It's that time again.....mid-month. Is it me or is it sort of crazy that we're in the middle of March?
Here are 12 articles, bits and gems from around the web that got me thinking, laughing and nodding along:
Earlier this month, I wrote about friendships, so when I saw this interview with Zadie Smith, I was intrigued. Smith says, "Adult friendships seem hopelessly diluted." Thoughts?
This is cute. Nearly every psychology/self improvement book I read mentions ol' Pavlov. :)
This parenting article, written by an occupational therapist, is interesting and makes some solid points. I like that she also offers some suggestions as to how we can improve things.
For all of you writers: 10 Rules for Writing Fiction. Number 3 is a rule I've heard many times, yet at a recent writing lecture the writer railed against it. Thoughts?
In The New York Times: Is Motherhood a Sacrifice or a Privilege? Interesting.
This article on fake news is fascinating and....scary.
I am really tempted to make this Super-Fudgy Flourless Chocolate Cake. It's really hard to find gluten-free recipes that don't involve a thousand different flour substitutes. But quinoa?
I think we all need something like this in our communities. Can you imagine not just the food benefit but the community feel?
This blog post on how to limit robocalls on your smart phone makes me mad. I don't know why we have to download apps and upgrade hardware just to stop people from harassing us. There should be an opt-in list for marketing calls, not an opt-out list.
This article from The New Yorker on Reddit and detoxifying the Internet is fascinating. I am a Reddit sometimes fan. I can get sucked into a subreddit spin of comments like nobody's business. But I'm not a daily user and sometimes find it overwhelming. Anyway....read on.
I'll be making these Norwegian Oat Cookies pronto - the kids need something wholesome to snack on instead of begging me to buy Doriotos.
I'm really tempted to add this novel to my Audible list. Has anyone read it?
Among all of these articles, my favorite quote comes from The New Yorker's article titled, "Reddit and the Struggle to Detoxify the Internet":
What is the line between authenticity and toxicity?
That one has me thinking. It applies to so much more than just our online personas. This is a question for life in general, I think.
I hope everyone has blue skies on the horizon. Spring is right around the corner!