#MicroblogMonday 66: Thankfulness

Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is? Read the inaugural post which explains the idea and how you can participate too. ******* If you live in the US, you likely spent the last five days either cooking a big meal, consuming a big meal, and/or perusing the big sales ....more

Mental Sampler 7

By now, I am sure you have read about the fertility-enhancing worm....more

5 Ways to Spread Love on the Internet Right Now

If you want to carry over the warm buzz of Thanksgiving and offer up some good cheer for shoppers to open when they get home from their gift acquiring adventures, I present my own version of Cyber Monday. ...more
Your point about writing a meaningful comment is a good reminder. Reading and commenting on ...more

572nd Friday Blog Roundup

It is so quiet on the Internet today....more


I read about Nina Keneally’s services on a few sites, and I didn’t know how I felt about it....more

The Welcome Table: An Annual Online Thanksgiving Meal

[Melissa stands up, taps her fork against her glass, and clears her throat. The conversation around the table dies down, and she suddenly knows how Dumbledore feels as he delivers his Welcome-Back-to-Hogwarts speech. She considers, as always, growing a long white beard before next year’s meal....more

#MicroblogMondays 65: Modes of Transportation

Not sure what #MicroblogMondays is? Read the inaugural post which explains the idea and how you can participate too. ******* It’s Thanksgiving week in the United States....more

Island Farewell

I knew before I clicked over which island in the Chesapeake Mental Floss was referring to, though I sort of hoped that the magazine was mistakenly writing about Holland Island, which sank into the bay years ago, the final house collapsing recently into the water. But no, they were writing about how climate change is […] ...more

571st Friday Blog Roundup

This has been a hard week to stomach social media and politics and opinions of the general public. It’s not that I haven’t observed disturbing statements on Facebook prior to this point, but I’ve been more disillusioned with politicians and citizens in general when it comes to discussion concerning the Syrian refugees. These are people […] ...more

How to Get From Thanksgiving to New Years When You’re Not in the Mood

I’ve written a post like this every year, bringing together all the advice from the years before (my own and what appeared in the comment section) and then opening it up to additional ideas (which will be brought next year into the new post as well). Because this time of year can be both impossibly […] ...more