|January 30, 2011||Posted by Issa under Blogging|
Here are some interesting items that have recently run across my screen. (Photo by lrargerich)
- “On keeping one’s feet on the ground” from fast grow the weeds is about the calming effects of being involved with farm animals. This post is about goats and cheese, but it resonated with me anyway. There’s certainly a peace of some kind that comes from the care of farm animals, and I’m really looking forward to having pigs again.
- “Empowering infants as people” on API Speaks describes exactly how I would like to relate to my future infant.
- “Because” at Resist racism talks about the ubiquitous and insidious nature of racism. Here’s one quote that really got me:
- “Because although you may hear white people claim that people of color make mountains out of molehills and exaggerate racism and look for racism under every rock, the reality is that people of color deny more racism in a year than white people will acknowledge in a lifetime. It’s a coping mechanism.”
- “The Case Against Buying Christmas Presents” from zenhabits won’t be useful to you again for another 1o months or so. On the other hand, it can take a long time to change your mind about something, and it might be easier to practice thinking differently now rather than in the midst of the Christmas spell.
- “Re-inventing a Junk Food Company” from Fooducate outlines why you should be skeptical when an existing food company tries to re-brand itself as healthy.
- “Praying for peace, promoting war” from Guy McPherson at Nature Bats Last is a far more articulate description than I could muster about why NOT to “support the troops”.
- And so you can go out on a happy note, “How The Grinch Stole Home with Whos On First Base” from The Feminist Breeder made me laugh out loud. It’s an actual conversation she had with her 4 year old that will make you laugh, too.
What do you think of any of these links and/or what have you been reading this week?