5 Interesting Links for 01-15-2021

Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. Diplomacy (Anthropology) The anthology containing my story A Magical Brew was inspired by the influence of beer on civilization. When I saw this article, I couldn’t pass up the chance … Continue reading

5 Interesting Links for 01-01-2021

Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. Finances (Health) Financial difficulty, stemming from missed payments for example, may be an early warning sign of dementia. This discovery could make early detection valuable, even in the absence of … Continue reading

5 Interesting Links for 12-18-2020

Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. Nature (Art) Artist Lisa Stevens goes by the tag seaurchin, a hint to her source of inspiration. Her works are inspired by coral in both their color and shapes. I … Continue reading

5 Interesting Links for 12-04-2020

Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. Diaspora (Culture) This is an older essay, in response to another essay, that explores cultural appropriation in the context of forced African Diaspora. It raises interesting points about both appropriation … Continue reading

Fairy Tales Punk’d edited by Phoebe Darqueling

The retellings included in Fairy Tales Punk’d are quite wide in scope, choosing fairy tales I know and ones new to me as well as more modern folk tales. Their genres vary from sweet retellings to twists with darker, although … Continue reading

Things That Make Me Smile No. 233: Steampunk Holiday Music

I entered the post-NaNo slump once I wrote my last words in November, and so have little to tell you. I made some progress on Apprentice for Seeds Among the Stars fans, though. Pending the feedback from others, it might … Continue reading

5 Interesting Links for 11-27-2020

Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. Disability Advocates (Interesting People) Miss America and Miss Wheelchair Virginia, Camille Schrier and Ryann Kress, are combining efforts to use their public platform to raise disability awareness. They both suffer … Continue reading

5 Interesting Links for 11-20-2020

Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. Research (Exercise) With the popularity of step counters to measure exercise and healthy behavior, recent studies are trying to determine whether the 10,000-step goal is anything more than a marketing … Continue reading

5 Interesting Links for 11-13-2020

Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. History (Entertainment) Video, and now streaming, rental companies may have thought themselves innovators, but an examination of newspaper advertisements from the mid-to-late 1800s suggests an earlier incarnation. The video equivalent … Continue reading

5 Interesting Links for 11-06-2020

Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. Worship (Archeology) Remnants found in a mithraeum from around 1600 years ago in Italy paint an interesting picture of the worship offered the god Mithras as well as others, likely … Continue reading