I wrote last week that on Mondays at noon, I'll be posting a round-up of links on subjects that are near and dear to my heart. I'll be zeroing in on the recent best of the web about women over forty, writing, vintage and antiques, Wisconsin, and the home. Oh, and pranks.
If you subscribe, you'll continue to receive one weekly email, on Fridays, containing two posts. Thank you so much for your support as I increase the effort put into this blog. Your time is extremely valuable, as is the space in your email box, so I continually endeavor to bring you consistently good content. Or to make you laugh.
(Like this week, I'm traveling in Canada, on an expired passport because I can't read the small print anymore. I thought the expiration date said 2016, not 2015. The customs people were not amused by my tired eyes. And it didn't help that I was born in Iran. They let me enter but now the question is, will the U.S. let me back in? I'll let you know on Friday. Cue the nervous laugh.)
- This article about things that are disappearing from our homes just killed me. Because I still own, love, (and sometimes sell, see photo above) many of the objects that are becoming more and more obsolete in an early 21st-century home.
- Talk about disappearing, the significance of the teacher's desk in the classroom and why this teacher got rid of his.
- Again on the subject of disappearing, the rules of grammar and this writer's dirty and hilarious ode to it.
- A woman who refused to disappear: I so enjoyed reading the obituary of Dr. Frances Kelsey, the woman who was accused of being "a fussy, stubborn, unreasonable bureaucrat" when she denied F.D.A. approval for thalidomide, the drug that caused thousands upon thousands of monstrous birth defects in babies in the 1960s.
- The prankster in me absolutely loved this blogger's approach to spam emails.
- A super chic line of packaging from the French company Paper Tigre. They used origami to influence their design of perfume bottles.
- Writer Margaret Atwood (Alias Grace, winner of The Booker Prize) is so awesome to follow on Twitter. She is an environmentalist and last week, she tweeted about this family-owned Wisconsin shrimp farm, Dairyland Shrimp. I'm planning an afternoon drive to buy their shrimp which, unlike the stuff in the grocery store, is NOT chlorinated, and NOT artificially colored. Email me if you want to tag along.
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