Whatnot, just ’cause:
I don’t have a good capsule for it, but this story of a restaurant outing gone very wrong may be the most affecting post I’ve read this week – thank you, Julie Pippert. But this reflection on facing flaws was also very affecting, but in different ways – so thank you too, Miss Britt.
Bullying doesn’t just affect the victims – here’s a message to the perpetrators.
Do “X minutes per grade level per day” of homework and annual testing milestones really forward the purpose of education: guiding kids to understand how things fit into the big picture?
Once opinion gets mixed in, it’s not reporting – or, why the blogging, tweeting “citizen journalist” is an oxymoron
OK, National Preparedness Month was last month, but it’s not too late to get that emergency kit together and be ready for any disaster (including the zombie apocalypse!)
Getting a little bit meta with this one: does link-love achieve what we expect it to? Also a bit meta, but very solid advice: 8 ways to be a better blogger
I’ve been loving Popdose‘s series on imaginary Beatles albums from the ’70’s, compiling solo tracks that theoretically could have worked as group efforts if the group had still existed (and making me want to find some of these songs for my own collection – when will the Apples come to terms and put the Beatles on iTunes?)
Speaking of the arts…is patronage making a comeback?
Expert advice on how to be annoying on Twitter
- Speed dating, Comic-Con style! (At the New York Comic-Con, that is – will it be coming to San Diego next?)
- Not as related as it sounds: Fashion Hulk speaks out! (And I have to admit I agree with most of her declarations.)
- Sort of related, but not all that much: Gamers, pop-culture junkies, and football fans – this one’s for ALL of you! (FTR: the author of this piece is my son, whom I did NOT name Graysnail.)
Have a great weekend!