of being a heroine, in my Thoughty Thursday curation because it’s not so much about writing as about the intersection of myth and womanhood. Thoughty indeed.
Why we can’t catch our own typos, from Wired. Brain science explains why writers need editors.
Wired features Maryam Mirzakhani, the first woman to win mathematics’ most prestigious prize.
A video love letter to Curiosity from Neil DeGrasse Tyson.
How wolves change rivers. This is amazing. IFLS.
What’s the smallest thing in the universe? IFLS features Talk Nerdy to Me.
The “super moon” of August 10th, as seen from space. IFLS.
The Atlantic featured more photos of the super moon on its In Focus page.
Imogen Heap has to be my favourite musical artist. Just lurve her to pieces. So when CBC music featured her new release Sparks as a “First Play” selection, I had to tune in. I listened to the whole thing in one night. The video is a great look behind the scenes too. Heaven. Of course, Ima buy it too, but I couldn’t resist the awesome.
A couple of great covers from Walk off the Earth. First, Rude, by Magic!
Next up, Say something, by A Great Big World.
Think I got carried away by music this week. Lindsey Stirling, Master of Tides.
And Beyond the Veil. This one caught me, because Fer spends a bit of time there . . . A candidate for the revision soundtrack?
This. Saturday. Can’t. Wait.
And this is fabulous: a fan made his own opening sequence for Doctor Who. Steven Moffatt saw it, and guess what happened? Space.