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Using the below keywords for loose inspiration, I’m sharing a little bit of everything I’ve come across and liked, bookmarked, saved, or added to a wishlist. Hopefully it gives you something to like, link, read, make, or get for your own.


LOOK
Rachel Carson: She set out to save a species… us. An American Experience film, PBS.

LISTEN
Hold by Vera Blue.

LAUGH
Get a puppy, they said.

CREATE
Recycle/reuse eggshells as cute, wee pots for growing seeds.

READ
How the Trump-Russia Data Machine Games Google to Fool Americans. By Roger Sollenberger for Paste Magazine.

RESTORE
How Falconry Turned One Man’s Life Right-Side Up. By Scott Weidensaul & Greg Kahn for Audubon.

CRAVE
Next time you’re in NYC (or Philly): Big Gay Ice Cream (or take a special trip just to get some!).


Please feel free to comment with your own recs and/or if any links are broken.

Link-Up

Link-Up

Using the below keywords for loose inspiration, I’m sharing a little bit of everything I’ve come across and liked, bookmarked, saved, or added to a wishlist. Hopefully it gives you something to like, link, read, make, or get for your own.


LOOK
The Keepers. A skillfully wrought & wrenching, multilayered documentary that begins with the unsolved case of a nun’s murder and goes to places darker, and deeper. On Netflix.

LISTEN
You Must Remember This podcast. About the secret and/or forgotten histories of Hollywood’s first century.

LAUGH
Adorbs baby hippo Fiona discovers bubbles. And isn’t sure about them. From the Cincinnati Zoo.

CREATE
Change. Buy this bracelet, fund the removal of garbage from our oceans. By 4ocean.

READ
Stanley Greene, a war photographer who stayed when others left. By Jon Lee Anderson for The New Yorker.

RESTORE
Full cloud inversion at the Grand Canyon. Filmed as part of the skyglowproject.

CRAVE
Season Four of Hannibal. Ugh, just please make it already. <3


Please feel free to comment with your own recs and/or if any links are broken.

Link-Up

Link-Up

Using the below keywords for loose inspiration, I’m sharing a little bit of everything I’ve come across and liked, bookmarked, saved, or added to a wishlist. Hopefully it gives you something to like, link, read, make, or get for your own.


LOOK
The Rare Archival Photos Behind ‘Killers of the Flower Moon.’ By David Grann (read the book, too).

LISTEN
Chris Cornell covers Nothing Compares 2 U. Love you, Chris.

LAUGH
Check out the #BillMeetScienceTwitter hashtag. Not a guffaw, but definitely makes you smile–and feel inspired.

CREATE
(Some of these) “Miracle” Pinterest recipes, tested by Buzzfeed contributor Hannah Loewentheil.

READ
The Most Important Scientist You’ve Never Heard Of. By Lucas Reilly.

RESTORE
Cornell Labs FeederWatch webcams. This one is the Sapsucker Woods feeders. Watch for the gorgeous Baltimore Oriole males coming in for fresh orange.

CRAVE
If you have cats who go outdoors, get this awesome bird-saving accessory for them. Save birb lives and it’s super cute!


Please feel free to comment with your own recs and/or if any links are broken.

Link-Up

Link-Up

Using the below keywords for loose inspiration, I’m sharing a little bit of everything I’ve come across and liked, bookmarked, saved, or added to a wishlist. Hopefully it gives you something to like, link, read, make, or get for your own.


LOOK
Camera Angles and Movement: Sergio Leone, Tavern scene, in Once Upon a Time in the West. Superb analysis of an iconic scene. By wolfcrow.

LISTEN
Longtime fave of mine Faith Salie discusses gay romance and his books with my boo Damon Suede. On Audible (Authorized).

LAUGH
My Secret Life: Ciaran Hinds, actor, 57. Be charmed even more with this in-brief profile.

CREATE
Change. Join ACLU’s People Power project. Learn your rights, learn how to protect others’ rights, get involved.

READ
Me, myself and I || NYC Blue. Loneliness can be a shameful hunger, a shell, a dangerous landscape of shadowy figures. But it is also a gift. By Olivia Laing @ Aeon.

RESTORE
Decorah Bald Eagles live stream. Three eggs in the nest! I’ve watched these diligent, caring & successful parents for years. Every season brings me joy.

CRAVE
Warm Lemon Pudding Cakes. What more do you need to know.


Please feel free to comment with your own recs and/or if any links are broken.

Link-Up

Link-Up

Using the below keywords for loose inspiration, I’m sharing a little bit of everything I’ve come across and liked, bookmarked, saved, or added to a wishlist. Hopefully it gives you something to like, link, read, make, or get for your own.


LOOK
Humpback whale breach, filmed as never seen before. Breathtaking!

LISTEN
Greg Laswell: Landline. Wonderful album.

LAUGH
Mads Mikkelsen Wins Staring Contest on Danish Late Night Talk Show.

CREATE
Drawings! Quick, Draw: Can a neural network learn to recognize doodles? Help it by adding yours.

READ
I Was a Muslim in Trump’s White House by Rumana Ahmed. When President Obama left, I stayed on at the National Security Council in order to serve my country. I lasted eight days.

RESTORE
Bird feeder cam footage. I love to watch the busy birds come and go.

CRAVE
Traveling to every one of these wonders, hidden away in the National Parks.


Please feel free to comment with your own recs and/or if any links are broken.

Link-Up

Link-Up

Using the below keywords for loose inspiration, I’m sharing a little bit of everything I’ve come across and liked, bookmarked, saved, or added to a wishlist. Hopefully it gives you something to like, link, read, make, or get for your own.


LOOK
Floats on Parade! First Rose Bowl game and parade, 1902. From Smithsonian American History Museum.

LISTEN
Keep America Moving Forward. President Obama’s weekly radio address from 12.31.16.

LAUGH
The 30 most important cats from 2016. From Buzzfeed.

CREATE
Change. Indivisible: A Practical Guide for Resisting the Trump Agenda.

READ
Best of Science 2016. From Longreads.

RESTORE
5 Ideas for Making it an Unforgettable Year in National Parks.

CRAVE
The Simple Elephant – Best Agenda Day Planner, complete with encouragement, gratitude reminders, vision board buildability, and stickers.


Please feel free to comment with your own recs and/or if any links are broken.

Link-Up

Link-Up

Using the below keywords for loose inspiration, I’m sharing a little bit of everything I’ve come across and liked, bookmarked, saved, or added to a wishlist. Hopefully it gives you something to like, link, read, make, or get for your own.


LOOK
The Aurora Borealis over Gates of the Arctic National Park.

LISTEN
Josh Groban’s rendition of O Holy Night. One of my favorite versions of one of my favorite Christmas songs.

LAUGH
Boy writes to Lego after losing a piece. Lego sends an awesome response.

CREATE
The perfect holiday gift, a tasty treat, an old Southern standby: Spiced Tea Mix. During the holidays I make batches, put the tea mix in jars I’ve saved over the year, add ribbon and a pretty paper medallion on the lid with instructions, and pass them out like it’s my job!

READ
Local and global forces unite to save Madagascar’s Radiated Tortoise.

RESTORE
Birdfeeder cam videos. From the Sabal Palm Sanctuary.

CRAVE
Everything Peppermint Flavored in Trader Joe’s line of holiday treats. I go just a little bit OTT buying various peppermint treats every year–so tasty! so holiday! so yay! I could go on. *nomnom*


Please feel free to comment with your own recs and/or if any links are broken.

Link-Up

Link-Up

Using the below keywords for loose inspiration, I’m sharing a little bit of everything I’ve come across and liked, bookmarked, saved, or added to a wishlist. Hopefully it gives you something to like, link, read, make, or get for your own.


LOOK
Satellite image of the Lamplugh Glacier landslide — “about 10 km with a mass of around about 150 million tonnes.” From the Landslide Blog.

LISTEN
Oh Wonder: All We Do. I really like this song! Had it on repeat a lot lately.

LAUGH
Couple Encounters a Black Metal Band in Woods During Engagement Shoot. As fantastic as the headline sounds. \m/

CREATE
Change. You too can be this awesome guy, in your state, city, neighborhood. Stand up to hate, fear, oppression, in whatever way you can.

READ
Where Am I Now by Mara Wilson. Having just finished this book I definitely don’t mind getting on the bandwagon to recommend it. Wilson is witty, honest, insightful, and courageous–by turns and all at the same time. Take the book an essay at a time or read in one satisfying go.

RESTORE
Time-Lapse: A Hypnotic Look at Voyageurs National Park. From MoreThanJustParks.com.

CRAVE
Brandy Alexander Pie. My family has a tradition of toasting the New Year with Brandy Alexanders. Maybe we should add pie to that.


Please feel free to comment with your own recs and/or if any links are broken.

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Link-Up

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Using the below keywords for loose inspiration, I’m sharing a little bit of everything I’ve come across and liked, bookmarked, saved, or added to a wishlist. Hopefully it gives you something to like, link, read, make, or get for your own.


LOOK
Le Fantôme: a Jake Scott film starring Mads Mikkelsen and the new Ford Edge.

LISTEN
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen/We Three Kings by The Barenaked Ladies with Sarah McLachlan.

LAUGH
Koala Shows Up With A Surprise For The People Who Saved Her Life Years Ago. From The Dodo.

CREATE
88 Outstanding Craft Projects Using Glass Jars from Felt Magnet. Tis the season to craft holiday gifts!

READ
The Daily Beast ongoing Lost Masterpieces feature. Neato & fascinating ‘masterpieces’ are discussed and examined. Includes ‘The Mystery of FDR’s Final Portrait,’ ‘North Korea’s Best Building Is Empty,’ and ‘Where Is Lincoln’s Lost Slavery Speech?’

RESTORE
Plant some trees (The National Forest Foundation will do the hard part). The NFF will plant a tree for every $1 you give to our tree-planting programs, helping restore National Forests damaged by wildfire, insects, disease and other impacts. Wonderful to do anytime, but this is also a lovely, lasting & unique gift for anyone with blanks on their holiday list.

CRAVE
Keebler Limited Batch Peppermint Fudge Stripes Cookies. I bought a pack on a whim and discovered they were delicious. I’m almost angry I like them so much. (Keebler.com doesn’t have a direct link for them–hope you find some at your local grocer!)


Please feel free to comment with your own recs and/or if any links are broken.

Link-Up

Link-Up

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Using the below keywords for loose inspiration, I’m sharing a little bit of everything I’ve come across and liked, bookmarked, saved, or added to a wishlist. Hopefully it gives you something to like, link, read, make, or get for your own.


LOOK
Find Momo. Momo is a border collie. He’s hiding in all of these photos.

LISTEN
The Revolutionary Life of Emma Goldman. Part of the #OrdinaryWomen series.

LAUGH
Photographer captures what kittens look like mid-pounce.

CREATE
Create change. Speak Up: Responding to everyday bigotry. From the SPLCenter.

READ
Boundaries of Taste: Perfection, performance, and the allure of the kids’ menu. Helen Rosner for Guernica.

RESTORE
Be surrounded by elephants in 360.

CRAVE
Luster loft fleece blankets & throws. So soft so cozy.


Please feel free to comment with your own recs and/or if any links are broken.