One habit I’d like to extend into this space more regularly is the venerable linkdump, because I read incessantly and I like sharing what I’ve found. (See also: my Tumblr and, to a lesser extent, which I really should fix, my Twitter.)
Before we get started, though: yes, that is a 1912 Howitzer cannon on the front lawn of a house in Wicker Park. Chicago is awesome, full stop, love, the end.
Do you hate LinkedIn? The Baffler does too.
Do you hate unpaid internships? Matt Bors does too.
Do you love Texas? My friend Terra does too.
Do you ever go “Whoa, I went to high school with that guy”? I do.
Do you ever go “I need a personal essay that will change my life”? Buzzfeed did.
Do you ever *chinhands* at other people’s thoughts on your favorite Shakespeare play? I do, because theroaringgirl really went to town on Cymbeline in the comments here.
Do you wish you could grow stuff and eat it? Growstuff is a social network that has you covered!
Do you ever wonder how to make the perfect chocolate chip cookie for your particular taste? Handle the Heat did, with science!
Do you ever wish you were as excellent as Haitian writer Edwidge Danticat? I do; wow, she’s wonderful.
A thought from an old journal entry:
You know, I think I could really get behind the idea of household deities. Not like lares or anything, I mean the little suckers for whom you leave out a tray of milk at night and you come home and all your dishes are done.
What have you found lately that really tickles your fancy? Flaunt your finds in the comments!