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Friday Links: Amazing Bookstore, Natural Kids, Litany, and a Marley-Mumia Encounter

February 7th, 2013 · 4 Comments

Livraria Lello:  I posted a couple of photos from this incredible bookstore in Porto, Portugal to my Pinterest account. Wow! That woodwork! That staircase! Natural Kids: Recent academic research shows that when nature elements are incorporated into playgrounds kids have more fun, are more active and utilize more motor skills. And getting them out of [...]

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Friday Links: Cute Kittens, Mistaken Maples, and Siberian Hermits

January 31st, 2013 · 11 Comments

Happy Imbolc or St Brighid’s Day, the awakening of the land to the coming spring. The days are getting longer and lighter! My friend Waverly has a great blog post about this part of the wheel of the year. The Power of Cute: New research has revealed that looking at cute images of baby animals doesn’t [...]

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Friday Links: Netherfield, Parisian Kale, Salted Chocolate, and Hay Hooks

January 18th, 2013 · 4 Comments

Netherfield Ball +200: The BBC is staging a re-creating an entire Regency ball – to mark the 200th anniversary of Pride And Prejudice. I have always been enamored of the mannered domesticity in Miss Austen’s novels.  In a 90-minute special, experts will re-stage the planning and rehearsals for an early 19th century ball, as well [...]

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Friday Links: Alcoholic Monkeys, Swedish Candles, and Procrastination

January 10th, 2013 · No Comments

Public Domain Class of 2013 The works of these authors go into the public domain this year across the European Union, Russia, Brazil, Israel, and other places with a sensible author’s life + 70 years copyright policy (not the USA…). Lucy Maude Montgomery! Get Up And Move About The Cabin “Research published in separate medical [...]

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Friday Links: Gingerbread Brownstones, Dangerous Dancing, and Ancient Trees

December 14th, 2012 · 3 Comments

Cinema Bookstore: El Ateneo Grand Splendid in Buenos Aires is one of the most dramatic bookstores in the world, because the space was converted from an ornate cinema. Natural Playgrounds: In Canada, some cities are building “natural playgrounds” that swap swings, slides and monkey bars for boulders, grassy hills and trees. Costa Rica Bans Hunting: [...]

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Friday Links: Holiday Craft Projects

December 7th, 2012 · 5 Comments

I’ve written before on this blog about simple gifts and “The Sanctity of Giving.”  I love gifts, and I don’t believe opting out of holiday commercialism has to mean a moratorium on giving.  This week I’m sharing a few suggestions from the Tangled Nest archives: craft projects that can bring a handmade simplicity to your [...]

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Friday Links: Hobbit Home, Pigeon Code, Friendly Sharks

November 30th, 2012 · 3 Comments

Maybe it’s the Hobbit zeitgeist, or maybe it’s the dark rainy Seattle days making me yearn for coziness–whatever it is, I want to live in this cottage! (Heidi’s blog details how she built it). What’s not to love about this feature on the ten grumpiest authors in literary history? Especially since it leads off with [...]

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Friday Links: Beekeeping Donkeys and Rooster-free Eggs

November 23rd, 2012 · 3 Comments

Happy Friday! I’m trying a new feature where I share a roundup of links at the end of each week, for your weekend perusal. Let me know what you think. Beekeeping Donkey: I love this story from Brazil about Boneco the beekeper’s donkey, and his custom-made donkey-sized beekeeper’s suit. The Best Voicemail Ever: Our friend [...]

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