5 Interesting Links for 07-19-2019

Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. Mayans (Anthropology) An examination of Mayan art appears to define chocolate as a trade currency, but some caution taking this evidence too broadly. (Via Victoria L. Szulc) https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/06/maya-civilization-used-chocolate-money Sculpture (Art) … Continue reading

5 Interesting Links for 07-12-2019

Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. Sculpture (Art) Similar to geocaching, this sculpture makes a treasure map and encourages the curious to follow it through the woods to discover wonders. (Via Phoebe Darqueling) http://canyouactually.com/giants-made-from-wood/ Behavior (Cats) … Continue reading

5 Interesting Links for 07-05-2019

Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. Resources (History) Contemporary accounts of historical events can be tricky to come by, so this collection of Harper’s Weekly from the U.S. Civil War could be useful in establishing speech … Continue reading

Once Upon a Monster: A Disability Narrative

The tale I will tell you today has all the proper emotional down and upswings, heroes, and even a happy ending of sorts, but it’s not some great myth or epic. This is the story of a mobility assistive device. … Continue reading

5 Interesting Links for 06-28-2019

Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. Flash (Fiction) A quick, but deep story about intent I quite enjoyed. Of Jinns, Jellybeans and Kmart Underwear by Elizabeth Ho. https://dailysciencefiction.com/fantasy/modern-fantasy/elizabeth-ho/of-jinns-jellybeans-and-kmart-underwear Airships (History) Planning to include an airship in … Continue reading

Things That Make Me Smile No.171: Archeology

Archeology is an interest of mine with the Persian, Egyptian, and Greek areas as my focus thanks to the digs and artifacts I explored as a child. This video offers a glimpse into some of the struggles found (and overcome) … Continue reading

5 Interesting Links for 06-21-2019

Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. Topiary (Art) A quick description of topiary along with lovely pictures of a sizeable, green dragon. (Via Phoebe Darqueling) https://www.boredpanda.com/dragon-shaped-hedge-topiary-john-brooker/ Walking (Health) Walking is good for your health, but studies … Continue reading

Things That Make Me Smile No.170: Musical Steam

Steampunk functions on the premise that society remained on steam power rather than shifting to combustion engine designs as happened in our timeline. People often assume a fantastical element in some of the more mundane steam designs because they’ve never … Continue reading

5 Interesting Links for 06-14-2019

Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. Baking (Art) Lauren Ko has been delighting Instagram followers with her beautiful pies. She’s inspired by an artwork or just follows the path color and pattern leads her, figuring out … Continue reading

5 Interesting Links for 06-07-2019

Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. Accessibility (Concerts) While I’m not a fan of big rock concerts, some of my favorite music memories come from outdoor festivals. It’s lovely to see the efforts being made to … Continue reading