Long-time readers (Hi, Holly!) know I’m about as crafty as … as … as a person who isn’t very crafty. But I love looking at other people’s crafting ideas. That’s why I was so happy to find Tiny Rotten Peanuts, a blog by artist/mom Jeanette Nyberg, who sounds like somebody I’d love to know, even if she does hate kale. That just leave more for me, right? She has lots of arts and crafts for children, including wee ones, so some of her stuff even I could do. Macaroni necklaces, anyone?
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy has a new website! You do know Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, don’t you? OMG! The swing! The smokin’ hot SWING!!
The Armchair Squid is all kinds of awesome, but I’m especially tripped out about The Cephalopod Coffeehouse, a monthly blog hop of book posts. Last month, I learned about the Thug Kitchen cookbook when it was reviewed at Hungry Enough to Eat Six.
Finally, here’s a thoughtful article from the New York Times pondering What Makes a Woman? With male-to-female gender reassignment so much in the news lately, there’s a certain amount of confusion about where support for one demographic’s choices becomes denial of another demographic’s reality, and it can be a false issue that obscures both demographics’ unity. When I talk about women, I’m talking about people who identify as women and/or people who were assigned female at birth. If you consider yourself a woman, and I say something about women, I’m potentially talking about you. If what I say doesn’t apply to you, I’m not. Deal? Deal.
A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: What’s your main character’s favorite book? What’s the best book they’ve read recently?