Month: October 2016

Girls’ Globe — Discover

The Girls’ Globe website is the central hub of an international network of bloggers and activists who fight gender inequality and promote women’s and girls’ rights around the world. via Girls’ Globe — Discover

Present-Day Witchcraft: Seven Stories About Witches — Discover

Emily Perper compiles seven longreads about the modern rituals of witchcraft and how they inform our past. via Present-Day Witchcraft: Seven Stories About Witches — Discover

Road To Recovery Continues For Those Who Turned To Drugs After Sandy — CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The devastating impact of Sandy is still being felt by those who turned to drugs after the storm hit. Ken Brown, 53, of Far Rockaway, was among those in drug treatment who fell back into old habits when Superstorm Sandy hit on Oct. 29, 2012. “The telephones were out, there was… via Road To Recovery Continues For Those Who Turned To … Read More Road To Recovery Continues For Those Who Turned To Drugs After Sandy — CBS New York

Happy International Internet Day (Plus: Cats!) — Discover

October 29, 1969: we sent the first tiny bit of data from one computer to another, and the world was never the same. via Happy International Internet Day (Plus: Cats!) — Discover

The 100 Project in Detroit — Discover

“46% of the small businesses in America are off the grid, meaning they are operating without a website. The idea of 100 Project is to transform small businesses in Detroit by getting 100 Detroit neighborhood businesses on the grid.” via The 100 Project in Detroit — Discover

A Place to Find Our Words: Bloggers and Their Writing Spaces — Discover

“I seek a place free from distraction allowing me to be alone with my thoughts and the blank page.” Five bloggers tell us about their writing spaces. via A Place to Find Our Words: Bloggers and Their Writing Spaces — Discover

THE SCARIEST THING — SERENDIPITY

I was terrified. Was it a big hairy spider? A home invader? A tornado? A threatened lawsuit? A burst pipe? A volcanic eruption (in New England, that would really be something else!) … ? No. My computer refused to boot. It got to the “welcome” screen then just sat there. Going around and around and around. […] via THE SCARIEST THING — SERENDIPITY

Twenty Good Reasons to Visit Yorkshire — Have Bag, Will Travel

In one shop we were invited to choose a white rose from a basket because today, as it turned out, was ’Yorkshire Day’. Yorkshire Day is 1 August to promote and celebrate the historic English county of Yorkshire. It all began in 1975 started by the Yorkshire Ridings Society, initially in Beverley, as a protest movement against the Local Government re-organisation of 1974. via Twenty … Read More Twenty Good Reasons to Visit Yorkshire — Have Bag, Will Travel

Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump Trade Barbs at Charity Event — The Candidates One Seat Apart — Cardinal Timothy Dolan Serves as Referee — Peace and Freedom

Republican candidate jokes about pardoning rival; Democratic nominee derides suggestion of performance-enhancing drugs From left, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, Cardinal Timothy Dolan and Republican nominee Donald Trump share a moment at the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner at New York’s Waldorf Astoria on Thursday. PHOTO: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE/GETTY IMAGES . By JANET HOOK and […] via Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump Trade Barbs at … Read More Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump Trade Barbs at Charity Event — The Candidates One Seat Apart — Cardinal Timothy Dolan Serves as Referee — Peace and Freedom

Stats, Stats, and More Stats: Sites for Your Daily Dose of Data — Discover

To celebrate World Statistics Day, here are 10 blogs and websites dedicated to data. via Stats, Stats, and More Stats: Sites for Your Daily Dose of Data — Discover

Wings Clipped – Rachel Dacus — panoply, a literary zine

Reaching too far in arabesque I may have cracked the two bony flaps on my vertebra through. The seam is clear in the x-ray, an injury that self-soldered. I can’t recall, nor can my parents, when their child broke her back in such a crash. I only have the mirror image: straining to hold my … Continue reading Wings Clipped – Rachel Dacus via Wings … Read More Wings Clipped – Rachel Dacus — panoply, a literary zine

Fleeting Instances: A Conversation with Street Photographer Lignum Draco — Discover

Lignum Draco is the pseudonym of a street photographer based in Sydney, Australia. You might recognize his candid portraits, guest photo challenges at The Daily Post, and images of the Sydney Opera House. We recently had the chance to ask Lignum about his inspiration, his favorite photographic techniques, and his pseudonym. What draws you to […] via Fleeting Instances: A Conversation with Street Photographer Lignum … Read More Fleeting Instances: A Conversation with Street Photographer Lignum Draco — Discover